Bill Cosby, a disgraced American comedian who is serving time in prison has reacted to the death of George Floyd.
Bill Cosby, who is in prison for sexual assault has released a statement following the killing of George Floyd and other black people including his son Ennis.
Ennis was shot in the head by 18-year-old Mikhail Markhasev in a failed robbery attempt.
Bill Cosby wrote: “I could not help but think about my son, Ennis, who was also brutally murdered.”
The one-time comedian said that his son, who died in 1997 at the age of 27 was killed by “racial hatred” and that before his killer “shot our beloved Ennis in the head and abruptly ended his life, this raging inferno of [racial hatred] stated, ‘Die N****r’ before he pulled the trigger.
“I understand the pain; I understand the helplessness; and I, too, understand that NO parent has willingly filled out an application to become a member of the ‘My Child Was Murdered by Racial Hatred’ club,”
Bill Cosby, also addressing police brutality during this time of unrest added: “They can’t send police officers out in tactical gear, ready and willing to inflict bodily harm, which doesn’t reflect peace nor the expectation of a peaceful protest … Officers — remove your tactical gear, remove your guns, put on the Full Armor of GOD and march with the people whom you have made your enemy.”