Silence on Black Female Victims Weakens Fight Against Police Brutality | Kali Nicole Gross| Huff Post Black Voices

Silence on Black Female Victims Weakens Fight Against Police Brutality | Kali Nicole Gross

For starters, early data indicates black women account for nearly 20 percent of those unarmed blacks killed by officers in the past 15 years. Adding the cases of unarmed black women, women such as Tanisha Anderson, Yvette Smith, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Rekia Boyd, and, the most recent, Natasha McKenna does not detract from crimes against black men, instead it broadcasts the extreme and unacceptable scope of homicidal police violence.

It also raises awareness about other cases that deserve justice, particularly as the trial of Rekia Boyd’s alleged murderer, Dante Servin, is currently underway.

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