Newswire Editorial Board
No justice, no peace.
As our readers grapple with the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and others, we offer this list as a meditation and memorial.
Journalism has both the capability and responsibility to showcase humanity where it is being drowned out. Newswire has utilized a database of fatal shootings by of unarmed citizens by police officers maintained by the Washington Post to create a space to recognize the loss of these people’s lives in a more accessible form. We have also included information that we could find about each person so that the lives they lead may be remembered alongside their deaths.
This list will be updated at the end of each month through the end of 2020. While not included in the database, we have chosen to include the names of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by two citizens in February, and David Mcatee, who was shot Monday during protests in Louisville. David Henry Jr. was included because he died in an editor’s hometown.
Additionally, Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice did not die within the timeframe the database is focused on but are of particular importance as these children lost their lives while many of Xavier’s students were coming to understand the world around them. We also include Sandra Bland, Michael Brown Jr., Philando Castille, and Eric Garner.
This list may seem long, but it does end. To this day, anti-black racism has known no bounds. This poison is at the heart of why each of these people were killed and affects every single Black life across this nation, including on Xavier’s own campus.
Recently we have seen racism coalesce with brutish censorship as over 100 journalists have been arrested and even attacked by police officers at protests for reporting on these injustices. Knowledge provided by journalists such as these is essential for justice. These actions make a further, perverted mockery of the land of the free.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is offering a biweekly CDI Living Room Zoom meeting beginning Thursday at 3 p.m. as a space for students of any background to process the current civil unrest. Additionally, the Center for Faith and Justice has Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim chaplains, including chaplains of color, available to provide pastoral care to students and can be contacted through the CFJ Staff Directory.
We hope that you are driven to act. Please listen to your fellow Black students and follow activists on social media, including the CDI, if you are looking for ways to advance efforts toward racial justice. When we return to campus, let’s show the incoming first-years what All for One truly means.
If any member of the Xavier community would like a name added to this list, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danroy “D.J.” Henry Jr.was killed in Thornwood, New York on Oct. 17, 2010. He was 20 years old, attended Pace University and was nicknamed “D.J.”
Trayvon Martinwas killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26, 2012 He was a junior in high school.
Eric Garnerwas killed in New York City on July 17, 2014. He had been with his wife for twenty years.
sixth grade and liked art and playing sports.
Artago Damon Howard was killed in Strong, Ark. on Jan. 8, 2015. He was 36 years old.
Thomas Allen was killed in St. Louis, Mo. on Feb. 2, 2015. He was 34 years old
and a father. Thomas was known for his love of cooking and spending time with his family.
Jeremy Lett was killed in Tallahassee, Fla. on Feb. 4, 2015. He was 28 years old. Jeremy had recently become a pastor. He was a well-known gospel musician and skilled with the steel guitar.
Lavall Hall was killed in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Feb. 15, 2015. He was 25 years old. Lavall left behind a wife and 8-year-old daughter.
Charly Leundeu Keunang was killed in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 1, 2015. He was
43 years old. Charly was called by his nick- name “Africa.”
Naeschylus Vinzant was killed in Aurora, Colo. on March 5, 2015. He was 37 years old.
His former wife remembers, “He was a great provider who loved his family and kids.”
Tony Robinsonwas killed in Madison, Wis. on March 6, 2015. He was 19 years old and had recently graduated early from high school. He had planned to attend business school.
Anthony Hillwas killed in Atlanta, Ga. on March 9, 2015. He was 27 years old and a veteran.
Bobby Gross was killed in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. He was 35 years old and
a father of three.
Brandon Jones was killed in Cleveland, Ohio on March 19, 2015. He was 18 years old and his family said he was love- able, soft hearted and could make you laugh.
Eric Harriswas killed in Tulsa, Okla. on April 2, 2015. He was 44 years old. Friends say Eric cared more for others than material things and would happily give his last $5 to someone in need.
old and his brother recalled that the the last time he saw him he was doing the two things he enjoyed most: telling jokes and dancing.
Frank Shephard was killed in Houston, Texas on April 15, 2015. He was 41 years old and a barber.
William Chapman II
years old and father recalled in their last conversation Chapman was going to “get back to him over the cost of a skateboard.”
David Felix was killed in New York City on April 25, 2015. He was 24 years old. David was a “strawberry milkshake enthusiast,” and was known to give his friends surprise makeovers.
and was said to always have a smile on his face.
Kris Jackson was killed in Lake Tahoe, Calif. on June 15, 2015. He was 22 years old.
Spencer McCain was killed in Owen Hills, Md. on June 25, 2015. He was 41 years
old and a father of two.
