How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

howitwentdownAn African American boy runs from the corner market, hunched over and wearing a hoodie. A man shouts, Come back here! A car stops in the street, someone yells, He has a gun! And suddenly, 16-year-old Tariq Johnson is on the ground, dead from two shots fired at his back. The shooter, a white man, is free after claiming self-defense, but police don’t find a weapon on Tariq. Everyone has an opinion about what happened, but the only person who knows for sure no longer has a voice.