The email I got from FergusonAction specifically mentioned the deaths of these people within the past year: Michael Brown, Jr., Sandra Bland, Kayla Moore, Yvette Smith, Kajieme Powell, Dontre Hamilton, Taneisha Anderson, and Vonderrit Myers.
I already have posts about Michael Brown, Jr., Sandra Bland, and Vonderrit Myers.
I feel it is important to know what happened to all of them. So I have been doing Internet research, trying to find out about Kayla
Moore, Yvette Smith, Kajieme Powell, Dontre Hamilton, Taneisha
It is sobering what I found.
February 12, African American transgender woman Kayla Moore died while in the custody of Berkeley police (read more huffingtonpost.com)
When looking into the death of Yvette Smith, I found her and Taneisha
Anderson in an article that I use in this post: 15 Black Women Killed During Police Encounters
St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story (huffingtonpost.com), Aug. 2014
Shooting of Dontre Hamilton from wikipedia
No charges for Milwaukee officer who shot man 14 times
Dontre Hamilton Shooting: Fired Milwaukee Cop Won't Get His Job Back
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