From the Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee
Detroit, 12:00 am, June 12, 2011 – The Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee (JAJC) in association with Fluid Shapes is producing a public service announcement on how police brutality has and is increasingly affecting Black young men. Central to this campaign will be the police killing of 7-year old Aiyana Jones. The 15, 30, 45, and 90 second spots will feature committed and serious advocates who work hard to stop the shooting, maiming, and killing of Black youth by the police.
JAJC has invited Lupe Fiasco, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Chris Brown, Sean Penn, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga and a few other celebrities which should make for an integrated mix of our varied communities. If you want to be a part of this effort or know someone who should, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public service announcement videos will share how the police killed Aiyana Jones, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, and the numerous others in our community who had no chance to fend for themselves against the powerful and mighty U.S. police agencies that have ties all the way to the Pentagon.
JAJC Chief, Roland Lawrence aka Fige Bornu says, “Righteousness begins with each and every one of us; and no matter how one spins the police killing of mostly young Black men, the fact is that the center will not hold. One day in time, this assault against this particular demographic group, which is young Black youth, will and must be addressed, remedied, and stopped at its core.”
Click on http://sfbayview.com/2011/justice-for-aiyana-jones-now/ to read story originally published in VOD on JAJC aerial protest commemmorating first anniversary of cop murder of Aiyana Jones. The story has also run in The Final Call.