Michael is in charge of one of the largest military units in the world–the New York Police Department. He says cops should go on strike if civilians don’t hand over their guns. Is he suggesting that his police officers go on strike without gun control? I don’t think so. It’s really unbelievable.
Read this from Reason:
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN’s Piers Morgan last night that he doesn’t “understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”
We’ve been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.”
Bloomberg and The New York Times are both wrong:
Here’s the rest of the story.