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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:58 AM

 

Mike Bloomberg Slammed Over Unearthed Audio of Himself Defending Stop and Frisk: 'This is Disgusting

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By Ken Meyer Feb 11th, 2020, 8:03 am

Mike Bloomberg is facing political blowback after audio emerged of himself giving a full-throated defense of his stop and frisk policy as former New York City mayor.

Progressive podcast host Benjamin Dixon uncovered audio of a speech Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute five years ago, which he blocked from public release at the time. In the address, Bloomberg spoke unapologetically in favor of stop and frisk while saying that cities need to “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods.”

“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. They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city…And that’s where the real crime is.”

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Reply Mike Bloomberg Slammed Over Unearthed Audio of Himself Defending Stop and Frisk: 'This is Disgusting (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Feb 2020 OP
Uncle Joe Feb 2020 #1
cherryinpa Feb 2020 #2
sarisataka Feb 2020 #3
jimfields33 Feb 2020 #4
hedda_foil Feb 2020 #5
Quackers Feb 2020 #6
George II Feb 2020 #7
Devil Child Feb 2020 #9
Quackers Feb 2020 #11
Devil Child Feb 2020 #13
Quackers Feb 2020 #14
left-of-center2012 Feb 2020 #8
Quackers Feb 2020 #12
Devil Child Feb 2020 #10

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:02 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread JoeOtterbein.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:03 PM

2. Very disturbing

 

This is very disturbing and the DNC should disqualify him.

Plenty of good Democrat candidates without this racist baggage.

All he's doing is hurting Biden / Klobuchar chances, we don't need a Republican in the race regardless of how much $$$ he got.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:05 PM

3. You don't even have to go back to 2015

 

He was still defending the policy in 2019. His epiphany came when he changed his mind and decided to run.

But I am sure his apology was true and sincere
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:08 PM

4. I never trusted him from day one

 

I hope this goes nationwide so those that support him at least can evaluate with this information before it’s too late and he’s the nominee.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:10 PM

5. "Just throw them up against the wall and frisk them."

 

Bloomberg also used his speech to dismiss criticism from those who noted that stop and frisk caused a disproportionate amount of arrests for minorities over low-level offenses like marijuana possession.

“Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” said Bloomberg. “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.”


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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:13 PM

6. Oh it's ok though. He repented for it in November for some reason.

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. Bloomberg's skyrocketing in the polls so now all of these attack OPs?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:22 PM

9. Bloomberg is being vetted.

 

I thought vetting a candidate was necessary?
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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:23 PM

11. Not for me. I was warning against Bloomberg since last year.

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287359710

What troubles me is how so many of Joe’s supporters are jumping ship and going all in for Bloomberg. I honestly don’t understand that. I thought Joe would keep his support at least through South Carolina if not the nomination. I don’t get why he’s losing so many to Bloomberg so quickly.
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Response to Quackers (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:28 PM

13. I don't get it either, also don't understand why they are overlooking Buttigieg or Klobuchar

 

In the mad dash to Bloomberg.
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Response to Devil Child (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:32 PM

14. Money

 

Bloomberg has it. The other candidates don’t. People are willing to overlook Bloomberg’s racism and flip flopping as long as he spends enough money to remove Trump. I can’t be that fickle with my vote. Not in the primaries.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:21 PM

8. "Mike Bloomberg Slammed" by Sanders supporters

 

WOW - Bloomberg really worries the progressives.

Why all the mud slinging?
All that mud will be thrown back in the fall by the GOP
and used against the eventual Democratic nominee.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:25 PM

12. This isn't a Sanders supporter attack. This is actual concern from several candidates supporters.

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:23 PM

10. Thanks JoeOtterbein!

 

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