Need a major signal boost on this one. This is the latest recorded incident of police brutality in Troy, New York. This small New England city has been plagued by documented and suspected police violence for years. Please help us draw attention to this issue by signing our change.org petition and sharing this with your friends.
We need your help Saturday March 1, in bringing awareness to a campaign against police brutality. It will take just a bit of your time, and will feed into something much bigger! I am grateful for your help, and the victims of recent (and past) police violence here are also grateful though they may never know your names or you theirs.
Around 2pm EST on Saturday March 1, 2014 we will activate a concerted effort to bring national and international awareness to our demands on our local government and police department to:
1) drop the charges of those brutalized and arrested as a result of police violence;
2) hold officers accountable by suspending them during an investigation;
3) open an independent investigation into the January 25th incident and a pattern of civil rights violations by the Troy PD
I know clicktivism is very limited in what it can do. But this is part of a broad effort involving many tactics to mount public pressure on the city’s elected officials, and we believe a viral media message must be part of that. For that, we need your help. This will be done using Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, email, etc.
If you’re getting this out of the blue and don’t know what this is about, there is a list of videos at the bottom of this message to bring you up to speed. If you are going to be sharing this with others who are not familiar with what’s happening here, use these links below.
WHAT DO WE WANT FROM YOU?
First and foremost SHARE THIS VIDEO via your platform of choice:
Here is a sample of a simple posting you can use or modify when sending an email, tweet, blog post, status update, etc.:
Need a major signal boost on this one. This is the latest recorded incident of police brutality in Troy, New York. This small city in Upstate New York has been plagued by documented and alleged police violence for years. Please help us draw attention to this issue by signing our change.org petition and sharing this with your friends.
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