Bloomberg's Stop and Frisk "apology" is a lie
In a speech before the Aspen Institute in 2015, then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his "Stop and Frisk" policy, stating:
95% of your murders and murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description and Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male minorities 15 to 25...
People say, 'Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana who are all minorities.' Yes, that's true. Why? Because we put all the cops in the minority neighborhoods. Yes, that's true. Why'd we do it? Because that's where all the crime is. And the way you should get the guns out of the kids' hands is throw them against the wall and frisk them...
Bloomberg apologized for the policy in November, after defending it up until the moment he decided to run for the Democratic Party nomination for president, stating, "I didn’t understand back then the full impact that stops were having on the black and Latino communities." This, however, is demonstrably false from his previous comments. He explicitly acknowledged and endorsed the impact that it was having on "black and Latino communities."
The New York Post reported some additional comments Bloomberg made in 2013 defending the racial stereotyping of his stop and frisk policy when the candidates running to succeed him as mayor criticized the policy:
“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.”
That Bloomberg had no idea it was having such a negative effect on the people he was explicitly targeting makes absolutely no sense, and is a blatant lie that he has to tell because if he tried to defend stop and frisk to Democratic Party voters in 2020 on the basis of "math" or "logic" he would end up with less votes than Deval Patrick in the primary.
Like most of the other criminally insane candidates running for president, Bloomberg believes that he has the right to control other people's lives and will say whatever it takes to get there. At least in his case, like Hillary Clinton before him, his lies are so transparent and egregious, not to mention his blatant attempt to literally purchase the Democratic nomination, that he's unlikely to find any genuine amount of support the likes of which someone like Bernie Sanders has been able to generate.