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  • NYC, “Safest Big City,” Systematically Falsifying Crime Statistics

    08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Every gun controller’s favorite Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is awfully proud of his city’s crimefighting record. He never misses a chance to tell someone holding a mic that New York is the safest big city in the country. And he usually trots this claim out following a gang-related shooting or when a cop takes a bullet in the line of duty. Right after first decrying the prevalence of guns in America, that is . . . In fact, Hizzoner practically busted his buttons during last weekend’s National Night Out, blowing the New York safety horn yet again. nypost.com has the quote:...
  • Interview request to Ohio mayor sets off alarms for Bloomberg, Media Matters(Gun Control)

    08/11/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Jesse Hathaway
    Before responding to a May 2012 interview request from conservative news organization Media Trackers Ohio, an employee of Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman forwarded the request to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a liberal D.C. consultant, who immediately alerted liberal organization Media Matters for America. The Coleman staffer, R. Lee Roberts, is the Ohio chairman of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a pro-gun control lobbying group. Coleman, a Democrat, receives a salary from MAIG but works from Coleman’s office and participates in a taxpayer-funded retirement plan. Media Trackers has since used public records to prove Roberts...
  • NYC Mayor Blows Up At Reporter Over Gun Control Question (VIDEO)(laugh till you barf)

    08/08/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wpix.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | MARY MURPHY
    QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings." The Mayor got testy with yours truly--Mary Murphy--when I questioned him Monday about the June sale of 28-thousand pounds of spent, shell casings from the NYPD's firing range in the Bronx….to an ammunition dealer in Georgia. Bloomberg explained that competitive bidding allows anyone to buy scrap metal--and he suspects "some bullet manufacturer probably bought some to say, 'Gotcha'". The mayor has angered many...
  • Cops: 7 Shot in Three Boroughs Overnight (NYC)

    08/08/2012 5:28:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    NBC 4 NY ^ | 8/8/12 | Katherine Creag
    At least seven people were shot in three boroughs across New York City overnight, police say. Three teenagers were shot in a Bronx playground at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen, a 14-year-old girl shot in the left thigh and an 18-year-old boy hit in the upper chest.
  • Cops hunt slasher in Bronx

    08/07/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/7/12 | HELEN FREUND
    A man and a woman were randomly attacked in the Bronx in separate incidents after a knife-wielding madman walked up to them and slashed them across the face and neck, cops said. The suspect approached both victims within 24 hours of each other on the same street in Williamsbridge. He never said a word to either victim and didn’t try to steal anything, cops said.
  • Bloomberg Blasts "Deafening Silence" On Guns From Obama And Romney

    08/06/2012 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ ^ | August 6, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bemoaned Monday what he called a "deafening silence" on gun control from the two presidential candidates after a pair of high-profile shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin killed a combined 18 people. Long an outspoken advocate for tighter restrictions on guns, Bloomberg originally called on President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to lay out their respective plans on stemming gun violence after 12 people were shot at a movie theater outside Denver on July 20.
  • What Mayor Bloomberg Doesn't Know About Police and Guns

    08/01/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT · by ThomasHart · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr
    In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Colorado, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on police to join him in fighting for more gun control: "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike." It is illegal for police to go on strike, and Mr. Bloomberg later backed off his statement. But the mayor is just as far off the mark in his assumption that police agree with him on gun control. Take the annual survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police of...
  • Mommy Bloomberg - force new mothers to breast feed their children?1?1!

    07/30/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Fred · 37 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 073012 | New York Sun Editorial
    The latest from New York’s commissioner of mental hygiene is that maternity wards in New York are going to start locking up their baby formula so as to force new mothers to breast feed their children. This scheme, according to the report in the New York Post, will start in 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals September 3. It’s part of the so-called “Latch on NYC” initiative the mental hygiene commissioner sprung on the city in May. The idea seems to be that New Yorkers elected the mayor to station the commissioner, Dr. Thos. Farley, between each newborn and his...
  • Gun Lovers: New York's Nanny Bloomberg Won't Protect You

