WASHINGTON, August 25, 2014 — On Wednesday, August 27 at 4p.m., activists will rally outside the Justice Department, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstators will also seek an overhaul of U.S. law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of our police forces.
The rally speakers will feature legal experts and community organizers, including Institute of the Black World President Ron Daniels and No FEAR Coalition leader Marsha Coleman-Abedayo. After the rally, the group will march to Busboys and Poets on 5th & K St NW to attend “Ferguson and Beyond – The Way Forward,” a town hall meeting focusing on police killings of black men, which begins at 6:30 PM. The town hall speakers include Ron Hampton, former head of the National Black Police Association and Hilary Shelton, Director of the DC NAACP.
U.S. police or vigilantes kill a black man every 28 hours
“Michael’s murder is symptomatic of a systemic, racist culture that condones the murder and incarceration of black boys and men at rates highly disproportionate to the general population. U.S. police or vigilantes kill a black man every 28 hours,” says Marsha Coleman-Abedayo of No FEAR Coalition. “We need the full support of the Attorney General’s office to make sure that Michael Brown is not simply another name added to the anonymous statistics and meaningless deaths of African-Americans at the mercy of a merciless system.”
Matthew Fogg, a retired US Marshall stated: “the criminal justice system is racist and aimed at destroying the lives of African-American boys and men. I was ordered to target the Black community for drug related imprisonment instead of following the evidence. There are Michael Brown situations occurring throughout the country and the next one could be a member of your family.”
What: Rally at the Justice Department for Mike Brown and Against Police Brutality
When: Wednesday, August 27th at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: In front of the Department of Justice, Constitution Ave between 9th & 10th St NW, Washington DC
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