Former Black Panther member turned NY Councilman Charles Barron (D) wants to block the military recruiters from High Schools across the city. Barron claims the military "preys" on young minorities who are enticed to join because of the benefits. A Marine recruiter stated they only talk to people that are interested in serving, not targeting specific groups.
"We don't want the military in our communities, taking advantage and preying on our young people...It's not that they are patriotic, many of us don't even where Iraq is on the map, it's just that it's an economic opportunity because all of the other opportunities are closed out." - Charles Barron (D)So there are already limited opportunities for some of the kids; now he wants to take one away? Charles Barron is nothing more than a cop-hater and now he shows his military-hating side.
Update: Notice on his bio: "...in need of a vehicle to express his desire for justice, Barron joined the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party". Makes you wish Robert Byrd was on the NY City Council to see how they spin his time in the klan.
NY City Council Breakdown: 47 Democrats, 3 Republicans, and 1 Working Families
Charles Barron (D)
District Office Address:
718 Pennsylvania Blvd.
Brooklyn, New York, 11207
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