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What Should NYC Mayor Bloomberg Fight Next?

Fef 2012/08/01 07:31:54
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to stand in front of the media and tell us the importance of outlawing our favorite foods and bad habits. Bloomberg has tried to ban large, sugary sodas and smoking in public. Meanwhile, real crime in NYC with real victims gets far less attention. Serious crime like murder, rape, robbery and assault has increased over 4% in the city in the past year.

Tragically, the crime of rape has increased in New York City by 34% in the past four weeks. The NYPD CompStat report shows 141 rapes occurred in 28 days -- over five rapes per day. Robberies have increased nearly 6% in 2012.

The previous New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, cut crime by nearly 75% during his term (1994-2001). Giuliani's and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton adopted an aggressive enforcement/deterrent strategy based on James Q. Wilson's "Broken Windows" approach. Together they reduced serious crimes from 430,460 incidents in 1993 (before Giuliani took office) to 162,064 in 2001 (when Giuliani left office).

NYC has continued to cut crime historically since 2001, but recent years buck that trend and show an increase in crime. Has Mayor Bloomberg lost focus on the real danger to society -- violence and property crimes? Or should Mayor Bloomberg continue taking cues from the Obama Administration and focus on banning unhealthy lifestyles?

(All data provided by the NYPD CompStat unit's public records)

Read More: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_s...

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  • Callaway 2012/08/01 10:54:39
    Rape and Robbery
    Callaway
    +5
    Let's be honest here Mayor Bloomingwimp has lost touch with reality in general. He's been a light weigh putz since he was elected he continues to lose weight soon he will be able to fly around the room like freaking Peter Pan at the rate he's going lately. Out of his league.

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  • James 2012/08/20 00:57:11
  • foy49 2012/08/04 20:01:53
    Rape and Robbery
    foy49
    Or His ego.
  • Sandman366 2012/08/04 01:04:56
    Rape and Robbery
    Sandman366
    Any attempt to limit drink size will fail horribly. If you get a small one, they'll just get refills. Or just get multiple of the smaller size. He won't get anywhere with that, and it's extremely stupid to begin with.

    Perhaps he should focus on an actual problem, instead of banning drink sizes.
  • Michael S. 2012/08/01 22:30:21
    Rape and Robbery
    Michael S.
    I'd rather he just spend his time fighting against his own authoritarian urges. He'd be doing the world a favor just by never passing another law again.
  • rocker1446 2012/08/01 22:01:57
    Rape and Robbery
    rocker1446
    He should ban oxygen. That would show 'em. (Preferably just for himself)
  • Iamfree 2012/08/01 21:02:30
    Rape and Robbery
    Iamfree
    It's what he SHOULD fight, but I'm sure he'll consider cheeseburgers to be his next major target.
  • Gregaj7 2012/08/01 18:23:41
    Rape and Robbery
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Himself.
  • none 2012/08/01 17:00:25
    Rape and Robbery
    none
    Liberal stupidity is the first thing he should be working on but then he'd have to deal with himself.
  • jasmine1 2012/08/01 16:45:19 (edited)
    Rape and Robbery
    jasmine1
    I hit this button because "Stupid Liberals" was not a choice. It should have been. Actually Bloomberg needs to get real with the needs of a big city and stop acting like a moron. Crime is becoming a very big issue and possibly he should call Giuliani for advice.
  • frank 2012/08/01 16:43:44
    Salty Foods & Soy Lattes
    frank
    I think that the next thing he needs to take up would be to ban IDIOTs from holding public office; such as mayor.
  • Angryface01 2012/08/01 16:16:25
    Rape and Robbery
    Angryface01
    but I get his ploy... harder to change crime numbers than it is to aggressively attack something already under fire from every other agency.
  • Schläue~© 2012/08/01 15:49:20
    Rape and Robbery
    Schläue~©
    Perhaps he can declare war on chronic stupidity and submit himself for psychiatric evaluation.
  • thefatguy 2012/08/01 15:47:21
    Rape and Robbery
    thefatguy
    +1
    He should fight his own impulses to be a totalitarian dictator.
  • Fef 2012/08/01 15:13:53
    Rape and Robbery
    Fef
    +2
    Bloomberg should stop acting as Obama's proxy and campaigner so he can help New Yorkers
  • santa6642 2012/08/01 14:56:15
    Salty Foods & Soy Lattes
    santa6642
    +1
    And himself.
  • politicalsoldier 2012/08/01 14:48:56
    Rape and Robbery
    politicalsoldier
    Why don't daddy Bloomturd get the f#$% out of everybody's business and focus on what's important. Of course if the law abiding citizens in NYC could own guns, they wouldn't have a rape and robbery problem.

    What I'd really like to see him fighting is some one's fist of freedom punching him right in his fascist, turtle-looking face.
  • ChiTownGirl 2012/08/01 14:47:13
    Rape and Robbery
    ChiTownGirl
    +1
    You'd think this out of touch whack job, who defied his own state's 2-term limit rule by convening a 15-member panel (appointed by him of course) to keep himself in power like the tyrant that he is. Salt, soda, sugar, now baby formula, what's next?

