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Hawk Newsome, an extremist who heads the Greater New York branch of the Black Lives Matter movement, reappeared on Fox News this Sunday to address the incendiary remarks he’d made last Wednesday to FNC host Martha MacCallum.
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system,” he’d bluntly said during that appearance.
Speaking with Newsome four days later, Fox News host Chris Wallace of FNC’s “ Fox News Sunday ” asked point-blank, “What do you accomplish with rhetoric like that? How do you think that helps?”
Watch the discussion that ensued below: (Source: Fox News )
In a tone far more congenial than the one he’d had for MacCallum, Newsome replied by stating that he’s from the streets, and thus he’s merely echoing the sentiments of the streets.
“ I live in the Bronx, I live amongst the people ,” he said. “ So it’s not like I’m sitting here pushing a button. But if people keep seeing these images of their babies, of their babies, of black people being killed, if they keep dealing with financial inequality and inequity, it reaches a point of frustration and people lash out. This is a matter of inevitability that people will lash out because they’re feeling like they’re backed into a corner .”
While the majority of black deaths occur at the hands of black criminals, Newsome was speaking specifically about the extremely rare phenomenon of black criminal suspects being unjustifiably killed by the police .As for the issues of “financial inequality and inequity,” they’re the result of poor personal responsibility, as the tweets below demonstrate:Wallace wasn’t satisfied with Newsome’s answer, in part because he was aware of the extremist’s formerly moderate views.“But just two years […]