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An anti-gun coalition of mayors.

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, police and press in tow, made a very public point of "visiting the homes of gun offenders," The Baltimore Sun reported. I guess that beat attending her arraignment in criminal court. "The mayor was charged last month with theft, perjury and misconduct after a state prosecutor's probe," the story continued. Dixon is a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition of mayors.

"Hartford's mayor turned himself in Tuesday on charges of having a city contractor do $40,000 in work at his home and paying for it only after being confronted by investigators," the AP reported. Mayor Eddie A. Perez "was charged with receiving a bribe and falsifying evidence ... The contractor, Carlos Costa, told investigators he believed he would be shut out of lucrative city contracts had he not done the work for free ..."

Perez is a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition of ...

"Racine, Wis., Mayor Arrested On Child Porn Charge," read the headline. "Gary Becker, 51, Released On Bond."

Becker was a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's antigun coalition ...

"Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was arrested ... on federal charges and is being held at the federal courthouse," wrote reporter Val Walton in The Birmingham News.

"Langford [is] accused in a US Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit of not disclosing $156,000 in payments ... as part of a plan to secure Jefferson County financial business," the story explained.

Langford is a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's antigun ...

"A municipal court judge in this shore town found the mayor of Jersey City guilty of obstructing justice and resisting arrest in a clash with a police officer a little more than a year ago," Jonathan Miller wrote in The New York Times. "The mayor, Jerramiah T. Healy, said in a news conference after the verdict that he had no intention of resigning his office ..."

Healey is a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ...

"The former Detroit mayor is moving to a new home ... a 15-by-10-foot county jail cell where he will spend the next 120 days for lying during a civil trial to conceal an extramarital affair," Time Magazine reported. "[Kwame] Kilpatrick resigned in September after 8 months of accusations, denials and litigation that cost the city millions of dollars ..."

Kilpatrick was a member of ...

"Potential jurors' opinions of Jackson Mayor Frank Melton were mixed ... during the second day of jury selection in the upcoming federal civil rights trial of Melton ..." Kathleen Baydala wrote in The Clarion Ledger.

"Melton [is] accused of violating search-and-seizure laws related to [his] role in [a] warrantless raid [and faces] five to 25 years in prison if convicted on all counts."

Melton is a member ...

"More than a year after denying it, the newly elected mayor of Portland [Sam Adams] has admitted having a sexual relationship with a male teenager in 2005," the AP reported.

Do I even have to tell you?

And might it be fair to ask why these mayors with such apparent self control issues are so bent on controlling the rest of us?

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Title Annotation:RIGHTS WATCH
Author:Codrea, David
Publication:Guns Magazine
Date:Jun 1, 2009
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