Liz Peek

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How Obamas Support of Black Lives Matter Deepens the Racial Divide

Liz | 07/13 at 09:43 AM

President Obama finally made it to a cop funeral. He appeared at the memorial service for five fallen officers in Dallas yesterday, the first during his seven years in office. He had to go, having spoken days earlier in support of the very group that inspired the murderer of the Dallas Five.

After the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers, Obama addressed the nation from Warsaw, criticizing the “broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.” He added statistics suggesting the “particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens.” Hours later, Micah Johnson took aim, upset about the recent police killings and full of “anger” about Black Lives Matter, leaving five cops dead.

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