In Memory of Deon Kay: Pause and Prayer

In response to some requests for “what to do next” specifics, regarding police accountability and transparency and the killing of Deon Kay, here is a set of prayers and study prompts intended for use on or near the 30th day after his funeral — October 24.

Please note, too, that the yahrzeit of Alonzo Smith, killed by Special Police Officers in DC, is Nov. 1. Read testimony of his mother, Beverly Smith, to the DC Council’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, 10/15/20. Additional testimony at “More Than a Plaza.”

Beverly Smith, mother of Alonzo, and Natasha Kay, mother of Deon, appreciate all who keep them in thought and prayer.

In addition, this “Yahrzeit Calendar for Police Killings” includes a draft list of people killed by MPD or Special Police in DC in the last five years. Please advise of any omissions.

Here’s a one-page flyer to share.

Please share these resources with Jews in- and outside of Washington DC as well as anyone else who would be interested.