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We must end police brutality

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“Police brutality and racial profiling protect NO ONE. It's time for systemic policing change. #JourneyforJustice http://thndr.it/1wyy0WI

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This campaign ended on December 05, 2014 at 1PM

We must end police brutality

On July 17, in Staten Island, New York, a police officer killed Eric Garner by putting him in an illegal chokehold. Eric was unarmed. He left behind six children. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

On August 9, in Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown. Michael was just 18 years old. He was unarmed.

Within the past two weeks, grand juries in Staten Island and Ferguson, in egregious miscarriages of justice, decided not to indict the police officers responsible for killing these two men.

It is time to end the era in which a black man or woman lives in fear for their life while walking down the street; in which those charged with serving and protecting our communities too often do neither.

On Friday, December 5, at 1:00pm CST, the NAACP’s Journey for Justice—a 120-mile, seven-day march that began in Ferguson, Missouri—will come to an end at the Missouri Governor’s mansion. As the marchers arrive on foot to demand change, we will join our voices together on Facebook and on Twitter.

Lend your Facebook and Twitter feeds to our shared cause: It is time to end police brutality and racial profiling. We demand systemic changes to policing in the United States.

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The NAACP is America's oldest and boldest civil rights organization. We work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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