Friday, June 29, 2012

Does Quinn Use NYPD To Thwart Protesters ?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stop and Frisk ; Hypocrisy and Kiss

One week after Christine Quinn marches in protest against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, she kisses both his cheeks (twice). No surprise.

Yesterday, "Mr. Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, surrounded by many members of the council, sealed the deal with a traditional handshake and four kisses at a news conference at City Hall," reported The Wall Street Journal.

It was only last week, though, that Mayor Bloomberg was the target of a massive protest, which called out the billionaire mayor for defending a racist police policy known as ''stop and frisk,'' which targets Black and Hispanic men.

All the way in the U.K., The Guardian newspaper published a major news report, which embarrassed Mayor Bloomberg.

One week, Speaker Quinn will march against the mayor for supporting a racist police policy, which ruins the lives of Black and Hispanic men who are innocent, and, in the very next week, Speaker Quinn is shaking the mayor's hands, smiling for the obligatory photo-op, and kissing the mayor four times.

If Speaker Quinn really wanted to do something about ending ''stop and frisk,'' she would subpoena the NYPD to disclose the annual cost of the police department's controversial racist police, and then she would cut the NYPD's budget by that amount. But only a political leader, who really cared about solving social issues, would take on a practical strategy. Instead, we have Speaker Quinn going along to get along.

This is what situational ethics looks like.

Friday, June 15, 2012

NYPD Violate Freedom of Assembly

NYPD Continue To Arrest Protesters Engaged In Acts Of Free Assemblies.

NYPD arrested numerous protesters Wednesday night during a march organised in New York City to show solidarity with the student strikes in Quebec.

''One of the men arrested was kicked in the head by an officer while he was being held on the ground, two witnesses said. The police said that five people were arrested, all on charges of disorderly conduct, though this reporter saw at least seven people who appeared to be arrested,'' wrote the reporter Colin Moynihan, for The New York Times.

... For the most part, the mood of the two-hour march, which wound through Greenwich Village as far north as 14th Street, was calm, but there were a few moments of conflict, as police officers arrested people who they said had stepped off sidewalks at various spots and gone into roadways.

At one point, the marchers crossed streets several times as they circled from sidewalk to sidewalk at Mulry Square, where several streets intersect, tying up traffic, including police scooters. After more than five minutes of circling, a police commander prevented the group from continuing its tactic, and the marchers moved west with little complaint.

Moments later, though, according to two witnesses, an officer kicked a man who had been flung to the ground and was being arrested. ...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bloomberg : NYPD Don't Need Oversight

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New York City Mayor Said That The NYPD Do Not Need Supervision Or Monitoring. Yeah, Right....

From Reuters :

By Chris Francescani
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:14pm EDT

(Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will oppose planned legislation to create independent oversight of the New York Police Department, a measure introduced by city lawmakers as the NYPD comes under growing criticism for controversial policies.

Two members of the City Council introduced legislation on Wednesday that would create the position of inspector general, an independent auditor with subpoena power and broad investigative authority to monitor the 35,000-member NYPD. The measure has found support among civil libertarians.

"If you can have an inspector general at the FBI and the CIA, why can't you have an inspector general at the NYPD?" said Councilman Jumaane Williams, a co-sponsor of the proposed bill.

Like his predecessor Rudy Giuliani, Bloomberg has resisted calls for independent oversight of the police department.

The NYPD "is the most regulated department in the entire city," Bloomberg said on Wednesday. "I think we've got enough supervision and oversight. We've got to focus on just getting the bad guys off the street and getting the guns out of their hands."

Even with crime rates falling, the police department has come under fire in the past year for increased use of its stop and frisk program, which whistleblower cops and police union officials say is driven by an illegal quota system.

NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities in and outside of New York has also been condemned by critics, who say it constitutes racial profiling.

The legislation's sponsors would need a two-thirds majority - or 35 of the 51 members - to override a mayoral veto.

Currently, about a dozen council members have expressed support for the bill, according to Williams, who said he believed "that probably within weeks we should be close to or at a veto-proof majority."

