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Justice for Richard Linyard

Date:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Press Conference
Organizer/Author:
trevor michaels
Location Details:
Oakland City Hall front steps (press conference)

Statement of family: We are the family of Richard Linyard, 23. We find the death of our son on July 19, at the hands of the OPD to be unacceptable. Richard's young life was cut short after being chased by the OPD. the media is saying he choked to death, even though there's evidence he was beaten, with deep abrasions to his face and arms, and bruises on his neck. The family finds it totally unacceptable. The police have not been forthcoming with anything. they wouldn't allow the family to view his body initially and have stonewalled on giving any evidence, police reports, medical reports, autopsy, etc.

Since the death of Richie, an aspiring rapper (aka Afrikan Richie), the family friends and revolutionaries have organized 4 different protests in the community (64th/Int.). But at the same time, the police have reacted with vicious reprisals, including the arrest of Richard's younger brother Devin at a protest; and even harassing hundreds of grieving friends at Richard's funeral.

We do not accept any of this and, WE DEMAND JUSTICE.

We know this is part of an epidemic of police murder of Black and Brown lives; and we need to take the protest to a higher level.This is why we are going to NY along with thousands and thousands of people as part of a massive protest culminating on Oct 24 for RISE UP OCTOBER, to shut down NY, and to demand an end to this epidemic. Join with us to demand to all "which side are you on? contact AfrikanRich [at] yahoo.com or stopmassincarcerationBayArea [at] gmail.com ph:510-404-3628
Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 3:26PM
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