22 June 2016
What: #JusticeforFreddieGray rally
When: 10:00 am Thursday June 23
Where: 100 Calvert Street @ Lexington Street, Baltimore MD
Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, in Baltimore today, called for “powerful outpourings of protest, in Baltimore and all across the country,” if Caesar Goodson, the Baltimore police officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray last year, is not found guilty by the judge Thursday.
Dix said Monday’s closing arguments in the trial of Goodson, the cop prosecutors originally charged with giving the “rough ride” to Freddie Gray, “amounted to more grease on the skids that would lead to letting this killer cop slide out of court free, or at most end up with a slap on the wrist for conviction on a minor charge.”
Dix warned, “This amounts to the system declaring that its police can brutalize and murder Black people and get off without any punishment; that Black people have no rights that the police are bound to respect.”
He joined others speaking out to stop murder by police, called on people to gather at the court:
Carl Dix, of the Revolutionary Communist Party, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network with Dr. Cornel West.
Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, murdered by Baltimore police on July 18, 2013
Qiara Butler, cousin of Tyrone West
Rev. Carl David Olson, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
Tariq Touré, Baltimore Muslim essayist, poet and educator
Wayne AmonRa, outspoken voice in West Baltimore with radio show on WOLB-FM
Bonnie Lane, Baltimore Green Party organizer and advocate for the homeless
Facebook Event for Baltimore
Protests are also planned in New York City & Seattle.