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Bloomberg: No Guardsmen for Brooklyn …They may want to bring their own guns

Remember the “Soup Nazi” from the Seinfeld show? He was the character that imperiously decided who could and who could not have soup. Well, in the wake of devastation from Hurricane Sandy, we have in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent behavior an unfunny reprise of that role.

The Brooklyn Paper reported on Nov. 1 that his honor told Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz that New York State National Guardsmen could not be deployed to help prevent looting in several hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhoods because “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

With no slight intended toward the NYPD, Markowitz said he believed that New York’s Finest were “brave, but overwhelmed” and that the city’s resources had been “stretched to the limit” in responding to the aftermath of the hurricane. The borough president was looking for additional personnel to help on a temporary basis in the disaster response, for which the Guard is suitably trained. Interestingly, National Guard troops already were deployed on southern Manhattan, a city borough which apparently does deserve Guard support.

Are Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun feelings so visceral that he would not make an exception for anti-looting duty by the National Guard? Does he know that many NYPD officers are also Guardsmen and that they would act with NYPD in a coordinated manner? Does he remember that armed Guardsmen stood post after the 9-11 terrorist attack?

The situation would be puzzling if not for Bloomberg’s long record of reactionary anti-gun activism. Now, we have another example. If law-abiding New York City residents weren’t denied their Second Amendment rights by the Mayor and his cohorts on the City Council, perhaps there wouldn’t be much looting to worry about. As it is, New York newspapers are carrying accounts of residents in Queens and elsewhere arming themselves with baseball bats and other improvised weapons to defend themselves against criminals.

We have seen a situation in Brooklyn that brings to mind the words of an unforgettable Seinfeld character, “No soup for you!” But this time, it’s not funny.





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7 Responses to “Bloomberg: No Guardsmen for Brooklyn …They may want to bring their own guns”

  1. frank

    Myth. Bloomberg in the first place crime in NYC has declined after Sandy

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/05/police-crime-in-new-york-city-plummeted-in-week-after-sandy/

    In the second place, didn’t NEED the Guard to perform policing duties. NYC already has a police force that would be equal to the 7th or 8th (can’t remember right now) largest army in the WORLD. He had that covered and sent the Guard back to doing what they do best in situations like this, that is logistical support.

  2. AD_Rtr_OS

    Couldn’t have the NG replacing the PD on the streets, that would effect the pocket-pay of too many cops, which would upset the cop-union, which would take it out on Hiz Honor at the next election.

  3. Larry Keane

    Tell that to my cousins who live in rhe Rockkaways and are in fear at night calling the situatipn lawless.

  4. Larry Keane

    Mayor Is term limited. Can run for reelection unless he again gets law changed so he can run again.

  5. sinesterserpentsixxx

    just goes to show new yorkers if they had any brains they would sue the city for denying them their ” INALIENABLE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS”. sullivan law is unconstitutional. and bloomberg is an idiot who wants control over the masses under his authority. not to mention the nypd is power hungry to keep there police force above the law when the civil populace is still under the ” NAZI” boot of bloomberg. get a lawyer and make a big fight of it. police state of america #1 new york new york city.

  6. Martin Mayberry

    Mayor Bloomberg is a leftwing nutjob!He is no different than Obama trying to get rid of the 2Nd amendment Not only is he against guns ,he is also involved in mayors against gun violence organization.And he also wants to control how big a soda you can buy in NYC restaurants! All i can say Mr Mayor is I don’t agree with you !,and DON’T TREAD ON ME!!!!

  7. hydtguy

    Word is the gangs were shooting at nypd rmp’s as soon as the e sun went down to keep nypd away so they could loot at will. The NG troops were given ” rules of engagement that stated they could return fire if fired on”. Mayor mike told the NG they could not return fire in his city. NG pulled out of Brooklyn, would not use men as targets.
    Note: mayor mike hasent visited coney island or far rockaway at night……pussy.