Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s publicity stunt last week in the form of a Super Bowl gun control ad with his gun-grabbing cohort, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Bloomberg’s time in reducing gun crime could better be spent policing his own…police.
In a follow up to a story we reported on last October, on Monday, one of Bloomberg’s police officers pleaded guilty to charges that he led a group that took cash to illegally transport firearms into New York. The officer could face up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June.
Perhaps instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV ads, calling for national gun control laws, and sending private investigators into other states to surreptitiously video tape vendors at gun shows, Bloomberg should re-focus his efforts and his city’s finances on ensuring that his officers, who are sworn to uphold the law and arrest criminals who violate gun laws, are not breaking the law themselves.