Stevie Wonder feels deeply troubled about the state of the nation, which he addressed in a new YouTube video on Wednesday (Sept. 23) as part of his "The Universe Is Watching Us" series.
His seven-minute announcement arrives just hours after a decision made by a grand jury in Kentucky, who indicted one police officer with first-degree wanton endangerment charges that do not address the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed in her Louisville, Ky. home on March 13. No officers were charged for the killing of Taylor specifically.
Louisville city officials announced last Tuesday (Sept. 15) that Taylor's family will receive a $12 million settlement, but the 70-year-old hitmaker believes "no amount of money has ever brought a life back. Ask yourself, 'Why so long for Breonna Taylor?'" Wonder wonders in the clip. "'Why would we accept anyone [to] call a fallen soldier anything less than an ultimate hero?'"