New mom Kerry Washington has been "rattled" to her core by the latest fatal police shooting involving an unarmed black woman in New York.
The Scandal star has been quiet on social media since welcoming her second child, a son named Caleb, with husband Nnamdi Asomugha earlier this month (Oct16), but on Saturday (22Oct16), she returned to Twitter to share some concerns with fans.
Kerry marked her Twitter comeback by first thanking her followers for their sweet messages in the wake of her baby's arrival.
"It's a quiet Saturday afternoon. So, a few things I wanna get off my chest," she began. "I saw all your very kind & thoughtful congratulatory tweets. So yeah we thank you."
She then got serious as she expressed her sadness at the death of Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old Bronx resident suffering with mental illness, who was killed by a cop outside her apartment last week (18Oct16).
An emotional Kerry, who was born in the Bronx, admitted the tragedy hit very close to home: "Also the loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core. Not only becuz (sic) of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter (sic). But also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/ (with) people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches."
Kerry has been among the celebrity activists showing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement in recent years following a spate of U.S. police shootings involving unarmed African-Americans.