On the 19th of January,a Reclaim MLK March set out from the White House for the Department of Justice. More than once it was called the Department of Injustice for failing to investigate the continuing police murders of mostly African-American youth. On the way, the march shut down streets, focussing on Chinatown. The mother of a man killed by Montgomery County, MD police spoke out as a classic DC Ferguson square blockaded 7th and H by the Chinatown arch.
One speaker, an ex-cop himself who quit in disgust, said the methods of police would have to be used to control bad cops and the system behind them. He said this was to first ask them to stop, then to tell them to stop-and if that doesn’t work MAKE them stop. Others in the march said that cops tolerating police brutality should be considered bad cops themselves, with this meaning EVERY cops who fails to blow the whistle on widely known brutality. There was even a sign saying it’s not just one bad apple but an entire rotten orchard.
Marching to Chinatown from the White House
The mother of a man murdered by Montgomery County, MD police speaks out in the Chinatown square
Die-in at 7th and H
Arms locked across Penn Ave by the Department of “Justice”
Not just a few rotten apples!