(CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, said watching news footage of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., reminded him of "Baghdad or some other war-torn zone."
"When I was watching the film footage coming out of Ferguson, it looked like it was in Baghdad or some other war-torn zone. Ferguson is a part of the United States of America. It's not China. It's not Russia. It's not the Congo. It's America. People have a right to protest. People have a right to engage in peaceful, nonviolent action. And the press have a right to cover what is going on," said Lewis.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, a news crew captured footage of police releasing tear gas and firing rubber bullets in the direction of an Al Jazeera America news crews last week.
“And here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground,” President Barack said in a press conference at Martha's Vineyard.
Lewis called it "shameful" that the police force in Ferguson - a predominantly African American city - has only three black officers.
众议员约翰·刘易斯 在周日NBC电视台的节目Meet the Press上表示，看到弗格森示威的新闻镜头，让他想起“巴格达或是其他交战的地区。”
"We have to get police officers, locally elected officials to respect the dignity and the words of every human being. It's a shame and a disgrace that in a city that is almost 70% African American to have only three African American police officers. Ferguson is not in the American South," he said.
"But we're doing much better in the small towns and cities in Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi. This is shameful. This is a disgrace. We must teach people the way of peace, the way of love, the way of nonviolence. But we cannot have peace and order without justice," he added.
Lewis said the mayor of Ferguson and local officials have a "moral obligation and responsibility to literally apologize to the community."
"And the city mothers or city fathers should come together in a fashion, reach out to the African American community and say, 'We're going to work together for the common good.' And say, 'We all live in this city together and we've got to learn to live together as brothers and sisters' as Dr. King would say, 'Or we're going to perish as fools,'" Lewis added.
Blacks don't need much of an excuse at all to be themselves...Looting, killing, robbing, pimping, dealing drugs and rioting in the streets like a bunch of rabid dawgs....normal day in the hood...
He is probably just trying to look smart. I'll bet he had to look it up on google maps before making that incredibly "brilliant" observation.
Why is that when a black police officer kills a black none of what is happening in Ferguson goes on
Peaceful protests are fine, but there is no excuse for looting and the destruction of property.
Duh! Of course it does. It's the results of black leaders selling racism so they can get elected and reelected or get TV appearances and speaking engagement's in order to gain wealth. Ask him how much money's he's made off the stock market using insider trading information and other back leader how much they make off TV appearances and speaking fees. YOu'll never get an answer.