“I did 30 years, okay, came out a Master Sergeant,” Valentine told CNN’s Joe Johns. “I’ve seen more than all this. I’ve been through the riots already. This right here is not relevant. They need to have their butts at home. They need to be in their home units with their families studying and doing something with their life. Not out here protesting about something that is not really about nothing.”
“They do not respect this young man’s death. You know. Now, mama and daddy lost a child. That could be them. So I’m very pissed,” Valentine also said.
“I love my country,” Valentine said. “I love my Charm City. I’m an American. I’m not black, white, red, yellow or nothing. I am American.”