Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace Sunday there simply was not enough evidence to bring the case against Officer Darren Wilson to the grand jury, one week after his news-making comments on race in America.
“Having read the transcripts, now, of the grand jury…and having been a prosecutor for thirteen years, I don’t see how this case normally would even have been brought to the grand jury,” Giuliani told Wallace. “This is the kind of case, had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity, where the prosecutor would have come to the conclusion that there was not enough evidence to bring to the grand jury.”
“Attorney General [Eric] Holder’s going to have to take a case in which a jury couldn’t find probably cause to indict, and he’s gonna have to try to find probable cause in front of a federal grand jury,” Giuliani said. “It’s an impossible case to present to a grand jury.”
“A federal grand jury, in my experience, having been in front of hundreds of them, would find no true bill here like this grand jury did,” Giuliani added.
Giuliani told Georgetown Law professor Michael Eric Dyson on “Meet The Press” last Sunday that black-on-black crime is the reason for a disproportionate amount of officers in predominantly black areas, and that the officers wouldn’t be there if African-Americans “weren’t killing each other.”
“[Black-on-black crime] is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community,” Giuliani said. “Why don’t you cut it down so so many white police officers don’t have to be in black areas?…The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.”