We all knew there was no way former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was going to let Bernie Kerik and that wingnut Bo Dietl be the only ones on Fox bashing the current mayor for the shootings of the two NYPD officers yesterday.
Mr. Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11 joined the crew on Fox & Friends this Sunday and immediately turned to one of his favorite topics, lecturing the African American community about "black on black" crime.
GIULIANI: There's no question from the words of the killer that this was connected to the Garner and Brown matter. It could be connected in an insane way but it's not unfair to create a connection between these two things and it is certainly true that we have been treated to about three or four months of propaganda about how the police are the enemy, the police are the problem, there's a major problem between the police and the black community.
I call it propaganda because the reality is the police inter-reaction with communities is a reaction. It's not the cause. The cause is why those police officers were there yesterday. They were moved from one precinct to another because there was more crime in that precinct. They were there to protect the lives in this particular case of black people in that neighborhood and the reality is that the problem here is citizen crime.
In inner cities, it happens to be black crime. In other places it can be white crime. The problem here is not police inter-reaction. Police shooting a young black man, if that happens 1-2 percent of the time, that's a lot. A black man shooting another black man is 92 percent of the time.
So if you have a black child, if your child is African American and you're an African American father and you're worried about your son being killed, why would you talk to them about the 1 percent of the time, which is the police and not the 92 percent of the time, which are all those other people in the neighborhood, who are the ones who are more likely going to kill him? And why would you give this false impression to people that the police are the problem?
He then went onto do his part piling onto Mayor de Blasio, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and President Obama: Rudy Giuliani: 2 NYC Cops Were Killed Because Obama Told Everyone To ‘Hate The Police’:
Since Saturday’s killing a host of conservatives — including former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) — blamed DeBlasio or Attorney General Eric Holder for inciting the kind of anti-police fervor that led 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley to ambush and murder two officers, shooting them point-blank in the head as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn before killing himself at a nearby subway platform.
Brinsley, allegedly wrote in an Instagram post, “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner #RIPMikeBrown.” He concluded with, “This May Be My Final Post.”
Immediately following the killing, Pat Lynch, the president of the largest police union in New York City, said there was “blood on many hands tonight” including “those that incited violence on the street under the guise of protest” and starting with “the office of the mayor.”
Giuliani rejected that characterization saying, “I think it goes to far to blame the mayor for the murder or to ask for the mayor’s resignation. But I don’t think it goes too far to say that the mayor did not properly police the protests.” He blamed DeBlasio for allowing the protesters to “take over the streets” and “hurt police officers” and pledged that he would have confined the protesters to certain areas had he been mayor.
The former mayor also criticized President Barack Obama, Holder, and Al Sharpton for addressing the underlining racial tensions behind the failure to indict the white police officers who killed Garner and Mike Brown in Ferguson. “They have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, anti-police hatred in certain communities. For that, they should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.
And as they reminded their readers in their update:
The New York Times notes that “The city has seen roughly 300 killings so far this year, a number so low as to be unheard-of two decades ago.”