FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Black Lives Matter Chicago,
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: 3436 W. Grenshaw Street, Chicago, IL – 60624
What: Vigil for 16 Year Old Pierre Loury – Killed Last Night by CPD
Join us as we search for answers and support the family in finding #Justice4Pierre. We need to know why a 16-year-old child was murdered by the Chicago Police Department last night and why the department is not transparent in their investigation of the shooting.
We will hold a candlelight vigil at the place Pierre was murdered last night in the Homan Square neighborhood. Speakers will include Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Amika Tendaji of Our Story with Black Lives Matter – Chicago, UMedics and a mother of teenage boys, Damon Williams of #LetUsBreathe Collective & BYP100, Dorothy Holmes, mother of Ronald “Ronnieman” Johnson (murdered by police in 2014), and Mike Elliot, organizer with The Chicago Alliance Against Racism & Political Repression and Black Lives Matter Chicago.
We no longer accept the lack of accountability, secrecy and cover ups which have become standard practice when police officers kill civilians in the City of Chicago. The community needs a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) NOW!
-Black Lives Matter: Chicago & the People’s Response Team
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718145391776515
About Black Lives Matter Chicago:
Black Lives Matter Chicago is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black peoples’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Our priorities are to amplify our collective knowledge and applied practices toward abolishing anti-Blackness, and to honor the organizing and mobilization put forth by various Chicago based organizations, collectives, projects and individuals within the expansive, intersectional Black Lives Matter network.
About People’s Response Team:
People’s Response Team is a multi-racial, intergenerational group committed to supporting efforts to end police violence in Chicago. We aim to respond, document and investigate fatal police shootings in Chicago, and connect family members and loved ones with emotional, social, and legal support. We do not collaborate with law enforcement. We are in partnership with and take leadership from Justice for Families, a working group of Black Lives Matter – Chicago, that provides long-term support for families who’ve lost loved ones to police murder.