So apparently Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York believes that the shooting of Michael Brown was an exception… If I’m understanding him correctly he believes that any instances of police misconduct are only symptoms of the bigger problem: Black on Black crime… Hmmm…
*deep sigh* …You know, I almost don’t know what to say in the face of such ignorance. It truly vexes me on one hand and deeply angers me on the other. Yes of course we have Black on Black crime and there’s not enough time for me to actually write out all of the reasons, legitimate or otherwise, why it’s happening to the degree that it is and has been for far too long.
Giuliani said, and I quote, “93 percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,” Giuliani said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’re talking about the exception here.” And further suggested that “the white police officer who fatally shot Brown in mid-August shouldn’t be the focus of the nation’s attention.”
So take the focus off of the trained police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager because around the country black teenagers are killing themselves?? First of all the one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. Second of all, are you telling me that you place such little importance on the life of Michael Brown that you have no qualms with reducing him to merely a way to make your point regarding your feelings on having white officers in “Black areas”??
“White police officers wouldn’t be there if you (speaking to Dyson) weren’t killing each other 75% of the time.” This is what he said to Michael Eric Dyson on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. Smh.
The sad thing is many folks feel like he does and many of our elected officials. They just hide their ignorant mind set behind politically correct rhetoric which Rudy Giuliani clearly had no intention of doing. Damn shame. But then again, he’s just showing us his true face and honestly as a society we need a wake up call. We need to know exactly who we’re dealing with because the only way to make change happen is with people who have empathy, insight, and an understanding of the plight of not only Black America but other oppressed people in this country.