Bill de Blasio: I Respect Black Lives Matter Movement
DE BLASIO: "So I have a respect for the black lives matter movement. I think that movement, just the very phrase black lives matter, has changed the national discussion. Now, as with any movement, there's some people I don't agree with, but I have to tell you, they've changed the national discussion for the better. They did stop and have a moment of silence for the officers lost in Dallas. Just like the officers in Dallas, when bullets were raining down on them, their first impulse was to protect the protesters. So we've got to find these examples of hope and possibility here, and that movement has helped move the national discussion forward."