NYC Mayor Bloomberg has shown he is often delusional when it comes to his role as a public servant. He has proven to be a far better servant of the elite and their police state measures every chance he gets.
As the Occupy Wall Street protests gathered momentum, it was Bloomberg who attacked activists with charges of undermining the economy and tourism. When police turned to pepper spray and beatings (caught clearly on film), no condemnation was forthcoming.
(Incidentally, a Manhattan court has just ruled that there will be no charges issued against these officers since, using force is “part of their job.”)
Rather than reign in his out-of control police, premeditated mass arrests ensued which drew lawsuits from protesters. Now, more than a decade after 9/11, New York currently stands as one of the most high-tech militarized cities on the planet, in addition to having carte blanche to impose a whole range of unconstitutional measures across the city. Nevertheless, Bloomberg apparently still feels restricted by that quaint document some know as the formative rule of law upon which citizens can depend for their safety. Rather, he suggests that it is he and his police state that should provide additional protection.
Bloomberg recently invoked 9/11, yet again, in order to echo concerns surrounding the Boston Marathon Bombings and the world in which we live. As Politicker reports:
“But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.
“…we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.
“We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to,” he said.
More surveillance than what already exists? And who has been most responsible for taking away our freedoms? As highlighted by Deborah Natsios from Cryptome, the current NYC Ring of Steel has created a public domain which is a Threatscape – a full spectrum response system to all potential security risks – “the new utopia of an anonymity free city where each sovereign subject is identified and every outlaw is tracked in perpetuity.”
And it doesn’t stop there. As we reported just a month ago, Bloomberg has already admitted that Big Brother is here and to expect police drones . . . and we had better adapt:
“You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, there’ll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like it or not,” Bloomberg said Friday. “The argument against using automation is just this craziness that ‘Oh, it’s Big Brother.’ Get used to it!’ Big Brother is watching. Now get used to it!”
Evidently the drone industry has wasted no time to make a PR push in order to capitalize on the tragedy. In yesterday’s statement, Bloomberg appears to be stunningly honest in his assessment of the problem-reaction-solution method that leads to constitutional rights being eliminated in favor of handing over increasing power to the state:
“It really says something bad about us that we have to do it. But our obligation first and foremost is to keep our kids safe in the schools; first and foremost, to keep you safe if you go to a sporting event; first and foremost is to keep you safe if you walk down the streets or go into our parks,” he said. “We cannot let the terrorists put us in a situation where we can’t do those things. And the ways to do that is to provide what we think is an appropriate level of protection.”
Given the track record of everything that has been put in place to turn New York City into a military encampment with roving bands of thug police given explicit permission to bash the heads of anyone who dissents, Bloomberg has proven to be the perfect man for the job of changing the U.S. Constitution. Naturally, then, it is the NYC model that is destined to be offered across the nation now that de facto martial law has been set as a precedent in Boston under the euphemism: lockdown.
However, if we still live in an increasingly dangerous world, as he suggests, then how has public safety been improved by measures already undertaken? Instead, it is Bloomberg and his ilk that are responsible for making America one of the most dangerous locations on the planet by shredding the Constitution and creating a permanent war zone.
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