Activist Says Santa Fe High School Shooter Is Still Alive Because He’s White

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Shaun King made a bold remark about the Santa Fe High School shooter that led T.I. and several others to chime in.

Remarking on Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who is being held on charges of capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant, King, a writer and activist, said if he had been Black, the circumstances of his arrest would have been different.

“‪Listen.‬ ‪It’s not that I wanted police to shoot him, but that he was arrested, without a scratch, after murdering 10 people, while still armed w/ a handgun & a shotgun, in a trench coat, while hundreds of unarmed, non-violent African American men, women, boys, and girls are killed by police is a scandal,” he said on Instagram Friday, May 18. “All we are asking for is to be treated like your white mass murderers. American police have the skill to make these arrests. They just reserve those skills for white people.”

“It’s not that American police lack the skill to peacefully apprehend & arrest armed & dangerous people,” King added in a tweet. “They have the skill. They just reserve those skills for white people.”

The last few years have seen several unarmed Black people murdered by police, including Stephon ClarkAlton Sterling, Philando Castile and Kouren-Rodney Thomas among others.

The activist’s IG post caught the eye of rapper T.I., who swiftly gave him props for calling out the discrepancy.

“This is the Realest s—t I’ve read all year!!!” T.I. said. “I welcome all of you masters of excuses to find a way to make this s– make sense….🤷🏾‍♂️ America…YOU’RE THE PROBLEM!!!!! #USorELSE✊🏽.”

And others chimed in backing up Kiremarksmarks, too.

“Show me the lies!!!!!” someone said.

“That sounds [too] much like right… they’re in fear of a Black planet…✊,” another remarked.

“Speak the truth!!!!” someone else said. “The rules aren’t the same for all people….not by a long shot. SMDH.”

 

 

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