We ask you to wear black shirts or white shirts and we would like to write the names of victims on the shirts. We will be meeting at the Court House (305 E North St, Greenville, SC 29601) then marching to behind the Detention Center (Stone Avenue) to make a Vigil for the stolen lives of police brutality.
The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.
Speakers are invited.
Minster Glenn Mcgee
and other victims of police violence and terrorism will have the floor to speak.
Victims of police terror are rarley consoled emotionally for the lost of a family members. Families victims are instantly harrased verbally in the media and the victims stories are never told. Cases within this year have been on the rise to meet the anual averge of 1,000 victims of police terrorism. Police lose 90 officers and sometimes less per year to civilians. No life is more important than another but police familes recieve countless gratitude for thier lost ones work and dedication to communites at the time of a lose and compensated monetarily by donators.One case in greenville of a police victim family has not recieved any donations and the officers family recieved over 50,000+. On this day we honor those families who have had to grieve the lost or who have suffered harrasment by police offers.
Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general.