FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2006, Wednesday
Contact: New York October 22nd Coalition, 866-235-7814,  oct22ny@yahoo.com

MASS PROTEST DECEMBER 20th 6pm
Justice for Sean Bell and all Stolen Lives
Stop Police Brutality
Archer Avenue & Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation is calling for a mass protest to stop police brutality on Wednesday, December 20th, 6pm at Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.

The demands are:
- Justice for Sean Bell
- Indict, Convict and Jail the Killer Cops
- Stop the Raids and Intimidation Against the Community
- Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
- No More Stolen Lives

Family members of the long line of victims of police murder will expose the crimes of the police and prosecutors and demand justice for Sean Bell and all other victims of police brutality.

Speakers are:

FAMILIES OF STOLEN LIVES:
The family of Timor Person (killed December 2006)
The parents of Dante Pomar (killed July 2004)
James Canley (father of Adrian Canley, killed November 2006 by Ventura County, CA police)
Jennifer Moore (mother of Jamil Moore, killed September 2002)
Juanita Young (mother of Malcolm Ferguson, killed March 2000)
Margarita Rosario (mother of Anthony Rosario and niece of Hilton Vega, killed January 1995)
Nicholas Heyward Sr. (father of Nicholas Heyward, Jr. killed September 2002)

ORGANIZERS & ALLIES:
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party
Dahoud Andre, Haitian Community Activist
James Levy, New York Civil Liberties Union
Kathie Cheng, New York October 22nd Coalition and Stolen Lives Project
Kathryn Lee, National Office of October 22 Coalition
Leroy Parker, Picture the Homeless
Lynne Stewart, civil rights attorney

ARTISTS:
Isaac
Khalil “Shaik” Mustafa
Son of Man


The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality published the book, Stolen Lives: Killed by Law Enforcement, 2nd edition, which documents over 2000 cases of murder by law enforcement nationwide in the decade of the 1990s. The Stolen Lives Project continues to document cases nationwide. Based on this research, the October 22nd Coalition advanced a theme, "Homeland Security = More Stolen Lives," to indicate that the glorification and elevation of the role of law enforcement agents through the homeland security measures has lead to an increase in the number of people nationwide brutalized or killed by law enforcement agents. At least 130 people have been killed by NYPD between Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell.

Juanita Young will also speak on her experience of having been brutalized and arrested in her home (the day after Sean Bell was killed) and then tortured under police custody as she was handcuffed to her hospital bed for four days and then shackled. She is required to go to court January 30th to face criminal charges, while the cops who brutalized her go free.