David McAtee was killed this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was a black restaurant owner in the community who was fatally shot by authorities around midnight on June 1st. As of 10:45 AM, his body was still lying in the streets.
The National Guard had been deployed in Kentucky surrounding the protests, yet McAtee's death occurred at 26th and Broadway.... far far away from any of the protesting.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear had called on law enforcement to release the body cam footage of the shooting... but of course, their body cams were turned OFF. We should be absolutely horrified by this man's death and also by the fact that his body was left in the street for 12 hours after the shooting.
There is no goal to reach and there is no dollar amount that will ever equal David's life, so this campaign will do everything in its power to secure as many relief funds as possible for the McAtee family. His mother also lost a daughter earlier this year.
As well as doing anything you can to donate to black-led organizations focused on ending police brutality, I urge you to give what you can to this cause.
Who are you? My name is Aida Osman. I'm a writer and community organizer. I have made direct contact with the McAtee family.
Where is the money going? 100% of funds will be donated to the family to help funeral and memorial funds. As well as funding any legal action. The money is going to Odessa Riley, David McAtee's mother.
- Sue Hollingsworth
- Janet Ing
Organizer and beneficiary
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