Fueled by hope. Moving toward justice.

By Lisa Dyas February 17, 2017

Last year we mourned the deaths of the men, women, boys and girls who have lost their lives to gun violence, including hundreds at the hands of law enforcement. Our mission is to break poverty in East Bay communities, but progress is difficult when we exist in a state of perpetual grief.

We cannot break poverty without dismantling the systems of injustice that not only prevent the communities we serve from rising up, but also put people’s lives at risk. We honor the lives of those who were taken too soon, and dedicate our ongoing work to ending the systems of oppression that worked against them.

The story of our communities, however, remains one of hope. Our participants show up every day eager to learn, and ready to put in the work to achieve their goals. They continue to dream of a better future for themselves, their families, and friends. And when we do experience tragedy and heartache, we do not suffer in solitude, but rather face each new challenge united in community.

This is the story of Rubicon in 2016. It was the year when our participants spoke at city council meetings in support of a fair housing ordinance. They organized peaceful protests in response to violence. They are making decisions about program structure and content, and participating in hiring panels. They are organizing community events and are the faces that welcome new people to our programs.

The next year will likely bring new challenges, but our core values of hope, justice, and humility will continue to guide us. We will not sit in silence, but will work to lift up the voices of our participants and fight back against injustice wherever we find it.

Together we have the will and the strength to change the world for the better.
 

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Black people killed by law enforcement in 2015 & 2016 

The following list represents only a fraction of the people who lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement in 2015 and 2016. We highlight the deaths of Black Americans because of the impact of these lives in our communities. 

