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Breonna Shaquelle Taylor

Died: March 13, 2020 Black Lives Matter
On March 13, 2020, in the middle of the night, three Louisville, Kentucky plainclothes policemen stormed into the apartment of Breonna Shaquelle Taylor (1993–2020) and shot her to death, firing eight bullets into the emergency room technician, who had been asleep in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth... Read more...

Ahmaud Arbery

Died: February 23, 2020 Black Lives Matter
On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery (1995–2020) was jogging not far from his mother's home just outside Brunswick, Georgia, when he was chased and run down by a truck and was shot and killed. Several months passed before a video of the killing surfaced on May 5th, resulting in the arrest of two... Read more...

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson

Died: October 12, 2019 Black Lives Matter
On October 12, 2019, a white Fort Worth, Texas police officer, Aaron Dean, shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson (1991–2019) in her mother's home while she was babysitting her 8-year-old nephew and playing video games. A neighbor had called the non-emergency police number, asking... Read more...

Elijah Jovan McClain

Died: August 30, 2019 Black Lives Matter
On August 24, 2019, three Aurora, Colorado police officers—Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt, and Randy Roedema—responding to a 911 call of a suspicious person, confronted twenty-three-year-old Elijah Jovan McClain (1996–2019), who was walking home from a convenience store, where he had purchased... Read more...

Jordan Edwards

Died: April 29, 2017 Black Lives Matter
On April 29, 2017, Officer Roy Oliver of the Balch Springs Police Department in Balch Springs, Texas, shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards (2001–2017) as he was leaving a party with his two brothers and two friends. The boys had been at a private party when somebody told the party goers that... Read more...

Alton Bertrell Sterling

Died: July 5, 2016 Black Lives Matter
On July 5, 2016, Officer Blane Salamoni of the Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Police Department fatally shot and killed 37-year-old Alton Bertrell Sterling (1979–2016) at close range. Alton was selling CDs outside a convenience store (he was known locally as "CD Man"), when he showed his gun to a homeless... Read more...

Sandra Annette Bland

Died: July 13, 2015 Black Lives Matter
Sandra Annette Bland (1987–2015), born in Naperville, Illinois, died by hanging in the Waller County Jail, Hempstead, Texas, on July 13, 2015. Her death was ruled a suicide. She had been arrested three days earlier for refusing to exit her car after a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, pulled her... Read more...

Tamir Elijah Rice

Died: November 23, 2014 Black Lives Matter
On November 23, 2014, a Cleveland, Ohio, police officer, Timothy Loehmann, shot twelve-year-old Tamir Elijah Rice (2002–2014), who was playing with a toy gun in a park outside the Cudell Recreation Center. Tamir died the next day. The police were responding to a 911 call about someone in the park... Read more...

Renisha McBride

Died: November 2, 2013 Just Because They Were Black
On November 2, 2013, a white man, Theodore Wafer, fired a shot from a 12-gauge shotgun through his locked screen door, hitting the face of and killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride , who had knocked on the door of his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home, seeking help after crashing her car. On September... Read more...

Jonathan Ferrell

Died: September 14, 2013 Black Lives Matter
On September 14, 2013, Officer Randall Kerrick of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, North Carolina, shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell (1988–2013). Jonathan, who had been driving as the designated driver for some friends, had wrecked and badly damaged his car. He had forced... Read more...

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