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Former Civil Rights Activist: 'Where Was Black Lives Matter' When a 9-Year-Old Boy Was Shot in San Bernardino?


"Did you guys mobilize in San Bernardino?"

Three people — including a black 9-year-old boy — were shot dead outside a liquor store in California over the weekend, and one former civil rights leader wants to know why Black Lives Matter activists were no where to be found.

San Bernardino Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said the suspected shooter was waiting outside a local liquor shop for his victims late Friday night. When three people walked out, the gunman approached them from behind and opened fire, fatally wounding all of them, according to the Associated Press.

The victims were later identified as 25-year-old Samathy Mahan, 26-year-old Travon Lamar Williams and his son, 9-year-old Travon Williams.

"Last week, three people were walking out of a liquor store in San Bernardino, ... two black men and a 9-year-old boy," activist Joe Hicks said. "Walking out a liquor store, mowed down by a black suspect — where was Black Lives Matter? Did you guys mobilize in San Bernardino?"

Hicks also called out Black Lives Matter proponents for peddling "conspiracy theories" about the treatment of black people by government entities.

"That the government in Flint, Michigan, conspired to kill its black citizens — by the way, it's not just black people in Flint, Michigan, so it's gonna kill a whole lotta white folks," he said, referring to the water crisis in the city.

At another point during the often-tense panel on Fox News' "The Kelly File," political commentator Lisa Durden reacted to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's allegation over the weekend that the Black Lives Matter movement is "inherently racist."

"Everyone wants to deflect when we’re getting blown in the heads with bullets, chased down in the streets, choked until we can’t breathe," she told host Megyn Kelly in response.

Earlier in the day, in an interview on MSNBC, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson called Giuliani — who was at one time referred to as "America's Mayor" — the "disgrace of the country and an embarrassment."

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