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Say Their Names – 26 Black Unarmed Men Shot By Police In 2015

We’ve seen people of other races commit mass murders, police assaults etc and still manage to make it to court. Don’t our black men deserve the same?

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As the  year is coming to an end  the country is  ablaze with protests, rally’s and the repeated chant of slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice No Peace.”  Police officers are being charged and tried for the deaths of the very people they are there to protect.  The nation is  at unrest. We’re being told to watch out  for  foreign terrorists but to  some communities, the threat of a closer danger is focused on more. It  seems in the world we live in today black males are being picked off by police  more and more. In fact according to the government database of police involved homicides unarmed black people more than twice as likely to be killed by police than white people. That  number is striking when you take into fact that black people only make up 13.2% of the  American population.


According to The Guardian, to date 1063 people have been killed by the police in 2015. While there have been over 30 police homicides of  black unarmed men in 2015 there are even more I discovered during My research where the status of  if they were armed or not is  still unknown.

There are a few named that we all know as black unarmed men killed by police officers like Freddie Gray, Jamar Clark and Walter Scott but there so many more. Below  are 23  black, unarmed men who were shot  by the police  in 2015. Remember their names too.

Naeschylus Vizant age 38 Aurora, Colorado March 2015

Tony Robinson – age 19 Madison, Wisconsin March 2015

Samuel DuBose – age 43 Cincinnati, Ohio July 2015

Christian Taylor – age 19 Arlington, Texas August 2015

Eric Harris age 44 Tulsa, Oklahoma April 2015

Walter Scott age 50 North Charleston, South Carolina April 2015

Anthony Hill age 27 Chamblee, Georgia March 2015

Jeremy Lett – age 28 Florida February 2015

Lavell Hall –  age 25  Miami Gardens, Florida  April 2015

Frank Shepard age 41 Houston, Texas April 2015

Kris Jackson age 22 South Lake Tahoe, California June 2015

Spencer McCain age 41 Owings Mills, Maryland June 2015

Jamar Clark age 24 Minneapolis, Minnesota November 2015

Nathaniel Pickett age 29 Barstow, California November 2015

Keith Harrison McLeod age 19 Reisterstown, Maryland September 2015

Felix Kumi age 61  Mount Vernon,  New York August 2015

Albert Joseph Davis age 23 Orlando, Florida July 2015

Brendon Glenn age 29 Venice, California May 2015

These names are  just a few among those who  died  at the hands of  police officers  this  year. They may not all have  been  boy scouts  but they were not an immediate threat to a police officer either. We have  seen  people of other races commit  mass murders, police assaults and killings and still manage to make it to court. Don’t our  black men deserve the same?

Thinker, Avid Reader, Couch Potato. Sapphire Hill is a writer from Baltimore Maryland who loves to delve deeper into the whys of everything. Staff writer for 86 Blvd and Badd Magazine. Blogger and talent promoter for Sapphire Spotlight On Talent.

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