More New York politicians lashing out against GTA IV trailer

GTA IV trailer announcement  - Image 1Yes you read that right, more New York City politicians are reacting about that Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) trailer we featured a couple of days ago. Yesterday, we talked about Councilman Peter Vallone’s opinion about the trailer (“Setting GTA in the safest big city in America is like setting Halo in Disneyland”) and New York Daily News’ own declaration about it.

Now, more Big Apple politicians and public servants are speaking up. According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, “it’s despicable to glamorize violence in games like these, regardless of how far-fetched the setting may be”. Jason Post, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg had this to say:

The mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers.

He also mentioned that ever since Bloomberg took over the New York mayoral duties, auto thefts have dropped by 58% and so far this year, the city’s murder rate is also down by 28%.

For now, Take-Two Games haven’t given a comment about it. Jim Ankner, one of their spokesmen, declined to give a comment to New York Daily News. We’ll update you as more info comes our way.

Via New York Daily News

GTA IV trailer announcement  - Image 1Yes you read that right, more New York City politicians are reacting about that Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) trailer we featured a couple of days ago. Yesterday, we talked about Councilman Peter Vallone’s opinion about the trailer (“Setting GTA in the safest big city in America is like setting Halo in Disneyland”) and New York Daily News’ own declaration about it.

Now, more Big Apple politicians and public servants are speaking up. According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, “it’s despicable to glamorize violence in games like these, regardless of how far-fetched the setting may be”. Jason Post, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg had this to say:

The mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers.

He also mentioned that ever since Bloomberg took over the New York mayoral duties, auto thefts have dropped by 58% and so far this year, the city’s murder rate is also down by 28%.

For now, Take-Two Games haven’t given a comment about it. Jim Ankner, one of their spokesmen, declined to give a comment to New York Daily News. We’ll update you as more info comes our way.

Via New York Daily News

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