37, Washington PA.

Bruce was shot by police while walking away on Jan. 31, 2016. While having a beer with his dad, Bruce who had schizophrenia, He was pepper-sprayed, chased by at least ten officers who tried to taser him multiple times and had a police dog set on him. After protecting himself from the dog, he was shot nine times and hit with seven bullets. Police held a procession for their canine following Bruce’s death.

Powerful black arm raised defiantly into the air, the hand curled into a fist, rising into the middle on the graphic. Designed into the arm, almost like a tattoo, is an infinity/unity symbol and the words “Black Disabled Lives Matter”.

art by @jtknoxroxs

These descriptions were compiled by the NAMD Advocates. We also extend a special thanks to The Harriet Tubman Collective for compiling some of the names.

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