2015

Leslie Sapp III \Ron Sneed Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed \Omarr Julian Maximillian Jackson \Artago Damon Howard\Marcus Golden\Mario Jordan\Donte Sowell\Kavonda Earl Payton\Terence Walker\Dewayne Carr\Isaac Holmes\Tiano Meton\Demaris Turner\Darin Hutchins\Jermonte Fletcher\Edward Donnell Bright\Ledarius D. Williams\Yuvette Henderson\Dewayne Deshawn Ward\Jeremy Lett\Jimmy Ray Robinson Jr.\Markell Atkins\Herbert Hill\James Allen\Desmond Luster\Anthony Bess\Phillip Watkins\Lavall Hall\Janisha Fonville\Stanley Lamar Grant\Douglas Harris\A'Donte Washington\Glenn Lewis\Thomas Allen\Cornelius J. Parker\Ian Sherrod\Charly Leundeu Keunang\Shaquille Barrow\Fednel Rhinvil\Tyrone Ryerson Lawrence\Naeschylus  Vinzant\Andrew Anthony Williams\Tony Robinson\Monique Jenee Deckard\Cedrick Lamont Bishop\Anthony Hill\Jamie Croom\Theodore Johnson\Terry Garnett Jr.\Bobby Gross\Kendre Alston\Brandon Jones\Richard White\Denzel Brown\Devin Gates\Walter J. Brown III\Nicholas Thomas\Jeremy Lorenza Kelly\Jamalis Hall\Megan Hockaday\Angelo West\Byron Herbert\Mya Hall\Robert Washington\Darrin Langford\Eric Harris\Justus Howell\Walter Scott\Paul Anderson\Desmond Willis\Dexter Pernell Bethea\Don Smith\Mack Long\Colby Robinson\Tevin Barkley\Dante Noble\Frank Shephard\Jeffrey Kemp\Thaddeus McCarroll\Daniel Wolfe\William Chapman\Reginald McGregor\Todd Jamal Dye\David Felix\Terrance  Kellom\Jared Johnson\Alexia Christian\Jeffrey Adkins\Elton Simpson\Brendon Glenn\Nephi Arriguin\Dedrick Marshall\Sam Holmes\Lionel Lorenzo Young\Kelvin Goldston\D'Angelo Stallworth\Ronell Wade\Anthony Gomez\Chrislon Talbott\Marcus Wheeler\Javoris Washington\Jerome Caldwell\Caso Jackson\Anthony Briggs\Dalton Branch\James Strong\Kenneth Dothard\Kevin Allen\Usaamah Rahim\Demouria Hogg\QuanDavier Hicks\Isiah Hampton\Charles Ziegler\Fritz Severe\Deng Manyoun\Kris Jackson\Trepierre Hummons\Alfontish Cockerham\Tyrone Harris\Damien A. Harrell\Spencer McCain\Kevin Lamont Judson\Victor Emanuel Larosa\Robert Elando Malone\Kawanza Beaty\Jason Hendley\Marcellus Jamarcus Burley\Tremaine Dantzler\Martice Milliner\Javon Hawkins\Freddie Blue\Eugene McSwain\Salvado Ellswood\Frederick Farmer\Chacarion Avant\Anthonie Smith\Edward Foster III\Albert Joseph Davis\Darrius Stewart\Samuel DuBose\Andre Dontrell Williams\Devon Guisherd\Dontae L. Martin\Bryan Keith  Day\Earl Jackson\Khari Westly\Antonio Clements\Darius D. Graves\Raymond Hodge\Keshawn Dominique Hargrove\Charles Bertram\Christian Taylor\Tsombe Clark\Derrick Lee Hunt\Shamir Terrel Palmer\Andre Green\Nathaniel Wilks\Redel Jones\Reginald Marshall\Garland Tyree\Asshams Pharoah Manley\Allen Matthew Baker\Benjamin Peter Ashley\Frederick Roy\Mansur Ball-Bey\Deviere Ernel Ransom\Thaddeus Faison\Bobby Troledge Norris\Curtis Smith\Bertrand Davis\Yonas Alehegne\Felix Kumi\James Marcus Brown\Cedric Maurice Williams\La'vante Trevon Biggs\Angelo Delano Perry\India Kager\Mohamed Ibrahim\Tyrone Holman\Brandon Foy\Clifford Butler\Joseph Thompson Johnson-Shanks\Tyrone Bass\Bobby R. Anderson\Dante Osborne\Keith Harrison McLeod\Jeremy McDole\James Anderson\Anthony McKinney\Junior Prosper\Brandon Lamar Johnson\Jeffery McCallum\Charles A. Pettit\Gary Carmona Boitano\Bernard Brandon Powers\Jason Day\Leslie Portis\Kaleb Alexander\Martin  Ryans Jr.\Ricky Javenta Ball\Dequan Williams\Corey Jones\Dion Lamont Ramirez\Lamontez Jones\Lawrence Green\Adriene Jamarr Ludd\Rolly Thomas\Dominic Hutchinson\Kevin Brunson\Marquesha McMillan\Tyrie Cuyler\Anthony Ashford\Jerry Michael Graham Jr.\Deaunte Lamar Bell\Tony Berry\Bennie Lee Tignor\James Covington\John Allen\Delvin Simmons\Ryan Quinn Martin\Moises Nero\Richard Perkins\Shane Whitehead\Jamar Clark\Yohans Leon\Demetrius Bryant\Jeray Chatham\Cornelius Brown\Marcus Meridy\Randy Allen Smith\Steve Dormil\Darick Napper\Nathaniel Harris Pickett\Freddy Baez\Darius Smith\Mario Woods\Raymone M. Davis\Carlumandarlo Zaramo\Miguel Espinal\Derek Stokes\Charles Edward Rosemond\Christopher Goodlow\Javario Shante Eagle\Nicholas Robertson\Calvin McKinni\Ronnie Dubose Carter\Trayvon Scruggs\Leroy Browning\Bobby Daniels\Michael Noel\Chan Leith\Kevin Matthews\Terrozza Tyree Griffin\Daquan Antonio Westbrook\Bettie Jones\Quintonio LeGrier\Keith Childress

