Far-Left Rep. Jamaal Bowman Claims He Was a Victim of Police Brutality as a Child

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During a floor speech on Wednesday, Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) attempted to assert that he was the victim of “police brutality” at the tender age of eleven. His claims were met with skepticism.

Bowman defended the anti-Israel protesters who have swarmed college campuses such as Columbia University, claiming that the police who forcibly removed them from their “encampments” and “occupations” were in the wrong.

“Mr. Speaker, I’ve had guns pulled on me multiple times by law enforcement simply for being a black man in America. And now I see guns being drawn on peaceful protesters at Columbia University.” Bowman said.

“When I was 11 years old, I was a victim of police brutality, simply for being black in America. And now I see that brutality being inflicted on peaceful protesters at Columbia University. And for what? Simply exercising their First Amendment Rights to peacefully assemble as they protest the collective punishment and murder of civilians in Gaza.” he continued.


Bowman proceeded to reference casualty figures released by the Gaza Health Ministry in support of his claim that Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was complicit in “mass murder” and that the United States was complicit in that by providing assistance to Israel in its conflict with the terrorist organization Hamas.

“They are supposed to push us to stand for what this flag represents. Are we in a police state or is this a democracy?” Bowman added in reference to the protesting students.

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