170 People Meet in Atlanta, Announce
April 14, 2015 National Shut Down of Business as Usual to Stop Police Murder of Black and Brown People

February 9, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


For Immediate Release Steven Yip 347 979 7646
February 8, 2015

170 People Meet in Atlanta, Announce April 14, 2015
National Shut Down of Business as Usual
to Stop Police Murder of Black and Brown People

On February 7 and 8, a wide variety of people, numbering over 170, gathered in Atlanta from across the country. At this meeting called by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, people forged a plan of action to launch to a national day of action on April 14 to stop the police murder of Black and Brown people.

The call for April 14 in part states, “No business as usual. We will not go back ... we will take our movement to STOP wanton police murder to a whole new level ...” Those who attended stated that “On this day, thousands of students must walk out of school, take over buildings and go on strike at colleges and high schools nationwide. People must gather and march in cities all across the U.S. The normal routine of this society includes wanton police murder of Black and Brown people. Everyone must disrupt that normal routine.”

They demand:

The murder of Black and Brown people by the police MUST STOP.
Justice for all the victims of brutal, murdering police.
Indict, convict and send killer cops to jail—the whole damn system is guilty as hell.
Stop the repression targeting the protests—Drop all the charges against all those arrested.

The 170 attendees included, people from New York; Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Houston; Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago; St. Louis/Ferguson, Missouri; Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, and Stockton, California; Seattle; Maryland; Atlanta and several more.

Participants included students, the religious people, revolutionary communists, Black nationalists, lawyers, artists, teachers, families of people murdered by the police and people incarcerated in the prisons of the U.S., LGBT activists, and immigrants.

Commitment toward the April 14 day of action was demonstrated by the pledges to raise $10,000 in seed money by February 22, 2015.


Stop Mass Incarceration Network
c/o P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station
New York, NY 10002-0900
Email: stopmassincarceration@gmail.com
Web: www.stopmassincarceration.org
Twitter: @StopMassIncNet
347-979-SMIN (7646)

The “Stop Mass Incarceration: We’re Better Than That!” Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Tax-deductible contributions accepted, and checks should be made payable to the “Alliance for Global Justice”, with “Stop Mass Incarceration Network” in the memo line and sent to the address above. Contributions also accepted online at www.stopmassincarceration.org/donate.html

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