Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) autonomous zone, appeared on “Hannity” Wednesday night, asking for answers, telling the public that police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan have failed to reach out to him since his son’s murder. Nobody contacted him, and they wouldn’t even let him see his son for weeks.
“They need to come talk to me and somebody needs to come tell me something, because I still don’t know nothing,” an emotional and grieving father told host Sean Hannity. “Somebody needs to come to my house and knock on my door and tell me something. I don’t know nothing. All I know is my son got killed up there.
“They say, ‘He’s just a 19-year-old.’ No, that’s Horace Lorenzo Anderson. That’s my son, and I loved him.”
The younger Anderson was killed early on the morning of June 20, when shots were fired near Cal Anderson Park on 10th Avenue and East Pine Street inside the CHOP zone. A 33-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting.
Mr. Anderson broke down in tears as he talked about learning of his son’s death.
“The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came …
“Someone should’ve came and knocked on my door and … should’ve been, like, coming to talk to me and let me know about my son. To this day, I really don’t know nothing. I’m still here sitting. I don’t know nothing.”
Folks, if you get emotional really easy, be prepared before you watch this video. Even if you think you can handle it, this video will bring tears to your eyes. The love this man has for his murdered son is palpable.
We are only going to show it in the interest of letting the world see that what blue states and cities are allowing has real-world consequences.
Mr. Anderson’s son was murdered, and Seattle let him know that his life didn’t matter.
The grieving father, who buried his son on Thursday, told Hannity that he’s “numb” and hasn’t been able to sleep as questions about his son’s last moments remain unanswered.
“I still don’t know what’s going on,” he said. “I’m hearing from YouTube. I don’t know nothing. All I know is my son is dead. I’m still trying to figure out answers so I can sleep. I don’t sleep. My kids don’t sleep. I can’t even stay at home. My kids, they feel like they are unsafe at home. I’ve been buying motel rooms and I don’t have that type of money. I wasn’t prepared for this.”
“My son needed help, and I don’t feel like they helped my son,” Anderson said of law enforcement. “My son needed help, and I don’t feel like they helped my son … I feel like he doesn’t — without this, he would just be nobody. He’s just — it doesn’t matter, he’s just another guy. Just another child, just swept up under the rug and that’s it and forgotten about.”
At one point during the interview, Hannity became emotional as Anderson described the daily trauma of waking up to the realization and the knowledge that his son is no longer alive. He is no longer with us.
I wake up in the morning … I look for my son in the morning. He’s not there no more. You know I’m saying? It’s like I go in there, I’m kissing a picture. He’s not there.”
“You’re taking away generations,” he went on. “You’re taking away our youth. You are taking away, my son never had a chance to have another child. My grandbaby would never be … that’s a generation taken from me.”
“I understand Black Lives Matter and everything that’s going on,” Anderson said at another point in the interview. “But that’s not my movement right now. My movement is [to] let them know that was my son.”
Regardless of his grief, Anderson told Hannity, “I am being a Christian now, in my heart” as he tries to guide his family through this tragedy.
“Everything is in God’s hands now,” he stated. “God’s going to take care of it, I feel like … God is going to take care of me and he is going to take care of my son.”
If that man’s pain and sorrow doesn’t move you then you’re not human. It was the saddest segment of an interview I ever saw. People need to pay for what they’ve done. Politicians who let this happen need to pay. They need to pay.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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