Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Kenneth Ray Sampson


August 13, 2020

Kenneth Ray Sampson

May 12, 1954 August 14, 1975

The killing of Blacks by the hands of police officers across the country is way too familiar. The most recent killings has stirred up painful memories of my family's tragedy that occurred in West Monroe, Louisiana. many years ago. The pain and suffering and many nightmares over the past 45 years of my twin brother's death has led me to share my story. On Thursday, August 14, 1975 around 8:30 P.M. my twin brother Kenneth Ray Sampson, (AKA Ray) was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer (the officer was African American) This incident occurre...

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