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Another Day, Another Temper Tantrum from Mayor Bloomberg

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:

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Are “Mandatory Mental Health Assessments” for Children Coming to Connecticut?

In case you haven’t heard, Bill 374 has been proposed in Connecticut’s General Assembly seemingly in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.  Just another brilliant response to a random act of violence; you know, because the state’s gun control laws worked so well.  Notice how everything is starting to become “mandatory” these days.  I wonder how a young Albert Einstein or Henry David Thoreau would have tested under a “mandatory mental health assessment.”  This is one of the most dangerous and ridiculous ideas I have seen in a while.  This is the definition of a “slippery slope.”  From Reason:

A national homeschooling organization is sounding the alarm against a bill proposed in the Connecticut legislature which would require both public school and homeschooled children to undergo a behavioral health assessment at various stages of child development.

Bill 374, proposed in the General Assembly by sponsors Senator Toni Harp and Representative Toni Walker, is likely in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, which took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults this past December.

Don’t forget to send a thank note to Toni and Toni.

Full article here.

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