Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston Statement On Military Policing and Violence Against Civilians
During National Moment of Silence (#NMOS14) Boston Jews and Allies Reflect on Military Violence from Missouri to Palestine
(Boston, MA August 14, 2014) Jewish Voice for Peace Boston expresses great sorrow at events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri leading up to and following the death of Michael Brown, a young, African-American man who, while unarmed and utterly defenseless, was shot and killed by a police officer. Since Michael's death, another young African-American man, Ezell Ford, was slain while unarmed in Los Angeles, California. These deaths give a glimpse into horrific, persistent, and unjust societal conditions that not only allow for, but sustain and, in many cases, derive profit from racial inequality and the continued subjugation of people of color.