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Thursday, August 13, 2015

WHEN WILL WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR NATASHA McKENNA?


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"There have been no marches for her.
Natasha McKenna’s name eased in and out of America’s collective consciousness before it could make an imprint, just like those of Aura Rosser, Tanisha Anderson and so many other African-American women killed by police before her.

But the information that we do know is heartbreaking.
McKenna, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 12 years old, died Feb. 8 after a lieutenant at the Fairfax County, Va., Sheriff’s Department delivered four 50,000-volt shocks with a Taser to restrain her while she was having a psychotic episode in custody on Feb. 3.


~ The Root


http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/05/when_will_we_demand_justice_for_natasha_mckenna.html

The Virginia woman, who suffered from mental illness, joins a list of black women killed by police. Her story, like the others, remains largely unknown.