“Load up and get rid of the drug dealers. Because, folks, they’re killing our kids,” he said in January
Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a staunch supporter of the War on Drugs who previously egged licensed gun owners on to kill drug dealers, is now making racist assumptions about the race of the drug dealers. Recently, during a town hall meeting in North Berwick, LePage claimed that Hispanics and Blacks are guilty of the circulation of drugs in the state and must be stopped.
LePage was asked about his stance on out-of-state drug dealers, who he pointed fingers at for impregnating young white girls and described them as “D-Money, Shifty, Smoothie,” in the past. He responded saying he had been keeping an eye on drug dealers and the majority of them are Hispanics and Blacks.
“I don’t ask them to come to Maine to sell their poison, but they come,” he said. “And I will tell you, that 90 percent-plus of those pictures in my book — and it’s a three-ring binder — are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut, the Bronx and Brooklyn,” he added.
He later stated that he isn’t a racist and he doesn’t promote racism. But statements he made in the past speak for themselves, whereas he urged licensed gun owners to load up their guns and kill the drug dealers. He’s known to be a stern supporter of the War on Drugs, but he only targets Blacks and Hispanics.
Numbers prove that the drug dealers in the nation are mostly whites, but people of color are more liable to be caught and prosecuted. White people make up 95% of the population in Maine, where drug arrests have shot up in recent times. But investigators found that arrest discrepancies along racial lines are desolate in the state.
The facts and data cannot lie, but it is quite vile of a Governor to speak in such manner. He practically told gun owners to kill people of color because he believed they are the drug dealers in the state, while numbers prove otherwise. It’s demeaning and the racial injustice in this nation has to stop.
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