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RALLY FOR INDIA CUMMINGS
July 27 @ 6:00 pm
At NIAGARA SQUARE; THEN MARCH TO MARK POLONCARZ OFFICE & ERIE COUNTY HOLDING CENTER *IF YOUR ABLE PLEASE WEAR PINK INDIA’S FAVORITE COLOR*
HOSTED BY: INDIA’S ATTORNEY MATT ALBERT
& COMMUNITY ACTIVIST DOMINIQUE CALHOUN
The young woman on the right is India Cummings, a beautiful black Queen who went into the Holding Center on February 1, 2017 during a mental health crisis. After barely eating or drinking for three weeks while guards looked at her and laughed, she went into total organ failure and then died. The man on the left is our county executive, Mark Poloncarz. He says black lives matter. He talks like a progressive and marches for George Floyd. But he is the dangerous liberal that Malcolm X warned us about. He smiles and pretends to want to help black people obtain justice.
But here’s what he did to help India Cummings. He defunded the County’s budget for mental health at the jails, so India rotted in jail instead of getting the help she needed. He never criticized anyone at the jails or did anything to help with all the bodies piling up. He has fought to give India’s family a penny, instead blaming her for her own death. He had the County’s lawyer say, “the conditions India was in were of her own making.” He had protestors who went to his office to fight for Justice for India arrested. He still hasn’t said her name!!
We are going to make sure that India’s voice is heard on Monday July 27, 2020, we will meet at Niagara Square and then march to his office to show him: Black Lives Matter isn’t just something he can exploit for political points. Black lives matter is about justice. #justiceforindia. #sayhername”
Please feel free to share the online petition that you have already signed: https://bit.ly/Buff-Peoples-Proposal-Police-Reform