Thursday, 14 December 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Unable to Celebrate "RonnieMan" Johnson's 29th Birthday, His Family Remembers the Life Taken by Chicago Police

    By Tess Raser, Truthout | Report

    Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson's mother Dorothy Holmes speaks at a protest near 53rd Street and King Drive, in response to State's Attorney Anita Alvarez' announcement not to charge a Chicago police officer in the 2014 fatally shooting of Ronald Johnson III, Monday, December 7, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune / TNS via Getty Images)"RonnieMan" Johnson's mother Dorothy Holmes speaks at a protest near 53rd Street and King Drive where her son was killed, in response to State Attorney Anita Alvarez's announcement that Officer Hernandez would not be charged for the 2014 fatal shooting, December 7, 2015, in Chicago. (Photo: Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune / TNS via Getty Images)

    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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