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Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted
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Posted on 07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by chessplayer

Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg:

(Video can be found here.)

Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; bloomberg; corruption; democrats; dumbass; fubloomberg; guncontrol; gungrabber; liberalfascism; liberals; maig; mentaldisorder; pipsqueak; progressives; tyrant; worldisgoingbonkers; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: cuban leaf

The corollary is laws don’t stop crime they only define the infraction and prescribe punishments.


51 posted on 07/24/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: chessplayer

Great idea. I’ll be able to drive from Houston to Austin in an hour.


52 posted on 07/24/2012 7:55:08 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: rolling_stone
Bloomberg has obviously been drinking too many giant sized sodas and his brain is fried.

No ... he banned those, and caffeine deprivation has given him a bigger than usual (for him) case of the stupids. He's stuck on stupid.

53 posted on 07/24/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: chessplayer
I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.

He should have stopped at "I don't understand..."
54 posted on 07/24/2012 7:56:15 AM PDT by microgood
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To: chessplayer
OK, so what's Bloomie's excuse? NYC has had gun control since the Sullivan law in 1911. And the NYC police still aren't protecting people -- as shown by the couple of hundred homicides that have occured in NYC so far in 2012.

http://projects.nytimes.com/crime/homicides/map/

He's mayor of NEW YORK, not mayor of Aurora, Colorado. If the people of Aurora, Colorado want NYC-style gun control, they'll elect people to enact NYC-style gun control laws. Bloomberg is delusional. There must be something in the water of that little island that makes people impervious to common sense.

55 posted on 07/24/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: paulcissa

Another tyrant Operative words. Another one is insane.


56 posted on 07/24/2012 7:58:14 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: 556x45

—The corollary is laws don’t stop crime they only define the infraction and prescribe punishments.—

Yup. Ambulances, fire department and police show up AFTER you fail to defend yourself. ‘Course, sometimes the coroner shows up BECAUSE you defended yourself. :-)


57 posted on 07/24/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: chessplayer

Bloomberg is fairly wealthy, right?

Did he inherit it because statements like this lead me to believe he doesn’t have enough intelligence or common sense to manage any job beyond one that asks “Do you want fries with that?”


58 posted on 07/24/2012 8:01:13 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: chessplayer

Yo Bloomie,
Eat pooh and DIE


59 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:23 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: chessplayer

Hey Bloomberg, you idiot, if you take the guns out of the hands of the 99% of responsible gun owners, who’s going to be left with the guns? Duh!


60 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Let’s face it, most of our police effort is diverted to revenue raising for governments and lawyers. The crackdown on drunk driving has just given us a lot of young men no longer able to provide for their children because they can’t drive.


Let drunk drivers go? Now thats smart. sarc/


61 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:32 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: G Larry

I carry a gun, because a cop is too heavy to carry.


62 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:07 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: chessplayer

This man is mega-idiotic... police don’t protect people, they enforce the law. The action of enforcing the law puts people on notice, that if you break the law, you go to jail. The side effect of enforcing the law may provide a layer of protections for some people, but the intent of enforcing the law is to create a more harmonious society, an environment where free enterprise can take place with some confidence. If Bloomy tells the police to stop doing their job, he is breaking the law... most of us know how to protect ourselves anyway you dumb-A55 Bloomturd...


63 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:41 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: chessplayer

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2909993/posts


64 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:55 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: G Larry

Cops mop up and do paperwork.

they are also an income producing arm of the government for speeders and parkers.


65 posted on 07/24/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: chessplayer

Cops rarely protect anyone in the first place, so I don’t think anyone would notice. In New York City the cops are the criminals. If anyone is on the take they are. No one protects the people from the cops.


66 posted on 07/24/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: chessplayer

Really? New Yorkers?

Might as well keep the loon in NYC. Don’t unleash this guy onto the rest of us.


67 posted on 07/24/2012 8:05:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: chessplayer
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted.

