Tyler Perry pays for the funeral of Secoriea Turner, 8, a young girl who was shot dead in Atlanta on July 4, not far from where Rayshard Brooks was killed weeks ago.
According to CNN, Turner and his mother were driving in their family car when “a group of people illegally placed barricades” in the parking lot where the vehicle entered. Several shots were fired in the car and Turner’s mother went to the hospital, where Secoriea was pronounced dead.
“I am outraged today because I prefer to pay for 8-year-old Secoriea Turner University than for her funeral,” said the entertainment tycoon. People in an exclusive statement, adding “when does it end?” “
“Enough is enough,” Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a news conference on Sunday regarding the death of Turner and the deaths of three others in another shot in Atlanta. “We have talked about this movement happening across America right now when we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and around the world who say they want to see change. “
Elsewhere in his statement to People, Perry also explained that people are people, no matter what their skin color, and that he wants to help those who need it most.
“Who said indignation should choose sides?” ” he said. “When so many blacks like George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks were killed, I was shocked and did what I could to help their families.” Pear funded Brooks funeral in June after being killed by a white police officer. He should also pay the future school fees for the four children of Brooks.
“When a white police officer was shot in the head while trying to arrest a shoplifter in an Atlanta suburb, I was shocked and did what I was able to help him and his family, “said Perry. In 2018, he paid medical expenses for Matthew Cooper, a Georgian police officer who was shot in the head while trying to arrest a shoplifter. He recovered from the incident and returned to work in May.
“… When we kill ourselves, including our innocent children, I am outraged,” says Perry. “No matter the bad color, the bad is bad. “
Atlanta is not the only city to experience disturbing increases in gun violence. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned Gunshots explode at a press conference on Monday after incidents escalated over the weekend of July 4, marking a third consecutive weekend in which children were shot and killed in the city. New York City is also experiencing an increasing number of issues of gun violence. Le New York Times reports that 64 people were killed in the Big Apple over the weekend, and 10 of these people died from their injuries. There were 205 shootings in June in New York.