Sunday, November 28, 2021

WATCH: Janelle Monae, Cassie, Meagan Good Among Celebs Seeking Justice for Elijah McClain in New Video

voices for elijah mcclain
Voices for Elijah McClain

*Celebrities are demanding justice for 23-year-old Elijah McClain in a new video that calls out politicians by name for ignoring public pleas.

Janelle Monae, Cassie, Meagan Good and more appear in the PSA, demanding that the involved officers be held accountable for the carotid hold and ketamine injection inflicted upon McClain after they stopped his walk home from the store for looking “suspicious.”

Body camera footage from the Aug. 24, 2019 incident shows officers pinning McClain to the ground as he vomited, cried and told officers “I can’t breathe.” Three days later, he was declared brain dead and an autopsy was found to be inconclusive.

City Attorney Daniel BrotzmanAttorney General Phil WeiserAurora Mayor Mike Coffman and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis were specifically called out for “ignoring people’s calls” seeking justice for McClain.

Monae added, “So we’re going to speak to you a little louder.”

Watch below.

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