Michelle Malkin Says Mayor Bloomberg “Endorsed Anarchy” in Suggesting Police Officers Go on Strike Over Gun Control in Wake of Colorado Shooting
Just hours after the deadly movie theater shooting in Colorado, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers go on strike over the gun control issue. He said, “I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up, collectively, and say ‘We’re gonna go on strike. We’re not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.' After all, police officers want to go home to their families, and we’re doing everything we can to make their job more difficult, but more importantly, more dangerous by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”
The mayor has since backpedaled on those comments, but that has not stopped the conversation over the issue.
Gov. Chris Christie weighed in, saying, “Mayor Bloomberg is obviously passionate about this issue. He’s not restricting himself to stay out of politics during tragedies. This is a guy who’s very outspoken, by the way, on not allowing politics to enter the tragedy of 9/11. I wish he would show the same restraint concerning this tragedy.”
Michelle Malkin, on Tuesday night’s Hannity made a point that it’s illegal for the mayor to suggest that police officers go on strike. She said Bloomberg “endorsed anarchy” by calling on police officers, who are employed by the government, to strike. She continued, “And then afterwards, he had to eat his own words because of course his lawyers probably reminded him of something called the Taylor ordinance, which prohibits government officials from officially endorsing public strikes like this, which endanger the public.”