Individuals for Justice will hold a vigil starting tomorrow at 0900 in front of our City Hall to wait for the Council to address the shooting of Aaron Campbell in a way that makes us all proud to be part of this city. We must have a Police Review Board that is independent with subpoena power. We must trust those on this board and not worry that once again we will be told that all is well and our police are doing a good job. When a human life is taken by a decision of our police, we must know the reason why and what danger really existed and not some cover story or excuses by good cops, this must stop. Many of the police officers I have come into contact with are doing their jobs to the best of their ability, but rogue police must know that their days are numbered being a police officer. So we will stay a bit in front of the City Hall every Wednesday from about 0830 until 0930 to remind our representatives we are not going away until we feel that the police are on our side and not just their side.
We will be few in the beginning, but we will stay as long as it takes. Want us to go away, announce an Independent Review Board that Community Leaders are satisfied will change the attitude of shoot first, ask questions later.
Come join us it you can, if you can't, stop by and say hello. I know this is short notice concerning tomorrow, but we will be there next week, the week after that and so on; this will be a long and difficult fight for justice.
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice
Veterans Against Torture
Veterans for Justice