Rally to Elevate Victims of Police Violence

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Marchers to make stops in several cities as part of a march from new york to washington, dc to demand congressional intervention to confront national crisis of police violence

 

April 17, 2015 (New York, NY) – This Saturday, April 18th, Justice League NYC marchers will walk from Darlington, Maryland to Baltimore on the sixth day of the March2Justice. Marchers are walking from New York City to Washington, DC, engaging in rallies and mobilizations along the route, on the journey to meet with legislators to demand Congressional intervention addressing the national crisis of police violence.

The March2Justice is spanning five states and 250 miles to end in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 21. Mobilizations have been held in cities along the route including Newark, Trenton, and Philly and more are planned at Lincoln University outside of Wilmington, DE, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Marchers arrive to Baltimore at a time where local victims of police violence are still being mourned and remembered.

Tyrone West and Anthony Anderson’s lives were both taken by the same police unit in Baltimore and their families have continued fighting and organizing for justice. In Washington, the March2Justice will gather on Capitol Hill for a rally before meeting with legislators to demand Congressional intervention and the passage of a Justice Package consisting of legislation to end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces and shift juvenile justice from institutionalization to prevention. .

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WHO: March2Justice ‘Justice Champions’ (marching since NYC) and supporters, members of 1199SEIU, Peace by Piece, and CASA de Maryland. Invited Speakers include; Pastor Jamal Bryant, Empowerment Temple AME Church, Maryland Delegate Jill Carter and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts

 

WHAT: March2Justice community rally and mobilization in Baltimore, MD as a part of a journey to Washington, DC to advocate for Congressional Intervention to the national crisis of police violence

 

WHERE: The Greater Baltimore Urban League

512 Orchard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

 

WHEN: 7:00pm

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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