Scars & Stripes 4 Mile March Sacramento

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Incite Insight says
We will be marching from
..Old Soul 40 Acres on Broadway and 3rd Ave Martin Luther King Blvd 12th Ave William Land Park (Freeport and 12th ave/Sutterville)



The epidemic of police violence in America is alarming, and disproportionately affects communities of color. While the American government does not track homicide data of state law enforcement bodies, a private organization called Killed By Police began collecting data in May 2013, and its data reveals a disturbing pattern. According to Killed by Police, as of April, 20, 2015, American police have killed 351 people. That is three homicides per day, or roughly one stolen life every 8 hours. Of those 351 homicides, 231 victims were members of a community of color or not identified by race.

When we compare this data to the rates of homicide by police in other countries, the picture becomes all the more disturbing.
China: 12 homicides by police in the entire year of 2014. U.K: 1
Germany and Ireland: 0

Among industrialized nations, the U.S. leads in only two categories:
- the number of people incarcerated
- rate at which civilians are killed by law enforcement.

The march will remind the world that people of color do not enjoy the independence that was declared on July 4, 1776.

We will rally for a day when the truth that all men are created equal, and endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is finally self-evident.

We will fight for transparency, accountability, and reformation of the American (in)justice system.
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By: Incite Insight

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