Live Updates: Democrats jockey for benefit after perky debate in Nevada

Live Updates: Democrats jockey for benefit after perky debate in Nevada

” Well, if I return and look at my time in workplace, the one thing that I’m really concerned about, embarrassed about, was how it turned out with stop-and-frisk. When I entered workplace, there were 650 murders a year in New York City. And I thought that my first obligation was to give people the right to live. That’s the basic right of whatever. And we began it. We adopted a policy which had remained in location. The policy that all big authorities departments usage of stop-and-frisk. What happened, however, was it left control. And when we found, I discovered, that we were doing many, many, a lot of stop-and-frisks, we cut 95 percent of it.”

— Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s claim that he cut 95 percent of stops-and-frisks, which disproportionately targeted black and Hispanic males in New York City while he was mayor, depends on a selective parsing of the information.

He inherited the city’s stop-and-frisk policy from his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, however it was the Bloomberg administration that ramped up the practice by New york city authorities. In Bloomberg’s first 10 years in workplace, stops-and-frisks increased almost 600 percent, reaching a peak of about 686,000 actions in 2011.

According to FactCheck.org, “Bloomberg gets to his figure of a 95%cut by cherry-picking the quarterly peak of 203,500 stops in the first quarter of 2012 and comparing that with the 12,485 drops in the last quarter of 2013– a decrease that would not have actually been possible without the numbers ballooning previously in Bloomberg’s tenure.”

Bloomberg said he later on discovered that the stop-and-frisk policy had actually left control and ramped it down, however that claim misses out on some context. For starters, Bloomberg continued to defend the policy till just recently, disowning it just before he signed up with the governmental race.

In addition, his administration was buffeted by lawsuits challenging the practice, and a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the method New York policeman were performing the stops-and-frisks was unconstitutional. It remained in the face of those legal obstacles and rulings that New York reduced stops-and-frisks under Bloomberg.

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