My Black Matters
So did Trayvon Martin's : Who was shot by neighborhood watch volulnteer George Zimmerman.
So did Michael Brown's : Who was shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
So did Eric Garner's : Who died after being placed in a chokehold by NYPD officers.
So did Sandra Bland's : Pulled over for a routine traffic stop, which escalated by Sandra being physically removed from the vehicle and restrained. She later died in a jail cell under dubious circumstances.
So did David Felix's : A schizophrenic living in a home for the mentally ill, who was said by police to have "involved them in a struggle", in which officers shot him to death.
So did Bettie Jones' : shot in the neck "accidentally" while trying to help a neighbor deal with a domestic disturbance involving his son
So did Tiara Thomas' : A mother of 3
So did Chandra Weaver's : Who was killed by Kansas City, MO police, who crashed their patrol car into the driver's side of her Pontiac
So did Michael Lee Marshall's : A 50 year old mentally ill man, who posed no physical threat when 3 deputies restrained him into unconsciousness at the Denver jail. He died after nine days on life support.
So did Christopher Kimble's : Struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. The cruiser was speeding on its way to a reported car crash.
So did Felix Kumi's : An innocent bystander during a sting operation. He was shot by an undercover NYPD officer while allegedly standing near a suspect.
So did Michael Sabbie's : Police sprayed him with a chemical agent while in jail. He became unresponsive and died soon afterwards.
So did Dontre Hamilton's : Who was fatally shot 14 times by a police officer in a Milwaukee park.
So did Ezell Ford's : A mentally ill man, who was shot 3 times, including once in the back, by a white police officer. He was unarmed.
This black history month we will fight.
We've been fighting.
But we cannot give up.
YOUR BLACK MATTERS!