On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most recent death, what follows are more detailed accounts of many of those included in the Legal Defense Fund's tweets.
Police Kill Black Women All The Time, Too — We Just Don't Hear About It
The murderous white officers are on the police force because of their abusive and desperate need for power and control. DON'T ALLOW THEM TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER!!! Memorial in Brooklyn for recent victims of police violence, Eric Garner and Michael Brown