Imagine parents fighting for justice for the death of their son only to be sued by the District Attorney who let the officer who shot their child walk free. After releasing evidence in my son’s case on social media I was issued a temporary restraining order to stop sharing video. The officer involved that shot my son, Treshun Miller, 5 times got the Tarrant County DA to sue me in civil court. This is our story.
Unfortunately, the media has destroyed the name of TreShun Miller where inaccuracies have been made into facts and we continue to fight for the truth from the traffic stop to his last breath. TreShun was a loving son, grandson, cousin, and friend.A statement from the Miller family regarding the death of 20 year old TreShun S. Miller.
No one in life is perfect. TreShun Miller was not perfect. However, in his circle of friends, he was a hero who always believed he was just teaching his truths. He served people proudly, as an influencer, teacher, and challenger of status quo. He also found success in academia, and became a leader in Arlington. He remained an advocate of self knowledge and exploration throughout his life and never lost his curiosity of these pursuits.
At what point in the minority community can we fear for our lives? The assumption unfortunately is law enforcement can only fear for their lives. There appears to constantly be a barrage of narratives made for us NOT by us. There is a systematic issue from law policy makers, law enforcers and government corporations that protects each other’s interests.
While we mourn the loss of a very good young man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that this situation sheds light as an example to how pretext stops lead to death far too often within minority communities. Additionally, how the so called “criminal” is treated less than and his life is no longer valid. Lastly, there is no true judicial review for the minority “criminal” because the police far too often plays God and the citizens express acceptance with it based on inaccurate information told by the media.
The battle is almost impossible fighting against protected law makers, local police departments, media, government officials and lawyers who are only in it for fame. We understand that people are not willing to open their mind to the facts based on one act but everyday of our lives we will fight for the truth. The United States professes a lot of attributes it doesn’t mean, it’s time to look in the mirror for self reflection. We stand for truth and justice no matter what it is.
For those who may ask what they can do to honor TreShun, we have a simple request: “Honor his example of self knowledge, research, and the next time you’re at a crossroads, meditate and think of TreShun Miller and give him a nod.”