Hunting Season is still going strong!

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    Dec 11, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    http://tinyurl.com/yacj3z3

    "NEW YORK – The mayor railed against gun violence on Friday, one day after a street peddler died in a shootout with police outside a hotel in bustling Times Square.

    Raymond Martinez, 25, was killed by a plainclothes sergeant Thursday after trading gunfire in an area crowded with tourists and holiday shoppers

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about the shooting while appearing at a Manhattan charity event, and he used the question to discuss one of his signature issues — illegal firearms and gun violence in New York and other big cities.

    "We've got to stop this," Bloomberg said. "This is one of the great public health threats. And our police officers are clearly in danger...."
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    Dec 11, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    yeah this is a pretty bizarre story -- i mean, a shootout in times square right in front of the marriot marquis! it's like tourist central... icon_eek.gif
    wacky! i've never approved of those street pedlers either, the sidewalk is WAY too crowded to give up space for stolen cd's.
    one more reaosn to avoid midtown!