‘Nanny’ Bloomberg Objects To Cameras On His Cops

Wake Up America – by Susan Duclos   

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, associated with nanny state policies like the use of video surveillance as one of the more effective means to combat crime and an unconstitutional ban of large sugary drinks, is now whining after a judge ruled New York’s “stop and frisk” program was unconstitutional and ordered that New York cops in certain areas, including Mott Haven in the Bronx, East Harlem in Manhattan, Jamaica and Hollis in Queens, East New York in Brooklyn and the North Shore of Staten Island, berequired to wear cameras.

Bloomberg’s attitude quickly changed when he now asserts “It would be a nightmare,” he said. “We can’t have your cameraman follow you around and film things without people questioning whether they deliberately chose an angle, whether they got the wholepicture in.”

Contrary to Bloomberg’s assertion, Judge Scheindlin cited an example of where cops wearing cameras, were completely effective. The example she cites is Rialto, Calif. In the first 12 months of a program there and half of the department’s 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras, complaints against the police dropped 88 percent compared with the previous 12 months.

I guess Bloomberg’s nanny state mentality is fine for thee but not for me.


5 thoughts on “‘Nanny’ Bloomberg Objects To Cameras On His Cops

  1. They take pictures of the people then – all being fair – the people can take pictures vdeos of the cops then right? 🙂 They wan`t to exonerate the cops of any wrong doing then they should welcome the people to video the cops as much as possible right 🙂 🙂 🙂 That is unless they have something to hide LOL.

  2. All Police should be required to wear cam’s 24/7! Considering what they are in the name of public safety. It would save 100s of shootings a year. Many a dogs life. People being tazer shot on our streets. And bring there comments to the public back in line. And go a long way in ending there I am a police officer I am allowed to attitude to a halt. We are no longe safe fromwhat we have in police in America!

  3. …my Father was a 6’9, 350 lb corrupt St. Louis Cop….retired…my Mother was a Court Clerk..she embezzled thousands from the ticket fund…my brother and I used to drive around in his patrol car smoking weed out of a suction cup bowl attached to the dash..and a three foot section of tubing…he was eventually arrested for counterfeiting $100 bills…I was once arrested for “failure to appear” because my Mom had told me she had “fixed my ticket”…but then it seems that she forgot…and so I found myself in front of the judge…trying to figure out how to explain my fix…..”well, your Honor…my corrupt Mom…told me she’d fixed the ticket…, umm…but …ummm?”

    My point being…I think most police agencies are simply corrupt extensions of their political leadership..some individuals may try..or want to be honest… but the system doesn’t allow the presence of “honest souls”…so what you end up with is the corrupt-of-the-corrupt…my parents were horrible people… I can’t imagine having been a part of their generation…


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves – the Life of an Insane family

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