In the wake of these murders, along with other attacks on Muslim-Americans this week such as the assault on a Muslim family in Dearborn and the burning of a Muslim school for children in Houston, it is imperative that activists confront Islamophobia and anti-Arab bigotry in whatever form it takes.
Calling for an end to the epidemic of racist police murder, demonstrators shut down San Francisco’s Market Street, in the heart of the city’s shopping district, for more than two hours on Saturday, Dec. 6, following a militant march from the Mission District.
Hundreds took to the streets in Los Angeles, marching many miles from Leimert Park to LA City Hall. The following testimonies occurred in Leimert Park during a passionate rally just before the march began.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) condemned President Obama’s appointment of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, former chief of D.C. police from 1998 to 2007, to co-lead a presidential task force on militarized police tactics and equipment.