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PROTEST & RALLY AT THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS FOR COMMISSIONER ANTHONY BATTS
Wednesday, Oct 17th, 4 P.M. In front of City Hall, 100 Holiday St.
Confirmation hearings for Commissioner Anthony Batts begin at 5 P.M.
TELL THE MAYOR: The community is outraged that Commissioner Batts was chosen without any input from civil rights groups, unions, or community representatives. Instead a small group of outside business interests were consulted. We are seriously concerned about Batts former record as police commissioner of Oakland where he failed to implement federally mandated changes designed to curb police abuses. We demand Community Control Now!
AND LET’S TELL COMMISSIONER ANTHONY BATTS: That the people of Baltimore will not tolerate continued police abuses in our community including: the abysmal rate of police killings and terror; racial and class profiling; the reports of women being illegally stripped searched in the streets; beatings and kidnappings; the reports of drugs being planted on people; false arrests; and the refusal to return people’s rightful property.
Many of the police who have been involved in these abuses and crimes are simply recycled to other districts. We demand their immediate firing and that they be charged with the crimes they have committed.
POLICE BRUTALITY, KILLINGS, TERROR AND ABUSE MUST END IN BALTIMORE CITY NOW!
Join with the family of Anthony Anderson Sr and all of the other families!
Calling on all families of those killed or abused by police to come out and carry pictures of your loved ones, wear your T-shirts, stand together united!
For more information call: 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835
Saturday, Oct 13th, 3 to 5 P.M. East Baltimore Peoples Assembly Convenes Hearing on Police Abuse & Brutality, at Montford Ave. and Biddle Street. Speak out of neighborhood residents.
Monday, Oct 15th, 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Special Forum on Anthony Batts and report on all of the cases including Anthony Anderson. We will have a Skype report from Oakland in preparation of the Oct 17 Batts confirmation hearing protest. Called by the All Peoples Congress & SCLC.
JUSTICE 4 ANTHONY ANDERSON SR. —RESERVE THE EVENING OF OCT 21ST – CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL IN FOR ANTHONY ANDERSON
6 P.M. Montford & Biddle Streets
Stand together with his family on the one month anniversary of his murder.
RESERVE TWO SPECIAL DATES:
November 15, Thursday, Don’t miss Jasiri X and special appearance of Wire actor Gbenga Akinnagbe at the Vulcan Blazers Halls for the Peoples Power Assembly.
December 15, Saturday, ALL DAY, National Peoples Power Assembly!
VOLUNTEERS, RESOURCES AND FUNDS NEEDED
Funds are desperately needed. Please write checks or money orders to Solidarity Center, (ear mark for justice) send to Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Or if you have other resources such as Xeroxing or printing, etc. please contact us.
Most of all get the word out to your friends, forward this email.