The NFL & Roc Nation Release Botham Jean Shooting PSA

Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)

The murdered Texas resident's surviving family members speak about their loved one.

(AllHipHop News) The National Football League unveiled a public service announcement about Botham Jean. He was the unarmed 26-year-old black man that was fatally shot by a white off-duty Dallas police officer on September 6, 2018. Jean’s mother Allison Jean, father Bertrum Jean, and sister Allisa Findley narrate the video.

“I’m thankful that the NFL created this PSA to honor Botham’s legacy and deliver an important message about empathy and unity. I truly hope that our society learns from Botham’s story – and the stories of many others – so we can make a lasting change in this world. Together, we must all set a better example for future generations and leaders,” said Allisa Findley in a statement.

This is the third PSA from The Responsibility Program which is a joint initiative between the NFL and Jay-Z's Roc Nation entertainment company. The program also provides educational grants to families that have been affected by social injustices across America. 

Previously, The Responsibility Program teamed with The Players Coalition for a PSA about Danroy “DJ” Henry. The former Pace University football player was killed by a police officer in 2010 in Mount Pleasant, New York.

Meek Mill and his Dreamchasers brand unveiled the second PSA in December. That presentation covered Antwon Rose II, an unarmed 17-year-old who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer in 2018.

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RichBX
RichBX

I get it but I believe it's wild disrespectful to not include the lives of young men and women lost to senseless street violence in these PSAs. I get the whole bit around "the police are the ones who are suppose to protect us..." discussion but that does not change the fact that as a young black male in America you are more likely to be shot and/or the victim of violence by another black male than anyone else.

Just look at NYC right now, you have significantly less instances of police brutality and shootings but the neighborhoods are setting themselves on fire. Police have been told to step back and not intervene unless completely necessary. There was a woman in Brooklyn who was killed by her son after the police were called, showed up at the apartment and left - while the woman pleaded with the cops to take her son they told her there was nothing they could do because there appeared to be no crime committed nor was there a sense one would be...shortly after the son killed the mother. In the past the cops would've removed the son from the apartment as a matter of precaution to protect the mother but not anymore and this woman paid the price.

Yes there are bad cops and it's an issue that needs attention but so does the inward facing issues - society has to do a better job policing itself then you don't need the actual police at the rate in which they are present.

Disagree, that's fine...this is just the opinion of someone who has seen too much self-destruction than anyone ever should.


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