Raynetta Turner, Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman, Joyce Curnell, Ralkina Jones …. Since mid-July. All black women, detained in jail. See a pattern? #IfIDieWhileInCustody ….. 😒
The logical response would be: Further study is needed to determine a pattern here. My response is: How many more women of color have died in police custody that we don’t know about?
On Monday morning, police in Mount Vernon, New York discovered a 44-year-old woman dead in her cell. She is the fifth black woman, at least, to die behind bars this month.
According to Mayor Earnest Davis, Raynetta Turner was arrested and locked in a holding cell Saturday afternoon on shoplifting charges. Some time after her arrest, Turner informed Westchester County police that she had numerous medical problems, and was eventually brought to Montefiore-Mount Vernon Hospital Sunday evening. She returned to the holding cell briefly that night, before she was taken for fingerprinting at 2 a.m. She was found dead 12 hours later.
The mayor has since explained that Turner’s medical history…
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