Of course, they'd still protect the mayor. All those unarmed New Yorkers would be the ones suffering the results of this idiot's suggestion. The armed citizens would be able to protect themselves.

By the way, doesn't Bloomberg realize this would decrease the size of his liberal base and result in him getting tossed out of office?

68 posted on 07/24/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: chessplayer

To serve and protect went out the window a long time ago.


69 posted on 07/24/2012 8:09:34 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chessplayer

Does anyone care (outside of NYC) what this little egotistical asshat has to say?


70 posted on 07/24/2012 8:09:57 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: chessplayer

The don’t protect people, they do the paperwork.

No work, no pay.


71 posted on 07/24/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: chessplayer

Hey, no problem, I’ll just be much more motivated to protect myself and my fellow man.


72 posted on 07/24/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: chessplayer

Perhaps to some the motto should be- "We Serve To Collect.*"

73 posted on 07/24/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (* Bennies, OT,.etc.)
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To: chessplayer; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted.

Okay, Bloombut, try walking through nighttime Central Park without any police protection or media groupies along... then tell me how gun control keeps the average citizen safer--

74 posted on 07/24/2012 8:18:10 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: chessplayer
refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted

That would only work if everyone had his/her own personal policeperson.

Bloomberg is clueless, apparently.

The proportion of police to citizen is very small. And, police usually react to situations that have already occurred.


75 posted on 07/24/2012 8:24:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 556x45

Perhaps the good Mayor should read the Supreme Court decision; Warren vs the District of Columbia. He should go on strike so the rest of us won’t have to listen to him.


76 posted on 07/24/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT by Kolar308 (Medical Alert)
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To: chessplayer
No more "revenue enhancement" patrols? No more DUI/Safety roadblocks? We get to take care of criminals by ourselves without having to worry about being mistakenly shot or persecuted later?

Where do I sign up?

77 posted on 07/24/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: chessplayer

Let’s all remind that idiot Bloomberg that Norway has very strict gun control laws and yet just last year a crazed man massacred an awful lot of people - very many of whom were children. So how does idiot Bloomberg explain that?

Just goes to show you that you can have all the money in the world and still be an idiot.

Betcha Bloomberg is in favor of abortion...50 million human lives were killed since Row v Wade.


78 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:09 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: chessplayer

As was posted earlier, Police have NO duty to protect individuals. The “To Protect and Serve” decal that used to be on many PD prowl cars has likely gone the way of the honest to God beat cop, and police without body armor and a thigh rig.

Allthough a bit older (1999), check out “Dial 911 and Die” by Richard Stevens, Garn Turner, and edited by Aaron Zelman.

Stay alert


79 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: chessplayer

Hey, Nooooo Yawkahs,

How does it feel to have a completely demented ego-obsessed maniac as your Mayor?


80 posted on 07/24/2012 8:34:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ontap

Just one more reason I’m counting the days until I move to Texas. Wish it could be today!


81 posted on 07/24/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Buckeye McFrog

"Miss me, yet?"

82 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Mr Rogers

“Last time I called the cops, it took them 40 minutes to show up.”

Gotcha beat. 54 minutes police response time in what I felt might be a life and death situation. Fortunately I had my .45-70 loaded and ready to rock and roll if the situation “bloomed’ into a real battle.

Which pleased me no end.


83 posted on 07/24/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Mouton

Your points are spot on. In fact most police officers will say the same. That being, it’s not their responsibility to prevent crime. It’s their responsibility to apprehend criminals.


84 posted on 07/24/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Travis McGee

Okay, now we see how they’re going to do it.

White House: No New Gun Laws, Use Existing Law to Keep Guns From ‘People Who Should Not Have Them’
http://cnsnews.com/


85 posted on 07/24/2012 8:51:10 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: silverleaf

bttt


86 posted on 07/24/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: servantboy777
It is up to each individual to protect themselves and their families.

Correct. The cops can not be everywhere all the time. If a bad guy wants to harm me or my family I would much prefer my 9mm parabellum to be in my hand as opposed to a cell phone. When in immediate danger, it is up to the individual to prepare and protect himself and his loved ones.

