Mike, don’t apologize for stop and frisk

Blaska threatens to unleash 52 blogs!

Today’s quiz: Does Mike Bloomberg want to be President so bad that he is willing to renounce his own achievements at the altar of identity politics?

After announcing his presidential bid, the former mayor apologized to Al Sharpton for his stop-and-frisk policy in New York. Apologize for what? Already dropping thanks to Rudy Giuliani, murder continued to decline — from 649 in 2001 to 335 in 2013, his final year in office. It did so even as city’s incarceration rate declined 39%, William McGurn reports in the Wall Street Journal.

One of the NYPD’s tools was stop-and-frisk, which allowed police to stop, question and search someone behaving suspiciously. It proved to be gun control for bad guys, as fewer criminals were willing to risk being picked up for carrying an illegal gun.

The rap on stop-and-frisk was that stops of African-Americans were disproportionate to their percentage of the population. That is true. But as the mayor pointed out, they were not disproportionate to the descriptions of the people committing crimes given by witnesses.

McGurn’s Bottom Line: “The truth is that Mr. Bloomberg’s policing saved lives, disproportionately African-American lives.” 

The Democrat, of course, hates the Second Amendment. Can’t seem to distinguish between law-abiding gun owners and criminals. The Policy Werkes commends for his breakfast reading his hometown paper. The New York Times has a story up today headlined, “Religious institutions across the country are learning how to protect themselves. In Georgia, one small black church is taking action after a thwarted attack.”

Blaska’s Bottom Line: We’ll know we’ve achieved The Rapture when Al Sharpton apologizes for his race scam and Democrats swear off identity politics, cold turkey.

What do YOU think?

 

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9 Responses to Mike, don’t apologize for stop and frisk

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    By now you should realize that for liberals nothing–and I mean nothing–is immune from sacrifice at the “altar of identity politics,” an act often accompanied by planting a big wet one on Al Sharpton’s arse. One unmistakable symptom of fanaticism is self-willed blindness to reality, something one sees every time a sanctimonious twit like Bloomberg or any of the Democrats running for the presidency (except you, Tulsi) opens his or her mouth.

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  2. geo_ says:

    To hell with the Constitution, if we feel an threat is imminent why not just take them out with a hellfire, the streets of NYC maybe crowded, but collateral damage is acceptable.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Jeepers geo_, what if they take out a Big Gulp Sody Pop purveyor.

      Wait a minute.

      They already did THAT?

      Never mind.

      Instead; don’t make a move and gimmee ALL your plastic straws!

      The Gotch

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      • geo_ says:

        I grew up on paper straws, worked fine, the problem arises when big government lunatics tell locals they can’t outlaw plastic bags.

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    • Sprocket says:

      The people who wrote our constitution could not have envisioned a society with the violence we see in our cities. I think most Americans agree that there need to be reasonable restrictions on the Fourth Amendment. Nobody is going talking about eliminating protections against search and seizure, just modifying them. The constitution should be a living document who’s meaning needs to change as times change. This is about saving lives. How many people have to die to satisfy Fourth Amendment extremism.

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      • geo_ says:

        I bet they never envisioned big corporate/secret dollars in our elections either. Reasonable Americans know the best hope for democracy is to get big money out of politics. The constitution is a living document?, tell that to the conservative constitutionalists taking over our courts.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    BREAKING: CNN Settles Lawsuit With Nick Sandmann

    I hope it brings them to their Fake News Knees!!!

    The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Part of the settlement should be that Nick gets to clobber the miserable old bastard who was pounding a drum in his face. One thing for sure, CNN and the rest of the MSM will be doing their best to bury this story. BTW, Nick and his friends were being harassed by the anti-Semitic hate group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites, one of whose adherents was responsible for the terrorist attack on Orthodox Jews in New York not long ago. How much have you heard about them? Considerably less than you’ve heard about the supposed tsunami of white supremacist groups rampaging across every corner of the country, I’ll wager. CNN getting its comeuppance at least shows that Justice is alive in this country; how well it is is another matter.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “one of whose adherents was responsible for the terrorist attack on Orthodox Jews in New York not long ago.”

        Fake News!

        Regarding the incident, The Gotch has it on good authority, HoR Rashida Tlaib Dmented-MI), that ”White Supremacy Kills”

        The Gotch

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