Kim Kardashian took to social media to request the temporary prison release of Eli Torres, the father of one of the victims of the Uvalde shooting to say his last goodbye to his daughter.
Being a celebrity comes with many perks including the power to influence and that’s what Kim is doing exactly. On June 2, Kim reached out to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to petition for the temporary release of Eli Torres, the father of one of the 19 students who were killed during the school mass shooting in Uvalde Texas on the morning of May 24.
Kim posted on her Instagram Stories a photo of the victim and wrote: “This is Eliahana “Ellie” Cruz Torres, 10 years old and one of the 19 victims of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas”. She also adds that the family is desperately hoping that Ellie’s father who is incarcerated for a non-violent drug offense will be granted temporary release so that he can attend his daughter’s funeral. She also tagged the Bureau of Prisons on her post that pleaded for his release.
Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott took to Twitter that the Federal Bureau of Prison has denied Eli, 45 the request to allow him to attend his daughter’s funeral. Eli is currently locked up in Pine Knot, Kentucky, and is not scheduled for release until 2033.
Scott has addressed a letter to President Joe Biden and Kentucky Governor Andy Beasher. In the letter, Scott wrote that Eli was only one week away from having physical contact with his daughter before the shooting took place.
Back on May 25, Kardashian addressed the tragedy at Robb Elementary school that left 19 children and two teachers dead. She expressed her thoughts on Twitter about the tragedy that happened at Robb Elementary School on May 25 where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed.
She tweeted, “I find myself heartbroken, disgusted and furious about how little has been done by law makers to enact gun laws that protect our children. We can’t accept it. We can’t have another five years go by without effective, impactful laws put in place to protect our kids. We are parents, we are mothers, we are begging and pleading for action.”
The SKIMS founder also added that they should urge their leaders to come together, put politics aside and put children first. Kim, a celebrity and an aspiring lawyer used her platform to fight injustices that are happening in America.