PLEASE SEND THIS LETTER TO ERIC HOLDER
STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN CALL IN CAMPAIGN
Pastor Omar Wilks May 25 at 2:35pm
...Cut and paste the below letter, drafted up by DCAPB [Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality], and email it to Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding an end to military tactics in our communities such as throwing grenades in the homes of sleeping children. You can call Holder's office at 202-514-2001.
Send the letter to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.
Thanks in advance for your support!:
Dear Attorney General Holder,
The recent horrifying death of Aiyana Stanley Jones in Detroit at the hands of a paramilitary fugitive apprehension team of the Detroit Police Department has saddened, pained and angered many of us who work for peace in the city. The furtherance of this horror was reflected with the presence of the producers of A&E “First 48” television program as they tagged along as an incendiary grenade was thrown into the home of a sleeping family that included children.
This uptick in violence by local police agencies has been fostered by money from various U.S. Justice Department programs. The life of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was snuffed out as producers sought sensational video, and as Detroit Police Department officers charged the door, according to family members, in a quasi no-knock h fashion.
Similar acts of military incursions are occurring throughout this country. We feel that this most recent death signals a needed change in policy to save the lives of citizens and law enforcement officers alike.
The Detroit Police Department has been under two Federal Consent decrees for 'Use of Force' and 'Issues of Confinement' since 2003, and they are still not in compliance.
Attorney General Holder, people throughout the world are watching. They want to know if you will make a bold effort for humanity and peace, or whether you will acquiesce in the face of this great human tragedy. We sincerely hope that you will act decisively to investigate this horrific tragedy.
Sincerely, (your name)