SPEAK UP AND STAND UP My heart breaks for this woman’s family #sayhername #niawilson #Repost @blackvoices with @get_repost
A suspect has been charged with the unprovoked fatal stabbing of #NiaWilson, 18, who was simply trying to travel on a BART train in Oakland. The killer suddenly attacked Wilson Sunday night, stabbing her in the neck on a transit platform without uttering a word, according to witnesses.
Her older sister, Latifah Wilson, 26, was also stabbed, and remains hospitalized in stable condition. Although investigators “currently have no evidence to conclude that this was racially motivated ... the fact that [the] victims were both young African America women stirs deep pain and palpable fear in all of us who acknowledge the reality that our country still suffers from a tragic and deeply racist history,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said. #SayHerName