Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday that Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Michael Bloomberg is “just a billionaire trying to cover up authoritarian and racist policy” if he does not commit to providing relief to those ensnared by the racist stop and frisk policy he supported as mayor of New York City.
“Will people get their records expunged? Will young people sucked into the spiderweb of incarceration get their lives back?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Twitter in response to a Bloomberg article about its owner’s efforts to “move past” his record on stop and frisk, which has received renewed scrutiny in recent days.
“Unless there is restorative justice, there is no ‘moving on’ from stop and frisk,” added Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
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Posted by the WFNALG…Kudos to Ben Dixon and AOC for calling out Mike Bloomberg who is ready to move past all the lives he destroyed. Does his stance on gun violence make up for this racist policy, I think not.