On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, a 18-year-old African American man, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was accused of robbing a shop for a pack of cigarillos and shortly after officer Wilson received an alert in his patrol car. Reports claim that after trying to stop Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson for walking in the middle of the street, an altercation occurred resulting in officer Wilson firing his gun as the two men ran in the opposite direction of Wilson and his gun. Darren Wilson continued to fire, hitting unarmed, Michael Brown a total of six times in the head and right arm
On July 17,2014, Eric Garner, 44-year-old African American man, died in a confrontation with New York Police Department's officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner in a choke hold moments before his death. Police had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets of New York City's Staten Island. The confronation was caught on video with Garner stating, "I can't breathe." as Pantaleo continues choking him.
Justice For Tamir Rice
On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy was fatally shot by police officer Timothy Loehmann. A caller reported that male was pointing a pistol at random people at the Cudell Recreation Center, a park in the city of Cleveland's Public Work Department. At the beginning and during the middle of of the call the caller stated "it's probably fake", but this information did not get through to officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. Upon arrival, both officers got out the car with guns drawn, resulting in Rice falling to the ground after being shot by Loehmann. Tamir died the follwoing day from the wounds and later it was confirmed that they "weapon" was in fact a toy gun.
Justice for Philando Castile
On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African American man was fatally shot during a traffic stop by Jeronimo Yanez. Philando Castile and partner Diamond Reynolds were pulled over by Yanez. After being asked for his license, Castile informed the officer he had a licensed firearm in the car to which Yanez repsonded, "Don't pull it out." Several times Castile tried to inform the officer he was not reaching for the firearm, but Yanez shot Castile at close range seven times, hitting him five times. during this entire incident, Diamond Reynolds was recording and posted a live stream on Facebook