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“Stop and Frisk” Cannot Be Apologized For

“Stop and Frisk” cannot be explained away by Mike Bloomberg as an ‘oops, my bad’, here’s why.

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On February 13, 2020, Michael Bloomberg issued an ‘apology’ for “Stop-and-Frisk” saying:

“There is one aspect of approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practice called stop and frisk. I defended it, looking back, for too long because I didn’t understand then the unintended pain it was causing to young black and brown families and their kids. I should have acted sooner and faster to stop it. I didn’t, and for that I apologize.”

Deeply regret, huh? I deeply regret eating an entire container of Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream for dinner last night. I deeply regret not studying hard as I should have for my biology quiz last week. I deeply regret not buying these adorable shoes I saw when I was shopping a few days ago.

You do not get to “deeply regret” giving the green light to a policy that terrorized black and brown communities for years. F*ck that.

“Stop and Frisk” cannot be explained away as an ‘oopsie.’ Michael Bloomberg is 78 years old. He was 60 years old at the start of his career as mayor in 2002. Are you telling me it took him until the big age of 78 to realize that a racist policy was…racist? K…

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Donald Trump Was Full of Sh*t In His State of the Union Address

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I’ve been writing about my distaste for Donald J. Trump since I was 15 years old, just in covering the basics of his racism, sexism, sexual assault allegations, and xenophobia, among other things.

But watching his 2020 State of the Union address reignited the intense irritation I’ve always felt towards his political career and his repugnant character.The speech was a predictably very partisan, cleaned-up version of one of his rally speeches. He read entirely from his speech, which included none of his famous ad-libs. I would bet my left kidney that he did not write that speech as it was far too eloquent sounding for him, but that’s beside the point.All of the quotes discussed here come directly from Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address.

The vision I will lay out this evening demonstrates how we are building the world’s most prosperous and encloses — an inclusive society, one where every citizen can join in America’s unparalleled success and every community can take part in America’s extraordinary rise.

Ah yes, because when I think of the effect the Trump administration has had on the culture of America, “inclusive society” definitely is the first thing that comes to mind. I am convinced Trump’s speechwriter is being kept in a closet in the White House and hasn’t been allowed to leave since 2017.

Our agenda is relentlessly pro-worker, pro- family, pro-growth, and, most importantly, pro-American.

Yeah, pro-family, until it comes to separating families at the southern border. Pro-worker until its time to pay them LIVABLE wages.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Faux Outrage

I wouldn’t have a problem with these displays of distaste towards Trump if they felt like more than “memable” moments.

She ripped up a speech- big woop.

She clapped in a weird way. Okay.

White “liberal” politicians have to do the absolute bare minimum to be seen as “owning” Trump.

Are we forgetting Pelosi’s voting record?

A bipartisan, $738 billion military budget deal negotiated between Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was given the green light in mid-2019. Meaning that means the military gets $738 billion, while…everything else gets $632 billion combined.

Here’s what that looks like:

Education, infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture, social security, science, housing- all of it- gets kicked to the curb so America can play War hawk. This passed 67–28 in the Senate and 284–149 in the House, with only sixteen Democrats opposing it. THIS is what Nancy Pelosi approved of.

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