Millions of people have signed a petition demanding justice for Elijah McClain. According to Complex, 23-year-old McClain was walking home in Aurora, Colorado on August 24th, 2019 when a 911 call was placed by someone who described him as a "suspicious person." McClain was not armed and did not commit a crime. He was simply walking home, listening to music and wearing an open face ski mask — which he used to wear due to to his anemia, which would sometimes make him feel cold.
Cops identified as Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt, and Randy Roedema responded to the 911 call and ultimately employed the use of a carotid control hold. While handcuffed, McClain vomited several times and even fainted at one point before later being injected with ketamine by paramedics.
One the way to a hospital, McClain went into cardiac arrest. Days later, he died after being taken off life support.
As of press time, the Change. org petition calling for a new investigation and for all involved officers to be held accountable had amassed 2.3 million supporters.