These days, you can find Dr. Ben Carson sharing his conservative ideals about government subsidies but there was once a time when even he needed some help.

“By the time I reached ninth grade, mother had made such strides that she received nothing but food stamps," Carson wrote in his book. "She couldn’t have provided for us and kept up the house without that subsidy.”

Those subsidies didn't kill his spirit. Dr. Carson went from welfare to one of the most famous surgeons in history, encouraging generations for Black intellectuals.

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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." 

Taylor Lewis
Oct, 02, 2015

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.

"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?