Mike Brown’s story is an ongoing and historical story. In the month following the murder of Mike Brown, 13 lives were lost to police shootings across the country, and the numbers continue to grow. Ferguson is everywhere, and we think of those we have lost to police violence and white supremacy in our own state.
The Youth and Student Coalition for Police Accountability knows justice is won not in the courts, but in the streets; in our organizing and our radical love for our community. As reactions to this ruling continue, the media and political elites will spend an absurd amount of time focused on the destruction of property or the “bruises” on Darren Wilson’s face while silencing the real destruction that took a child away from a family.
No life is disposable.
To support, we must not only show up and out for solidarity actions, but we must fight back against the very notion of criminalization, the notion that some lives matter while others don’t.
All lives matter and the YSCPA is dedicated to lifting up the violence facing our black, brown, trans*, queer, poor and radical communities. We know that our healing and our power comes from collective liberation.
Join us at Governmental Plaza at 6 p.m. as we stand today in solidarity with the Brown family, with those on the streets in Ferguson and with all of those whose lives have been violently interrupted or lost to police terror.