Rudy Giuliani Lies About Murders In Chicago

CBS News reports:

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani weighed in on a bloody weekend in Chicago, in a mistake-laden tweetstorm, blaming the city’s Democratic elected leaders, and claiming former police superintendent and current mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy “can do a lot better.”

In a series of four tweets overnight, Giuliani twice mistakenly referred to McCarthy as “Jerry,” twice misspelled Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s last name, and falsely claimed 63 people had been murdered over the weekend.

The former Republican presidential candidate’s tweets came amid an especially violent weekend in Chicago, which saw at least 11 people killed and 47 others wounded from Friday evening through early Monday. Many of those victims were wounded in a string of six mass shootings in seven hours early Sunday.

Despite this weekend’s carnage, Chicago’s murder rate has actually dropped in recent years. Contrary to Giuliani’s claim, the peak year for murders was 1974.