[act-ma] 10/29 Boston Takes a Knee for Justice -Rally and March

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Oct 26 14:06:34 PDT 2017

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*Boston Takes a Knee for Justice*

· Hosted by Mass Action Against Police Brutality 

Sunday Oct. 29th at 1 PM
State House Boston

The silent protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback 
Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem in protest to the 
scourge of police violence and brutality disproportionately meted out to 
Black people has continued to spread. It has brought a backlash against 
those who have joined the protest whose right to voice their views in 
this manner has been challenged. Kaepernick's protest itself was in 
response to the tens of thousands who have been taking to the streets 
demanding justice throughout the country since the police murder of Mike 
Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014.

When President Trump weighed in on the debate he simply added fuel to 
the fire. The message has become lost somewhat as a debate over the 
right to protest itself. But this was always a protest against police 
brutality and racism.

On the one year anniversary of the deadly police shooting of Terrence 
Coleman in Boston, MA we call on all supporters of this righteous 
protest to join with us as we stand up to the backlash and bring the 
focus back to the victims of police brutality and their families.

We are calling on the State Attorney Maura Healy to reopen the cases of 
police involved shootings of Terrence Coleman, Usaamah Rahim, Burrell 
Ramsey-White, Ross Batista, Denis Reynoso, Eurie Stamps, and all other 
victims of police brutality in the state of Massachusetts. We also 
protest in solidarity with the people of St Louis who have been taking 
to the streets since the acquittal of officer Jason Stockley for the 
murder of Anthony Lamar Smith in September.

Immediately appoint a special prosecutor to reopen all past cases of 
police brutality!

Jail all killer cops!

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