November 6, 2010

"We need a United Front challenging state sponsored terror against our communities!"

At Fire on the Mountain we've covered campaigns of the People's Organization for Progress against police violence directed at Black people and immigrants since the very inception of our blog. The recent shooting-attack by Rahway, NJ police against Fritz Louissaint is just the latest in these terrorist attacks on people of African Descent (see Justice for Fritz Louissaint, and …Police violence in Rahway, for more information).

This past weekend the Haitian Student Association, the NJ Haitian Chamber of Commerce, the NJ American Civil Liberties Union, immigrant rights groups and concerned community members joined the People's Organization for Progress and the New Black Panther Party to rally in front of the Rahway municipal center and march to King's Motel on Route 1 where Mr. Louissaint was shot by Rahway Police Department officers, Sgt. Anthony DeCarlo and Edward O'Donnell.
After reaching King's Motel, James Carey of POP's Union County branch called-out the motel manager for his deceptive fabrication on the Rahway police 911 emergency-line when he reported that Mr. Louissaint was harassing residents with a gun. Zayid Muhammad of the New Black Panther Party called for a united front against police terror. Speakers from the Haitian community, the immigrant defense organizations and the student movement vowed to bring larger numbers to Rahway in December…
To see additional photos of the Saturday, November 6, 2010 march, rally and demonstration, click here.

1 comment:

James Carey said...

Thanks Rah!

The Haitian Chamber of Commerce, supported by the People's Organization for Progress and United Youth Council Inc, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 17th 2010 at 3pm in front of the Kings Inn Motel in Rahway, NJ to announce their intentions to impose an economic boycott on the establishment for managements complicit role in the April 16th shooting of an unarmed mentally disturbed Haitian man name Fritz Louissaint.

Fritz was shot 5 times at close range by Rahway police officers Sgt. Anthony DeCarlo and Edward O'Donnell after management made an erroneous indicated Fritz was irate and harassing fellow patrons, an account that eyewitnesses strongly refute,

-James Carey,
POP Elizabeth Branch