Seattle police fatally shot Charleena Lyles, a black 30-year-old woman pregnant with her fifth child, in front of her children on Sunday. They were responding to a burglary call, reportedly made by Lyles. They fired their weapons after seeing Lyles holding a knife.
On September 11, police in Washington, D.C. shot and killed Terrence Sterling, a 31-year-old unarmed black man. What we know, so far: Sterling was driving a motorcycle around 4 a.m., which police say he was doing “recklessly.” A witness, Kandace Simms, saw police pull in front of the motorcycle in a maneuver she…
On Monday night, 23-year-old Korryn Gaines became the ninth black woman killed by police in the United States this year. According to Baltimore County Police accounts, Gaines was holding a rifle during an hours-long standoff when she said “I’m going to kill you” and shot at them.
The Congressional Caucus for Black Women & Girls, an urgent convening of lawmakers, public figures, and the relatives of black women killed by institutional state violence, is currently underway in Washington, D.C.
Early Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, a transgender woman was jumped by at least five men and fatally shot twice in the back.