Black and white photo of George Floyd

In Memory of George Floyd

Anna Tsantir

December 31, 2020

2020 is a reminder that MN ranks 2nd worst in the country for racial equity across the board. 

This is likely an incomplete* list of the black people killed by police in the U. S. in 2020.  Say their names.

Jamarri Tarver, Tina Davis, Tyree Davis, Miciah Lee, Kwame Jones, Brandon Roberts, Claude Washington Fain III, Earl Facey, Henry Jones, Ryan Simms, Keenan McCain, Albert Hughes, Renard Daniels, Mubarek Soulemane, Samuel Mallard, Kelvin White, Darius Tarver, Gamel Brown, Regionald Boston Jr., Michael Rivera, Andrew Smyma, Deanre Seabororgh, Marquis Golden, Joshua Brown, D’ovion Perkins, Aaron Booker, William Green, Jaquyn Light, Abdirahman Salad, Keith Collins, Leonard Parker Jr, Ronnell Mouzon, Alvin Cole, Marc Neal, Darius Tarver, Dominique Anderson, Jeremy Grayson, Bobby Gibbs, Kevin Aldophe, Joseph Jewell III, Matthew Felix, Kenneth Sashington, Justin Stackhouse, Desmond Hayes, Anthony Taylor, Manuel Ellis, Elijah Brewer, Devan Twilley, Tyler Jones, Zachary Anderson, Barry Gedeus, Donnie Sanders, Breonna Taylor, Darrell Mobley Sr, Darwin Foy, William Simpkins, Lebarron BallardHarold Spencer, Alvin Baum II, Kamaal Edwards, Tyrell Fincher, Etonne Tanzymore, Nathon Hodge, Tommie McGlothen Jr, Dewayne Lafond, Idris Abdus-Salaam, Joshua Ruffin, Zyon Wyche, Desmond Franklin, Jonathan Adams, Kanisha Fuller, Goldie Bellinger, Jasman Washington, Derick Powe, Steven Taylor, Joel Acevedo, Virgil Thorpe, Chase Rosa, Joshua Johnson, Elmer Mack, Kelvin Shaw, Jonas Joseph, Shaun Fuhr, Malcolm Williams, Said Joquin, William Debose, Brent Martin, Demontre Bruner, Qavon Webb, Jahsean Hodge, Dreasjon Reed, Finan Berhe, McHale Rose, Adrian Medearis, Yassin Mohamed, David Atkinson, Rayshard Scales, Randy Lewis, Robert Johnson, name withheld by police 5/19/20, Tobby Wiggins, William Johnson Jr, Willie Quarles Sr, Maurice Gordon, George Floyd, Dion Johnson, Modesto Reyes, Ruben Smill III, Terrell Mitchell, Momodou Sisay, Jarvis Sullivan, Derrick Thompson, David McAtee, Tyquarn Graves, Kamal Flowels, Lewis Ruffin Jr., Marcus Uribe, Phillip Jackson, Michael Thomas, Caine Van Pelt, Rayshard Brooks, Brandon Gardner, Donald Ward, Terron Boone, name withheld by police 6/22/20, Skyleur Young, Rasheed Moorman, Robert Harris, Aloysius Keaton, Kevan Ruffin, Ky Johnson, Joseph Denton, William Burgess III, name withheld by police 7/7/20, Malik Canty, Erroll Johnson, Richard Price, Hakim Littleton, Vincent Truitt, Aaron Hudson, Darius Washington, Vincent Harris, Jeremy Southern, name withheld by police 7/23/20, David Brooks Jr, Darrien Walker, Ashton Broussard, Amir Johnson, Julian Lewis, Salaythis Melvin, name withheld by police 8/8/20, Rafael Minniefield, Anthony McClain, Kendrell Watkins, Adrian Roberts, Trayford Pellerin, Damian Daniels, Julius Kehyei, Michael Harris, name withheld by police 8/8/29, Dijon Kizzee, Robert Jackson, Steven Smith, Major Baldwin, Steve Gilbert, jonathan Darsaw, Robert Coleman, Darrell Zemault Sr, Charles Moses Jr, Patches Holmes Jr, Dearian Bell, Kurt Reinhold, Willie Shropshire Jr, DeMarco Riley, Jonathan Price, Stanley Cochran, Tyran Dent, Anthony Jones, Kevin Carr, Dana Young Jr, Akbar Eaddy, Fred Williams III, Rodney Arnez Barnes, Marcellis Stinnette, Dominique Mulkey, Gregory Jackson, Mark Bender, Ennice Ross Jr, Jakerion Jackson, Walter Wallace Jr, Maurice Parker, Kevin Peterson Jr, name withheld by police 10/30/29, Justin Reed, Reginald Alexander Jr, Rodney Eubanks, Brandon Milburn, Sincere Pierce, Angelo Crooms, Shane Jones, Javon Brice, Rodney Applewhite, Kenneth Jones, Rondell Goppy, Ellis Frye Jr, Mickee McArthur, Kevin Fox, James Hawley, Dominique Harris, Casey Goodson Jr, Andre Sterling, Kwamaine O’Neal, Donald Saunders, Mark Brewer, Joshua Feast, Bennie Edwards, Dolal Idd

*It should be noted that there are many individuals who die at the hands of police whose names are not released, and  many more who are identified as “unknown race”. So these numbers are likely significantly higher. 

In MN, 19% of Minneapolis’ residents are black, yet 63% of those killed by police are black. 

Most of the information for this post came from: https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/