Victims of Brutality Protest Awards Ceremony for Long Beach Cops
ANSWER's Long Beach Campaign to Stop Police Violence joins other activists, concerned community members and victims of Los Angeles Police Department brutality in picketing this afternoon's Long Beach Police Foundation Awards Ceremony at the Carpenter Center.
According to the campaign's notice to protest the 43rd annual Beach Police Awards Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, 6200 E. Atherton St. (on the campus of Cal State Long Beach):
At the awards ceremony, the Long Beach Police Foundation and LBPD attempt to paint the police as "heroes" in a blatant publicity stunt. To the vast majority of working-class and poor communities in Long Beach, the police are viewed as racist and violent oppressors that do little more than harass them. We will not sit by as the police award themselves for a year filled with unjust killings, tasings, terror tactics and cover-up operations. The police are hitmen, not heroes.
More information about the campaign is available by calling 213.251.1025 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.