remembering the real Giuliani

--before he was canonized by September 11.

Some of us will not forget the man who essentially presided over a regime of terrorism against the poor and the weak, and who encouraged its most visible instrument, the New York Police Department.

"Justifiable Homicide," a documentary about the police shooting deaths of two young Puerto Rican residents of the Bronx, Anthony Rosario and Hilton Vega, opened November 6 at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village.

The filmmakers characterize the Rosario-Vega case as part of an epidemic of police shootings during the Giuliani administration, climaxing with the killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. "Justifiable Homicide" is a sobering reminder that there was more to Mr. Giuliani's mayoralty than Sept. 11.

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Published on November 10, 2002 7:04 PM.

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