Breaking: Atlanta Community Leaders and Families of Slain Victims of Police Killings Plan 24 Hour Protest Outside Atlanta Courthouse

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments


On today, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 7:30p.m., community and legal organizations will be launching the peaceful demonstration “Up All Night for Justice: 24 hours of Unity, Education, and Protest for Legal & Social Justice” at the Fulton County Courthouse located at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. Community. The organizations will be demanding the indictment of former Atlanta Police Department officer James Burns for the killing of DeRavis “Caine” Rogers and to remember other families who have lost loved ones during police encounters in Georgia. DeRavis “Caine” Rogers was shot in the head on June 22nd by Officer Burns while he was driving away. Burns was fired and later arrested for murder after an internal affairs investigation concluded there was no evidence Caine Rogers had done anything wrong, except possibly parallel parking in the wrong direction. A Fulton County Grand Jury will convene on August 31st at 9:00 a.m. to determine whether to indict Burns for Caine’s murder.

The 24 hour community gathering will begin Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Courthouse, 185 Central Avenue Atlanta. Organizers will feed the homeless while rallying with organizations.
Families affected by police violence will be speaking. Demonstration and rally attendees will participate in the “Morning March for Justice” which will occur around the courthouse in the morning before the Grand Jury convenes.

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