Michael Bloomberg comments on stop-and-frisk policy
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a second set of comments about crime in minority communities. One America's Richard Pollock reports from Washington.
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg responded to questions about controversial remarks he made in 2015 about stop and frisk are not indicative of the way he thinks or the way he led New York City during his tenure as mayor. In Mayor Bloomberg's debut appearance on the Democratic Presidential Debate Stage, his stop and frisk policy was a major issue. Speaking out for the first time since the debate, the Federal Judge who actually ruled on the policy, and spent ten years overseeing litigation about it, says flatly that both Bloomberg and Biden got their facts wrong during the debate. Scheindlin fact checks Bloomberg's claim that he personally scaled back the policy, noting he expanded it after Mayor Giuliani and then was forced to change gears because of her "court rulings." As for Biden, Scheindlin said Biden was factually wrong to take credit for the shift - he said at the debate that the Obama-Biden administration caused the policy change with a monitor - noting that was "totally wrong," and in fact, her federal court "ruling" is what "appointed the monitor" to oversee the rollback of the policy. The judge made the newsworthy comments in an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber. Aired on 02/20/20. Pete Buttigieg responded to Michael Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy from his time as mayor of New York City. He said it was racist and "about profiling people based on their race." In an interview with CNN, Mike Bloomberg spoke about his controversial stop-and-frisk policy, conversations with President Obama and the state of play before Super Tuesday.