From Stop Mass Incarceration Network:

Wednesday, March 2:
A Major Day of Resistance to Stop Police Terror Chicago
Indict All the Murdering Cops & Everyone Involved in the Cover-Ups
Stop Police Murder: Which Side Are You On?

February 8, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


Chicago, December 9, 2015

Chicago, December 9, 2015. Photo: Bobbosphere


What is happening in Chicago is a concentration of what is going on across the country, a national emergency: where police terror is the spearhead of a genocidal assault on Black and Latino people. Police continue to murder people without letup and the whole damn system goes into gear to exonerate these killer cops. THIS MUST STOP NOW.

In Chicago tremendous outrage has erupted over the video of the police execution of Laquan McDonald, and what has come to light in similar cases, as well as the lies and cover-up by all the institutions of Injustice, from the police to the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), to the state’s attorney, mayor, and more. This has caused a crisis to erupt where large sections of people find this intolerable.

Since the Laquan video was released, thousands of people have poured out into the streets in weeks of protests. Yet the police continue to murder, and the very powers-that-be who covered up for the murdering cops are stalling for time, working to suppress and diffuse the outrage and protest by promising “investigations” and “reforms,” for example getting more tasers. No! We cannot let them get away with this; we will not get used to police terror. We are not waiting for reforms. Stopping police murder is going to take a movement of mass, defiant and determined resistance. Our simple demands are: STOP POLICE MURDER! WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? and Indict All the Murdering Cops and All Those Who Are Part of the Cover-ups and Send Them All to Jail!

Therefore, we call for a powerful day of resistance against police murder, Wednesday, March 2, with two major actions:

March 2, 12 noon-2 pm
“Stolen Lives” Families Demand Justice
Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building), Clark and Randolph
Many families whose loved ones were murdered by police will gather with others to dramatically bring to life the humanity of those whose lives were stolen by law enforcement through reading the names, testimony, art and song. They will demand justice and call on everyone to join them in standing up to STOP POLICE MURDER, and for the indictment of all the murdering cops and those who covered up for them. All Stolen Lives families are invited.

March 2, 3-6 pm
No Business as Usual as Long as Murdering Police Walk Free

Protests will disrupt the evening rush hour, meet-up place downtown (to be announced)
This action will be announced publicly well in advance, it will be controversial. It is meant to draw the line to challenge people from all walks of life—from the people most under the terror of the police, to people from the suburbs who feel this outrage is intolerable—to take a stand: POLICE MURDER MUST STOP! WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? There is no neutral. We cannot allow the police to continue to murder with impunity and get away with it with the approval and complicity of the institutions of so-called “justice.” Indict All the Murdering Cops and All Those Who Are Part of the Cover-ups and Send Them All to Jail!

Everyone who is opposed to police murder can find a way to be part of this protest. People will gather at a central location downtown beginning at 3 pm. There will be one group of volunteers who will take nonviolent direct action to disrupt rush hour. Hundreds of other people who choose not to take part in nonviolent civil disobedience are needed to protest in support of and in conjunction with those who do.

Organize groups now from your high school, colleges, faith community, workplaces, neighborhoods to flood into downtown Chicago on March 2 from 3 to 6 pm. Resistance must intensify and broaden to one where many, many more people from all sections of society must take a stand. No one with a beating heart should stand aside.

Stop Mass • Stop Police Terror


Facebook: stopmassincerationnetwork


Phone: 646.709.1961

P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York, NY 10002-0900


Facebook: SMINChicago


Phone: 312.933.9586


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