Victor Emmanuel Larosa IIIwas killed in Jacksonville, Fla. on July 2, 2015. He was 23 years old and a graduate of Englewood High School. He left behind two children and his girlfriend, Jessica Thomas.
Salvado Ellswoodwas killed in Plantation, Fla. on July 12, 2015. He was 36 years old.
Darrius Stewartwas killed in Memphis, Tenn. on July 17, 2015. He was 19 years old. Friends remember him as always being “playful and smiling”.
Albert Joseph Davis was killed in Orlando, Fla. on July 17th, 2015.
Samuel Dubosewas killed in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 19, 2015, father of 13, produced music for local artists and friends.
Christian Taylorwas killed in Arlington, Texas on Aug. 7, 2015.
Asshams PharoahManley was killed in District Heights, Md. on Aug. 14, 2015.
Felix Kumiwas killed in Mount Vernon, N.Y. on Aug. 28, 2015.
India Kagerwas killed in Virginia Beach, Va. on Sept. 5, 2015.
Keith Harrison McLeodwas killed in Reistertown, Md. on Sept. 23, 2015.
Junior Prosperwas killed in Miami, Fla. on Sept. 28, 2015.
Anthony Ashfordwas killed in Point Loma, Calif. on Oct. 28, 2015
Bennie Lee Tignorwas killed in Opelika, Ala. on Oct. 31, 2015.
Jamar Clarkwas killed in Minneapolis, Minn. on Nov. 15, 2015.
Nathaniel Harris Pickettwas killed in Barstow, Calif. on Nov. 20, 2015.
Miguel Espinalwas killed in New York City on Dec. 8, 2015.
Michael Noelwas killed in Breaux Bridge, La. on Dec. 21, 2015.
and a mother of five.
David Josephwas killed in Austin, Texas on Feb. 8, 2016. He was 17 years old. He was the son of Hatian immigrants who moved to the U.S. in the 1990s. His mother stated that “he liked American everything. American music, sports, food.”
Dyzhawn L. Perkins
old and was a star high school football player.
years old, and was nicknamed “Big Friendly” while at school.
Christopher J. Daviswas killed in East Troy, Wis. on Feb. 24, 2016. He was 21 years old and engaged to be married.
Peter Gaineswas killed in Houston, Texas on March 12, 2016. He was 37 years old, and his family described him as sweet-natured.
Kevin Hickswas killed in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 5, 2016. He was 44 years old and was married to his wife for over 20 years.
Jessica Nelson-Williams was killed in San Francisco, Calif. on May 19, 2016. She was
29 years old. She was the mother of five and was pregnant at the time of her death.
Michael Eugene Wilson Jr. was killed in Hallandale Beach, Fla. on May 22, 2016. He
was 27 years old and a father.
Vernell Bing was killed in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 22, 2016. He was 22 years old and
died before meeting his son, who was born two days after he was killed.
Antwun Shumpert was killed in Tupelo, Miss. on June 18, 2016. He was 37 years
old and a father of 5.
Deravis Caine Rogers was killed in Atlanta, Ga. on June 22, 2016. He was 22 years
old and is survived by his parents who continue as activists today.
Dalvin Hollins was killed in Tempe, Ariz. on July 27, 2016. He was 19 years old
and was described as a sweet, joyful young man.
Donnell Thompson was killed in Compton, Calif. on July 28, 2016. He was 27 years old and was described as a “quiet and soft spoken man” by his friend; he was nicknamed “Bo Peep.”
Levonia Riggins was killed in Tampa, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2016. He was 22 years old and was nicknamed “Daddyman” for his caring nature.
40 years old and studied music at a local community college.
Alfred Olango was killed in El Cajon, Calif. on Sept. 27, 2016. He was 38 years
old, a refugee from Uganda and a father.
Christopher Sowell was killed in Philadelphia, Pa. on Sept., 28, 2016. He was
32 years old.
Andrew Depeiza was killed in East Point, Ga. on Nov. 11, 2016. He was 57 years old and a father to a two-year-old and a four-year-old.
JR Williams was killed in Phoenix, Ariz. on Jan. 9, 2017. He was 38 years old.
Darrion Barnhill was killed in Reagan, Tenn. on Jan. 10, 2017. He was 23 years
Nana Adomako was killed in Fremont, Calif. on Feb. 5, 2017. He was 45 years
Cad Robertson was killed in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 8, 2017. He was 25 years old
and a father of two children.
Raynard Burton was killed in Detroit, Mich, on Feb. 13, 2017. He was 19 years
Alteria Woodswas killed in Gifford, Fla. on Feb. 19 2017. She was 21 years old and expecting a child.
