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