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Bennie Edwards

Bennie Edwards was a 60-year old homeless man with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. A store manager called the police on Edwards for causing a disturbance. When police arrived Bennie was armed with a knife. After Bennie refused to drop the knife, the officers used pepper-spray and a taser which both proved ineffective. Afterwards, Bennie attempted to run away when the officers fatally shot him. His body was left on the ground for over two hours.

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Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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