Leading GOP candidates to replace him include Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, who is vocally antigun, and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who voted for SAFE. I believe her excuse for doing so was Bloomberg made her do it.
He ended up spending half that:
“… The second biggest donor, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also spent much of his cash — about half of his $27.7 million total — through his own PAC, Independence USA PAC. And, like [Tom] Steyer, Bloomberg had mixed results that raised questions about the effectiveness of his strategy, which sometimes seemed in conflict with itself …”
Fox Business News contributor Charles Payne tells it like it is:
The NAACP blaming guns for the brutal murder of two NYPD officers isn't a surprise. The org must stick with this narrative for 2 reasons.
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) December 24, 2014
A) it excuses the slaughter of blacks by blacks removing accountability B) creates boogeymen of evil white racists making killing machines
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) December 24, 2014
Fox News reports, “Dems race to back Clinton even before 2016 announcement“:
“High-profile Democrats are jumping on the “Ready for Hillary” bandwagon, supporting Clinton for president before she even enters the race — boosting her presumptive candidacy and potentially their own political fortunes …”
And driving another nail into Andrew Cuomo’s political coffin.
“… A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a courthouse source said … On Tuesday night, Johnson released Travis Maye, 26, without bail following his arrest in a violent melee with cops earlier that day … According to a transcript of Maye’s arraignment hearing, prosecutor Tziyonah Langsam asked for $100,000 bail, reciting the threats Maye allegedly made after being subdued. “Once handcuffed, the defendant yelled, ‘I Googled all of you. Find out where you live. I don’t know about dead cops or your families. I will meet you in a bodega and get you. You will die,’ ” Langsam said …”
If this doesn’t prove the need for more gun control I don’t know what does.
At least one elected official thinks this is bad, though Bill is from Rochester not NYC:
Lunatic judge — will deBlasio re-appoint her to bench? Will be a bellwether decision for future of his Admin – http://t.co/pUWlytv3zB
— Bill Nojay (@BillNojay) December 25, 2014
If you thought nobody could sink lower than the race hustlers at the NAACP calling for more gun control, think again:
“A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a killer shooting cops in their car — and is awaiting trial in two unrelated cases involving assault and gun possession. Johnson’s stunning no-bail decision came just two days after Saturday’s broad-daylight slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by a gunman bent on avenging the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police …”
What is even more outrageous is that I have not seen a single elected official come out and denounce this judge.
“… The gunman was a dangerous person who reportedly could not legally purchase or possess a firearm due to his criminal record. Reports are that the silver semi-automatic Taurus handgun the shooter used to kill the police officers was purchased in 1996 at a pawn shop in Atlanta – but not by the shooter. As the shooter could not legally possess a firearm, we urge authorities to determine how this dangerous individual acquired the firearm and hold the person or persons that supplied it accountable, as appropriate …”
Notice that nowhere in their presser do they say the killer was responsible for his actions. They want to hold a 3rd party accountable. This is part of their long standing attempts at holding gun dealers and manufacturers responsible for a 3rd party’s actions through strict liability.