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Stolen lives rally: ‘Jail killer cops! Stop racist police brutality!’
Published Oct 31, 2008 8:54 PM
“I will not be silenced. Until people can walk the streets without
fear of rogue police, I will continue to advocate on behalf of stolen
lives!” said Juanita Young today at a Harlem rally and march called by
the Oct. 22 Coalition. Young is a legally blind Black grandmother who just last
week beat six frame-up charges filed against her by the Bronx, N.Y., police.
(Workers World, Oct. 24)
Ever since her 23-year-old son Malcolm Ferguson was killed by the police in
2000— Ferguson was unarmed and without any legal violation—Young
has been a relentless voice against police brutality. Many times she has faced
threats and physical attacks by racist forces.
Margarita Rosario, mother of
Rosario killed by NYPD.
Today Young was one of too many speakers—mostly Black or [email protected]
parents—who have lost sons and daughters to police murderers. These
parents and supporters united to build a coalition in 1966 to have an annual
protest to expose the epidemic of police brutality. They work on the Stolen
Lives Project, which documents cases of murders by law enforcement agents
throughout the country. For further information, contact
No justice, no peace!
—Report and photos by Anne Pruden
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