November 2016

Alonzo Smith remembered with balloon release, music, speakers on anniversary of his death

On Nov 1, 2015, Alonzo Smith was killed by two "special police" officers from Blackout Investigations and Security Services at Marbury Plaza on Good Hope Road. On Nov 1, 2016, his family, friends, and a gathering of Black Lives Matter activists remembered him with a balloon release, music, and speakers in front of Marbury Plaza, the place he was murdered.

Video-balloon release followed by Alonzo's mother speaking on what happened to him and his former work as a teacher's assistant

Remembering Alonzo Smith, murdered one year ago by "special police"

Funeral March on ICE remembers those who died in detention centers

On the 1st of November, Detention Watch Network and other advocates for migrants held a funeral march from the White House past Customs and Border Patrol to the headquarters of ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. In all of 2016, 11 people have died in ICE detention centers and private prisons paid for by ICE. Since 2003 165 people have died in these inhuman dungeons. Even as the Dept of Justice is phasing out private prisons ICE is racing to sign more contracts.

Video of the funeral march on ICE

The altar set up at ICE to remember 11 who died this year and 165 since 2003 in ICE detention centers and private prisons

Funeral march on ICE