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Monday, December 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg: No favors for Plax

Posted by's Matt Mosley

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg made it clear Monday that Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress wouldn't receive any preferential treatment after being charged with two counts of felony possession of a weapon in the second degree and released on a $100,000 bond. Bloomberg has consistently fought for tougher gun laws during his time as mayor.

"I don't think anybody should be exempt from that, and I think it would be an outrage if we didn't prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, particularly people who live in the public domain, make their living because of their visibility -- they're the role models for our kids," Bloomberg said.