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New York's Giuliani says turning police backs on de Blasio is "wrong"

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 01:09

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says it is wrong to connect the two murders of NYPD officers to an ongoing debate over the current mayor's perceived lack of support for his police force. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday (December 28) said it was "wrong" to blame the city's current mayor, Bill de Blasio, for the murders last week of two New York Police Department officers and that the issue should never have been "injected" into the debate about de Blasio's perceived lack of support for the police. "The Mayor of the city of New York should not be blamed for the murder of those police officers. That issue should not have been injected, it's wrong", Giuliani said on the CBS news program "Face the Nation". On Saturday, as de Blasio rose to deliver the customary mayoral eulogy at the funeral of one of the slain officers, thousands of uniformed officers standing outside silently turned their backs on him in a pointed display of disrespect as his image filled the large screens broadcasting the service. Angered by the mayor's qualified sympathy for nationwide demonstrations calling for police reform, some New York police officers had similarly shunned de Blasio as he arrived a week ago at the hospital where Officer Rafael Ramos and his police partner, Wenjian Liu, were declared dead.

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New York's Giuliani says turning police backs on de Blasio is "wrong"

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 01:09