Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
111 Worth St, New York, New York 10007
Merely two days after Trump’s inflammatory and hateful State of the Union speech, an acting ICE agent shot a man in the face in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
This is a hate crime. The acting ICE agent must be brought to justice — this escalation is a clear sign of violence and the agent must be investigated, charged, and arrested. ICE acted illegally in this situation and did not identify themselves, did not have a warrant signed by a judge, and they assaulted Gaspar with repeated tasering.
Both men were unarmed.
We demand justice for Eric (#JusticeForEric) who as a Mexican National should have never been forced to interact with ICE and who remains in the hospital and heading into surgery soon. Meanwhile, Gaspar is being ripped away from his family because ICE waited to detain him as soon as he was discharged from the hospital today. We MUST stop his deportation (#FreeGaspar).
Gaspar is a victim of broken windows policing and was put into the crosshairs of ICE. The New York Courts MUST stop sharing arrest records with ICE and putting our immigrant communities at-risk.
New York needs to be a REAL sanctuary state.
📣 We’re calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature to pass the Liberty Act.
📣 We’re calling on the State and New York General Attorney Tish James to investigate and prosecute the acting ICE agent who shot Eric.
📣 We are calling to stop deportations and to abolish ICE. Their rogue and cruel tactics should no longer prey on the many immigrant communities across New York City, New York State, and the rest of the country.
Join us with signs, banners, songs, prayers, and chants at 4 PM on Federal Plaza.
We will begin with a speaking agenda that will elected officials, advocates, community leaders, faith leaders, activists, and more before entering into an open mic rally.
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