“On July 17, 2014 Staten Island resident Eric Garner was strangled to death by NYPD officers. He was harassed by officers who suspected him of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes. For that, he lost his life. Eric knew this was wrong. Shortly before he was killed, he said something else: 'This Stops Today.' ”
Join Community Voices Heard, ENJAN, leaders in the community and students tomorrow, Monday, 12pm in front of the Federal Bankruptcy Court (355 Main St, Poughkeepsie) to demand justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and the many other unarmed black people who have been murdered at the hands of a deeply racist police system.
The white police officers responsible for these murders were not indicted for these crimes on the state level. This is not a state issue; it’s a national crisis! Black men, women, queer, and transgender people are targeted, harassed, brutalized and killed by the cops across the country just for being black on a daily basis.
We will be meeting in front of the Federal Bankruptcy Court at 355 Main St (12pm) this Monday (Dec 8).
because now more than ever our Federal Government needs to take action and indict these men on federal charges.
Join us as we rally and march from 12 - 2pm.
Here in Poughkeepsie, we have the power to help fight back against the racist police and stand in solidarity with the people in Ferguson and allies across the country to let the Federal Government know, the time to act is now! We will
not accept the terrorizing of black lives.
- DRESS WARMLY
- Bring signs
- Use the hashtags #ThisStopsToday, #ShutItDown, #BlackLivesMatter
Community Voices Heard Poughkeepsie
Vassar Black Students Union
Poughkeepsie Ferguson Action Leadership Team
End the New Jim Action Network