Tanisha Anderson’s family can’t help but think about her every time they walk down the street outside her house, because that’s where police restrained her shortly before she died, not far from the tall tree in the front yard.
One of the many dreadful consequences of killings at home is that families must bear witness, to the body of a mother’s daughter, a brother’s sister, laying in the middle of the road with her nightgown hiked up around her hips.
The family of Anderson, 37, was watching from her rambling Victorian family house in east Cleveland when she was taken into custody last November and, they say, slammed onto the pavement and handcuffed. At some point during the fatal police encounter – one of the many overlooked cases of women killed by police – she stopped breathing. Anderson was dead by the time she arrived at the hospital.
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