Jada Pinkett Smith on Police Violence: ‘Desperate Communities Do Desperate Things’
As America continues to express their grief and sorrow for the lives that were lost in the recent shootings of both civilians and Dallas police officers, many are now seeking answers on how we can end the violence.
While heading into LAX on Thursday (July 7), Jada Pinkett Smith was confronted by the paparazzi who asked her questions the police shootings of two unarmed men.
The veteran actress expressed her concern about the lives lost but added that the black community is frustrated over the mistreatment by police.
“Desperate communities do desperate things," said Pinkett Smith. *Editor’s Note: the video was taken before the news of the Dallas police shootings occurred.
The 44-year-old Hollywood star also hinted that she might produce a CNN series about gun violence as it relates to the recent tragic events.
Jada Pinkett Smith also went on her Facebook page on Thursday to express her thoughts on the shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
"As I prepare to celebrate the life of my son tomorrow for his 18th birthday, I also mourn our recent losses in Orlando, Turkey, Baghdad and that of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile," she wrote. "I don't take for granted that my black male child is still with me to hold. With that gratitude, my heart goes out to the mothers who will not have their sons or daughters to hold on their child's next birthday. Those mothers are sitting in my thoughts tonight. How do we end this heinous violence that affects us ALL? I'm at a loss."
To watch Jada-Pinkett Smith response to the tragic police shooting, go to TMZ. Also read her Facebook missive below.