Mister Mayor

Mike Bloomberg Doesn't Care How Banks Treat Poor People

"We're not going to back away from tactics that work," says @MikeBloomberg on stop&frisk.

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) May 18, 2012

It's your Friday morning fun time with Mayor Mike on the radio, and he's serving it up hot as usual today. And he's not doing any favors for the presumable next mayor, Chris Quinn, who wants to know about how banks treat poor neighborhoods before the City keeps its money there.

Harsh words from @MikeBloomberg on Quinn's banking bill: "city going into regulatory business of banking sets probably a new low for idiocy"

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) May 18, 2012


Mayor Mike: My Stop and Frisk Police State Is Working!

Mayor says one utility of stop & frisk is that it discourages gun possession, since NYers think they could be stopped by police.

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) May 11, 2012

"The number of guns that we've been finding has continued to go down, which says the program at this scale is doing a great job," says mayor

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) May 11, 2012

Mike Bloomberg's weekly Friday radio chit-chat time went short this week, but—like every Friday—he still managed to let a real doozy rip. (Previously: "usually when we roll up they frisk themselves.") Something something "attachment mayoring."