Mayor Bloomberg Rips NY Times Over Stop and Frisk Coverage

Rebecca Harshbarger and Bob Fredericks, NY Post, April 30, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg today unleashed an attack on The New York Times, accusing the paper of hypocrisy for publishing an editorial against the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy days after the “paper of record” didn’t bother covering of the murder of a black teenager.

“Last week, a Bronx resident named Alphonza Bryant was shot and killed while standing with friends near his home. He was 17. Like most murder victims in our city, he was a minority,” a frustrated Bloomberg told NYPD brass during an address at 1 Police Plaza.

“He was just a victim of too many guns on our streets. But after his murder … there was not even a mention of his murder in our paper of record, the New York Times. All the news that’s fit to print did not include the murder of a 17-year-old Alphonza Bryant.”

Bryant was gunned down near his home in Foxhurst April 22, weeks before his senior prom and graduation from Urban Assembly Bronx Studio for Writers and Artists in exactly the kind of violent crime stop and frisk aims to prevent by taking guns off the street.

“Four days after Alphonza Bryant’s murder went unreported by the Times, the paper published another editorial attacking stop, question, and frisk. They called it a wildly loathed practice, even though a growing number of mothers and fathers who have had their children murdered with guns have been speaking out in support of stop, question, and frisk,” the mayor said.

“Let me tell you now what I loathe. I loathe that 17-year-old minority children can be senselessly murdered in the Bronx and some of the media doesn’t even consider it news.”

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“After his murder, there was no outrage from the Center for Constitutional Rights, or the NYCLU,” Bloomberg noted, citing frequent critics of the policy who are also plaintiffs in a suit against the city claiming it discriminates against minorities. “He was just a victim of too many guns on our streets.”

The NYCLU said today in a statement, “”It’s a lot easier to trash the NYCLU than to acknowledge the widespread dissatisfaction the community feels with an NYPD that acts like it’s above the law and accountable to no one.”

Bloomberg insisted that stop and frisk saves lives – and that the majority of those saved are minorities.

“About 90 percent of our murder victims in our city are black or Latino.

The fact of the matter is that when police stop and ask a 17 year old a question based on a reasonable suspicion of a crime there is outrage. Yet when a 17-year-old is standing on the street corner near his home at 8:15 in the evening and gets shot and killed, there is silence,” Bloomberg said in remarks that prompted a thunderous standing ovation from the police chiefs and other brass present.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Bloomberg:
    “Let me tell you now what I loathe. I loathe that 17-year-old minority children can be senselessly murdered in the Bronx and some of the media doesn’t even consider it news.”

    Let me tell you what I loathe Doomberg:
    “Let me tell you now what I loathe. I loathe that 17-year-old White children can be senselessly murdered [by blacks] in the Bronx [and EVERYWHERE else] and ALL of the media doesn’t even consider it news.”

    • The__Bobster

      “Dog bites man” stories AREN’T news.

      • Man bites dog, now that’s a story.

        • Gerónimo Anónimo

          I’m wondering when “man” decides that he’s had enough and bites the dog.

          What’s the threshold of our tolerance of this slow but ever increasing “Dirty War” that’s being waged against us with a wink and a nod from our AGOTUS and POTUS?

          How many more of us murdered?

          How many more of our women raped and murdered?

          How many more of our elderly attacked, beaten and murdered and sometimes raped?

          How many more of our kids tormented, beaten and raped in our schools and college campuses?

          How many more of our communities and the quality of our lives destroyed by these primitives?

          When do we say enough?

          • blindsticks

            Like this you mean.

            African Opemipo Jaji raped 11-year-old schoolgirl repeatedly in park then told her he would show film of attack to friends and those she loved’

            
            Opemipo Jaji Another black Savage rapes a British girl.

            Rape is a weapon of war (especially in Africa where this creature belongs) and was used by the Soviets during WW2 as a mass terror campaign.

            Now we are in 2013 and the Marxist’s and —- are using the coloured hordes to terrorise us via their violent crime and mass rape.

            There really is no other way to say it.

