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SayHerName: Female black lives matter too

SayHerName: Female black lives matter too

Four months after Eric Garner died during an altercation with police on Staten Island, N.Y., officers in Cleveland found themselves struggling to subdue a 37-year-old with a history of mental illness. As in Garner's case, the person was black, unarmed and soon dead. As in Garner's case, the death was declared a homicide. Tanisha Anderson became one of more than two dozen black females who have died in custody or confrontations with law enforcement since 2000, but whose names never caught fire in the call for police reform as "Black Lives Matter" marchers called out the names of black males: Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray. Anderson's name...

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