Oops – Bloomberg Video Could Destroy Campaign

There’s nothing like video to wreck a political career at any stage of the process. In this case, the person self-destructing is Michael Bloomberg (hopefully), he who is redistributing his wealth in the form of blanketing the nation with political ads as he runs for president. It turns out, a few years back, well…


Oops. Was the man talking about traffic stops? Where the police have been said to be stopping entirely too many people of color, regardless of what the moving violation actually might be?

And Michael Bloomberg is now heard asking why more people of color are not stopped?


This is not going to help with getting the support of those who perceive they have been slighted by police practices that have been trumpeted as discriminatory.

And then there was this:

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”


Well, this writer certainly hopes those guns aren’t loaded.

And the stance on guns is not going to help with what’s left of the Second Amendment advocates in the Democrat realm.

It looks like Bloomberg may just be spending a whole lot of his money for nothing.

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