Remembering Aaron Steele

Creator: Bill Swain, Revolutionary Communist Party | Date: 2007-05-08
Collection: Protest Posters of People Killed by Police
Aaron Steele was killed by the Cleveland police on May 8, 2007.
"Aaron Steele, a young man, 23. He was up there at 82nd and Denison, between 81st and 82nd and Denison. The police came up on him as he was waiting for his girlfriend to come out from changing her clothes. They came up on him saying he had loud music. They pulled him out of the truck and claimed they saw a pistol in the back floor of the truck. An eyewitness I talked to said she couldn't believe what they did to him. They just kept firing bullets at him, firing bullets at Aaron. This case was one of three killings by the police after a cop got killed, and that seems to be a pattern in Cleveland. If a cop gets killed, the people are going to pay for it by death. And that's what happened. The other thing with the Aaron was what his mother told me. She said, 'Bill, my husband died of a broken heart because of Aaron being shot down like that.'” --Bill Swain
~ Bill Swain, Revolutionary Communist Party, “Remembering Aaron Steele,” A People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland, accessed June 19, 2018,
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