WaPo: Mike Bloomberg ignored early evidence that ‘stop-and-frisk’ could be racially biased by Victor Ray:
If one were designing a statement illustrating racism in the criminal justice system, it would be hard to improve upon recently unearthed comments that former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg made in 2015 at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
On the recording, tweeted out by political commentator and podcast host Benjamin Dixon, Bloomberg can be heard defending the infamous stop-and-frisk policy that targeted, often without cause, young black and Latino men in New York. “You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male minorities, 15 to 25. That’s true in New York. It’s true in virtually every city.”