~~August 10, 2014~~
WALKING WHILE BEING BLACK
“A 43 year old Staten Island black man was murdered by NYPD officers Thursday, July 17th, 2014, for simply being a black man walking down the street. Ramsey Orta, 22, who recorded the video of the altercation, told police that Eric was not selling cigarettes (as was thought by the NYPD officers), but actually had just broken up a fight on the street.
The officers had been following Garner continuously since his last offense where in fact he was selling cigarettes on the street. “Every time you see me, you want to mess with me,” Garner said. “I’m tired of it. It stops today!” The old age rule of law of being innocent until proven guilty seems to be chucked to the side more and more recently, and if you are black or a person of color, that rule seems to spat on.”
~~”I Can’t Breathe” – poem by Broadway Stars~~
Over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians from some of the most prominent productions gathered in front of the police station in Times Square on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
They wanted to send a message about police violence and the killing of Eric Garner. #itstopstoday #blukluxklan
~~I Can’t Breathe~~
~~Published on Jul 31, 2014~~
BROADWAY STARS SEND A MESSAGE ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE AND THE KILLING OF ERIC GARNER
On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Gardner.
Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon
Poem written and performed by
Daniel J. Watts
We ALL are ONE!!