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Stolen Lives commemorated

Published Jul 22, 2011 7:48 PM
Photo: Dahoud

Parents and relatives of loved ones who have been killed by police stood up at the Stolen Lives induction ceremony, held on July 17 in New York City’s Lower East Side. At the microphone is Nicholas Heyward Sr., whose 13-year-old son, Nicholas, was killed on Sept. 27, 1994.

The annual event is organized by the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Since last year’s induction ceremony, police in New York and New Jersey have killed at least 32 more people.

Monica Shay — known to many as Kathryn Lee — was remembered at this event. The national coordinator of the Oct. 22nd Coalition, Shay was murdered recently in a massacre of family members. In addition, support was voiced for the hunger strikers at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison.