The Chicago Police Department is at war with our low-income communities, and communities of color.
Occupy Chicago: Anaheim Solidarity March Against Ongoing Police Repression
On Saturday, July 21, Anaheim, CA police officers murdered 25-year-old Manuel Diaz, shooting him in the back and head as he ran from them. When Manuel’s friends, family and neighbors gathered to voice outrage over the murder, police responded with continued violence, releasing an attack dog, as well as shooting rubber bullets and beanbag projectile at the crowd, which included small children. Subsequent protests have been met with additional force, resulting in multiple injuries and arrests.
The ad-hoc Anaheim Solidarity Group in Chicago calls for a march to be held in support of those facing continued police violence and state repression in Anaheim. Participants will gather this Friday, July 27th, at 8pm in Millennium Park, at 201 E Randolph, where they will create banners, signs, and chalk messages in solidarity with Anaheim. The march will step off at 9pm.
Marta Marlin of the Anaheim Solidarity Group says,
Chicago is no stranger to police violence. The Chicago Police Department is at war with our low-income communities, and communities of color. We remember Rekia Boyd, gunned down by an off-duty police officer this March, and the victims of torture at the hands of Chicago police officers, who were recently awarded millions in court settlements. Enough is enough! We stand in solidarity with the people of Anaheim, as we continue our own struggles against police violence and oppression.
1. We need a whole different breed of human to get involved in law enforcement.
Because right now it seems to be attracting men with no sense of honor, no sense of justice, and a low IQ attached to a big ego. When a police department acts like they are in Chicago, they are nothing more than criminals and thugs themselves. They can pat themselves on the back all they want. They won't be able to escape the reality of who and what they are in reality. A bunch of jerks and assholes. Whoever pulled the trigger on Manuel Diaz ought to be in prison.