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Rudy Giuliani: divisive New York past has many in fear of Trump cabinet po

He was hailed as ‘America’s mayor’ after 9/11, but black residents who remember his time in New York believe his record of fueling racial tensions should disqualify him from serving as the US’s top diplomat
Rudy Giuliani may soon be the first western diplomat of the modern era to have stoked a racist police riot. The former New York mayor has shamelessly promoted himself as a key member of the Donald Trump administration first as a potential attorney general, then openly touting himself to become secretary of state. But Giuliani’s one-man campaign is already facing a backlash – including from a Republican senator who said several of his colleagues believe Giuliani is unsuited to a key cabinet position. Black residents who remember his time in New York with dismay believe his divisive record should disqualify him as the US’s chief diplomat.

NYPD admits 'we failed' in police shooting of mentally ill Bronx woman

Officials have conceded that something went wrong in the lead-up to a sergeant fatally shooting a 66-year-old black woman in her home Tuesday

New York police department officials have conceded that something went wrong in the lead-up to a sergeant fatally shooting a mentally ill 66-year-old black woman in her own home in the Bronx Tuesday night.

“What is clear in this one instance, we failed,” police chief James O’Neill told reporters Wednesday morning. “That’s not how it’s supposed to go. It’s not how we train.”

Activists want justice for police brutality, not apologies

New York Daily News

No justice, no apologies.

Activists fighting for reform said Monday that an apology from an organization representing police chiefs for decades of brutality is nothing but empty rhetoric.

“The problem is that police continue to enforce racist and discriminatory laws and policies,” said Constance Malcolm, whose unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot to death by a cop in his Bronx home in 2012.

De Blasio Calls On Albany To Make NYPD Disciplinary Info Public


Mayor de Blasio has made a formal plea to the state legislature to amend Section 50-a of the New York State Civil Rights Law, which the NYPD has used to justify withholding disciplinary records of police officers who have been accused of misconduct. "Without significant changes to this statute, the city remains barred from providing New Yorkers with the transparency we deserve," the mayor said in a statement.