Stop and Frisk

Bloomberg Reaches 'Pounding the Table' Phase of Defending Stop-and-Frisk

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The Fourth Amendment is a racist plot!

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out today at just about anybody anywhere who opposes his police department's destined-to-be-declared-unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policy, currently the subject of a court dispute.

The New York Times reports:

With criticism of the police infusing the Democratic race to succeed him, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday delivered a staunch defense of the New York Police Department, as well as a spirited attack against its critics.

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."

Mr. Bloomberg described criticism of the police as politically motivated. "The attacks most often come from those who play no constructive role in keeping our city safe, but rather, view their jobs as pointing fingers from the steps of City Hall," he said.

In an amazing, balls-out move prompting comparisons to Kanye West, Bloomberg argued that opponents of the stop-and-frisk policy are the ones who are racist, not the authorities manhandling any minority they stumble across. He accused the New York Times of ignoring the shooting death of a young minority, something it wouldn't have done were the teen white. Adam Serwer of Mother Jones makes note of the amazing gall of the man:

There are 11 plaintiffs in the stop and frisk case currently on trial in federal district court, none of whom are white. According to Bloomberg, if minorities don't want to their freedom of movement restricted because of their skin color, it's just because they're racist…against themselves. A New York Times spokeswoman told Politico that Bloomberg's criticism of the paper was "absurd."

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  1. Beyond parody.

    1. But watching the NYT v. Bloomberg battle unfold would be much better with a big fatty burger and a Big Gulp.

    2. “Beyond parody.”
      Satire est morte…

      1. Statists vs Statists.

        Carry on.

    3. Reminds me of Dwight Shrute’s speech.

      Strange hearing politicians claim others are politically motivated. Aren’t, at the base root, politicians politically motivated? Isn’t that their job?

      Oh. I see. Bloomberg prefers to be Mother Hen.

    4. You have to admire it in a way – not leaving it to Stone and Parker to make you look like the ultimate asshole.

    5. Chutzpah’s not just a river in Egypt.

  2. Mr. Bloomberg described criticism of the police as politically motivated. “The attacks most often come from those who play no constructive role in keeping our city safe, but rather, view their jobs as pointing fingers from the steps of City Hall,” he said.

    “You don’t understand! I’m a Very Serious Person with a Very Serious Job. Why won’t you let me rule over you?”

    1. Seriously, the portion of our populace who are coastal dwellers must have serious mental issues to keep putting seriously messed up these wanna-be rulers in office over and over again.

      1. Its not who votes that counts; its who counts the votes.

        1. Sometimes the truth doesn’t hurt, it’s just sad.

      2. John Galt| 4.30.13 @ 6:55PM |#
        “Seriously, the portion of our populace who are coastal dwellers…”

        Pretty sure it has to do with coasts (even on lakes Michigan and Huron) being major trading centers and attracting those who are employed by large business owners.
        So now we have a pool of people who both vote and think voting allows them to pick the pockets of others. And a Dem political structure which encourages and rewards that view.

  3. If there’s one thing petty tyrants like Bloomberg have utter contempt for it’s the Constitution of the United States.

    1. I disagree, JayGee – Bloomers may rule a geographically small territory, but given the size of his army and his number of subjects he’s a major tyrant.

      1. Petty, or major, his subjects don’t seem to mind. And that’s the big problem. They’d love nothing more than to expand “that geographically small territory” over all of us.

  4. FIRST: “playing politics with people’s lives.”

    THEN: “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.”

    Dammit — and I just had my irony meter fixed, too.

    1. “Dammit — and I just had my irony meter fixed, too.”

      Blew it through the peg! Need another rebop.

    2. Try one modeled after the Richter scale. This was only about an 8.4 for me.

    3. But this one goes to 11, see. That’s like one more. When the other blokes at 10, where can he go? Nowhere, roight?

    4. Yes, lets look at boston – where a crime was committed by people not of the type targetted by Nanny Bloomberg’s program, in an area which wouldn’t have been targetted. Before we even talk about the unconstitutionality of it, he’s already shot himself down.

  5. “Look at what’s happened in Boston,” Mr. Bloomberg said.

    IF ONLY SOMEONE WOULD HAVE STOPPED AND FRISKED THOSE BOYS. But then, we’re talking Boston, so Caucasians aren’t going to get stopped. It would be even less likely than in NYC.

