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Video: Giuliani Says Officer Darren Wilson Should Be "Commended" for Shooting Brown

March 19, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Giuliani Says Officer Darren Wilson Should Be "Commended" for Shooting Brown

During an interview on Fox News last week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson acted dutifully when he shot and killed Michael Brown last August.

"What happened in Ferguson is that a man committed a robbery, attempted to assault a police officer, and the police officer -- to save his life -- shot him," Giuliani told Fox News. "The police officer did his duty. The officer should be commended for what he did."

The former mayor has become an outspoken defender of law enforcement in various controversial police shooting cases in the past year. He's appeared on Fox News numerous times, defending embattled police officers and blaming violence in black communities for sparking harsh police actions. In December, Giuliani implied that both Brown and Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer placed him in a chokehold, were responsible for their own deaths because they had broken laws, reports Huffington Post.

"Mr. Brown had committed at least two felonies, possibly three during that incident. So the police officer was dealing with a criminal," Giuliani told Fox News last year. "And in [Garner's] case, the police officer was dealing with a criminal who was resisting arrest. Maybe if Mr. Brown hadn't committed his crimes and this gentleman hadn't resisted arrest, they wouldn't be dead today."

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rede2hike @ 3/21/2015 10:05 AM

Wow! As a retired 25 year vet officer I've been saying the same thing since the Brown incident occurred.
All of these incidents, except the Cleveland playgun shooting could have been avoided altogether if the now deceased had, 1-obeyed the law, 2-did as they were lawfully told to do, 3- had been taught by their parents to respect authority, 4-used their brains.
Not one of these horrible incidents would have occurred if people would just stop thinking that they are above laws & maybe try working together to make our country a better place.
Be safe, watch out for each other, we are all targets & remember-somebody is always watching what WE are doing!

Scott Ashmore @ 3/22/2015 6:55 PM

Well, no shit......

Michael Brown Garner @ 4/2/2015 10:53 PM

It's easy to stand on the outside, look in and judge a situation without actually being there and/or having all the adequate info in front of you! Whose to say Darren Wilson obeyed the law? And to suggest that this kid wasn't taught to respect authority is speculative. I wear a badge and i have respect for those who do also, but how dare any of us suggest that the use of force is the only answer especially when you see similar cases around the globe that don't have a end result involving other race. This stereotypical society that in some cases is guided by a fear complex against african american young men needs to stop! Darren Wilson in my opinion placed himself in an isolated situation where the result would be what we've seen contagiously around the world. A white officer getting away with killing another black man. Say what want, but know this Somebody is watching...God. And we all better believe we won't escape His judgment. Above the law? Who? Us or them? The law? Whose Law? Lol.

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