The mother of police brutality victim Tamir Rice has recently come forward with a direct message intended for civil rights activists, attorneys and organizations upon allegations that they are exploiting the death of her son!
Samaria Rice alongside the mother of Richard Risher, Lisa Thompson are currently demanding Tamika D. Mallory, Shaun King, Benjamin Crump, Lee Merritt, Patrisse Cullors, Melina Abdullah and the Black Lives Matter Global Network to step down and “stop monopolizing and capitalizing” on their “fight for justice and human rights,” reports Essence Magazine.
“We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our dead loved ones murdered by the police,” reads a joint statement.
“The ‘activists’ have events in our cities and have not given us anything substantial for using our loved ones’ images and names on their flyers.” states Samaria.
“In the case of Tamir Rice, it was even questionable as to whether Benjamin Crump knew the laws in depth in the state of Ohio; I fired him 6-8 months into Tamir’s case.”
Samira shared a post initially criticizing Tamika Mallory’s featured Grammy performance alongside Lil Baby pertaining to police brutality.
“Look at this clout chaser. Did she lose something in this fight i don’t think so. That’s the problem they take us for a joke that’s why we never have justice cause of s*** like this,” reads the now viral post.
Reports read that Samaria and Lisa have issued a list of six proposed demands.
They have requested for activists and attorneys to step down completely and not conduct anymore interviews or press conferences on behalf of their children. The ladies are also seeking for BLM L.A. to pay Lisa the $5,000 they reportedly raised for her son’s funeral.
Samaria and Lisa are also requesting for activists, attorneys and organizations to stop discussing and obtaining, “donations, platforms, movie deals, etc. off the death of [their] loved ones, while the families and communities are left clueless and broken.” Their statement concluded, “Don’t say our loved ones’ names period! That’s our truth!”