In response to the mysterious death of a 28-year-old Black woman in police custody, people are taking to Twitter to express their lack of trust in law enforcement officials.
County officials say the death was a suicide by hanging. But her family and friends do not believe them.
Here’s what some are saying via #IfIDieinPoliceCustody.
#IfIDieInPoliceCustody question everything. Don’t believe a word they say. Demand the truth by any means necessary.
— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa) July 17, 2015
#IfIDieInPoliceCustody ask every question, and know that I did not end my own life. And protest in the spirit of the founding fathers.
— deray mckesson (@deray) July 17, 2015
Damn. This #IfIDieInPoliceCustody hashtag is breaking my heart.
— Darnell L. Moore (@Moore_Darnell) July 17, 2015
A country where a hashtag like #IfIDieInPoliceCustody can trend has lost any claim to being a democracy.
— Sofia Quintero (@sofiaquintero) July 17, 2015
What a sad but very real example of how far we have to go as a country when it comes to bridging the gap of systematic injustice and equality for all.