Citizens of Portland target intersections to demand justice and police accountability.
PORTLAND OREGON- In response to the recent murder of James Perez by the Portland police, the Arissa organization, citizens that support it, will occupy key intersections to demand justice and police accountability. Today starting at 1pm will occupy key intersections that enter and exit this city (Portland).
It is not difficult to demonstrate a patten of state repression. People of color, the homeless, disabled, poor, and politically radical have been violently targeted by "Portland finest." Couching this discussion in the context of party politics is abusive at best. The political machinations of this local goverment have supported, and have continued to aid in repressive acts across party lines. The murder of James Perez is just one in a string of unjustifiable homicides by the Portland police.
It is time to recognize that the politial systems of this country are fundamentally corrupt, and act accordingly.
This Saturday the Arissa organization and it's supporters will March for Justice and Police Accountabillity. This march will begin at Pioneer Courthouse Square, April 24 at 12:00 Noon.
This March for Justice and Police Accountability begins an effort by the people of Portland to:
1) Ensure the prosecution of Jasen Sery, the Portland Police Officer that shot and killed the unarmed citizen James Parez.
2) Ensure the establishmen of a Citizens' Committee to Oversee the Portland Police's conduct, with disciplinary power.
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