I intensely dislike the focus on race with regard to this issue. Race is important, here, but it feels to me like people are afraid to oppose it on the basis of SIMPLE unlawful search and seizure, which is the main reason why it is illegal, in my view.
i think it is a mistake to focus primarily on race. Any person has the right not to be stopped or to be touched in an unwanted fashion by anyone else including law enforcement. That is the default. That an area has high crime does not change that fact one bit. Period.
I believe that in every contest between liberty and security, Bloomberg would choose security. This is a patently unamerican position. The instances where security is chosen over liberty are limited, and those limitations are laid out in the Constitution.