Black mothers of victims from police shootings come forward and blast the BLM movement claiming that the organization is profiting from their lost loved ones, according to Fox News.
“It’s all a facade,” stated Samaria Rice, the mom of Tamir Rice, who was killed by a White police officer in 2014.
“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us.”
Rice requested that BLM founder Patrisse Cullors aid in relaunching an investigation into her son’s death.
Cullors has recently resigned from her position within the BLM organization.
“Now she doesn’t have to show her accountability,” Lisa Simpson, another mother said.
“She can just take the money and run.”
“We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our loved ones murdered by police.”
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud,” Tamika Palmer shared.
From Fox News:
Cullors announced her departure after a five-year reign earlier this week following reports she had purchased four homes for $3.2 million.
Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City — a separate group — called for an “independent investigation” into the national organization’s finances.
Cullors said her decision to step down was not tied to the controversy, but to instead focus on her second book and a television deal with Warner Bros.
The mothers further accused the organization of profiting off their “dead loved ones.”
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In a March statement, Rice and Simpson condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for “monopolizing and capitalizing our fight for justice.”
The mother of Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky Black woman shot and killed by police during a raid on her home, said the group’s national standing has yet to help her following her daughter’s death.
The Facebook message has since been removed.
Fox News could not immediately reach the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for comment.
Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.