IN THE NEWS | Police Have Killed at Least Five Children in the Past Month Alone
“Police Have Killed at Least Five Children in the Past Month Alone”
April 23, 2021
Minutes before the jury delivered their verdict convicting a former Minneapolis police officer for the murder of George Floyd, another police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Ma’Khia joins Adam Toledo (13), Anthony Thompson (17), Iremamber Sykap (16), and Anthony Bernal Cano (17) on the list of children who have been killed by the police since the new year began, which includes at least five in the past month alone. Add to that the dozens of children who have been killed by police in the past decade and we have reason to be concerned about the sanctity of American childhood.