Giuliani: ‘There’s a Concerted Effort to Paint Our Police Officers as Brutal and Racist’

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) reacted on New York’s AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable” to the Dallas shootings of police officers by criticizing those who have tried “paint our police officers as brutal and racist.” “Whenever one police officer is killed, it’s like a shot at all of us, because they’re the people who protect us, they’re the people who put their lives on the line every day they get dressed up, and they may not come home that night,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis. “And to lose so many of them at once, in a slaughter like that, has to indicate there’s something seriously wrong with the way we’re presenting police in the United States.” Giuliani then said public figures need to speak out on behalf of the police instead of immediately jumping to conclusions. “And then, we need voices, like mine, frankly, and people like that, to speak out on behalf of the police. And then, we also need our public officials not to jump to conclusions, the minute an incident occurs, that it is necessarily a racial incident,” he added. “There’s a concerted effort to paint our police officers as brutal and racist, and the simple fact is,