Tag Archive: Police Brutality

May 18

Wed 5/20 Action – Funeral for Youth Jobs and Against Police Violence

We need *you* and *everyone you know* to come! Please share widely! E-mail, call, & tell people. Share on Facebook. And *RSVP* to action@yjpuboston.org. Wednesday, May 20 3:00 pm at Park Street T Funeral for Youth Jobs & People Lost to Police Violence Wear black and march with us to City Hall. POLICE FUNDING goes …

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Apr 07

Black & Blue pt. II – Town Hall Forum on Policing – Thursday April 16 – 5PM @ Dudley Library

RSVP Via Facebook Black & Blue pt. II Examining the Relationship between Communities of Color and the BPD Town Hall Forum on Policing Topics: – State Legislation – City Proposals – DOJ Investigation – Police Misconduct – Police Killing Of Civilians – CO-OP – Civilian Review Board – IAD Process – Police Decertification Info Session …

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Jan 20

Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD

[Via Blackstonian] Please sign on to and spread the word about this letter urging the US Department of Justice to help investigate and reform the Boston Police Department: Letter to DOJ: Investigate and help reform BPD January 15, 2014 The Honorable Eric Holder, Jr. The Honorable Loretta Lynch Attorney General of the United States U.S. …

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Dec 17

Stick It To Em – Sticker Making Party for Demz, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all victims of police brutality.

Using Art to Advocate for Justice, Police Accountability and Victims of Police Brutality RSVP via Facebook Join us for an evening of art making with local artist Jacob Leidolf. We will be making stickers (see examples) that pay tribute to victims of police brutality and killed by officers or that have more general messages like “stop …

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Dec 02

Sticker Making Party: Using Art to Advocate for Justice, Police Accountability and Victims of Police Brutality

Join us for an evening of art making with local artist Jacob Leidolf. We will be making stickers (see examples below) that pay tribute to victims of police brutality and killing by officers or that have more general messages like “stop police brutality” or “don’t shoot”. These stickers will be made available to organizers locally …

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Oct 09

Black & Blue: Discussing The Relationship Between BPD & Communities Of Color

In the wake of yet another killing of a young Black man by Police, this time in St. Louis, we invite you to join us for a Community Town Hall Meeting on police and community relations right here in Boston where BPD have shot and killed more than 20 people in the last 20 years, …

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Aug 14

National Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Brutality (Boston)

On 8/14, people will gather in cities across the country to take part in a national moment of silence for victims of police brutality. Please join us INSIDE BOSTON COMMON in front of the Massachusetts State House at 7:00 PM this Thursday. We will be gathering to stand in solidarity with recent victims of police …

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Jan 15

Justice for Mark Fernandes McMullen

A message from Karen McMullen, the sister of Mark McMullen who was shot and killed by the BPD last September regarding the recent award given to BPD Officer Chris Carr for his actions in the out of district chase and subsequent shooting of Mark: Thank you all for supporting us as we try to get …

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Jan 09

Shame on the BPD! Awards for Officers Involved In Controversial Cases of Police Brutality Spark Outrage

The Boston Police Dept., with its characterless disregard for the people and communities of color they are supposed to serve, have decided to award three officers involved in controversial, racially charged, high profile cases of police brutality, as part of this years annual performance awards. In recognizing officers Brian R. Dunford, Michael T. McManus, and Christopher …

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Oct 19

OCUPA EL BARRIO – BOSTON

BLACK-UPY BOSTON: NEGROS | LATINOS | GENTE DE CABO VERDE DE DEWEY SQUARE A DUDLEY SQUARE Viernes 21 de OCT, 2011 | 6 pm DUDLEY SQUARE PLAZA (En el cruce entre Dudley St., Malcolm X Blvd., y Washington St.) Cuestiones que se discutirán: INJUSTICIA ECONÓMICA | DESEMPLEO | REGISTRO CRIMINAL CORI | VIOLENCIA / ASESINATOS …

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Oct 18

Occupy the Hood Boston – Friday October 21 6PM Dudley Sq.

