March for Justice and Police Accountability
Saturday, April 24th 12:00 Noon
The Portland Police are getting away with murder. District Attorney Michael Schrunk refuses to prosecute these murderous cops and Mayor Vera Katz refuses to not only push for their prosecution, but she also consistently opposes a citizen's committee to oversee the police. We have got to take matters into our own hands. We have got to stand up for ourselves, for our families, our friends, and our community. The inquest process is an insult to the people of Portland and those who have been brutalized and murdered by the police. The last two inquests in 1975 and 1985 resulted in no prosecution of the cops, who murdered people and got away with it. Past grand juries have refused to indict Portland cops who were guilty of murder. Our liberal and religious leaders and politicians are telling us to remain calm, to have faith in the system and justice will come. What exactly has ever changed by remaining calm and trusting the system? It is the very system that is committing the murder. It is the very system that is creating the injustice and allowing it to continue. Believing that justice will come from this system is not only foolish, but sheer suicide. How many more funerals do we have to plan before we stand up for ourselves and say NO MORE? We demand an end to these murderous cops!
This March for Justice and Police Accountability begins an effort by the people of Portland to:
1) Ensure Jason Sery, the Portland Police Bureau officer who shot and killed unarmed James Perez is prosecuted for murder.
2) Ensure a Citizen's Committee to Oversee the Portland Police conduct is established with independent disciplinary power.
Join the people of Portland for this March for Justice and Police Accountability. Meet at 12:00 Noon, April 24th at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland.
Volunteers are needed to help promote the March. Download the pdf poster at http://www.arissa.org and distribute or call us at (503) 972-1140.
phone: (503) 972-1140
address: P.O. Box 6058, Portland, OR 97228