#SayHerName

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The purpose of this carrd is to have a compiled list of action items for murdered and abused women so their names and stories are not forgotten and justice can be served.

This will be updated as more research is done by the creator.
Names are added in no particular order.

Suggestions or submissions can be sent to [email protected] and they will be added. Any aid in research is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all contributors.


#BlackLivesMatter

Updated March 18, 2021

WE DEMAND JUSTICE! is an e-mail protest for victims of police violence with focus on police accountability.

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

Oluwatoyin Salau was a 19 year-old Black Lives Matters' activist from Tallahassee, Florida. She went missing on June 6, 2020 after posting a series of disturbing tweets about how she was sexually assaulted days earlier. On the 15th of June, just over a week after getting abducted, she was found dead.

Salau, was very passionate about government policies, fighting racism and other issues affecting society. She, her family, friends and everyone she was able to influence with her social activism demand and deserve justice.

Oluwatoyin Salau
#SayHerName

UPDATE
JUN 24, 2020

According to Tallahassee Police, Aaron Glee Jr. (Suspect) has confessed to kidnapping and killing Toyin Salau (19).

“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Aaron Glee Jr. confessed several times that he kidnapped and killed Oluwatoyin Salau, a student and protester, and Victoria Sims, a volunteer and retired state worker, in grisly crimes that have horrified the community.” - USA TODAY

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear: Call 502-564-2611
or email him at https://governor.ky.gov/Contact-Us/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx

The police officers that killed Breonna Taylor
WERE NOT ARRESTED

Breonna Taylor was a 24 year old award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community, working at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic.

Nearly four months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times and killing her.

Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.

She was a daughter, a friend, a hero, and deserves justice.

Breonna Taylor
#SayHerName

Sandra Bland was a 28 year old woman who arrested for a traffic stop on July 10, 2015 by Brian Encinia. She was found dead in her cell three days later and her death was ruled a suicide. Encinia was never indited, in spite of the fact, that he physically assaulted her her on camera. It was found that the jail did not follow proper protocols in this case. He stated in court that his life was at risk multiple times during the encounter with Bland. Video footage from the day of the arrest shows in graphic detail how Encinia abused Bland and escalated the situation.
Prosecutors dropped Encinia’s perjury charge in 2017 in exchange for him giving up his credentials and never work as a police officer again.

The footage taken by Bland was never reviewed in court. Sign the petition to reopen the case.

Sandra Bland deserves justice.
#SayHerName

Yvette Smith was shot in her friend’s home on February 16, 2014 by Daniel Willis, the officer coming to settle a disturbance. She was trying to stop a disagreement between a father and son by calling 911.
The disagreement was settled before the officers arrived. Yvette Smith was shot three seconds after the door was opened as shown by body camera footage.
Relatives of Yvette said she was a kind woman and would never purposely disrespect nor taunt law officials in any way.
Willis claims he was not relayed vital information in order to handle the situation. Regardless, HE DID NOT HAVE THE TRAINING to handle the situation.
The civil case the family filed for wrongful death was settled with 1.22 million in compensation. However, Daniel Willis still walks a free man who killed an innocent unarmed black woman.

Yvette Smith deserves justice
#SayHerName

Tete Gulley was a 31 year old queer Black transient. She was found hanging from a tree on the evening of May 27th in Rocky Butte Park.
The cause of death was determined to be suicide at the scene. Tete’s mother was told the autopsy concluded it had been a suicide, but she was not given any paperwork. The Oregon medical examiner has also denied both the OPB and Portland Mercury for a records request, saying there isn’t sufficient public interest.
Tete's family is demanding an investigation as they believe foul play is involved and the determination of the case has not been transparent.

Tete Gulley's death deserves an investigation.

Demand justice for Tete Gulley
#SayHerName

Na’kia Crawford, 18, was shot multiple times and killed by an unknown man while at a stoplight with her grandma on June 14.

Akron police believe they have found the black sports car linked to the case, but no arrests have been made.

