For all the JAREDs. February 8th, 2022- 7 months after the Campbell River RCMP gunned doen a Wet'suwet'en Son in a Tim Horton's parking lot, we wait for his belongings to be returned for a burning ceremony. Seven months we wait for Justice. Seven months we wait for closure.
Art by Serina Worm
-My spirit name is Sitting Eagle Woman, from George Gordon First Nation, Treaty Four Territory SK. The artwork I do is detailed animals, incorporated with cultural intricate designs. I have been focused on artwork since I was young, self-taught and I enjoy inspiring young aritsts <3
January 8th - 6 Months and still no Justice
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Who keeps us safe? We keep us safe!
Saturday January 8 marked 6 months since Jared Leigh Lowndes was murdered by the Campbell River RCMP. To mark that day, a group of folks gathered outside RCMP E Division Headquarters, located on the unceded territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen Nations.
This video, IBM LOG 2: Leave the gun, Land Back the cannoli, is reposted with permission of the Independent Black Media. IBM LOG 2 was filmed, edited, and produced by Independent Black Media.
January 8th is the 6 month anniversary of the brutal murder of Jared Lowndes by the RCMP
In the 6 months since Jared's murder, despite regular actions, letters, campagins, and pressure the family of Jared Lowndes have not found justice for the murder of their son, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. RCMP and all Police forces must not only be held accuntable for murder and violence we must radically reimagine they way we as communities keep ourselves safe.
Take Action with a Month of Street Art in Solidarity with Jared and all Victims of Police Violence
We invite you and all your friends to join us in a month of Street Art demanding Justice fo Jared, and remembering all loved ones lost to Police and State violence.
One murder at the hands of the police is too many. One assault at the hands of police is too many. One incident of harassment by the police is too many.
In the face of ever escalating police violence against Indigenous, Black, Disabled and other targeted communities we say NO MORE! In the face of ever growing police budgets impoverishing our communities we say DEFUND THE POLICE!
Abolishing the police and Demanding Justice is an act of Love, Hope, and Imagination!
How to Take Action
Street Art Everywhere from January 8th to February 8th
Grab your chalk, your paint, and your posters. If you aren't up for making your own poster print off one of ours!
Make Some Art
Head out with your pals and get that message out there. All art methods welcome let's rememeber our loved ones and let the kkkops know we won't back down!
Share with us!
Share any Justice for Jared art you may see in your community with us! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #Justice4Jared
Use our sample letter and write to the Attorney General David Eby and Chief Civilian Director of the IIO Ronald MacDonald.
Bites sustained from police dogs happen every 2 days in so-called British Columbia. These bites cause horrible damage and can result in severe injuries and even death. We believe in a world free from the violence of policing and no more animals used as weapons of colonial violence.
Take Action - Drop a banner, visit your local MLA or MP, demand Justice for Jared and all Indigenous People
Action for September 8th
Jared was murdered on July 8th and so each 8th of the month we take Action until we have Justice!
Send An Email
Send a letter to Attorney General David Eby and the IIO to demand Indigneous Oversight and No More ex-Cops on an "Independant Civilian" Committee!
Make a #Justice4Jared Banner, call for an #End2PoliceMurders and remember #NoJusticeNoPeace
Share your action on social media with the #Justice4JaredHashtag and email us photos too at email@example.com
Contact the Attorney General and IIO
Use our template below!
What is the IIO?
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia, often called the “Police Watchdog” by the press, is intended to be an objective body with the task of investigating police actions following a serious incident that results in death or harm when a police officer may have been involved. The IIO is made up of 28 investigators, half of whom are former police officers. Despite this clear conflict of interest, their investigations are considered objective. Only 10% of investigations into police conduct by oversight bodies result in charges against officers. There is no appeal process. We demand real accountability and consequences for cops who kill.
Where to email your letter
David Eby Attorney General BC: AG.firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
You can also visit David at his office: 2909 West Broadway (at Bayswater, two blocks west of MacDonald) Vancouver
Ronald J. MacDonald, Chief Civilian Director (IIO): firstname.lastname@example.org