Via Daily Mail:
…I vividly remember another part of our interview, where I played you a video of your daughter Chiara talking about you, and saying she was so happy that you weren’t ‘some boring white guy who didn’t know what he was talking about.’ She added: ‘Dad cares about everyone in this city, rich, poor, black, white, blue whatever, and that’s what we need.’
She was right. You are what New York needs. It’s one of the most multi-cultural cities on earth, and with your black wife and two black children, you are perfectly placed to understand and articulate the particular issues such a multi-cultural society creates.
So don’t apologise for spelling out the reality of the Eric Garner case.
It was an incident that shamed the NYPD, shamed New York, and shamed America.
It was also another clear message to New York’s black community that you have to be very careful when interacting with certain rogue members of the NYPD. To pretend otherwise is to ignore what we all saw on that hideous video.
A disturbing New York Daily News investigation last month revealed that at least 179 people have been killed by the NYPD in the last 15 years.
Where race was known, 86% were either black or Hispanic.
27% of those killed were unarmed.
The stats don’t lie.
The abuse that you’re now facing is a small price to pay for being right, Mr Mayor.
Don’t be a boring white guy. That’s not why you were elected.
Hey Piers! This is from all of us, you steaming pile of camel dung