Please join us for a Rally tomorrow (April 3) at 6:30 pm at City Hall to Say no to Profiling in Worcester and Yes to Administration Accountability. This Rally was sparked by the call for Justice for Trayvon Martin and the collective injustice we all feel about this case but also, unfortunately, the multiple stories we know of in our own communities that could have or have resulted in similar fates.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm
In front of Worecster City Hall
A City Council Pre Rally to Demand Accountability from the City Administration and Worcester Police Department when issues are brought up by the Worcester Community and residents.
1. We demand a response from the Administration and the police department as to why there was not any follow up on multiple meeting requests of concerned residents and the former Mayor [Joe O’Brien], who were worried about racial profiling in the Hammond Heights Community.
2. An explanation as to why a 14-year-old boy was arrested outside of his home because a neighbor accused him of looking suspicious.
3. Demand a Response to an item City Councilor Joe O’Brien filed in August 2011, when he was Mayor, requesting the City Manager provide information on the legality of Colleges and Universities patrolling residential communities in the city and the questioning of non-students on residential streets.
Mayor Petty has agreed to take up Councilor Joe O’Brien’s tabled item from last August at this City Council Meeting.
We need to be there to show that we demand a response!