Greg Richter, Newsmax, November 23, 2014
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says that the media focusing on the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury should spend more attention on why white police officers are in black neighborhoods to start with.
“I find it very disappointing that you’re not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks,” Giuliani said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
The case of white police officers killing blacks are the exception rather that the rule, he said.
“We are talking about the significant exception,” Giuliani said.
But a very heated author and professor Michael Eric Dyson said Giuliani was drawing a “false equivalency,” saying that most blacks who kill other blacks go to jail and they are not sworn by the state to uphold the law.
Giuliani said 70 percent to 75 percent of crime in New York City takes place in predominantly black areas, and that’s why there is a large police presence in those places.
“The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani says people pushing for an indictment from the grand jury probing the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri are perverting the criminal justice system.
“This grand jury is under incredible pressure . . . to indict. I feel sorry for these people because they know if they walk out of that grand jury room and have not indicted they may have created a massive riot in their city and maybe throughout the United States,” Giuliani said.
“To me, that kind of pressure is completely inconsistent with the American criminal justice system. And the people who are putting on that pressure should be ashamed of themselves,” the former mayor said.