Media featuring Families United 4 Justice Members:

The Message is a film about a collective of voices from various individuals and groups who have dealt with personally, police violence. Some of the voices are from Families United 4 Justice Members, and others are friends, concerned citizens, and organizers. The film is a collection of clips recorded in the cities and towns of New York City, NY, Albuquerque, NM, and Greensboro, NC. They are clips from personal interviews, personal conversations, television, protests, press conferences and fundraisers from 2012-2013.

The focus of The Message is to inform the public about the epidemic of Police Brutality as it exists in racial context. From a research in 2012, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that every 28 hours a Black person is killed by law enforcement and the like in this country. Since 1990, the Stolen Lives Project has documented at least 4,000 fatal cases of Police Brutality. Every year in cities across the nation, actions are organized to bring awareness of the Police Brutality epidemic on October 22nd, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.
By ACD Media, The Forced Trajectory Project

Ramarley Graham Pre-Father’s Day Vigil. William Bell, father of Sean Bell, gives support to the Ramarley Graham family, June 14th, 2012. By ACD Media.

Danette Chavis speaks at the 2014 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality in Union Square, New York City, October 22nd, 2014.
By ACD Media, The Forced Trajectory Project.

The parents of Ramarley Graham, Constance Malcolm and Frank Graham, discuss their son and his police murder. February 10, 2012, by Great Pitch Media.

This is a visual/sound installation of the story of Nicholas Heyward, Jr., who was 13 when he was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Brian George. His father, Nicholas Heyward, Sr., tells the story.
By ACD Media, The Forced Trajectory Project.

Nicholas Heyward, Sr., comments on the indictment of Officer Richard Haste for the murder of Ramarley Graham, and what he thinks are the next steps for the anti-Police Brutality movement. Ramarley Graham Pre-Father’s Day Vigil, June 14th, 2012
By ACD Media.

Jennifer Gonzalez, partner of Kenny Lazo, shares her narrative of being the mother of Kenny’s son, and the path of activism her life has taken since Kenny was murdered brutally 5 years ago by the Suffolk County 3rd Precinct. This is a part of the Forced Trajectory series of ACD Media & the Justice for Kenny Coalition.

11 year old Briana Ojeda suffered an asthma attack on August 27th of 2010. Her mother, Carmen Ojeda was on her way with Briana to the hospital when she was apprehended by Officer Alfonso Mendez, who she pleaded for help for her daughter’s condition. Not only did Mendez refuse to provide CPR, he proceeded to arrest her for a traffic violation. In the midst of this, little Briana passed away. Briana’s Law – which is asking for police officers to receive continual CPR/First Aid training is a law that has just been approved locally, and now the family is pursuing state-wide legislation. June 12, 2012
By ACD Media, The Forced Trajectory Project.


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