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Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:19 PM
That's the stupidest suggestion I heard in a long time, especially from a leading political figure. And couldn't be more well timed considering the event happening at the U.N..


This is what he suggested last night on the Piers Morgan show. He's claiming police officers are not safe doing there jobs, therefore should strike until legislation is passed to protect them.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers Morgan last night that he doesn'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."

We've been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.”

However this alarming voice really has no substance, for instance:

Ten times more civilians were killed by cops than cops were killed by civilians in 2008, but you won’t find that information in Tuesday’s New York Times story on the “disturbing trend” of officers killed by perps.

In 2011, 72 cops were shot an killed in the entire U.S.. In a L.A. county, 54 suspects were shot and killed, 22 percent were unarmed.

Police officers in Los Angeles County shot and killed 54 people in 2011, an increase of 70 percent over 2010. According to the Los Angeles Times, at least 12 of the 54—or 22 percent—were completely unarmed. "With 612 people killed in the county last year," reports the LAT*, "nearly 1 in every 10 such deaths occurred at the hands of law enforcement officers."

Police officers undoubtedly are hard workers as are many other occupations, and definitely face dangerous situations, but the reality is those occupations are much safer than many others.

Farmers, ranchers, commercial fishermen, loggers, garbage collectors, truck drivers, construction workers, pilots, steel workers, roofers, and others are far more likely to face death on the jobs than police or firefighters, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bloomberg, the commander of "the seventh biggest army in the world" went on to say that "police officers want to go home to their families. And we’re doing everything we can to make their job more difficult, but more importantly, more dangerous, by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor piercing bullets.’’

This is bogus, if we look a little further we can see that 2012 is shaping up to be the safest year for police officers in 60 years.

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The truth is, the widely reported "war on cops" in 2010 and 2011 was exaggerated. Overall police fatalities did rise in 2010 and then again in 2011, but those figures are compared to 2009, which saw the fewest number of police fatalities since 1959. Generally speaking, police fatalities have been steadily declining since the early 1990s, along with the overall crime rate. And that's merely the raw number of deaths. Over the same period, the total number of police officers in America has also increased. So the drop in the fatality rate has been even more dramatic.

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The statistics say that the jobs of police officers are getting increasingly safer. After all, even the smallest departments now have access to battle-tested body armor, weaponry, vehicles, and unmanned drones; SWAT and raid training courtesy of outfits like Academi (the company formerly known as Blackwater now trains officers "who conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants who are in need of sound tactics and techniques"); asset forfeiture funds from the Department of Justice; and a neutered-and-spayed 4th Amendment, courtesy of the United States Supreme Court.

Thanks to all the innovations and technology as highlighted above, police officers are returning safely to their families at night, but what about the rest of us?

Newly_released surveillance video shows police officers brutally beating, suffocating, and tasing Kelly Thomas to death

How Facebook helped a small town fight back against a crooked cop

Seth Adams was still alive after deputy sheriff shot him four times in parking lot of family business

Florida police changed the real suspect's charges to attempted murder after they fatally shot Andrew Scott instead

New Orleans police kill unarmed man during pot raid

MAn tells police dispatcher his mentally disturbed brother is carrying a fake gun, police kill him anyways

Didn't these folks want to go home to their families? Didn't they want to be safe when they were in their homes with their families?

Police officers do have a potentially fatal job, but statistics show there are many other workers at a far higher risk of death than them, some with far less pay. The upward trend in fatal police shootings is a made up exaggerated claim to push for gun control, when in fact the facts show and tell a different story.

Maybe Bloomberg is right; maybe America's cops should go on strike.

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:25 PM

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Yes, go on strike - perhaps the military can go on strike as well, then the people can finally take care of all the corruption that is killing the country.

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Just like military most police know the risks when they take the job .. and they accept those risks ...
Bloomberg can get stuffed .... more of the drivel he spouts to get media attention ...

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:28 PM
i wonder how he'll react if the nypd took him up on his offer and striked.

will he be so supportive that he'll stand in the picket lines with them.

i think he probably regretted that as soon as it left his mouth.

and if piers morgan was any kind of half decent interviewer, instead of an nwo shill, he would have called him on that.

no, bloomberg would go to war if the nypd striked against him. even if they used his suggestion.

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:30 PM
just brilliant this from a elected government official. on a light note the streets would probably be safer with out the crooked, corrupt cops bullying beating and shooting everyone the solution is so simple outlaw guns period instead of selling them (fast and furious) these morons in power really have no clue

posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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