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Pete Buttigieg - In viral moment, Pete Buttigieg fumbles line on racial disparities in criminal justice

PolitiFact Wednesday, 10 July 2019 ()
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | In viral moment, Pete Buttigieg fumbles line on racial disparities in criminal justiceA July 4 event featuring Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg went viral after Buttigieg clapped back at an audience member over race and criminal justice. At the event in Carroll, Iowa, a man in the audience addressed Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. He said, "I have a solution for you and I'd like you to make a comment on my proposal: Just tell the black people of South Bend to stop committing crime and doing drugs." Buttigieg took the man to task, saying, "Sir, I don't think racism is going to get us out of this." When ...

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News video: Pete Buttigieg Lost Black Support Between Mayoral Runs

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg is struggling with black support in his home town of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg contends with the fallout from the shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his city. A POLITICO analysis of data from his earlier mayoral elections shows he struggled to win the...

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