Protest against the NYPD for Sean Bell

In Misc. on December 5, 2006 at 12:46 pm

The following info was forwarded to me.  This is tomorrow, so anyone in NYC who is interested should try to make it down there.

(I’m not sure which group(s) are organizing this, but it seems to be THE protest for this topic. )  Does anyone know if they have a permit?  I’m assuming that they do since it is at NYPD headquarters.

NYC Police Are Out Of Control! City-Wide Protest Demonstration

Sat Dec 2, 2006 7:25 pm (PST)

December 6–NYCityWide Protest Demonstration Against Police Terror
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:27 am (PST)

For Immediate Release
Contact: Public Relations (718) 398-1766

NYC Police Are Out Of Control!
City-Wide Protest Demonstration
NYPD Headquarters
One Police Plaza, Downtown NYC

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 4:30pm

New York “The November 25th NYPD 50 bullet
fusillade, resulting in the murder of unarmed
Sean Bell, underscores the urgent need for a
fundamental change in the NYC police
department. The New York City Police
Department has escalated its aggression toward
the Black community across the city. Community
leaders are mobilizing a grassroots resistance
movement to demand Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly rein in their
rabid police force.

Petty incidents like sitting on your front
porch; or drinking an open beer or playing your
music too loud in your yard at a family
barbeque are treated like acts of terrorism.
Swarms of police descend on the hapless victim
and the situation quickly escalates to police
brutality, false arrests and imprisonment,”
said Kamau Brown of Bedford Stuyvesant.
It’s  happening all over the city. We have
to back them up and the only way we can is to
mobilize and organize against it together. One
by one we can’t win, but together we can.

The December 12th Movement, a human rights
organization, will lead a protest rally to Resist Fascism and the Rise of the American Police Statee on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
at 4:30pm at NYPD Headquarters – One Police
Plaza, Downtown NYC. Community activists,
elected officials, and grassroots community
residents will speak out about what is
happening on the grounds in the domestic
war zone.

The issues on the agenda include the police
profiling of Black youth; NYPD / Homeland
Security occupation of the Black community;
police aggression, harassment and overkill, as
well as President Bushs assault on Habeas
Corpus; the erosion of civil rights; and Iraq
war for oil.

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