WA Police Killed Black Woman with Known Mental Health Issue

In June 2017 Washington police shot and killed a black woman who had called police to report a burglary. A family member of the woman indicated that police already knew there was a potential mental health issue. Reports indicate that she had a knife when she allowed the officers into the apartment. The officers used violent force near where her children were. This is an example of institutionalized racism and ableism. 

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