Racial Killings in US leading to riots & protests from 2020-2022
50 incidents between 2020 & 2022 in US linked to racially motivated killings and protests that ensued thereafter. While systematic racism continues in US, there are coloured-people who have risen to greatest in US. At times we have to wonder if the “racism” is part of a modern divide & rule policy to make communities angry with each other. In some areas where blacks are unfairly treated, ther are other areas where white Americans are equally treated badly.
The reasons associated with these protests and riots were – systematic racism in US against black people associated with police violence.
2 April 2022
- Patrick Lyoya shot in back of head by police officer in Michigan.
- Protestors gathered outside police dept demanding name of police officer involved.
2 Feb 2022-8 Apr 2022
- Protests after Amir Locke shot & killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
- Vigil was held
- On 4 Feb hundreds began protesting.
24 Jan 2022
- Civil rights trial of Kueng, Lane & Thao who was at scene of George Floyd murder
- Protestors surrounded courtroom building
20 Jan 2022 – 20 Jan 2022
- Unarmed Jason Walker shot & killed by police on 8 Jan
4 Jan 2022
- Dolal Idd Protests (30Dec-4Jan2022)
- 23 year old Somali-American shot & killed by Minneapolis police during traffic stop.
- 1st killing by Minneapolis police since murder of George Floyd on 26 May 2021
1 Nov 2021 – 19 Nov 2021
- Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse protests after acquittal
- Riots in Oregon, Los Angeles and Minneapolis
3 Jun 2021 – 3 Nov 2021
- 32 year old black Winston Boogie Smith shot & killed by law enforcement on 3 Jun 2021
- Uptown Minneapolis unrest following killing.
- Vehicle-ramming attack – 1 demonstrator killed / 3 injured
31 May 2021
- Tulsa Race Massacre
- Hundreds of African-American gun owners marched in Oklahoma to mark those murdered in the Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club in Texas
26 May 2021
- Business owner David McAtee shot & killed by 2 policemen on 1 June 2020.
- Almost year later State of Kentucky announces they will not be charged.
- Demonstrators protested
- Brother of slain McAtee also arrested & charged with unlawful assembly
24 Apr 2021
- 42 year Andrew Brown Jr fatally shot in the back of head by police.
20 Apr 2021
- 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant – African girl shot by Columbus police & announced dead in hospital
- Protests started and ended following day
11 Apr 2021-23 Dec 2021
- Protests after 20 year old Daunte Wright is shot & killed during traffic stop by police officer
15 April 2021 – Adam Toledo protests
- 13 year old Mexican American Adam Toledo was shot & killed on 29 Mar 2021 by Chicago Police. Police claimed the boy was holding a gun
1 Feb 2021
- Rochester protests
- 200 protestors march in New York after 9 year old girl was handcuffed & pepper-sprayed by police.
- Video footage of police restraining and scolding the girl
- Protestors ripped away barricades – hundreds took to streeets.
12 Feb 2021
- Manhattan protest becomes violent
- Clashes between protestors and police
- 11 arrested
- 2 police and news reporter injured
7 Mar – 25 Jun 2021
- Trial of Derek Chauvin (George Floyd assailant)
- Thousands protest outside Minneapolis court
- Officials surround building with a concrete barrier, metal fencing and barbed wire
- March 2020
- Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, was fatally shot in her Louiseville Kentucky apartment when 7 police officers forced entry into the apartment as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations. Protests erupted in July when police were not charged.On 3 October 2020 over 400 NFAC members & 200 armed protestors marched in Louisiana seeking justice for Breonna Taylor
16 Mar 2021
- Atlanta Mass Shooting protests in Georgia
- 8 killed – 6 Asian women
- 21 year Robert Aaron Long taken into custody
- Increase in racism against Asian Americans
23 Feb 2020
- 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery (black) was killed by 3 white men & found guilty on 8 May. Protests erupted following video footage of shooting
6 May-Nov 2020
- 19 year old Dreasjon Reed shot & killed by Police officer from Indianapolis
- 19 year old McHale Rose shot & killed by 4 policemen of Indianapolis
- Pregnant 23-year-old Ashlynn Lisby hit & killed by policeman’s vehicle
- Grand jury decides not to indict officer who killed Reed.
- Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced it would not indict the 4 police officers
12 May 2020
- Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) is a black militia movement advocating black liberalism and separatism. They organized the protests in Georgia following murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
25 May 2020 – Murder of George Floyd
- Violence & protests not only in US but across the world.
- It also led to rioting, looting & arson caused $1-2billion in damages.
- 200 US cities had to impose curfew even by early June. By 8 June, 19 deaths related to protests.
- Over 30 States including Washington had to activate the National Guard.
- By end June 14000 were arrested.
