ALEX NIETO RISES!
Friday, August 22 • 12 noon: March for Civil Rights against Police Killings!
from Alex Nieto Memorial, Bernal Heights Park ring road, north side to Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Friday, August 22 • 3 pm: Rally
at Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, August 21 • Sunset & Sunrise Vigils
at Alex Nieto Memorial, Bernal Heights Park ring road, north side
On Thursday night, August 21, the five-month anniversary of Alex’s killing, we will hold a family-friendly vigil starting at 7 pm until midnight. (No alcohol, no drugs please.) Join in poetry, singing, story-telling, ceremony, or even a hunger fast. Come for a moment or come for the whole thing! Bring material to make signs for the march.
On Friday morning, August 22, we will hold a 5am sunrise ceremony with danzantes calling on the four directions to guide us through the march that day, followed by Buddhist chant. Mesha Irizarry, mother of Idriss Stelley (born Aug. 20th, 1977, killed by SFPD June 2001) will also be in attendance, and in memory of her son, she will lead those present in a reading of the names of those killed in past decades by SFPD.
Please join our Facebook Event Page for the Sunset & Sunrise Vigils.
Friday, August 22 • 12 noon • March for Civil Rights against Police Killings!
On Friday noon, August 22nd, march with us from Bernal Heights, from the spot where our beloved brother Alex Nieto was unlawfully killed by the San Francisco Police Department, over to Mission Street, and down to the United States federal courthouse in San Francisco’s Civic Center. We will join the Nieto Family in submitting a federal civil complaint to activate the machinery of justice to learn the truth and expose SFPD lies. (The City will now be forced to hand over 911 call(s), witness statements, police reports, autopsy report, photos, video, etc.)
JOIN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AGAINST POLICE KILLINGS!
Since 1990, 376 San Francisco police officers have fired their weapons (45 of them have done so repeatedly). In that period, 65 people have died in officer-involved shootings, and more have been seriously injured or killed by gun shots or other acts of police brutality. None of those incidents have resulted in criminal charges against officers involved. SFPD is not infallible; the criminal system is rigged to deny justice in any incident of police brutality. We will no longer accept the fear and degradation imposed by the police. We demand a federal investigation into decades of SFPD abuses. Police killings are a Bay Area epidemic: Oscar Grant, Kenneth Harding Jr., Alan Blueford, Andy Lopez, Yanira Serrano-Garcia, Errol Chang, the four recent killings of Latino men in Salinas, and now the latest killing of Jacorey Calhoun in Oakland. People of all races and ethnicities join in action to protect their most basic civil and human right: Life—and specifically, the lives of youth of color.