Every person on this list is black and was killed by police. (No pics of graphic violence here.) They matter. Their lives matter. And, so do their deaths.
  1. Philando Castile
    Static
    Falcon Heights, MN
  2. Alton Sterling
    Static
    Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Eric Garner
    Static
    New York City
  4. Michael Brown
    Static
    Ferguson, MO
  5. Trayvon Martin
    Static
    Sanford, FL (His murderer George Zimmerman was neighborhood watch.)
  6. Sandra Bland
    Static
    Hempstead, TX
  7. Aiyana Stanley-Jones
    Static
    Detroit, MI
  8. Freddie Gray
    Static
    Baltimore, MD
  9. Tamir Rice
    Static
    Cleveland, OH
  10. Walter Scott
    Static
    Charleston, SC
  11. Oscar Grant
    Static
    Oakland, CA
  12. Eric Harris
    Static
    Tulsa, OK
  13. Jonathan Ferrell
    Static
    Charlotte, NC
  14. Sam DuBose
    Static
    Cincinnati, OH
  15. Dontre Hamilton
    Static
    Milwaukee, WI
  16. John Crawford III
    Static
    Beavercreek, OH
  17. Nicholas Thomas
    Static
    Smyrna, GA
  18. Rekia Boyd
    Static
    Chicago, IL
  19. Justus Howell
    Static
    Zion, IL
  20. Kendrec McDade
    Static
    Pasadena, CA
  21. Tony Robinson
    Static
    Madison, WI
  22. Sean Bell
    Static
    New York City
  23. Kimani Gray
    Static
    New York City
  24. Amadou Diallou
    Static
    New York City
  25. Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.
    Static
    White Plains, NY (An old photo, but he was a senior citizen when he was shot after he accidentally set his Life Alert off.)
  26. This is not a comprehensive list. It's literally what I came up with off the top of my head with an Internet search to confirm.
    There are surely more that I'm forgetting or am unaware of, please suggest them.
  27. POLICE NEED TO STOP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE.
    This is a problem. Systemic, insidious, and backed up by a culture that vilifies the Black community and absolves police of all wrongdoing at the expense of Black lives. It is unacceptable. It is disgusting. It is heartless and inhumane.
  28. I'm not going to forget. And, I hope you don't either. Please join me in doing something about it.
    Research these things and contact your city council to make a difference in your local community: your city's police accountability protocol, citizen oversight, existence of body cameras and policy, etc: (Thanks to Ijeoma Oluo for the list on Twitter: http://twitter.com/IjeomaOluo)
  29. Black Lives Matter, forever and always.
    Keep your "All Lives Matter" to yourself.