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Stephen A. Smith: Our Ancestors Would Be Ashamed Of Us

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith added to commentary about the ongoing riots taking place in Baltimore, and the African-American sportscaster blasted protesters saying “our ancestors would be ashamed of how we’re conducting ourselves.”

Smith said that people using the Freddie Gray death to protest law enforcement are missing the bigger picture – that there is a “difference between police brutality and a brutal act by a particular police officer.”

Confusing the two is allowing the thugs in Baltimore (and other places like Ferguson) to act in a “criminal fashion against law enforcement officials.”

Smith voiced his opinion because “something needs to be said.”

Watch the commentary below…

Via The Blaze:

“Something needs to be said,” Smith said. “We talk about police brutality. We [have] to understand the difference between police brutality and a brutal act by a particular police officer. When you say ‘police brutality,’ what you’re doing is inciting a nation of individuals out there to go and act in a very belligerent and, dare I say, criminal fashion against law enforcement officials. And where [do you think that’s going to get them?]”

“We’re busy looking outside at everybody else; what everyone else has done to us; what history has done to us; how it has affected us,” he added. “I’m here to tell you something…our ancestors, considering our history and what they had to go through and the sacrifices that they had to make to get us to this point, our ancestors would be ashamed of how we’re conducting ourselves.”

How did you feel about Stephen A. Smith’s commentary about rioters using a history of race relations, with police officers or otherwise, to incite violence?

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