Too Many Names: For Trayvon Martin and Other Victims of the System

I have been sitting in my room figuring out what to say about the Trayvon Martin verdict. I am still at a loss and this probably won’t be the last time I address this issue this week but I feel like I just have to put something out there. I decided to pay tribute to Trayvon and countless other black bodies that have been swallowed by this legal system. Remember these names and remember their faces.

Michael Brown

His story.

More.

Eric Garner

His story.

John Crawford

His story.

Aiyana Stanley

Her story.

Amadou Diallo

His story.

Corey Brown

His story.

DeAunta Terrel Farrow

His story.

Derrick Jones

His story.

Emmett Till

His story.

Guy Jarreau Jr.

His story.

Jimmell Cannon

His story.

Kiwane Carrington

His story.

Orlando Barlow

His story.

Oscar Grant

His story. There is also a movie based on Grant’s life.

Ousmane Zongo

His story.

Patrick Dorismond

His story.

Ramarley Graham

His story.

Reginald Doucet

His story.

Rekia Boyd

Her story.

Ronald Madison

His story.

Sean Bell

His story.

Steven Eugene Washington

His story.

Tarika Wilson

Her story.

Travares McGill

His story.

Victor Steen

His story.

Wendell Allen

His story.

Troy Davis

His story.

The Root also has a list of other people that have been victimized by this system.

If either of these lists missed some people, feel free to mention them in the comments.

P.S. Shouts to The Realchet for gathering these names and inspiring this blog post.

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5 thoughts on “Too Many Names: For Trayvon Martin and Other Victims of the System

  1. Jeff Winbush says:

    It didn’t begin with Trayvon and it damn sure won’t end with Trayvon. We are in the crosshairs and the legal system will not protect us, will not save us and will not avenge us. We must do for ourselves what America clearly will not. Save ourselves.

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