I’m late to this one, I know. I’m sorry.
Seattle police officers shot and killed a woman at her apartment Sunday morning in front of “several children” when the woman, who relatives said was pregnant, “confronted” them with a knife, according to a statement from authorities.
The Seattle Times reported that the 30-year-old woman had called police to report a possible burglary.
At a vigil Sunday night, family identified the woman as Charleena Lyles, according to the Times, and relatives said she had a history of mental health struggles. She was several months pregnant, her family said, and too “tiny” for officers to have felt threatened by her — even if she had a knife.
We keep thinking this fight is over, but it isn’t. It keeps on going.
And so I will keep shouting it: Black Lives Matter
And I will continue to shout it until our country acknowledges and believes it.