In the wake of three high-profile police shootings of black men and the murder of five Dallas police officers by a heavily-armed sniper last week, one would hope to hear calm, thoughtful calls for peace from our nation's pundits and elected officials. Unfortunately, someone at MSNBC decided to book Rudy Giuliani and ask for his current thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. Rudy's take? "The real danger to you is that black kid who is going to shoot you on the street."
Giuliani spoke with Brian Williams on MSNBC Friday, and began his master class in racist belittling of those protesting police brutality. "Let's teach everyone, including the children of the black community, that most of those police officers are the reason you’re alive," the former Mayor said. "Because the real danger to you is that black kid who is going to shoot you on the street because that happens many, many more times than police officers. Lets talk about it honestly."
Giuliani also insisted that while blacks are being killed by police officers, so are whites. Brian Williams failed to press him about the truth: that blacks are being killed by law enforcement at a much higher rate. The Washington Post reported last year, "unarmed black men are seven times more likely than whites to die by police gunfire."
Giuliani, who has (allegedly!) struck a deal with Donald Trump to be Homeland Security Secretary, also went on to directly blame Black Lives Matter for "the reason there’s a target on police officers’ backs."