Bloomberg, Gun Laws, and FDNY bias

OK, I will save you the trouble and ask the question for you: "What is an article about New York Firemen doing on Penny Dean's page?"

Do you remember when <a property="ctag:label" resource="" typeof="ctag:Tag" xmlns:ctag="" class="zem_slink freebase/en/michael_bloomberg rdfa" href="" title="Michael Bloomberg" rel="ctag:means wikipedia">Mayor Bloomberg</a> took it upon himself to punish legal, legitimate gun dealers all over the country (with no authority to do so, by the way)? Although the courts finally ruled that he was out of line, it was not before it cost his victims time and money to defend themselves.

And now the point: Bloomberg seems to have used his own subjective standard to make the determination, instead of using the rule of law.

Here is an article about a seemingly unrelated topic, but notice the last half of the headline, the part that we place in bold here (thanks <a href="">Errol Lewis</a>):

City's FDNY bias undermines King: <strong>Bloomberg kept choosing a flawed test over civil rights</strong>

<a href=" article at The New York Daily News</a> goes on to discuss how the court, "[i]n a blistering 90-page opinion" decided that the administration intentionally violated civil rights. Yes, <strong>intentionally</strong>.

And since words matter, let's look at two words here: "intentionally" as in "intentionally violated civil rights", and also the word "kept" as in "Bloomberg kept choosing".

What we seem to have here is a) someone with more time and money on his hands than we do, who b) has an agenda that is not in the public interest, non-pro-civil rights, and c) willpower to keep after his own agenda until he gets what he wants. Since he "kept choosing", it would seem that he is a willful, habitual, maybe even premeditated offender.

What do you think his ultimate goal or motive might be? Please log in and comment below.


<a property="ctag:label" resource="" typeof="ctag:Tag" xmlns:ctag="" class="zem_slink freebase/guid/9202a8c04000641f8000000000c01eaf rdfa" href="" title="Wikipedia" rel="ctag:means homepage">Wikipedia</a> says: "<a property="ctag:label" resource="" typeof="ctag:Tag" xmlns:ctag="" class="zem_slink freebase/en/civil_rights rdfa" href="" title="Civil and political rights" rel="ctag:means wikipedia">Civil and political rights</a> are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted <a property="ctag:label" resource="" typeof="ctag:Tag" xmlns:ctag="" class="zem_slink freebase/guid/9202a8c04000641f8000000000019a9e rdfa" href="" title="Government" rel="ctag:means wikipedia">government</a> action and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and <a property="ctag:label" resource="" typeof="ctag:Tag" xmlns:ctag="" class="zem_slink freebase/en/right rdfa" href="" title="Rights" rel="ctag:means wikipedia">political</a> life of the state without discrimination or repression."

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