23 Nov 2014 Black Conservative Leader Defends Giuliani’s Raw Truth, Policing Strategy
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani squared off against Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson in a heated exchange over the legitimacy of claims that police officers pose a major threat to the lives of blacks in the United States.
On the 11/23/14 edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani explained that black youths commit a disproportionate amount of the murders of other blacks, and they commit them and other crimes primarily in the communities where they reside.
A transcript and video of the exchange can be found by clicking here.
Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper, a legal commentator who both taught constitutional law at George Mason University in Virginia and served as a leadership staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives, had comments of his own about the Giuliani-Dyson exchange – coming to Giuliani’s defense:
Most prominent leaders in America are afraid to address the root causes and identify the real problem of crime in the inner city. Mayor Giuliani has a demonstrated record of creating safe streets and safe neighborhoods.
Instead of pretending that police officers are the problem as Dyson seems to do – he recognized that crime skyrockets when law enforcement shirks.
Giuliani was also willing to send the police into any and all areas to aggressively tackle the criminal element. And it worked.
Furthermore, Mayor Giuliani is just the kind of leader that the Justice Department should be consulting with on dealing with urban crime across the country. Instead of ignoring or rationalizing thousands of black on black killings in our country, we should be discussing techniques that will end this problem and save the lives of the innocent.