May 5, 2015
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(ANTIMEDIA) Baltimore, MD – Last week, an artist in Baltimore began writing names of fatal victims of the police force along the sidewalk. She began with victims killed on May 1st of 2013 and wrote every name that was recorded until the present day. Names stretched from Penn Station to a George Washington monument in the middle of the city, which is nearly a mile in distance.
This was no easy task. On the map below, you can see how long this artist, known only as “April,” traveled down the road to write all of these names:
To date in 2015, there have been 398 people killed by police in the United States. On the flip-side, 40 officers have died in the line of duty since January 1. Twelve of those officer deaths were the result of automobile accidents, and ten others died from heart attacks.
UPDATE: May 7, 2015 – April contacted Anti-Media to let us know she’s not an activist, she’s an artist. The story also stated the names to be amounted since January 1st; the names start on May 1st. The article already reflects the updates. This is a video she has provided.
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