Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is reminding the public that the vast majority of police want to help, not hurt communities in an interview with Fox News over the weekend. Giuliani also called efforts by politicians to separate police from the communities they serve "shameful."
"Police misconduct is a minor part of the problem. Community, serious violent crime is a much bigger part of the problem," Giuliani said. "The people who are saving black lives in the city are [you] the New York City Police Department. I'm not doing it. President Obama's not doing it. Mayor De Blasio's not doing it. He's not out at night walking down housing developments and trying to save children from being killed. Police officers are doing the most, right now, in these very very poor communities and sometime they're white communities, but where there are black communities and police officers are doing the most to save the children that are at greatest risk. The politicians with this propaganda separating the community from the police, are doing something that's shameful and they have to stop doing that. The vast majority of police want to help and the politicians' rhetoric should reflect the truth, not propaganda."
Over the past few months, NYC City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama have accused police departments all over the country of creating distrust between officers and local communities.