Giuliani: Black Complaints About Police Treatment Partly Justified

‘I do believe that there is more inter-reaction — and more unfair inter-reaction — among police officers white and black in the black community’

"I do believe there is more inter-reaction and more unfair inter-reaction among police officers, white and black, in the black community than in the white community. And I think some of that responsibility is on the police department and on the police department is to train their police officers better and to make their police departments much more diversified.

But I think just as much, if not more, responsibility is on the black community to reduce the reason why the police thought this why we are assigned in such large numbers to the black community, because blacks commit murders eight times more per capita than any other group in our society. And when I assigned police officers with Commissioner Baton and Commissioner [indecipherable], we did it based on statistics. We didn't do it based on the race. If there were a lot of murders in the community, we’d put a lot of police officers there. If I put all my police officers on Park Avenue and none in Harlem, thousands and thousands more blacks would have been killed during the eight years that I was the Mayor." 

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