On April 29, 2017, Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old African American boy was fatally shit by police officer Roy Oliver at a house party in Balch Springs, Texas. Edwards was shot in the back of the head while riding in the front passenger's seat of a vehicle driving away from officers that attempted to stop it. In the car was two of Edward's brothers and two friends. Roy Oliver responded to a 911 call at the address alleging a noise disturbance and underage drinking, but officers found no drugs or alcohol in the home after they arrived. While at the home officers heard gun shots and they, along with partygoers went outside, most to flee from the house. Roy yelled at the car to stop, but one of Edwards' brother testified that he didn't know who was yelling or what was being said. Oliver raised his rifle and shot inside the car, killing Edwards.
On August 24, 2019, Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old African American man suffered from cardiac arrest on his way to the hospital after police officers tackled him onto the ground, placed him into a carotid hold and injected him with ketamine. The Aurora Police Department received a 911 call about a "suspicious person" in a skii mask. McClain was returning home from the convenience store. He had a skii mask on, but according to his sister it was because McClain was anemic and got cold easily. McClain was not armed and had not committed any kind of crime.
On July 28, 2013, Ryan Stokes, a 28-year-old African American unarmed man was fatally shot by Kansas City Police Department officer William Thompson outside of the Power and Light District. Stokes was falsely accused of stealing a drunk white man's cell phone and was chased by officers when Thompson shot Stokes twice in the back, Stokes was not only unarmed, but was also complying with another officer in a parking lot near the Sprint Center
Justice for Stephon Clark
On March 18, 2018, Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American man was fatally shot while in his grandparent's backyard by officers of the Sacramento Police Department who fired at him twenty times. Two officers approached Clark while doing a canvass of the neighbor looking for a man breaking car windows. Clark was given seconds to comply with the officers before he was shot Officers stated that they believed Clark had a gun in his hands, but when Clark's body was examined, evidence showed that it was just his cellphone.
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