Although suspects have been named and detained in this case, the outcry for justice for Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz continues.
Jennifer Lopez likes to remind her fans that she is down with the people, that she is “Jenny from the block”. The Bronx Native took a while to show support to the #justiceforjustin platform. People using the hashtag are aiming to bring awareness to the untimely death of the teen who was brutally killed outside of a Bodega in the Bronx last Wednesday.
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#justiceforjunior 🇩🇴R.I.P. .These Bronx streets are ruthless .What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the shit outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen ?“uuuummmmmmmm😤😤😤 How bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see nikkas smoking in front of a building !!!!! People be like”call the police!” Call the police!!” But for what the operators be asking you questions for like 4 minutes on the phone with an attitude and the cops come maaa lateeee.
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In wake of the brutal killing of the young man in my city the Bronx, I took the time on the red carpet to ask celebrities “What they think needs to be done to reform our communities” TI @troubleman31 had one of the best responses, but how can we restore hope to our youth? Give me some suggestions below #ripjunior #justiceforjunior #media #betawards2018 #TIP #useyourplatformswisy #fortheculture #bronxraisedme #oncamerahost #falashology #mediamoves #betexperience2018 #oncameratechnique #redcarpet #host #interviews
A week after his passing, J.Lo posted a clip from Junior’s funeral with a short caption saying, “#justiceforjunior.”
Cardi B showed support early on, with a heartfelt caption.
T.I. who is quite vocal about social justice spoke to the press candidly when asked what our communities can do to avoid these types of situations: “It starts with a dream[…]What you dream you can accomplish tomorrow will keep you from making [bad] decisions.”
Ebro hopped on Twitter to share some of his thoughts.
Your killers will be found.
You will not be forgotten.#RIPJunior
Love & Light.
*To the youth spreading love & light … keep up the fight… https://t.co/rMgi2epgGj
— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 24, 2018
Monie Love also took to Twitter in support of the movement, posting a letter addressed to the New York City Commissioner of Consumer Affairs. The text asks for the store owners to be held accountable for “standing idly” while the 15-year old was dragged out of their shop moments before being stabbed repeatedly with a machete. It emphasizes the “good moral character required by law” that could have prevented this loss of life.
— Monie Love (@DaRealMonieLove) June 27, 2018
such a sad day man, makes me wanna call my little cousins and tell them to stay home for the weekend! #justiceforjunior 15 years old! stabbed to death, & no one bothered to help, Lord Please Send Love & Protection to his mother! we’re losing the kids faster & faster everyday!
— PAPI CHULO (@princetonperez) June 22, 2018
Heartbroken by the violence that I’ve been seeing these last couple of months. Mis condolencias a la familia de Junior. Let’s talk about LIFE NOT DEATH https://t.co/aZLFZawuKl
— Prince Royce (@PrinceRoyce) June 22, 2018
And this may or may not be Cardi B, but the support is appreciated either way.