Bloomberg Explains Why New York Isn't Oakland

The riotous conflagration that happened in Oakland earlier this week couldn’t happen in New York City for one simple reason: no tear gas.

John Gambling, on his weekly chat with Mayor Mike Bloomberg on WOR this morning, tried to get Mr. Bloomberg to talk about the Oakland riots, but the mayor demurred.

“I can’t talk about other cities. Our responsibilities are to talk about your rights and your safety and I think we’re trying to do that,” the mayor said. “Other cities have different geographies, different numbers of police offices and firefighters, different training, different management. I don’t know. All I know, is it’s this administration’s responsibility to make sure that the New York City public has the world’s best police department, fire department, and I think we do.” Read More Bloomberg Explains Why New York Isn't Oakland