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Ever since a candidate, Bloomberg bought and bullied his way in and out of everything. And since one of the bought parties is the media (some of which he owns) we never saw a bad headline about him. With his 3rd term approaching its end, NY Post became “brave” (even as Bloomberg’s designated successor, Quinn gets all the coverage by the same media)
Metro NY let us know today that NYPD lost it’s popularity lately.
Not any more explicit than that although the photo send one immediately to OWS.
Inside however the headline is stronger
the OWS photo is one which made some covers at the time
the article even has a passing reference to OWS
Last year was a rocky one for the NYPD. The largest police force in the U.S. at 34,500 officers strong was consistently under scrutiny for highly publicized scandals and shocking revelations. Rape accusations against police, a ticket-fixing scandal, reporters arrested while covering Occupy Wall Street — with each embarrassing headline, New York’s Finest damaged its once record-high level of trust among the public.
What is being even more gingerly avoided is Bloomberg’s name
Even after a scandal-ridden year for the NYPD, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made no direct reference to the gaffes during his 2012 State of the City Address earlier this month. Instead, he called the NYPD the best police force in the world.
His dictatorial ways barely get a passing mention
Stop-and-frisk tactics, introduced under Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration and stepped up by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, let cops pat down anyone they suspect of a crime. Critics call it unconstitutional, while Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly credit the practice with lower crime rates and more arrests.
But it’s the only coverage it gets.
I thought this was a headline that needed highlighted here
The complete quote from a speech 2 days ago – explaining why purchasing City Hall was a better deal that White House would be
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
Mind you, we already knew his personal wealth surpasses the national budget of many nations and he has his own media – bearing his name too. Many of us knew but he now brazenly confirmed that he thinks of New York as his personal kingdom and of the public employees (NYPD) as his personal army. Of course, there’s another implication to this: he openly wages war on the rest of us. Pretenses are over.
After all the implications of mutual violence in the news about “clashes between protesters and police” (never the other way), AM-NY choses a photo of a cop at Liberty Square to praise them for shooting very little this year. Maybe it’s because they vere involved very little with actual criminals.
yet another “protesters clash with police” situation
This is the story from FB
Marley Windham-Herman UC Davis. This occurred in the quad. The police arrived to take down the tents that the students had set up. They took down the tents. The protesters blocked the sidewalk, saying that they would move if their arrested friends would be released, which of course was not going to happen. The police could have easily walked ,around, over or even pushed through these protesters. The pepper spray and arrest is not an enactment of the law. It is a demonstration of power that the police have. If they back down and are “commanded” by a bunch of shouting students then they effectively lose their mandate to control. If you can shout at a police officer long enough to make them not write you a ticket, then everyone would. The role of the police is to protect persons and property. Their actions today protected no one but themselves.— in Davis, California.