Mayor Bloomberg Can’t Believe You Took Him Literally, You Guys!

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the 2012 Doris C. Freedman Award Ceremony at Gracie Mansion on May 16, 2012 in New York City.
Come on! Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty

He doesn't actually want police officers to go on strike! That would be a crazy suggestion! Especially coming from a mayor who relies on the country's largest police force to keep his city from devolving into a cesspool of crime and chaos like that scene in The Dark Knight Rises where [SPOILER] the police were all trapped underground and people started looting the homes of wealthy people like Michael Bloomberg!

"I didn’t mean literally go on strike," Bloomberg told reporters today. "In fact, in New York, they can’t go on strike. There’s a law against it." Incidentally, the law prohibits certain public figures encouraging police officers to go on strike, too.