Artist: Tory Lanez
Album: Memories Don’t Die
Director: Zac Facts
Tory Lanez is back with a video for his new song “Shooters,” which sees him tackling police brutality in a visual inspired by the Time: The Kalief Browder Story documentary. Browder was accused of stealing a backpack and served three years at Rikers Island, where he was victim to brutal beatings and torture. He was released from prison and committed suicide in 2015 at the age of 22.
“His story had me surfing the internet to research all the different cases of people who were wrongfully charged and looking up the rate of how many unarmed black people get shot in a year – well in the last year – and then how many of those officers were indicted,” he says. “It was over hundreds of deaths and the percentage of the officers who were convicted was below one percent.”
“I imagined that there are times when those families have thought, “What if I could go kill the officer who killed my son or nephew? What I’m trying to preach and show with this message is no matter how you may feel about it, violence is not the answer. Even with the cops, killing us ain’t the answer either.”
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