During his recent press conference with Spain’s President, Barack Obama insisted that America’s police will be “a lot safer” if they bow to the Black Lives Matter claim that they are the “problem.”
As he stood next to Spain’s Mariano Rajoy, Obama insisted that unless cops agree that they are part of the problem no “solutions” can be had to fix the relations between police and the community.
Equating the often riotous Black Lives Matter movement to the movement to abolish slavery, Obama said that as BLM “speaks truth to power,” oftentimes change in the U.S. has been “messy.”
Obama also included Black Lives Matter with many of the nation’s other movements.
“The same was true with the Civil Rights Movement, the union movement, the environmental movement, the anti-war movement during Vietnam. And I think what you’re seeing now is part of that longstanding tradition,” he said.
But Obama’s chief message was that the police must acquiesce to the main BLM claim that police are the problem.
“And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions,” Obama insisted. “And, as I said yesterday, that is what’s going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers that their communities trust them and that the kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated.”