New York City, New York - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani recently showed his true colors on this week's Sunday morning edition of NBC's "Meet The Press", when he made some highly irresponsible comments about race-relations with police and the upcoming grand jury decision on Darren Wilson.
Speaking to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, Giuliani diverted the conversation away from police brutality, and on to the subject of "black on black" crime.
“Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks. I would like to see the attention paid to that that you are paying to this,” Giuliani said.
However, Dyson held his own against the former mayor, making some very great points before the end of the news segment.
Dyson mentioned that Giuliani was making a "false equivalency" between black on black crime and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Dyson correctly pointed out that the protests have less to do with color, than they do with the lack of accountability that police officers enjoy.
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“Black people who kill black people go to jail, White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail," Dyson said.
When people do not see consequences for their actions, there is a problem.
In many areas, police violence against citizens has actually outpaced violence between citizens. As we reported this week, for the past five years in Utah, more people have been killed by cops than by gang violence, drug dealers, or from child abuse.
I think it would be safe to say that if police statistics were included with Giuliani's "black on black" crime figures, that the numbers would have been drastically different.
Watch the full clip below:
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