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Aura Rosser, a Black Ann Arbor, Mich. woman who was shot and killed by police last November, has not received the same level of national outcry as other similar cases have. As details begin to resurface, the moments leading up to Rosser’s death are shrouded in mystery and highlights how Black women are often forgotten in these matters.

The deaths of Michael “Mike” Brown and Eric Garner have been the impetus behind nationwide marches, demonstrations, and a robust brand of social media activism. As reported by Raw Story, the support given Black men who were killed by police pales in comparison to the same type of support given Black women.

Rosser, 40, was killed November 9 by white police officer, David Reid. The police were called to Rosser’s home around 11:45 PM that night responding to domestic disturbance call. Rosser’s boyfriend, Victor Stephens, 54, called the police to help aid him in getting his girlfriend to leave his home after they had a fight.

Police say Rosser charged at the police with a knife and shot her once, which conflicted with Stephens’ claims that she was shot twice in the head and chest. In a local news outlet, Stephens was angered that police gunned her down over wielding the knife.

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It was the first police shooting in Ann Arbor since the ‘80s, police officials say. But amidst national outcry about the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, it barely registered a blip. Ann Arbor police have gone on record to defend the officers’ actions, but many residents are suspicious of the cops’ version of events. On December 14, more than 200 protesters marched down Fifth Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor to protest the slow pace of the investigation into the shooting. Many were holding signs reading, “Black Lives Matter” and “White silence = white consent.”

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on leave pending the investigation, which is slated to release its findings this week. Aura Rosser has been dead two months and apart from a few Huffington Post pieces, no national outlets have covered her shooting.

Although there are plenty of activist groups and organization that do their best to recognize Black women and girls killed by police, it has been difficult to sustain the support for a variety of reasons. Raw Story’s examination of this disparity highlights a troubling pattern of Black women and girls being gunned down by police and the lack of sustained outcry.

Read more at Raw Story.

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