*Stevie Wonder had to get some things off his chest Wednesday during a performance at Seattle’s Key Arena.
Hours after the New York grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, Wonder shared his thoughts before beginning his classic track “Living for the City,” asking the audience, “Can you believe that within one month, two grand juries — secret grand juries — declined to indict two policemen for the killing of two black men? I just don’t understand that.”
“Guns are too accessible to everybody,” he continued to the crowd’s approval. “I do understand that something is wrong, real wrong. And we as family, Americans, all of us, of all colors, need to fix it with a quickness real soon.”
He then began the opening notes of “Living for the City,” saying “this song is unfortunately still relevant today.”