At a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) news conference, the mother of a black man, who was shot in the head and killed, addressed the crowd about her son’s murder. However, the mood soon changed when she turned her attention to the Black Lives Matter protesters, asking them one mind-blowing question.
Gerrik Thomas, 21, was studying to become a nurse when he was gunned down in cold blood on January 25 in Los Angeles. The murderer has never been brought to justice and most have never even heard the victim’s name. However, if Gerrik’s black life was taken from him far too soon, why aren’t the Black Lives Matter activists rioting, looting, and demanding an eye-for-an-eye? His mother knows why, and she’s calling out the hypocrisy.
While addressing a crowd during an LAPD news conference on Tuesday, Demicha Lofton-Thomas asked a question that completely obliterates the BLM movement’s claim that black lives really do matter to them.
“I don’t preach ‘Black Lives Matter’ because, to me, black lives only matter to people when the law enforcement is involved,” she chastised. “It’s not just about law enforcement. All lives matter. It’s a black man that killed my kid. So, how can people preach ‘Black Lives Matter?’ I don’t believe in that. All lives matter.“
A mourning mother rebuked Black Lives Matter at an LAPD news conference where a $50,000 reward was announced in the killing into her 21-year-old son."Black lives only matter to people when the law enforcement is involved," she said. "It's a black man that killed my kid, so how can people preach black lives matter?"Gerrik Mykul Thomas was a nursing student who worked as a security guard. He was not a gang member, but he was shot dead in Hyde Park Jan. 25 after being asked where he was from.Read KTLA’s story here: http://on.ktla.com/zoInb
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She ends her heart-breaking speech by adding, “I need justice for my kid,” something she has received no help to achieve from the BLM or any other leftist advocates. In fact, the only help she’s received has been from the LAPD, who are still working to catch her son’s murderer.
Still, Demicha isn’t only questioning the legitimacy of the Black Lives Matter protesters. The mourning mother, who celebrated her late son’s birthday last week, has openly called out Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and any other who only seems to denounce violence against blacks when it involves whites or police officers.
Like anyone else who’s had a loved one murdered, Demicha and her family deserve justice. However, they’ve realized they’re not going to get it with the help of the left. Sadly, it is the BLM movement that has muffled her cries and the pleas of others who’ve lost a friend or family member due to rampant black-on-black violence.
In fact, 91 percent of murdered blacks are killed by other blacks. This equates to around 17,888 blacks killed by blacks each year. That’s a stark difference from the 112 blacks killed both justly and unjustly by police officers of any color per year. Yet, only the latter is being addressed. BLM protesters care more that one black person is killed by an officer for every 160 killed at the hands of their own community.
In honor of Gerrik Thomas, Demicha has set up a GoFundMe account that offers a more detailed testimony of her son’s life and tragic death.
There’s no denying that there is a problem with wrongful killing in the black community but it isn’t the law enforcement doing the massive majority of it. Unfortunately, Demicha may never see justice for her son, and she’ll never know if having the support of the BLM movement would change this outcome.