            Why should we self censor our ourselves when it’s happening on a daily basis? We should not, and must not!

            White Nationalism is gaining ground because of the mass violent and sex crimes being perpetrated against the Europeans.

            The Daily Mail reports – A sex offender repeatedly raped an 11-year-old schoolgirl in a park and then bragged he would show a video of the attack to her family and friends, a court heard today.

            Opemipo Jaji, 18, is alleged to have followed the 11-year-old girl as she made her way home from school last November.
            The girl told police in a video interview played to the court that the attack happened after she had got off a bus.

            She said she was walking along a road in Enfield, north London, when a man dragged her into Jubilee Park and repeatedly raped her.
            She said: ‘He kept saying ‘Stop moving or I will stab you’.

            ‘I tried to run away but then he grabbed me when I got to the pavement of the park entrance.
            ‘I kept on saying ‘stop’ because it was hurting me and he kept saying ‘shut up’ to me. He was just saying it every time I spoke.

            ‘When I was on the floor, he said he would film me and send it into my school.
            ‘I was saying ‘Get off me, get off me, stop’.”

            The youngster was recorded a week after the attack which resulted in her undergoing an operation for an injury. Read more

            this creature also had over six hundred downloaded images of pre teen white girls on his p/c. On summing up, Judge ‘Singh’ directed the jury to put out of their heads the race aspect of the victims. Oh yes, didn’t I mention – the creature was already on probation for a previous paedophile rape on a white teen.

      • sbuffalonative

        You can find many ‘dog bites man’ stories here:

        http://www.newnation.org/

      • dogbone

        Actually dogs biting men are less common than violent black on white crime.

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      Here Here!
      How many people never heard about Wichita, Knoxville, Auburn etc. !!

  • The__Bobster

    “He was just a victim of too many guns on our streets. But after his murder … there was not even a mention of his murder in our paper of record, the New York Times. All the news that’s fit to print did not include the murder of a 17-year-old Alphonza Bryant.”
    ___________

    And Doomboig’s solution to the problem is to take guns away from law-abiding Whites.

    • dogbone

      “And Doomboig’s solution to the problem is to take guns away from law-abiding Whites.”

      I thought banning large soda cups was suppose to stop this kind of violence.

  • JohnEngelman

    Instead of being angry about race profiling blacks should be ashamed that blacks have a rate of violent crime that is eight times the white rate.

    I have been stopped and frisked a number to times. It did not anger me. I had nothing to hide. I was glad the police were doing their jobs.

    • a multiracial individual

      I have been stopped and frisked several times in my life, each time I escaped unscathed because I did not “act crazy”

      • Mr. E

        Adam Carolla is always ranting that the police aren’t racist. If the police were racist, they’d gladly pound some Asian and Jewish heads, but those groups don’t give cops a reason to use force because they cooperate with police. Blacks, however instantly get mouthy and even physical. It’s then no surprise when police have to use force to subdue the black resistor.

        • a multiracial individual

          I never understood why some guys get away with stuff like that and others do not. Daniel Tosh, Adam Carolla, Steven Pinker how do these guys escape PC burning at the stake?

      • dogbone

        I have been stopped and searched a few time when I was a teenager and young adult. I always ended up with less money in my pocket after it was all over. School bullies graduate from taking lunch money to become cops. I tried to report the thefts at the police station, but they first refused, then threatened my, and when that didn’t work, they took the report and threw it in the garbage. The phrase “police investigation” is an oxymoron.

        • I call BS.
          Take your anti-law enforcement tripe elsewere.

  • Stop-Question-Frisk.

    I wish we didn’t have to do it, but if your city is duly “diverse” and “vibrant” and its 2A politics are impossibly pro-enemy, you need SQF and frequent use of Terry stops like SQF in order to main some semblance of domestic tranquility.

  • bigone4u

    Question of the Day: Is Bloomburg ready to join Amren? He’s off to a good start but there’s a lot for him to learn. Like the long list of white victims of black savagery. I’ll give him credit for standing up to the professional race hustlers, but the next step for the man is to acknowledge black on white crime and demand that white victims be considered newsworthy.

