Skip to comments.Mayor Downplays Indication that NYC Was Boston Bombersí Next Target
Posted on 04/29/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT by John Semmens
A statement from captured bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and corroborated by the terrorists carjack victim that New York Citys Times Square was the next target was met with surprising calm by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As horrific as the Boston Marathon bombing was or that a similar attack in Times Square mightve been, the carnage entailed cannot match that wreaked on our citizens by sugar-laden soft drinks, Bloomberg said. The Boston bomb claimed the lives of three innocent victims and maimed dozens more. Sugary soft drinks kill and incapacitate far more on an annual basis.
Bloomberg insisted that we should not be diverted from the bigger threat to our health and well-being just because a bomb is a louder and messier way to kill people. The argument that sugary soft drinks are a voluntary choice is a smokescreen meant to obscure our social obligation to be our brothers keepers.
The Mayor sought to assure that his concerns about peoples unhealthy habits is not my sole focus. I think recent events in Boston and Newtown are clear warnings that our interpretation of the rights protected by the Constitution must undergo an evolution.
Take, for example, the Fourth Amendments bar to unreasonable searches and seizures, Bloomberg added. Given the speed with which criminals can carry out their crimes is it truly unreasonable for police to enter any place and seize weapons or dangerous materials before they can be used? As we saw from the successful manhunt that captured the Boston bomber, citizens dont mind warrant-less searches of their homes. So, should we really let rigid adherence to an ancient document overrule contemporary common sense?
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Yes, to Bloomberg, the soft drinks are the real killers.
Don't forget their terror-cell comrades salt and transfat.
Bloomie's WMD example: