BREAKING: NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg Uses Bodyguards to Bully Journalist in Washington (Updated)
Jason Mattera caught up with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg at the US Conference of Mayors on January 18. Bloomberg has been making headlines lately for pushing gun control, and New York State passed one of the most sweeping gun bans in the nation earlier in January.
Mattera confronts Mayor Bloomberg and asks him to disarm his praetorian guard, in the spirit of gun control. Bloomberg balks.
"Uh, we'll get back to you on that," Bloomberg says. Bloomberg's five visible, and very large and armed, bodyguards get between Mattera and the mayor.
But that's not where the story ends.
Once Mattera's brief conversation with Bloomberg is over, he leaves the scene.
And one of Bloomberg's body guards follows him.
Though the confrontation took place in Washington, D.C., NYPD Officer Stockton claims that he has "security jurisdiction." Officer Stockton then tries to get Jason's personal information. Mattera refuses, so Officer Stockton follows him down the street. The officer is clearly trying to intimidate Mattera for asking Bloomberg a question that made the mayor uncomfortable. There is no reason to believe that the officer is acting without orders from Mayor Bloomberg.
Mattera has been playing clips from the video today on the Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera. Watch the full video here.
Update: Jason Mattera tweeted that there Officer Stockton's claim of "security jurisdiction" doesn't hold water.
We checked with a former NY prosecutor who said there is no such thing as "security jurisdiction." Paging Bloomberg: breitbart.com/Big-Journalism…
— Jason Mattera (@JasonMattera) January 28, 2013