It’s a sisterhood born of pain that no one wants to be a part of.
Seven women who are siblings of six Black men and women who were killed by police or died in police custody have come together to make a change.
The women, who call themselves “Sisters of the Movement,” all met for the first time as they spoke to Morgan Radford on TODAY Thursday about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on police reforms and the changes they are demanding to policing in America.
“Our main focus is change — changing the laws, changing policing, in general, because we know that pain,” Allisa Findley said.
“I live it every day. They live it every day. And we don’t want anyone else to go through that.”
Findley’s brother was Botham Jean, who in 2018 was shot and killed in his home by a former Dallas police officer who accidentally entered the wrong apartment and mistook the 26-year-old accountant for an intruder.
She is joined in the sisterhood by Shante Needham, the sister of Sandra Bland, 28, who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell in 2015, three days after being arrested at a traffic stop.
Tiffany Crutcher is the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, 40, who was shot and killed by police next to his vehicle in 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Natasha Duncan is the sister of Shantel Davis, 23, who was fatally shot in 2012 after being pulled over by a New York City police detective in Brooklyn.
Victoria Davis is the sister of Delrawn Small, 37, who was fatally shot in front of his wife and 4-month-old son by an NYPD officer in 2016. Ashley and Amber Carr are the sisters of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, who was shot and killed by a police officer in her home in Forth Worth, Texas, while her sisters say she was playing video games with Amber Carr’s son.
In every case, the victims were unarmed.
Only former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year for killing Botham, has been convicted. The officers in the other five cases were either found not guilty, are awaiting trial, or are no longer under investigation.
“That’s a scary place to live in, to know that at any time, my life can be taken from me,” Ashley Carr said. “I’m trying to do things to better ourselves and better our communities, and we still are looked at as easy prey, easy targets.”
The women are seeking changes in policing that involves five crucial steps:
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