NBA star Carmelo Anthony and his wife, actress La La Anthony took to Instagram to demand justice and change following the death of George Floyd, a Black Minnesota resident who was murdered by Minnesota Police on May 25.
For her post, La La Anthony posted a video of Minneapolis Police officers shooting paint canisters at residents who were standing on their own porch. In the caption, La La called the shooting “sickening,” expressing how she fears for her 13-year-old son Kiyan and demanding justice for all the families who have been destroyed by police brutality.
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This is America in 2020. It’s sickening. Light em up is what they say. And people are still asking why are we mad⁉️I’m mad because my son is 13 years old and this is the world he’s growing up in. He’s seeing how much his life matters right in front of his eyes. It’s sad. It’s scary. I stand with all the families demanding justice. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaudarbery #justiceforbreonnataylor
“This is America in 2020. It’s sickening. Light em up is what they say,” fumed La La. “And people are still asking why are we mad⁉️ I’m mad because my son is 13 years old and this is the world he’s growing up in. He’s seeing how much his life matters right in front of his eyes. It’s sad. It’s scary. I stand with all the families demanding justice. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaudarbery #justiceforbreonnataylor.”
Carmelo Anthony also had much to say on George Floyd’s death. For his post, Carmelo shared a picture of one of the many anti-police brutality protests that followed Floyd’s death. In the caption, Carmelo expressed his anger at racial injustice and police brutality, calling for justice.
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Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed, But Nothing can be changed UNTIL ITS FACED! WTF! What Else Do we Have To Endure. Public Executions, Modern Day Lynchings Not Enough? We are Getting Sick And Tired Of This Shit. Is Being Black That intimidating? Is It Our Strength Their Afraid of? Our Features? Or Is It Our Uniqueness? Something Have To Give. How Do We Continue to Explain This to Our Sons? One Thing I Do Know is An Army Of People Is Invincible. When All Else Fails To Organize Our People, Conditions Will. I Don’t See An American Dream, I See An American Nightmare. The Greatest Purveyor Of Violence In The World: My Own Government. I Can Not Be Silent. WE WILL BE HEARD! JUSTICE FOR GEORGE 💪🏾💪🏾 *keep in mind that a new world order is in the making, and its up to US to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it. #007 #STAYME7O
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed UNTIL ITS FACED! WTF! What else do we have to endure? Public executions, modern day lynchings not enough? We are getting sick and tired of this s–t. Is being Black that intimidating? Is it our strength they’re afraid of? Our features? Or is it our uniqueness? Something Have To Give,” said Carmelo.
“How do we continue to explain this to our sons? One thing I do know is an army of people Is invincible. When all else fails to organize our people, conditions will. I don’t see an American dream, I see an American nightmare. The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own government,” continued Carmelo. “I cannot be silent. WE WILL BE HEARD! JUSTICE FOR GEORGE 💪🏾💪🏾 *keep in mind that a new world order is in the making, and it’s up to US to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.”
George Floyd was senselessly murdered by the Minnesota Police department after an officer pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for several minutes, ignoring his repeated statements that he couldn’t breathe. Four officers were fired for their parts in Floyd’s death and the officer who was filmed kneeling on his neck has since been arrested and charged with both murder and manslaughter. The video of Floyd’s terrible murder has ignited protests against police brutality and institutional racism around the country and the world.