Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani explained why he supports his stop and frisk policy.
Giuliani made the remarks during an interview with Fox News host Ed Henry.
Giuliani claimed that it was not about race, but went on to say that 70% of the people they would search would be African-American males.
“Our statistics were perfect,” Giuliani insisted. “We were following, not race, we were following complaints. In other words, why did we search 70% African-American males? We did it because 75% of our complaints were of African-American males who committed violent crimes. So, who are we supposed to go look for?”
“In other words, the African-American community was selecting for us who to go look for,” he said.
According to Giuliani, “police officers would go look for whites” if there had been more complaints about white people.
“If you want to be fair, 53% of the time we should search women,” he continued. “Because they make up [53%] of the population.”
“It wasn’t racist,” Giuliani added. “They were being self-selected. Most of the people that told us the race of the suspected criminal was black were black people because it’s about 80% black-on-black crime.”
Take a look at his remarks below: