To: Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Don't Prosecute #BlackLivesMatter Protestors

Don't Prosecute #BlackLivesMatter Protestors

We are requesting that Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey FILE NO CHARGES against #BlackLivesMatter protestors who were arrested on December 23, 2015 for lifting up the names of Black people who have been killed by police, including Ezell Ford, Redel Jones, Kendrec McDade, Nephi Arreguin, Brother Africa, Brendan Glenn, and so many more…all killed in Los Angeles County with no charges filed against the police who killed them. We want our District Attorney…who is elected by the people...to prosecute members of law enforcement who brutalize and murder our people, not the courageous organizers who press for justice in the tradition of non-violent direct action.

Why is this important?

On December 23, 2015, 9 #BlackLivesMatter members were arrested for taking part in non-violent direct action that briefly stalled traffic on the 405 freeway in order to lift up the names of Black people who have been killed by law enforcement. This was a part of a #BlackXmas synchronized action which occurred in 6 cities around the United States. ONLY IN LOS ANGELES are demonstrators facing felony charges…including felony conspiracy charges, typically used in political prosecutions. It is especially important on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and moving into Black History Month that we celebrate the tradition of non-violent protest not prosecute it.

How it will be delivered

The petition will be delivered by email and in person to the District Attorney's office.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Reasons for signing

  • It doesn't make sense to charge non-violent human rights protesters when the world will allow armed white Christian terrorist to take over government buildings and to destroy government property, and they get treated better than people who are protesting for the rights of vulnerable populations to live. Oh, and Waco (what is the difference between them and #BLMLA?).
  • Prosecute police, not protestors.
  • Protect the Constitution.

Updates

2016-02-12 10:42:44 -0800

10,000 signatures reached

2016-01-22 16:47:25 -0800

5,000 signatures reached

2016-01-14 10:59:18 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2016-01-13 15:37:24 -0800

500 signatures reached

2016-01-13 10:33:49 -0800

100 signatures reached

2016-01-13 10:11:26 -0800

50 signatures reached

2016-01-13 09:47:33 -0800

25 signatures reached

2016-01-13 09:31:14 -0800

10 signatures reached