Atlanta Students and Dekalb 12 Families Call for an End to Police Brutality

Released on: October 17, 2008, 3:51 pm

Press Release Author: Revolution Club at Georgia State University & Coalition for

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Protest Rally, Press Conference To Be Held at Woodruff Park
in National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Calling For an End To Police
Brutality in Georgia

Press Release Body: The Coalition For Justice, also known as the DeKalb 12 Families
as will mark the National Day Against Police Brutality with students from Georgia
State University's Revolution Club. The students have organized a National Day of
Protest in Atlanta for next Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Woodruff Park. This
protest rally will call for an end to police brutality, repression, and the
criminalization of a generation.
The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a
National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and
those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police
brutality. The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents
cases of killings by law enforcement agents nationwide. To learn more about this
nationwide effort, please visit the October 22nd Coalition's website at:
The National Day of Protest aims to bring forward a powerful, visible, national
protest against police brutality and the criminalization of a generation. It aims to
expose the state's repressive program. It aims to bring forward those most directly
under the gun of Police Brutality AND to also reach into all parts of the
society--bringing forward others to stand in the fight against this official
brutality. And the National Day of Protest aims to strengthen the peoples' organized
capacity for resistance in a variety of ways.

What: Speak Out!
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Time: 12:00noon
Where: Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta (Peachtree Street at Edgewood Avenue)

The Coalition For Justice is a family-led community based collaborative seeking
justice for the lives of family members lost while in police custody in DeKalb and
surrounding counties in Georgia. The Coalition for Justice will make every
available effort to eliminate police misconduct in the State of Georgia by holding
accountable every local and state elected official and chief of police involved in
the public policy-making process until our demands are met. The Coalition is
chaired by Ms. Iffat Muhammad-Walker.

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Contact Details: Revolution Club at Georgia State University:

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