One of her murderers, Officer Mary O'Callaghan, was tried and found guilty of assault. She faces a maximum of 3 years in prison.
|ALESIA THOMAS MARY O'CALLAGHAN|
The police arrested her for this.
O'Callaghan was one of the officers that beat and kicked Thomas while handcuffed. Thomas eventually died.
A bigger question for me is this: Why is Alesia Thomas's name missing or scarcely a part of the Black Lives Matter
Why do I keep hearing about black women for the first time when there murderer is either set free or given a slap on the wrist? I keep hearing about these black, unarmed, and then dead women two to three years after their deaths.
Is it that black females don't matter?
Or is it that the mentally ill don't matter?
Or is it that poor, mentally ill, black females don't matter?
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Our next conversation needs to be about how a 911 call for help with a mentally ill person should be routed to paramedics or ambulance rather than the police. Too many black women have been "mishandled" by white police officers who are "untrained" to recognize black people as human.