December 25, 2014 1:00 pm -

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was confronted by CNN’s Erin Burnett on the numbers of young black men killed by white cops.

He said the NYPD isn’t even majority-white and the thought of there being systemic racism within the department is “an outrageous lie.”

Burnett confronted Giuliani with some statistics about blacks being targeted by the police, but Giuliani dismissively said, “Statistics don’t tell you anything.” He wanted to know the specific circumstances of what these black individuals did to warrant them being shot down by cops.

He threw out a statistic of his own, that blacks commit a striking majority of murders. Burnett pushed back and they tussled a bit, with Burnett saying “if you are gonna play statistics that way…” and Giuliani responding, “You’re the one that brought up statistics.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

24 responses to Giuliani On Blacks Killed By Police: ‘Statistics Don’t Mean Anything’

  1. Jake December 25th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    And the Giuliani blame-the-blacks tour continues….Sorry Herr Rudolf, Giuliani time was a long long time ago.

  2. R J December 25th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Statistics don’t matter to right wingers when pointing out racism within police forces around America,they just matter when seeking to justify why it is OK for the police to murder black men,and never be held accountable for their actions

    • Eric Trommater December 25th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Your sarcasm is showing again. . . Merry Christmas RJ.

      • Guest December 25th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

        Not being sarcastic, The lives of black people do not matter to right wingers

        • OldNYFirefighter December 29th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

          They don’t seem to matter to blacks in major cities like Chicago as it is black youth killing other black youth every day. 6 dead & 20 injured – no police involved from Christmas eve until Saturday.

  3. mea_mark December 25th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Right-wingers — If I don’t like your facts and statistics, I’m just going to ignore them because, well, just because. Derpitude, it’s a way of life for those on the right.

  4. Foundryman December 25th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Right wing scum like Giuliani trying to justify government gunning down unarmed citizens are a bunch of despicable fascists. They are as stupid today as they were when they murdered the students at Kent State.

  5. Eric Trommater December 25th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    With crime rates at their lowest in 40 years, both political parties need to take responsibility for the climate of fear that is leading to this rash of police related violence against young black people. In order to keep themselves in office and appear tough on crime the political elite are more than willing to sacrifice not only the lives of these victims of police brutality, but also the 2.5 million of our fellow citizens that they need to keep behind bars and away from their families in order to make the rest of us feel safe. The fact is, we are safer from violent crime than we have been at any time in my lifespan.

    • tiredoftea December 25th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Yes, those are facts that are not repeated often enough!

  6. Obewon December 25th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Giulani16~ must be railing against gun owners committing 2/3 of all U.S. murders. The big picture: Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people are shot.
    Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die: 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention, the Brady Campaign reports. White guys remain the most likely to shoot themselves.

    The black homicide death rate has declined 50% since its peak in 1993, and the number of black homicide deaths fell by more than a third (37%) from 1993 to 2010!

  7. JimmyPete December 25th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Tell me Giuliani isn’t reveling in being resurrected by this tragedy, the other Vampire Pataki is overjoyed that a horror such as this has had his phone ringing for the first time since 2006. Both are ghouls feasting off of the deaths of these two police officers.

    • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      they don’t even see how pathetic that is.

      • JimmyPete December 25th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        what is worse are the so called Journalists, like Wolf Blitzer, nodding their heads like bobble dolls while the ghoul twins spout lies and half truths,

        • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

          stupid always agrees with stupid.

  8. StoneyCurtisll December 25th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Gouliani is a piece of filth.
    And that’s the nicest thing I have to say about him.

    • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      that’s the truth.

  9. Arturo Jacobo Saiz December 25th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    He spews this crap with nothing to back it up, just like everyone @ Faux News they all state “there are those that say”….. Who are those? “Some say” …..Who is Some? The little man child can’t come up with a source so he makes shit up….

    • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      more disturbing, people listen and faux news give them voices. disgusting.

  10. allison1050 December 25th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    “Statistics don’t tell you anything.”, says the idiot Giuliani, unless they’re the wingnuts very own made up, extra special statistics riiight (insert eye roll here).

    • whatthe46 December 25th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      his comments are exactly what makes them look like the racist they say they’re not. (insert eye roll and shaking of the neck)

  11. William December 26th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    On the other hand it’s nice to see Rudy finally getting interested in something else.

  12. liberalMD December 28th, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Rudy only believes the statistics that support his point of view.

    • OldNYFirefighter December 29th, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      His statistics proved her’s were BS!

  13. King K January 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Ha when its stats highlighting Afro-amer issues these hateful ppl on the news & elsewhere wont shut up about it….but when the stat that says 9/10 BLACKS IN NY harassed by the cops show NO CRIME(MSN), he wants to quickly dismiss it & bring up that 70% of shooting are by afro-amer (gangs, small part of the black population) but they wont say the truth which is AFRO-AMER GANG BANGERS are the ones doing the shooting, Furthermore the shootings & gang violence stems from when afro-amer were hindered from owing homes instead were FORCED to live 1000s on 1 block radius known as “the hood”. Try growing up with 1000s of ppl all fighting for the same small piece of the pie…
    yet due to SOME caucasians inherent UNPROVOKED hate for afro-amer they continue to use lies to scare the public into validating their constant harassment of the regular LAW-ABIDING afro-amer…