  6. Why do all these statist fucks have to live so long?

    1. It’s less that they actually live a long time than that they make it SEEM longer?…

    2. Because we are all much too polite and refined to feed the tree of liberty.

  7. Reminds me of this article.

    Here in New York guns are so illegal, you can go to jail for having a paintball gun. A Manhattan storeowner just got fined $30,000 for stocking toy guns. Down the street from him, a bagel store was fined for letting crumbs hit the floor. A bodega near my house got a $20,000 fine for selling vanilla-flavored cigars. The city claims that such cigars make smoking attractive to kids, but the storeowner told me that a “city-certified vendor” had sold them to him.

    On Tuesday, a tourist from Atlanta sued the city of New York for false arrest. Cops trapped him into “stealing” $27 by leaving it in an empty old purse under a bench. As he put it to the New York Post, “I couldn’t believe New York City has the resources to have five undercover police officers sitting all day in the bushes looking for people like me.”

    1. Don’t you know that all the peasants are criminals. Some just haven’t been entrapped set-up framed caught in the act yet.

    2. But Howard Stern loves him.

  8. Balls out? Thanks for that mental image.

  9. Is it too much to ask for people to not be assholes?

  10. It’s hard to believe this retarded fuck has been mayor for 11 straight years.

    1. Boss Tweed disagrees.

  11. Can we just give Bloomberg total control over NYC already? I don’t think anything could advance the cause of liberty faster than granting him his own little fiefdom and observing the results.

    1. Ok. But when it all goes to shit, we do not send in Snake Plisskin to save him.

      1. Plisskin? I thought he was dead.

        1. After Escape From LA, he should be.

    2. First, wall it off. I don’t want a refugee problem upstate.

  12. I one day want to meet him just so I can spit on him. A big ass loogie on his tie.

    I know Jews lack a hell, but I think that Yaweh might carve out one just for him.

    1. My ass…you think Satan wants to listen to that whiny fuck for all eternity! Course it might explain why “Iron Mike Bloomberg” seems eternal…. final disposition of his filthy soul has yet to be established.

  13. Be nice you guys. Bloomberg is the kind of stern, unforgiving master that Tulpa knows we all need. You can’t have real freedom without law, order, and discipline. And Bloomie is here to tell all we’ve been very naughty children, so we must beg his forgiveness while he frisks and gropes and probes and beats us. And when we finally understand what pathetic, subhuman worms we are, only then will Bloomie give us our sweet release.

  14. I jumped into my time machine to early days of the reign of Bloomberg the Great:

    Yesterday, the mayor’s police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, was peppered with questions about the heavily armed counterterrorism forces that he has deployed for the holiday. After numerous questions about these officers and their weapons, Mr. Bloomberg whispered to Mr. Kelly: ”They’re going to have to blow away the press.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07…..notes.html

    Remember, gun violence is bad, unless Il Duce Bloomberg is being asked difficult questions.

  15. “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.”

    Right. Because NYPD could have stopped and frisked all the passengers on those two 747s while in mid air.

    “Mr. Bloomberg described criticism of the police as politically motivated. “The attacks most often come from those who play no constructive role in keeping our city safe, but rather, view their jobs as pointing fingers from the steps of City Hall,” he said.”

    Yeah, I guess the criticisms are politically motivated. People don’t like their rights violated, as queer as that may sound to some. In fact, some people in the yonder era hated it so much, they fought a revolution over it.

  16. The definition of treason in this country needs to be amended include government officials who violate the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend.

    1. yeah, it would also be nice if politicians had to obey the laws they pass. but here we are with congress trying to exempt itself from obamacare. and of course they are already exempt from medicare. rascals!

    2. Brian, we can’t afford to house that many prisoners. Unless maybe we free the folks in the stir for victimless crimes. Hmmmmmmm…

  17. From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now… 16 years old!

  18. The proglodytes worship at the alter of the BloomingTurd.

    What more is there to say? Reap what you sow, motherfuckers.

  19. The only thing more vile than Bloomberg, is the citizen voter that resides in NYC.

    You people aren’t even human.

    An entire series of jokes ought be started: Did you hear the one about the NYC resident that ?.(fill in the blank with something fittingly insulting)

    1. Only problem – you won’t be able to come up with something more revolting than what NYCers already do.

  20. Sound like they be talking some crazy smack to me man.

    http://www.GoGetAnon.tk

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