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#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
#BREONATAYLOR, 26 —Shot 8 times after plain clothed police kicked in her door in the middle of the night to execute a warrant for a man who lived 10 miles away, who had already been arrested & was in custody.

No one charged. State and FBI still currently investigating.
L—#TRAYVONMARTAN, 17 —Walking home in a hoodie with Skittles. Pursued, beaten & shot by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted.

R—#TAMIRRICE, 12 —Playing with a toy gun, shot within one second of police officer arriving on scene.
Police officer was not charged.
#MICHAELBROWN, 18 —Shot 6 times by Ferguson police officer, 4 times in pursuit, 2 wounds “undetermined trajectory.”
Multiple witnesses said Brown, who had already been shot, was raising his hands & said “don’t shoot” then turned to run when he was fatally shot.

No charges.
#FREDDIEGRAY, 25 —Beaten into a coma by 5 officers while while being transported in police van. Died of spinal cord injury from being beaten to death.

3 officers - acquitted
1 officer - charges dropped
1 officer - No charges
#ERICGARNER, 43 —Accused of selling cigarettes without tax stamp. Officer slammed him into a window, then put him in a chokehold, out hind down on the sidewalk, while Garner said over and over, “I can’t breathe.”

Cause of death: asphyxiation.

Officer was fired, never charged.
#JONATHANFERRELL, 24—Asking for help after auto accident.

The home resident whose door he knocked on called police.

Police immediately tasered him upon arriving on the scene as he asked for help, missed, then he was fatally shot 12 times by one officer.

Case ended in mistrial.
#KEITHSCOTT, 43 —Sitting in his car at his home, reading. Police officers onsite to search for an unrelated man w/an outstanding warrant.
When officers demanded he exit his car, he was fatally shot by a police officer, who said he had a gun in his hand—It was a book.

No charges.
#BOTHAMJEAN, 26 —Shot in his home; police officer claimed she mistook it as her own.
Officer found guilty of murder.

#JORDANEDWARDS, 15 —Riding in a car. Shot in the back of the head while riding as a passenger in a vehicle by LEO.
Found guilty of murder, sentenced to 15 years.
#ATATIANAJEFFERSON, 28 —Looking out her window.

Neighbor called police claiming her apartment door was open. She was fatally shot at close range by a police officer through the window she was looking out of.

Officer still under indictment for murder.
#STEPHONCLARK, 23 —Holding a cell phone in his hand in his grandmother’s backyard. Shot 8 times, 6 shots in the back.

Officers not charged.

#AIYANAJONES, 7 —“Accidentally” shot while sleeping by officer in a raid on the wrong apartment.

Officer cleared of all charges.
#AMADOUDIALLO, 23 — He was mistaken as a rape suspect, shot while taking out his wallet.

Sponsored by family members, he was an immigrant escaping violence from his country of origin, had applied for legal asylum.

4 plain clothed police officers fired 41 rounds.

All acquitted.
#SANDRABLAND, 28 —Pulled over for minor traffic violation, tasered/arrested.

Despite 3 videos of evidence–

LEO only indicted on perjury, dropped for his ending LE career.

Suspicious “suicide” in jail same day of arrest. Sheriff/staff not indicted for felonies in Bland's death.
#RENISHAMCBRIDE, 19 —Auto accident, knocked on door for help.

Homeowner opened his front door & fired a shotgun blast through a screen door, fatally hitting McBride in her head.

He was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder & possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
#SEANBELL, 23 —At his bachelor party, day before his wedding.
Bell & 2 of friends(who survived)were shot.
50 rounds fired by 4 plain clothed officers who failed to identify themselves.

1 officer fired 31 times, emptied 2 magazines, even paused to reload.

All were acquitted.
#PHILANDROCASTILE, 32 —Pulled over for a minor traffic violation w/ his girlfriend & his 4 year old daughter.
Told officer he had a legally registered gun in car. Officer shot him at close range 7 times, hitting him 5 times, with 3 hits piercing his heart.

Aquitted—all charges.
#JOHNCRAWFORD, 22 —Shopping at WalMart, shot for holding unpackaged BB gun on sale in store. A customer called 911, claimed Crawford was pointing a BB gun at people. Security footage determined this was false.

No charges on the officer who shot him for holding an unopened box.
#JORDANDAVIS, 17—Son of Lucy McBath—Murdered for playing loud music in his car.
Shooter found guilty of 1st-degree murder, 3 counts of 2nd-degree & firing into an occupied vehicle

#ALTONSTERLING, 37 —Selling CDs, shot at close range being arrested.

No Fed or state charges filed
#TERENCECRUTCHER, 40 —Disabled vehicle blocking traffic billowing smoke, fearful it would “blow-up” & standing outside waiting for help.
Police chatter recorded: “That looks like a bad dude, could be on something”
He was tased, shot by police officer.

Acquitted of manslaughter.
#WALTERSCOTT, 43 —Pulled over for brake light, shot in the back by police officer.
Charged w/murder only after video surfaced that showed him shooting Scott from behind while he was fleeing; contradicted police report.

Pleaded guilty to civil rights violations, 20 year sentence.
#COREYJONES, 31 —on phone with roadside assistance, by his disabled vehicle.
Shot 3x by plainclothes officer in unmarked white van, who falsely claimed he IDd himself as a police officer & shot Jones in self-defense; disproved by audio recording.
Guilty of manslaughter–25 years.
#EMMETTTILL, 14 —Lynched after accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store, who later admitted she lied.
His mother had an open casket to expose the atrocities.

All acquitted in <1 hour.


So many more names…

If you as a White person would like to be treated the way Black people are in this society, stand…No one’s standing. That says very plainly you know what’s happening”—Jane Elliot

This is systemic racism—It’s why #BlackLivesMatter exists


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