Giuliani isn’t a stranger to racially charged rhetoric, dating back to his time as mayor, but these recent comments were striking even to one of his biographers who was quite familiar with the former mayor’s race-baiting tactics.
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Police in Austin are investigating an anti-immigration political motive for the man who shot up the Mexican consulate overnight in Austin. The shooter a white male in his 50s with what the Austin PD called a lengthy criminal record was shot dead at the scene, though police are not yet certain whether he was killed by police gunfire or by his own hand.
Rudy Giuliani was never really about the healing when it came to talking about race in America. But in the days surrounding the Ferguson grand jury news he seemed to renounce whatever restraint he'd ever had on the issue and return to it with a gusto after more than a decade spent focusing on hating on Arabs. So we asked Dylan Scott to find out just what happened. Great piece. Check it out.
Most infographics don't add that much. But this one is very helpful in understanding some broad outlines about the Wilson grand jury. PBS Newshour has gone through the transcripts and created a straightforward chart showing what each witness said on several key questions. Were Brown's hands up? Was he charging Wilson? Was he running away when fired upon?
We should always be careful not to force concrete individual events - individual tragedies - into the greater, broader social injustices into which they seem to and may indeed fit. It's with this skepticism that I've approached the death of Michael Brown from the start. So I was surprised that finally reading Darren Wilson's testimony changed my impression of what happened a lot.