On January l0th, 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found unresponsive at the Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky State (CBS reports). On January 15th, Gynnya's sister LaChe Simms created a Facebook page "Justice for Gynnya McMillen," which gained the attention of #BlackLivesMatter supporters and few social media platforms.
In recent news CBS has reported that the day before Gynnya was found unresponsive police used an "Aikido Restraint" on her for refusing to remove her sweatshirt, while they attempted to search and photograph her for booking. Following that event, Gynnya was placed in isolation and left in the hands of officer, Reginald Windham, who failed to check on her during confinement. Reginald is now on paid administrative lead while questions are still left unanswered surrounding Gynnyas' sudden death; besides, the lead that she may have died in her sleep.
After all, Sandra Bland has been denied justice up to this point following the announcement of no indictment for police who witnessed her final breath. And we can't forget Shakara of Spring Valley High School, in Columbia South Carolina who was attacked by a school security guard in November 2015. Unjust war is rising against black women who are labeled as a "threat" to law enforcement, despite little or no records available to support such claims, however, as we've learned in other unfortunate cases, social media has the power to illuminate what crooked authorities keep in the dark.
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