Protest DA Jenkins Dropping the Charges of a Killer Cop
Remember all those impassioned posts you made in 2020 about how much Black lives mattered? Remember the protests you attended and the signs you put up in your windows and on your lawns? Well now it’s time to put your actions where you mouth is.
In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced she would be dropping the charges against SFPD rookie, Christopher Samayoa, who was the first police officer to be charged for an on duty homicide in the history of San Francisco, when he shot and killed an unarmed Black man named Keita O’Neil.
Samayoa has already been fired from the SFPD and the city has already paid out a $2.5 million settlement over the killing. While that may or may not be indicative of this being an egregious and wrongful killing, this footage of the shooting most certainly is.
Yet DA Jenkins is still dropping the charges because she claims they were filed for “political reasons”.
2020 you would be so angry about this right now! And 2023 you should be too! And you can express that outrage on Wednesday, March 1st at the Justice for Keita O’Neil rally. It’s going down at 8:30am at 850 Bryant Street.
From the organizers:
We need community support to demand police accountability and stand in solidarity with the families. The action will be this Wednesday March 1st at 8:30am at the Hall of Justice. We will be rallying and then packing the court room…Here’s hoping DA Brooke Jenkins won’t be able to evade police accountability quietly.
I’m going to be in NYC unfortunately, but If I wasn’t I’d be there. You should be too.