Last Wednesday 27 July, actor Jesse Williams posed a question on Twitter.
Tweeting from his account @iJesseWilliams, he asked, “If #AllLivesMatter then why aren’t you out here with us?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………. #FreddieGray”.
The tweet was sparked by the news that the charges against police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case, have been dropped.
Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old African-American man, who sadly passed away in April 2015, following a run-in with Baltimore police.
A video of Gray being dragged across the ground by police circled social media, and a lot of questions began to be asked in relation to the cause of his death. Additionally, the alleged unnecessary force from the officers in question, also became spot-lit.
After 4 trials however, no one has been held wholly or partly accountable for the death.
Jesse Williams wasn’t the only one to speak out on their disappointment and anger towards the verdict, with many other public figures tweeting their opinions.
These included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who wrote, “The system we allow has failed him. Our shame. #FreddieGray”.
It seems that many feel that the decision is not good enough and that the American justice system has failed on this occasion.