From the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Southern California

Justice for Feras!

June 3, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


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On Wednesday, May 27, Feras Morad, 20 years old, unarmed, was shot and killed by Long Beach police. Feras was a champion debater. He was a student at Moorpark College who planned to transfer to Cal State Long Beach. He wanted to become a lawyer.

Feras reportedly had a bad reaction to hallucinogenic mushrooms while with friends in Long Beach. He jumped out of a second-story apartment window. Cut, bleeding, in desperate need of medical attention, Feras encountered an officer who had been called to help him. Instead, the cop executed him.

A correspondent for Revolution newspaper spoke with someone who saw the murder. Here is part of what they said:

His hands were in the air like this! He was unarmed. He had no shirt. No shoes. He was wounded. Delirious. He was high on something. .... That child did not need to die. And I hope that cop sees that kid's face for the rest of his life. Because he is a murderer. I can't close my eyes without seeing him. I threw up. I sobbed. I sobbed so much the neighbors thought I knew the kid. I didn't know the kid. I just saw a child get murdered.

How many times have police wantonly killed someone they were called to help? This is part of the nationwide epidemic of murder by police. IT MUST STOP!

Family and friends are holding a candlelight vigil to celebrate Feras' life Wednesday night at 8 pm, at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills (5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd). Join us in solidarity with them.

Justice for Feras!

Thursday, June 4, demand Justice for Feras! at a protest and march to the Long Beach police station called for by Justice for Feras Morad. Join the protest at Lincoln Park in downtown Long Beach. Meet at the Blue Tarp in Lincoln Park at 4 pm. (Lincoln Park is at Pacific Ave. and West Broadway in Long Beach, a 2 minute walk from the downtown Long Beach Blue Line stop.)

Meet up with Stop Mass Incarceration at First Friday at Bixby Knolls in Long Beach. This Friday, June 5th, we'll be gathering up from 6:30 to 7 at Bixby Road and Atlantic, and rolling until 9.

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