Klay Thompson calls for justice for Elijah McClain

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Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson pleaded for justice in the Elijah McClain case, who died after a struggle with police in August 2019.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday his administration is going to reexamine the McClain case after a petition urging a new investigation into his death received over 2 million signatures, per CBS News.

Thompson posted a heartfeit message in his IG Account calling for justice:

Elijah McClain,

A gentle soul who played violin to lonely kittens in his spare time was murdered by Aurora CO police officers (who still roam free) for looking ‘suspicious’ on his way home from the convenient store. Now remember, this is the same police force that apprehended James Holmes after slaying 12 people and injuring 70 others at an Aurora movie theatre midnight screening. They subdued him without a scratch on his body.

There is no debate that men, woman and children of color are ‘policed’ to a much harsher and catastrophic standard than white America.

Waking up to the news of another murder of an unarmed brother, sister, mother, father or friend is so mentally draining and demoralizing and sometimes feels like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. But there is…it will take so much work and effort from conscious citizens across the globe. So many institutions need restructuring (voting rights, police procedures, minority representation in politics).

Let’s help bring justice to Elijah and his family. As well as so many others who will never be forgotten and rest in power,” (via Bleacher Report).