Capitol Street Coalition Unites Against Deadly Police Pursuit of Lonnie Blue, Jr.

We just received this announcement about a "clarion call" against shttp://www.jfp.ms/policechases">uburban law enforcement agencies leading dangerous police chases into Jackson. Verbatim:

WHAT: The Capitol Street Coalition, made up of neighborhood association members along Capitol Street in West Jackson, will hold a news conference to address the http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2016/mar/23/jpd-chief-denies-jpd-involvement-deadly-chase/">Clinton Police Department pursuit of a shoplifter into West Jackson that resulted in the killing of Lonnie Blue, Jr. As a collective, we are sending out a clarion call to surrounding law enforcement agencies that police chases through our neighborhoods is a public safety issue and we will not stand for it. The Capitol Street Coalition is demanding that these police pursuits be handled in a much more strategic manner that keeps all of our neighbors safe. The Coalition will be standing in solidarity with Mr. Blue’s family during the press conference.

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Near Tennessee Avenue and Capitol Street

Read more about dangerous police pursuits in the Jackson metro and nationally at http://www.jfp.ms/policechases">jfp.ms/policechases.


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