A clip of former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg’s 2015 talk at the Aspen Institute has resurfaced online. During the talk, he defends stop-and-frisk and makes a case for putting all the cops in minority neighborhoods.
So a big test for @bpolitics today. Will they write their boss is a complete racist. This video is horrible.
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 11, 2020
According to The Aspen Times, which reported on Bloomberg’s comments at the time, the now 2020 Democratic candidate had blocked the release of video from the event.
Civil rights groups challenged Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy, which disproportionately targeted young black and Hispanic men, and in 2013 a federal judge ruled that it was unconstitutional, paving the way for lawsuits.