Read Beyoncé’s Powerful Response To Recent Police Shootings

Read Beyoncé’s Powerful Response To Recent Police Shootings

7 July 2016

Beyoncé’s Powerful Response

Beyoncé’s website recently posted a powerful response following the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile.

Her response comes under the tag “FREEDOM” and covers a page length write-up urging the people that “it is up to us to take a stand and demand they ‘stop killing us'” among other things. The eleven-paragraph statement sticks staunchly against a black background as her comments call on people “no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation” to “stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished.”

At the bottom of her statement, Beyoncé also advises readers to contact the politicians and legislators within their area to take part in making a change in the community as protest. In addition, she has attached links to easily allow people to make contact in their area and assist in any protests.

Beyoncé’s Powerful Response


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37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot and killed in Baton Rouge outside of a corner store after selling CDs. A report claimed that he was armed, leading to the police to response. A now viral video features the officers pinning Sterling to the ground before gunfire was heard.

32-year-old Philandro Castile was shot and killed as his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds captured the event on video. Castile was allegedly pulled over and asked for his ID and registration when the officers notice that he was carrying a gun. Although Castile stated that he had a conceal-and-carry permit, the officers apparently shot him four times. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.


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