What’s Happening This Week?

What’s Happening This Week?
Tuesday, July 25th, 8:30 a.m.
Kingston City Court (1 Garraghan Drive)
Solidarity Against State Sanctioned Violence

On July 20th, a 24-year-old Kingston resident was walking home from work when police stopped him to question where he was going, and where he had been. They asked him what was in his hand, and he was holding a beer. 3 - 4 cop cars arrived and because he had no identification on him, the officers kept asking him to repeat his name. A cop came up behind him and tried to put his hands behind his back. Before he knew it, he was face down on the ground. 

While on the ground, curled up in a fetal position, he was pepper sprayed and tased by officers of the Kingston Police Department. He is bruised, scratched and swollen. 
His charges were: Littering, Open Container and Resisting Arrest. 

On Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. he is scheduled to appear in court, and we must send a message of support and solidarity, and let the  Kingston Police Department know that we won't accept this behavior. #BlackLivesMatter !

No comments:

Post a Comment