A List Of Women Killed By Police
In consideration of the senseless deaths of Michael Brown and John Crawford, we’re reflecting on others who were victims of lethal force by law enforcement. The following are 10 black women who lost their lives at the hands of police.
Rekia Boyd Gunned down by an off-duty Chicago police officer
Aiyanna Jones Just 7 years old from Detroit, Michigan, Aiyanna was killed during a mishandled police raid.
Remember their names.
Miriam Carey shot 5 times from behind after speeding away from a White House checkpoint
Yvette Smith shot to death in her home after opening her front door for police officers who were responding to an unconfirmed dispatch
Photo courtesy of Adriana Vela
Pearlie Golden: Officer Stephen Stem, responding to a 911 call, fatally shot 93-year-old Pearlie Golden at her home
Is this what justice looks like?
Tarika Wilson A Lima, Ohio police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old Wilson, and also shot and injured her one-year-old (at the time) son
Shantel Davis: A Brooklyn NYPD detective shot and killed an unarmed Shantel Davis after she ran red lights and crashed a vehicle
What justifies the use of deadly force?
Tyisha Miller: Shot dead by police officers called by family members who could not wake her as she lay unconscious in a car
Kathryn Johnston: At 92 Kathryn died in a barrage of police bullets during a botched raid where they burst into her home based on faulty information.
Gabriella Nevarez Fired on by Sacramento cops during a car chase, Gabby, as called by friends, died on the scene. She had a disagreement with her grandmother and had taken the keys to her car.