"It's not as if you say, "we didn't know what happened." This guy stalked this young kid. The police asked him to lay back. He disobeyed an order from a superior, went and killed this kid anyway, and you're going to say that's harsh? I'm only a human being too, you know. And then he said this kid used force. This kid was scared of his life. This kid was a child, a 17 year old child. And I don't care if he's black, white, candy-stripe, and we made it a big issue because part of it's race and race is a big thing in this country, but that was just overtenly [sic] wrong. And then a slap to our society and the black community in the face and to slap the human community in the face and say that was self defense? Whatever law it was, stand by your ground. This kid was running. He was on the run. This other guy stalked him, followed him, and it appeared to be what happened, happened. You know, I don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what happened. We know what country we're in and we know what happened. We have these these people all over the world and you know, this is the world we live in." said Mike Tyson.
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