    I'd like to be a fly on the fall in this guy's multimillion dollar brownstone to see what he, in fact, eats when out of the public eye, come on. I'm sure he has a big fat cigar to go along with his sugar, salt, fat-laden meals and nightcap!!!
  • Fashion... ChiTown... 2012/08/01 18:11:01
    Fashionable60s
    He is known to love fried chicken and meat loaf, not exactly dietetic food.
  • ChiTown... Fashion... 2012/08/01 18:52:05
    ChiTownGirl
    Oh yeah, his chefs are whipping up all kinds of goodies for him in all his lavish homes all around the world!! He stuffs his face at the finest restaurants, drinks the finest spirits, smokes the best cigars. His hypocrisy is sickening.

    I admire him for his success and entrepreneurship, but wish he would keep his warped nanny-state ideas to himself.
  • merlinskiss 2012/08/01 14:32:17
    Rape and Robbery
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Actually windmill jousting came to mind...
  • BifDaddy 2012/08/01 14:20:37
    Rape and Robbery
    BifDaddy
    Himself.
  • Semper Fi 2012/08/01 13:50:18
    Salty Foods & Soy Lattes
    Semper Fi
    +1
    I think he should now really focus on choosing what television and radio stations his city has access to, and also ban butter. Those should be his next top priorities.
  • Chewie Semper Fi 2012/08/07 12:14:09
    Chewie
    the mayor here has,changed our rock format to top 40,so no one to promote metal bands here now,and he owns all of the radio stations
  • GoodEncounter 2012/08/01 13:47:47
    Salty Foods & Soy Lattes
    GoodEncounter
    +1
    Given the stupid things Bloomberg has been fighting, Salty Foods and Soy Lattes sound like a logical (for Bloomberg) fight. Seriously the man needs some serious mental health help. He's goofy!!!!! And that's an understatement and a nice way of saying "he's snapped".
  • mwg0735 2012/08/01 13:43:58
  • TheR 2012/08/01 13:29:47 (edited)
    Rape and Robbery
    TheR
    +1
    Let's see: The Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, The CIA, The NRA, Larry Silverstein, The 911 Commission Report, The Libor Scandal, Tim Geithner because he knew about it, and going to movies playing Batman. But first he should help OJ.
  • kevjon 2012/08/01 12:26:44
    Rape and Robbery
    kevjon
    +2
    Bloomberg, just like Obama is trying to divert his public from the real issues, that and liberals love all the stupid hype versus serious issues.
  • Headhunter 13 2012/08/01 12:25:42
    Rape and Robbery
    Headhunter 13
    +1
    How about his own ignorance and stupidity
  • Brian 2012/08/01 12:21:15
    Rape and Robbery
    Brian
    +3
    How about his growing senility !!!
  • tom C 2012/08/01 12:05:49
    Rape and Robbery
    tom  C
    +3
    I just hope he doesn't try to run for higher office......
    keep him in NYC
  • Sissum71*AFCL* 2012/08/01 11:52:35
    Rape and Robbery
    Sissum71*AFCL*
    +3
    Unfortunately, this is no longer common sense.
  • BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROC... 2012/08/01 11:48:05
    Rape and Robbery
    BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROCK-N-R
    +3
    Looks like he is trying to turn the big apple into Apple sauce. a politician Will choose only the battles, that are easy to win. call out the candy cops take a ride down easy street. the next stop, is the white house
  • CAPISCE 2012/08/01 11:41:49
    Rape and Robbery
    CAPISCE
    +2
    He should keep it close to home and fight insanity
  • Callaway 2012/08/01 10:54:39
    Rape and Robbery
    Callaway
    +5
    Let's be honest here Mayor Bloomingwimp has lost touch with reality in general. He's been a light weigh putz since he was elected he continues to lose weight soon he will be able to fly around the room like freaking Peter Pan at the rate he's going lately. Out of his league.
  • JMCC 2012/08/01 09:57:33 (edited)
    Rape and Robbery
    JMCC
    +4
    Especially on Wall Street - apparently there has been the raping of nations and pension funds forming the wholesale theft of trillions of dollars....
  • darwolf 2012/08/01 09:07:27
    Rape and Robbery
    darwolf
    +3
    Fighting rape and robbery should on the top of his list. But i would like to see Bloomberg stick his up his butt and fight for air.
  • KingdomNow 2012/08/01 08:52:40
    Rape and Robbery
    KingdomNow
    +4
    Oh wait, rape and robbery are normal activities in NYC.
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/08/01 08:21:31
    Rape and Robbery
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    That would be nice.
  • NoBama Man 2012/08/01 08:14:25 (edited)
    Rape and Robbery
    NoBama Man
    +3
    I chose Rape and Robbery because that's what we pay him for...

    but this is the RIGHT answer...

    hit yourself

    HIMSELF...
  • james.bowman.146 2012/08/01 07:54:41
    Salty Foods & Soy Lattes
    james.bowman.146
    +3
    Not living in New York, I'd find this choice to be more enjoyable to read about. :)
    ban on soda

    ban on soda

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