Tag Archives: Michael R. Bloomberg

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Richard Dahl  
Visiting NYC? Prepare to be Frisked

If you’re planning to visit New York in the near future, be prepared to be patted down by a cop for no reason whatsoever. That’s the message being sent to the general public by the Bloomberg administration in the form of recent statistics released by the city’s police department about its street-stop practices: 203,500 street stops during the first four months of 2012, up from 183,326 over the same period last year. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelley, speaking at a …

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Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Government Your Personal Rights by Richard Dahl  
Bloomberg to Congress: Stop Kowtowing to the Gun Lobby

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has called upon Congress to enact tougher guns laws after four of his city’s police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a hostage situation in Brooklyn on April 8. Those shootings brought to eight the number of NYPD officers who have been shot in recent months—one of them resulting in a fatality—and, according to Bloomberg, all the guns used in those events were illegally owned. “And make no mistake: It will …

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