Here’s What Bernie Sanders Says To Do When You Get Pulled Over For Driving While Black

October 27, 2019  |  

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Holds Campaign Rally in Santa Monica

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Bernie Sanders ruffled a few feathers this weekend over comments he made during his visit to Benedict College for the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. A black student asked the 2020 presidential candidate how he should handle getting pulled over and Sanders’ answer didn’t sit well with some people.

“If I’m your son, what advice would you give me next time I’m pulled over by a police officer?” the student asked.

Sanders recovered by encouraging his to protect himself by being polite.

“I would respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head, but I would also be very mindful of the fact that as a nation, we have got to hold police officers accountable for the actions that they commit. I would be very cautious if you were my son in terms of dealing with that police officer, but I would also defend my rights and know my rights and make sure if possible that police officer’s camera is on what goes on.”

Many took to Twitter and felt his response was tone-deaf while some agreed with Sanders and felt he was encouraging people to be cautious. Take a look at some of the tweets below.

 

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