The NYC ANSWER Coalition branch action in collaboration with NYC Shut It Down for Akai Gurley is on Saturday, 4/9 at 4PM. It will be taking place on Euclid Ave and Pitkin- Take the A/C Train to Euclid Ave station.
Justice for Akai Gurley!
Liang Did the Crime — He Must Do the Time!
The Justice for Akai Gurley Family Committee and allied groups are calling on anti-racist activists, the Movement for Black Lives and all people of conscience to take part in a National Week of Action, April 1-10.
Liang is set to be sentenced on April 14 by Judge Danny K. Chun, and if he is able to get off with a light sentence, this will be yet another case of extreme injustice — just a new way of the system saying that Black lives still don’t matter. We cannot sit idly by. Liang was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct last month for the November 2014 killing of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn, N.Y. He did the crime, and now he must do the time.
A CRITICAL MOMENT
Our long struggle for justice has now entered a critical phase. We need the help of our brothers and sisters across the country. Anything and everything you can do is appreciated. Please let us know by tagging us on social media, and contact your local media, of any activity you have planned. If you have an upcoming protest or meeting around a police brutality struggle in your area, please be sure to raise Akai’s case.
On Saturday April 9th the ANSWER Coalition in collaboration with NYC Shut it Down will be having a speakout on Euclid Ave and Pitkin in Brooklyn by the A/C trains to Euclid Ave. Stand with us in solidairty with Akai’s family.