I can’t stop thinking about Elijah.

    June 30, 2020

    Remember his name. Say his name.

    Elijah McClain.

    Yes. Absolutely. #Justice for Elijah. And with every thought, every chant, every protest, remember, Elijah should still be alive. He was 23.

    His mom: “He was a responsible and curious child … who could inspire the darkest soul.”

    In the weeks following Elijah’s death last summer [2010], his mother, Sheneen, would sit in her car and cry for up to three hours at a time. Now it’s down to an hour and a half. ““The wind will blow, and I’ll think about him.”  [Denver Post]

    Elijah was known as a gentle soul, a massage therapist who played violin for shelter kittens on his lunch break in his hometown of Aurora, Colorado, because he thought the animals were lonely. He taught himself to play. “He was ‘quirky, a pacifist, a vegetarian, enjoyed running, and known to put a smile on everyone’s face.’

    When a demonstrably tender and sweet soul like Elijah McClain is killed from a police encounter and no wrongdoing is found, it’s long past time to examine the rules that govern the entire system. No one in their right mind can say this young man shouldn’t be alive right now, playing violin for lonely kittens on his lunch hour. [Upworthy]

    Gov. Jared Polis ordered Attorney General Phil Weiser to serve as a special prosecutor in a new investigation into Elijah’s death.

    Elijah’s last words.


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