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 go back and look at my time in workplace, the one thing that I’m truly concerned about, embarrassed about, was how it turned out with stop-and-frisk. When I got into office, there were 650 murders a year in New York City.

— Former New york city 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, relies on a selective parsing of the data.

He acquired the city’s stop-and-frisk policy from his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, however it was the Bloomberg administration that increase the practice by New York cops. In Bloomberg’s very first 10 years in office, 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 high point 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 been possible without the numbers ballooning earlier in Bloomberg’s tenure.”

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

In addition, his administration was buffeted by suits challenging the practice, and a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the way New york city police officers were carrying out the stops-and-frisks was unconstitutional. It remained in the face of those legal obstacles and rulings that New york city reduced stops-and-frisks under Bloomberg.

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