Marion Gray-Hopkins lost her nineteen-year-old son, Gary Hopkins Jr. on November 27th, 1999 when shot and killed by Officer Brian Cattlett in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. While attending a dance at a local fire station Gary broke up a fight encouraging his friends to come back to his home when officer Devin White approached the car pulling Gary off by his collar with a gun to his head. A second Officer Brian Cattlett alleged he saw Gary reach for Officer White's gun and fired one fatal shot, ending Gary's life. Just sixteen days prior to losing Gary Jr., Marion's husband died of bone cancer. She has been living with two angels since November of 1999, fighting for justice for all victims and greater police accountability. This is her story ...
#MothersVoices is a video campaign that aims to elevate and amplify the matriarchs of the movement by exposing their truth after losing a child to the hands of another. These strong women are sharing their stories and the pain that is often covered by the spectacle of the headlines involving racist violence. These mothers have mourned but choose to share, hurt but choose to heal, have lost but choose to fight.
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