Don Lemon And Memphis City Councilman Martavius Jones' Emotional Conversation About Tyre Nichols' Death Goes Viral
The broadcast remained silent for several seconds as the councilman turned his head away from the camera and tried to compose himself.
January 28, 2023 at 9:05 pm
In an interview that is moving folks on Twitter, Memphis City Councilman Martavius Jones broke down in tears while sitting down with CNN’s Don Lemon to discuss the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, who died after he was beaten brutally by five officers. Like many people in the public who were highly disturbed after seeing bodycam footage of the tragedy, Jones struggled to speak as he was overcome with emotions.
“We gotta do something,” Jones told Lemon. “You know, to think that this is my last year in office. We have to build a better Memphis. We gotta build a better Memphis for Mr. Nichols. We have to let his legacy — his sacrifice, the sacrifice that his mother will not have her son anymore — we cannot let this go unaddressed. So I hope that, well I’m sure, that my colleagues will stand with me, we’re gonna have some tough conversations.”
Heartbreaking interview with Don Lemon and Memphis City council Chairman Martavius Jones on CNN talking about the murder of Tyre Nichols pic.twitter.com/4ZECzbumOv— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) January 28, 2023