Each one of these names was a Black US Citizen murdered by racist police officers.
EMMETT TILL – MEDGAR EVERS – DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR – HENRY SMITH – JOHN CRAWFORD III – MICHAEL BROWN – EZELL FORD – DANTE PARKER – MICHELLE CUSSEAUX – LAQUAN MCDONALD – TANISHA ANDERSON – AKAI GURLEY – TAMIR RICE – RUMAIN BRISBON – JERAME REID – MATTHEW AJIBADE – JAMES N. POWELL JR. – FRANK SMART – NATASHA MCKENNA – TONY ROBINSON – ANTHONY HILL – MYA HALL – PHILLIP WHITE – ERIC HARRIS – WALTER SCOTT – WILLIAM CHAPMAN II – ALEXIA CHRISTIAN – BRENDON GLENN – VICTOR MANUEL LAROSA – JONATHAN SANDERS – FREDDIE CARLOS GRAY JR. – JOSEPH MANN – SALVADO ELLSWOOD – SANDRA BLAND – ALBERT JOSEPH DAVIS – DARRIUS STEWART – BILLY RAY DAVIS – SAMUEL DUBOSE – MICHAEL SABBIE – BRIAN KEITH DAY – CHRISTIAN TAYLOR – TROY ROBINSON – ASSHAMS PHAROAH MANLEY – FELIX KUMI – KEITH HARRISON MCLEOD – JUNIOR PROSPER – LAMONTEZ JONES – PATERSON BROWN – DOMINIC HUTCHINSON – ANTHONY ASHFORD – ALONZO SMITH – TYREE CRAWFORD – INDIA KAGER – LA’VANTE BIGGS – MICHAEL LEE MARSHALL – JAMAR CLARK – RICHARD PERKINS – PHILLIP PANNELL – NATHANIEL HARRIS PICKETT – BENNI LEE TIGNOR – MIGUEL ESPINAL – MICHAEL NOEL – KEVIN MATTHEWS – BETTIE JONES – QUINTONIO LEGRIER – KEITH CHILDRESS JR. – JANET WILSON – RANDY NELSON – ANTRONIE SCOTT – WENDELL CELESTINE – DAVID JOSEPH – CALIN ROQUEMORE – DYZHAWN PERKINS – CHRISTOPHER DAVIS – MARCO LOUD – PETER GAINES – TORREY ROBINSON – DARIUS ROBINSON – KEVIN HICKS – MARY TRUXILLO – DEMARCUS SEMER – AMADOU DIALLO – WILLIE TILLMAN – TERRILL THOMAS – SYLVILLE SMITH – DEMETRIUS DUBOSE – ALTON STERLING – PHILANDO CASTILE – TERENCE CRUTCHER – PAUL O’NEAL – ALTERIA WOODS – BOBBY RUSS – JORDAN EDWARDS – AARON BAILEY – RONELL FOSTER – STEPHON CLARK – COREY CARTER – ANTWON ROSE II – TAYLER ROCK – MALICE GREEN – RAMARLEY GRAHAM – ELIJAH MCCLAIN – AIYANA STANLEY JONES – BOTHAM JEAN – PAMELA TURNER – DOMINIQUE CLAYTON – SEAN BELL – ATATIANA JEFFERSON – JEMEL ROBERSON – JAMES LEE ALEXANDER – RYAN MATTHEW SMITH – DERRICK AMBROSE JR. – ADDIE MAE COLLINS – CAROL DENISE MCNAIR – CAROLE ROBERTSON – CYNTHIA WESLEY – NICHOLAS HEYWARD JR. – CHRISTOPHER WHITFIELD – VICTOR WHITE III – CHRISTOPHER MCCORVEY – TIMOTHY THOMAS – REGINALD DOUCET JR. – DANROY “DJ” HENRY JR. – KARVAS GAMBLE JR. – ERIC REASON – KORRYN GAINES – REKIA BOYD – KIONTE SPENCER – DARIUS TARVER – WAYNE ARNOLD JONES – MANUEL ELLIS – VICTOR DUFFY JR. – KOBE DIMOCK-HEISLER – CLINTON R. ALLEN – TIMOTHY CAUGHMAN – COREY JONES – TYRE KING – ERIC GARNER – MICHAEL LORENZO DEAN – TRAYVON MARTIN – RENISHA MCBRIDE – OSCAR GRANT III – BREONNA TAYLOR – KALIEF BROWDER – DARRIEN HUNT – WILLIAM GREEN – AHMAUD ARBERY – TONY MCDADE – JAMEL FLOYD – GEORGE FLOYD
List sourced from: Babynames.com
Peaceful Protest in my county June 2020
Remember 246 years of Slavery from 1619 – 1865
Remember the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect January of 1863, yet it was not fully enforced until June 1865
Remember 155 years, thereafter, of abominable crimes against the Black Community including: Jim Crow Segregation Laws, Suppressed Voting, Unapologetic Discrimination, KKK Lynchings, Police Murders, Profiling, and Brutality
Remember the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, which destroyed 35 acres of Black Wall Street and claimed at least 300 Black lives
Remember the Selma to Montgomery Marches of 1965
Remember James Thomas Mincey Jr., who died in 1982 by a LAPD chokehold, after being maced, for being stopped for a cracked windshield
Remember Latasha Harlins, who was fatally shot in the back of her head in 1991 by Soon Ja Du, a convenience store owner, who was only convicted of manslaughter and received a sentence of only five years probation; the murder of Latasha Harlins was caught on the store’s security camera
Remember the 1992 LA Riots, incited when LAPD nearly beat and tazed Rodney King to death, all the police officers, who were caught on video, were found “not guilty”
Remember the 2014 Ferguson Riots, incited when a police officer gunned down and murdered Michael Brown, who was unarmed and fatally shot SIX times by police
Remember the 2015 Baltimore Riots, incited when Feddie Gray died from fatal neck injuries, while in police custody for possessing a knife
Remember Sandra Bland, who died at the hands of police officers in a Texas jail cell in July 2015, after being stopped for a minor traffic violation
Remember Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot EIGHT times by police officers March 2020, while in her Louisville, KY home, when police charged into her home late at night with a no-knock warrant, while the actual suspect of the no-knock warrant was already in police custody
Remember George Floyd, who was suffocated to death via knee to his neck by MPD officer May 2020; Floyd was suspected of using a counterfeit 20 dollar bill; we all saw the video and his murders are currently awaiting trail
Remember present day Redlining, which discriminates against the Black community by refusing to offer Black citizens mortgages in certain neighborhoods, thereby continuing unlawful segregation, which, subsequently, denies Black families access to adequately funded school districts
Remember the present day disproportionate incarceration of Black citizens at 5.1 up to 10 x that of White citizens; sourced from The Guardian
Remember we are STILL presently, in the year 2020, protesting against the unlawful, blatant MURDERS of unarmed Black Citizens!
When will enough be enough?
Is this the country we want?
Is this how we want our fellow citizens, our friends, our neighbors treated?
I do not!
So, please vote!
Be the change.
Justice and liberty for ALL!
Equality for ALL!