Posted on January 11, 2013 3:12 pm by zandocomm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opening the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
January 11, 2012
Guns and large soda drinks are just the beginning. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has once again extended the reach of the state, this time outlawing the use of painkillers.
The edict from on-high restricts or eliminates the use of the most common painkillers in New York City’s public hospitals. Bloomberg has declared the move is his government’s response to a national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
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Posted on December 27, 2012 1:15 pm by zandocomm
December 24, 2012
A corporate media owned website in New York has posted the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in three counties in the state.
“Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.”
The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. It used Google Maps to pinpoint specific locations and included the names and addresses of permit holders.
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Posted on August 9, 2012 2:35 pm by zandocomm
‘Domain Awareness System’
August 9, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is touting the latest police state technology.
The “Domain Awareness System,” aside from its blatantly Orwellian name, is a super surveillance database possible through a partnership between Microsoft and the city of New York. The system allows NYPD 24/7 access to closed-circuit TV feeds from around the city while simultaneously cross-checking criminal and terrorist databases.
Speaking of the importance of security over freedoms, Bloomberg stated at the unveiling Wednesday, “The bad guys have everything that we do, too. And if you really want to worry about security and freedoms, that’s the first thing…We are not your mom and pop police department anymore. We are in the next century. We are leading the pack.”
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Posted on July 16, 2012 8:51 pm by zandocomm
Posted on June 19, 2012 3:00 am by zandocomm
Bloomberg Remains Firm On Stop
And Frisk Policy Despite March
Bloomberg’s Huffington Post (Photo credit: azipaybarah)
Thousands of people marched in silence in New York to protest against street checks by police that rights activists say disproportionately target blacks and Hispanics.
The demonstration, called by civil rights organizations, began in Harlem and moved south through Manhattan to the residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side.
“End Stop and Frisks, Silent March Against Racial Profiling,” said a flyer handed out by protest organizers.
More than four million New Yorkers, most of them blacks and Latinos, have been stopped and questioned by police in the street since 2004, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
In 2011, the police stopped 685,724 people, 53 percent of whom were black and 34 percent Latin, a trend that has held in the first three months of this year, the ACLU said on its website.
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Posted on June 15, 2012 1:00 pm by zandocomm
Bloomberg Says Stop-and-Frisks Should Be ‘Mended, Not Ended’
“I understand why some people have called for stops to be eliminated entirely,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday before The First Baptist Church of Brownsville about the NYPD‘s controversial stop-and-frisk program. “But there is no denying that stops take guns off the street and save lives … I believe the practice needs to be mended, not ended, to ensure that stops are conducted appropriately, with as much courtesy as possible.”
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