Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King has his life on the line. The popular social justice personality stepped forward this week to expose multiple people allegedly plotting his death.
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On Thursday, Shaun King went to his social media pages to share the names and death threats of a private Facebook group of individuals coming at him. Shaun also asked his supporters to help get more information on the threatening people.
“🆘🚨🆘 A private Facebook group of law enforcement officers is literally plotting to kill me. For my own safety, and the safety of my family, I had to expose this today. CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO for the full details. Here I include their names, their death threats and plans, and more. Who are you supposed to turn to in a moment like this? Police? The NYPD? The FBI? We felt like exposing them publicly was our best tool today. Tell me everything you can about the people who made these threats in the comments below. And if you see any more credible death threats, email them to us @ [email protected]” -Shaun King’s Instagram
“Tell me everything you can about these men and women. California Law Enforcement. If you click the link in my bio, I have included links to many of their Facebook pages. You can comment below.” -Shaun King
Last year, R&B superstar Rihanna announced she would honor King at her annual Diamond Ball for his work in activism and spreading awareness about social injustices.
“I can’t imagine a better night than this year’s Clara Lionel Foundation event with Seth Meyers, Pharrell and DJ Khaled,” said Rihanna. “I am particularly honored to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond Ball Awards for their groundbreaking work. We are so thankful to them for joining us and making the night better than ever.” (Variety)
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Over the past few years, Shaun has received ample support from the hip-hop community. In September 2019, rap star Cardi B showed him support at the Diamond Ball event.
Before You Go
Overt the years, King has publicly exposed social injustices and police brutality across the country.