Bloomberg likes weed, not Coca Cola // so then why not legalize both?

June 5, 2012

(Daily Caller) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (AP Photo/David Karp) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he would support New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decrease arrests for marijuana possession during routine police stops, reports The New York Times. The announcement comes days after Bloomberg’s announced proposal to limit the size of sodas in the city. Cuomo wants lawmakers to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view. Current state law results in the arrest of thousands of people for having small amounts of marijuana in public view because they had been ordered to empty their pockets during police stops. The governor’s proposal seeks to make possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana in public view a violation instead of a misdemeanor. The maximum fine would be $100 for first-time offenders, and there would be no possibility of jail time. New York City police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly issued a memorandum to officers last September ordering them not to arrest people who only have marijuana displayed in public as a result of being ordered by police officers to empty their pockets. The governor’s proposal is “consistent with the commissioner’s directive,” Bloomberg said.
However, there is evidence that Kelly’s memorandum had little effect on low-level marijuana arrests.

Really… take the plunge. Legalize Marijuana. This is silly


Bloomberg Assails Showing of Anti-Muslim Film to Police – NYTimes.com

January 25, 2012

They say it like it is a bad thing

The mayor on Tuesday.(cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com) Mike Groll/Associated PressThe mayor on Tuesday. ALBANY – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Tuesday that whoever decided to show a film depicting American Muslims as extremists to nearly 1,500 city police officers “exercised some terrible judgment.”
Mr. Bloomberg said that neither he nor the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, had known at the time that the film, “The Third Jihad,” was being shown to officers. Speaking to reporters after testifying here at a state budget hearing, Mr. Bloomberg said that the film had not been shown at the Police Academy.
“It was done someplace else and as soon as they found out about it they stopped it and took it down,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “Somebody exercised some terrible judgment. I don’t know who. We’ll find out.”
When the screening of the film for some officers was first revealed last year by Tom Robbins of The Village Voice, the Police Department’s main spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said it had been screened “a couple of times.”But an article in The New York Times Tuesday, based on documents received by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School through a Freedom of Information request, showed that it had been shown repeatedly for at least three months.
The film says that few Muslim leaders can be trusted. It also includes an interview with Mr. Kelly, which, Mr. Browne said, had been lifted from old footage.