Home News Charlie Rangel: "Blue wall of silence has kept apart"

Charlie Rangel: "Blue wall of silence has kept [communities] apart"


During an appearance on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’, congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) made comments that connected the recent protest of officers who turned their backs on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to his own experience with racist feelings. Rangel said, “I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform. And it does make a difference. And so, yes, the blue wall of silence has kept communities and minority communities apart for so long, so that even minority policemen don’t want to break that silence.”

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.


  1. Mr. Rangley let us not forget a little saying that comes from the minority commuties “snitches get stitches”. This silence also hurts the communities and should be considered as a threat to the community itself. The police can’t help the community if it’s own members are threatening violence against them.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here