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A Black Lives Matter activist claimed Thursday that while black-on-black crime is a “myth,” the movement is nonetheless trying to tackle black-on-black crime.
He can’t have it both ways.
CNN anchor Carol Costello played a clip of an emotional Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis taking Black Lives Matter to task for not addressing the issue of blacks killing blacks. After Lewis posted the video to his Facebook page, it went through-the-clouds viral.
“It’s important to talk about the myth of black-on-black crime. It’s just that – a myth,” Aaron Goggans, a District of Columbia Black Lives Matter organizer, told the CNN anchor.
“So Ray Lewis is wrong?” Costello asked.
“I think Ray Lewis is talking about a lot of myths and misconceptions about what the movement is and is talking about an argument…”
At that point, Costello interrupted Goggans’ nonsense.
“You’re saying that black-on-black crime is not a problem?” she asked in disbelief.
Then, the BLM organizer did an about face, and said that black-on-black crime is an issue his movement is addressing. Huh?
“I’m saying that inter-community crime happens in all communities across the country and it is a problem that the movement of Black Lives is focusing on,” Goggans said.
Watch the clip via CNN. Lewis’ Facebook post follows.
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Here’s Lewis’ Facebook post.
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