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Tamir Rice's Mom Drags Shaun King For Allegedly Raising Money Without Her Consent: 'God Will Deal With You White Man'

Samaria told King: "Personally, I don't know how you sleep at night."

Shaun King is trending again on Twitter after Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, accused him of raising money without her consent.

Frustrated with how she believes King is using the death of her son for his own financial gain, Samaria took to Instagram to tell her side of the story.

“Why do you think its so important to tell folks we had a conversation? Well we talked and everything that was said was very toxic and uncomfortable for me to hear that you raised additional money and then say you did not want to bother me,” the caption read.

“Personally, I don’t know how you sleep at night. I never gave you permission to raise nothing. Along with the United States, you robbed me of the death of my son...As a white man acting Black, you are an imposter and can not be trusted,” the post added.

Samaria goes on to say that “God will deal with you white man."

In a recent interview with The Cut, Samaria again detailed that she feels King and other high-profile activists are making a living “hustling Black death.” 

“They should not be standing on the front line like this was they child,” she said.

"You supposed to be uplifting the family, the community, teaching us how to love on each other, not bickering and fighting about who gon’ get the next case or who gon’ be on TV next. It’s a mess,” she continued. 

As Blavity previously reported, Samaria has been critical of the actions of several prominent activists. Along with Lisa Simpson, the mother of Richard Risher, they penned a joint letter against notable figures such as Tamika Mallory, King, Benjamin Crump, Lee Merritt, Patrisse Cullors, Melina Abdullah and the Black Lives Matter Global Network with a list of their demands.

The two mothers allege that King and others have “exploited” Tamir and neglected to offer financial assistance to Simpson who was living in a motel. In the letter, the mothers said the activists and attorneys were attempting to capitalize and profit from the death of their sons.

“We never hired them to be the representatives in the fight for justice for our dead loved ones murdered by the police. The ‘activists’ have events in our cities and have not given us anything substantial for using our loved ones' images and names on their flyers," the two mothers wrote.

"The attorneys in our fight are also misleading the impacted families,” the letter continued. "We don't want or need y'all parading in the streets accumulating donations, platforms, movie deals, etc. off the death of our loved ones."

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