Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” co-host Jason Whitlock weighed in on the recent outcry against police brutality, calling the movement of calling for change in the system a “lie.”
Speaking as someone who has lost a family member to police brutality, Whitlock said African-Americans are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed by police.
“As an African-American, again, I’ve had problems with the police, and my family lost someone we loved dearly to excessive police force. But, the conversation about police brutality is a lie and dishonest. You’re more likely as African-Americans to be damn near struck by lightning than to be killed by the police, and no one can have that conversation. And we’re killing ourselves in our own communities, and no one can have that conversation,” Whitlock said.
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