BM4F Official Statement on The Murder of Tyre Nichols

Jan 27, 2023 | Uncategorized, Young, Gifted & Green Blog Series | 0 comments

Memphis, TN–On behalf of the Black Millennials 4 Flint tribe, we are both hurt and downright angry at the insidious murder of Tyre Nichols. In the words of our great ancestor Fannie Lou Hamer, “We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.” How many more Black men and women must die at the hands of law enforcement…those who uphold false promises to protect and serve. While the Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy has moved expeditiously to bring justice to the family of Tyre Nichols, Memphis is just another city joining the morbid list of places where another Black man has been murdered by excessive force. We would be remiss not to acknowledge that there is bias in these actions to bring justice for Tyre Nichols. Regardless of race, every single police officer involved should be behind bars for this heinous crime; however, we know that if the cops charged were white, there would be no charges at all. This is simply yet another example of police, “Blue Lives Matter” toxic culture with perpetuators of white supremacy–you don’t have to be white to practice white supremacy, and the family of Tyre Nichols unfortunately know this all too well. “All skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.”

We have run out of thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers do not change the lack of regard for Black Lives. The “justice” system is working just the way it was designed to. This system was not made to extend justice nor humanity to Black people…even the Black people who thought putting on a cop uniform gave them the same privileges as their white peers. Tyre Nichols’ family is in unbearable pain. Our sister, RowVaughn Wells, we send every ounce of love, healing, and light. We know no words can sooth this pain. It will never be enough, but Tyre was MORE than enough and he absolutely did not deserve this.

We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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