Don Lemon: Black Lives Matter Is About Police Brutality, Not About ‘All Black Lives Matter’

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In an interview with Terry Crews on Monday, CNN’s Don Lemon said that the Black Lives Matter movement was not about “all black lives matter” because the movement’s main focus was “police brutality.”

“The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was talking about police brutality.” Lemon said. “If you want an all black lives matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities, including, you know, black communities, then, start that movement with that name. But that’s not what Black Lives Matter is about. It’s not an all-encompassing.”

“So if you are talking about — if someone started a movement that said cancer matters.” Lemon continued. “And then, someone comes and says why aren’t you talking about HIV? It’s not the same thing. We’re talking about cancer. So the Black Lives Matter movement is about police brutality and injustice, in that manner. Not about what’s happening in black neighborhoods…”

“Black lives matter is about police brutality and about criminal justice. It’s not about what happens in communities, when it comes to crime, black-on-black crime.” Lemon said.