    • jackryanvb

      No definitely don’t invite Bloomberg. This was how we lost National Review. Some New York Liberals/ Leftists supposedly “saw the light” and were coming over to our conservative side, once in they purged all the White writers, editors who oppose complete open borders immigration to the USA, or opposed expensive Neo Con wars for Israel.

      So Bloomberg still backs the NYPD. Wow!

      Plus his tough on crime speeches are only to save Black lives, never our lives.

      Did Bloomberg do or say anything about Ken Burns’ Red daughter making the PBS documentary claimed all the Black wilding rapists in the Central Park jogger attack were framed?

    • I don’t think Bloomy is defending SQF and bashing the NYT/NYCLU here because he cares about white people. I think this is more an example of his “do as I say not as I do” elitism. This same Michael Bloomberg was in Florida last year after Trayvonapalooza bashing Stand Your Ground, which is basically Stop-Question-Frisk by any other means.

      • bigone4u

        Partly agree. The Mayor probably does not care specifically about white people as you say. But he cares about his legacy, and a legacy in which crime took over his city would bespoil it. In the 70s liberals were famous for cop bashing, calling them “fascist pigs” so to me it’s refreshing that Bloomberg wants his cops to hassle blacks, who are the ones that should be hassled. The alternative is like the airports, where muzzies and weirdos should be getting the attention instead of four year old girls and elderly grannies. Hassling everyone when blacks do the crimes is unacceptable to me in principle.

    • WR_the_realist

      Not on your life. He’s a big advocate of diversity and open borders. He thinks the problems we have with violence are due to guns standing on their hind legs and shooting people. If you hate the 2nd Amendment, you’ll like Michael Bloomberg.

  • ggggggggg

    I’m against stop and frisk because it *always* leads to butthurt blacks complaining about profiling, which in turn leads to white people being stopped and frisked just to “prove” the policy isn’t “racist”.

    • Dirk_Pitt

      Fine with me. It will just mean more blacks locked up. I don’t mind a few minutes of my time I have nothing to hide. If it means more blacks off the street it’s all good.

      • Tim

        is it okay if I mind for you? “

  • jackryanvb

    NYPD policies of stop and frisking Blacks and Latinos that”fit the profile” that’s great. Yeah, and the NYPD also spies on Muslim immigrants. Also good.

    The race denying Libertarian cult demands that everyone be left alone by the government. Loonny libertarians also push for open borders immigration, even for Muslims.

    The key is to liberate yourself from the Libertarian cult. Yeah, we’re racial realists.

    • This time, it isn’t the libertarian cult taking a swipe at SQF, it’s the liberal cult of the New York Times. Which makes me wonder if Engelman’s brain is blue-screening.

      • jackryanvb

        There is a reason “libertarian” sounds a lot like “liberal”.

        Same tribe of race denying idiots!

  • Jefferson

    Since we live in a “richly diverse” America, I am all in favor of Stop And Frisk policies that racially profile Obama’s thug sons. That is why I can never be a hardcore Libertarian.

    If it were not for Stop And Frisk, the per capita murder rate in New York City would be similar to that of Chicongo and Detoilet.

    • Nathanwartooth

      You can’t have libertarian policies with non Asian minorities in the mix.

      • Actually you can’t have libertarian policies as long as there are people who feel entitled to something, more worthy than others, or above the law.

        • Jefferson

          Libertarian society plus a heavy Black presence = Somalia.

          • Somalia isn’t Somalia because its enlightened leaders have read all of Mises’s works, it is the way it is because Somalia is full of black Africans.

            That, and I never mistook Mohammed Farah Aidid for Thomas Jefferson.

      • WR_the_realist

        That’s one of my main beefs with libertarians — they are nearly all pro open borders, and insist that if only government got out of the way the races would get along just fine. I think whites and Asians can get along pretty well but throw in enough blacks then suddenly everybody wants to get rid of the 4th Amendment. What libertarians fail to grasp is that limited government only works if you have a moral people, and too many blacks are weak on the moral development thing, and this isn’t likely to change any time soon.

