Captain Ray Lewis, formerly of the Philadelphia police department, turned activist, will be making an appearance today in Cleveland to protest the Tamir Rice non indictment. He will be at the justice center downtown Cleveland at 1PM with a sign that he brought with him.
Ray Lewis has been in on protests against police killings for quite some time. He was arrested at the Occupy Wall street protests back in the day, and has been in Ferguson Missouri to protest the Micheal Brown killing. Here is the event description
Retired Philadelphia Police Captain and former Occupy Wall Street protester, Ray Lewis, has come to Cleveland to lend support to the family, the Black Lives Matter movement, allies and the community in seeking justice for the Nov. 22, 2014 officer-involved shooting death of 12-year old Tamir Rice – and he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. All are invited to join him in this, his inaugural visit to the Justice Center in Cuyahoga County.
As a former law enforcement officer and captain in a major city, Capt. Lewis, in full uniform, lends a unique presence, perspective, and body of experience to the current movement. Since his retirement in 2004, he has dedicated his life to standing in solidarity with those who have been oppressed and victimized by the system, especially the law enforcement system.
After Occupy Wall Street, for which he was arrested, Capt. Lewis spent 3 weeks in Ferguson, has also lent his support in police brutality demonstrations in several other cities, and most recently participated in November in Anonymous’ Million Mask March in Washington, DC.
So come on out to meet him and stand next to him in protest of these Cleveland killings. Let the city know that we stand with Tamir, and the many others that have been abused by Cleveland police through the years. To RSVP to the event on Facebook, Click here