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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:02 AM

 

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio endorses Bernie!

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, whose brief presidential campaign failed to get off the ground last year, endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination on Friday.

In a statement released by the Sanders campaign, Mr. de Blasio said he was supporting Mr. Sanders because he “stands with working families” and was the right candidate to take on President Trump.

“I have called for a bold, progressive agenda, and that’s exactly what Senator Sanders has championed for decades,” Mr. de Blasio said.

His choice is a reversal from four years ago, when he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Mr. Sanders, but it is not entirely unexpected. He said last summer that in retrospect, he believed Mr. Sanders would have won the 2016 election if nominated.






https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/bill-de-blasio-bernie-sanders-endorsement.amp.html
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Reply NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio endorses Bernie! (Original post)
AverageJoe Saturday OP
UniteFightBack Saturday #1
wisteria Saturday #6
tirebiter Saturday #2
Polybius Saturday #5
tirebiter Saturday #7
kabelle Saturday #3
tandem5 Saturday #4
RhodeIslandOne Saturday #8
jcmaine72 Saturday #9
robbedvoter Saturday #10
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Response to AverageJoe (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:08 AM

1. Is this a good thing?

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:31 AM

6. LOL

 

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Response to AverageJoe (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:13 AM

2. De Blasio continued stop and frisk when he became mayor

 

Any changes that he may brag about were because courts told him to lighten up. It’s the Broken Window policy and it goes back to Giuliani.
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Response to tirebiter (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:58 AM

5. Not true at all

 

Link it.
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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:48 AM

7. Broken windows by another name

 

Critics have noted that de Blasio did not live up to his campaign promise of reducing the racial disparit of who is stopped. Robert Gangi, director of The Police Reform Organizing Project said in an interview that the NYPD focus on low level quality of life crimes s “quota driven” and “marked by stark racial bias.”
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Black and Latino New Yorkers, young people of color, homeless New Yorkers and others remain disproportionately targeted by stop and frisk broken windows policing...

Total numbers have fallen due to suits by community groups but the percentages. remain the same.


https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/12/de-blasio-on-stop-and-frisk-we-changed-it-intensely-107886
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Response to AverageJoe (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:17 AM

3. highly unpopular politician endorses Bernie

 

I see.
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Response to AverageJoe (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:42 AM

4. But who's gonna endorse Bill de Blasio?

 

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:50 AM

8. All seven of Bill's supporters! Let's go!

 

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:58 AM

9. Well, at least when Bernie gets an endorsement we know it's genuine.

 

And not paid for using the profits garnered from shady business ties in China.
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Response to AverageJoe (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:43 AM

10. You mean, the guy who went to his Gathering along with Tulsi last year?

 

Who would have thunk it! NYC is in the bag then, right?
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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:03 AM

11. Some of what de Blasio did for NY

 

De Blasio's policy initiatives have included new de-escalation training for officers, reduced prosecutions for cannabis possession, implementation of police body cameras, and ending the post-9/11 surveillance program of Muslim residents. In his first term, he implemented free universal Pre-K in the city.

Reduced stop and frisks

As Mayor his predecessors, prices had gone up for more than 1 million private units in the city subject to rent regulation by an average of 3.2 percent per year over 20 years. Those rents increased just 1 percent during de Blasio’s first year in office and then were completely frozen the next two years.

On the City Council, de Blasio passed legislation to prevent landlord discrimination against tenants who hold federal housing subsidy vouchers, and helped pass the HIV/AIDS Housing Services Law, improving housing services for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

As head of the city council's General Welfare Committee, de Blasio helped pass the Gender-Based Discrimination Protection Law to protect transgender New Yorkers, and passed the Domestic Partnership Recognition Law to ensure that same-sex couples in a legal partnership could enjoy the same legal benefits as heterosexual couples in New York City

A real tool.

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