12/23/2014 11:44 am ET Updated Dec 23, 2014

Shaneka Thompson Isn't Just 'A Woman In Baltimore': Her Life Matters And You Should Know Her Name, Too


Shaneka Nicole Thompson’s name should be familiar to you by now—but it isn’t.

Shaneka Thompson is a black woman who was shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley this past Saturday, before heading to Brooklyn, New York and tragically killing two police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, before killing himself. Thompson is the woman vaguely referred to in early news stories only as Brinsley’s “ex girlfriend” or “a woman in Baltimore.”

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