CRIPJUSTICE.ORG

Mohamed Bah

Mohamed Bah (New York, NY) was a Guinean immigrant in his twenties with a psychiatric disability.  He was a half-time college student and a half-time taxi driver in New York. Mohamed was very stressed about all his work and called his mother for support. His mother thought he sounded very depressed and was worried that he would do something drastic, so she called 911 to aid him.   911 sent the police to his apartment.  Panicked, Mohamed locked himself inside his room.  When the police barged through his door, they found Mohamed startled with a knife in his hand. The officers shot two tasersand a rubber bullet at Mohamed.  Mohamed reacted by lashing out with his knife at the police The police then fired their firearms at Mohamed, killing him.  Mohamed’s family is suing the police.

More
Lives

Collage of 5 photos of Markus and other family in black & white.

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

Read More »

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

Read More »