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As the mainstream media provided minute to minute coverage in the cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, Black women and young girls were also falling victim to police brutality. Counter Current News points out the discrepancy.

The mainstream, corporate media has overlooked a number of very important cases of police shooting unarmed civilians. Whether coincidence or not, it would seem that many of them have something very obvious in common: they are all African American women.

One of the most egregious offenses is that of Officer Joseph Weekley’s fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, but to date, this case, like the others we will discuss here, have received virtually no mainstream media attention.

The charges against the cop who killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones  were dropped. They also reference the case of Tanisha Anderson, an Ohio woman who died after having her head shoved to the ground by cops who were supposed to be taking her to be evaluated. The case was ruled a homicide, but no charges have been filed against the cops.

In the last case, Sheneque Proctor, an 18-year old Alabama woman, who was found dead in a jail cell after having complained about her asthma. Police have refused to release any information on her death.



7 Responses

  1. Nick Walsh

    How about you present some data to illustrate? How many were killed last year? 4? 20? We live in a nation with 315,000,000 people…

  2. Ron Bailey

    The victims: overwhelmingly male, heavily young, disproportionately black
    The justifiable homicide victims of 2012 were overwhelmingly male — the FBI’s records included 11 women and 415 men. They were also, as are most people that interact with the criminal justice system, disproportionately black. Black Americans make up 13 percent of the US population, but the FBI’s data shows that 32 percent of the felons killed by officers in 2012 where black. Fifty-two percent were white, and 12 percent were Hispanic.


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