On December 14, Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson would have turned 29, but this father of five was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer George Hernandez on October 15, 2014. Determined not to make RonnieMan yet another entry in the roster of Black men killed by police, his family is celebrating his life by honoring his love of children with a toy drive during his favorite month.
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