Charlotte Uprising statement on the treatment of Rayquan Borum, a 21 year old Black man being framed for the CMPD murder of demonstrator Justin Carr; CMPD are also targeting and persecuting protestors in Charlotte.
Call to Action: Free Rayquan Borum
TO: Governor Pat McCory, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Chief Kerr Putney, Mayor Pro Tem Vi LylesWe, the undersigned, demand the immediate release of Gloria Merriweather and all political protesters who have been arrested in connection to the Charlotte Uprising. We demand
The immediate end to the state of emergency, curfew & the removal of the national guard
The immediate demilitarization of the police department and the immediate return of all military equipment
The defunding of the police department (2017 budget: $246,644,617) and the redirection of those resources to the needs of our communities (including resources for jobs programs, affordable quality housing, transportation, holistic health and quality schools)An independent investigation into the killing of Keith l. Scott and an investigation into the charlotte mecklenburg police department by the department of justice and a freeze on the nearly 1.5 million dollars awarded in federal grants annually to the department
A release of the police report and body camera footage connected with the killing of Keith l. Scott & all other killings to the public and immediately repeal of hb 972, which restricts the ability of the public to access police body camera footage
The immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested in connection with the uprising resulting from the killing of Keith l. Scott & the dropping of all charges
The release of all the names of the officers involved in the killing of Keith l. Scott to the public followed by their firing, arrest and prosecution
Sign the petition and tell the Department of Justice, Charlotte City Council, Governor Pat McCrory and CMPD police Chief Kerr Putney, and all other police departments and all levels of government that we will not stay on the sidelines as the assault on Black lives continues.
Charlotte Uprising is a coalition of community members, local and state organizers committed to ensuring the safety of their communities, and advocating for police accountability, transparency and social and economic equity.