4. Release the names of all officers involved in killing Black people both on patrol, but also inside custody from the last 5 years onward.
5. Decrease law enforcement spending/budget by ½ by 2016, and invest that money into Black communities most devastated by poverty in order to create jobs, housing, and schools.
Riders will arrive in St. Louis on Saturday, August 30th, 2014, and will leave on Monday, September 1st. While there, the agenda is as follows:
•Thursday- Friday: Riders travel from destinations to St. Louis.
• Saturday-Sunday: Solidarity actions and/or community engagement efforts coordinated with OBS, MORE and others.
About BLM Ride: The “Black Life Matters Ride” is a call to action, a slogan under which Black people can unite to end state sanctioned violence both in St. Louis, but also across the United States of America. In addition, it aims to end the insidious and widespread assault on Black life that pervades every stage of law enforcement interactions; be it in custody or in our communities.
If you would like to donate to the #BlackLivesMatter Ride, please click here.