Saturday, December 13th, 2014. New York City – Today, 12/13/14, was the “Millions March NYC”. The march started at Washington Square Park and ended at One Police Plaza.
They “demand justice for Mike Brown, for Eric Garner, for Akai Gurley, for all those innocent people of color killed by the misuse of police force”
THE INDICTMENT OF DANIEL PANTALEO
THE CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE TO HANDLE CASES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT AND USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE
RELEASE OF THE NAMES OF OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FATAL SHOOTINGS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE INCIDENT
STATEWIDE POLICY TO NOT HIRE POLICE WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED WITH CAUSE OR DEEMED UNFIT FOR DUTY IN ONE JURISDICTION BY ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE
We Want an End to all Forms of Discrimination and the Full Recognition of our Human Rights
The United States Government must acknowledge and address the structural violence and institutional discrimination that continues to imprison our communities either in a life of poverty and/or one behind bars. We want the United States Government to recognize the full spectrum of our human rights and its obligations under international law.
We Want An Immediate End To Police Brutality And the Murder Of Black, Brown & All Oppressed People
Every 28 hours a black person in the United States is killed by someone employed or protected by the government of the United States. Other communities are also criminalized, targeted, attacked and brutalized. We want an immediate end to state sanctioned violence against our communities.
We Want Full Employment For Our People
Every individual has the human right to employment and a living wage. Inability to access employment and fair pay continues to marginalize our communities, ready us for imprisonment, and deny us of our right to a life with dignity.
We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings
Our communities have a human right to access quality housing that protects our families and allows for our children to be free from harm.
We Want an End to the School to Prison Pipeline & Quality Education for All
We want an end to policies that criminalize our young people as well as discriminatory discipline practices that bar access to quality education. Furthermore, we want all children to be able to access free, quality education. Including free or affordable public university.
We Want Freedom from Mass Incarceration and an End to the Prison Industrial Complex
We want an end to the over policing and surveillance of our communities. This will hasten an end to the criminalization of black and brown people and hyper incarceration everywhere. Policing in the United States has historically helped to enforce racist laws, policies and norms. The result is a massive prison industrial complex built on the warehousing of black people. We call for the cessation of mass incarceration and the eradication of the prison industrial complex all together. In its place we will address harm and conflict in our communities through community based, restorative solutions.
Millions March NYC (Time Lapse).
Video by Vinay Pulim. View from 6th Ave and 29th St. #MillionsMarchNYC.
“After the 50,000-strong #MillionsMarchNYC protest against the failure to indict choke hold killer cop Daniel Pantaleo, a spontaneous march feeding off the end of the permitted march made its way from 1 Police Plaza to the Brooklyn Bridge, where they overcame a police barricade and marched over the roadway, heading to the Pink Houses, site of another recent NYPD murder, that of Akai Gurley.”
Video by Atiq Zabinski.
Photos from the Millions March Washington, D.C. Photos by Kaitlin Nëwman.
Photos from the Millions March NYC. Photos by Mo Gelber.
Why Are Our Sons Gunned Down? Parents of Black Victims of Police Killings Lead D.C. March.
Democracynow! – “Tens of thousands marched across the country on Saturday in the largest day of protest since the killing of Michael Brown set off a national movement four months ago. From Oakland to New York City, protesters called for indictments in the case of police officers who have killed unarmed African Americans and broader reforms to policing and criminal justice. In Washington, D.C., the families of slain African Americans led a rally and march on the White House. More than 10,000 people took part. We hear from Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of Michael Brown; Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Samaria Rice, the mother Tamir Rice; John Crawford Jr., the father of John Crawford III; Kimberly Ballinger, the partner of Akai Gurley; and Kadiatou Diallo, the mother of Amadou Diallo.”
Black Youth-Organized Millions March NYC Draws Tens of Thousands in Movement’s Biggest Protest Yet.
DemocracyNow! – “Saturday’s nationwide actions against police killings and racial profiling included a “Millions March” that drew tens of thousands to the streets of New York City. It was the largest single protest of the post-Ferguson movement and the culmination of daily actions in New York City since a grand jury elected not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. After gathering in Washington Square Park, a massive crowd spanned dozens of city blocks as it marched uptown before turning around and closing at police headquarters downtown. Democracy Now!’s Aaron Maté and Samantha Riddell were in the streets to speak to the protesters who came out, and the young black organizers who made it happen.”
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