(Weasel Zippers) Members shot police in Ferguson and NYC, chanted death threats against cops from Ferguson to New York. They have advocated looting as a policy and have been behind protests destroying millions in multiple cities. That’s what he is defending.
WASHINGTON — President Obama told law enforcement officials Thursday that the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted a point too long ignored: “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.”
Black Lives Matter, a social media-driven movement borne of a series of police shootings of African-American men and youths, has provoked a backlash from some police officers and others who have responded with a refrain of “All Lives Matter.”
But Obama called that discussion a “trap.” “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