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Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton serve turkey, political jabs at Thanksgiving meal


Added 11-28-19 04:13:02pm EST - “Michael Bloomberg visited the Bowery Mission and Gov. Cuomo made an appearance in Puerto Rico.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Mayor de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton serve turkey, political jabs at Thanksgiving meal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mayor de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton served up slices of turkey — and a zinger to Michael Bloomberg — at the National Action Network’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

“After 12 years of Mr. Bloomberg and eight years of Mr. Giuliani, we went through two decades — almost three decades — of the city going in a way that we were ignored," Sharpton said Thursday to applause, days after Bloomberg officially launched his presidential run.

Sharpton was likely alluding to stop-and-frisk, the controversial police policy that disproportionately targeted black and Latino people during the 2002-2013 Bloomberg administration.

Bloomberg recently apologized for his handling of the policy, drawing mixed reactions from New Yorkers and outrage from de Blasio, who said it was too little, too late.

Sharpton laid on praise of de Blasio thick, declaring, “What Bill de Blasio has promised, he has done in terms of the things we are concerned about — criminal justice, education and economic inequality.

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