PRESS RELEASE: BLM-DC and SPTP-DC Agree to Dismissal of NEAR Act Case, Call on Council to Ban Stop-and-Frisk
PRESS RELEASE: Family of D’Quan Young Responds to Refusal to Prosecute His Killer
Black Lives Matter DC and Stop Police Terror DC Call on DC Government to Take the Next Step to Protect Black Communities by Banning Stop-and-Frisk
Washington DC-- After a three-year struggle to compel the DC Metropolitan Police Department to act in compliance with local laws, Black Lives Matter DC and Stop Police Terror Project DC can finally declare victory. ACLU-DC and the District of Columbia filed a motion on Wednesday asking the DC Superior Court to dismiss Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Bowser. The successful lawsuit, forced the MPD to release comprehensive data on police stops and stop-and-frisks in the District of Columbia.
PRESS RELEASE: Family Of D’Quan Young To Hold Vigil And Demand Answers
Washington D.C. -- One year and two months after D’Quan Young was shot and killed by an off-duty Metropolitan Police Officer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has refused to prosecute Young’s killer, or even release his name. Stop Police Terror Project DC (SPTP-DC) and Black Lives Matter DC join Young’s family in denouncing this decision for what it is: an unjust, dishonest mockery of justice.
Press Release: Local Groups Rally, March Demanding Systemic Changes to Address DC’s Policing Crisis
Washington DC -- On May 9th, 2019 D’Quan Young's family, friends, and community will gather at Brentwood Recreation Center to mark the one-year anniversary of his death. Young's family still does not know the name of the off-duty DC police officer who shot and killed him in Northeast DC the evening of May 9, 2018.
SPTP DC, BLM DC, & Commissioner Anthony Lorenzo Green Letter to Council Re: Proposed MPD Union Contract
As Officer Who Killed Terrence Sterling Appeals “Punishment,” Black Lives Matter DC, BYP 100, Stop Police Terror Project, No Justice No Pride, and SURJ DC March Against Rampant Police Violence, Racism, and Government Inaction
Letter to Police Chief Peter Newsham: Accessibility to Public Viewing of the Hearing of Officer Brian Trainer
We strongly encourage the Committee to seriously consider whether the proposed CBA is the direction we should be going, and to explore whether rejecting this agreement and forcing the parties to negotiate the full scope of their agreement would be better for our city. At the very least, we ask that the Committee allow itself enough time to conduct a proper analysis and consideration of the proposal before allowing it to take effect.
JOIN US ON OCT. 22 FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST POLICE TERROR
To ensure a level of transparency and access to the public, Stop Police Terror Project-DC - along with Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100, Showing Up For Racial Justice DC, No Justice No Pride and the Terrence Sterling Campaign For Community Safety - has asked Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham to livestream Officer Brian Trainer's public hearing tomorrow. We urge our communities members throughout the District to do the same by tweeting Chief Newsham, calling (202) 727-4218 and emailing him at email@example.com. #FireTrainer
BYP100, Black Lives Matter DC, and Stop Police Terror Project DC statement on the tragic death of Makiyah Wilson and ongoing community and police violence
Since 1996, October 22nd has been marked as a national day of protest against police brutality. As the September 6th murder of Botham Jean by a Dallas police officer has reminded us, the scourge of police terror ‒ and the racist criminalization, harassment, and mass incarceration that go along with it ‒ is as acute, unjust, and outrageous as ever.
SPTP-DC and Partners Announce a Juneteenth Week of Education and Celebration
Washington, District of Columbia - July 18, 2018: Due to the neglect of Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Donahue, Chief Newsham, and Councilmembers, 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson is dead and her mother was left holding her child’s lifeless body. Today we send our deepest condolences to the family of Makiyah Wilson, to the Clay Terrace community, and to all of those in Ward 7 who see the impact of violence everyday.
DC Activists: Metropolitan Police Department’s Violence, Recklessness, and Lack of Accountability Requires Immediate, Substantive Action from Elected Officials
Washington, DC -- On June 18, 2018, Stop Police Terror Project-DC in partnership with Black Lives Matter-DC, Keep DC 4 Me, BYP100, Pan-African Community Action, ACLU-DC and Showing up for Racial Justice-DC will launch a week of events around Juneteenth.
On Wednesday, May 9th, an off-duty officer with the Metropolitan Police Department opened fire in northeast DC, killing 24-year-old D’Quan Young. Witnesses report that the officer “shot wildly, as children ran for their lives,” and that the officer reloaded his weapon and continued shooting after D’Quan Young was on the ground. This follows the May 4th killing of Jeffrey Price - in which MPD’s narrative of innocence directly contradicts witness accounts - and the recent lawsuit filed against the DC government for its failure to collect stop and frisk data required by the NEAR Act. April Goggans, a Core Organizer of Black Lives Matter DC, and Eugene Puryear, co-founder and core organizer of Stop Police Terror Project-DC released the following statement in response: