Sounds from the August 9th Mobilization Against the Fraternal Order of Police

Opening day of the the 100th year Anniversary conference of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the New Afrikan Independence Party organized the National Mobilization in protest of Police Brutality & the FOP. This clip includes excerpts from speeches from Ramona Jones, Khalid Raheem, Shanea Leonard,Celeste Scott, Jacquea Mae, with music by the Mayday marching band.

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A note from the organizers:
August 9, 2015 marks one year since the violently racist and brutal murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darrin Wilson. It also marks the beginning of a concerted movement by Blacks/New Afrikans, people of color, youth, students, workers, LGBTQ and ALL affected and concerned people to challenge and change the criminal justice system regarding police brutality and terror against civilians, especially people of color.

Militant protest and rebellion throughout the United States and supporters from around the world continue to emphasize that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and that any system that fails to hold police accountable for targeting, profiling, beating and murdering Black people cannot be tolerated and must be changed.

August 9, 2015 also marks the opening day of the national conference of the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.), a union and lobbying group for police officers throughout the United States.

Founded in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1915, the F.O.P. has developed into a police union and lobby apparatus which historically comes out in support of racist, violent police actions against civilians.

Notable examples include the notorious beatings, bombings and murders of MOVE members: the murder of Jonny Gammage: numerous shootings, maiming and murders of countless civilians including Manea Bey, Jerry Jackson, Jordan Miles and more recently, the police shooting of Leon Ford Jr.

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