~~~SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE~~~
On Jan 25 2014, racist cops brutalized and arrested a number of people in a bar in Troy NY, without provocation or consequence. Today, activists and supporters are launching a social media blitz to try to raise national (& international) awareness of this latest incident of racist police violence, in order to pressure the city to drop charges against the victims and hold the officers accountable.
WHY IS THIS PETITION IMPORTANT?
There is a significant grassroots movement to affect real changes in the structure and community relations of the police department in Troy. However, accountability will not come without public pressure. A petition may seem futile or petty, but it represents an important component of national and international awareness. People are watching to see if government will come down on the right side of history. Signing is important, but so is spreading the word and encouraging your networks to sign on as well.