Friday, October 23, 2015
Obama Defends #blacklivesmatter Movement To Police
Truth Revolt -- While speaking to law enforcement officials on Thursday, President Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it is addressing an issue that has been ignored for too long.
"There is a specific problem that is happening in the African-American community that is not happening in other communities, and that is a legitimate issue that we've got to address."
"The African-American community is not just making this up. It's not something that's just being politicized. It's real," Obama said. "We as a society, particularly given our history. have to take this seriously."
The President tried to balance the conflicts between the police and the Black Lives Matter movement.
"I think everybody understands all lives matter. Everybody wants strong, effective law enforcement. Everybody wants their kids to be safe when they're walking to school. Nobody wants to see police officers who are doing their job, fairly, hurt. Everybody understands it's a dangerous job," he said
Obama spoke on a White House panel by moderated by former New York Times editor Bill Keller. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and U.S. Attorney John Walsh of Colorado also appeared on the panel with the President.
The problem is not just with the police, said Obama. "We can't put the entire onus of the problem on law enforcement," he said. "I think there's been a healthy debate about police-community relations, and some of the episodes we've seen across the country. But we as a society, if we're not investing in opportunities for poorer kids, and then we expect police and prosecutors to keep them out of sight and out of mind, that's a failed strategy."
Blog Author's Comments -- 'Black Lives Matter' members shot police in Ferguson and New York, chanted death threats against police. They have advocated looting as a policy and have been behind protests which have done millions of dollars in damage in multiple cities. This is what Obama is defending. And he will not show strong support for the police who have to face this every day. He does not want to upset his people.
"There is a specific problem that is happening in the African-American community that is not happening in other communities, and that is a legitimate issue that we've got to address.” I agree. When 13% of the population is responsible for approximately 70% of the violent crime taking place in America, it's definitely a problem. So what does Obama do about it? He makes it worse by his defense of the black thugs. I cannot see that the percentage of black shootings, killings and crime will ever be reversed.