Giuliani: Black Lives Matter Putting a Target on Police Officers’ Backs

Friday on MSNBC while commenting on the recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and a sniper targeting and killing five Dallas police officers and wounding seven, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioned the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement and suggested it was doing more harm than good. Giuliani said, “If you look at the number of murders of black men in America, that would make up less than 1% of the number of murders of black men in America. So the way we deal with it is to put it in proper perspective and be honest about it. What happened last night was the worst attack since September 11. People in Dallas should not feel guilty about it. Police officers in this country feel they have a target on their back. They felt that way for over a year now. This man made his motive clear. He was killing them—on just reading from the police commissioner—he wanted to kill officers. He expressed anger for Black Lives Matter. None of that made sense. Now the reality is we have to talk honestly.” “No police officer should act brutally,” he continued. “No police officer should act in a way