    07/30/2012 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Moran Brittany
    I have just about had enough of NYC nanny, uh, Mayor, Bloomberg.  He has finally gone over the cliff with his comments last week on CNN.  In response to the horrific shooting in Colorado, his remedy is once again, to control and take away our freedoms, i.e., our second amendment rights.  Nanny Bloomberg says "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," Bloomberg told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to...
  • Bloomberg becomes a laughingstock

    07/30/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | Gregory Kane
    Chiding New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could get to be a real cottage industry, if the guy keeps cramming his feet down his throat. In the wake of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, Bloomberg challenged both President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to take a stand on more gun control laws. "Soothing words are nice," Bloomberg said of Romney and Obama expressing their regrets about the shooting, "but maybe it's time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what...
  • Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed

    07/29/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/12 | MARY KAY LINGE
    The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn...
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban ‘Not Going to Happen’ in NYC

    07/27/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Politicker ^ | 07/27/2012 | Colin Campbell
    Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advocacy for a healthier diet and strong support for gay marriage, he’s cold on the idea of banning Chick-fil-A within the five boroughs. As mayors around the country — including Boston’s, Chicago’s and San Francisco’s — are backing efforts to keep the fast food chain out of their cities due to the company’s president, Dan Cathy, spending millions to push back against gay marriage, Mr. Bloomberg said it’s “a bad idea and it’s not going to happen” on John Gambling’s radio show this morning. “They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this...
  • NYC Mayor: Chick-fil-A Flap Over Gay Marriage Is None of Government’s Business

    07/27/2012 11:21:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 27
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is none of “the government’s business.” Bloomberg said Friday that he strongly disagrees with the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco in that regard. SNIP The billionaire businessman-turned-politician called the three “good mayors” but disagrees with them in this case. He says cities should not ask about political beliefs before issuing a permit. SNIP
  • Bloomberg Endorses Republican in Heated Massachusetts Senate Race

    07/26/2012 6:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the most outspoken defenders of Wall Street, has sided against one of the financial industry’s biggest critics in a hotly contested Senate race in his native Massachusetts. Mr. Bloomberg has agreed to host a fund-raiser at his Upper East Side town house for the re-election campaign of Senator Scott P. Brown, a Republican, who is being challenged by a fiery consumer advocate, Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who is also a professor at Harvard Law School.
  • Law Enforcement Responds, Nanny Bloomberg Walks Back ‘Police Strike’ Comment

    07/25/2012 2:40:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    TammyBruce ^ | July 24, 2012
    A law enforcement professional responds to Bloomie’s stupid observation that police should go on strike until gun laws are changed. Rebuttal To Mayor Bloomberg …On the Piers Morgan Tonight show, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. The first time I read that my brain skipped a moment, I blinked and then I went back and read it again. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws...
  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Associated Press – | 7 hrs ago.. | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO |
    The caller, Salil Sheth, had stumbled upon one of the NYPD's biggest secrets: a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department's jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the NYPD, with training and guidance from the CIA, has monitored the activities of Muslims in New York and far beyond. Detectives infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and kept tabs on Muslim student groups, including at Rutgers. The NYPD kept files on innocent sermons, recorded the names of political organizers in police documents and built databases of where Muslims lived...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns

    07/25/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-24-12 | mike riggs
    We've been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.” Bloomberg and The New York Times are both wrong: In 2008, ten times more civilians regular people were killed by cops than cops were killed by perps. In 2011, 72 cops were shot and killed in the entire U.S.; in L.A. County alone, cops shot and killed 54 suspects...
  • Bloomberg Ignores Auroras In New York and Chicago

    07/24/2012 4:38:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 24, 2012
    Gun Control: The gun-controlled Windy City is on a pace to have 450 murders this year, an Aurora every 10 days. Meanwhile, the mayor of New York ignores his own body count to say the police should go on strike. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers Morgan. "We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through the legislature, do what's required to make us safe." He was speaking about the massacre in Aurora, Colo.,...
  • Bloomberg Says He Didn’t Mean Police Strike Comments ‘Literally’

    07/24/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | July 24, 2012
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is clarifying his provocative remarks in his latest push for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the massacre in Colorado.