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March Against Racism – Sponsored by Concerned citizens
March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Route: We will proceed up 10th Street to 8th Avenue, turn right then finish at the West Linn Police Department at 1800 8th Avenue. If you wish to meet us at the WLPD, come there at 2:30 PM
1) This is a PEACEFUL march. Families with children may be in attendance. Keep it peaceful. No profanity, please.
2) Hand-carried cardboard/paper signs ONLY. No supporting poles or other objects. Balloons OK
3) Stay on the sidewalk. We have permission for this event ONLY if we stay on the sidewalks. Do NOT walk in any roadways. Obey the instructions of march leaders/traffic monitors and police. We must follow these regulations.
4) If we happen to attract counter-protesters (we’re hoping we won’t) DO NOT ENGAGE. IGNORE. They have the right to protest and right to speech. Sidestep. Walk around. DO NOT GET INTO ARGUMENTS. Remember why we are here. Arrive at the PD, present our demands. Peacefully raise the community’s consciousness.
While at the WLPD, designated individuals will present a list of demands:
Remove Police Chief Kruger and any officers complicit in the actions or cover-up of the Fesser Incident.
Investigate for possible Brady notice obligations.
Require accountability for rigorous diversity, equity and practices of the WLPD.
Review city structure to see if there are sufficient checks and balances over the police. Investigate the role of the City Attorney, Tim Ramis.
Conduct a diversity and equity audit of the WLPD.
Establish an independent Law Enforcement Oversight Board for both the police and the District Attorney
Release to the public the demographic data collected on every person subjected to a police stop, incident, or arrest by the WLPD (while preserving confidentiality.)
About Concerned Citizens of West Linn (CCoWL):
Formed in response to the racism, illegal surveillance and false arrest of Michael Fesser by the West Linn Police Department, the Concerned Citizens of West Linn is fighting the change the system of oversight and accountability in West Linn to promote justice and equality for all. CCoWL is not affiliated with any other group or with the City of West Linn, and is a non-partisan, non-political community mobilization organization.