Nick Cannon Joins St. Louis Protest Following Controversial Jason Stockley Acquittal
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(AllHipHop News) Wild 'N Out creator Nick Cannon was among the demonstrators that took to the streets in St. Louis this weekend. The protests were in response to the acquittal of ex-police officer Jason Stockley for the 2011 shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith.
"St. Louis we out here in the streets with you! #FrontLiners #BlackLivesMatter," wrote the 36-year-old entertainer/activist on Instagram.
Cannon was seen wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during the march. Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at NFL games last year as a form of silent protest against police brutality.
Stockley was charged with first-degree murder, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson ruled the State failed to prove the officer did not act in self-defense. Prosecutors presented evidence that showed only Stockley's DNA was found on a firearm at the scene, suggesting the defendant planted the gun on Smith as justification for the killing.https://www.instagram.com/p/BZHy-kOlejM/?hl=en&taken-by=nickcannon