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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  • Edmund Murray M.A.
    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.
  • Edmund Murray M.A.
    wants to volunteer 2014-10-18 17:21:06 -0400
  • G. Fries
    wants to volunteer 2014-10-18 15:49:25 -0400
  • joe salbert
    commented 2014-10-18 14:17:20 -0400
    I have relatives in OHIO. Perhaps they can help.
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    wants to volunteer 2014-10-18 14:17:20 -0400
  • @kacktx tweeted link to this page. 2014-10-18 12:27:02 -0400
    John was a victim of racial profiling.THIS HAS TO STOP. And yes the 911 caller should be charged http://www.ohiostudentassociation.org/johncrawford?recruiter_id=8597
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-18 12:27:02 -0400
    John was a victim of racial profiling.THIS HAS TO STOP. And yes the 911 caller should be charged
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  • Rev.Monica Beasley-Martin
    wants to volunteer 2014-10-14 09:35:30 -0400
  • Zanna Vargo
    commented 2014-10-10 00:14:44 -0400
    I have not been an academic student since Grad school in the 70s to 80, I am a lifetime student of protesting what us not right in my country. There are still alot of things so wrong. As long as people are content to sleep and dream through the status quo and not do anything , it will stay the same. Noice has to be made. any noise in the peaceful dignified way Dr King tought us to do.. Sometimes we spent the night in jail .We sang the songs of the movements and prayed. I WOULD BE HONOERD AND PROUD TO stand with you. One voice is one voice.Togeather those voices can stop wars, make changes, and hopefully stop more senseless killing, of anymore inocent men and women, and stop the perception of a man holding a toy gun in the toy department as being a violent crazed killer because if the color of his skin. If he were my color .. white.. all of the assumptions of that night and the knee jerk reactions and the shoot first ask questions later mentality would have been a moot point. I AM READY TO HELP AND RAISE MY VOICE or just be quietly present what ever is needed. ZANNA. Peace
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