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Monday, November 24, 2014

Rudy Giuliani: “.....there is virtually no homicide in the white community," (Really)

If you are a person who keeps-up with current events and news items, you may know that Rudy Giuliani proved without a doubt he has social deficiencies that should be called "racist."  

The segment below includes Giuliani joining the Right wing media outlet, Fox News, as a Part Deux segment from a Sunday Meet The Press segment.    

I am reticent to add to your reading, but Giuliani stepped onto a landmine of misinformation comparable to a war combatant stepping on a 'Bouncing Betty' landmine. The brief Salon except below has Giuliani's diarrhea of the mouth capture in the last sentence.

In fact, Giuliani was so confident that the national debate should avoid discussing police brutality and focus on what the deal is with black people instead, he joined Fox News on Monday morning to reiterate the point — and take it one step further. “The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer,” Giuliani told Fox’s Steve Doocey, explaining why he was “very frustrated” with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. “The danger to a black child,” he added, “is another black.” Before claiming “there is virtually no homicide in the white community,” Giuliani recommended protesters — or “these people,” as he called them — “straighten out” their own communities, rather than make a big deal about a white cop possibly gunning down an unarmed and surrendering African-American teenager in the streets.

Watch the video below from Fox News’s Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 24, 2014.
Giuliani actually fed Fox News early morning viewers comments that are so far outside the scope of accurate and believable, he would have been a star performer on the Fox News late evening horror called the Sean Hannity Show. 

“there is virtually no homicide in the white community,”

FBI Crime in the United States (2011 data)

  • Of the 12,664 murder victims in 2011 for which supplemental data were received, most (77.6 percent) were male.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 1.)
  • Concerning murder victims for whom race was known, 50.0 percent were black, 46.0 percent were white, and 2.6 percent were of other races.  Race was unknown for 175 victims.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 2.)
  • Single victim/single offender situations accounted for 48.4 percent of all murders for which the UCR Program received supplemental data.  (See Expanded Homicide Data Table 4.)
  • Of the offenders for whom race was known, 52.4 percent were black, 45.2 percent were white, and 2.4 percent were of other races.  The race was unknown for 4,077 offenders.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 3.)
  • Of the homicides for which the FBI received weapons data, most (67.8 percent) involved the use of firearms.  Handguns comprised 72.5 percent of the firearms used in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter incidents in 2011.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 8.  
  • In 2011, in incidents of murder for which the relationships of murder victims and offenders were known, 54.3 percent were killed by someone they knew (acquaintance, neighbor, friend, boyfriend, etc.); 24.8 percent of victims were slain by family members.  The relationship of murder victims and offenders was unknown in 44.1 percent of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter incidents in 2011.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 10.)
  • Of the female murder victims for whom the relationships to their offenders were known, 36.5 percent were murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Tables 2 and 10.)
  • Of the murders for which the circumstance surrounding the murder was known,
    42.9 percent of victims were murdered during arguments (including romantic triangles) in 2011.  Felony circumstances (rape, robbery, burglary, etc.) accounted for 23.1 percent of murders.  Circumstances were unknown for 38.0 percent of reported homicides.  (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 11.)
  • Law enforcement reported 653 justifiable homicides in 2011.  Of those, law enforcement officers justifiably killed 393 felons, and private citizens justifiably killed 260 people during the commission of a crime.  

Expanded Homicide Data Table 1

Murder Victims
by Race and Sex, 2011
Other race3352251100
Unknown race1751094818

Expanded Homicide Data Table 3 (excludes infant offenders equals zero)
Murder Offenders
by Age, Sex, and Race, 2011
Percent distribution1100.065.27.827.032.537.71.828.0
Under 1826956335752544102011
Under 2222,9382,69124161,0381,8037027
18 and over29,2008,1011,073264,3864,48623296

The following table places the frequently used conservative dog whistle "Black-On-Black" Crime and Giuliani's remarks in a place that can only be referred as white privilege with a major dose of racism. While the vast majority of whites buy into the mantra, apparently uninformed minorities accept and defend against the false manta, the 2011 FBI data does not support homicide rates in either community disproportionate. The actual numbers are strikingly similar in scope and breadth. There is another distinction that is important: whites comprise 75% of the population and blacks comprise on 13 to 14% of the population. Population data reflects on a per capita differentiation regarding violent crime in the two communities. The rate of violent crime in the black community is a fact that certainly needs greater attention. Before leaving this point, a point some will grab an run with like a life-line, Giuliani's comments were as posted above and below: “there is virtually no homicide in the white community."

Let there be no mistake Giuliani's remarks were to strike out at the Meet The Press panelist and the remark were purely racist. As a former federal New York State prosecutor, former Mayor of the nation's most populated city and a friend of law enforcement, Giuliani knows his remarks are without basis. Unless, he has grown to rely on The Drudge Report for report-able data.

Expanded Homicide Data Table 6

Race and Sex of Victim by Race and Sex of Offender, 2010
[Single victim/single offender]
Race of victimTotalRace of offenderSex of offender
Other race1794730984156194
Unknown race58201422231522
Sex of victimTotalRace of offenderSex of offender
Unknown sex58201422231522
  • NOTE: This table is based on incidents where some information about the offender is known by law enforcement; therefore, when the offender age, sex, and race are all reported as unknown, these data are excluded from the table.
Giuliani may have access to data post 2011, or He may not care that he spew a "Pants of Fire" for the ages.In either case, he illustrated how conservatives react when challenged. They reach for talking points and mantra and they rest assured the majority of white Americans accept every utterance without questioning the veracity of the information.

“there is virtually no homicide in the white community,” 

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