Skip to comments.Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted
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.
The corollary is laws don’t stop crime they only define the infraction and prescribe punishments.
Great idea. I’ll be able to drive from Houston to Austin in an hour.
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.
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.
Another tyrant Operative words. Another one is insane.
—The corollary is laws dont 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. :-)
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?”
Eat pooh and DIE
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!
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/
I carry a gun, because a cop is too heavy to carry.
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...
Cops mop up and do paperwork.
they are also an income producing arm of the government for speeders and parkers.
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.
Really? New Yorkers?
Might as well keep the loon in NYC. Don’t unleash this guy onto the rest of us.
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?
To serve and protect went out the window a long time ago.
Does anyone care (outside of NYC) what this little egotistical asshat has to say?
The don’t protect people, they do the paperwork.
No work, no pay.
Hey, no problem, I’ll just be much more motivated to protect myself and my fellow man.
Perhaps to some the motto should be- "We Serve To Collect.*"
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--
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.
Where do I sign up?
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.
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.
Hey, Nooooo Yawkahs,
How does it feel to have a completely demented ego-obsessed maniac as your Mayor?
Just one more reason I’m counting the days until I move to Texas. Wish it could be today!
"Miss me, yet?"
“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.
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.
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
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.
New Yorkers voted for Bloomberg. wonder how that’s working for them now?
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...
The idiots KEEP voting for him! Apparently they like losing one freedom after another. I don’t know how anyone can live in NYC!
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.
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.
Family pets everywhere would breathe a sigh of relief.
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.
Maybe Bloomnerg should shut the Hell up.
Bloomie has finally joined Juan McStain in the world of senile dementia.
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.
“Crime prevention is the potential victims job.”
Don’t forget John Reese & Mr. Finch, plus Detective Carter!
Will he be there for life? Does he have a terms limit?