New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday insisted that “nobody” used profiling to target particular races.
During his weekly interview with WOR’s John Gambling, Bloomberg argued that two bills designed to prevent racial profiling would put the lives of NYPD officers at risk.
“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.”
New York Magazine‘s Joe Coscarelli pointed out on Friday that 87 percent of people stopped in 2012 were people of color.
Listen to this audio form WOR, broadcast June 28, 2013.
(h/t: Capital New York)
WATCH: Classroom erupts when white teacher argues with black students about who gets to say the N-word
A school in Gainesville, Florida is investigating an incident that involved a teacher arguing with black students about the propriety of saying the N-word.
Local news station WUFT reports that Robert Cecil, an English teacher at F.W. Buchholz High School, was caught on camera talking with students about who is allowed to use certain racial slurs.
"If you’re black, and you say 'n*gga,' but you don't say ‘n*gger,' 'cause that's like..." Cecil began.
‘I’m a Trumpocrat’: Rod Blagojevich slobbers all over Trump in post-pardon press conference
Former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump's pardon of him was an "act of kindness."
At a press conference following his release from prison, Blagojevich repeatedly praised the president.
"I'm a Trumpocrat," the former governor said. "If I have the ability to vote, I'm going to vote for him. I don't know if they'll allow me to vote."
"He's the one that's fighting to bring real change," he added. "That's why he gets so much pushback. He's also a man with a kind heart. He's sees wrong and he tries to right it."
Watch the video clip below from Fox News.
The View’s audience roars as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez schools Meghan McCain on socialism
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain challenged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to defend her socialist policies, and the audience roared in approval as she laid them out.
The New York Democrat appeared Wednesday on the daytime talk show, and McCain compared herself to the first-year lawmaker.
"I feel like you're the bogeywoman of the right and I'm the bogeywoman of the left, so it's interesting to be talking to you," McCain said. "Because what you're proposing and what Bernie Sanders is proposing, you said Fox was, like, ushering in the apocalypse to conservatives like me that think big government is very dangerous, it is like the apocalypse. It's not just that Bernie is asking a lot of voters to buy into what I consider radical ideas like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, he's advocating for a complete paradigm shift of the American system as we know it, and it's a huge ask for people like me and it's a huge ask for a lot of people, the seismic shift from capitalism to socialism."