In Memory of Kathryn Johnston


“The police arrived that night [November 21, 2006] with crowbars to peel back the bars on Johnston’s door and a ram to push it in. When they finally made their entry, Johnston, no doubt believing that the men were the introducers she had long feared, met them with her gun. She fired one shot, missing her target. In response, the narcotics officers returned a barrage of bullets, thirty-nine in total, striking Johnston dead.” – Marc Lamont Hill, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

My Kindle is acting up, so it will only give me the location # (not page #) for this reference, Location # 1962. From Chapter 4, “Armed.”