While bragging about how his city is like a nation unto itself, with it's own diplomatic representation, and state department, Bloomberg says this.
I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world.
There you have it, militarization of the police from the mouth of NannyBloomberg himself.
And what nation is the Number seven that Bloomberg's mighty gendarmerie would supplant? Why the US. And how big is the US Army? 550,000
Wait... so the NYPD has more than half a million people on the payroll?
Well no. The NYPD has about 44,500 officers, auxiliary officers, and school safety agents.
Only off by over an order of magnitude eh Bloomberg?
Gross gross delusions of grandeur aside. This very man who crowing about the mass numbers of gunmen in his employ is the head of and financier of the leading Anti-Second Smendment Rights organization in the country.
Isn't it great when a "great leader", who has broken term limit rules to stay in office, brags about his power?
And Bloomberg's crusades against salt and transfats and other nannying nonsense is also well known.
As Weer'd is wont to say, they're not anti-gun, but anti-freedom.
Bloomberg antigun? Clearly, he loves armed people... but only if they've taken the "king's shilling" as it were. In fact, he seems to wish that he had a literal army of guys with guns at his beck and call.