#Not1More Deportation

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In response to the protests in Baltimore following the killing of Freddie Gray, Marisa Franco of #Not1more, issued the following:

[En español aquí] Despite the clear crisis exposed by Ferguson and Staten Island, Cleveland and Columbus, the list of those who have lost their lives at the hands of police grows in number almost every day. We will not forget their names.

That is the violence we deplore.

History, current and past, shows that it is only when people step out of the pre-drawn lines of acceptable existence and resistance as Black people, poor people, or those who are forgotten and deemed as disposable that the cameras come and pundits preach. Read more

The essay below is written by Yves Gomes of Silver Spring, MD.
[En Español aquí]

I am writing this for my undocumented friends who have been turned off from the protests in Baltimore because of the “violence” and “riot-like nature.” I encourage them to challenge themselves and question the mainstream news coverage of the protests.

First, my support and solidarity goes out to the people in the streets of Baltimore tonight and in the nights to come. My prayers go out to Freddie Gray, his family and the countless other Black families who have been torn apart by law enforcement officers. For those who do not know, Freddie Gray was a young man who lapsed into a coma after police beat him and severely injured his spinal cord. He died after 5 days of hospitalization in the comatose state. Read more