November 30, 2014

This started with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's appearance on Meet the Press last week and he's been rearing his ugly head every day or two ever since.

So naturally Fox decided to let him quadruple down and had him back on again this Sunday: Giuliani stands by comments on black-on-black violence:

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Sunday stood by comments about violence in the African-American community that ignited a firestorm last week.

Giuliani said on “Fox News Sunday” that there is more “unfair” interaction with police officers in African-American communities, adding that “some of that responsibility” is on the police departments, which must train their officers better and become more diverse.

However, “more responsibility” lies with the communities themselves, he said, arguing that African-Americans murder over eight times more than any other ethnic group.

“If I'd put all my police on Park Avenue instead of Harlem, thousands more blacks would have died during my time in office,” Giuliani said.

“If you want to solve on the problem, you’ve got to work on both sides,” he added. [...]

Giuliani’s most recent comments come days after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, for killing unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

The Justice Department is conducting a civil rights examination into the shooting and a separate examination of the Ferguson police department's tactics in the wake of the incident.

“It’s an impossible case to present to a grand jury,” Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor said, noting that the accounts of several witnesses had been found to be false at the local level.

“I don’t see how this kind of case was even brought to a grand jury” in the first place, Giuliani said.

Josh Marshall at TPM shared his thoughts on Giuliani's recent media appearances here: How Rudy Went Full Stormfront:

Rudy Giuliani was never really about the healing when it came to talking about race in America. But in the days surrounding the Ferguson grand jury news he seemed to renounce whatever restraint he'd ever had on the issue and return to it with a gusto after more than a decade spent focusing on hating on Arabs. So we asked Dylan Scott to find out just what happened. Great piece. Check it out.

"Full Stormfront" about sums it up. If the shoe fits...

Who thinks this guy is gearing up for another presidential run? He's certainly doing his best to endear himself to the GOP base with this garbage.


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