87 posted on 07/24/2012 8:53:12 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: chessplayer

New Yorkers voted for Bloomberg. wonder how that’s working for them now?


88 posted on 07/24/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: buffaloguy

One of my neighbors heard someone trying to force her window. She called the cops for a break-in in progress. They arrived in 30 minutes. Happily, the guy was scared off at the lights coming on, although there were marks where he tried to force the window.

But if he hadn’t been scared off...30 minutes. Older woman, limited mobility, alone with a criminal in her house. 54 minutes would be more than enough for her to be tortured to death.

I told her that if it happens again, call me. I’ll be there in 3-5 minutes. But her best bet would be to buy & learn to use a gun herself. A gun on the nightstand is seconds away.

I don’t understand the whole ‘the cops will protect you’ mentality. Cops aren’t there to protect you. They exist to catch the bad guy AFTER the crime. There were plenty of cops near the theater in Aurora. How well did THAT work out for the moviegoers?

Of course, it works fine for the mayor. He has a police escort...


89 posted on 07/24/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: coconut47

The idiots KEEP voting for him! Apparently they like losing one freedom after another. I don’t know how anyone can live in NYC!


90 posted on 07/24/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: chessplayer; Travis McGee; Chode; Jack Black
Police officers are the only/final thing keeping this country from a quick descent into chaos and civil war.

Inner cities would explode, Occupiers would run rampant, and 2nd Amendment exercisers would mop up.

Go ahead Mike, put the NYPD on a 30-day furlough.

91 posted on 07/24/2012 9:19:13 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: chessplayer

What is it with those who should know better that they would want us unarmed? Do they want to see us go into the same showers as their fellow believers did?

When I look at the names of those who would disarm us, those who support Marxism over our founders, those who write books about how to lie in every aspect of public debate, those who use all the lying tactics to brainwash us via the media.... etc, I am very concerned that a group we usually hold in high esteem, is actually our enemy. Some times the most dangerous enemy does not carry a weapon other than deception.


92 posted on 07/24/2012 9:22:44 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
“Maybe we could fire the SWAT teams.”

Family pets everywhere would breathe a sigh of relief.

93 posted on 07/24/2012 9:24:30 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Saint Trayvon of Skittles --Patron Saint of Feral Hoodie Flash Mobs)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Just the sort of thing you'd expect a little Hitler like Bloomberg to say.

I'm not in your 'hood, Bloomie, but if I did, it would be go ahead -- I'm calling your bluff. I don't rely on your guys anyway; never have, never will. Won't bother me a bit.

Same goes for my local Sheriff, or anyone else who would even suggest such a self-serving stunt.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

94 posted on 07/24/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe Bloomnerg should shut the Hell up.


95 posted on 07/24/2012 9:37:19 AM PDT by chatham
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To: chessplayer

Bloomie has finally joined Juan McStain in the world of senile dementia.


96 posted on 07/24/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mr Rogers

There seems to be a real disconnect between reality and many of the denizens of our blue areas. The cops are not near you and it takes time for them to respond and you will not be given that time by a perp. Just why people don’t understand this is beyond me. They are not going to protect you because they can’t if they are not on site. It’s nothing more than physics.

Fortunately the realization that the cops are only of minimal help seems to be sinking in but there are too many people who still do not understand it. It is a puzzlement.


97 posted on 07/24/2012 9:50:43 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Joe Brower
...police officers, who stand in the front lines against violent criminals...
I'm so out of touch with reality.

I thought that everyday people were on the front line and
the police were second string and mostly came in for clean up after the fact.

/sarcasm

98 posted on 07/24/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cuban leaf

“Crime “prevention” is the potential victim’s job.”

Don’t forget John Reese & Mr. Finch, plus Detective Carter!


99 posted on 07/24/2012 9:52:54 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Will he be there for life? Does he have a terms limit?


100 posted on 07/24/2012 9:54:43 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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