Heartbroken Father Shares Video of 10-Year-Old Son Hiding in Fear as Police Car Drives By

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No child should live in fear. But for some children, the presence of the police can present a fearful situation based on the history of violence against the Black community.

That proved to be the case for a 10-year-old boy in Connecticut. Stacey Pierre-Louis shared a heartbreaking video of his 10-year-old son, Eliah, hiding in fear as a police car drives by.

The Trumbull native posted the eye-opening footage on Instagram:


In the video, you can see Elia shooting hoops before he quickly stops playing when he notices a police cruiser driving up the road.

Elia hides behind the safety of a jeep before getting back to hooping.

For Stacey, his son’s reaction proved shocking. At the same time, it highlighted the reality of what the Black community feels.

This kid has all the opportunity to do/be whatever he wants unlike many kids who look like him because resources aren’t made available.

Why does he feel like he has to hide when he isn’t doing anything wrong?”

As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, Elia’s response about why he hid will send chills through your spine: “Because they killed George Gloyd.”


The video did catch the attention of some prominent celebrities.

LeBron James couldn’t contain his emotions after seeing Elia:

At the end of the day, Elia’s story probably isn’t unique.

That very fact illustrates that much work needs to be done in order to ensure that more children do not grow up in fear of the police.

What is your experience with the police? Do you have any fears about law enforcement?

Tell us more in the comments below.