Rickey Smiley during his town hall meeting talked about Black Lives Matter and how disgusted he is by people referring to them as a terrorist group. He mentioned that the group is being manipulated to all lives matter and said,”If all lives mattered we wouldn’t need organizations like Black Lives Matter.” Rickey also wants to push back on the media because when a police officer kills a black person they pull out there entire criminal record to air. Smiley was frustrated talking about Dylan Roof and how after killing multiple people inside a church his past wasn’t shared as quickly.
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Celebrities React To The Death Of Alton Sterling
1. The world is outraged after a video surfaced on Tuesday night of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officer shooting and killing an unarmed Black man who was selling CDs outside of a Food Mart. Sterling was shot multiple times in the chest and back and died immediately.Source: 1 of 10
2. Zendaya was one of the first celebs to react on social media.
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How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose?— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 6, 2016
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling
3. Diggy Simmons shared his feelings on Twitter.Source: 3 of 10
4. D.L Hughley spoke out on cops wearing body cams.Source: 4 of 10
5. Activist Deray Mckesson shared his disbelief.
Source: 5 of 10
#AltonSterling could've been me, or you, or my uncle, or my father. & they killed him so easily. It was just so easy for them to kill him.— deray (@deray) July 6, 2016
6. Samira Wiley wants the media to “Say His Name.”
Source: 6 of 10
#AltonSterling. Say his name.— Samira Wiley (@samirawiley) July 6, 2016
7. Karrueche shared her condolences.
Source: 7 of 10
Love and prayers to Baton Rouge #AltonSterling— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) July 6, 2016