I have scrutinized the “apology” of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the Stop and Frisk practice and frankly find it to be a sad, wretched act of political theater.
Suddenly, Mr. Bloomberg finds it in his heart to extend a half-assed apology when he was just endorsing the practice earlier this year?
I can’t speak to his way of thinking at the time. In the early 2000s, there was a distinct mode of thinking when it came to combatting crime. Since then, research has shown that the practice of Stop and Frisk devastatingly affected people of color. End of story…
This speech does not clear Mayor Bloomberg in light of his recent defense of the practice. He should put his money where his mouth is and endow programs that engage in battle against the new Jim Crow policies of policing today.
As they say, “What have you done for me lately…”