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Call for solidarity with the family of Georgy Louisgene

Justice for Georgy Louisgene
And all other victims of police terror

Dear Friends,

The Haitian Coalition for Justice stands in full support with the family of 23 year-old Haitian immigrant Georgy Louisgene killed by two cops of the NYPDŐs 67th Precinct on January 16, 2002. While the police claims that the 115 pound Georgy was coming toward them with a knife and a stick, the few community residents brave enough to come forward thus far are telling us quite a different story. Kelly and Bloomberg have already made it clear that they stand with the killer cops. What remainsis only for Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn DA to do his usual clean up job.

The family and their supporters are planning a week of activities around GeorgyŐs funeral to demand justice for his murder this coming Saturday February 1st , and we would like you and/or your organization to endorse the call. To do so, please send us an affirmative response by Monday January 28th, 2002 so we can include you in the list of endorsers.

Planned events:

Wednesday January 30:
Vigil in front of 3501 Foster Ave. between New York
and Brooklyn, at the spot where Georgy was gunned down,
and march to the 67th Precinct where the killer cops work.

Friday February 1:
Wake, 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm at
Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.

Saturday February 2:
We are calling on the people to come out to the
Funeral Home at 8:30 am and participate in a procession
with the coffin to St. Jerome R.C. Church at Nostrand
and Newkirk Avenues. Once the family leaves with the
body for burial, we plan to have a demonstration
against police brutality with families of police
victims and activists involved in this struggle.

Partial list of organizations sending out the call:
Haitian Coalition for Justice
October 22 Coalition
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
Parents Against Police Brutality
Anthony Baez Foundation
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

Partial list of families of victims sending out the call:
Iris Baez, Margarita Rosario, Milta Calderon, Andreyeva Fields, Maria & Jose Santos, Juanita Young

For more information, call the Haitian Coalition for Justice at 718-284-2255


Haitian Coalition for Justice
1218 Flatbush Ave., 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: 718-284-2255 Fax: 718-284-2545

Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2002

For more information, please contact:
Haitian Coalition for Justice (718) 284-2255
October 22 Coalition-NY (212) 673-6008

The guard changes at City Hall and One Police Plaza,
but the epidemic of police brutality continues.

Wednesday January 23rd, 2002 marks the one-week anniversary of the shooting death of 23-year old Haitian immigrant Georges Louis-Jeune. His family will be holding a candlelight vigil at 5:00 PM at 3501 Foster Avenue, between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue, where he was gunned down by Sgt. James Muirhead and Officer Joe Thompson of the NYPD's 67th Precinct. This is the same precinct that murdered Aswan Keshawn Watson and attacked mourners at Patrick Dorismond's funeral.

The Haitian Coalition for Justice and the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation calls on all to come support the family and demand justice for Georges and all other victims of police brutality and murder.

Police Commissioner Kelly and Mayor Bloomberg's hasty conclusion that the shooting is "justified" contrasts with witness reports and their own medical examiner's findings of entry wounds in Georges's back. Georges's tragic murder adds to the over 2000 cases of those killed by law enforcement in a ten-year period, as documented in the Stolen Lives Project.

[updated 1/30/02]

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