April 7, 2012 in U.S. Domestic Terrorism
Since January 1, 2012, at least 29 Black men, women and children have been killed by law enforcement and the vigilante arm of law enforcement calling themselves security guards. Nearly every case of this clear U.S. Domestic Terrorism has been deemed a ”justifiable homicide”.
A minimum of 28 Black males and one Black female (Rekia Boyd) have lost their lives to some faction of law enforcement in the first three months of this year. Not one responsible party has been brought to justice for these killings. “Of the 30 people killed, 20 were definitely unarmed. 2 probably had firearms, 8 were alleged to have non-lethal weapons,” according to a report filed by Kali AKuno on behalf of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Left Unity Network and US Human Rights Network.
The Department of Justice has turned a blind eye to this state-sponsored terrorism. “Mainstream media” has failed to bring any awareness to this epidemic tragedy that has taken place for centuries and by all accounts has been ramped up to all-out war on the Black men, women and children of this country. But citizens are finding ways to get involved and put an end to these blatant executions and willful brutality.
The above-mentioned groups have detailed an action plan, calling on, amongst other things, the Obama Administration to “create and institute a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice,” as well as a ‘national database that documents the killings of Black people by police, security guards and self-appointed peacekeepers.” The US Human Rights network is circulating a petition requesting the entire list of demands be met by local, state and federal government officials.
“If you and your organization would like to officially endorse this initiative and work with the USHRN’s National CERD Implementation Task Force to directly engage the Obama administration regarding the implementation of a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice please email Kali Akuno at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Shut it Down 2012 is another movement poised to take action against the violence, abuse, and disenfranchisement suffered by Black America at the hands of the U.S. government and corporate entities alike. Learn more about how YOU can get involved!