Nicholas Heyward was shot and killed by a police officer while playing cops and robbers with his friends in Gowanus. His last words were “We’re playing.”
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a police officer while playing in a Cleveland park. The cop fired less than 2 seconds after arriving on the scene.
Tyre King was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer when they believed he matched the description for a robber in the neighborhood. He was 5ft tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. The robber being investigated had stolen $10.
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot and killed by a police officer when, while investigating a local shooting, they bust into her home without warning and fired within seconds. She was SLEEPING. She was SEVEN YEARS OLD. And the whole thing was getting filmed for a true crime TV show.
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer while walking home. The shooter claimed to act in self defense. Martin was holding a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea.
Cameron Tillman was shot and killed by a police officer while hanging out with his friends in an abandoned house with the owner’s consent. He was alive for at least 45 minutes. The officers offered no medical assistance.
Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by a police officer in the passenger seat of a car while leaving a party. The car was driving AWAY from the cops and the officer fired inside the car under the grounds that the car had backed up towards him “in an aggressive manner.”
Kiwane Carrington was shot and killed by a police officer outside a house in broad daylight while the cop was investigating a suspected break in. Carrington was known to the house’s owner and welcome there.
Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by a police officer while under investigation for slashing a squad car’s tires. He was shot SIXTEEN TIMES while walking AWAY from the officer.
DeAunta Farrow was shot and killed by a police officer while walking in the park. The officer claimed Farrow had a toy gun, while witnesses claimed he was holding a bag of chips.
All children. All unarmed.