“Michael Bloomberg is coming under fire for many things, including his role in overseeing the New York City Police Department at the height of its stopping, questioning and frisking young black and brown men.

There’s a distorted story being told. I want to explain what I saw up close.”

The Reverend Michel Faulkner served as pastor of New Horizon Church in New York City. He is now executive director of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy.