Tuesday, September 07, 2010

John T. Williams -- Slain by Police -- Why?

After the crowd of about 150 began their march to the precinct, a picture of sad momentoes left in the memory of John T. Williams. The teepee was erected by some of the Indians who had come to mourn John.

I had asked random folks at the gathering to sign a birthday card for Leonard Peltier, the recipient of another form of punishment from the U.S. government: a rigged up sentence that has kept him in prison for over 35 years. His birthday is on September 12th and you can find the address to send him greetings at whoisleonardpeltier.info.

The other side of the banner says "Support Indigenous People's Rights" and was used to indicate to passing traffic part of why we were there, in addition to mourning the loss of John T. Williams.

To read more about the shooting of Mr. Williams, please go here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012804180_williams04m.html

In a week where regional law enforcement has killed 5 human beings under questionable circumstances, the public wants this outrageous shoot to kill policy stopped.

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