It’s disturbing that traditional media do not cover these acts of violence. The police said a white man bragging about running over and killing “some ni****r” on Snapchat is not a crime. Didn’t Matthew W. Martin, of Hineston, commit a crime when he ran over Sherell Lewis then left the crime scene? Isn’t that a crime? Matthew Martin knew he killed a man and went on Snapchat to brag about it yet the cops felt that no crime was committed. A man is dead, and another man is bragging about killing him, why isn’t that a crime worth investigating? Why wasn’t it worth traditional media coverage?
RIP Sherell Lewis
Sherrell Lewis Jr. was struck and killed by a racist teenager in Louisiana
31 year old Sherell L. Lewis Jr. of Leesville, Louisiana was driving down Highway 171 on Tuesday, May 30 when he noticed some debris on the side of the road he thought needed to be cleaned up. As he parked on the roadside and got out of his truck to clear the debris at around 3:15 P.M., a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck struck Lewis head-on, the impact leading to his death shortly afterward. That wasn’t the end of this tragic incident however. Social media posts made by the young man who was driving the Chevrolet pickup truck, 18 year-old Matthew M. Martin, containing racist language have caused outrage and led some to question the circumstances surrounding Sherell Lewis’s untimely end.
Not long after Matthew Hinton, who is white, ran over Sherell Lewis Jr. (who was Black), he…
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