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Rudy Giuliani Tells Georgetown Professor, “the Focus Should be on Black on Black Crime”

November 24, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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Ahead if the decision in Ferguson, Rudy Giuliani appearing on NBC’ Meet the Press segment had a contentious debate about racially disproportionate police forces, which ended up turning into an argument on black-on-black crime.

The former mayor appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday to address a debate about disproportionately white police forces in predominately black neighborhoods in cities such as Ferguson.

Giuliani first stated that as New York City mayor, ‘We’ve tried to make the police force of New York City as proportionate as we possibly can. We go out of our way to do that. I think we do a pretty good job, not a perfect job.’

However, he soon switched the argument to black on black crime. The heated discussion took place with MSNBC contributor and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson about black crime.

‘I find it very disappointing that you’re not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks,’ said Giuliani.

Giuliani stated a study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found in reported crimes from 2005, 93 percent of black murder victims were killed by someone black.

The same study also found in the same year that 85 percent of white people  murderd died at the hands of another white person.

Dyson, clearly heated, shot back against Giuliani’s claims, calling the mayor’s statement a ‘false equivalency.’

‘First of all, most black people who commit crimes against other black people go to jail, Number two, they are not sworn by the police department as agents of the state to uphold the law,’ he added.

Giuliani then took off his glasses and interrupted Dysin to argue for more police in black neighborhoods as Dyson questioned white officers’ ability to police those communities, saying ‘The police presence cannot make a distinction between those who are criminals and those who call the police to stop the criminals,’ he stated.

The segment then turned into a semi shouting match, shouting over each other while attorney for Michael Brown’s family, Anthony Gray sat by just listening.

Giuliani finished off his argument telling Dyson  “Why don’t you cut it down so so many white police officers don’t have to be in black areas?’ ‘The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.’

That escalated quickly.

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