Dept. of Justice Complaint Re: Police Violence Toward Occupy

I wanted to inform people of a complaint filed with the Dept. of Justice on behalf of the Occupy Movement and in response to police brutality toward peaceful protesters. I also want to encourage you to call Thomas Perez. The following was in the body of an email I received today:

“Greetings from Philaldelphia,

I have included a complaint submitted on behalf of the Occupy Movement to the Department of Justice in response to the increasing antagonism of police against peaceful protesters. It was formally submitted to the Department of Justice on 11/10/2011. It is addressed to a Mister Thomas Perez, the assistant Attorney General with the Civil Rights Division. Mr. Perez’s office number is (202) 514-4609. Let us call, tied up his lines, and demand that every citizen has a right to peaceably assemble without the threat of police violence. Forward widely.

Solidarity,
Larry
Occupy Philly”

The actual complaint:

— leest1 —

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About Lee Stone -leest1-

The world is changing: Stand for Something. Soporte Para Algo. Independent Poet/Artist. Portland, OR · http://facebook.com/sonstone
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2 Responses to Dept. of Justice Complaint Re: Police Violence Toward Occupy

  1. I just tried to call this number for Perez and no one would take a comment on it. They alleged that it ‘was not in the system yet’ and I would have to wait several weeks before they knew who was handling it. Odd that a taxpayer-funded federal agency cannot take a message from a taxpayer on a complaint that has been filed with that agency a week ago. One more reason to support the Occupy movement. I am going to send a letter in support of the complaint; perhaps someone actually reads mail addressed to Mister Perez, even if they refuse to take calls for Mister Perez?

    • Thank you Ruth. I’ve had the same experience with multiple agencies, including the Alameda sheriff’s office, where I was hung up on. I’ve also run into full voicemail boxes for multiple city mayor’s and police agencies.

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