Within a few days, two women, belonging to two different minorities, were killed in their homes at the hands of American police.
In Muckleshoot, an Indian reservation not far from Seattle, police shot and killed a five-month pregnant woman who was already the mother of two young children. The 23-year-old Renee Davis had been suffering from depression. A friend of the woman called the police, worried because a message from her seemed to convey suicidal thoughts.
The police arrived at the scene and knocked on the door, but no one opened. They could see through the windows that the two children were wandering around the house. They entered by force, and the agents found Davis with a gun in her hand and, rather than preventing her from committing suicide, shot her repeatedly.
The adoptive sister of the victim told The Seattle Times: “It’s really upsetting because it was a wellness check. Obviously she didn’t come out of it well.”