Jesse Williams Reacts To The Death Of Alton Sterling With A Series Of Tweets

Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams is reacting to the death of Alton Sterling with a series of tweets.

According to CNN, the 37-year-old was shot to death by the police at a Baton Rouge convenience store on Tuesday. Sterling was reportedly selling CDs and DVDs outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when a homeless man approached him and repeatedly asked for money. Eventually, Alton Sterling showed the homeless man his gun, prompting him to call the police. Sterling’s death has sparked outrage across the United States as he becomes the latest African-American man to die at the hands of the police.

On Wednesday, Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling’s oldest son, 15-year-old Cameron Sterling, spoke at a news conference about her ex’s death.

“As a mother, I am forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father. That I can’t take away from him,” McMillon said. “He is at an age of understanding. I hurt for him and his loss as a parent. One of the greatest fears is to see your child hurt and know there’s nothing you can do. “

Vigils and memorials have been held for the father of five all across the country, and now actor and activist Jesse Williams is speaking out on Sterling’s behalf. In a series of three tweets, Williams reacted to the death of Alton Sterling.

“1) In the interest of time, would ye noble patriots please provide a list of infractions punishable by spontaneous public execution? Thanks!” Jesse Williams tweeted. “2) Upon receipt of this list, we’ll return to our quarters and study up, eager to enjoy freedoms of white mass murders. #LIFEHACK. 3) You chumps will NEVER provide this list… We see through you.”

Jesse William’s tweets come not even a month after he mourned the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice during his speech at the BET Awards that many later referred to as racist.

“Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm, and not kill white people everyday,” Jesse said as he accepted his award. “So what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.”

“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries,” Jesse Williams continued, “and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is though — the thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

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