Did you know these facts?
*Unarmed black people are killed 5x the rate of white.
*1 in 3 black people killed by police were identified as unarmed.
*Young black men killed by US police are at its highest rate in years (1,134).
*Only 10 of the 102 cases of unarmed blacks killed by police in 2015 resulted in an arrest.
Here is a list of the most publicized cases of unarmed black people killed by US police in the last 18 months.
Name, death year, age (State / Cause of death)
1). MICHAEL BROWN JR, 2014, 18 (MISSOURI / GUNSHOT)
2). ERIC GARNER, 2014, 43 (NYC / CHOKE HOLD)
3). DONTRE HAMILTON, 2014, 31 (MILWAUKEE / GUNSHOT)
4. JOHN CRAWFORD III, 2014, 22 (OHIO / GUNSHOT)
5). EZELL FORD, 2014, 25 (CALIFORNIA / GUNSHOT
6). DANTE PARKER, 2014, 36 (CALIFORINIA / TASER)
7). TANISHA ANDERSON, 2014, 37 (OHIO / HEAD SLAMMED ON PAVEMENT BY POLICE)
8). AKIA GURLEY, 2014, 28 (NYC / GUNSHOT – BKLYN STAIRCASE)
9). TAMIR RICE, 2014, 12 (OHIO / GUNSHOT – MISTOOK TOY GUN)
10). RUMAIN BRISBON, 2014, 34 (ARIZONA / GUNSHOT - MISTOOK PILL BOTTLE)
11). JERMAINE REID, 2014, 36 (NEW JERSY / GUNSHOT)
12). TONY ROBINSON, 2015, 19 (WINSONSIN / GUNSHOT)
13). PHILLIP WHITE, 2015, 32 (NEW JERSEY / DEATH UNKNOWN WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY)
14). ERIC HARRIS, 2015, 44 (OKLAHOMA / GUNSHOT
15). WALTER SCOTT, 2015, 50 (SOUTH CAROLINA / GUNSHOT)
16). FREEDY GRAY, 2015, 25 (BALTIMORE / DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY FROM A SPINAL CORD INJURY)
17). AMADOU DIALLO, 1999, 22 (NEW YORK / GUNSHOT X 44)
18). SEAN BELL, 2006, (NEW YORK / GUNSHOT X 50 ON WEDDING DAY)
19). TRAYVON MARTIN, 2012, 17 (FLORIDA / GUNSHOT BY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER)
Here it is, a complete run down of police brutality, racism and corruption that has only gotten worse throughout the years. This is about living amongst a community you can rely on to keep you safe. These lives mattered and little has been done to prevent it from continuing and it must stop. Our Government needs to face up to this and act to make things right. We should not be afraid to let our children go out and we should not fear that they would be gunned down and murdered with no true justice prevailing. ~Susan B. Anna