Dr. John Lott talked to Harris Faulkner on Fox News (Tueaday, February 11, 2020, from 1:15 to 1:20 PM) about Bloomberg’s claim:
“95 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. They are male, minorities, 16 to 25. That’s true in New York. That’s true in virtually every city…And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them.”
The key here is that Bloomberg’s apology for “Stop and Frisk” isn’t really relevant for the racist claims being made here. Harris Faulkner asked Lott compare Bloomberg’s public press conferences where he defended Stop and Frisk with this private statement. The concern is that the above private statement more likely represents Bloomberg’s true views on minorities and crime.
Lott’s op-ed at Fox can be found here.