2016

Germonta Wallace\Eric John Senegal\Rodney Turner\Carlton Antonio Murphy\Rakeem Bentley\Henry Bennett\Crayton West\Timothy Albert\Cedric Norris\Johnathan Bratcher\Janet Wilson\Christopher Kalonji\Randolph McClain\Christopher Michael Dew\Charles M. Smith\Bruce Kelley\Peter John\Antronie Scott\Marese V. Collins\Shalamar Longer\David Joseph\Eric Harris\Mohamed Barry\Peter Fanfan\Sahlah Ridgeway\Calvin Smith\Ali Eisa Abdalla Yahi\Calin Roquemore\Dyzhawn L. Perkins\Paul Gaston\Marcos Perea\Che Taylor\Kisha Michael\Marquintan Sandlin\Travis Stevenson\Christopher J. Davis\Greg Gunn\Cedric Ford\Kionte Desean Spencer\Akiel Denkins\Arteair Porter Jr.\Tyre Privott\Peter Gaines\Marco Loud\Keith Montgomery Jr.\Jacai Colson\Lamar Harris\Scott Bennett\Christopher Nelms\India Beaty\Thurman Reynolds\Robert Dentmond\Alexio Allen\Dominique Silva\Jermon Seals\Deriante Deon Miller\James Craig Simpson\Kimani Johnson\Matthew Vincent Wood\James Brown III\Cameron Gover\Kevin Hicks\Laronda Sweatt\Dazion Flenaugh\Lamont Gulley\Diahlo Grant\Quron Williams\Pierre Loury\Rodney Watts\Kisha Arrone\Richard Bard Jr.\George Tillman\Edson Thevenin\Rico Don Rae Johnson\Demetrius Dorsey\Jorevis Scruggs\Demarcus Semer\Willie Tillman\Joshua Brooks\Kendar del Rosario\Ashtian Barnes\Charlin Charles\Reginald Darnell Dogan\Burt Johnson\Deresha Armstrong\Ronald D. Williams\Alton Fitzgerald Witchard\Lionel Gibson\Jaffort Smith\Arthur DaRosa\Sean Ryan Mondragon\Jabril Robinson\Jessica Nelson-Williams\Kentrill William Carraway\Joshua Beebee\Michael Eugene Wilson Jr.\Vernell Bing\Doll Pierre-Louis\Devonte Gates\Dennis Hudson\Osee Calix\Michael Johnson\Willie Demetrius James\Rodney Rodriguez Smith\Demarco Rhymes\Henry Green\Willis N. Walker\John Michael Brisco\Keith Bursey\Lyndarius Cortez Witherspoon\John Williams\Michael Moore\Antwun Shumpert\Rashaun Lloyd\Raufeal M. Bostick\Isaiah Core\Quencezola Maurice Splunge\Deravis Caine Rogers\Jay Anderson\Angelo Brown\Ismael Miranda\Germichael Kennedy\Donte L. Johnson\Sherman Evans\Tyrone Reado\Lafayette Evans\Kawme Dejuan Patrick\Jai Lateef Solveig Williams\Sidney Washington\Alton Sterling\Philando Castile\Earnest Fells\Andre Johnson\Alva Burnett Braziel\Joseph Mann\Jason Brooks\Orville Edwards\Dayten Ernest Harper\Jermaine Johnson\Gavin Eugene Long\Derek Love\Austin Jerry Lee Howard\Bernard Wells\Jeff Cornell Tyson\Richard Risher\Devon Martes\Dalvin Hollins\Paul O'Neal\Donnell Thompson\Korryn Gaines\DeMarco Newman\Jamarion Rashad Robinson\Jawari Porter\Earl Pinckney\Darnell Wicker\Sylville Smith\Kenney Watkins\Colby Friday\Omer Ismail Ali\Kelley Brandon Forte\Donta Taylor\Jaqwan Julius Terry\Levonia Riggins\Michael Thompson\Jerome Damon\Moses Ruben\Robert Lee Brown\Sadiq Bishara-Abaker Idris\Gregory Frazier\Terrence Sterling\Markell Bivins\Tyre King\Terence Crutcher\Nicholas Glenn\Philip Hasan\Keith Lamont Scott\Oddis Bernard Colvin\Alfred Olango\Christopher Sowell\George Richards-Meyers\Douglas\Marrickus Rainey\Najier Salaam\Jacquarius M. Robinson\Carnell Snell\Donte T. Jones\Larry Daniel Matthews\Christopher Darnell Shackleford\Deric J. Brown\Deborah Danner\Demetrius Mac Moore (as of 10/25/16)

Source: Washington Post - github.com/washingtonpost/data-police-shootings/issues

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