Community members and activists marched and rallied in support of Aida Guzman on March 9 on Lehigh Avenue between 5th and American Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community. Guzman suffered police brutality by a Philadelphia cop after a Puerto Rican Day Parade in 2012. The judge who heard the case, who was married to a Philadelphia police officer, ruled the cop “not guilty,” despite video proof to the contrary. The Aida Guzman Justice Committee, which called the event, circulated a petition demanding an investigation and calling on the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the Justice Department to intervene.
Community protests police beating
By Workers World Philadelphia bureau on March 17, 2013