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NYCís Mayor Bloomberg Blames Uptick In Crime On Thieves Coveting All Those iPhones
Consumerist ^

Posted on 12/28/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by SMGFan

At any given moment, the streets of New York City are like a veritable sea, teeming with fish (people) tempting thieves with their pockets full of shiny, new electronic gadgets. And that preponderance of highly-coveted technology, including Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads, is why the city’s major crime rate has risen this year, says NYC’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Thieves have been going after your gotta-have-it products, resulting in a wee boost to NYC’s annual crime index. That stat also covers felonies, grand larceny and robbery. Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show today (via the New York Times’ City Blog) that there were 3,484 more major crimes this year than last year, with an increase of 3,890 Apple product thefts. The city maintains that if you take Apple out of the equation, major crime would be down instead of up by 3.3%. The police department logged 108,432 major crimes for the year, up from 104,948 in 2011. “If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year,” said Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary. He added that this is unprecedented, because so many people are lugging around so much expensive equipment, a phenomenon that hasn’t happened in earlier years.

Bloomberg says he isn’t even including theft of other devices like the Samsung Galaxy in his totals, that’s how prevalent the targeting of Apple products is. So how can people cut down on such thefts? It’s all in the clothes, says the mayor. None of that baggy stuff, okay? “Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was — if somebody put their hand in your pocket, not just an outside coat pocket,” the mayor said.

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Now if there was a chance someone had a weapon in their pocket.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 2:22:23 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

hey bloomie! why not ban them? that sems to be your MO


2 posted on 12/28/2012 2:24:16 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SMGFan

Check their I.D. Mayor BloominIdiot. The criminals are probably from Cleveland...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio


3 posted on 12/28/2012 2:26:46 PM PST by PGalt
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To: camle

> hey bloomie! why not ban them? that sems to be your MO

LOL!!

My very first thought, exactly.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 2:28:19 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

the man’s a blooming idiot!


5 posted on 12/28/2012 2:33:05 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

When iPads are outlawed....


6 posted on 12/28/2012 2:38:39 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa
When iPads are outlawed....

ROFLMAO! Funniest post I've seen (this month?)!

(it's good to laugh) Thanks. BTTT!

7 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SMGFan
Soooo.....

the iPhones and iPads were "asking for it"?

Where they behaving as iPuts?

We have yet to plumb the debts of stupidity possessed by the average DemonRat.

8 posted on 12/28/2012 2:50:19 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Where they behaving as iPuts?

Written with my iPutz. Sheesh!

9 posted on 12/28/2012 2:52:11 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: SMGFan

Were they Assault iPhones, with a hi-capacity battery and screen suppressor?


10 posted on 12/28/2012 3:05:05 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SMGFan

Bloomie wants to ban Cell Phnes and go back to pay phones scattered around.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 3:05:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: camle

Bloomberg would have made a great Reichssicherheitsfuhrer.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 3:27:48 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SMGFan

Ban large soda drinks
Ban smoking
Ban salt and snack food
Ban iPhones
Ban .......

What has become of Fun City?


13 posted on 12/28/2012 3:40:37 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: SMGFan

Oh, how this jackass makes me nostalgic for Ed Koch. Even little Gen’ral Dinkins was was head and shoulders above bloomberg.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 3:42:49 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: SMGFan
Can't people just have their assistants carry the iPhones for them?
15 posted on 12/28/2012 3:50:09 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: SMGFan

This in the city that bills itself as ‘the big apple’. ROFL
The irony is priceless.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 3:52:57 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: SMGFan

What a load of crap.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 3:53:29 PM PST by Morris70
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To: SMGFan

Bloomburg is scum, agreed. But notwithstanding Bloomburg, the homocide rate in NYC — notably absent from the article — is about to hit an all-time low. In a city of 8.4 million people, there have been about 430 homocides year-to-date.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 3:54:22 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: camle

Ban them no. The government can just buy one for everyone. If everyone has one then no one will have steal them/sarc.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 4:21:00 PM PST by Revel
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To: SMGFan

“Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was — if somebody put their hand in your pocket, not just an outside coat pocket,”

If I am not mistaken the victim of the latest phone stealing/shooting gave the Obama sons his phone.
So if Big Gulp Mike thinks it will stop if your phone is
tightly in your pocket of your tight fitting clothes I think he is wrong they will just shoot it right out of your pocket.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 4:27:30 PM PST by funfan
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To: camle

hey bloomie! why not ban them? that sems to be your MO
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

You have to ‘think’ (I know redundant) like a Lib.

In order to keep people from stealing just GIVE one to everybody, plus jackets, shoes, groceries, gas etc then there will be absolutely no need to steal.

Though I think the ‘Gangster Element’ will find sufficient reason to continue their activites.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 4:37:12 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: SMGFan

How about banning the new NYC fad of pushing people off the platform into an oncoming train. But then, of course, one must ask if the alleged victim was in fact a criminal consumer of a large sugary drink, a smoker, a salt taker or just a designated “hater” that really deserved the nudge into the train?


22 posted on 12/28/2012 5:50:46 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: SMGFan
So now "properity is the root of crime" is the liberal's mantra?

This country is in need of a revolution of the working stiffs.

23 posted on 12/28/2012 11:12:20 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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