UPDATED 8:40 AM PT — Friday, July 24, 2020
An Indiana mother was fatally shot in an altercation with Black Lives Matter protesters. 24-year-old Jessica Whitaker was killed in Indianapolis earlier this month.
Whitaker’s family claimed the shooting happened amid an argument between her friends and another group of people over the usage of ‘All Lives Matter’ as opposed to Black Lives Matter.
Things then reportedly escalated when somebody in Whitaker’s group used a racial slur. That’s when someone from the opposing group pulled a gun, which prompted Whitaker’s fiancée — Jose Ramirez — to do the same. Ramirez said he returned fire, but didn’t hit anyone.
Jessica Doty Whitaker:
Was murdered for simply saying “All Lives Matter”.
She was a mother, a daughter a human being.
BLM likes to think they are completing the work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Sorry to say the great reverend King would have never condoned this.
RT for Jessica pic.twitter.com/3rDDIrUkSo
— Blue Line Alliance (@BlueLineAlli) July 16, 2020
Whitaker is survived by her three-year-old son.
“I think she shouldn’t have lost her life, she’s got a 3-year-old son that she loves dearly,” Ramirez continued. “It’s hard to tell him, your mom’s in heaven.”
A Justice for Jessica Whitaker Petition is now circulating online and is calling for accountability in connection with her death. Supporters believe Black Lives Matter should be charged for an act of terrorism. As of Friday morning, it received over 12,000 signatures with the end goal of 100,000.