Read the Portland Police Bureau's response to the ten questions posed at the Kendra James Community Forum on July 1, 2003.
The Albina Ministerial Alliance has completed the investigation of the Kendra James tragedy. You
are invited to join us to hear the findings, recommendations, and proposed next steps.
Saturday, September 6, 2003
12 noon - 3 PM
Maranatha Church of Christ
4222 NE 12th Ave.
Albina Ministerial Alliance
For more information:
Rev. Roy Tate, President, Albina Ministerial Alliance
A flyer for the event is available on our website at http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/ /kendrajamesforum.pdf
There will be a march and rally for Justice for Kendra James this Saturday, May 24 beginning at noon at Alberta Park.
As many of you know, the Grand Jury came back Monday without a criminal indictment of Officer Scott McCollister, who shot James on May 5.
A coalition of community organizations and individuals including members of the Albina Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring the event. It begins with the rally at noon, at Alberta Park (on NE Killingsworth and 20th), with the march starting at 1 PM, heading past Northeast Precinct, and ending on the Skidmore Overpass (N Michigan and Skidmore) at the memorial site.
Please spread the word. Organizations are asked to bring banners to show their support for the struggle to end police violence. We hope that many of the groups and individuals who came out against the war on Iraq to rallies which also called for an end to the war at home will climb on board this important local justice issue.
A flyer for the event is available on our website at http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/jamesfly er.pdf
For more information or to get involved, please contact Pastor R. Wisner at (503) 287-7377 or Joe "Bean" Keller at (503) 493-3533x24.
FYI so far efforts for change are centered around trying to change the grand jury process and the laws guiding police shootings at a state level (contact Sens. Margaret Carter and Avel Gordly for more info), and the AMA is also calling for more power for the Independent Police Review Division, more diversity training, and other changes to prevent more tragedies.
We will try to keep you posted on upcoming community forums and events--some of them have been called with just a day's notice; things should slow down just a little bit now.
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