Mayor Bloomberg pointed out the obvious today regarding the very successful NYC “Stop & Frisk” crime prevention program which has been under attack for profiling “young men of color.” Critics ignore crime statistics which show, year after year, that 90-95% of violent crime in NYC is committed by “minorities” against “minorities.” Most mainstream media outlets focus on minority victims and ignore the inconvenient fact that the perpetrator is nearly always black or Hispanic. And so the “racism” industry explanation for minority crime continues. Bloomberg has has enough:
“I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It’s exactly the reverse of what they say,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show, in response to the City Council passing two bills aimed at reining in the controversial policing tactic.
“I don’t know where they went to school but they certainly didn’t take a math course. Or a logic course.”
The mayor was referring to statistics showing that a majority of serious crimes in the city are carried out by young men of color.
The New York Post story noted that “[e]ighty seven percent of all stops last year were for blacks or latinos, who constituted 90 percent of murder suspects, according to city stats. Only nine percent of stops were for white people, who made up 7 percent of all murder suspects.”
The Mayor then added that:
“People say, well you know, cops shouldn’t be stopping so many of any one group,” he said. “The cops’ job is to stop so many of groups fitting the description. It’s society’s job to make sure that no one group is disproportionately represented as potential perpetrators.”
From the Center for the Center: Why would Bloomberg, if he believes a “gun nut” threatened him with the “ricin” letter, potentially endanger himself, his family and others with an immediate “prepared” statement about gun control? Recent “letter threats” have turned out not to be as they first appeared . . . Could it be to get gun control back in the news for a megalomaniac mayor who is increasingly irrelevant . . .
“Law enforcement sources paraphrased the letters’ message as saying, “This is a taste of what’s to come if you come to take my gun.”
[Bloomberg]: “In terms of why they’ve done it, I don’t know. The letter was obviously referred to our anti-gun efforts but there’s 12,000 people who are going to get killed this year with guns and 19,000 are going to commit suicide with guns and we’re not gonna walk away from those efforts,” Bloomberg said.“
The latest move by Bloomberg LP to clean up its Spygate scandal doesn’t pass the smell test.
The data and news giant said yesterday that it has appointed Sam Palmisano, the former IBM chief executive, as an independent adviser to head an internal review of its compliance measures — but the 61-year-old executive is a pal of Mike Bloomberg, the founder and owner of the company. Palmisano sits on the board of the mayor’s charity.
“I would prefer to see the company appoint reviewers who are totally independent,” said Chris Roush, Dean of Journalism and Communication at the University of North Carolina.
“Wall Street bulls are raging mad at Bloomberg LP.
A day after The Post broke the news of the company’s spying scandal, a second big bank raised concerns that Bloomberg reporters used confidential client data to keep tabs on employees and get the inside track on stories.
Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank, suspected that reporters had gleaned information from Bloomberg’s proprietary terminals to track executives caught up in the bank’s “London Whale” trading blunder.
A person close to JPMorgan said alarms went off when Bloomberg reporters would call the bank and note that certain members of its London trading team hadn’t been logged into their terminals.”
From the NY Post:
“Last week, a Bronx resident named Alphonza Bryant was shot and killed while standing with friends near his home. He was 17. Like most murder victims in our city, he was a minority,” a frustrated Bloomberg told NYPD brass during an address at 1 Police Plaza.
“He was just a victim of too many guns on our streets.”
The New York Post reports that a study by the NYC Dept. of Health shows that gun deaths in NYC are down dramatically while Chicago gun murders continue to surge. How can that be when Chicago’s gun control laws are even tougher than in NYC? Simple: NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly targets the people who commit gun crimes:
“Deaths by gunfire in the city are down dramatically, far lower than the national rate, according to a new study — and Mayor Bloomberg credited his policing strategies for the downturn . . . a 31 percent decline during a time when the NYPD drastically increased its use of stop-and-frisk.
Bloomberg aides said they expect the death rate from guns would continue to drop, pointing out that murders by shooting accounted for 57 percent of total homicides in 2012 in the city, which had 419 murders last year.
By comparison, 87 percent of Chicago’s murders last year were caused by firearms, a Bloomberg aide noted.”
Mayor Bloomberg, with a straight face, warned yesterday that “there are people who want to take way our freedoms,” while calling for “different interpretations of the Second Amendment.” Bloomberg’s remarks were apparently made without a trace of irony from the man who restricts what New Yorkers may eat, drink and smoke.