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Reasons Black people have been murdered in 21st century America:

Praying, biking, driving, running, lying down, holding skittles, breathing, being home.

And while we're contemplating the injustice of #AtatianaJefferson's killing, think of #OscarGrant, shot in the back as he lay face down.

#PhilandoCastile, shot to death inside his car for NO reason.

Or #TamirRice, gunned down for holding a toy, which I describe in my book...
Think of #SandraBland, #EricGarner, #BothamJean.

Think of being Black and living in a nation where you're safe NOWHERE. Not at home. Not in church. Not on the street.

And where law enforcement can gun you down without consequences.

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Botham Jean was eating ice cream in his apartment

Atatiana Jefferson was playing with her nephew in her house.

But all police saw was their blackness and that was threatening enough.

Police has never and will never mean safety for black people.
Somewhere in America, there is a Trump voter who will claim he’s being unjustly targeted by the justice system

but they won’t extend that same courtesy to #AtatianaJefferson who was assassinated in her home by police. #SayHerName
Democratic candidates should be thoughtful/smart enough during tomorrow’s debate to address the murder of #AtatianaJefferson

If campaign agendas 4 black ppl don’t address the systematic ways this country is killing & oppressing us, you’re not the candidate 4 me. #Election2020
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Killing unarmed black women screaming "I'm pregnant," isn't enough. Now they just show up at your window.

A white Texas police officer shot & killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home while she was playing video games with her nephew. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The cop was responding to a call for an “open structure” in Forth Worth at about 2:30 a.m. when he saw someone inside the home, standing near a window.

The officer, who was looking stupid in the backyard, then pulled out his gun, despite the fact that there was no threat.
“Put your hands up. Show me your hands!” the officer can be heard yelling in bodycam footage before firing through the window.

The resident, later identified as #AtatianaJefferson, 28 — was killed in the 3-second gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
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Police killed a pregnant woman in Texas who was walking to her house on a claim of outstanding warrants. One guess as to her race.

Her name was Pamela Shantay Turner. #sayhername…
I just want to make something clear: whether or not she followed instructions, was actually pregnant or reached for his taser, she did not deserve to be murdered.
If cops can bring in a white supremacist mass shooter without killing him (see Parkland and many others), they can avoid shooting a woman screaming she is pregnant who they’re arresting on outstanding obviously non-violent warrants.
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I wrote about the death of #SandraBland when it happened. There were myriad questions. We heard the cop say he would light her up--it was on the initial video. Now we know more.

What Killed Sandra Bland?…
Over and over and over again we see that in the extrajudicial killings of black people, the police narrative is not what happened. The list is so long. #SandraBland is one more who did not have to die.
#SandraBland's death stayed with me. We saw her alive in that original video. We heard her and the police officer. And then she was dead--for want of cash bail, btw. Which is part of her story as well--she could be alive now, despite her (false) arrest.…
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Most of you don’t know who she is but she’s important. Her name is Latasha Harlins. In 1991, at the ripe age of 15, Latasha went to her local Korean owned food mart and never made it out. The store owner’s wife, Soon Ja Du, mistook her for trying to steal a bottle of orange juice
and a minor struggle ensued. Du grabbed Latasha and ended up getting pushed to the ground. Du then went and got her gun and pointed it at Latasha. Latasha bends down, picks up the orange juice, and places it on the counter. As Latasha had walked away to leave the store, Du shot
Latasha in the back of the head at a 3 foot distance, killing her immediately. Du tried to claim self defense, but there were 2 eyewitnesses and the store’s security camera showed otherwise. The jury convicted Du and advised the judge to go with the maximum sentence of 16 years.
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#MalaysiaGoodson carried a stroller and her 1 y.o. daughter down the steps of NYC’s subway and died after tumbling down a flight of stairs at Seventh Avenue station.

Her daughter survived the fall. Ms. Goodson did not.
@MTA loves to remind you of all the ways you can inconvenience other commuters or the amount of work they have to do, picking up after a city that “doesn’t respect” their trains. I wonder how many campaigns correlate with the death trap that is their subway system.
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I don't know if people truly understand the weight and importance of the words: women don't belong to you.
It isn't just phrased that way for impact. It is a call to action and those actions require a lot of work and the dismantling of social structures and behaviors.
Dr. Tamara O’Neal was killed by her ex because men still think that women belong to them and that rejecting them, should end with death.
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White women kneeling during the anthem to protest “rape culture” is highjacking a movement you took no risks for. You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, don’t co opt & make it about your victimization. That’s white supremacy in the name of feminism.
I can’t help but ask where liberal white women were when we were seeking justice for...


...and so many other Black women. You don’t even know their names.

One more thing, when are y’all going to deal with your Barbecue Becky’s & Permit Patty’s randomly calling cops on Black people for no reason?

White women participate in our oppression, yet try to appropriate the language & movements associated with it.…
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Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018.

Her killer stole her purse and mobile phone. He was detained after the police reviewed CCTV footage of her murder. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR… Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
"Pierce said her son told her, 'I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl.'"

Jamel was just 9. We can't know whether they'd eventually identify as #trans, but that quote suggests they might have. #SayTheirName #TDoR

Jamel Pierce died by suicide on 23 Aug 2018 just 4 days after coming out at school. in Denver, Colorado (USA).

They were just 9, and it seems that they may well have been #trans. We have no way of knowing. #SayTheirName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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NOW: #JusticeForNia Rally at MacArthur BART #niawilson
h/t @APTPaction @CRCPOCC
“We gotta talk about Black girls, and Black women, and Black babies.” - @CatsCommentary
Cat speaks on violence towards Black girls in #Oakland
“Black women are matriarchs of society. Id we are not taking care of black women, we are not taking caring for society.” - @CatsCommentary #justicefornia
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In 2015, Sandra Bland died in police custody at the Waller County, TX jail following her arrest during a traffic stop. Our thoughts are with her family. #OTD
Bland was on a "road trip to start a new job" when she was stopped by a police officer for not using a turn signal. She was found dead in her jail cell 3 days later. Officials alleged she committed suicide, but her family asserts she wasn't depressed.…
The former officer involved in her arrest was charged with perjury for making a false statement about the arrest. The charges were dropped after he agreed to surrender his law enforcement license and never work as an officer again.…
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Ok, so here we are.

The body cam footage clears #OfficerHubbard of all wrong doing in this case. Based on what we see in the video #SheritaColeDixon was not telling the truth about her arrest.

Her attorney has issued a statement.
But we have to talk...
Before you all ask here is the footage:

I want to say a few things before the onslaught of “SEE THEY ALL LIE!!” starts pouring in. Yes, this is awful and the officer deserves and apology. I am definitely sorry for harm it’s caused him and his family.
But also, we’re not just proactive based on nothing.
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A. G. Silva owned a beauty salon. She was stabbed on 13 Mar 2018 at her home in Barra do Garças, Brazil. She was 44.

Her ex-boyfriend and two other people have been arrested. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
J. Oliveira da Silva was shot in the head by an assailant on a motorcycle in the Santa Clara neighbourhood of Vila Velha (Brazil) on 16 Mar 2018. She was 28. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR……
There's a photo of her on Facebook at…. Rest in power, J.
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