Family of Trey Joyner, shot by US Park Police, speaks out at DOJ protest

On the 15th of December the Hands Up Coalition held a rally in front of the Department of Justice demanding that killer cops be prosecuted and police departments be placed under community control. The mother of Trey Joyner, a DC man shot and killed by US Park Police, spoke about her case and how there has been no justice in the courts for her son or her family. He was killed because of a false report from "an informant" of a man with a gun, he was unarmed. Every 28 hours police kill another African-American in the US, protesters warn that unless this is stopped they will continue to "shut shit down."

Video-Trey's mother and father speak

Civil rights protesters storm H St Wal-Mart, shut down registers

On the 14th of December, civil rights protesters stormed into the Wal-Mart on H st for the 4th time. This time they stood their ground, and soon the cash registers were shut down. Some of the shoppers joined the protest. One of the cops or security guards claimed protesters would be arrested after ONE warning, not the three required by DC law. After a tense ten minutes and call by protesters for reinforcements, the activists exited the store and no arrests were reported.

Video of Wal-Mart occupation raw clips courtesy Netta and DeRay McKessa

Erica Totten photo

Reportback from Justice For All March against police murder

On the 13th of December, a march estimated by some at around 50,000 people from Freedom Plaza to the US Capitol protested the recent string of police murders of unarmed young African-American men. The "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe" chants were heard often, referring to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in NYC.

Video-Scenes from Justice For All march

Civil rights protesters storm Gallery Place movie theater

On the 12th of December, civil rights protesters assmebled in Chinatown and after the usual street shutdowns slipped around to the back entrance of the Regan Cinemas on 6th st and stormed inside. In addition to educating moviegoers about police murder and brutality, there was another reason for going there: the movie Exodus, playing there, is set in the Middle East and northern Africa yet people with dark skin are shown only as servants and slaves.

Video-Aggressive motorist threatens to ram civil rights protesters

Video-protesters storm Regal 14 Cinema

Die-In at the Regal Cinema 14 at Gallery Place

Rock Creek deer killers disappear after possible intercepted activist phone calls, emails

On the 11th of December, I found roads in Rock Creek Park barricaded in preparation for "Deer Removal" or the shooting of deer by USDA "wildlife Services" at about 6:30PM. By 10:30 PM, after a flury of phone calls in an effort to organize a hasty street protest, all the barricades were gone and the killers nowhere to be found.