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Tag: Mayor Bloomberg

Husband of Zombie Actress Questioned over Ricin-Tainted Letters Sent to Obama, Mayor Bloomberg from Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An investigation into who sent Ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Bloomberg has zeroed in on a Texan man who is married to actress Shannon Roger Guess, a zombie on the “Walking Dead,” The New York Daily News reports 

Nathan Richardson 33, was busted after his pregnant wife called police upon finding a suspicious substance in her refrigerator in Texas, the Daily News reported.

The father of five has been described as a person of interest.

Authorities have scoured the couple’s home in New Boston, Texas.

“They’ve only lived there about a year,” said neighbor Johnie Ruth Fields. “I don’t really know them, but this is pretty disturbing.”

Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t Want Ray Kelly to Head FBI

Mayor Bloomberg

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Despite what Sen. Charles Schumer says, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants his police commissioner Ray Kelly to stay put, according to the Huffington Post.

Schumer the other day told the New York Daily News that he’s going to push for Kelly to succeed FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who finishes up his 10-year term in September.

Bloomberg isn’t disputing that Kelly would make a good FBI director. It’s just that he’s darn happy with what he’s doing in New York.

“Ray Kelly served his time in Washington and did a great job there,” Bloomberg said, according to the Huffington Post. “I, for one, would like him…expect him to stay for the next 1,023 days.”

Kelly was the undersecretary for enforcement at the Department of the treasury from 1996 to 1998, the Huffington Post noted, and he was commissioner of the US Customs Service from 1998 to 2001.

The website said Bloomberg cited low crime rates and effective counter-terrorism as reasons for his fondness for Kelly.

Mayor Bloomberg Urges Atty. Gen. Holder To Decide Soon on Venue for 9/11 Trial

Mayor Bloomberg/city photo

Mayor Bloomberg/city photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg — better known in the N.Y. tabloids as “Bloomy” — wants Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. to make up his mind already about where he’ll try five 9/11 suspects including the alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the New York Post reports.

Quoting a response to a caller on his weekly radio show on WOR, Bloomberg said:

“I’ve given them my opinion. They can do what they want. I do think they should do it in the sense of making a decision one way or another. I hope the decision is to have the trials elsewhere.”

Holder this week told the Senate Judiciary Committee that no final decision on the matter had been made, and expressed opposition to any move to mandate that suspected terrorists be prosecuted in military trials only.

Bloomberg had come out against a New York trial,  echoing sentiments of many New Yorkers and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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NY Mayor Bloomberg Joins Chorus of People Who Want 9/11 Terror Trial to be Held Outside City

new york 2By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has always tried to be a good host to the countless visitors who come to the Big Apple each year.

But he seems to be changing his tune about playing host to suspected mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four others, who are supposed to go on trial in Manhattan sometime in the next two years or so.

“It would be great if the federal government could find a site that didn’t cost a billion dollars, which using downtown will,” he told reporters on Wednesday, according to the New York Times.

“It’s going to cost an awful lot of money and disturb an awful lot of people,” he said. “Can we provide security? Yes. Could you provide security elsewhere? Yeah, and I mean — the suggestion of a military base is probably a reasonably good one. Relatively easy to supply — to provide security. They tend to be outside of cities so that they don’t disrupt other people.”

The Times noted that it was an about face from the Bloomberg of two months ago, who said: ”It is fitting that 9/11 suspects face justice near the World Trade Center site where so many New Yorkers were murdered.”