Philadelphia protesters target police ‘summit’
Philadelphia community members protested outside of a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Jan. 15. Among the protesters were the mothers of two Philadelphia-area men gunned down by police. The meeting, which was inexplicably shielded from public view, was one in a series of summits between Holder and law enforcement officials throughout the country aimed at “fostering trust” between police and the public.
Protesters held an open mic session to air grievances against Philadelphia police, demand justice for victims of police brutality and urge members of the community to join the growing movement against systemic racism and police occupation of oppressed neighborhoods.