Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans

This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson.  Dyson went so far as to accuse Giuliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists.  This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Giuliani provided as he cited crime stats.  But Dyson would have none of it.  (I wrote about the exchange here.)

Giuliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was a recent guest on Fox & Friends.

… I probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in the history of this city with the possible exception of Mike Bloomberg, who was there for 12 years. When I came into office thousands of blacks were being killed every year. By the time I left office it was down to about 200. I’d like to see if any of, if Dr. Dyson has ever saved as many lives in this community as I’ve saved. And I did by having to use police officers in black areas where there was an astounding amount of crime. If that crime were in white areas, police officers would be in white areas. If it were in Hispanic areas, it would be in Hispanic areas. I had no racial component to my determination of where to put police. It was based on the ComStat system which I established with Bill Braden. I had a statistically based system that actually the Justice Department investigated and found to be perfectly fair under then, then, Deputy Attorney General Holder….

The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer. That’s going to happen less than 1% of the time. The danger to a black child, if it was my child, the danger is another black. Ninety-three percent of the time they’re going to be killed by another black. And the idea that whites do not go to jail for killing blacks? … They go to jail at approximately the same percentage as blacks go to jail. The conviction rate is almost exactly the same….

These numbers – I don’t know if you’re statistically oriented – are overwhelming. When you look at this it could make you cry. I used to look at our crime reduction and the reason we reduced homicide by 65% is because we reduced it in the black community….

Rudy Giuliani implemented policies that saved the lives of thousands of innocent black Americans.  Instead of calling him a white supremacist, a simple thank you from the black community would be nice.

Which leads me to this: if many members of the black community have a problem with police officers serving their community, there’s always the obvious alternative.  The police could pull out of these communities and let the residents work it out.  Something tells me the results would not be pretty.

But hey, when the former mayor of New York can be accused of thinking like a white supremacist, we’ve long crossed the line of sanity and reason and landed into another realm entirely.  A realm much like what we see unfolding in Ferguson.

This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson.  Dyson went so far as to accuse Giuliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists.  This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Giuliani provided as he cited crime stats.  But Dyson would have none of it.  (I wrote about the exchange here.)

Giuliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was a recent guest on Fox & Friends.

… I probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in the history of this city with the possible exception of Mike Bloomberg, who was there for 12 years. When I came into office thousands of blacks were being killed every year. By the time I left office it was down to about 200. I’d like to see if any of, if Dr. Dyson has ever saved as many lives in this community as I’ve saved. And I did by having to use police officers in black areas where there was an astounding amount of crime. If that crime were in white areas, police officers would be in white areas. If it were in Hispanic areas, it would be in Hispanic areas. I had no racial component to my determination of where to put police. It was based on the ComStat system which I established with Bill Braden. I had a statistically based system that actually the Justice Department investigated and found to be perfectly fair under then, then, Deputy Attorney General Holder….

The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer. That’s going to happen less than 1% of the time. The danger to a black child, if it was my child, the danger is another black. Ninety-three percent of the time they’re going to be killed by another black. And the idea that whites do not go to jail for killing blacks? … They go to jail at approximately the same percentage as blacks go to jail. The conviction rate is almost exactly the same….

These numbers – I don’t know if you’re statistically oriented – are overwhelming. When you look at this it could make you cry. I used to look at our crime reduction and the reason we reduced homicide by 65% is because we reduced it in the black community….

Rudy Giuliani implemented policies that saved the lives of thousands of innocent black Americans.  Instead of calling him a white supremacist, a simple thank you from the black community would be nice.

Which leads me to this: if many members of the black community have a problem with police officers serving their community, there’s always the obvious alternative.  The police could pull out of these communities and let the residents work it out.  Something tells me the results would not be pretty.

But hey, when the former mayor of New York can be accused of thinking like a white supremacist, we’ve long crossed the line of sanity and reason and landed into another realm entirely.  A realm much like what we see unfolding in Ferguson.