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National Day of Action: #JusticeforRekia #SayHerName #BlackWomenMatter

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When we say #BlackLivesMatter, we mean Rekia Boyd’s life too.

On March 21, 2012, Detective Dante Servin fired shots into a group of unarmed young Black people, killing then 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Though he was off-duty, witnesses have testified to him announcing himself as a police officer, and he should be scrutinized for his misconduct as such. It is a police officer’s sworn duty to serve and protect, and Servin violated that oath in this murderous act.

Servin has yet to be held accountable for his actions. Click here to sign our petition calling on the Chicago Police board to fire Detective Dante Servin.  The courts failed to deliver justice, as Judge Dennis Porter publicly acknowledged that Servin was intent in his actions and thus guilty of a more serious charge, but ultimately opted to not convict on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.

It is now up to the Police Board to hold Servin accountable and show they are not complicit in vigilantism by continuing to employ a murderer. Click here to sign our petition calling on the Chicago Police board to fire Detective Dante Servin. 

Click on your city below to find out info on the May 21st “National Day of Action to End State Violence Against All Black Women and Girls.” Email us at info@byp100.org to add your action to the list.

Chicago

New York City 

Columbus, OH

Oakland, CA

Miami, FL

New Orleans, LA 

Louisville, KY

Lexington, KY (details coming soon)

Ann Arbor, MI