Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called the Black Lives Matter movement racist and anti-American.
In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Giuliani said the movement is “inherently racist.”
“They sing rap songs about killing police officers and they talk about killing police officers and yell it out at their rallies. And when you say black lives matter, that’s inherently racist,” the former New York City mayor said. “Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter – that’s anti-American and it’s racist.”
Giuliani pointed a finger at the media for paying more attention to fatal police shootings of black men than when a black child gets killed in Chicago.
“Of course black lives matter, and they matter greatly, but when you focus in on the 1 percent of less than 1 percent of the murder that’s going on in America, and you make it a national thing and all of you in the media make it much bigger than the black kid who’s getting killed in Chicago every 14 hours, you create a disproportion,” Giuliani told “Face the Nation.” The police understand it and it puts a target on their back. Every cop in America will tell you that if you ask him.”
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has long refused to pledge even ceremonial allegiance to the American flag. No surprise, then, that she displays no respect for American citizenship, either.
Mark-Viverito wants to grant voting rights to non-citizens — including, perhaps, illegal immigrants — in all municipal elections. And she’s not alone.
Meanwhile, New York state’s newly minted Education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, champions licensing illegal immigrants to teach in New York’s public schools, as well as to practice 52 other regulated professions. Not that her views really matter, of course. The state Board of Regents just approved the change. (It’s a going-away present from Chancellor Merryl Tisch, soon to depart after seven years as felonious former Assembly speaker Shelly Silver’s hand-picked education czar.)
To be sure, both schemes come wrapped in pretty ribbons.
“I believe that in a democracy, everybody should participate, and I don’t see how you call something a democracy when you don’t give everybody that opportunity to participate,” said Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm, Mark-Viverito’s point-person for non-citizen voting.
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pizza joint is one of the few certainties you can count on. These mom-and-pop joints are the “guardians of authenticity in the face of homogenization,” according to the five friends and native New Yorkers behind a new book called The New York Pizza Project.
With heavy snowfall predicted by the weekend from the Appalachians to Philadelphia and maybe farther north, people throughout the region readied themselves for blocked roads, power outages and canceled flights.
The National Weather Service said in a statement Wednesday that 12 to 16 inches of snow could come down between Friday night and Sunday morning around the Interstate 95 corridor. As much as a foot of snow is possible for Philadelphia’s northern suburbs.
Mitchell Gaines of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said people should be prepared for strong winds, heavy, wet snow and power outages.
But his sister Latoya, 33, denied that. “All he cared about was sports,” she said. “They tried to label him a gangbanger but that’s not true. His peers will say the same thing – the bullet wasn’t for him. He wasn’t a kid out there doing nothing and causing trouble. He wanted to go to college.”
Wilkerson had three prior arrests, including one for marijuana possession, police sources said.
The Brooklyn Warrant Squad took three people into custody after the shooting.
One of them, Malik Streat, 16, was carrying a .38-caliber handgun, the same caliber as shell casings found at the scene, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday.
The other factor is El Niño, a periodic climate cycle in which sea surface temperatures over the eastern Pacific become warmer than usual. The effects from changes in Arctic Oscillations generally last only a few weeks, but the balmy weather in the Northeast could continue because of the El Niño effect, experts say.
We’ll leave the discussion of whether the weather anomalies of the past three years are due to global warming, or “climate change”, as it is now known, to others, but we will ask: if the past two years saw GDP boosted by 1.5% on average in the winter as a result of abnormally cold weather, does that mean that the US economy, which according to the Atlanta Fed was “growing” at 1.3% net of the record heat, is already in a recession?
After news of the carnage, officers from the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Response Command and other special units were deployed to guard areas of the city that attract tourists, as well as the French Consulate in midtown Manhattan, police said.
“Teams have been dispatched to crowded areas around the city out of an abundance of caution to provide police presence and public reassurance as we follow the developing situation overseas,” the NYPD said in a statement.
New York City, the site of the 2001 strike on the World Trade Center that killed nearly 3,000 people, is considered a top target for attacks by Islamist extremists.