OFFICERS INVOLVED in the shooting in front of the Empire State Building on Friday were reportedly responsible for the shooting of innocent bystanders in the mayhem.
From the New York Times:
From a distance of less than 10 feet, the officers, Craig Matthews and Robert Sinishtaj, answered in unison; one shot nine times and the other seven. Investigators believe at least 7 of those 16 bullets struck the gunman, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. But the officers also struck some, if not all, of the nine bystanders who were wounded. – Decision by 2 Officers to Open Fire in Busy Midtown Leaves Bystanders Wounded
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of the leaders in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, as well as the battle to get illegal guns off city streets.