On Instagram, singer and actor Justin Timberlake made an essential statement about increased police violence against black people after a police officer in Atlanta shot Rayshard Brooks.
Atlanta police officers underwent for alcohol test to Rayshard Brooks while he was sleeping in his car in front of Wendy’s fast food shop. After he had failed for the field sobriety test, the 27-year-old black man resisted while trying to detain by the cops. While Brooks was trying to escape, he was fatally shot by a police officer and died in the hospital where he was taken.
Today, Timberlake penned an open letter about police brutality and racial discrimination, posting a picture of Brooks that show he cuddled his daughter. The 39-year-old singer began his words by saying that as a father, it was painful to see this photo and said he shouldn’t die. He wrote:
“As a dad, this photo hurts. Rayshard Brooks was a father of three girls…1, 2, and 8 years old. He should not be dead.”
Plus, he mourned the innocent black people, who became victims of racism, violence, and intolerance. He also reminded that the demands for Justice had not been executed for Breonna Taylor, who was killed by the police officers as a result of an illegal raid on her home. He continued:
“Neither should #RiahMilton, #DominiqueFells, and #RobertFuller. This week, these four innocent people became victims of racism, violence, and intolerance. And we’re still waiting for Justice for #BreonnaTaylor. I’m heartbroken for their families and for this country.”
Finally, Justin pointed out that the system needs to definitely change and said that the system is not safe for black Americans. He added:
“The system needs to change… it has repeatedly shown us that Black people in America are not safe. I’ll follow up with more resources and ways to help. Continue to SAY THEIR NAMES.”
See the Instagram post below.