Who are the MOMS? They are women from all over the United States. They share the same horrible pain of having their children murdered.
Clocks keep ticking.
The world continues to turn. The sun rises on time as if nothing has happened. But we know the truth and in our journey together we share that truth. The truth that love never dies, and as long as we can share our beloved children, our hearts will continue to beat.
Grief is a universal human experience and all of us are familiar with the feelings of pain and sadness following a loss. We read about tragedies every day in the newspapers, see them on TV, hear about misfortunes from friends or experience a loss of someone dear to us through illness or old age. Our culture tends to encourage us to ignore death and pain, and promotes the myth that we can all be young, beautiful and if we live right, happy forever.
Here are just a few faces that we will remember.
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1. Sybrina Fulton
Her son Trayvon was killed by the bullet of a man who was afraid. She never received justice
2. Carol Gray
Kimani Gray’s mother Carol faced her son’s funeral with no vindication in sight. Kimani Gray was shot by police in Brooklyn March 10. An eye witness claims he did not pull a gun, though a .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.
3. Mamie Till Bradley
amie Elizabeth Till-Mobley (November 23, 1921 – January 6, 2003) was the mother of Emmett Till, whose murder mobilized the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955, at the age of 14, after being accused of acting inappropriately with a white woman. For her son’s funeral in Chicago, Mamie Till insisted that the casket containing his body be left open, because, in her words, “I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby.
4. Candy Grimes Mother Ervin Jefferson
Candy Grimes, who insists her son was unarmed, wants police to arrest and prosecute the men who killed 18-year-old Ervin Jefferson. Officers have said that the killers are two private security guards.
5. Kat Diallo
Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly has agreed to restore a service weapon to one of the four New York City officers involved, a decision that Mr. Diallo’s mother characterized as a betrayal. The police fired 41 shots, killing Mr. Diallo as he stood in the vestibule of his apartment building in the Bronx on Feb. 4, 1999.
6. Marie Dorismond
Marie Dorismond, mother of Patrick Dorismond, weeps at meeting of Haitian community leaders at the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men in Brooklyn. Group announced a Day of Mourning for Patrick Dorismond, the unarmed security guard who was shot to death during a struggle with a cop.
7. Valerie Bell
he mother of Sean Bell, Valerie Bell , cries at the memorial where Sean Bell was shot and killed on his wedding day November 29, 2006 in the Queens borough of New York. Sean Bell was killed and two friends wounded when New York City police fired 50 shots at them outside a strip club after Bell’s bachelor party.
8. Marva Davis
Marva Davis, Campbell’s mother who had lost another son the day a Portland police officer fatally shot 25-year-old Campbell on Jan. 29, 2010, said she agreed to settle the case because she didn’t want to experience the pain again. Officer Ronald Frashour fired a single shot from his AR-15 rifle, as Campbell ran behind a car. Frashour has said he thought Campbell was reaching for a gun. The 25-year-old was unarmed.