Press Release: Thompson on Mayor Bloomberg’s Insulting Racial Profiling Statement: “These comments are not worthy of any elected official, much less the Mayor of New York City”
“As a New Yorker, as a father, and as a son of this city, I found Mayor Bloomberg’s comments to be outrageous and insulting.
“The Mayor’s comments seem to indicate that because you’re Black or Latino, you’re automatically a murder suspect. That assumption is ridiculous.
“What he seems to indicate to the hundreds of thousands of people who have been unnecessarily stopped-and-frisked is, ‘We’re sorry we didn’t stop more people.’
It just shows how out of touch the Mayor is with the vast majority of New Yorkers. And it shows a lack of understanding of what the practice of stop-and-frisk under his administration was supposed to have been about. It shows a lack of awareness and a lack of sensitivity.
“These comments are not worthy of any elected official, much less the Mayor of New York City.”