by Caleb Franz
The Daily Bell
Good intentions don’t always lead to good policy, and few people have demonstrated that better than former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. During his mayoral tenure, he left an indelible mark on the city with his horrible record of impeding civil liberties. And earlier last month, a 2015 audio leak of the presidential candidate endorsing the highly-troublesome “Stop and Frisk” policy went viral. He recounts “getting the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed” during his tenure as mayor, and putting cops “where the crime is, which means in minority neighborhoods.” Of course, that turned out very badly. But that’s just how Bloomberg makes policies.
Often times, ordinary, innocent Americans find themselves face to face with law enforcement as a result of new laws and regulations that were imposed without consideration of potential ramifications.