Botham Jean Foundation To Help Pay For Funeral Of Woman Killed By Texas Cop

The Botham Jean Foundation will help the family of a woman who was shot dead by a Texas Cop pay for the funeral expenses of the deceased, according to news reports.

NBC News reported that Botham Jean’s mother, Allison Jean, said that the foundation in her son’s honor and  be used to help the family of the late Pamela Turner pay for expenses.

Mrs. Jean was due back in Saint Lucia Saturday after visiting Dallas for a racial unity summit.

Pamela Turner, who had mental issues,  was shot by a police officer Monday night in the parking lot of her apartment complex.

The shooting followed a struggle that a bystander captured on video, according to CBS News.

The news network said that in the video of the shooting, which was posted on social media, Turner is heard saying “You’re actually harassing me” and “I’m actually walking to my house” to the officer as he tries to arrest her. The pair can be seen struggling and Turner falls to the ground. They continue to scuffle and she says, “Why? Why?” and then, “I’m pregnant.”

It reported that moments later, something flashes as Turner reaches her arm out toward the officer who pulls away from her, steps back and fires five gunshots.

CBS News quoted the police as saying that the Hispanic officer shot the African American woman during an attempted arrest after she shocked him with his Taser.

The Botham Jean Foundation was established “to continue the work our beloved Botham started, which is to provide aid to the most vulnerable,” the organisation states on its official website.

The 26 year old Saint Lucian national was killed on September 6, 2018.

He was unarmed and in his own apartment when then Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, who said she mistook his apartment for hers, shot him.

Guyger was subsequently fired as a cop and charged for murder.

The trial is set for September.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Payin to bury that jungle BT1000. Jesus Christ what am I reading here. Look at her face!!!!. Whattttt. Lol this must be a joke. Shame! Instead y’all send a poor child to school y’all paying to protect niggertry in America? Shame!!!!. Lucian children starving !!! Do better!!

  2. Exactly this is a good gesture by the Jean family. In spite of the tragic events which caused the death of the son.

    There are many kind people in Texas who have helped and supported them. Therefore it’s no big deal that they are helping someone else. Truth you are on point with your comment

    …St. Lucians please stop dictating to others what they should and should not do ..who they should help etc etc until you walk a mile in their shoes. In the meantime if you feel passionate about a cause do your own thing and let others be. Amen

  3. While they’re at it why don’t the Jean family check out Chicago where there are lots of police shootings and pay for their funerals as well. I used to sympathize with the family but they have taken a wrong direction. Don’t involve with the affairs of another country. Do something in your home country

  4. It is very disheartening when folk are trying to dictate to others what they should and should not do.

    A young man was murdered in cold blood and his family has every right to do as they see fit. There are some people in Texas who opened up their hearts to this family. Therefore if they decide to help someone else in need in Texas it is their business.

    Leave them alone and if you feel there is a cause which needs help whether it’s St. Lucia or Chicago by all means feel free to go and provide help where you see fit. Until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes you should let them be. Amen

  5. Let all Americans protest at the white house every day to stops Police from killing black people in every states in the United States of America. American Government is passing laws for nearly everything but they have not pass any law to stop police of the United States of America from murdering innocent BLACK PEOPLE. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING AMERICAN. REMEMBER IT IS WRITTEN IN THE HOLY BIBLE WHAT SO EVER A NATION SOW THAT THEY SHALL ALSO REAP.

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