Ice Cube has lashed out on the shooting and killing an unarmed black woman the white Fort Worth, Texas police officer responsible , Atatiana Jefferson, through a window in her home. The Compton-bred legend, in a series of tweets, Officer Aaron Dean an “animal” and demanded murder charges.
“We need Murder charges and prison time for this animal,” he wrote on Monday. Once those charges were filed against Dean later that day, Cube then insisted a conviction was in order. “Now we need a conviction with no hugs from the judge,” he also tweeted on Monday.
According to CNN, Dean was arrested around 6 p.m. CDT on Monday and posted bail roughly three hours later. He was being held on a $200,000 bond. Attorney for Jefferson’s family, Lee Merritt, tweeted, "The family of Atatiana Jefferson is relieved that Aaron Dean has been arrested & charged with murder. We need to see this through to a vigorous prosecution & appropriate sentencing. The City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing.”
Jefferson was killed on Saturday, while babysitting her 8-year-old nephew. Dean arrived at her home after a neighbor called a non-emergency line to report her home’s front door had been left open.