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On #BlackLivesMatter:
The problem [reflected by the protests] lies not just with the police but the entire apparatus we call our system of criminal justice.
We need to solidify ourselves as people and deal with our issues, because I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and, you know, one black man killing another … if black lives matter, then it should matter all the time.

Cindy Boren, "Richard Sherman: Black lives 'should matter all the time'", Washington Post, 17 September 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/09/17/richard-sherman-black-lives-should-matter-all-the-time/.

The protection of black lives must not wait for the political stars to align, because they may never do so.

"Gov. Cuomo: It's time to prove that you think black lives matter", New York Daily News, 4 May 2015, http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/williams-robinson-cuomo-show-black-lives-matter-article-1.2207163/.

On Donald Trump:
Americans are demonstrating against me "because they don’t know me."

"President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes", CBS News, 2016 November 13, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-donald-trump-family-melania-ivanka-lesley-stahl/.

The wave of protests last night spoke an undeniable truth: The Donald Trump administration will witness the rebirth—with its precursors in the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrants rights movement of 2006-07, the Occupy movement and the overwhelming youth support for Bernie Sanders—of a su
People are upset and they're right to be upset. This is our country, and people have a right to have their voices heard.

"The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 11/10/2016", MSNBC, 10 November 2016, http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-11-10.