Justice for John Crawford

From Ferguson to LA, New York to Beavercreek, the story is becoming clearer and clearer. We need a fundamental shift between our communities and law enforcement.
 
Will you join us for "What is Justice? - Rally at the Statehouse" at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH at 12pm this Saturday October 18th?
 
John Crawford was a young black man who picked up a toy gun from a shelf at the Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart. After 911 caller Ronald Ritchie made false accusations about his behavior, Officer Sean Williams responded to the dispatcher and within minutes shot and killed Crawford. He was on the phone with the mother of his children, and the last words she heard him say were "it's not real." 
 
Ohio Student Association has responded to this tragedy with a series of escalating actions, including vigils, a 12 mile pilgrimage, and a 3 day occupation of the Beavercreek Police station. Still, the officer has not been indicted or fired, no charges have been brought against the 911 caller, and no changes have been made to police trainings.
 
We must continue our demands up the power structure in our state because our prosecutors and judges, our governor and attorney general, and our state legislators are complicit in what happened in Beavercreek and what happens all the time in Ohio, especially to people of color.
 
We are going to the seat of power in our state. It is where laws are enacted and enforced, and we have the power and responsibility to elect and hold our officials accountable to protect us too. Will you join us?

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  • commented 2015-07-24 13:07:12 -0400
    I am dealing with harassment here in eaton Ohio with my african American daughter and African American cousin. We have sheriff police at our house often. The harassment and false arrest and false reports . I would like someone who could help me contact me please. I'm scared this will end up bad like John Crawford. Rip

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  • commented 2015-01-01 21:20:12 -0500
    .....are any protests in San Jose CA??
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  • commented 2014-12-25 20:29:25 -0500
    I have some experience from the Boston demonstrations, and I can bring people to the next event for John Crawford if needed.
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  • commented 2014-12-25 13:31:28 -0500
    I want to get involved in the protests.
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  • commented 2014-12-23 09:32:31 -0500
    Our justice system must change. We have a pattern now of the Grand Jury and the Prosecutor allowing police to kill our young people with impunity. We need to change this before my son or someone else's is next.
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  • commented 2014-11-30 21:33:36 -0500
    how do i get notified when there's going to be an event? i was getting your emails, but now i'm not. i've tried to find a place where you might be posting upcoming events but no luck.
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  • commented 2014-10-18 22:17:17 -0400
    I'd like to get involved with the John Crawford protest. I live in Cincinnati not far from where Crawford was murdered, so this hits a little closer to home than for some. If there is anything I can assist with locally please inform me. Thank you.
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  • commented 2014-10-18 17:21:06 -0400
    I am in Tiffin OH. So I cannot attend. But as I lived nearly all of my life in Ohio. And as I graduated from The Ohio State University. I give my solidarity to the OSA. Count me as one of your numbers at the StateHouse protest. And will do anything I can do online, or making calls to demand justice and compensation to his family.
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  • commented 2014-10-18 14:17:20 -0400
    I have relatives in OHIO. Perhaps they can help.