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The president's Friday comments on the George Zimmerman -- bringing race to the center of the debate.
When -- Omar was first shot.
I said that this could have been much sought.
Another way of saying that is a -- on market could have been me.
35 years ago there are very few African American men in this country where you have the experience of being followed when they were shopping -- department -- That includes me.
I did the president is the point here Rosie right on target.
Joining us right now radio talk show host Larry Elder Larry we've glad the president came out -- thought it was appropriate they did so on Friday.
Well and good morning guys he had no choice but to come out he's the one who injected himself in the first place.
Remember he said if I had a son he would have look like -- -- and now that Jorge Norman has been found not guilty I think the president had no choice.
But to say something but of course he missed the point the fact is -- Black America.
-- need not fear being stalked at night by some races.
I wanna be cop like that like -- George -- and the fact is there were 7000.
Homicides last year.
Of black people almost half of the total in 96% of those a homicides were -- were killed by other black people.
The fact is that when -- violent black white crime -- almost always a black perpetrated between 89% of the time I had a white victims of what happened.
On that night in in February of last year was a very very.
Bizarre aberrant kind of thing and the president made it a referendum on race I think was completely inappropriate completely inappropriate what -- -- really moved.
And you know it just kicks the can down the down the street a little bend it -- really doesn't address the problems.
Well it does address the problem on -- so many different levels first of all every.
Career prosecutor I know call this case a quote dog case meaning if they reasonable doubt case most people I know never would've brought it.
And now that it was brought the president didn't prepare the country for the likelihood.
That Georgia and we're going to be found not guilty Angela Corey did not prepare the country for that likelihood that was a political mistake again this with a dog -- and reasonable doubt case it never should have been brought.
And I don't believe that -- -- -- -- leaving gonna be brought up one on civil charges are on the decline afar but because of all this stuff about trade on Martin's background that was excluded by this judge.
Well let me ask some Larry your opinion is the president kind of weighed in -- reversing -- -- -- was in the position George Zimmerman -- in the position to but trade on margin.
Do you think the case -- to come out the same way.
Ironically we have in this conversation there -- a killing a few years ago in Knoxville Tennessee one of the most brutal vicious killings I've ever seen for a black man.
Raped tortured and killed two young white students and it got very little coverage when it's the other way around we -- -- march on Washington one more time.
7000 homicides the total that was that 50% of all the homicide last year.
12% of the country's black 6% -- mail you brought all people and young people you're talking about 3% of the population committing almost 50% of the homicides.
This is why people profile and not just -- -- profile black people -- just just common sense to make sure you avoid certain people when the odds are that maybe this group might be more dangerous than another -- Jesse Jackson once said.
I've gotten to the point in my life where when I turn around I hear footsteps that night and I -- white people I'm relieved I didn't say Jesse did.
You know Larry thirty seconds and I did I know that this is a big order but what do what do we do what -- not -- from I mean how do we wrap this up.
That the problem with the country the number one social problem our kids who raised without fathers in the black community 75% of kids are born outside of wedlock.
85% of black kids at some point -- be in a household without a dad you name your social problem whether it's dropped out whether it's crime.
Whether it's out of wedlock births and -- the direct connection between that and -- this won't.
And Obama even gave a speech -- you brought it in a home without a -- your five times more likely be poor night -- elected to drop out of school twins are more likely to go to prison what -- talking about here to catch it well right now we know he's had a great talk show host thanks -- those -- -- truly.
And concisely -- to thank.
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