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Rudy Giuliani: White cops needed to keep black people from killing each other

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulani vehemently argued Sunday that black communities wouldn't have significant police footprints if black people "weren't killing each other."

In an appearance on Meet the Press, Giuilani complained that the media was focusing too much on the racial politics of conflicts between police and citizens, and not enough on incidences of black-on-black crime.

"It is hardly insignificant," he said. "It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community."

After being criticized by a fellow guest who claimed Giuliani was trying to muddle the debate, the mayor shot back: "The white police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other." --Jon Terbush