When: Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Old State House Boston, State Street & Washington St., Boston
4 Mile March to protest police repression of black community and related issues. 1 pm on Monday, January 19 at Old State House (Boston)
One demand calls for end of US interventions/imperialism abroad.
The group is responding to a national call named after the time (4 1/2 hours) Michael Brown’s body lay in the street. There was a long discussion of demands.
The group agreed with the following national demands for the march:
- civilian oversight committee to review incidents of police brutality;
- fear is not sufficient reason to use deadly force;
- body cameras for all uniformed officers;
- special independent prosecutors of police crimes;
- extend federal ban of racial profiling to local law enforcement;
- end prison industries that profit off prison labor;
- police always choose life over death, capture suspects alive for judicial proceedings;
- police must report illegal actions of other police;
- police have communications and diversity trainings appropriate to precinct;
- study sentencing based on race, gender and sexual orientation and set standards; skewed sentences to be reviewed.
The group agreed to the following locals demands for the march:
- jail killer cops;
- enact a living wage;
- defund prisons, fund communities;
- end mass incarceration;
- no to Boston Olympics, use money to fund communities;
- end US intervention around world, stop US imperialism