Call From Los Angeles for National Stoppage Because of Shootings by Police

Mobilization Against Police Brutality Will Take Place April 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the LAPD

April 11, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


By: Jorge Morales Almada
Published in La Opinión April 10, 2015 (Translation by

photo by Jorge MoralesCall for a labor strike April 14 in protest against police brutality. (La Opinión caption, translation Photo: Jorge Morales

Activists from Los Angeles are calling for a national stoppage against the deaths caused by police in different cities throughout the country.

This Thursday members of the organization Stop Mass Incarceration Network stood in front of the downtown headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to join the mobilization in condemnation of the murder of Walter Scott, shot by a South Carolina policeman.

“Next April 14, we are calling for people to stay out of school and work and join us for a rally here at the LAPD at 1:00 p.m.,” stated Keith James, spokesman for the organization.

According to James, since July of 2014, when a New York police officer strangled Eric Garner, more than 800 people have died in this country as a result of police brutality, and an overwhelming majority of the victims have been African American and Latino.

In Los Angeles, the deaths of Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego stand out, apparently caused by abuse of force by officers during their arrests.

Oscar Ramirez, whose son with the same name died last October after being shot by sheriffs in Paramount, will be joining next week’s protest.

Ramirez commented, “Many people no longer trust the police because the police are acting like idiots and that has to change, they are killing innocent people, they killed my son in broad daylight, he was unarmed.”

Volunteers Needed... for and Revolution

Send us your comments.

If you like this article, subscribe, donate to and sustain Revolution newspaper.