They loved Jordan Edwards, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin better than anyone. Now they’re the “wrong” kind of murder victim
Before Carla Sheffield’s child was shot and killed by a police officer, the 51-year-old Boston resident had devoted her career to legal and political justice, working mainly in the courts. Then, in 2012, her son, Burrell Anthony Ramsey-White, was pulled over during a routine traffic stop, allegedly because he looked like a suspect in another crime. Though he provided identification indicating that he wasn’t who the officers were looking for, a car and foot chase ensued that ultimately resulted in his death. He was 26 at the time.
Burrell Anthony Ramsey-White. Image via Live4Bo.com.