Radio character and journalist Angie Martinez says that, as a mother, the Daunte Wright killing makes her “coronary heart harm.”
Wright, 20, was shot lifeless in Brooklyn Middle, Minn., on Sunday throughout a visitors cease after cop Kimberly Potter by accident drawing her handgun as a substitute of her Taser.
“I’ve a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old son and my [older] son is driving proper now so once I see a boy like that it hurts my coronary heart,” Martinez instructed Web page Six. “Any mom’s coronary heart ought to harm seeing that story. Nevertheless it’s not simply my son. My son has mates all his age. I’m all these brown boys who’re simply beginning to drive and you understand it’s scary. It’s loopy that we dwell in a world the place we nonetheless should be scared. It’s painful to observe.”
In the meantime, the “Voice of New York” instructed us that the death of rapper DMX at 50 from a drug-related coronary heart assault final Friday made her mirror on her personal mortality.
“I had a automobile accident a year-and-a-half in the past, so again then I considered my mortality and the way fortunate I’m to have my legs and be capable to stroll and being alive,” she instructed us, “So, sure, I take into consideration that always. We’ve got misplaced DMX, we’ve misplaced individuals to COVID, we’ve misplaced artists. So with DMX passing sure, it’s a must to take into consideration your mortality. Not solely do you concentrate on your individual mortality, however you then begin to consider what your life ought to imply and what you could possibly be doing while you’re right here and how one can make it the very best expertise.”
However she says she disagrees with famed DJ Funkmaster Flex who lately instructed us that that the late rapper’s mates ought to have achieved extra to assist him.
“I believe we will’t begin pointing fingers at what we should always’ve achieved for any person’s life. I believe individuals actually love DMX. I believe he had nice individuals in his life that basically liked him so I believe his demons have been his demons,” she instructed us.
The Energy 105.1 star added, “I don’t assume you possibly can blame anyone else for that.”
“I believe his life was difficult for a very very long time, even with those who liked him a lot. If anyone is aware of something about dependancy … you could possibly love any person, you could possibly verify on any person, name them on daily basis — it doesn’t imply they’re gonna beat their dependancy.”
Martinez is teaming up with Manzanita Sol to assist assist native meals vehicles with $10,000 grants and free meals this weekend to launch their new apple soda in New York.