Best Organizers: The West Family

On July 18, 2013, Tyrone West was pulled over by the Baltimore Police and died in custody. Since then, the West family and friends, led by Tyrone West’s sister Tawanda Jones, have gathered every Wednesday since to keep his memory alive and put pressure on the BPD long after the officers involved were not charged. And in a sense, the West Wednesdays crew kicked off the Baltimore arm of the anti-police brutality protests, making appearances during Ferguson protests in Baltimore in the fall and laying the groundwork for the activism that sparked the Baltimore Uprising.

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