Wednesday, October 22, 2008


In 1996, The October 22nd Coalition To Stop Police Brutality, named October 22nd, National Stop Police Brutality Day.

On their website, The Coalition describes their mission as follows: "The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality. The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement agents nationwide. The second edition of the Stole n Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990's alone."

According to Amsterdam News, The Coalition will hold a rally 4:30 this afternoon at The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem, NYC.

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