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Politics AOC says Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk damage-control bid falls short

09:15  13 february  2020
09:15  13 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Michael Goodwin: Bloomberg's 'stop and frisk' remarks won’t derail him in 2020

  Michael Goodwin: Bloomberg's 'stop and frisk' remarks won’t derail him in 2020 Tuesday was a rotten time for MIchael Bloomberg to have a bad day on the campaign trail.Michael Bloomberg has spent as much as $500 million trying to buy the presidency and has been getting a decent return on his money. The former New York mayor is making a move in national polls, hitting 15 percent in a recent Quinnipiac survey, good enough for third place in the Democratic field.

Michael Bloomberg sought Wednesday to move past a controversy about comments he made in 2015 that crime in minority communities justified stop - and - frisk He now says he came to decide late in his final term as mayor the policy wasn’t effective and should have ended it sooner, and that he thinks

Bloomberg has repeatedly apologized for supporting stop - and - frisk policing as mayor, starting with an appearance at a black New York church a week before he announced his Democratic presidential campaign. Critics said it targeted blacks and Hispanics, and a federal court ruled in 2013 it violated

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she wasn’t buying billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to distance himself from his 2015 remarks about “stop and frisk,” a controversial anti-crime policy that was used when he was mayor of New York City.

“People's lives were ruined,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told reporters on Capitol Hill about the Bloomberg policy, according to The Hill. “So are those folks going to get their records expunged? With a tweet? They're not. So I think that we need something a little bit more than that.”

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While Mr. Bloomberg apologized for his administration’ s law-enforcement tactics in November just before he entered the race, he had previously spent years insisting that the policy was justified and effective, showing no indication that he had developed serious misgivings about stop and frisk .

The stop-question- and - frisk program, or stop - and - frisk , in New York City, is a New York City Police Department practice of temporarily detaining, questioning

“Stop and frisk was a uniquely and largely Bloomberg-administration policy,” she added later. “I don't think he can blame it on a predecessor.”

In a statement Tuesday, Bloomberg claimed he “inherited” stop and frisk – without mentioning his mayoral predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, by name – and added that the policy was “overused.” He then claimed that while he “cut it back by 95%,” he regretted not having done so “faster and sooner.”

The statement was in response to the resurfacing of a 2015 video in which Bloomberg said “ninety-five percent” of murders in New York appeared to follow a familiar pattern.

“They are male, minorities, 16-25,” Bloomberg says in the video, referring to both murder suspects and their victims. “That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city [inaudible]. And that's where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Michael Bloomberg's comments on racial profiling are a problem for the Democratic Party

  Michael Bloomberg's comments on racial profiling are a problem for the Democratic Party Hours after a national poll showed Michael Bloomberg gaining among black voters, a 2015 video surfaced in which Bloomberg made troubling comments about racial profiling and how it affected New York’s stop-and-frisk policy. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Ninety-five percent of your murders, murderers and murder victims, fit one M.O.," Bloomberg said, according to the audio. "You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops. “They are male, minorities, 16 to 25.

Tension between Bloomberg and Trump, who in 2016 said stop - and - frisk worked “incredibly well”, has increased as Bloomberg has risen in the polls. In November, shortly before declaring his White House run, Bloomberg apologized for a stop - and - frisk , a policy that disproportionately targeted

Still, Bloomberg campaign officials said they were not surprised that they were getting additional heat and stepped-up It was unclear how much damage the newly published comments would do to Bloomberg ’ s standing with black voters, but his campaign moved quickly into damage - control mode.

He also says he “put all the cops in minority neighborhoods” because “that’s where all the crime is.”

But critics argued that stop-and-frisk granted police officers too much liberty in detaining, questioning and searching people, thus violating their constitutional rights in many cases. They added that minorities were far more likely than whites to be stopped by police for no reason.

New York Civil Liberties Union data show police stops increased from 97,296 in 2002, when Bloomberg became mayor, to 685,724 in 2011, then dropped sharply to 191,851 in 2013, Bloomberg’s final year in office, The Hill reported. Nearly 90 percent of those stopped were not charged with any crime, the figures show.

Michael Bloomberg wearing a suit and tie: Podcaster Benjamin Dixon resurfaced the clip from 2015 of Bloomberg where he acknowledged that ‘stop and frisk’ targeted minority ‘kids’ who cops must throw ‘up against the wall’ to disarm.© Provided by FOX News Podcaster Benjamin Dixon resurfaced the clip from 2015 of Bloomberg where he acknowledged that ‘stop and frisk’ targeted minority ‘kids’ who cops must throw ‘up against the wall’ to disarm.

Now that Bloomberg, a former Republican and independent, is running as a Democrat, he has been expressing regrets about the policy as he tries to win votes from liberals and minority groups, who have regarded the policy as unfair, particularly to African-Americans.

Trump calls Bloomberg 'A TOTAL RACIST' over tape of ex-NYC mayor defending 'stop and frisk'

  Trump calls Bloomberg 'A TOTAL RACIST' over tape of ex-NYC mayor defending 'stop and frisk' President Trump, who himself has been accused of racism, appears to have deleted his tweet calling Michael Bloomberg a "RACIST" without explanation.The comments, reportedly made by Bloomberg during a talk at nonprofit think tank The Aspen Institute, surfaced after the three-term mayor disavowed the policy just before launching his presidential bid in November.

Mike Bloomberg defends ' stop and frisk ' in resurfaced audio from 2015. While Meeks disagreed with the stop - and - frisk policy, he believes Bloomberg ’ s motivation was genuine: trying to prevent Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., said Bloomberg ’ s stop - and - frisk legacy could hurt his presidential bid .

Stop - and - frisk is a practice where the police stop, question and search people on the street to try and find weapons and other illegal items. What does the audio reveal? In remarks to the Aspen Institute in Colorado on 5 February 2015, Mr Bloomberg is heard saying : "It' s controversial, but first thing is, all

Bloomberg has also touted endorsements he has received from prominent African-Americans, such as Congressional Black Caucus members Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Lucy McBath of Georgia and Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands.

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Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president.

On Tuesday, another Sanders supporter – his national campaign co-chair Nina Turner, an Ohio state senator – called on Bloomberg to end his presidential campaign because of his stop-and-frisk policy, Axios reported.

Racist stop-and-frisk tape makes it clear: Californians must reject Michael Bloomberg .
Michael Bloomberg says California is crucial to his presidential campaign. As a result, the level of support he receives in the state’s Super Tuesday primary on March 3 will serve as a referendum on Californians’ views toward the racist policing tactics he enforced as mayor of New York City.Bloomberg’s support for the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy became a hot topic this week after podcaster Benjamin Dixon released audio of the former mayor bragging about it. The tape is explosive.

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