Rev. Jesse Jackson coming to PDX in light of latest police shooting

Via AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.

Portland OR,–Rev. Jesse Jackson will be in Portland on Tuesday, February 16 in response to the shooting death of Aaron Campbell on January 29th.

Rev. Jackson will participate in a news conference at 6 PM at the Maranatha Church Fellowship Hall, entrance on NE Skidmore between NE 12th  and 13th Aves. Following the news conference, Rev. Jackson will also speak at a public rally organized by the Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, in the Maranatha Church sanctuary (12th Avenue side at Skidmore) at 6:30 PM.

Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African American man, was shot and killed by a Portland police assault rifle on January 29. On February 10 a Multnomah County Grand Jury found no criminal wrongdoing by the Portland officer who shot and killed Campbell.

AMA Coalition for Justice and Police Reform is urging community members to attend the rally.

For more information, call Dr. T Allen Bethel at 503-288-7241.

About Albina Ministerial Alliance

The AMA took the lead in organizing protests after the killings of Kendra James (2003) and James Jahar Perez (2004), and the tasering of 15-year-old Sir Millage (2006), and more recently in the “beanbag” shooting of a 12-year-old girl at a MAX platform (2009). They have also stood shoulder to shoulder with the Justice for Jose Mejia Poot Justice Committee (2001) and the Mental Health Association of Portland in efforts on the James Chasse case.

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