The unlawful killing of George Floyd in America has brought once again to the fore the level of injustice, discrimination and racial killings many blacks encounter in the varying communities and society as a whole.
The Black Lives Matter movement of international activists, originating in the African-American community, ensures that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people are reported, highlighted and condemned globally.
The facts according to US Police Violence indicates that Black people counted for 24% of those killed by police in 2019, despite being only 13% of the population.
Black people are 3x more likely to be killed by a police officer than a white person and 1.3x more likely to be killed while unarmed compared to white people.
We highlight the 26 most horrifically shocking racist killing in America.
TRAYVON MARTIN: Walking home with iced tea and Skittles. Shot by George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty.
KEITH SCOTT: Sitting in car, reading. Shot by police officer, who was not charged.
ATATIANA JEFFERSON: Looking out her window, shot by police officer, who is still under indictment for murder.
JONATHAN FERRELL: Asking for help after auto accident. Shot twelve times by police, case ended in mistrial.
JORDAN EDWARDS: Riding in a car. Shot in the back of the head by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.
STEPHON CLARK: Holdng a cel phone. Shot 8 times, 6 in the back. Officers not charged.
AMADOU DIALLO: While taking out wallet, officers fired 41 shots by four officers, who were all acquitted.
RENISHA MCBRIDE: Auto accident, knocked on door for help. Homeowner was found guilty of second-degree murder.
TAMIR RICE: Playing with toy gun, shot by police officer arriving on scene. Officer was not charged.
SEAN BELL: Hosting a bachelor party, 50 rounds fired by police officers, who were found not guilty of charges.
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WALTER SCOTT: Pulled over for brake light, shot in the back by police officer, who pleaded guilty to civil rights violations.
PHILANDO CASTILE: Pulled over in car, told officer he had a legally registered weapon in car. Officer acquitted of all charges.
AIYANA JONES: Sleeping, accidentally shot by officer in a raid on wrong apartment. Officer cleared of all charges.
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TERRENCE CRUTCHER: Disabled vehicle, shot by police officer, who was found not guilty of manslaughter.
ALTON STERLING: Selling CDs, shot at close range while being arrested. No charges filed.
FREDDIE GRAY: Beaten to death by officers while being transported in police van. All officers involved were acquitted.
JOHN CRAWFORD: Shopping at WalMart, holding a BB gun on sale, police officer was not charged.
MICHAEL BROWN: Shot by twelve times by officer, including in the back. No charges filed.
JORDAN DAVIS: Killed because he was playing loud music. Shooter found guilty of first-degree murder.
SANDRA BLAND: Pulled over for traffic ticket, tasered and arrested. Suspicious “suicide” while in jail. No charges.
BOTHAM JEAN: Shot at home, which police officer mistook for her own. Officer found guilty of murder.
OSCAR GRANT:Handcuffed and face-down, officer shot him in the back. Officer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
COREY JONES: Waiting by his disabled vehicle, was shot three times by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.
AHMAUD AUBREY: Jogging, shot by two men who claimed they suspected him of burglaries. Both men charged with murder and aggravated assault.
BREONNA TAYLOR: She was shot 8 times in her own home by cops on a “no knock” warrant at the wrong address.
GEORGE FLOYD (Handcuffed and face-down, officer kneeled on his neck until he died.)Photo Credit: Getty