Bloomberg: Maybe Cops Should Go on Strike Until We Disarm the Public

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:40 am

The tiny tyrant is completely out of control. His own city, not to mention Chicago, cities with the strongest possible gun laws on the books, are experiencing crime surges recently, so obviously the weapon of choice–and not the criminals–are to blame. So reflexively, like may other leftists, he uses the Colorado shootings as a pretense to go after gun owners once again.

And does this idiot suggest? How about having police walk off the job? As if that would magically prompt the criminals to lay down their arms and live in harmony.

Mayor Bloomberg ramped up his gun-control rhetoric to a whole new level last night, saying he’s surprised cops don’t walk off their jobs until the public forces lawmakers to get guns off the streets.

“I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,’’ he told CNN’s Piers Morgan.
It just doesn’t get any dumber than this. So let’s say they walk off the job. That will include his own NYPD security detail, right? It’s unconscionable an elected official would suggest we descend into anarchy just so he can have his way.
What a dope. Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is having none of this idiocy.

Earlier in the day, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie snidely suggested that Hizzoner has been using the victims of the Colorado movie massacre as “political pawns.”

“Can we at least get through the initial grief and tragedy for these families before we start making them political pawns?” said Christie, whose name has been floated as a possible veep candidate for one of Bloomberg’s targets, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

“I am a little bit disturbed by the politicians who in the immediate aftermath of this type of tragedy try to grandstand on it, and I’m not going to be one of those people,” Christie said.

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12 Responses to “Bloomberg: Maybe Cops Should Go on Strike Until We Disarm the Public”

  1. NYRed on 24/24/12 at 7:36 am

    It might be instructive to point out that NY is death penalty state. That is the voters wanted and when the present Governor’s father opposed the will of the people, he was thrown out of office.

    The problem is, almost immediately after its passage in Albany, all the NYC prosecutors announced their intent not to charge any murder under that law. So much for the will of the people.

    If nanny Bloomberg wants to change the trajectory of rising crime, specifically murders in NYC he should at least have the guts to take on all 5 Democrat prosecutors in his own bailiwick.

    Not going to happen, its not the way to be a tyrant.

  2. Lea on 24/24/12 at 8:14 am

    Insanity. Actually more than that, a gross violation of his office to suggest such a thing.

    Is his term up yet?

  3. Jack on 24/24/12 at 8:34 am

    So a man that wants a world where only the police and his rich and famous friends can carry guns is asking the police to take part in his extortion scheme? Gee, maybe we *should* give them a bigger monopoly on force. It’s not like the cops would use such a strike to get other things they want.

    Remember, NYC does allow for concealed carry of Hand Guns, provided the police decide you’re good enough.
    That would be the same police the Baron wants to go on strike.

    And Lea, so what if his term is up? This is a man not bound to term limits.

  4. Blue Hen on 24/24/12 at 9:01 am

    So according to him, police can and should go on strike to force the people to surrender their rights and ram through laws he wants. Union activists should be screaming right about now. Unions are taking a beating in terms of public perception. Now the mighty Nimbus is saying that collective bargaining and the right to strike should be distorted to coerce legislation? That will go over well. He’s handing every union busting governor a weapon. And notice that in Wisconsin, Walker deliberately excluded police and firemen.

    Old motto: Protect and serve

    new motto: Do what we demand and maybe no one gets hurt. Maybe.

  5. Patch Delta on 24/24/12 at 9:07 am

    Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
    Maybe police should be layed off, arm the citizens and save a bunch of money in salaries and benefits.

  6. Trump on 24/24/12 at 10:56 am

    If I have my CCW I don’t need to outsource my protection to the cops. Where were the cops in that movie theater?

  7. kbdabear on 24/24/12 at 12:34 pm

    Is Nanny Bloomberg so cocooned in his Upper East Side environment that he’s lost touch with reality, or is he borderline retarded?

  8. Lee Reynolds on 24/24/12 at 1:36 pm

    The value of a police force is in enforcing traffic laws and other such civil statutes that many otherwise honest individuals might be prone to break if not for the threat of a ticket.

    The police force is also useful for investigating crimes after they have been committed and providing prosecutors with evidence to be used in court.

    Cops are pretty lousy at actually preventing crime or protecting the public from criminals. It is the duty of each individual citizen to protect him or her self as we are the only ones who can.

    If every law abiding citizen were armed to the teeth, cops going on strike wouldn’t mean much. There would be an explosion of people running red lights, but violent crime rates would not budge and inch.

  9. copper on 24/24/12 at 3:52 pm

    I retired after more than 36 years as a police officer. Cops will be the very first to admit that the initial response for your protection is on you. If someone is breaking into your home the police understand they can’t help you until they get there and that may take some time.
    Bloomberg is a jerk and the audacity it takes for this guy to suggest that he knows enough to speak for all cops questions his mental makeup. To ask them to set aside their oath of office and integrity is seditious and absolute lunacy. Fear mongering is an act of a desperate person and using a tragedy such as the shootings in Aurora is the act of a despicable person.
    Michelle Obama, according to these socialist perspectives, instead of banning food, should just ban those fat making forks. They make people fat, right? Not the one is doing the eating.
    The light is on but nobody is home.