Bloomberg takes shot at Sanders over aggressive supporters

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 17th, 2020 1:28 pm

Last Updated Feb 17th, 2020 at 5:08 pm

Michael Bloomberg took a shot at the aggressive supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after the Vermont senator criticized Bloomberg for previously supporting "stop and frisk" procedures.

Sanders denounced "stop and frisk" policing on Sunday at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas. The policy allegedly disproportionately targeted black citizens while Bloomberg was serving as the mayor of New York City.

"Regardless of how much money a multibillionaire candidate is willing to spend on his election," Sanders said, "we will not create the energy and excitement we need to defeat Donald Trump if that candidate pursued, advocated for, and enacted racist policies like 'stop and frisk,' which caused communities of color in his city to live in fear."

Bloomberg has since apologized for his previous support of the NYPD's "stop and frisk" procedure. He responded by tweeting a video of screenshots of Sanders supporters attacking other candidates' fans on social media.


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