“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.The most unprotected person in America is the black woman.” – Malcolm X
On July 18th, Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by police after reporting the theft of an Xbox at her home. Police said she was armed with two kitchen knives. She was at home with her four children at the time, and pregnant. The Seattle Police Department is conducting a use of deadly force investigation.
This was a known person with mental health issues. She called the police
for help. She was a victim of an alleged burglary. The police officers were trained in
crisis intervention. So, why is Charleena Lyles dead?
Guests Jacqueline Hunt and Sheila Houston discuss this and mental health.