Mayor Bloomberg's selective perspective

Mayor Bloomberg has called for a little perspective in evaluating the latest horrific death from being shoved in front of an oncoming train. Unlike his hysterical reaction to gun deaths, seeing no reason on earth why the benefits of gun ownership (self-defense, recreation, and a guard against tyranny) should be balanced against the downside in the form of homicide, the mayor sees important tradeoffs when it comes to the presence of as many as 11,000 psychotic people living on the streets on New York City - including perhaps the latest accused subway murderess Erika Menendez, whose purported act  is now also described as a hate crime - somehow making murder even worse. Tom Hays of the AP reports: Bloomberg, asked earlier Friday about the episode at a station on Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood, pointed to legal and policy changes that led to the release of many mentally ill people from psychiatric institutions from the 1960s through 1990s. "The courts or the law...(Read Full Post)