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Protest Against Fresno Police Brutality
A rally was held today at Justice Corner Fresno and C street to protest police brutality. The photo below shows Rev. Harris speaking at the event.
Here is the press release sent out before the rally, which describes why the event was held:
Reverend Floyd D. Harris Jr., National President of The National Network in Action, a civil and human rights organization, The Mexican-American Political Association , and The Fresno Brown Berets will be having a rally protest against the Fresno Police brutality, harassment, racial
profiling, excessive force & deadly force.
The citizens are outraged at the Fresno Police Department for numerous incidents which involved the shooting of citizens, many unarmed men of color, including: Angelo Fernandez who was unarmed when he was shot in the back by a Fresno police officer as well as Mr. Jerel Stanfield who didn’t shoot at police but ran from police and was shoot in the head, leg, and in the back in West Fresno. This history includes the deliberate hunting & killing of Joaquin Figueroa in 2006, a disturbing assassination.
In addition, here is a list of Fresno Police Officers & the number of shootings they've committed;
Daniel Astacio — 2 Andre Benson — 2 Tom Canales — 2 Alfred Campos — 2 Alfonso Castillo — 2
Paul Cervantes — 2 Stacie Colby — 2 Christopher Cooper — 4 Christopher Desmond — 2 Rick Harrell — 2
John Herring — 2 Justin Hoagland — 2 Daniel Gonzalez — 3 Carl McKnight — 2
Paige McQuay — 3 Gunter Meiss — 5 Richard Nadeau — 2 Michael Palomino — 3 Kennan Rodems — 2
Louis Sanchez — 2 David Surabian — 2 Brian Sturgeon — 2 Marcus Tafoya — 4 Rudolpho Tafoya — 2
Allen Taliaferro — 2 Matthew Vincent — 3 James Young —
Why did the Fresno Police and the local Fresno Government call Black males and the Black
community in Fresno a "Terrorist"? The Fresno Police Department does not have the right to be the JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER!
All photos by Mike Rhodes