In 2015 Audio, Bloomberg Advocates Targeting Minorities

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg made the comments as part of an overall defense of his support for the controversial “stop and frisk” policing tactic.

  • Published 11 February 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which he says the way to bring down murder rates is to “put a lot of cops” in minority neighborhoods because that’s where “all the crime is.” The billionaire and former New York mayor made the comments at a 2015 appearance at the Aspen Institute, as part of an overall defense of his support for the controversial “stop and frisk” policing tactic that… Read at AP News