Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:10:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Portland Copwatch < email@example.com>
There will be a march and rally for Justice for Kendra James this
Saturday, May 24 beginning at noon at Alberta Park.
As many of you know, the Grand Jury came back Monday without a criminal
indictment of Officer Scott McCollister, who shot James on May 5.
A coalition of community organizations and individuals including
members of the Albina Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring the event. It
begins with the rally at noon, at Alberta Park (on NE Killingsworth and
20th), with the march starting at 1 PM, heading past Northeast
and ending on the Skidmore Overpass (N Michigan and Skidmore) at the
Please spread the word. Organizations are asked to bring banners to
their support for the struggle to end police violence. We hope that
of the groups and individuals who came out against the war on Iraq to
rallies which also called for an end to the war at home will climb on
board this important local justice issue.
A flyer for the event is available on our website at
For more information or to get involved, please contact Pastor R.
at (503) 287-7377 or Joe "Bean" Keller at (503) 493-3533x24.
FYI so far efforts for change are centered around trying to change the
grand jury process and the laws guiding police shootings at a state
(contact Sens. Margaret Carter and Avel Gordly for more info), and the
is also calling for more power for the Independent Police Review
more diversity training, and other changes to prevent more tragedies.
We will try to keep you posted on upcoming community forums and
events--some of them have been called with just a day's notice; things
should slow down just a little bit now.