Gather at 2724 Linden Blvd, march to 560 Sutter Ave.
At 11:15pm Thursday, Officer Peter Liang fatally shot Akai Gurley, an unarmed Black man who was leaving his girlfriend’s apartment in the Pink Houses in East New York. The cop said he was nervous, so he drew his weapon and shot the first person he saw. The NYPD says it was an “accidental discharge.” There is nothing accidental about it. This is the deadly consequence of the ever so increasing militarization of the police, from New York City, to Ferguson, and beyond.
We condemn the DeBlasio administration for supporting this militarization by appointing Commissioner Bratton. We condemn City Council for requesting more of these militarized police to patrol NYCHA housing, leading to an unending slew of abuse and harassment by the hands of the police. We condemn Bill Bratton for administering the repressive policing practices which have resulted in the murders of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley.
Tomorrow, in the spirit of Ramarley Graham, Shantel Davis, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Mike Brown & countless other victims of the police in NYC and beyond, the Black Autonomy Federation-North East Branch, our allies in the Fire Bratton Coalition, and members within the community will march from the Pink Houses to P.S.A. 2 (560 Sutter Avenue). In the weeks that follow, we will organize disruptions and direct actions that halt business as usual. In the months that follow, we will use the memory of our fallen and channel it into developing our own organizations for self defense & community mediation.
1. Arrest & Indict Peter Liang, the murderer of Akai Gurley 2. Arrest & Indict Daniel Pantaleo, the murderer of Eric Garner 3. Fire Commissioner Bratton
*RESPECT THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THERE!*
There’s a hidden gem in Brooklyn, somewhere at the eastside at a corner of 9th street. It’s called the Morbid Anatomy Museum. It not only shows all kinds of dead animals as seen here, but has an amazing collection of jewellery made of human hair and some fascinating info on death and mourning rituals in Victorian Europe. Just like Little Erik to find it.
ME/ME exhibition is open this weekend at Chasm Gallery in Bushwick, head down if you haven’t seen it! Runs through Dec 7 (Fri-Sun or by appointment) @chasmgallery @fakemanbartlett #meme #manbartlett #kristinmciver #art #brooklyn #bushwick #neon
I’ll take a better picture in the morning. This was right after Matt finished. So so so happy with it. It’s says The Jedi and Sith Are Raging Inside Me, a play on the Brand New album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. First piece of my Star Wars American Traditional sleeve! (There is symbolism all over this!)