Episode
July 28, 2015

In fight against police brutality, activists urge public to #SayHerName

Campaign asks why more people aren't rallying for the lives of African American women.
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In the US, are black women left out of the conversation on police brutality? Less heard of are cases like those of Rekia Boyd, Yvette Smith and Tanisha Anderson - all unarmed black women killed by police. Adding to the list is the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland - a black woman stopped for a traffic violation and later found dead in her jail cell of apparent suicide. We'll hear more about their cases at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

LaDoris Hazzard Cordell @judgecordell
Former Police Auditor & Judge

Kimberlé Crenshaw @sandylocks
Executive Director, African American Policy Forum
aapf.org

Martinez Sutton @IAmRekiaBoyd
Brother of Rekia Boyd

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