WE ARE MIKE BROWN! We are still here. We are still marching every night! We are LOST VOICES!
To be non- violent conduits of social change in our community and everywhere else throughout the United States; through service and purposeful acts of protest.
To end Police Brutality by pressuring local, state, and federal government to adapt laws that hold police to regulated standards of conduct.
Pressuring local, state, and federal government to make addendum to laws, while creating additional legislation where necessary, resulting in independent checks and balances and distinct repercussions for misconduct. To be a voice that represents youth and all those who are affected by Police Brutality; being sure our collective voice is heard.
- Demonstrations and Protesting (Every night at 7pm)
- Voter Registration
- Public Speaking
- Educational Outreach
Local Community Building:
- Visit/Service at Nursing Homes and Hospitals
- Visit/Service at Schools
- Visit/Service to Juvenile System Organize Necessity Drives and Youth Mentoring.
If you don't believe Ferguson police are overzealous and out of control, listen up. On Sunday, a young woman was shopping for hair care products at Beauty Town on W Florissant. She had just made a purchase from Family Dollar across the street, and walked over to compare prices. Some people don't believe that Black people are responsible consumers and think that we just spend money mindlessly, so maybe that's why the owner didn't believe the young woman had not shoplifted the item from his store. His security sensor went off, and he demanded to search the woman's purse. She showed him the item with the Family Dollar sticker on it and her receipt and refused to be searched. Why would you let someone go through your personal items when you are being wrongfully accused and showing them the proof?
The owner of Beauty Town refused to believe that the woman had not stolen from him and assaulted her: he grabbed her, ripped her bra, and in the struggle, exposed her breast. Yet still, the police were called on her. The woman willingly waited for police, knowing she had done nothing wrong.
Members of The Lost Voices showed up with cameras and questions. As youth activists in Ferguson, we believe it is our responsibility to document police encounters and show the world (and our civil rights lawyers) how out of control officials are in Ferguson. Twelve police cars across several jurisdictions responded to this call. How many taxpayer dollars were wasted in this call over the alleged theft of a perm that could not have cost more than $10?
Check out the video to see the entire encounter and how we refuse to be terrorized by Ferguson police. After we responded, the woman was released, and one by one, the police cars retreated. Our voices our powerful and our cameras are aimed at injustice. Say cheese.
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