Another message from someone linked to the race related discussion we’ve been having in Rochester. On Thursday night, Juma Sampson, a local associated with the Black Lives Matter movement shared his thoughts on race relations.

“I often asked why would the government rather spend nearly $700,000 of taxpayers money on keeping me incarcerated as opposed to spending a tiny portion of that on educating me and giving me a fair opportunity to become a productive member of society. I still have not found the answer.”

Sampson calls himself a survivor of Project Exile.

“Change is needed, but positive change must come in the form of opportunity for the lest fortunate.”