BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – A newly surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.
In the audio clip, Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute, the billionaire acknowledged targeted minority kids whom cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The former New York City mayor was teary-eyed when he spoke at a press conference about the audio clip. “Plainly and simply, I misspoke,” he said softly as his voice cracked. “When I said ‘throw’ minorities up against the wall, I should’ve said ‘gently toss’. I know now that would’ve reduce the amount bones that were broken when the airborne minorities bounced off those brick walls per my mandate.”