[act-ma] 8/09 Mike Brown Unity March Against Police Terror

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Aug 7 10:03:02 PDT 2016


Ferguson 2 Fields Corner: Mike Brown Unity March Against Police Terror

Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Fields Corner, Doherty-Gibson Playground, Corner of Dorchester Ave and 
Park St , MA


On August 9, 2014, a movement was born when a community rose up in 
protest of the killing of Black teenager Michael Brown in the Canfield 
Apartment complex of Ferguson, MO by police officer Darren Wilson. Since 
that moment, the awareness of the all too pervasive and frequent deadly 
use of force by police officers, especially against Black people has 
dominated the public discourse. In protest after protest, killing after 
killing, in city after city, this conflict has been raging.

On July 5th 2016 Alton Sterling was pinned down in Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana by two white police officers, Blaine Salamoni and Howie Lake, 
and shot to death. Less than 48 hours later in Falcon Heights, Minnesota 
another Black man, Philando Castile was shot by police officer Jeronimo 
Yanez 4 times during a traffic stop in front of his girlfriend Lavish 
Reynolds and her 4 year old daughter. And on July 20, 2016, police 
officer Jonathan Aledda shot behavior therapist Charles Kinsey while he 
was taking care of autistic patient in his care.

The world has seen yet again what the police in the U.S. do as routine 
to Black people: they murder them in cold blood. Since 2014 a little 
over 3,000 people have been killed by the police and less than 1% of 
these officers get indicted, let alone convicted and sent to jail for 
their crimes.

On July 13, Mass Action Against Police Brutality called a Unity March 
Against Police Terror to protest these most recent killings and 
highlight many of Boston's and Massachusetts' own victims of police 
violence. This march of 4,000 was diverse, disciplined, loud, but 
peaceful, resulting in no arrests. It started at the Boston Police HQ 
and marched through neighborhoods in Roxbury to an enthusiastic response.

In a follow-up meeting of about 200 people, recognizing the need to 
amplify our voices, Mass Action Against Police Brutality has called 
another unity march this August 9 on the 2nd anniversary of the killing 
of Mike Brown.

This is an appeal for your solidarity and participation in a major 
mobilization on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. This will be another 
important step in building a broad movement of all walks of life to 
demand the end of racist police abuse and murder from our society as 
well as racism in our courts that allow these murderers to go free. We 
hope you will be among the many that will stand up and be counted during 
this moment of truth.

Contact maapb.617 at gmail.com or 617-858-0104 for more info.

Sponsored by
Mass Action Against Police Brutality
A campaign to prosecute the police and jail those who are guilty; open 
all past cases of police brutality; end the harassment of victims and 
witnesses



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