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Burlington Councilman Criticized for Comments on Race
BURLINGTON, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - An Iowa councilman is facing some criticism for comments he made about who's responsible for crime in his community.
The speech made by Burlington city councilman Tim Scott goes on for quite a while; he says the city needs to get rid of its crime, but, during the speech, he says the problem starts with black youth.
He got thousands of people on Facebook to weigh in on his comments.
And when asked about it, the councilman says he stands by his words.
Despite posts on Facebook that refer to an increase of crime in the city, the police department said numbers have remained steady in recent years.