        What blacks and Hispanics do want is “free” stuff from government, and they aren’t going to get that from a libertarian government. So Rand Paul can “reach out” to blacks and Hispanics all he wants, but if he votes for that horrible Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill as he has said he will, that will be the death of the libertarian movement in America, and a gift to the statists in the Democratic Party.

        There are of course exceptions. Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams would do fine in a libertarian society. But unfortunately exceptions like them are statistically insignificant.

        • Nathanwartooth

          You can’t make logical choices if you don’t have all of the facts or if your facts are wrong.

          If you think the Earth is flat it would be entirely reasonable to come to the conclusion that you would fall off into a void if you sailed far enough.

          This is the same with the libertarian open border policy. If you believe that all humans are 100% the same, then it would be entirely reasonable to think that you could have open borders and everything would be great.

          But if you know that the races are different and they create different environments then it would be reasonable to say that open borders policies will always fail.

          How you figure out problems has to do with how good your logic is and how good your facts are.

  • APaige

    “victim of too many guns on our streets”
    “About 90 percent of our murder victims in our city are black or Latino”
    Alphonza was a victim of too many minorities on the street.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    New York City doesn’t have too many guns on the streets; it has too many blithering idiots in the mayor’s office.

  • Funruffian

    Why do these filthy rich Uber-Chosen people always think that siding with murdered Blacks is smarter than ciding with murdered Whites?? What’s the benefit? I would think that White New Yorkers would see through this bull years ago. NYC hasn’t been known for personal safety in more than 6 decades. Giuliani, where are you?

  • eunometic

    I suspect that if “stop, ask and frist” were exclusively applied to White males the NYT wouldn’t object much at all as it fits in with their delusion that White males are responsible for most gun crime and murder.

  • Bill

    No, he was not a victim of too many guns on the street. He was a victim of too many BLACKS on the street. Bloomberg is right to rail at the Jew York Times for criticizing stop and frisk. But he still lies and blames the gun. I have yet to see a gun commit a crime. It just lays there until somebody picks it up. BLACKS commit crime. With whatever is at hand. A pot of boiling water. A stick or a pipe or a knife. Whatever.

  • WR_the_realist

    Alphonza Bryant may have been a decent young man, but he was not a victim of too many guns on the streets. He was a victim of too many criminals on the streets, most of whom are of the NYT’s and Mayor Bloomberg’s favored races and ethnicities. We do see how diversity ultimately results in attacks on the Bill of Rights, whether it’s the second amendment or the first. I now live in a state with some of the laxest gun laws in this region of the country. The “victims” are almost always deer, ducks, and the occasional varmint. But this is also (for the time being) one of the whitest states in this region of the country. I don’t doubt that if we go black “guns” will suddenly be a problem.

  • KenelmDigby

    How can an ‘Alphonza’ be male?

  • LHathaway

    “90 percent of our murder victims in our city are black or Latino”.

    I’m willing to bet, in NYC around 90% of 17 year old’s are black or latino. With an even higher percentage attending public schools.

  • Bandmo

    If it was made mandatory that all Whites and only Whites get profiled and searched, I bet the ACLU and others would be complaining because blacks and Latinos were left out of this White only program.

  • thoughtcrime

    What Retardberg doesn’t comprehend is that we need minority control not gun control.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    This Hoffman’s Theory Poster Child should be immediately removed from office. He’s done more to tear down NY to the point where he might even be challenging Lyndsay and Dinkins.

  • ricpic

    When living in New York became a matter of strategizing how do I get through the day without being mugged, this was under General David Dinkins, Manhattan liberals reluctantly turned the reins over to Rudy Giuliani, who locked up a ton of blacks and more important, cracked down on petty crime, thereby nipping the career criminals in the bud. The important word to take away from that history is reluctantly. Liberals still refuse to make the connection between riding herd on blacks and living a relatively crime free existence. They know it but they don’t want to know it. And insane as it sounds they will go back to their love of blacks idiocy even though it will plunge them right back into the hell of again living in a feral city.

  • B

    Since this violence is a black thing the stop and frisk should apply just to blacks.