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A VIGIL FOR CHILDREN: FOUR STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST YOUTH

Impower You 2015

 

The turnout was small, but not lacking in passionate voices at the San Diego vigil for youth (age 23 and younger) killed by police in San Diego, and nationally. Since majority of people killed by police are non-white, racial profiling was brought up as a main issue along with police brutality, biased media reporting and how the average citizen can get involved.

 

 

VIGIL REMEMBERS VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY 
Ashley Gooden 2015

 

Paul Mathis, a concerned citizen, explains why he decided to attend the vigil, "Just gathering tonight to light candles and stand in solidarity with Tamir and his family, and with others who have lost their lives too early, and just to come together as a community to call for peace and for justice," said Mathis.

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TACOMA VIGIL HONORS YOUNG PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE ACROSS US
Alexis Krell 2015

 

“It’s in our best interest to come together and stand in solidarity with people who are saying: ‘This is enough,’ ” said 27-year-old Jamika Scott at the gathering near Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South Eighth Street.

Scott said the local event was one of many held across the nation Sunday, coordinated by the Coalition Against Police Violence.


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