Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that while he recognizes the plight African-Americans, he isn’t a fan of the so-called Black Lives Matter movement.
Paul said, “College should be the absolute place, people are not yet decided. This is a great place to have a discussion. And if you ban discussion on college campuses because its politically incorrect that is a problem.”
He continued, “I will also say I am very much— Well I am not a big fan of sort of Black Lives Matter because it sounds like only black lives matter, it should be every. But I am very much coming from a different place, I was middle-class, upper middle class, my dad is a physician. But I have learned lot about the anger in our cities and there is no justification for violence, but there is anger and we need to understand it.”
He added, “I story I tell is the story of Kalief Browder, who is a 16-year-old black kid from the Bronx who was arrested but never convicted of a crime and spend three years in Rikers. When I think of people angry in our cities I think of his family. He ended up committing suicide. He was in solitary confinement for two years, never convicted of a crime. When I think of his classmates or his family I think gosh if I was his friend I would be unhappy and anger at the system, at the man. I am starting to understand where the anger comes from a and we need to fix things as far as the law and criminal justice in our system because it isn’t being meted out fairly.”
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