Cam Newton is a hero in Charlotte and he just dropped this BOMB on Black Lives Matter rioters! I wonder how Colin Kaepernick feels about it?
At a Wednesday evening press conference, Carolina Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton addressed the volatile climate in Charlotte.
Newton spoke passionately about how he feels about his role in the community.
Newton make it clear before he started that he didn’t know all the facts of the shooting or what followed and that he intends on getting all the information before taking a stance.
He added that it’s hard for him to speak out at times because it’s a lose-lose situation. He’s either — in his own words — a traitor or he’s too real.
With players like Colin Kaepernick taking controversial stands on race issues, Newton is in a predicament.
I, for one, believe Cam Newton’s words are right on the money.
“I’m an African American. I’m not happy what or how justice has been dealt with over the years — the state of oppression in our community. But we also as black people have to do right by ourselves, we can’t be hypocrites.I say that on one voice and also another voice that when you go public or when things happen in the community, it’s not the fact that things are happening, it’s the way they’re being treated after they’re happening.
When you get a person who does some unjust things or killing an innocent person, killing fathers, killing people who have actual families, that’s real. I have a son. And a daughter I’m responsible for. And how they feel if one day they come home and there’s no more daddy? We need people to be held accountable is that’s all.”
“It doesn’t matter the race. I don’t see that through a black/white lens. I could look at you and be around you and I can tell if you’re a good person. There’s good people that doesn’t have a badge on, there’s good people that has a badge on.
We all know people who are in the police department. And we also know bad people that’s civilians, and just bad people who are police officers. That’s just life as a whole.
We all have to as United States citizens, just have to [be] accountable for what we do.”
“When you look at the most dangerous cities in America. You know Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Miami, Louisiana. I know from being a black person there’s a lot black people who don’t do right by black people, so you can’t be a hypocrite and say, ‘Oh well, a white man or a white police officer just killed a black man.'”
Below is Cam Newton, telling it like it is (from two different sources and angles:)
— Matt Harris (@MHarrisWSOC9) September 21, 2016
How do you feel about Cam Newton’s press conference? Does he have the situation sized up properly.
I am sold.