Eliah Pierre-Louis Wiki – Eliah Pierre-Louis Biography
The footage shot by the boy’s father, Stacey Pierre-Louis, captured his son’s fear of police on camera in the face of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality against African-Americans. When Pierre-Louis’s son Elijah noticed the police cruiser, it seemed like he was throwing carefree hoops in front of his home in Connecticut.
Eliah Pierre-Louis Viral Video
A video showing a young boy hiding from a police car while playing basketball in his garage in Connecticut has become viral, which attracted the attention of NBA superstar LeBron James. The boy’s father, Stacey Pierre-Louis, shared the images in an Instagram post last week and asked his followers, “Why does he feel he has to hide when he does nothing wrong?” The clip dribbles a 10-year-old son Eliah when he suddenly stops on their tracks and then crosses behind a vehicle while driving a patrol car. After a while, the police went away and Eliah continued to play basketball.
Eliah Pierre-Louis Father Stacey Pierre-Louis Statement
In an Instagram post, Pierre-Louis posted the video online with some thought-provoking insights.
‘Debated with me for a few days before deciding to post this. I was at work watching my son shoot hoops in the driveway when I caught this. It floored me… I’ll save the dramatics, but growing up black or brown most of the time means fearing the police vs looking up to them. I live in an affluent neighborhood in Trumbull with a really good school system. This kid has all the opportunity to do/be whatever he wants, unlike many kids who look like him because resources aren’t made available. Why does he feel like he has to hide when he isn’t doing anything wrong?’ the boy’s father wrote.
Since the video was posted it has been viewed more than 65,000 times and was even commented upon by LeBron James who tweeted: ”Breaks my Heart,’ after viewing the clip.
‘Since I’ve shared this video, I’ve been overwhelmed with support which leads me to believe that there is far more good in this world than there is bad,’ Pierre-Louis said to CBS News. ‘So it is our hope that this video can be used as a tool to help continue to bring us together in this fight and inspire change for the better.’
‘Unfortunately this is the reality for millions of Black and minority children across this nation and the world,’ he said.
‘My priority as a parent and family man is to protect my son and children from the atrocities and injustices of the world and provide them with the tools to be whole, productive and fearless contributing members of the world,’ he said. ‘Unfortunately, in the state of times and for reasons we all see daily, it makes it difficult. But as many parents are doing, I can only continue to educate and prepare my son with the truth and arm him with the tools to continue to create change. It’s my hope that when he becomes a man, he’ll then be able to do the same for his family.’