Ricco Devante Holden was killed in Converse, La. on May 21, 2017. He was 24
Marc Brandon Davis was killed in Petal, Miss. on June 2, 2017. He was 34 years old
and the father of five children.
David Jones was killed in Philadelphia, Pa. on June 6, 2017. He was 30 years old.
and was a father and volunteer in the community.
Dejuan Guillory was killed in Mahmoud, La. on July 6, 2017. He was 27 years
old and liked to ride ATVs.
Charles David Robinson was killed in Woodville, Ga. on Aug. 25, 2017. He was
47 years old.
Anthony Antonio Ford was killed in Miami, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2017. He was 27
years old and had two children.
Dewboy Lister was killed in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2017. He was 55
years old. Dewboy was a father and grandfather, and he mentored many young men
in his neighborhood.
Calvin Toney was killed in Baton Rouge, LA, on Nov. 13, 2017. He was 24 years
Lawrence Hawkins was killed in Prichard, Ala, on Nov. 18, 2017. He was
56 years old. Lawrence was a handyman with many close friends and family, and he
was known for helping his neighbors.
Keita O’Neil was killed in San Francisco, Calif. on Dec. 1, 2017. He was
42 years old. Keita was his mother’s only child.
Juan Pedro Pierre was killed in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., on Dec. 6, 2017. He was 42 years old. He had five children, and he once ran for political office in Haiti.
Arther McAfee Jr. was killed in Longview, Texas on Jan. 21, 2018. He was 61 years old and he was a veteran.
and a father.
Mario Dantoni Bass was killed in Woodbridge, Va. on Feb. 23, 2018. He was
37 years old and a father of five.
Shermichael Ezeff was killed in East Baton Rouge, La. on March 14, 2018. He
was 31 years old.
Cameron Hall was killed in Casa Grande, Ariz. on March 15, 2018. He was 27
years old. He graduated Sacremento High School in 2013 where he played football.
Danny Thomas was killed in Greenspoint, Texas on March 22, 2018. He was a father of two.
Juan Markee Jones was killed in Danville, Va. on April 18, 2018. He was 25
years old and part of a family of 10.
Marcus-David L. Peters was killed in Richmond, Va. on May 14, 2018. He was 24
Antwan Rosewas killed in Pittsburgh, Pa. on June 6, 2018. He was 17 years old and an Honor Roll student, taking AP courses to prepare for college.
Tony Green was killed in Kingsland, Ga. on June 21, 2018. He was 33 years old
and a father of three.
Rashaun Washington was killed in Vineland, N.J. on July 16 2018. He was 37
years old and a father of two.
Cynthia Fields was killed in Savannah, Ga., on July 28, 2018. She was 62 years old and a great-grandmother.
James Leatherwood was killed in Hollywood, Fla. on Sept. 5, 2018. He was
23 years old.
Charles Roundtree was killed in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 18 2018. He
was 18 years old and liked to play video games with his cousin.
Danny Washington was killed in Franklin Township, Pa. on Dec. 18, 2018. He was 27 years old and a father.
Gregory Griffin was killed in Newark, N.J. on Jan. 28, 2019. He was
46 years old and went by the name “G”.
Marcus McVae was killed in Boerne, Texas on April 11, 2019. He was 34 years old.
Isaiah Lewis was killed in Edmond, Okla. on April 29, 2019. He was 17 years old and would have graduated high school one month later.
Ryan Twyman was killed in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 6, 2019. He was 24 years old .
Antwun Shumpert was killed in Tupelo, Miss. on June 18, 2019. He was 37 years old and a father of 5.
Josef Richardson was killed in Port Allen, La. on July 25, 2019. He was 38 years old and a father of four.
28-years-old and was a graduate student at Xavier University of Lousiana.
Michael Lorenzo Deanwas killed in Temple, Texas on Dec. 2, 2019. He was 28 years old and a father of three.
William Howard Green was killed in Temple Hills, Md. on January 27, 2020. He was 43 years old.
Donnie Sanders was killed in Kansas City, Mo. on March 12 2020. He was 47 years old.
old and worked as an emergency medical technician during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dreasjon Reed was killed in Indianapolis, Ind. on May 6, 2020. He was 21 years old and had served in the Air Force.
Tony McDadewas killed on May, 27 2020 in Tallahassee Fla.
David Mcatee was killed in Louisville, Ky. on June 1, 2020. He owned a beloved
BBQ joint that was a popular outdoor eatery for the community and provided food to both police and protestors at protests.
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