April 14th: Day of Rage

Photo by Joe Piette

Since Mike Brown was murdered in 2014, police murder of African people have doubled in this country. In Philly, these murders include Brandon Tate Brown and Omar Lopez. These victims include Freddie Gray and Gynnya McMillen, a 16 year old girk from Philly who was murdered in a youth jail in Kentucky on January 11th.

The problem is bigger than just a handful of racist politicians and cops. The problem is the lack of power African people have over our lives and communities-no matter our gender or age.

Black Community Control of the Police and Reparations to the African community is the demand to put the power and wealth back in the hands of the people. As workers we run this city. If we don't get it-SHUT IT DO...WN!

We Demand:

1. Black Community Control of Police: Independent commission elected by the people with power to hire, fire and subpoena cops.

2. End Stop and Frisk: No more military occupation of the Black Community. Mayor Kenney won the election because he promised to end Stop and Frisk. Now that he's been elected he has reveresed his position.

3. Reparations and economic justice for the Black community: Temple University, white corporate forces and U.S. government profit off taking over Black communities and mass imprisonment of Black people.

4. Immediate removal of Jim Kenney from Office of Mayor: Kenney lied. He promised to end Stop and Frisk just to get the Black vote. Then in press conferences, he announced stop and frisk would continue.