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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
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Benjamin Dixon
Audio of ’s 2015 speech where he explains that “you can just Xerox (copy)” the description of male, minorities 16-25 and hand to cops. Bloomberg had video of speech blocked. Perhaps because of the problematic explanation he gives for
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
Bloomberg requested the video not be released. Perhaps because of his explanation for , admitting that all the cops are sent to minority neighborhoods and, “yes we’re arresting minorities for marijuana” but “that’s where the crime is,”
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @MikeBloomberg
Also in the audio you can hear describe the cops throwing kids that fit the description up against the wall to frisk them.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
Bloomberg’s broken windows policing absolutely created the culture of racial profiling that led to Black Americans being disproportionately accosted by the police. Here is audio from a NYPD commanding officer chastising his subordinate for NOT racial profiling
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
Officer Michael Birch is the voice In the audio above. He filed suit for being punished for NOT stopping enough black and Hispanic “males”. They later settled for $280,000. The description that the CO berated him over matches Bloomberg’s.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
Of course Bloomberg apologized for , but his racist explanation and justification of it in the video he had blocked shows that he operates from a deeply troubling framework that he would undoubtedly bring to the White House.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
Now on to Bloomberg’s classism: I’ve shared this before, but it needs repeating. In this clip, the Democratic Establishment’s knight in oligarch’s armor explains why regressive taxes are necessary to help poor people from their bad habits of drinking sugary sodas.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @MikeBloomberg
In both videos, shows his deeply conservative worldview of punishing what he deems bad behavior with brute force instead of addressing the underlying causes of, say, crime. Send in more cops but not discuss systemic causes of poverty.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
One of the Establishment’s favorite arguments against Bernie Sanders is that Sanders isn’t a Democrat. We all remember Bloomberg was literally a Republican, but for a reminder, look at the lower third in this video and the initial next to his name.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
I know this video has been shared also, but perhaps you missed it. Here is Bloomberg describing Transwomen as “some man in a dress.” Deeply problematic but also deeply rooted in conservative orthodoxy.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @MikeBloomberg
Which brings me to the point: The only difference between Bloomberg & Trump when it comes to Black & Brown boys being stopped and frisked, poor people struggling to survive, transwomen & other marginalized groups is that will sound “presidential” while harming us.
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Benjamin Dixon Feb 10
Replying to @BenjaminPDixon
As far as the Supreme Court goes, we have no legitimate reason to think Bloomberg would make liberal or progressive appointments to the bench when he’s shown us lifetime of conservative beliefs and policies.
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