Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime


"The white police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other."


You may not like the messenger or what he had to say, but a self-check moment is really in order.
While initially Giuliani's comment may sound insensitive and eerily similar to blaming the victim, to a large degree, the man known as "America's mayor" was correct.
For those of you who may not be very familiar with former New York Mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, his assessment on anything is often blunt, direct and to the point.
I would know. There are few reporters who went toe-to-toe with Giuliani like I did during his tenure at City Hall. However, I do respect Giuliani. To a large degree, he cleaned up New York. Giuliani and I did live TV community forums together, and we also would have loud shouting matches at City Hall, with me constantly repeating my question to the mayor, and Giuliani constantly trying to move on to the next question. It made for great theater, mostly around the police shooting case of Amadou Diallo, but I would not give up. The Giuliani administration even tried to have me reassigned from City Hall.
Let me be clear: It is right to protest how the Michael Brown case has unfolded. But when are communities of color going to admit there is an alarming problem with black-on-black crime? Why does it appear that there is no real outrage about black-on-black crime?
This is the way the conversation went on the Sunday-morning talk show Meet the Press (you can see it here):
Giuliani said, "I find it very disappointing that you're not talking about the fact that 93 percent of blacks [killed] in America are killed by other blacks." He added later, "The white police officers wouldn't be there [in black communities] if you weren't killing each other."
Georgetown professor and commentator Michael Eric Dyson was so upset that he accused Giuliani of exhibiting "the defensive mechanism of white supremacy."
"Black people who kill black people go to jail; white people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail," Dyson said.
But this all opens, in a big way, the Pandora's box of police being more aggressive in certain communities to root out crime. In just the last few days we've seen two tragic incidents of police shooting and killing unarmed black males: the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun in Cleveland, Ohio, and the killing of an unarmed man by a rookie NYPD cop in an unlit stairwell in a Brooklyn housing project in the most dangerous beat in the city, which the NYPD has called "accidental."
There are police shooting cases all across the country. For example, last week marked the three-year anniversary of the case of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., a 68-year-old former Marine, in White Plains, New York. Chamberlain was in his own apartment when his medical-alert necklace accidentally went off. Responding police demanded that he open the apartment door, but Chamberlain refused, and after an hour-long encounter where police allege he had a knife, Chamberlain was killed. Though police denied that they had used a racial slur, the medical-alert necklace recorded one of the officers using the "N" word. That officer was later fired, but a grand jury brought no indictment against any police officer involved.
But I must return to my overall point that Giuliani is correct about the problem of black-on-black crime. I have to admit that my major eye-opening experience regarding this serious problem came only just recently. I sat down to do a TV interview with former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who was defending the NYPD's controversial crime-fighting tactic of "stop and frisk." That's when Kelly told me that over 90 percent of murder victims in New York City are African-American, and the person who pulled the trigger is almost always African-American.
You may not like what Giuliani said or how he said it, but he was correct.

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No Indictment in Missouri. Prosecutor Mcculloch "No wounds to Back of Michael Brown's Body."

No Indictment

After much anticipation, the Grand Jury decided NOT to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, for the fatal shooting of unarmed African American teen Michael Brown, in August which touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests, prosecutor Bob Mcculloch announced.
Police had said Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car, then reached for Wilson's weapon. Brown's family and some witnesses said Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
The death of Brown, 18, touched off weeks of protests, and the decision by the grand jury on whether to bring charges prompted extraordinary precautions by law enforcement and the community. The Ferguson school district canceled Tuesday classes.
This case is still not over. Wilson could also face civil rights charges brought by the Justice Department or a civil wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's parents.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for calm and urged that "regardless of the decision, people on all sides to show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint.''

The unusual timing of the grand jury's announcement, after darkness had fallen, was a decision of prosecutors, Nixon said.
             Wilson, 28, shot Brown, 18, during a confrontation on the afternoon                    of Aug. 9. In the days that followed, Ferguson, a once-obscure St. Louis                      suburb, was rocked by clashes between demonstrators and police with                        military-style equipment. The grand jury has been weighing evidence for                    three months.
                Ahead of the grand jury decision, the governor declared a state of                                   emergency and activated the Missouri National Guard. Authorities and                       lawyers for the Brown family encouraged both police and protesters to                         maintain calm. Below is the Ferguson Timeline.


Grand Jury is in

Grand Jury Decision has been reached in Ferguson.



Fury In Ferguson. Also the Chamberlain Case in New York. Dominic Carter Reports



 Former Marine Kenneth Chamberlain, shot and killed by White Plains Police inside his own apartment
This weekend, the Nation awaits the Ferguson Missouri Grand Jury Decision, that will soon come, BUT besides the Eric Garner case in Staten Island which District Attorney Dan Donovan has before a Staten Island Grand Jury, there is also another local case that has not received as much attention. It happened in Westchester County New York, and It’s eerily similar to Eleanor Bumpurs.
Bumpurs was the African American woman who was shot and killed on October 29, 1984 by New York City police. The police were present to enforce a city ordered eviction of Bumpurs from her Bronx apartment.  (She was four months behind on her monthly rent of $98.65)  In requesting NYPD assistance, housing authority workers told police that Bumpurs was emotionally disturbed, had threatened to throw boiling lye, and was using a knife to resist eviction. When Bumpurs refused to open the door, police broke in. In the struggle to subdue her, one officer shot Bumpurs twice with a 12-gauge shotgun.
The Westchester County case involves Kenneth Chamberlain, a former Marine, and retired Corrections Department Official.  It happened three years ago, and Chamberlain, 68 at the time was killed by White Plains police in his own apartment. The Grand Jury voted to not indict.
One of the officers was caught on a medic alert recording, using the *N* word against Chamberlain and initially denied it. This is the report we did on FiOS News 1/RNN-TV. You can click here to see the latest on Missouri and hear our conversation with Chamberlain’s son. Kenneth Chamberlain Jr broke down in tears at the Candlelight Vigil that was held just days ago outside the White Plains NY Police Department.


Presidential Politics-Obama vs. GOP


Presidential Politics — Obama vs. GOP: Who's On Top?  professor. Jeannie Zaino 
And Dominic Carter discuss on FIOS News 1.
http://youtu.be/FbXYLVWDaRs

Tom Doherty & Dominic Carter defend Rachel Noerdlinger



At about 8:00 minutes into this Fios News/RNN TV segment from last night, Republican Tom Doherty and Dominic Carter defend Rachel Noerdlinger.