Profile image
By Fight Back News (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Jacksonville rallies to honor mothers of the movement against police crimes

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 13:33
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Jacksonville, FL – Over 75 people gathered in Klutho Park, May 11, to honor several mothers of the movement against police crimes, including the mothers of Keegan Von Roberts, Maurice Hobbs and Vernell Bing Jr., three Black men murdered in Jacksonville over the past two years. In all three cases, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) either murdered the men (Bing Jr.), failed to prosecute the killer (Von Roberts) or refused to even investigate the murder despite having evidence about the case (Hobbs).

The event was organized by the families and friends of the slain men and assisted by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC). The rally was oriented towards exposing the corrupt justice system with State Attorney Melissa Nelson sitting at the top of a pyramid that only works for the 1%.

In the struggle against police crimes, nobody is more passionate and fights harder for justice than the mothers of the movement, and the rally, two days before Mother’s Day, was focused on honoring the mothers of the movement and emphasizing their continued determination to fight for justice and combat police crimes. The mothers serve as inspiration for the movement to never give up fighting and never rest until justice is won.

Several speakers told the crowd about the suffering and persecution the families of victims of police crimes faced at the hands of JSO. Some speakers led the crowd in chants including “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” and “If we don’t get it? Shut it down!” Jacksonville Food Not Bombs (FNB) was very helpful and provided meals at the event.

At the end of the rally, the mothers were presented with flowers and gifts on behalf of the JCAC and the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition (JPC) and recognized for their courage and bravery by their friends and allies.

The activists vowed to continue their struggle to win justice for the victims of police crimes. Many of the participants plan to attend the upcoming JCAC meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Wells Fargo Community Learning Center located at 601 N Main Street near downtown Jacksonville.



Source: http://www.fightbacknews.org/2018/5/15/jacksonville-rallies-honor-mothers-movement-against-police-crimes

We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

Loading...

Top Global

Top Alternative

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.