Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Shurn Memorial Rally & March for Justice

Organized by NAACP-Benton Harbor & BANCO

Saturday, June 18, 12noon
Meet at the Benton Harbor Public Library
213 E. Wall St.

Rally followed by a march across the bridge to the
Berrien county courthouse to take a stand for justice

June 18 will mark the eight year anniversary
of the June 2003 Uprising in Benton Harbor.
It was a public response to the high speed
police chase and death of 28 year-old
Terrance T-Shirt Shurn, a very popular BH resident.

His death is only one incident in MANY of Benton Harbor
police brutality and violence. No city should have to
endure what this one has.

Please come and join the first Shurn memorial
rally and march for justice in Benton Harbor.

NAACP-Benton Harbor and BANCO
President: Rev. Edward Pinkney
269-925-0001, call anytime

“The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation; every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney.” --Civil rights atty. Hugh "Buck" Davis