Justice Edward McLaughlin recently revealed his true thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement while sentencing a young Black man convicted of attempted murder.
The NYC judge let Tareek Arnold have a piece of his mind in court as he told him that “Black lives don’t matter to Black people with guns” before sentencing Tareek to 26 years in prison.
But the question is…..was Justice McLaughlin wrong?
A Manhattan judge on Tuesday lashed into a Harlem man convicted of attempted murder — telling him that “black lives don’t matter to black people with guns” before tossing him in prison for 24 to 26 years.
“Black lives matter,” Justice Edward McLaughlin told defendant Tareek Arnold, 24, as he sentenced him in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don’t matter to black people with guns.”
Arnold, who is black, shot rival Jamal McCaskill, also black, four times at close range in the summer of 2015. He also has a prior gun possession conviction.
Justice McLaughlin definitely should have worded his point better, but he still makes an extremely valid point.
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