Bloomberg on 2015 stop and frisk comments

Bloomberg on 2015 stop and frisk comments

Posted on 02/13/2020
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In other news Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg, who was not on the Iowa or New Hampshire ballot, is now facing backlash.

On Wednesday (Yesterday) Bloomberg addressed comments he made five years ago defending New York's controversial stop and frisk policing policy.

The policy encouraged officers to detain people, search them without a warrant and arrest him if anything remotely illegal was found.

It was widely criticized for targeting minorities almost exclusively.

Bloomberg's statements reportedly happened during a speech he gave in Colorado.

In the speech Bloomberg defended the practice blaming 95-percent of the murders in the city on young male minorities.

Yesterday the former mayor said that he did not think those comments reflected the way he led the city at that time.

Original story posted 2.13.20