Not buying into the squirrel movement.
Via The Hill
Presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Sunday that the “Black Lives Matter” controversy is “political correctness going amuck.”
“Of course all lives matter,” Carson, an African American, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Carson on Sunday defended his remarks during a rally last week, when he reportedly said, “Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it, it’s so silly.”
Carson said he does not recall calling the “movement” silly.
“What I called silly is political correctness going amuck. That’s what’s silly,” he said.
At the same time, Carson said, “of course we should be very concerned about what’s going on, particularly in our inner cities.”
“It’s a crime, you know, for a young black man, the most likely cause of death is homicide. That is a huge problem that we need to address in a very serious way,” he added.
“The vast majority of police are very good people. Are there bad apples? Of course,” he continued. “But if you hire a plumber and he does a bad job, do you say all plumbers are bad? Let’s go out and kill them? I don’t think we do that,” he said.
“We need to be a little more mature, but certainly in cases where police are doing things that are inappropriate, I think we ought to investigate those promptly and justice should be swift,” he said.