Ohio Teens Use Letters To Advocate Against Police Brutality | NBC Nightly News

by birtanpublished on August 16, 2020

TEENS ARE WRITING TO HELP MAKE SENSE OF THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. HELP MAKE SENSE OF THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. HERE’S RA HEEM ELLIS. THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. HERE’S RA HEEM ELLIS. >> Reporter: FOR THESE HERE’S RA HEEM ELLIS. >> Reporter: FOR THESE OHIO TEENAGERS, THE >> Reporter: FOR THESE OHIO TEENAGERS, THE TRAGIC DEATH OF OTHER OHIO TEENAGERS, THE TRAGIC DEATH OF OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TRAGIC DEATH OF OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ESPECIALLY

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ESPECIALLY FRIGHTENING. ESPECIALLY FRIGHTENING. NOW THEY’RE WRITING FRIGHTENING. NOW THEY’RE WRITING THROUGH THEIR FEARS. NOW THEY’RE WRITING THROUGH THEIR FEARS. >> HE’S BASICALLY A THROUGH THEIR FEARS. >> HE’S BASICALLY A FUTURE VERSION OF ME. >> HE’S BASICALLY A FUTURE VERSION OF ME. >> Reporter: CONNOR IS

FUTURE VERSION OF ME. >> Reporter: CONNOR IS WRITING TO ELIJAH >> Reporter: CONNOR IS WRITING TO ELIJAH McCLAIN WRITING TO ELIJAH McCLAIN McCLAIN. McCLAIN McCLAIN. >> Reporter: THE McCLAIN. >> Reporter: THE LETTER ORGANIZED >> Reporter: THE LETTER ORGANIZED ORGANIZED BY A GROUP

LETTER ORGANIZED ORGANIZED BY A GROUP CALLED INSPIRING ORGANIZED BY A GROUP CALLED INSPIRING MINDS. CALLED INSPIRING MINDS. >> WE ALWAYS BELIEVE MINDS. >> WE ALWAYS BELIEVE THERE IS HEALING IN >> WE ALWAYS BELIEVE THERE IS HEALING IN WRITING. THERE IS HEALING IN WRITING. SO WE DECIDED TO DO A

WRITING. SO WE DECIDED TO DO A WHOLE SERIES FOR OUR SO WE DECIDED TO DO A WHOLE SERIES FOR OUR LITERATURE PIECE THIS WHOLE SERIES FOR OUR LITERATURE PIECE THIS SUMMER. LITERATURE PIECE THIS SUMMER. THEY WROTE LETTERS TO SUMMER. THEY WROTE LETTERS TO THOSE WHO DIED DUE TO THEY WROTE LETTERS TO THOSE WHO DIED DUE TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE.

THOSE WHO DIED DUE TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE. >> Reporter: IN HER SOCIAL INJUSTICE. >> Reporter: IN HER LETTER, SHE WRITES AS >> Reporter: IN HER LETTER, SHE WRITES AS IF SHE WERE BREONNA LETTER, SHE WRITES AS IF SHE WERE BREONNA TAYLOR. IF SHE WERE BREONNA TAYLOR. >> WHY ME? TAYLOR. >> WHY ME? HOW COULD THIS BE?

>> WHY ME? HOW COULD THIS BE? I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING HOW COULD THIS BE? I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. >> Reporter: MALACHI WRONG. >> Reporter: MALACHI IS ONLY TWO YEARS >> Reporter: MALACHI IS ONLY TWO YEARS OLDER THAN RICE WHO IS ONLY TWO YEARS OLDER THAN RICE WHO WAS SHOT BY POLICE

OLDER THAN RICE WHO WAS SHOT BY POLICE WHEN THEY MISTOOK HIS WAS SHOT BY POLICE WHEN THEY MISTOOK HIS AIR SOFT GUN FOR A WHEN THEY MISTOOK HIS AIR SOFT GUN FOR A REAL GUN. AIR SOFT GUN FOR A REAL GUN. WAS IT DIFFICULT TO REAL GUN. WAS IT DIFFICULT TO WRITE THIS LIST? WAS IT DIFFICULT TO WRITE THIS LIST? >> NO.

WRITE THIS LIST? >> NO. BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT >> NO. BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO HAPPEN SO WAS SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO HAPPEN SO LIKE THE WORLD CAN NEEDED TO HAPPEN SO LIKE THE WORLD CAN HEAR THE STORY. LIKE THE WORLD CAN HEAR THE STORY. >> I HOPE PEOPLE TAKE

HEAR THE STORY. >> I HOPE PEOPLE TAKE THIS MOVEMENT AND ALL >> I HOPE PEOPLE TAKE THIS MOVEMENT AND ALL THE PROTESTS THAT THEY THIS MOVEMENT AND ALL THE PROTESTS THAT THEY WILL SEE HOW WE FEEL THE PROTESTS THAT THEY WILL SEE HOW WE FEEL AND THEY WILL AT LEAST WILL SEE HOW WE FEEL AND THEY WILL AT LEAST TRY TO MAKE CHANGE.

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