This event is in response to a nationwide call from Stop Police Terror: http://www.stoppoliceterror.org/take_to_the_streets_if_goodson_walks
"Baltimore police MURDERED Freddie Gray.
Yet the courts are letting the killer cops walk free one by one. This is totally unacceptable.
When the verdict is announced – show your outrage, take to the streets, starting at the courthouse.
Freddie was chased and beaten down by cops who arrested him for nothing. Video shows him bent like a pretzel. They ignored his cries of pain and threw him in the police van. Then the cops subjected him to the kind of “rough ride” that has terrorized many Black people in Baltimore. This was a modern day lynching, and it’s the kind of thing police in this country inflict on Black and Brown people with impunity, all the damn time!
They are letting the murdering cops go free on the installment plan. The first trial of one of the cops who was involved in Freddie’s murder ended in a mistrial, and the cop in the 2nd trial was found not guilty. Now the cop who gave Freddie that “rough ride” is on trial. We cannot sit back while the system engages in another mockery of justice and let another killer cop walk.
What we do matters a great deal. There wouldn’t even have been trials of any of these killer cops if people hadn’t rebelled after Freddie’s death. We must take things into our hands and demand justice for Freddie Gray, and for all the victims of brutal, murdering cops.
The day the verdict is announced take to the streets, starting outside the courthouse, 100 Calvert at Lexington, Baltimore
Justice for Freddie Gray – CONVICT & JAIL the Murdering Cops
List of sponsoring/organizing groups and individuals in formation, including:
Carl Dix, of the Revolutionary Communist Party, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network with Dr. Cornel West.
Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, who was murdered by Baltimore police on July 18, 2013.
Qiara Butler, cousin of Tyrone West
Rev. Carl David Olson, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
Tariq Touré, Baltimore Muslim essayist, poet and educator
Wayne AmonRa, outspoken voice in West Baltimore with radio show on WOLB-FM.
For more information and to add your name/organization to the list of sponsors, email to email@example.com
or fill out the form below." (go to http://www.stoppoliceterror.org/take_to_the_streets_if_goodson_walks )
In Seattle we will also take to the streets at 6pm on the day the verdict is announced. The judge now says he will do this Thursday June 24. Meet up at Westlake Park 4th and Pine at 6pm. NOTE: From Westlak we will take to the streets, so be at Westlake at 6pm or you will miss us.