Bloomberg seems to be losing it
"Looting has also become an issue in parts of the city. Police say 15 people in Queens are accused of ransacking various businesses in the Rockaways. ... In Brooklyn, police say more than a dozen people were arrested in Coney Island alone for looting."
Bloomberg's response: "the NYPD is the only people we want on the streets with guns."
We'd expect that'd be his response to self-defense, but he was talking about the National Guard.
UPDATE: HotAir wonders: "I’m not sure, but I think we’re witnessing the complete implosion of somebody who was once considered a pretty influential politician on the rise. Yes, Bloomberg doesn’t much care for the Second Amendment and doesn’t want people to have guns. We get it. But we’re talking about the National Guard here. Has this guy completely lost his mind?"
ANOTHER UPDATE: Bloomberg canceled (after receiving much public pressure, and making apologies) the NY Marathon, with its press center powered by four large generators. But, the NY Post is reporting,
"The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.
And that’s not all — stashed near the finish line of the canceled marathon were 20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar “space” blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water.
This while people who lost their homes in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island were freezing and going hungry."