LOCAL Announcement :: Civil and Human Rights : Crime and Police
CAPCR: Town Hall Mtgs on Police Shootings
The St. Louis Police have shot another young man. Citizens investigating the case have declared it murder. They say witnesses dispute the police account that Jeremy Robinson drew a gun and was shot in "self defense". These witnesses say that Jeremy was on the ground, hands flat, when the officer shot him in the back. This officer then turned him over and shot him again. They believe they saw him drop a gun next to the body to justify his actions.
This happened the same day that Chief Mokwa(
) announced the creation of a new tactical unit which had his personal OK to "take the gloves off" and "take back the streets" by targeting certain neighborhoods.
We can see the results of such an irresponsible policy in the death of Jeremy.
Irene J. Smith and Alderman(
) Quincy Troupe have taken the lead on this case. They will be discussing further action at the weekly meeting of the International Institute this Saturday at 9 am. The address is 1020 N. Taylor.
They are also calling for a Town Hall meeting on MLK Day. This meeting will be at noon at the Better Family Life building (West End Community Center), 724 Union.
Please attend one or both of these events.
Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR(
)) can be reached at capcr_cob (at) hotmail.com