Thursday, May 12, 2011
5/13: Albuquerque ANSWER Protest to Stop Police Brutality Now
From A.N.S.W.E.R. NM:
Emergency Protest: Stop APD Killer Cops! Justice for Alan Gomez! Friday, May 13, 4:00 PM at APD Headquarters at 400 Roma NW in downtown Albuquerque.
Gomez was shot to death by Albuquerque Police on Tuesday, May 10. He was unarmed and carried only a plastic spoon in his hand.
Protest 14 murders of civilians in the past 12 months by trigger-happy APD cops. Tell APD to stop terrorizing our communities. Stop Police Brutality! Justice for Alan Gomez, Christopher Torres, Chandler Todd and all victims of police terror!
A culture of violence and racism: Fourteen Albuquerque civilians, mostly unarmed, have been shot to death in cold blood by Albuquerque police during the past 12 months. This is a shocking and criminal record. Many of the victims have been known to be suffering from severe mental illness and have later shown to have presented no real threat to officers or others at the scene.
In face of mounting public outrage, both locally and nationally, police officials, including Chief Ray Schultz have made only cosmetic efforts to get his officers under control and have only paid lip-service to public demands for action against murderer cops.
"Human Waste Disposal": Christopher Torres, shot to death last month by APD officers, had a clear documented history of severe mental illness. APD had access to this information but ignored it. After the brutal and fatal shooting of Torres, it was discovered that Officer Trey Economidy who was involved in the fatal shooting of the deranged and agitated Torres, publicly bragged on his Facebook page that his job is "human waste disposal."
This action and other statements by officers expose that these officers, rather than serving the Albuquerque community, employ terror and violence against those who are the most oppressed among us, including those with mental illness, disabilities, homelessness, as well as just poor people and those exploited because of their race, ethnicity, or even the neighborhoods where they live.
Join us to protest the ongoing campaign of terror against the people. Say no to racist police terror. Demand accountability and action from city officials and an end to police brutality
To endorse the protest, or for more information call 505 268-2488