The following are statements released by the Ferguson Action & #BlackLivesMatter organizations.
For Immediate Release: 9pm ET, Saturday, December 20th, 2014
FERGUSON ACTION COALITION ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S MURDER OF TWO NYPD OFFICERS
New York, NY — Ferguson Action, the wide coalition first conceived in Ferguson, MO and recently responsible for the series of highly organized responses to police killings and abuses nation-wide has issued the following statement in response to the murder of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn earlier today:
“We are shocked and saddened by the news of two NYPD officers killed today in Brooklyn. We mourned with the families of Eric Garner and Mike Brown who experienced unspeakable loss, and similarly our hearts go out to the families of these officers who are now experiencing that same grief. They deserve all of our prayers.
“Unfortunately, there have been attempts to draw misleading connections between this movement and today’s tragic events. Millions have stood together in acts of non-violent civil disobedience, one of the cornerstones of our democracy. It is irresponsible to draw connections between this movement and the actions of a troubled man who took the lives of these officers and attempted to take the life of his ex-partner, before ultimately taking his own. Today’s events are a tragedy in their own right. To conflate them with the brave activism of millions of people across the country is nothing short of cheap political punditry.
“Elected officials and law enforcement leaders must not allow this narrative to continue, as it only serves to heighten tensions at a time when the families of those killed are in mourning.
“We stand with the families in mourning, we stand united against senseless killings, and we stand for a justice system that works for all.”
Ferguson Action, is a broad coalition of groups working against police violence.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER ISSUES RESPONSE TO TODAY’S MURDER OF TWO NYPD OFFICERS
New York, NY — #BlackLivesMatter, a national grassroots and social media driven movement at the heart of much of the recent mobilizations against police violence has issued the following statement in response to today’s murders of two NYPD officers:
“Our hearts grieve with New York, a community already reeling from the losses of Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham, Kimani Gray, Akai Gurley, Islan Nettles and many more. An eye for an eye is not our vision of justice, and we who have taken to the streets seeking justice and liberation know that we need deep transformation to correct the larger institutional problems of racial profiling, abuse, and violence.
“We know all too well the pain and the trauma that follows the senseless loss of our family members and loved ones. We extend our hearts and prayers to the families of those who lost their loved ones this week. No one should suffer the loss of those whom they love.
“At the heart of our movement work is a deep and profound love for our people, and we are rooted in the belief that Black people in the U.S. must reassert our right to live be well in a country where our lives have been deemed valueless. Together, we champion a complete transformation of the ways we see and relate to one another.
“Now is our moment to advance a dramatic overhaul of policing practices. Now is the time to direct more resources into community mental health services and practices. Now is a moment for empathy and deep listening. Now is the time to end violence against women and trans people. Now is our moment to come together to end state violence.
“Our movement, grown from the love for our people and for all people, will continue to advance our vision of justice for all of us. Let’s hold each other close as we work together to end violence in our communities—once and for all.”
You can learn more about the #BlackLivesMatter movement HERE
#BlackLivesMatter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
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I am a real Black man and I say what I feel/think on a regular basis. This is not how this movement responds to the unnecessary Black Genocide unleashed against a historically peaceful people, by a racist element such as AmeriKKKan law enforcement. At the same time, I could give a fuck. When racist supporters of racist cops smiled and grinned while wearing “I Can Breath” tee shirts Friday evening…all to taunt peaceful #BlackLivesMatter protesters in New York City, all was well….AND good.
Less than 24 hours, the grins and smiles are gone. “Ain’t NO fun when the hunted rabbit got the gun.” I don’t know nor do I care what Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s motive was in killing two NYPD cops. He broke the law and was armed, which is more than the 200 Black men/women who didn’t have a chance to live after coming into contact with law enforcement who are payed “To Serve & Protect.”
Mr. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the alledged man who executed two cops in Brooklyn on Saturday, was not ever a representative of any organization connected to #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter or any other group protesting the Black Genocide of unarmed Black Americans. Will that stop racist caucasian corporate owned media outlets from spinning this police execution as fits their evil agenda? Hell No.
Mr. Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed his crime for whatever his reasons. Only he and his mind know what those reasons were, I certainly do not and neither does anyone else know his intentions.
What I do know is if you keep murdering unarmed Black Americans, because you were raised by your parents to fear and hate Black skin, you eventually get what you deserve, and I mourn NOT for you or your family. There are good cops in AmeriKKKa. When those good cops remain silent on the unprovoked murder of unarmed Black citizens, they become bad evil racist cops….just because of their silence.
Equal justice under the law is an American right based on The U.S. Constitution. Problem is the caucasian forefathers never wrote that document to include anyone who was/is not caucasian. The U. S. Constitution does NOT cover anyone of color who is not caucasian. If you believe Black Americans, or Latino Americans or any group NOT walking around with “white” skin, is protected in today’s justice system…..you better wake the fuck up and ask somebody.
This cop, among others, discovered to be a KKK member…and was placed on PAID LEAVE which amounts to a paid vacation.
The U.S. UnSupreme Court has declared that racism is over and we live in a “post racial” AmeriKKKa.
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When cops get killed in the line of duty, the media mourns. When Black Americans are killed in the line of being Black, media looks for an excuse.
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