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Dontre Hamilton’s Family Puts MPD ON NOTICE.

A memorial lies Monday night a few feet from where Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed in Red Arrow Park in April. – Image credit: Rick Wood

For Official Release from The Coalition For Justice:

To Milwaukee Police Department,

The Coalition for Justice is an organization committed to action in the name of justice. We have been involved in the struggle for justice in this city for several months as an organized group, and have sought only to activate the power of the people to stand united against police violence and brutality.

We write to you today to firmly and unequivocally say that we will not tolerate police intimidation and harassment of peaceful protesters and community members who are exercising their rights as citizens of this city and country. There have now been several incidents regarding this intimidation (unwarranted traffic stops, police surveillance outside of protesters homes, targeting specific protesters for arrest/harassment, etc.) that have been reported to us from the individuals who have been victims of this torment. This must stop now.

It is our right to protest unjust laws and governmental actions, and we should be able to do so peacefully without fear of redress from those who are sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. We will not be bullied. Let this statement serve as an official record that we have taken notice of these patterns of practice, and we will act swiftly to address them through non-violent direct action in our streets and through changes to policy & procedure.

Regards, 
The Coalition For Justice

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