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Bloomberg in hot water over ‘stop-and-frisk’ audio clip

2020-02-12 09:53:07       source:Politico

February 11, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was swiftly condemned Tuesday after a years-old audio clip surfaced in which he appears to discuss in starkly racial terms the “stop-and-frisk” policing practice he presided over as mayor of New York City.

The scratchy recording was disseminated overnight across social media, provoking a new wave of online criticism against the billionaire businessman’s self-funded White House campaign just as it has begun to earn broader support in public polling.

“Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops,” Bloomberg can be heard saying in the clip.

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