"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."
"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.
St. Louis area residents gathered for the Violence in America: Exposure through Truth Telling presentation keynoted by Angela Davis.
One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.
As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.
Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.
The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.
No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police
"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."
Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.