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Black community held hostage by police

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Smith,Jason T. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
May 1-May 7, 2002
Miami, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haiti, Emigrants and immigration, Police, Refugees, Discrimination, Law enforcement, Minority & ethnic groups, Demonstrations and protests, Racial discrimination, Political asylum, Enforcement, Activism, Civil disobedience
Protesters gathered at the corner of 64th Street and 22nd Ave., carrying yellow placards reading "Stop Using Black Men as Target Practice," and "Free Haitian Refugees." "If we can't vote people in the positions to do the right thing then we have no other alternative than to protest," said [Lorraine Goddard], who held a sign that read "No Justice, No Transit Tax." "We demand that the police who have been guilty of killing our youth be prosecuted and put in jail," said Mel Reeves, an organizer with the coalition. "We also demand that they free the Haitian refugees who are being held in the Chrome detention center."