Bloomberg Refuses National Guard Entry Into Brooklyn Because They Carry Guns

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned the National Guard away from Brooklyn because they were carrying guns.
NewsBusters reported, via FOX Nation:

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Markowitz demanded the National Guard’s help just an hour before Bloomberg’s press conference, claiming that the NYPD and FDNY are “brave — but overwhelmed” by all the challenges Sandy brought when it visited the borough on Monday night: flooding, power outages, and looting.

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  • Noovuss

    bg #80

    Sounds like an average weekend in Detroit.
    I live north of Detroit and this is what electing Demorats buys you.
    I only feel sorry for the innocent conservatives along for the ride.
    This is exactly why “prepping” is a wise course to pursue.

  • Fionnagh

    Noovuss is just trolling.

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  • Buffalobob

    Bloomie,“The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.” except there may be a few youts that didn’t get the memo.

  • Noovuss

    #82 Fionnagh:
    Well, you have three of them going…
    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

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  • squeaky

    bad weather may be moving in and it’s only going to get worse. stuff his need to make a political statement by keeping extra hands out of the emergency. if people have to suffer even one additional day because of bureaucratic constipation…….i’ve been there and done that [a year ago] so if all the breaks for those people are bad. we had the benefit of decent weather that made our situation somewhat bearable but let the unseasonably cold blow in and the pain will be ratcheted up.

  • Granny

    #27 November 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    Robert commented:

    Doomberg discredits the theory that local responders are best in an emergency. That theory doesn’t hold if you have idiot Democrat politicians displaying such stupidity.

    Absolutely not so. Irene did horrendous damage to the state of Vermont last year. We had massive flooding virtually everywhere in the state, countless homes destroyed, 14 towns entirely cut off from the outside world, state offices flooded nearly to the rafters, many of the water treatment facilities flooded.

    FEMA took weeks to arrive. Many people who waited for FEMA are still waiting. The Red Cross never showed up at all. Folks in one town got together their heavy equipment and cut their own entrance onto the interstate. Isolation solved! Our Green Mountain Boys (some are girls but the name has a long, proud history) flew water, food and medical supplies into cut off communities, some for weeks.

    Local is always faster and more efficient. Usually it is also cheaper.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Thanks Granny. Good info.

    Looting and violence… and no National GUARD with their “big bad guns?

    Someone is blocking access for local help from the citizenry as well .

    National Guard now controlled by the Feds.

    This all comes from the top. The very top. The POTUS.


    Great info on survival earlier: one is none, two is one. This disaster proves that people won’t be taken care of by those they’ve employed to do so.

  • nate j

    Hey New Yorkers, you voted for this clown. You get what you deserve.

  • Candy

    That’s funny, because I see the National Guard at Penn Station with guns all the time… since 9/11.

    Ditto for Grand Central.

    Will NYC be used as a test case for the graduating class of young, FEMA folks?

    Tread lightly Bloomie…it’s obvious you don’t know Brooklyn.

    Trust me.

  • squeaky

    [Victims of superstorm Sandy on the East Coast struggled against the cold on Sunday amid fuel shortages and power outages, two days ahead of an election that polls suggest is a dead heat between…] it’s never a good time but the cold is blowing in

  • squeaky

    imagine this on a larger scale. i don’t know anything about the possibilities or myths of electro magnetic pulse but a count down was given as to how long it would take cities to turn major big time nightmares. anything that disrupts the necessities – survival of the fittest. dog eat dog.

  • creeper

    I live right next to the flood-prone Mississippi River. From long experience I can tell you that no one…NO ONE…knows more about helping people after a disaster than the National Guard.

    Bloomberg’s action is despicable and will result in more pain and suffering.

  • Amjean

    I would venture to say that the National Guard has better weapons and disaster
    training than New York’s police department.

  • Chris

    What can he do if they came? Nothing. They can’t be arrested.

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  • archer52

    Bloomberg is a control freak and an ideologue. Napoleon in modern times.

    Like I said in my post. Bloomberg is one horse and sideways hat from being Napoleon

  • Donna Morin

    I say after this stunt on Bloomberg’s part that he should be made to walk through the streets of New York without his bodyguards. Let him feel as vulnerable as the citizens he claims to care about…