Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, after an appearance on MSNBC’s Meet the Press, was on Fox and Friends Monday to talk about his comments and the backlash he received after Sunday’s appearance.
Giuliani stood by his comments that black-on-black crime is the real danger, not a white police officer:
“I used to look at our crime reduction, and the reason we reduced homicide by 65 percent is because we reduced it in the black community,” Giuliani said of his time as New York’s Mayor. “Because there is virtually no homicide in the white community.”
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Giuliani had some challenges for Michael Eric Dyson, the Georgetown professor and MSNBC pundit who called him a white supremacist. He asked how many lives Dyson had saved compared to the lives he saved while mayor.
Giuliani expounded on that note, saying cutting crime is actually a common sense idea. He put more police force in the areas with the most crime. He said he moved them to black communities and the rates dropped accordingly.
“If that crime was in white areas, police officers would be in white areas. If it were in Hispanic areas, they would be in Hispanic areas,” Giuliani said.
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Twitter is still exploding over Giuliani as the grand jury’s decision in the case of Darren Wilson is made public Monday night. Some, however, agree with the former mayor.
— S. Swanson (@saswans) November 24, 2014
— Paratisi (@Paratisi) November 24, 2014
Race pimps say “need race dialogue” But if a white-like Giuliani dares speak truth=RACIST-Black violence is epidemic, NOT cops #Ferguson
— Troy Fauber (@TroyFauber) November 24, 2014
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