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|“Pedie” Perez Life Mattered, Press Conference and Rally|
|Date||Saturday January 17|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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|3322 Cutting Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804|
|Event Type||Press Conference|
|Organizer/Author||Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration|
|stopmassincarcerationbaarea [at] gmail.com|
In November, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus was sent to Ferguson, MO, by the Department of Justice to review civil rights charges in connection with the Mike Brown murder. He is one of the system's "good cop", that we are told we can trust to reform the epidemic of murder by police without ever being prosecuted. Chief Magnus was even photographed in a protest holding a sign reading "Black Lives Matter". When asked about that, Magnus said. “That 'black lives matter’ is something that I would think that we should all be able to agree upon. All lives matter.”
Only a month earlier, one of his cops murdered Richard "Pedie" Perez in cold blood. Chief "All Lives Matter" Magnus stood behind his killer cop and justified the murder.
NO! We say “Pedie” Perez Life Mattered!
On September 14th, 24-year-old Pedie Perez was standing with friends out in front of a liquor store when Officer Wallace Jensen drove up for a "security check." An older woman who was with Pedie when the police rolled up said she was there when Pedie was gunned down, "Police told me 'go, go' and made Pedie sit on the ground. As I turned the corner I heard shots." She said she ran back and tried to go to Pedie and the police pointed a gun in her face and told her that if she didn't move back she would be "laying down with him."
John Burris, the family's lawyer, says Pedie was unarmed when Jensen shot him at least five times and that the cop's claim that the shooting was necessary because Pedie had grabbed for his gun was a "flat-out lie," contradicted by every single witness they had interviewed. Burris said, "This officer should be prosecuted for murder."
Let's remember Pedie. Let's stand with Pedie's family and friends and fight for Justice.
NO MORE TO THE SYSTEM GIVING A GREEN LIGHT TO KILLER COPS!
StopMassIncarcerationBayArea [at] gmail.com 510-984-3648
- The Oscar Grant Justice Committee strongly supports this action and will mobilize a contingent to participate We also plan to join the thousands assembling Monday Jan 19th at the Fruitvale BART plaza at 11 am for the ''Reclaim Martin King's Legacy ''rally and March in Oakland