Na’kia had just graduated high school, and was planning to start her future at Central State University. She should be alive today.

Na'kia Crawford deserves justice.
#SayHerName

Vanessa Guillen was a 20-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. She was last seen on April 22 at 1PM in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters on Fort Hood. She was of Hispanic descent, five feet, two inches tall, 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Guillen's family reported her missing to the army but they were ignored and laughed at. Before her disappearance, Vanessa had confided in her mother and sisters that she was being sexually harassed by her superiors but did not want to report in fear of retaliation.
The search officially began on June 18, 2020, 57 days since her disappearance, prompted by massive public outcry. In the search for Guillen, the body of another soldier, Gregory Wedel Morales, was found on base, raising more questions in the operations of Fort Hood and the safety of soldiers stationed there.
On June 30, 2020 human remains were found in the Leon River, 20 miles away from Fort Hood.
On July 2, 2020, the main suspect in Vanessa Guillen's disappearance, Aaron Robinson was found dead by suicide.
On July 5, 2020 the remains that were found in the Leon River were positively identified as those of Vanessa Guillen.

Many questions have arisen in the case of Vanessa Guillen and the Army's accountability in her disappearance and murder, but there is no doubt that Vanessa Guillen was failed by the military and the country she vowed to serve.

Vanessa Guillen deserves justice.

#SayHerName
#JusticeForVanessaGuillen
#JusticiaParaVanessaGuillen
#IAmVanessaGuillen
#ShutDownFortHood

The San Francisco Chronicle published a racially biased article about the murder of Nia Wilson. It includes inaccuracies and claims two "divergent paths" "intersected" in a "vagary of fate" that led to Nia's death, like a poetic tale, when the irrefutable truth is: a white man made the conscious decision to murder a black woman with intention.
Don't let the SFChronicle use her name and story to support it's irresponsible piece of journalism.
Please sign the petition. Demand the SFChronicle #TakeItDown

Nia Wilson deserves better.


Remember Nia Wilson.
#SayHerName

UPDATE
JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED

John Lee Cowell, the man who murdered Nia Wilson as she was returning from a family gathering has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

This ruling in no way is enough for Nia Wilson's family but there is a victory to be celebrated knowing this killer will no longer walk free and will be paying for his heinous crime.

Nia Wilson was a beautiful soul that should still be here today.
Remember Nia Wilson.
#SayHerName

Please submit petitons, and donation links to [email protected] as none could be found as of 6/24/2020

Althea Bernstein is the victim of a hate crime in Madison, Wisconsin. Four white men burned her with lighter fluid while using racial slurs. Althea now suffers from third degree burns, and the city is only considering hate crime charges.

Althea Bernstein deserves justice.

Brayla Stone

#BlackTransLivesMatter
#SayHerName

On April 8, 2020, Eisha Hudson was shot and killed by the Police Officers of the Winnipeg Police Service. She was 16 years old.

Eisha Hudson deserves justice

#SayHerName

This petition has closed but please click to learn more about her

Michelle Cusseaux

#SayHerName

#IStandWithNikki

Gloria Bambo was a 20-year-old South African woman and resident of McKinney Texas. She was found on July 12, 2020 hung in her garage. Gloria had been declared missing on July 9, 2020.
The police have ruled her death a suicide but Bambo's family believes her death is linked to her white roommate.
The investigation to Gloria Bambo's death is still ongoing. Demand justice. We need to know what happened to Gloria Bambo.

#SayHerName
#GloriaBambo

9 year old Sophie Long was being sexually abused by her mom’s boyfriend. When Sophie told her grandmother about this, her mom refused to believe and said that she was lying. Sophie was forced to go to her mom’s boyfriends house on a weekly basis. A video of Sophie crying and begging her mom not to take her to his house had gotten attention from media. No one should ever have to go through this especially at such a young age. STAND WITH SOPHIE!

There is more information in the GoFundMe description. Sophie's father is fighting for her life.

#IStandWithSophie