Says no one is paying attention to black on black crime.
Former linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis blasted the George Soros-funded Black Lives Matter movement on Facebook Saturday for failing to talk about the rate of black on black crime in suburban neighborhoods across the country.
“I’m trying to figure out if black lives really matter, then [why] in Chicago alone [has] the murder rate … soared 72 percent in 2016,” Lewis said in a viral video posted on his Facebook page. “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’ comments followed yet another Chicago Tribune report showing that 814 people were shot in the city between 1/1 and 4/6 in 2016, many of whom were African Americans. Last year, 2,988 died as a result of gun violence in Chicago making it one of the most violent cities on Earth despite boasting extreme gun control measures.
The ex-NFL star was perplexed at why more people weren’t asking about black on black crime. “I’m trying to figure out in my mind why no one is paying attention to black men killing black men,” he said in his video.
Lewis then criticized Black Lives Matter for projecting a victim mentality on African Americans:
“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. … We’re not rioting in the streets about black on black killing each other,” he concluded.
The video came on the heels of leftists claiming that the term “all lives matter” is racist.