Critical support for the measure from Christine Quinn, the powerful City Council speaker and likely 2013 mayoral candidate, remains uncertain. She declined to comment Wednesday on the legislation, which she said she hasn't yet reviewed.

"That said, a lot of this bill comes out of the stop and frisk debate," Quinn said. "I think I've been very clear that the number of stop and frisks is simply too much... we have to have even more reform of the stop, question and frisk program."

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne called the measure redundant, noting that the department was already overseen by two U.S. attorneys, five district attorneys, a Civilian Complaint Review Board, and the NYPD's 750-member Internal Affairs division.

"The NYPD's Internal Affairs department is bigger than most police departments," Browne said.

Some city council members and the New York Civil Liberties Union say an inspector general is necessary to review department-wide policies, programs and operations.

Under the proposed legislation, an inspector general would be appointed by the mayor to a seven-year term, which could be renewed once.

(Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bart Schwartz SAIC Fraud Enabler

Did former federal prosecutor Bart Schwartz enable SAIC to continue its fraud and racketeering ? Recent comments to "SAIC RICO Bloomberg Protest - Suzannah B. Troy Speech" YouTube Video question Bart Schwartz's association with SAIC's CityTime scandal :

Artist, blogger, and political commentator Suzannah B. Troy gave a speech on July 14, 2011, outside the New York City offices of SAIC to demand a RICO refund of triple damages against SAIC for their role in the organised crime that took place to rob taxpayers of over almost $1 billion in CityTime project costs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Emergency 911 Computer Crash

The 911 emergency telephone system in New York City crashed yesterday. The IT budget for the 911 EMS computer system has been increased many times, with only problem after problem to show for it. The last municipal IT project, to get this out of control, was revealed to involve a $600 million racketeering scandal, and that project went by the name of CityTime.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ganja Nanny Bloomberg Hospital Closings Hypocrisy

Nanny Bloomberg suspends her ''war on sugary drinks'' in order to bake space cakes.

Michael Bloomberg Marijuana Pot head Stop and Frisk Nanny, Michael Bloomberg Marijuana Pot head Stop and Frisk Nanny

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is supporting a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana (up to 25 grams), as a way to appease progressive Democrats, who have been outraged over the illegal NYPD program known as ''stop and frisk.'' The mayor's surprise announcement comes only days after he launched a new image campaign to brand himself as ''Nanny Bloomberg,'' a sick and twisted marketing campaign that aims to ban large servings of soda pop.

Michael Ganja Nanny Bloomberg, Michael Ganja Nanny Bloomberg

Sunday, June 3, 2012

How Would FDNY Put Out A WTC Fire In The Aftermath Of Firehouse Closings ?

A bad omen at the new World Trade Center building.

Weeks after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed major FDNY budget cuts, which included the mayor's annual threat to close firehouses, a dangerous fire on the 89th floor of 1 World Trade Center reminded everybody about the threats to public safety that the mayor's reckless budget cuts would cause.

Bloomberg Denies Freedom To All

Lying, Hypocritical Michael Bloomberg

Last month, at a commencement address at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg advocated for marriage equality. He told the graduating students, ''If government can deny freedom to one, it can deny freedom to all,'' Mayor Bloomberg said. This is coming from the mayor, who enforces the NYPD-sponsored programs of discrimination (such as stop and frisk against men of color, the sexual orientating profiling of gay men, and the religious profiling of Muslims), the mayor, who let the NYPD arrest thousands of bicyclists, activists, and regular folks during the massive anti-war and anti-Republican National Convention protests. Is he talking about himself ? Or was he, as per usual, lying through both sides of his hypocritical face ?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Michael Bloomberg Nanny State

Bloombo Dicto : ''I'm All Coked-Out on Sugary Drinks''

"If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, soon you'll have to buy your Coca-Cola from a guy in an alley," reported Benjamin Domenech over on American Thinker.

Michael-Bloomberg-Nanny-State-Sugary-Drinks, Michael-Bloomberg-Nanny-State-Sugary-Drinks

Meanwhile, now the ''Sugary Drinks Nanny'' has decided to become the ''Ganja Nanny'' to a new generation.

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