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Katt Williams has had an incredibly rough year. He most definitely has to share part of the blame for all of the trouble he's been getting into, but he also believes he's being victimized.
Katt was leaving jail last night after being released on child endangerment charges when TMZ caught up with him. As we previously reported, the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services called police after they found guns and illegal drugs in the comedian's Woodland Hills home Friday. Four of his children were placed into protective custody.
Katt doesn't dispute the fact that there were guns found. However, he says they were locked away..
"They took my children from me, how terrible is that?" Katt told the reporter.
When asked about the drugs that were found, Katt said he didn't consider weed to be a drug. He also defended his right to have guns in his home for protection..
"How do you keep the kids safe without guns? They were in a lock box that the police broke. If the police come in and raid my place and break into my gun boxes you're gonna find guns, but I'm not in a gang. What difference does it make?" he continued. "This is their ninth time coming to my house. The problem was this time they came to my office and took my kids from an office. Not from my house...from an office. So now when I can't have my kids at my office I must be the most terrible black dude."
Katt doesn't understand why they are coming after his kids now after he has had custody of them for so long.
"Because here's the whole thing. You're gonna charge me with child endangerment after I adopted seven children and had them for fourteen years in this state? Really, you coming after my kids now? Because it was already a witch hunt, now you want my babies, yikes."
The comedian compared his situation with that of Trayvon Martin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
"Let me explain something to you, I know there's people doing poorly in this country and they shot Trayvon Martin dead for looking kind of like I look," Katt said. "Martin Luther King and Malcolm X both ended up dead for telling the truth. So as a comedian I don't think it won't happen to me. I think they've thrown me in jail 36 times in 36 months and you've never seen me in a court of law. That means they're f*cking with me. And today they crossed the line. Because now they took my babies."