After a forum during which seven mayoral candidates described their plans to improve New York City’s safety, Mayor Bloomberg described the proceedings as “really depressing.”

“Not one addressed the real issues,” he said. “Not one had any creative ideas, other than they wanted apple pie and ice cream and not have anybody pay for it. These are the kind of promises that really leave you worried.”

The source of the mayor’s depression, apparently, was the much-discussed proposal to create an inspector general’s office that would independently oversee the actions of thy NYPD–a plan that even Bloomberg disciple Christine Quinn is getting behind.

See, Bloomberg believes that more oversight would somehow make the city less safe for everyone–including the young and black hispanic males who are unreasonably stopped, questioned, and frisked by NYPD officers every day.

But we’ll lay off. The mayor’s depressed, people! Take it easy on him.

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