Ahmaud Arbery's Mother Calls Out Organizations Using Son's Death As "Business Opportunity"


Ahmaud Arbery's Mother Calls Out Organizations Using Son's Death As "Business Opportunity"

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, Wanda Cooper-Jones, says she is frustrated with profiting off the death of her son. She voiced her displeasure with several organizations in a letter published by TMZ.

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"Ahmaud was more than a jogger murdered in Brunswick. He was my baby boy," she says. "I cannot in good conscience support a page that now appears more like a business opportunity for its staff rather than getting justice for my son."
Jones takes aim at the 2.23 Foundation, I Run with Maud, and the GoFundMe set up in Arbery's name. 
"The campaign was established in early May, after Ahmaud was laid to rest," Cooper-Jones says of the GoFundMe. "Ahmaud was covered under a life insurance policy that I struggled to pay for to prepare for days like these. I truly never thought I would have to use that policy or bury my son. Money cannot replace what I have lost and the fight for justice does not come without cost. I was not begging for money and I was prepared to fight for my son either way. I have always worked for what I wanted. Since the passing of Ahmaud, I have returned to work because to work is all I know. To hear some people suggest that losing my son is a profit scheme is incredibly offensive to me and my family."
She continues: "I could not remain silent, I not only speak for myself, but most importantly I speak for my son. What is important to me is to gain justice for my son and find peace. I am so disappointed that I must address this issue. The truth is I buried my son and there is nothing about a trademark, a social media page, money, or control that will fix that. I now must protect my son's name."
Check out Cooper-Jones' full letter here.

via: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ahmaud-arberys-mother-calls-out-organizations-using-sons-death-as-business-opportunity-news.117360.html

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