NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum  

Go Back   NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum > RSS FEED

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-12-2020, 11:21 AM
The Bobster's Avatar
The Bobster The Bobster is offline
Senior Editor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 68,723
Default Top Sanders backer urges Mike Bloomberg to drop out of race after audio leak (niggers=crime)

https://nypost.com/2020/02/11/top-be...er-audio-leak/

Top Bernie Sanders backer urges Mike Bloomberg to drop out of 2020 race after audio leak
By Carl Campanile
February 11, 2020 | 9:23pm


Mike Bloomberg; Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders' national campaign co-chair SplashNews.com; EPA


A top surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ campaign urged Michael Bloomberg to drop out of the presidential race Tuesday after audio from a 2015 speech surfaced of him defending his controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

“What has been exposed is the true nature of Mayor Bloomberg, so one apology just because you’re running for president does not erase the damage that you have done,” Sanders national campaign co-chair Nina Turner, an Ohio state senator, said in Axios interview at a hotel in Manchester during New Hampshire’s primary election.

“He should not be running now that that has come up. I think he should drop out of the race,” Turner said.

Turner told Axios she was coming from a place “as a black woman in America; not as somebody that works for Sen. Bernie Sanders.”

During the interview, Turner also spoke about her black son, who works in law enforcement, and the mistrust between police and minority neighborhoods.

“The distaste that so many black people and brown people and poor people have for law enforcement comes from policies like [stop-and-frisk],” she said.

During the 2015 Aspen Institute speech, Bloomberg said, “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 to 25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible).”

Bloomberg — who apologized for “stop-and-frisk” last year, shortly before becoming a Democratic candidate for president — also said that “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. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is,” he said at the time.

The billionaire media mogul tried to justify the NYPD’s use of “stop-and-frisk” — which was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge — by claiming, “You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

“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.”

In a statement released Tuesday after stories about the audio of his Aspen speech surfaced, Bloomberg said, “I inherited the police practice of stop-and-frisk, and as part of our effort to stop gun violence it was overused. By the time I left office, I cut it back by 95%, but I should’ve done it faster and sooner. I regret that and I have apologized — and I have taken responsibility for taking too long to understand the impact it had on Black and Latino communities.”

Critics countered that the stop-and-frisk only plummeted after Bloomberg and the NYPD were sued over its excessive use.

Bloomberg also challenged President Trump’s criticism of him over the issue.

“This issue and my comments about it do not reflect my commitment to criminal justice reform and racial equity … The President’s attack on me clearly reflects his fear over the growing strength of my campaign. Make no mistake Mr. President: I am not afraid of you and I will not let you bully me or anyone else in America,” the mayor said.
__________________
Those who find the truth hateful just hate hearing the truth.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.....on a nigger.

If you're not catching flak, you're not over the target.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.