In “People Who Put The Onus On Oppressed Communities To Fix Oppression” news, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took to the airwaves once again to blame black people for getting killed by police at disproportionate rates.
On the heels of his eyebrow-raising remarks last week that “the danger to a black child is another black,” Giuliani appeared on Fox News Sunday to respond to the grand jury decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who killed an unarmed Michael Brown Jr.
“I do believe that there is more interaction and more unfair interaction between police officers, white and black,” he admitted during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “But I think just as much, if not more, responsibility is on the black community to reduce the reason why the police officers are assigned in such large numbers to the black community. It’s because blacks commit murder eight times more per capita than any other group in our society.”
Ah, more false black-on-black crime rhetoric, aka “proximity” crime. Keep in mind about 84 percent of whites are murdered by other whites.
Giuliani went further into his explanation, implying that police are justified in assuming black people are criminals based on crime rates and certain communities. Oh, and there was that bit about Officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Brown being justified and how this incident didn’t need to come before a grand jury.
“I don’t see how this case normally would have even been brought to a grand jury,” he said. “This is the kind of case — had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity — where a prosecutor would have come to a conclusion that there is not enough evidence to present to a grand jury.”
We think it’s time for Giuliani to have a seat. Trying to explain to the rest of America why protesting the system of killing black men, women, and children isn’t an issue is making him look pretty out of touch.
SOURCE: Think Progress | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty