CASA Condemns Murders in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and Opens Discussion on Police Brutality

Posted July 7, 2016 /
WASHINGTON (July 7, 2016) _ CASA joins people of conscience across the nation in condemning the murders of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police and Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer.  As our region continues to confront the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray and inches very slowly forward with policy changes to halt the scourge of police violence against minorities, each new murder opens fresh wounds.

For the families of Mr. Sterling and Mr. Castile, we are with you. For communities wracked by police violence, we fight together with you for justice.

CASA will join protesters at 8 p.m. today at the White House. Also, we will open a previously planned outdoor family movie event at our headquarters in Langley Park with an open mic discussion for local residents to come forward and share their experiences with police misconduct and express their emotions in response to this week’s horrible events. The event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the CASA Multi-Cultural Center, 8151 15th Ave. Hyattsville Md.

ASA Condena las Muertes en Baton Rouge y en Minnesota y Abre Foro para Discutir Brutalidad Policiaca

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2016) _ CASA se une a la población a lo largo y ancho de la nación en condenar las muertes de Alton Sterling por la policía de Baton Rough y la de Philando Castile por el oficial policial de Minnesota. Nuestra región continúa padeciendo las secuelas del asesinato de Freddie Gray, mientras que las políticas para detener el flagelo de la violencia policial en contra de las minorías avanzan de manera sumamente lenta. Con cada muerte, surgen heridas nuevas y resurgen las viejas.

A las familias del Sr. Sterling y del Sr. Castile, deseamos expresar que estamos con ustedes. A las comunidades afectadas por la violencia policial, les expresamos que estamos con ustedes para que se haga justicia.

CASA se unirá a las protestas esta noche a las 8 p.m. afuera de la Casa Blanca. Además, esta noche abriremos una discusión a micrófono abierto para que los residentes locales pasen al frente y compartan sus experiencias sobre la mala conducta de los oficiales policíacos y expresar sus emociones sobre los terribles eventos de esta semana, antes de mostrar una película como parte de un evento familia previamente planeado, en nuestras oficinas centrales de Langley Park. Este evento tendrá lugar a las 7 p.m. hoy por la noche en el Centro Multi-Cultural de CASA, en 8151 15h Ave. Hyattsville Md.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT FERNANDA DURAND 

fdurand@wearecasa.org
Communications Manager – CASA
Cel.  240.706.2624

CASA is a Latino and immigrant organization and a national leader in building power and improving the quality of life in low-income Latino and immigrant communities. Its vision is for a future in which diverse and thriving communities live free from discrimination and fear, and work together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. Over its 30-year history CASA has established itself as a strong national leader in innovations for Latino and immigrant-focused services, and backbone organization for collective impact involving community-based, government and private partners.