Rudy Giuliani continues war of words with Black Lives Matter

by Wade Massey July 12, 2016, 17:17

"In a movement like Black Lives Matter, there's always going to be some folk who say things that are stupid or imprudent or are harsh", Mr Obama said.

After another night of intense, and sometimes violent, protests against the police shootings of black men, hundreds of demonstrators were either in jail or waiting to get out Sunday.

When the group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators was not allowed in Sunday, members made a decision to fearless hot Texas summer temperatures and march up and down a commercial street. Civil rights organizations have histories of some people having their own agenda trying to derail the message. "Number two: Black Lives Matter never protests when every 14 hours somebody is killed in Chicago, probably 70-80% of the time (by) a black person".

More than 100 people started at Downtown Crossing and marched to Dudley Station in the name of Black Lives Matter.

"They should not be denigrated by Rudy Giuliani", de Blasio said during a news conference with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton this morning.

Protests broke out across the country after two police killings of black men were captured on video last week.

The shooting of Philander Castile, 32, by a police officer at a traffic light was also a catalyst for the protests. "Essentially, it just means 'black lives matter, too'".

Giuliani told CBS on Sunday that he thinks the activist movement, aimed at preventing violence toward the African-American community, exacerbated racial tensions by putting a target on the backs of police officers.

More than 500 people gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world.

The spokeswoman added: "We invite you to come stand with us to remember and celebrate the lives of the those who have died due to guns, injustice and hate".

Police who had been accompanying the marchers spoke to both groups about not confronting each other and staying on separate sides of the street.

President Obama is appealing for better relationships between police and communities after the fatal shootings of five Dallas officers during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Loyola University Maryland Professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead and Morgan State University Professor Lawrence Brown defended the Black Lives Matter movement on WYPR.

The event was called "Black Lives Take Over Times Square".


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