“I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t.”
After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits against the local police department.
“This is just the first step,” leaders of the rally told the crowd.
The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked days of protests and called national attention to continued and persistent police violence in African-American communities. Less focus, however, has been placed on how his death is directly linked to the struggle for reproductive justice.
This Thursday, a National Moment of Silence will be held in cities across the country to remember the lives lost and impacted by police brutality.