Members of “Mothers for Justice United” marched and participated in various activities in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 to 10, to demand an end to the epidemic of police terror and other forms of state violence directed against Black and Brown communities.
Maria Hamilton demanded justice for her son, Dontre Hamilton, whom killer cop Christopher Manney shot 14 times and killed on April 30, 2014, in Milwaukee. Andrea Irwin, mother of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old Black youth whom killer cop Matt Kenney murdered on March 6 in Madison, Wis., also participated, as did other mothers of police victims.
“This is a call for everybody to wake up,” Hamilton said as the main march began May 9. “We are here on behalf of our babies to tell the United States government that we aren’t going anywhere. We aren’t going to continue to keep burying our babies. Do something and do it now.”
Mothers For Justice United is planning a series of actions across the U.S. this spring and summer. For more information: facebook.com/mothersforjusticeunited.