Open Thread | Dear Michael Bloomberg, Nobody Believes Your ‘Stop & Frisk’ Apology😠😠😠

So… that he’s running for President, Michael Bloomberg has apologized for Stop and Frisk.

He terrorized non-White men for years, but, now that he’s running for President, he has decided to apologize.

Well, apology not accepted.

Usually, when White folk do apologies like this, they are doing it for a White audience. The problem for Bloomberg is that this is the Democratic Party Primary, and non-Whites compose over 40% of the voters. The people whose husbands, sons, father, grandfathers, uncles who were terrorized by this policy, are the base of this party.

As a Black woman, I am glad that I belong to a party where I don’t even have to consider someone who put into place a policy that terrorized-FOR YEARS- men who looked like me.
Bloomberg -completely CANCELLED😠😠



But, folks have RECEIPTS😠😠😠

In JANUARY of THIS YEAR, he defended it:

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63 Responses to Open Thread | Dear Michael Bloomberg, Nobody Believes Your ‘Stop & Frisk’ Apology😠😠😠

  1. rikyrah says:

    This is nuts.

    Trump is turning the U.S. military into a mercenary army that shows up only when someone pays us.

    And this break with South Korea just further strengthens Kim Jong-Un.

    — Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 18, 2019

  2. rikyrah says:

    This can’t be shocking to anyone.

    The US economy is losing billions of dollars because foreign students aren’t enrolling
    By Evelina Nedlund, CNN Business

    Updated 9:47 AM ET, Tue November 19, 2019

    New York (CNN Business)Fewer international students are coming to the United States. That’s hurting American universities and the economy.

    The continued decline in international student enrollment since the fall of 2016 has cost the US economy $11.8 billion and more than 65,000 jobs, according to estimates from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, an international association of professional educators.
    “There’s many variables, but largely it’s been the policies and rhetoric from the current administration that’s really driven the numbers to move in that direction,” said Rachel Banks, director of public policy at NAFSA.

    There’s a perception among international students that getting a visa for the United States is more difficult, and they increasingly feel unsafe in America, NAFSA survey data show.

    • Liza says:

      FFS, it’s perfectly okay and legal to drink a pint of vodka every night but recreational marijuana needs more research to determine if it is a “gateway” drug.

      First of all, just about everybody who wanted recreational marijuana for the last century has been able to get it. We could legalize it today and there would be no appreciable effect on the health of the nation. It just wouldn’t be a crime anymore.

      Looking to the states to legalize or not legalize recreational marijuana is stupid AF. I don’t even need to explain why, it’s obvious to everyone except 20th century politicians.

    • rikyrah says:

      seems like a romantic situation gone wrong. killer killed his ex and her new love before killing himself.
      that was the latest story I read on the situation.
      This doesn’t seem to be random.

      OT: have you read anything more about the killings at the California Home BBQ last night? All I’ve got was 4 dead, and 6 more shot.

  3. rikyrah says:

    I did not know this about the Louisiana election:

    PLEASE don’t overlook this: This fall was the first election where tens of thousands of Louisianans on parole & probation were eligible to vote. (Bipartisan law passed last year.)

    The SoS didn’t do nearly enough to reach out. But @FIPVOTENOLA did tremendous outreach work.

    — Taniel (@Taniel) November 17, 2019

    This is why I refuse to give up on Florida. Yeah, poll tax aside…


    Sure, some, hell, a lot of those will register and vote for the muthaphuckas who never wanted them to have their voting rights restored.

    But, then, there are a lot that WON’T vote for them. We just have to make sure that they get registered.

  4. rikyrah says:

    South Jersey Man Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism, Plotting to Kill Black Shoppers with Machete at Mall

    Karu F. Daniels
    Saturday 2:27PM

    The sickness is so deep!

    Racism and mental illness is a deadly combination.

    Folks in North Central New Jersey could’ve felt the full effect of this as some fool who authorities said ordered vandalism of Midwestern synagogues plotted to “let loose” on black shoppers at a nearby mall.

    18-year-old Richard Tobin is federal authorities’ latest target of a law enforcement crackdown against alleged white nationalists in the Northeast region.

    According to, Tobin was sitting in his car at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J. holding a machete and wanted to unleash homegrown terrorism on the masses.

  5. rikyrah says:


    Who is testifying this week.

    Tuesday, November 19:

    State Department official and advisor to Vice President Mike Pence Jennifer Williams and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Eastern European affairs on the National Security Council will testify in the morning.

    Former US special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former NSC staffer Tim Morrison will testify publicly in the afternoon.

    Wednesday, November 20:

    US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify in the morning.

    Pentagon official Laura Cooper— whose closed-door testimony on October 23 was stormed by a group of 30 GOP lawmakers — and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will appear in the afternoon.

    Thursday, November 21:

    Former NSC senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill will testify publicly before the committees.

  6. Liza says:

    One of many problems associated with elderly candidates…

  7. rikyrah says:

    Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) Tweeted:
    Have to give credit to Edwards/Dems’ runoff turnout operation, particularly w/ African-American voters. Compared to the primary, turnout was up…

    29% in New Orleans
    26% in Shreveport
    14% in Baton Rouge (w/ 6 precincts still out)

    And just 9% everywhere else. #LAGOV

  8. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    The romanticization of FDR purposefully ignores the compromise he willingly made with southern segregationists to pass his agenda, and the ramifications for nonwhites. The modern equivalent would be Bernie making a “M4A/GND” deal with Republicans that also shuts out nonwhites

  9. rikyrah says:

    MalKamala King of Snarktown 💗💜💙🌈 (@mnorian4306) Tweeted:
    This is what I observe as a WW:

    If I say everything is about race to a BIPOC person, they emphatically agree.

    If I say the same to other WP, I’m scoffed at, laughed at, contradicted, called dramatic.

    This denial and dismissive stance purposely maintains white supremacy

  10. rikyrah says:

    Sveta for Democracy 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@SlavicLady88) Tweeted:
    Evangelicals: This Christmas please don’t forget to hate refugees while you set up your Nativity Scene showing refugees desperately looking for shelter.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Stephen Robinson (@SER1897) Tweeted:
    @VABVOX It’s infuriating that POC candidates are expected to do or die in two early states that are predominately white. It’s not a challenge a white candidate is likely to face (having to win SC or FL first before moving to the midwest).

  12. rikyrah says:

    Dan Merica (@merica) Tweeted:
    Former Sen. Harry Reid bluntly dismissed the impact of Iowa & New Hampshire on the 2020 race on Sunday because they lack diversity.

    “I don’t think it matters what happens in New Hampshire or Iowa because those states are not representative of our country,” Reid said.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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