Bill Cosby issues a statement about the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more while bringing up his own son's murder.
Bill Cosby is currently serving a 10-year sentence for sexual assault but, as you likely know, it's pretty simple to procure a phone in jail these days. In the wake of the protests combatting racial injustice, Tay-K pondered if he ever truly had a chance in this world. Bill Cosby is also issuing a statement following the death of George Floyd, recalling the murder of his own son, Ennis Cosby.
"When I think about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people murdered by Racial Hatred, I could not help but think about my son, Ennis, who was also brutally murdered," wrote the disgraced comedian on social media. "Before Racial Hatred shot our beloved Ennis in the head and abruptly ended his life, this raging inferno of Racial Hatred stated, 'Die N——R' before he pulled the trigger."
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Cosby goes on to empathize with everyone fighting for change.
"I understand the pain; I understand the helplessness; and I, too, understand that NO parent has willingly filled out an application to become a member of the ‘My Child Was Murdered by Racial Hatred’ club," he adds. "These murders of innocent Black people will never end until the "establishment" acknowledges that they are the architects of this Prison of Racism In America — they continue to teach racial hatred around their dinner tables; they continue to fuel racial hatred by portraying Black people negatively on television and movies; and they continue to enhance racial hatred by placing their knee on the necks of Black people, no matter their education, success or fame."
Cosby then asks the police to work with protestors instead of against them, walking alongside the peaceful demonstrators instead of spraying rubber bullets and tear gas in their faces.
"Yes, protests are meaningful and powerful when they are done in a peaceful manner," he explains. "But, the Mayors and Governors of Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Birmingham, etc., can’t send police officers out in tactical gear, ready and willing to inflict bodily harm, which doesn’t reflect peace nor the expectation of a peaceful protest. Come On People! Let’s not squander a golden opportunity — officers - remove your tactical gear, remove your guns, put on the Full Armor of GOD and march with the people whom you have made your enemy."
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