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Rudy Giuliani explains why he profiled Black New Yorkers: ‘Who are we supposed to go look for?’

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Rudy Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City and an attorney for President Donald Trump, defended his stop and frisk policy on Tuesday — but assailed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg continuing the practice.

Giuliani made the remarks during an interview with Fox News host Ed Henry.

“Our statistics were perfect,” Giuliani insisted. “We were following, not race, we were following complaints. In other words, why did we search 70% African-American males? We did it because 75% of our complaints were of African-American males who committed violent crimes. So, who are we supposed to go look for?”

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“In other words, the African-American community was selecting for us who to go look for,” he said.

According to Giuliani, “police officers would go look for whites” if there had been more complaints about white people.

“If you want to be fair, 53% of the time we should search women,” he continued. “Because they make up [53%] of the population.”

“It wasn’t racist,” Giuliani added. “They were being self-selected. Most of the people that told us the race of the suspected criminal was black were black people because it’s about 80% black-on-black crime.”

It was not immediately clear from Giuliani’s remarks whether the NYPD kept statistics of the race of people who report crimes.

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First there was the pandemic, then came the “infodemic” — a term the head of the World Health Organization defines as the spread of false information about COVID-19.

The most dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus are now part of the QAnon phenomenon. For months now, actors in QAnon have downplayed the severity of the crisis, amplified medical disinformation and have been originators of hoaxes.

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"The health and well-being of USCP employees is the Department's top priority," Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki said. "We are implementing a number of proactive measures to respond to the pandemic."

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Russian trolls start hyping COVID-19 misinformation — and Rudy Giuliani’s crazed rants about the Bidens

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Russian trolls recently have started hyping a mix of misinformation about the coronavirus and crazed conspiracy theories posted by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

The Daily Beast reports that one of the trolls' main information operations revolves around blaming the United States Department of Defense for purportedly creating the coronavirus, even though all credible epidemiologists agree it originated in China.

"The story, posted to Russian-language blogs and Reddit by multiple fake personas, tries to pin the blame on the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S. and Kazakhstan by casting the virus as the byproduct of a U.S. nonproliferation program in the country," the publication finds. "The trolls pointed to social media posts by a group of hackers calling themselves 'Anonymous Kazakhstan.'"

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