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Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is slated to do an interview with civil rights icon Al Sharpton on Sunday amid scrutiny of the former New York City mayor’s past support for “stop and frisk.”
Bloomberg’s interview will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” program on MSNBC.
The former mayor has faced a wave of criticism recently after resurfaced comments showed him defending the stop and frisk police practice, which studies have shown was ineffective in reducing crime and overwhelmingly targeted men of color.
“The way you should get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them,” Bloomberg said in unearthed audio from 2015.
“Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops,” he added. “They are male, minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York, it’s true in virtually every city.”
The unsurfaced comments led to a spike in criticism from activists and calls from other 2020 Democrats that Bloomberg give an explanation over the remarks.
Bloomberg has apologized for his past support for the law enforcement practice and repeated his mea culpa earlier this month.