On May 21st, join Black Youth Project 100 for the “National Day of Action to End State Violence Against All Black Women and Girls." Across the country, people will be coming together to "refuse the erasure of state and systemic violence" that black women and girls experience. We must show up for Black women and girls!
Read what BYP100 has to say:
On March 21, 2012, Detective Dante Servin fired shots into a group of unarmed young Black people, killing then 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Though he was off-duty, witnesses have testified to him announcing himself as a police officer, and he should be scrutinized for his misconduct as such. It is a police officer’s sworn duty to serve and protect, and Servin violated that oath in this murderous act.
Servin has yet to be held accountable for his actions. Click here to sign our petition calling on the Chicago Police board to fire Detective Dante Servin. The courts failed to deliver justice, as Judge Dennis Porter publicly acknowledged that Servin was intent in his actions and thus guilty of a more serious charge, but ultimately opted to not convict on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your action to the list and check out BYP100's website for more info.