Million Moms March for JUSTICE

ICYMI- Because it was just a blip on the TV screen.

Mothers and protesters rally in D.C. to demand police reforms

They wore photos of their dead sons’ faces on buttons pinned to their chests, like joyless Mother’s Day corsages. They wore T-shirts emblazoned with their dead sons’ names. They carried signs that read, “Stop Racist Police Terror” and “We Are Not Criminals” and “They are ALL our sons.”

Like incantations, they chanted the names of their unarmed sons who they said were shot in the back, shot point blank in the chest, shot 14 times, shot on their bikes, shot in parks, shot after leaving a dance, or left to bleed to death in the street. They chanted the names of those whose deaths inflamed a nation: Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Amadou Diallo. Tony Robinson. And the names of those perhaps remembered only by the grieving mothers themselves, such as Tremaine Flythe, who was shot by two D.C. police officers while walking to his mother’s house for breakfast the day after Christmas in 2009.

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WHAT: Million Moms March

WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM – 2 PM

WHERE: Mount Vernon Square to march to DOJ

800 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC

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Maria Hamilton, left, marches in Milwaukee with her sons on April 30th in remembrance of her son Dontre, who was shot and killed by a now-former police officer in a park last year. Hamilton founded Mothers for Justice United, which planned a march on Washington on Saturday to protest police violence.—-Carrie Antlfinger/AP

Young Baltimore Native:  ‘This is the Civil Rights Movement of My Generation’

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Maria Hamilton, founder of Mothers for Justice United, told USA Today she and her fellow moms were tired of being ignored.

“This is a call for everybody to wake up. We are here on behalf of our babies to tell the United States government that we aren’t going anywhere. We aren’t going to continue to keep burying our babies. Do something and do it now.”

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10 Responses to Million Moms March for JUSTICE

  1. Demetrius says:

    Thank you.

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Ametia, thank you for this memorial page and for keeping us up to date on the Million-Moms March.
    My thoughts and prayers are with them today.

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    So many mothers today, on this Mother’s Day, are without their sons or daughters due to police involved shootings and instances of brutality and citizen vigilante-type shootings. It is just too much. My heart is heavy and I mourn with all the loved ones of the victims whose lives were taken and dreams stolen.

    Too many to name…how sad is that??

    Freddie, Trayvon, Renisha, Jordan, Sean, Alan, Anna, Mike, Raheim, John, Chavis, Wendell, Raheim, Armand, Carlos, Jonny, Amadou, Deaunta, Jon, Ezell, Eric, Oscar, Akai, Darren, Milton, Kimane, Denneth, Derrick, Kendrec, Phillip, Dane, Alberta, Michael, Tim, Victor, leman, Accleyne, Derrick, Alesia, Timothy, Tommy, Osmane, Derey, Natasha, Dontre, Kelly…so many others.

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  4. Kathleen says:

    This reminds me of the “mothers of the disappeared” who gathered in front of the presidential palace in Argentina to protest the “disappearance” of their children starting in 1977. Their perseverance paid off:
    http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/index.php/movements-and-campaigns/movements-and-campaigns-summaries?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=28
    If those mothers could help bring down a cruel dictatorship in Argentina, these mothers in the US have the power to bring about the changes they demand. They are on to something. May they be blessed and supported in their endeavor.

    And Happy Mother’s Day to all the Chics and “Chicettes”!

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