Tagged extrajudicial killing

Kodi Gaines: The Boy Who Lived

Recently, attorneys representing Kodi Gaines filed new claims against the Baltimore Country Police Department (BPD). In case you missed it, Kodi Gaines is the six-year-old son of the, now deceased, Korryn Gaines: the twenty-three-year-old woman and mother who was shot to death in her house by the BPD who’d intended to serve her a warrant…

Gestational Injustice and Misogynoir

“Raisin in the sun, I’ll raise my son to be less cynical.” — Kemba, Caesar’s Rise Gestational Injustice and Misogynoir The embodied trauma is twofold, symbiotic; a descendant of a violent lineage of black suffering. While carrying the weight of the statistics to which she belongs, the expectant black mother navigating the legislative terrain of…