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New Audio of Bloomberg Discussing Stop and Frisk Threatens to Derail Campaign

This could be trouble for the former Mayor of The Big Apple.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on the rise as of late.  His 2020 campaign is benefiting from the downward spiral of former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, after a messy Iowa caucus pushed Biden out of the top tier of candidates.

Bloomberg occupies a similar space in the imagination of the liberal left, who are hoping that a centrist Democrat can somehow pick up enough moderate votes to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.

But Mr. Mayor may still have some secrets to be uncovered, such as the disturbing audio released this week of Bloomberg discussing New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” program.

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From a 2013 interview discussing laws meant to curb racial profiling by police:

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“These are bad bills,” the mayor opined. “The racial profiling bill is just so unworkable. Nobody racially profiles.”

Bloomberg added that “one newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, ‘Oh it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group’” being targeted by the city’s stop-and-frisk policies.

“That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder,” he said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”

The language used here is insensitive at best, and could very well affect Bloomberg’s popularity -especially younger, more socially-“woke” members of the Democratic voter base.

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