Calling for an end to the epidemic of racist police murder, demonstrators shut down San Francisco’s Market Street, in the heart of the city’s shopping district, for more than two hours on Saturday, Dec. 6, following a militant march from the Mission District.
Hundreds took to the streets in Los Angeles, marching many miles from Leimert Park to LA City Hall. The following testimonies occurred in Leimert Park during a passionate rally just before the march began.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) condemned President Obama’s appointment of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, former chief of D.C. police from 1998 to 2007, to co-lead a presidential task force on militarized police tactics and equipment.
Incredibly, as 2014 draws to a close, we are witnessing the re-intensification of the seemingly endless U.S. war in the Middle East, and a deepening of the complex crises that previous interventions have inflicted on the long suffering peoples of the region.