"Quez" Ahmaud Arbery 5/8/94 - 2/23/20. Getting to Know You: Fred Astaire.
Thurman 'Jun' Blevins. Rayshard Brooks - 6/12/20. Getting to Know You: Elijah Cummings. Manuel Ellis ?/?/86 - 3/3/20. George Floyd 10/14/73 - 5/25/20. Aretha Franklin, 3/25/1942 - 8/16/2018. Oscar Grant. Stephen Hawking. Heather Heyer, victim of Charlottesville car attack, was civil rights activist. The woman who died when a car rammed into a group of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was named on Sunday as Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old legal assistant with a law firm in Virginia, who repeatedly championed civil rights issues on social media.
Heyer, whose Facebook cover photo read: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention”, worked for the Virginia law firm Miller Law and regularly drew attention to cases of police malpractice and racism, as well as posting her support for Bernie Sanders in his presidential campaign. A friend from childhood, Felicia Correa, who launched a crowdfunding page and said she was speaking for Heyer’s mother, who was not ready to speak in public, said: “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.” Her friends were organising a candlelit vigil in her memory on Sunday night. 9/7/18: Carl Hiaasen’s tribute to brother Rob, killed in Capital Gazette shooting. Last week, a California man was arrested for threatening to assassinate journalists at the Boston Globe newspaper.
In a series of phone calls, the suspect lashed the Globe for its editorials critical of Donald Trump and parroted a phrase often bellowed by the President: “You’re the enemy of the people.” In one call, the suspect vowed “to kill every f------ one of you.” He owned several firearms and, according to authorities, had recently purchased a rifle. There was a time when I might have read about such a case and assumed the person was just another fuming, rambling misfit, all bluff. I don’t think that way anymore. Two months ago, a man with a shotgun walked into the office of a small Maryland newspaper and murdered five people. The newspaper is the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. A fourth victim was Wendi Winters, a popular writer and columnist.
The other name on the list of dead was my only brother Rob, an editor and columnist for the paper. Getting to Know You: Peter Hujar. Getting to Know You: Jamal Khashoggi. 8/25/17: RIP Xavier McMullen. Penny Marshall 10/15/43 – 12/17/18. David "YaYa" McAtee - 6/1/20. Elijah McClain 2/25/96 - 7/24/19. Alprentiss Nash, cleared after 17 years in prison, shot dead. CHICAGO -- A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday.
Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot Tuesday after an argument during "some sort of transaction" between Nash and his attacker, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He said police were questioning a person of interest. Nash's attorney, Kathleen Zellner, said in a statement released to the Sun-Times Media Wire that her client was killed "during a failed robbery attempt. " Nash was convicted in the 1995 murder of Leon Stroud on Chicago's South Side, based on witness testimony, though he always professed his innocence.
In 1997, he was sentenced to 80 years in prison. He was released in August 2012 after DNA tests on a ski mask recovered from the scene matched the genetic profile of another man. "He jumped all those hurdles and then this happened," she said. Osaze Osagie. Prince (Rogers Nelson) 6/7/58 – 4/21/16. Darren Seals. Breonnna Taylor 6/5/93 - 3/13/20. 10/1/17: white middle-aged shooter opens semi-automatic fire from his Las Vegas hotel room window at crowd attending fall music fest. 11/05: Shooter Kills 26 at Sutherland Springs, TX First Baptist Church. 2 de octubre de 1968– Tlatelolco Massacre. Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. Ferguson Continued. 6/28/18: Boston Globe Shooting. Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting - Parkland, FL - Feb 2018. 4/8/68 In memory of our slain leader Dr. M.L.King. R.Traister: Our Racist History Isn't Back to Haunt Us. It Never Left Us.
Now look at this image, of Frederick Jermaine Carter, a 26-year-old black man found hanging from a tree in a white suburb in Greenwood, Mississippi.
It was taken ten miles south and 55 years after Emmett Till was killed. Carter died in 2010. Yes, southern (and northern) trees still bear strange fruit. In March of this year, Otis Byrd, a man who had served time for killing a white woman, was found hanging from a tree in Claiborne County, Mississippi. (A special investigation ruled that there was no evidence proving his death a homicide.) There’s no way to know for sure whether these deaths were lynchings or suicides, but what they are not are echoes of some distant past. We can try to comfort ourselves, as a local news anchor tried earlier this year, by assuring viewers that the cross found burning on the front lawn of a black woman in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, was “not like those huge crosses from the old days.” But these are the old days.
This is Eric Garner, being killed by cops. Mortality salience. Mortality salience is the awareness by an individual that his or her death is inevitable.
The term derives from terror management theory, which proposes that mortality salience causes existential anxiety that may be buffered by an individual's cultural worldview and/or sense of self-esteem. Terror management theory Mortality salience engages the conflict that humans have to face both their instinct to avoid death completely, and their intellectual knowledge that avoiding death is ultimately futile. According to terror management theory, when human beings begin to contemplate their mortality and their vulnerability to death, feelings of terror emerge because of the simple fact that humans want to avoid their inevitable death. Mortality salience comes into effect, because humans contribute all of their actions to either avoiding death or distracting themselves from the contemplation of it.
Self-esteem Mortality salience is highly manipulated by one's self-esteem.