Join the Blackstonian, 10,000 Strong Boston, Voices of Liberation, Brothers for Boston, the Union of Minority Neigborhoods, the National Action Network, and solidarity from Occupy Boston. We are trying to utilize the energy and passion generated by the organizers of the Occupy movement around the issues of forclosures, unemployment, education, police brutality, economic injustice, human services, …

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Mar 14

Public Condemnation of statements made by Jim Carnell of Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association and Editor of The Pax Centurion

We, Concerned Citizens, Community Activists, Voting and Tax Paying Residents of Boston, join together to publicly condemn statements made by James Carnell of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPD Union) and Editor of the Pax Centurion (BPD Union Newspaper). In the current Jan/Feb Edition of the Pax Centurion (Vol. 41 No. 1), Jim Carnell refers …

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Oct 29

Press Conference @BPD HQ re: Police Brutality 10/28/10

Press Conference @BPD HQ re: Police Brutality 10/28/10 from Jamarhl Crawford on Vimeo. Ongoing coverage at Blackstonian.com

Oct 29

Boston Police criticized for rough arrest

(NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) – Several community leaders are criticizing Boston Police officer for being too rough during the arrest of a teen in Roxbury. The perception among some community leaders is that dialogue is not open with police. They want these officers suspended without pay. A call to prayer followed the call for change …

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Oct 29

Community Leaders Hold Press Conference Outside BPD Headquarters To Address Videotaped Police Beating of 16-year-old

One surefire way to rile activists is to beat a teenager in plain sight, and tell witnesses that they can’t record the free-for-all. Needless to say, more than a few folks are furious in the wake of news that Boston Police Department officers jabbed and kicked a 16-year-old inside a Roxbury Community College building this …

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Jul 08

Oscar Grant Trial: Oakland Protestor Looks Back & Speaks out (Why I Engaged the Police)

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May 17

7-year-old girl, Aiyana Jones, Killed in Detroit Police Raid

Aiyana Stanley Jones, 7 years old, was shot while she was sleeping on a couch when a Detroit police officer’s weapon went off as he was searching for a homicide suspect. Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee stated that the little girl was hit in the neck by a bullet and died at the hospital. “This …

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May 17

7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed “profound sorrow” at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid. Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement. “This is any parent’s worst nightmare,” Godbee said. …

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Apr 10

Threats of revenge put police on guard

A guard has been posted at gang unit headquarters since a fatal shooting.  (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) City police have been on high alert and taking unusual safety precautions since Saturday, when the death of a 19-year-old in a shootout with gang unit officers sparked threats of retaliation. Since Sunday, an armored truck from the department’s …

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Apr 09

Community Meeting w/ Police re: shooting of Manuel "Junior" Daveiga – Age 19

Time: April 11, 2010 from 12:30pm to 2pmLocation: “St. Peter’s Teen Center”Organized By: Community Event Description:Sunday at 12:30, there will be a community meeting with the Police at Saint Peter’s Teen Center on the issue of the death of Manuel “Junior” Da Veiga. The location is on Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA See more details and …

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Apr 08

DA: Teen in gunfight killed self

Cornered and seriously wounded by a barrage of police bullets, 19-year-old Manuel “Junior” DaVeiga pressed his .45-caliber handgun to his head Saturday, taking his own life on the same dead-end Dorchester block where moments earlier he had been mourning a murdered friend, authorities said. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley declared yesterday DaVeiga killed himself – …

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Apr 08

Teen in police clash shot self, DA says

The 19-year-old who was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with police in Dorchester Saturday night put his own gun to his head and fired, the Suffolk district attorney said yesterday, a determination police officials hope will settle anxiety among the area’s Cape Verdean community over the use of deadly force. District Attorney …

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Apr 08

Teen had run-in prior to fatal shot

Clashed with officers 3 days before, police say Three days before his deadly encounter with police, Manny “Junior’’ DaVeiga had a violent run-in with officers in the same neighborhood, at the same intersection where he would die in the midst of a chaotic gunfight, according to a police report. Last Wednesday afternoon, DaVeiga, 19, was …

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Apr 05

‘Tense’ situation on streets

Probe focuses on death of teen after shootout with cops Police are scrambling to quell rising gang tensions following the death of a 19-year-old who authorities say ran from gang unit cops and then opened fire on them in Dorchester Saturday night before being fatally wounded. “Patrols have been stepped up in the area for …

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Apr 05

Man, 19, killed in shoot-out with police

Devastated by the recent death of a close friend, Manuel “Junior’’ DaVeiga went to pay condolences to the family Saturday night and then visited a makeshift memorial to him on Navillus Terrace in Dorchester, friends said. Moments after he arrived at the memorial, DaVeiga was engaged in a shoot-out with police. He died of gunshot …

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