not government fundedReason 24/7Long-time New York City mayor and authoritarian-wannabe Michael Bloomberg’s going to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to defending the civil liberties-challenged stop and frisk program.

From CBS New York:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is standing firm on his position to do all he can to try to stop two measures aimed at impacting the NYPD from taking effect.

Aides and advisors said the billionaire lame-duck mayor intends to use some of his fortune to influence the outcome of a vote to override his coming veto of measures to install an NYPD inspector general and to modify the controversial stop-and-frisk program.

It was recently revealed Bloomberg's been using city resources to run the website of his anti-gun coalition, a registered 501(c)4 that he spends his own money through.

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