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JUSTICE FOR CHUY MEANS JUSTICE FOR ALL. March to the vigil!

chuy** MAS ABAJO ESTA EN ESPAÑOL**

Sunday, January 19th at 5:30pm in Durham

Exact start location TBA

Join us January 19th for a peaceful march that will mark 2 months since the death of our beloved brother, son, and friend: Jesús “Chuy” Huerta.

Chuy’s death has become a nationwide issue because of the demonstrations that have taken place. Please come and join those who have been in the streets from the beginning and let’s make this call for justice even stronger.

People from all ages and all walks of life are welcomed.

Chuy’s friends and family want justice for all the people affected by police violence. There can’t be reconciliation without justice. There can’t be reconciliation with an organized gang in blue that keeps our communities and children terrorized. There can’t be reconciliation with a police department that continues to criminalize the memory of Chuy Huerta and the lives of all of his peers. (more…)

Remembrance: “They left that man to wander with no way home or any help”

tracybostFrom Amplify Voices

The following is about Tracy Bost, killed by NCCU police Sept. 23rd. He had been released from Durham jail the day before. We offer it as an important forum for a prisoner to remember him, and to counter media depictions of the deceased as a wanderer and career criminal.

To: ______, Inside-Outside Alliance

From: O.C.

Re: Remembrance

Date: 9/30/13

…(D)id I know Tracy Bost. I knew him very well. He not only slept beside me in the hole, he was my homeboy. We hail from Salisbury. I don’t know what made him do what he did, if what they say is true. All I know is just like me he had big plans. You can’t place all of the blame on him because I feel like the system failed him. Why I say that is because he had been locked down since 2009 for (charges), so he had 9 months past release, but he had a 4-county bid to do for assault on an officer that happened at Scotland (C.I. in Laurinburg), but no matter, when he finished the county time his parole officer was supposed to pick him up and transport him back to Salisbury just like they did me when I got out from ____ County.

They left that man to roam and wander without no way home or any help. R.I.P. Sin “T. Bost” (more…)