"Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. These are several of the names that come to mind when we think about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. They are the faces of institutional oppression of Black men and women in their daily interactions with law enforcement. Thus far, the BLM movement has focused on police brutality against Black communities—the vagaries of violence perpetrated on minority communities by those whose duty is to protect them. But there is another place where Black Lives should Matter, but don’t—the death penalty." [..]
Sidney Balman, Ensuring Black Lives Matter When the Penalty is Death, 15 the crit: Critical Stud. J. (2022).