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)
Trump promises America we will never see him again if Biden wins
President Donald Trump insisted he would withdraw from public life should he lose the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who has been a public figure since he started appearing in tabloid stories in the 1980s, made the promise during a campaign rally North Carolina on Saturday.
"If I lose to him, I don't know what I'm going to do," Trump said, in comments that will stoke fears he may try to hold onto power regardless of the will of the voters.
"I will never speak to you again, you'll never see me," he vowed.
Trump was quickly ridiculed for his remarks. Here's some of what people were saying:
Trump threatens to call off 2020 election with executive order saying Biden can’t serve as president
With polls showing President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential campaign, the incumbent appears nervous that he might lose a fair vote.
At a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday, Trump spoke for over 90 minutes.
In addition to vowing he will "fill" the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and accusations that Biden has performance-enhancing drugs injected in his ass, Trump threatened to call off the election by banning Biden from running.
Trump claims Biden is on drugs: ‘They gave him a big, fat, shot in the ass’
President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Joe Biden of using performance-enhancing drugs.
The idea that Biden is appearing too smart doesn't give with Trump's simultaneous accusation that Biden is senile, but such is the state of the president's re-election campaign.
Trump added new delusions to his conspiracy theory during a Saturday campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
"They gave him a big, fat, shot in the ass and he comes out," Trump claimed as his audience laughed. "And for two hours he's better than ever before. The problem is, what happens after that."