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#SayHerName: On Janese Talton-Jackson, Mary Spears And How Street Harassment Is Killing Black Women


On Friday, January 22, Janese Talton-Jackson was killed in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old mother of three was at Cliff’s Bar when Charles McKinney, 41, approached her and attempted to give her his number.

Talton-Jackson, 29, declined his advances and when she left the bar, McKinney followed her and fatally shot her in the chest.

McKinney initially fled the scene but was pulled over for a traffic stop when police responded to a call of gunshots in the area. When he overheard dispatch giving officers a description of the shooting and a silver vehicle matching his, he sped off.

Police chased McKinney for several blocks until he crashed into another vehicle and was apprehended. He’s been charged with homicide, aggravated assault, possession a firearm without a license, fleeing the police…

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