Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is the latest person to weigh in on the Black Lives Matter movement by using black-on-black crime as a comparison.
We Must Change What We Are Doingmy heart is hurting – we must do better
Posted by Ray Lewis on Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lewis posted a video to his Facebook page over the weekend, pointing out that the “March murder rate rose by 29 percent.” He neglected to mention where exactly he picked up that stat from.
“I’m trying to figure out if black lives really matter,” an emotional Mr. Lewis said in the video posted on his personal page Saturday. “The March murder rate rose by 29 percent, but we’re not rioting in the streets over black-on-black crime.
“I’m trying to figure out in my mind why no one is paying attention to black men killing black men,” he continued. “Why do we always find ourselves as the victims, and now we have the separation once again that we’re being victimized because of one bad white cop, two bad white cops, three bad white cops, killing a young black brother. But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other.
“I know black lives matter, because I’m a black man, but man, stop killing each other. Man, we got to put these guns down in Chicago. Baltimore, Miami, man it ain’t that hard. You got to be OK with earning a living. It ain’t supposed to be easy,” Mr. Lewis said. “If we don’t change what we’re doing not only will our kids not have a future, but we might find ourselves extinct.”
The video seemed ironic to many, considering Lewis was charged with a double murder and later pled down to a lesser charge…