It is just incredible how quick NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is to throw a temper tantrum whenever anyone dares question his crusade to rid the nation of its remaining civil liberties. In this case, his targets are those that criticize his feudalistic and extraordinarily racist “stop and frisk policy,” which I highlighted last October in my post: The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy.
So now that the policy is being questioned in court, Bloomberg has once again transitioned into his usual role as a petulant child. Scott Shackford at Reason.com did a great job covering his latest nonsensical outburst. First he quotes the New York Times:
Speaking at Police Headquarters, Mr. Bloomberg took a swipe at those suing the department in Federal District Court in Manhattan over the stop -and-frisk practices, but he saved his strongest words for legislators and mayoral candidates “playing politics with people’s lives.”
“Look at what’s happened in Boston,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “Remember what happened here on 9/11. Remember all of those who’ve been killed by gun violence and the families they left behind.”
Remember Boston! Remember 9/11! This guy has zero shame. All he does is immediately exploit national tragedies to advance his surveillance state agenda.
Scott then goes on to write: