On this week’s Pittsburgh Explainer, we revisit a story from our series Still Working, produced by Margaret J. Krauss and Kevin C. Brown about how work shapes who we are and how we see the world.
Millions of Americans work outside, in agriculture, construction, and many other professions. Still Working looks at the work of a minor league baseball player, a dairy farmer, and a lifeguard.
In the midst of national protests against racism and police brutality, this week Pittsburgh marked the two-year anniversary of the death of Antwon Rose Jr. Rose, who was black, was 17-years-old when he was shot in the back by white East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld.
Eight months later, Rosfeld was found not guilty of homicide, among other charges.
Rose’s death and the subsequent verdict sparked protests throughout the city. The teenager’s name is still chanted at today’s demonstrations.
“Turn up, don’t turn down, we do this for Antwon.”
Rose was 17-years-old when he was shot. He had been running away when an East Pittsburgh Police Officer shot him three times in the back. The officer was charged with manslaughter (and other charges), but convicted on none. pic.twitter.com/mio6kKLsBg
— Katie Blackley (@kate_blackley) June 13, 2020