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Giuliani Stands Firm: Black Lives Matter Movement 'Divides Us'

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By    |   Monday, 11 Jul 2016 08:15 AM

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Monday doubled down on his comments that the Black Lives Matter movement is "inherently racist," as it "divides us."

"All lives matter," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "Black Lives Matter never protests when every 14 hours, somebody is killed in Chicago, probably 70-80 percent of the time by a black person. Where are they then? Where are they when a young black child is killed?

"That is the predominant way in which a black person in this country will be killed, by another black, not by a police officer. What are they doing about that?"

And by not protesting about those deaths, Giuliani continued, "that means they don't mean black lives matter. They mean, 'Let's agitate against a police matter.' If they meant black lives matter they would be doing something about the way in which the vast majority of other blacks are killed in America."

Over the weekend, there were three incidents where police officers were killed, said Giuliani, but such killings are "largely ignored."

"When there's a police killing of a black person it becomes a major national story so a disproportion takes place," said Giuliani. "And they're all wrong. None of them should happen. There should be better training, to the extent that if there's crimes, people should go to jail."

And, the former mayor contended that he "saved more black lives than anyone in the history of the city," because when he left office, he left New York City to Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one with far fewer murders.

Further, Giuliani said, "I don't see what Black Lives Matter is doing for blacks other than isolating them. All it cares about is the police shooting of blacks. It doesn't care about the 90 percent of blacks that have killed other blacks. That's a simple fact."

And with the white community, he continued, "82 percent of the whites are killed by other whites. So if you want to care about white lives matter, you have to worry about whites."

He said he doesn't understand why people in the black community are afraid of police officers, when they should not be.

"They shouldn't be afraid of police officers, they should seek their help," said Giuliani. "Police officers who died in this city a year-and-a-half ago were protecting a black housing development. And one was Hispanic, one was black.

"I would like people to know that the New York City Police Department is a non-majority white police department. Partially because of my efforts but also because of Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Bloomberg."

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