Remembering Emanuel 9 and…

Remembering bible study participants at Mother Emanuel EME Church in Charleston, SC, victims of a 2015 mass murder, by a white supremacist.

This past week, three elders were murdered at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, AL. A month earlier, one man was killed and five others injured at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, CA.

These church killings are in addition to the widely reported mass shootings in East Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, TX, and to SEVENTY OTHER MASS SHOOTINGS between May 14 and June 16. (Mass shooting data at Gun Violence Archive). Many victims have been Asian, Black, and Latine.

No words beyond a request to recall those lost,
all who mourn for them,
and all who continue to organize in their memories,
in your practice this weekend.

Here are some names of those lost,
recently and at this time in years past.

June 17, 2015 — Mother Emanuel

Pastor (and SC Senator) Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, 41
Cynthia Graham Hurd, 54
Susie Jackson, 87
Ethel Lee Lance, 70
Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59

June 16, Vestavia Hills, AL — Saint Stephen’s Episcopal

Walter Rainey, 84;
Sarah Yeager, 75
third victim, 84, died at the hospital

For the record: This is not considered a “mass shooting,” as defined by the Gun Violence Archive (four or more injured, exclusive of the alleged perpetrator). A news story from WVTM

May 15, Laguna Woods, CA — Geneva Presbyterian

Dr. John Cheng, Geneva Presbyterian Church.

Five others injured in this Taiwanese church. A news story from Heavy.com

May 14, East Buffalo, NY — TOPS Supermarket

Ruth Whitfield, 86
Pearly Young, 77
Katherine Massey, 72
Deacon Heyward Patterson, 67
Celestine Chaney, 65
Aaron Salter, Jr., 55
Roberta A. Drury, 32
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Andre Mackneil, 53
Geraldine Talley, 62

A news story from Public Broadcasting

May 24, Uvalde, TX — Robb Elementary School

A news story from Texas Tribune

Washington DC shooting deaths

This week:

June 11 — 18-year-old Saige Ballard
June 12 — 34-year-old Alphonzo Jones
June 13 — 17-year-old Xavier Spruill
June 15 — 30-year-old Israel Mattocks
June 15 — 16-year-old Deandre Coleman
June 16 — 42-year-old Dimaris Smith
June 16 — 29 year-old Christian Gabriel Monje (May 30 shooting)

DC shooting yahrzeits this week

2021

  • June 17 — 28-year-old Demonte Thompson
  • June 18 — 42-year-old Everette Faison
  • June 18 — 52-year-old Benson Thorne Sr.

2020

  • June 11 — 32-year-old Kevin Redd
  • June 11 — 18-year-old Saige Ballard
  • June 13 — (Mass shooting: 5 injured, two killed)
    19-year-old Zymia Joyner
    19-year-old Rashard Waldo
  • June 14 — 21-year-old Albert Smith,

2019

  • June 13 — 24-year-old Devin Butler
  • June 14 — 43-year-old Damon Bell
  • June 15 — 37-year-old Richfield Chang
  • June 16 — 30-year-old Arkeem Jackson
  • June 19 — 29-year-old Juan Marcell Grant

2018

  • June 11 — 24-year-old Daymond Chicas
  • June 12 — 24-year-old Syles Kealoha
  • June 12 — 22-year-old Marqueese Alston (police shooting)
  • June 13 — 43-year-old Larry Harrell
  • June 14 — 23-year-old Dontae Mitchell

2017

June 12 — 33-year-old
June 14 — 28-year-old Julius Leroy Foreman
June 16 — 25-year-old Malik Hill

2016

June 14 — 20-year-old Devonte Crawford
June 18 — 40-year-old Stephanie Goodloe

2015

  • June 13 — 44 year-old Donald Franklin Bush
  • June 14 — 26-year old James Brown
  • June 17 — 25-year-old Larry Michael Lockhart
  • June 17 — 28-year-old Antonio Lee Bryant

Fuller listing at “Say This Name

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vspatz

Virginia blogs on general stuff a vspatz.net and more Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day. Manages WeLuvBooks.org. CommunitythruCovid.com is on hiatus.

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