A jaw-dropping video compares Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) comparing police officers to officials who implemented racist Jim Crow laws in the segregated South. (TheBlaze)
O’Rourke, who is challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz for one of Texas’ seats in the U.S. Congress, was speaking to a HBCU town hall in Prairie View, Texas, when he made the stinging comments against the police.
“We’re talking about criminal justice reform,” O’Rourke said to the audience, “let’s talk about where this problem started.”
“When contractors needed labor,” he explained, “they would talk to local law enforcement who would arrest African-Americans who were violent or petty crimes frivolous offenses, those contractors would describe the number of bodies that they needed, and law enforcement would provide those bodies.”
“And when they look at the remains,” he claimed, “in that graveyard, they see evidence of muscles literally torn from the bone, people being worked to death in these convict chain gangs.”