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October 22, 2007
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation
GATHER at 12 Noon
Los Angeles St & 1st St
MARCH at 2pm
to MacArthur Park
RALLY & VIGIL at 5pm
6th & Parkview
October 22nd has come to be recognized as a concentrated day of resistance -- a national
day when people all over the country, through different means of expression, come together to STOP police brutality,
repression, and the criminalization of a generation. There is a nationwide epidemic
of police brutality and repression, as well as a bloody US War of Terror around the
world. Meanwhile the government uses fear tactics to keep people afraid of speaking
out. This is why it is even more important
that YOU come out and protest this year!
Why? Because our acts of resistance give others the courage to stand up.
Since the Bush Administration launched its war on terror, police brutality and killings
have escalated. But it doesn’t stop there.
Police brutality and killings by law
enforcement did not start with Bush, but they have escalated dramatically since the launch of their “War on Terror.” Searches and seizures, racial profiling, attacks on
Arabs, South Asians and Muslims, raids
on immigrants, security stops and bag
checks, and police terror raids on certain
neighborhoods are now the order of the day.
Sean Bell, an unarmed man, was killed by NYPD with 50 shots on the morning of his wedding day. At least 10 more have
been killed by NYPD since then. Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year old grandmother, was shot and killed by undercover Atlanta PD in her own home. A Pittsburgh officer pulled
a gun on 7-year old Joshalyn Lawton when he approached the window of her mother’s car during a routine traffic stop. Francisco
Mondragon was murdered by the LAPD,
though he was a known schizophrenic
armed with only a screwdriver.
There has been wave after wave of anti-immigrant attacks across the country. Ice raids have terrorized hard working families across the country. This year, police and border patrol in San Diego County have
murdered more than 17 people. Chicago,
Minneapolis, Detroit, Greensboro, and other
areas report stepped up criminalization and
arrests of homeless people & immigrants.
Victoria Arellano, a transgender 23 year old, died chained to a bed at the
immigration detention facility.
Demonstrators at protests are increasingly
being met with repression. Remember May
1st when police attacked an immigration rights demonstration in MacArthur park. As brutal as it was, not a single officer was removed from the force after that
disgusting display of widespread brutality!
In the crusade to “fight terrorism,” law enforcement has attacked clergy, lawyers,
children and parents of those whom they have killed and who dare to speak out against police brutality. Last November,
Juanita Young, mom of Malcolm Ferguson
(killed by NYPD in 2000) and outspoken
activist, was brutally attacked by 8 cops and arrested in her own home, then handcuffed
to a hospital bed and tortured
by the cops on duty for 4 days.
But Juanita did NOT back down, she continues to fight! Recently her efforts
produced a court victory in which she
won mill! Also, grassroots publicizing of the taped beating of William Cardenas
by the LAPD led to William’s release
from jail and public uproar against the police department. People’s victories are on the rise, together we can gain more!
“You can’t give in. They will try to... break your spirit. If you don’t resist and keep on fighting, they will be able to get away with what they’re trying to do to us.”-Juanita Young
Help build & organize for the
12th Annual October 22nd March
to Stop Police Brutality!
The October 22nd Coalition meets
Sundays at 4:30pm
@ 253 W. MLK Blvd, LA, 90037
For info contact:
We wear black every October 22nd in memory of those whose lives have been stolen from us by police.
Oliver “Big O” Lefiti
and thousands more...
October 22 is the day to stand to STOP police brutality, resist an increased police state, as well as world wide war. We ask YOU to endorse this call, attend the march, & join us to organize Oct. 22nd!
No More Stolen Lives! Fight Back! October 22nd, Wear Black!