The verdict is a racist denial of justice, we will #riseup4trayvon #wearetrayvon
No to racism, police brutality and racial profiling!
Jobs and schools, not jails!
End mass incarceration and deportations!
End stop & frisk and the war on youth!
Plan to hold justice assemblies in downtown squares, in communities, at schools and at busy street corners in your city or town. Distribute flyers; hold youth and community speak outs, marches and protests. The murder of Trayvon Martin should be generalized with other local cases of atrocities against youth, especially youth of color.
It’s critical at this moment for the movement to define this issue rather than the big business media or those who have little interest in defending Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and poor youth.
We are issuing this emergency call because the justice system has failed. It is riddled with racism and class bias. It is a system that jails over 2.3 million mainly people of color and keeps another 5 million under the repressive thumb of parole and probation status and a system that is not successfully prosecuting racist police or wanna’be cops like Zimmerman.
Show your outrage and solidarity in the streets & on social media. Use the hashtags:
This call was issued by the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, founded at the 10,000 person March 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin demonstration in Baltimore City which shut downtown Baltimore and City Hall down for five hours. Organizers called for a people’s vote and the convening of the June 30, 2012 Peoples Assembly to Stop Police Terror and Abuse. Go to www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org
Call: 410-218-4835 or 410-500-2168 or 212-633-6646.