Tuesday family, friends and the community honored the memory of Tyrone West, who died while in police custody.
The people who gathered in Baltimore on Tuesday have been waiting for justice for four long years but haven’t seen a hint of it yet.
“I’m very hurt right now because still after four years we’re talking about 208 weeks, still no accountability,” said Tyrone West‘s sister, Tawanda Jones.
All family members believe that police brutality killed their loved one but the law enforcement is not ready to acknowledge the guilt. Baltimore City officers stopped West in 2013. He was asked to get out of the car. That’s when police spotted a bulge in his sock that they suspected was drugs. Police chased and tackled him. The 44-year-old died in handcuffs, ABC2News report.
“The pain gets worse each year. I thought by now you can kind of grip it but you can’t,” added Jones.
“If justice doesn’t happen it’s like there’s no hope I’m starting to feel that way it’s been four years,” said Jamie Richardson, West’s cousin, said.
“This can happen, this is not an isolated incident by far, it’s systemically happening it’s happening all over the world,” said Jones.
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“Accountability looks like those officers that were involved in my brother’s brutal execution held accountable,” Jones claimed.
We should all join this quest for justice as these killers with guns and badges are still at the streets hunting our husbands and kids.