5 June 2020-2 Oct 2020
- On 2 June 2020, 22 year old Sean Monterrosa (Latin) was shot & killed (by of his head) by a 18 year old Vallejo Police Department officer https://www.ktvu.com/news/independent-investigation-of-fatal-vallejo-police-shooting-of-sean-monterrosa-concludes
8 June 2020-1Jul2020
- Capitol Hill Occupied Protest – a self-declared autonomous zone to protest murder of George Floyd – on 1 July the autonomous zone/occupied protest was officially cleared by the Seattle Police Dept.
- They distributed free food and medical supplies, planted community gardens, and held film screenings and workshops.”There was a food co-op, as well as a full medics corner with actual doctors from around the city that had volunteered, and had their own ambulance. There were classes, lectures, speakers, poetry, lots of live music, huge works of art…” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53218448
12 June 2020
- Killing of 27 year old Rayshard Brooks
- 8 year old girl shot & killed during protests
- Gunmen took over the Wendy’s parking lot where Brooks died
- officers involved in the shootingcleared of wrongdoing
18 June 2020
- 18 year old professional footballer Salvadorean Andres Guardado shot in the back by Los Angeles Police
- Protests resulted in police tear gas & rubber bullets
16 June 2020
- 24 year old Terron Jammal Boone half brother of Robert Fuller founding hanging in a California park was fatally shot by police
- More than 1,000 people turned out for a protest
10 July 2020
- 20 year old African-American Hakim Littleton shot by police officers in Michigan.
- Protests erupted in Detroit lasting several days
- 8 individuals arrested.
4 August 2020
- Colorado Springs protest by armed & unarmed Black Lives Matter protesters gather to mark 1 year since shooting of De Von Bailey killed by a police officer.
- Protestors returned armed after unarmed protestor was shot
- Multiple incidents of shouting by residents
- August 2020
- Stone Mountain protests by armed neo-confederate demonstrators arriving to protect the Confederate monument “Defend Stone Mountain”
22 August 2020
- Downtown Portland “Back the Blue” Rally sparked violence between right-wing protestors and left-wing protestors. Both sides began attacking each other
23 August 2020
- Kenosha unrest & shooting
- Shooting of black athlete Jacob Blake
- 2 protestors shot & killed
- Kyle Rittenhouse who shot him was not to face gun charges.
26-28 August 2020
- False Rumor Riot in Minneapolis about a suicide of Eddie Sole Jnr – 38 year African-American
- Sole had shot himself in the head.
- Police released CCTV footage of the suicide to stop the unrest
- Vandalism and looting of stores – 76 sites attacked with 4 businesses set on fire. 132 people arrested
29 August 2020
- Trump Caravan
- Pro-Trump protestors arrived in Portland in a convoy.
- Anti-Trump protestors classed – 1 shot & killed
31 August 2020
- Armed cyclist Dijon Kizzee shot & killed in Los Angeles by deputies of Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept.
- Protestors gathered outside state
- The protests escalated by clashes by 6 September with police firing projectiles and tear gas
- 35 arrested
2 September 2020
- Daniel Prude killed by New York police officers following breathing difficulty from police restraint.
- Protests erupted in Rochester
2 September 2020
- 18 year old Deon Kay shot & killed by police officer in Washington D C
13 September 2020
- Richardo Munoz shot & killed by police officer from Pennsylvania
- Tear gas used on protestors
1 Oct 2020
- 25 year old Deja Stallings (pregnant) arrested on 30 Sept 2020 in Kansas, Missori
- Video showed police officer kneeling on back of Deja who was 9 months pregnant.
5 Oct 2020
- 31 year old Jonathan Price killed by police officer in Texas
- Protests in New York, Los Angeles resulted in property damages & vandalism
7 Oct 2020
- 17 year old Alvin Cole shot dead in February 2020
- District Attorney Milwaukee County decided not to press charges.
- Protests led to 28 arrests
22 Oct 2020
- 19 year old Marcellis Stinnette shot dead by police officer in Illinois.
- Protests erupted
26 Oct 2020
- Walter Wallace Jnr killed by Philadelphia police officers,
- Protests led to looting and vandalism
- 30 police injured
- Bricks and debris thrown
- 91 protestors arrested
30 Oct 2020
- Kevin Peterson Jnr shot dead by 3 Clark County deputies near Vancouver.
- Hundreds protested resulting in property damage
- Protest declared an unlawful assembly & dispersal order issued by Police
23 Nov 2020
- Protests after Los Angeles Mayor refused to defunds LAPD
- Protests increased when Mayor was added to President Biden’s cabinet
8 December 2020
- Red House eviction protest to protect a family who had been evited.
- The area was blockaded similar to Capitol Hill Occupied Protest showcasing manner public were creating illegal autonomous areas.
11 Dec 2020
- Casey Goodson shot 5 times for refusing to drop his gun outside his home
11 Dec 2020
- Bennie Edwards a homeless man killed by Oklahoma City police
- Demonstrations held to protest killing
24 December 2020
- Andre Hill protests killed by Colombus police officer on Xmas even.
- Protests against shooting
- 2nd shooting by Colombus police in a month – Case Goodson was first
Shenali D Waduge