Communities devastated by Bloomberg’s marijuana arrest crusade need action on legalization

Apr 1, 2020 | Resources

At the last Democratic debates, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg got his money’s worth of much-deserved verbal lashings from fellow candidates for his policies. In an attempt to defend himself, he apologized for the broken legacy of his mayoral policies and lied about his administration’s role in its execution of stop-and-frisk. It’s not the first time he has expressed empty regret for targeting black and brown communities and the other democratic candidates were right to call him out. Community pleas to end this intensely damaging policy during his tenure as mayor consistently were ridiculed and went unheeded.

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