National Moment of Silence 2014

On August 14, 2014, citizens across America will gather in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality

Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country. In recent years, we have had news of too many people losing their lives as a result of police brutality. We have also heard too many stories of people being sexually and otherwise physically assaulted by police. 

We are gathering together to observe a National Moment of Silence to pay respect to the lives lost and/or forever changed by the brutality of the police state.

Too many citizens have suffered. Their families and friends need our positive energy and support in this moment of anger, frustration, fear, and helplessness.

How the #NMOS14 Began

How social media helped facilitate a national moment of silence to honor victims of police brutality, show solidarity with their families, and allow communities to come together in a moment of mourning and support.


Annapolis, Maryland

Atlanta, Georgia

Baltimore, Maryland

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bloomington, Indiana

Boston, Massachusetts

Bremerton, Washington

Brooklyn, New York

Carson City, Nevada

Charlotte, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Columbia, South Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Detroit, Michigan

Durham, North Carolina

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Houston, Texas

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kansas City, Missouri

Knoxville, Tennessee  

Lansing, Michigan

Long Island, New York

Los Angeles, California

Lower Manhattan, New York

Memphis, Tennessee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nashville, Tennessee

New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Orleans, Louisiana

Orlando, Florida

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland, Maine

Providence, Rhode Island

Rochester, New York

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

San Francisco, California

Seattle, Washington

St. Louis, Missouri

Tampa, Florida

Valdosta, Georgia

Vancouver, Canada

Washington, D.C.

West Palm Beach, Florida

Woodbridge, Virginia

Wyckoff, New Jersey

 More cities are being added, check here for updates and info on starting a vigil in your city.