Walter Wallace, Jr. should still be alive today. Daniel Prude should still be alive today. Pamela Turner should still be alive today. Isaiah Lewis should still be alive today. Osaze Osagie should still be alive today. We deserve better.
Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Police Department. Walter was in the midst of a mental health crisis. He deserved competent care, not deadly use of force. Enough is enough.
Walter Wallace, Jr. deserved care. Now, he and his family deserve JUSTICE. Sign the petition to make sure what happened to Walter never happens to anyone else in Philly again. Text 'WALTER' to 55156. #JusticeForWalterWallace #BlackLivesMatter
Walter Wallace, Jr. should be alive right now. He deserved care, not a death sentence — and we are sick and tired of watching Black people be murdered by police. Add your name now to demand #JusticeForWalterWallace :
Critics say shooting to wound Walter Wallace Jr. would have been the better option. But law enforcement officials and legal experts say that suggestion stems from a common misunderstanding of how police are trained.
Walter Wallace Jr. was killed shortly after officers responded to his house in response to a 911 call that family members placed, trying to get him some help during a mental health crisis. Police said he was shot after ignoring commands to drop a knife.
“He was just a genuinely caring person,” said a mourner at the funeral of Walter Wallace, Jr., who was fatally shot by police last month. Wallace was armed with a knife when police responded to a 911 call; family said he was having a mental health crisis.
Please take a moment to think about the family of Walter Wallace Jr. today. On Thursday, bodycam footage was released showing his last moments. His life mattered. His death is a tragedy and another failure of our systems of policing and criminal justice.
At least 15 police officers with batons surrounded a Black woman's car while her 2-year-old son and 16-year-old nephew were inside, during the Walter Wallace Jr. protests in Philadelphia. The mother and her nephew were both beaten by police and arrested, and son separated.
Walter Wallace Jr.'s cousin called looters "thieves and opportunists." "They’re stealing because they have the opportunity to go and steal. Do not put my cousin’s name on that. Not one of his family members are out there participating in any of it."