Official calls for “immediate” answer to BLM grievances.
Great officials use such situations as an opportunity to call for reconciliation.
Good officials use them to call for calm in trying times.
This guy is neither. He foolishly took this opportunity to ramp up the rhetoric.
Watch Alderman Khalif Rainey’s comments here:
And while city leaders called a press conference to ask for calm, Alderman Khalif Rainey made plenty of excuses, stopping short of outright condoning the violence.
The alderman said Milwaukee is “the absolute worst place in America for African-Americans to live in the entire country.”
He said black people are “tired of living under this oppression” and while he said he didn’t justify the violence itself, “nobody can deny that there are racial problems here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that have to be rectified.”