Black New Yorkers Infuriated By Giuliani’s Claim He’s Saved More Lives Than Beyonce

Rudy Giuliani (BrokenSphere)
Rudy Giuliani (BrokenSphere)

By Michael Hoult

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has continued his ongoing feud with singer Beyonce.

He criticized her Super Bowl performance, which referenced the Black Lives Matter movement, and now he has attacked her recent performance at the MTV Video Music Award.

In an appearance on FOX News, Giuliani, a Donald Trump supporter, said that he’s done more to save black lives than Beyonce.

“I ran the largest and best police department in the world, the New York City Police Department,” he said. “And I saved more black lives than any of those people you saw onstage by reducing crime – and particularly homicide – by 75 percent, of which maybe four or five thousand were African-American young people who are alive today because of the policies I put in effect that weren’t in effect for 35 years.”

However, Giuliani conveniently forgets that the NYPD under his reign was plagued by human rights abuses. Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was sodomized with a plunger by one of Giuliani’s officers. The situation got so bad that Amnesty international put out a warning about the New York police force.

Also, his police commissioner Bernard Kerik was jailed on tax fraud charges. Kerik was also ordered to pay more than $200,000 in fines for ethics violations.

The Business Standard News asked some black readers for their opinions on Giuliani.

“F**k that bald-headed, cheating motherf**cker,” said New York resident Jerome Peters. “Giuliani has fucked more black men than RuPaul.”

William Washington, another New York resident, was equally furious.

“One time I got jacked by some armed bandits,” he said in an email. “But at least they didn’t f**k me up like the cops would have. All they wanted was money.”

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  • lazlo toth

    Giuliani doesn’t “forget” any of the things you say – you say them as if they negate the facts that he recites – and they ARE facts. As for human rights – there were abuses, and they were remediated. In prior years – e.g., 1992 – there were far more human rights abuses, but they were committed by private criminals from whom the city didn’t protect its citizens. Isn’t it a human rights violation to have 2300 homicides because the police aren’t policing? Isn’t that even worse than the problems – relatively infrequent – that the NYPD experienced under Giuliani’s reign? You don’t want to admit the guy is accurate so you throw up red herrings.