Even a broken clock is right twice each day.
(NY Post) – Mayor Bloomberg claimed that people of color should be stopped and frisked more — not less — while whites are stopped too frequently.
“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.
Talk about touching the third rail politically.
Statistics don’t lie.
Of course candidates for New York’s mayor tried to top one another in criticizing Bloomberg’s comment, pandering to the low-information voting block that will determine NYC’s next mayor.
“As a New Yorker, as a father, as a son of the city, I found Mayor Bloomberg’s comments today on his radio show to be outrageous and insulting.”
He finds the truth outrageous and insulting?
Okay. Go stick your head back into the sand and continue to advocate victim disarmament as the solution to the problem of violent crime.
UPDATE: Just a add a note: Our only comment is on Bloomberg pointing out the racial component of violent crime, not “stop and frisk” which we are adamantly opposed to (just as we’re opposed to DUI checkpoints and similar government intrusion).