NYPost reports former Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly claimed that cops across the country could use a “Xerox” description of minorities to identify suspected murderers in a newly unearthed recording of a speech from 2015.
“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,” Bloomberg told the Aspen Institute in 2015.
“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 — 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.
Fox News reports Sean Hannity ripped Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg after audio of him defending “stop and frisk” and making other controversial comments about minorities resurfaced this week.
“It’s alarming. It’s revealing,” Hannity said Tuesday on his television program. “In fact, it is so bad some in his own party are now accusing him of actually being a racist.”
“I can tell you that it is a fact that people of all races commit crimes in New York and New York City specifically, but apparently not, according to Bloomberg,” Hannity said. “Is this not the definitive definition of … racial profiling?”
The host then ripped Democrats for using identity politics as a tactic.
“As you can see, the Democratic Party, well, they really seem to only care about race, gender when they can use it to club their opponents,” Hannity said. “For them, it seems to be nothing more than a sad, divisive, predictable political tactic. Year after year after year.”