New Audio from Mike Bloomberg has been revealed that has him being branded as a racist as he tries to win the Democratic Presidential Primary:
Bloomberg had video of speech blocked.
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) February 10, 2020
Here’s more from Fox News:
In an audio clip of the 2015 speech Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute, the billionaire acknowledged that “stop and frisk” targeted minority “kids” whom cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.
“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. 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.”
Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.
“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”
Xeroxing minorities? Stop and frisk? Bloomberg has a lot of explaining to do…
But it gets worse. Here’s another video from 2013 where Bloomberg actually says that whites are pulled over by cops too much and minorities too little:
Mike Bloomberg defending Stop-and-Frisk in 2013: “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” pic.twitter.com/KpdKgUALsL
— drop out bloomberg (@upmtn) February 11, 2020
Bloomberg has yet to respond to any of this, according to Fox News. But the responses from stunned Democrats are pouring in. Here’s a few:
Okay this is really fucking bad. https://t.co/LqnLNY8jBY
— Danny Barefoot (@dannybarefoot) February 11, 2020
— Sara Ackerman 🐺🗽 (@saramikaila) February 11, 2020
You cannot tell me the man isn’t a racist. https://t.co/G8lOaeV02n
— Mark (@Mark55____) February 11, 2020
Does anyone want the "Democratic" version of a racist billionaire in the White House? https://t.co/m2T3gqCjBU
— Michael Raveles 🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹🌵🌹 (@ravelesm) February 11, 2020