Rep. Cedric Richmond: ‘Can’t Use Black Lives Matter As Scapegoat’

DALLAS, TX - JULY 8:  Dallas police escort residents near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016 in Dallas.
At a press conference convened Friday morning by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) following the shootings, Richmond referred to the CBC as the “conscience” and “intellectual capacity” of Congress as he used the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota by police officers, and the killing of the Dallas police officers as reason to call for further gun control measures.