Ben Carson Jokes About Police Brutality

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The presidential hopeful said that he and his childhood friends used to mess with police, but that was "before they would shoot you." 

Ben Carson has found himself in some hot water among Black Lives Matter activists.

Yahoo News reports that while speaking at a campaign event earlier this week, the presidential hopeful made what many are calling a tasteless joke about police brutality. Carson, who grew up in Detroit, was reminiscing on the hijinks that he and his neighborhood friends would pull.

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"Throwing rocks at cars, I really liked that," he said. "Sometimes the police would come, always in unmarked cars. And they'd be chasing us across the field and they would think they trapped us. Now, that was back in the days before they would shoot you… I'm just kidding! You know they wouldn't do that."

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He continued on, voicing his support for police officers.

"I really have a tremendous amount of respect for the police because they put their lives on the line every day for us, and they are the very last people that we should be targeting," he said.

What do you think of Carson's latest comments? 

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