In an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, national president of Black Lawyers for Justice Malik Shabazz, who is also the former chairman of the New Black Panther Party, explained told viewers the black community was “outraged” over treatment of black men in the wake of the Walter Scott shooting in North Charleston, SC.
“The community here is in pain, and the community here and all over the country is outraged that black men are being killed and hunted down like deer and like dogs,” Shabazz said. “There’s outrage here and throughout America because no black man and almost no black person can say they will make it through the day or through the week without seeing another black man unarmed shot and killed. And so there is a tremendous amount of pain here and a tremendous amount of pain with that family.”
Shabazz claimed the community of North Charleston had invited him in and not the Scott family. He did, however, have some words for President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
“We have been so disappointed by this justice system,” he continued. “Number two is the president of the United States, Mr. Obama, needs to take a much stronger stand and role in combating police abuse, and he must take direct action, and Hillary Clinton should not get one black vote unless she is held accountable for the murder of and the blood of black men in the streets.”
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