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Donate to the families who have lost loved ones to Police Brutality

words by: Natasha Marsh
Sep 29, 2020

I hope I’m not alone in saying that I am deeply disturbed by the recent news on Breonna Taylor’s murder case. On September 23, it was announced that no murder charges would be placed on Officer Brett Hankinson, who killed Breonna Taylor in her own home. In fact, the judge ruled the shooting as “justified in their use of force.” 

 

I am shocked. Disappointed. Disgusted. At a loss of words to be honest. I cannot imagine how her family and friends are feeling. As someone who has lost a family member, the pain is indescribable and it feels as if no one can ease it. 

 

Money is certainly not everything, but in these disturbing times, it can help. Please donate if you are in a position too. Below are funds for some of the families who’ve lost loved ones due to police brutality.

 

Breonna Taylor GoFundMe 

Money was being raised for the legal battle that the family faced. Money is also raised to support the family.

 

George Floyd GoFundMe

This fund covered the funeral and burial costs of George Floyd. It also helps pay for counseling services, legal fees, and care for his children. Additionally, there is a separate GoFundMe for his daughter Gianna Floyd. 

 

Ahmaud Arbery GoFundMe

Money is being raised for his mother and the legal battle she still faces.

 

Rayshard Brooks GoFundMe

Money is being raised for his four children and wife. 

 

Robert Fuller GoFundMe

Money raised by Robert’s sister after he was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California. 

 

Malcolm Harsch GoFundMe

Money raised for the hanging of Malcolm Harsch in Victorville, California.

 

Photo via Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA