Billie Eilish is enraged over the death of Rayshard Brooks, the 27-year-old black man who was shot in the back and killed by white police at a Wendy’s drive-through in Atlanta.
« man F—. watching this video made me so f—ing angry. F— THIS SHIT. JUSTICE FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS. F— THIS SHIIIIIIIIT. #justiceforrayshard !!!! WHY ISNT EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT THIS?? » Eilish wrote Sunday (June 14) on Instagram, where she posted footage of Brooks.
Minutes later, her brother Finneas also posted on social media: « Justice for Rayshard. This is so f—ed up man. And such a good example of EXACTLY what’s so f—ed up about the police in America. Asleep in his car in a parking lot. Shot to death. Don’t let yourself be numb to this. Don’t let the world stay this way. »
Protests broke out in the city over the weekend, following Brooks’ June 12 death.
T.I. took to the streets and said, « I don’t give a damn what your opinion is of the person. I don’t give a damn what he did. The man didn’t deserve to die like that. And any policeman out here who stands behind that shit your ass in trouble too. »
Killer Mike also expressed anger over the killing Saturday morning in an Instagram post: « #RayshardBrooks should be alive this morning. He should be waking up (hungover or drunk in the tank depending on whether he was apprehended) and not dead. »
Sunday afternoon, Atlanta police reported that one officer was terminated and one put on administrative duty after the fatal shooting of Brooks.
See Billie and Finneas’ posts below.