Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed there would be no riots in Baltimore if he were mayor of that city. Good thing he's not running for that office, or he might be helping to instigate another one.
As we discussed here, when Giuliani was attacking NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over the Eric Garner protests, back in the 1990's Giuliani was more than happy to do his share inciting a riot, and working up the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association who were mad at NYC Mayor David Dinkins for heaven forbid wanting some accountability on police misconduct and for not wanting to supply the police with semiautomatic weapons.
On this Monday's Your World with Neil Cavuto on Faux "news" this Monday, Giuliani actually had the nerve to attack former Mayor David Dinkins for the handling of that riot and to say this:
From Fox's blog: Giuliani: There Would Be No Riots If I Was Mayor of Baltimore:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on "Your World" to weigh in on the recent wave of attacks on police officers and the situation in Baltimore.
"They lost their lives because they were out there on the streets trying to protect you and me," Giuliani said of the two officers who were murdered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "When they lose their lives, there's a real attack on civilization and law and decency."
Giuliani said that the targeting of police officers and all the negative media attention law enforcement receives will lead to the average cop holding back in the line of duty.
"I'm not going to go out tonight and patrol the streets of New York, protecting you and me and my children and your children. But a bunch of other guys are," Giuliani said. "And if they lose their lives doing that, that should be a major, major event."
Giuliani also weighed in on the situation in Baltimore, saying that it appears the six officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were "pre-judged."
He called for a change of venue and stated that there's no way that the officers will get a fair trial in Baltimore.
Neil Cavuto pointed out that if they are exonerated, there will likely be more riots.
How would you deal with that if you were mayor? Cavuto asked.
"There just wouldn't be a riot," Giuliani stated. "Like to make me mayor of Baltimore? There wouldn't be a riot."
"I would have so many police there, you couldn't possible have a riot. Minute you threw a rock, you'd be arrested. Minute you threw a stone, you'd be arrested. Minute you tried to burn something, you'd be arrested."
Giuliani sounds like he's assuming the city of Baltimore has the same budget available for their police department as New York City. Of course host Neil Cavuto couldn't be bothered to point that out, or that he participated in that riot that he's now criticizing. And of course he was allowed to lie like the lot of them on Fox over the DOJ and their findings in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson.
The only thing Giuliani has learned over the years is that there's money and political clout to be gained from fearmongering, race baiting and pretending to care about law and order and lots of "tough talk" on how you'd treat criminals or terrorists. Fox of course is always more than happy to help him with that endeavor.