Official Statement from Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Richer, and the Collective

Samaria Rice, Lisa Simpson, Richard Richer, and the Collective, public statement calling on Tamika D. Mallory and others to stop capitalizing off their loved ones and to call on the People to join their fight for accountability.


This is an opportunity
for Black people to join grassroots struggles independent of the state, capitalist economy, and the non-profit industrial complex. These systems can not be reformed. We present our case not to HRW, the UN, or any
other international court but to Black people around the world. We extend solidarity to the millions fighting for Black liberation in Haiti, Trinidad, and across the Caribbean; we join our people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria whose resources
are pillaged, the Garifuna who continue to be dispossessed in Central America, to Palestine, to Cuba and wherever Black grassroots struggle continues to rise. It is our duty now to connect our struggles with Black people across the globe, and to fight for Black liberation by any means

“Kettling” Protesters in the Bronx Systemic Police Brutality and Its Costs in the United States

Despite the harm caused to the protesters, and violations of international human rights law, constitutional civil rights protections, and the NYPD’s guidelines, police officers and their supervisors are unlikely to face any disciplinary or legal consequences. This is due to a deeply entrenched system that prevents meaningful scrutiny and allows officers and police departments to commit abuses with impunity.