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Hamilton insists "we can't rest" after making powerful statement with Breonna Taylor t-shirt

Hamilton insists "we can't rest" after making powerful statement with Breonna Taylor t-shirt

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Hamilton insists "we can't rest" after making powerful statement with Breonna Taylor t-shirt

Hamilton insists "we can't rest" after making powerful statement with Breonna Taylor t-shirt

Lewis Hamilton has vowed there can be no rest in the fight against racism after again delivering another powerful statement before and after his Tuscan Grand Prix victory.

In the now customary pre-race anti-racism demonstration, and as he conducted his post-race tv interview and while he stood on the podium, Hamilton wore a t-shirt in support of Breonna Taylor.

The 26-year-old medical worker was shot and killed in March by plain-clothes police officers who mistakenly raided her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hamilton's t-shirt at the front carried the words 'Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor', while on the rear there was a picture of Taylor and the words 'Say her name'.

At the end of his post-race interview, Hamilton proclaimed: "Justice for Breonna Taylor!"

Speaking later, Hamilton insisted his decision to wear the t-shirt was not a change in his anti-racism campaign bearing in mind he had previously worn t-shirts with the words 'Black Lives Matter'.

"Not much of a change," said Hamilton. "You are still fighting the same thing.

"It took me a long time to get that shirt. I've been wanting to wear that and bring awareness to the fact there are people out there being killed on the street.

"And then there's someone who was killed in her own house, and they're in the wrong house, and those guys are still walking free.

"We can't rest, we have to continue to raise awareness of it."

Referencing US Open women's champion Naomi Osaka and the seven different face masks she wore throughout the tournament, each with the name of a Black American who had been the victim of violence, Hamilton said: "Naomi has been doing amazing so huge congratulations.

"I think she's a huge inspiration with what she has done with her platform so we have to continue to push on the issue."

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exilio

Once again Hamilton proves he should keep his mouth shut and just race. He has no idea what he is talking about. If he actually cared to learn the FACTS of the case and not the propaganda he is likely fed from his BLM-inspired handlers, he would know he was being ignorant and albophobic.

It's quite simple.

Cops serve a warrant signed by a judge.

Cops serve a NO-KNOCK warrant, but they knock anyway.

Cops make entry and come under fire.

One cop is shot.

Cops return fire, striking Taylor and killing her.

Was killing Taylor or anyone else the goal of the warrant? No.

Was Taylor involved with a known drug-dealing felon? Yes.

Was she possibly involved in helping her drug dealing boyfriend? Possibly. Did that mean she deserved to do? Obviously no. Once again, that was not the intent.

These are jusat some of the facts that Hamilton and his BLM posse can't be bothered to understand. The cops did EVERYTHING LEGALLY and DEFENDED themselves.

#ShutUpAndRace

Cops

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exilio

Sorry for the typos--didn't see a way to edit.

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