February 26 is one year since the vigilante murder of Trayvon Martin—one year since George Zimmerman saw Trayvon, a 17-year-old wearing a hoodie, and decided this Black youth "…must be up to no good." One year since Zimmerman followed Trayvon and gunned him down. One year since the Sanford, Florida, cops walked Zimmerman into and out of the police station letting him go free, citing Florida's racist "Stand Your Ground" law. Only after powerful outpourings of protest spread all across the country was Zimmerman re-arrested and charged for his crime. We cannot stop now! Justice for Trayvon! Take to the streets!
THIS ANNIVERSARY MUST BE MARKED BY POWERFUL OUTPOURINGS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY! The racial profiling that led to his murder is the same thing that has led to almost 2.4 million people, most of them Black or Latino, being warehoused in prisons in the U.S. It's the same thing that has led to 100's of killings by police every year in this country. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is calling for everyone who hates the way Black and Latino youth are treated as less than human to take their outrage to the streets in cities and towns across the country at 4 pm on February 26. We Say NO MORE Racial Profiling and Targeting Our Youth!
We Are All Trayvon Martin!
The WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM is GUILTY!
Wear Your Hoodies, Bring your signs, Blow your Whistles Tues, Feb. 26th, 4pm
Intersection of Hegenberger and International, East Oakland
For more info: StopMassIncarcerationBayArea [at] gmail.com