NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis took to Facebook to lash out at the Black Lives Matter movement for ignoring the reality of black on black crime and focusing on racial divisiveness.
Just a few weeks ago Lewis attended a church in St. Louis where is gave his personal experiences while talking to a church congregation and in particular young men who he wants to reach.
Speaking from his “prayer room,” Lewis speaks eloquently and passionately about the realities of street crime run amok. With a cadence reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NFL legend lays out the realities of daily street crime that decimates America’s black youth.
“I’m trying to figure out if black lives really matter, then in Chicago alone the murder rate has soared 72 percent in 2016. Eighty-eight percent in the first three months of 2016 compared to last year. I’m trying to ask the question to an organization of black lives, if they really mattered, then why not riot now?”
Lewis appeals to the viewers that he is “trying to figure out in [his] mind why no one is paying attention to black men killing black men.”
He then calls out the Black Lives Matter movement for protesting and marching in the streets after a black person is killed by law enforcement but staying silent on black-on-black crime which kills more than one person per day in Chicago alone this year.
“Why do we always find ourselves half 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. Police in chicago reported 677 shootings this year. Last year it was 359 [at this point in the year]. The March murder rate rose by 29 percent, but we’re not rioting in the streets about black on black killing each other.”
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