2009-12-22 20:24:12 UTC
Huffington Post/AP First Posted: 12- 4-09 11:32 AM | Updated: 12- 4-09
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is going to help Rio de Janeiro fight
crime before it hosts the 2016 Olympics.
[If that is a "bananna republic," that is indeed where Tyrant Ghouliani
belongs! If it is not, he will make it one.]
During a visit to a Rio slum on Thursday, Giuliani said his consulting firm
will be paid to offer advice on how to improve safety in the crime-plagued
["Safety" for the anticipated Olympics attendees alone. Do you really think
they give a damn about the ordinary citizens?]
Per the AP:
Rio Governor Sergio Cabral says that Giuliani's consulting firm will be
contracted to give security advice, though details of the deal were not
disclosed. Though Giuliani is legendary for running New York City while the
city experienced a dramatic drop in crime -- which many credit to his tough
zero-tolerance stance -- he hasn't been as successful in getting the same
results in other cities.
[Of course not. In New York, he was simply in the right place at the right
time to take credit for the local part of a comparable nationwide drop in
When Giuliani and his consulting firm were hired by Mexico City in 2003 to
help the crime-ridden capital improve security, the headlines blared:
"Giuliani to the rescue" and he was mobbed and cheered as his motorcade
toured one of the city's danger zones.
But two years later, as the New York Sun reported, the cheering stopped:
In January 2005, Mexico City's new police chief, Joel Ortega, told local
reporters, "I am no fan of Giuliani." Far from the 67% drop in homicides
supposedly achieved during Mr. Giuliani's mayoralty in New York, which was
touted in a Giuliani Partners press release announcing its Mexico City
contract, the homicide rate in Mexico's capital slipped less than 1% in
2004. Kidnappings in which the victim is driven from ATM to ATM to withdraw
money are on the rise, with some security firms saying Mexico is now
rivaling Colombia as kidnapping capital of the world...
[Hopefully they will kidnap Ghoulie and wreak justice on him the way he had
his vicious rogue-cop Gestapo deal with Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, and
Patrick Dorismond. Before doing away with and thus saving the world from
this potential Hitler, hopefully they will also give him a taste of what
it's like to be strip-searched - as he had his Gestapo do to citizens in New
York upon arrest for such trivial violations as jaywalking!]
"The Giuliani plan did not have any effect. It was money in the trash,
really," said a police officer patrolling the central square here earlier
this month, Nicocio Acosto Leon. "Better to buy arms, uniforms, to fix our
vehicles because we have to do that ourselves."
Though Giuliani aides defended their work in Mexico City, they ended up
being paid less than the $4.3 million price they were due and were not hired
for a follow-up project to put their recommendations into place.
[Too bad for Ghoulie - he could have made another fortune just by selling
them 9mm. automatics. Or perhaps Zyclon B -]