FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Families impacted by police violence and their supporters call nationwide demonstration Tuesday, May 25 demanding prosecution of the police and reopening of past cases on one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd
Contact: Brock Satter, organizer, Mass Action Against Police Brutality; 617.548.4874, firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Families impacted by police violence and their supporters nationwide
What: Nationwide demonstration against police violence
WHERE: Boston, MA, Franklin Park near Zoo entrance on Blue Hill Ave. Nationwide including Boston, MA; New York, NY; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO.
When: Tuesday, May 25, 6PM
Why: Protest police killings nationwide and demand immediate action on ongoing demands for justice by impacted local families and survivors of police brutality in 35 states and counting
Boston, MA, DEMANDS: Justice 4 all! Prosecute the police! Reopen all past cases of police brutality!
The trial of the police murder that shook the world was barely days old before the police killed another unarmed civilian just miles away from where George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police. While the verdict was being announced another civilian, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was killed in Columbus, OH. 13-year-old Adam Toledo of Chicago was killed while his hands were up, Andre Brown, Jr was killed by North Carolina police, and video has just emerged showing the brutal and fatal arrest of Ronald Greene in Louisiana. Every day across the United States, unabated, another civilian is killed by police.
Hundreds of impacted families are joining together to say enough! They are demanding that the police that have killed their loved ones be put in jail. They are demanding that all past cases of police brutality be reopened.
On May 25, in various cities, impacted families will be leading actions in commemoration with the 1-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd to demand Justice for all victims of police brutality in the US and to demand their cases be reopened.
In Boston, local families are also joining this national call. Mass Action Against Police Brutality alongside the fighting families, and community supporters will host a March and Rally, meeting at Franklin Park at the Zoo entrance at 6pm, Tuesday, May 25th. The families of Terrence Coleman, Usaamah Rahim, Juston Root, Eurie Stamps, Jr, and Burrell Ramsey will be demanding the systematic reopening of past cases of police brutality by the county DA’s, the Attorney General, or Governor Charlie Baker. They demand the officers involved should be indicted and the cases go to trial.
“My son was killed by the Boston PD and the FBI. We won’t stop fighting until we win! Please support me and other mothers who have lost their sons to police violence,” said Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim killed by police on June 2, 2015, in Roslindale, MA.
Families are announcing a March on Washington and the Department of Justice on August 28, the 58th anniversary of the historic civil rights march, demanding all cases of police brutality be reopened. The march already has over 260 impacted family members from 35 states that have endorsed and are planning to participate. (https://www.maapb.org/mowdoj.html)