Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women


“The lack of meaningful accountability for the deaths of unarmed Black men also extended to deaths of unarmed Black women and girls in 2015. Just as the officers who killed Mike Brown and Eric Garner escaped punishment for these homicides, officers who killed Black women and girls were not held accountable for their actions. Joseph Weekley, who killed a sleeping seven-year-old Aiyana StanleyJones, escaped prosecution after a jury failed to convict him in his second trial. Dante Servin, an offduty officer who shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head was cleared by a judge of all charges. Other officers faced no charges whatsoever, such as those who killed Mya Hall, a Black transgender woman.”

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