Bloomberg Under Fire For Defending Racial Disparities In Marijuana Arrests In Newly Resurfaced Recording

Bloomberg Under Fire For Defending Racial Disparities In Marijuana Arrests In Newly Resurfaced Recording

In a newly released recording, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg can be heard defending racial disparities in marijuana arrest rates by arguing that minority neighborhoods are “where all the crime is.” The remarks, which Bloomberg made during an Aspen Institute speech in 2015, were shared on Twitter on Monday. The revelation has galvanized voters who argue that it reflects a racist mentality underlying controversial stop-and-frisk police tactics and mass incarceration. After asserting that “95 percent” of murderers and murder victims are “are male minorities, 16 to 25,” Bloomberg said the response should be to “spend the money on a…

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