Governor Chris Christie (R-NY) claimed the Black Lives Matter movement is calling for people to kill police officers. Then, like any good Republican, promptly blamed Obama.
Christie said on Face The Nation:
I don’t believe that movement should be justified when they are calling for the murder of police officers.
Christie, a GOP 2016 candidate, believes President Obama has inspired lawlessness by justifying the grassroots activism of BLM. Because, if you are a Republican, then everything is Obama’s fault. The President is acknowledging that this nation has a real problem when the wholesale slaughter of young African-American men is undeniable, but that doesn’t make the outrage sparked by it his fault.
Black Lives Matter, a movement that started in response to the slaying of Trayvon Martin, deny this. In a facebook post by BLM they state:
We’re targeting the brutal system of policing, not individual police. The Black Lives Matter Network seeks to end the system of policing that allows for unchecked violence against black people.
Clearly Christie has no idea what the movement is about and is just perpetuating the myth that black people (even our president) are criminals.
Here is the full interview with Christie:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm6YROJRE4g&w=854&h=480]
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