Monday, October 29, 2007

Vigil for 19 yr old shot in head by Miami-Dade Police- Tuesday 6pm in North Miami

Candlelight Vigil for Garcia "BG" Beaugris

Miami CopWatch and the  Haitian American Grassroots Coalition invites you to a candlelight vigil to commemorate the life of Garcia "BG" Beaugris and demand justice for him and his family. BG was brutally shot and killed by Miami-Dade police on Friday just a few feet from his North Miami home. BG's death will likely be remembered as one of the most brutal police killings in recent memory. The Vigil is set for Tuesday, October 29, 2007 at 5:30pm on the corner of 128th St. and NE 7th Ave., just off of West Dixie Highway.

According to multiple eye witnesses, BG was shot once in the chest and then twice again as he lay wounded on the ground, at virtually point blank range, while he was talking to friends just 100 feet from his home.

Miami-Dade "jumpout" police rolled up on several young black males talking to one another next to BG's home. After searching the teens and finding nothing, Miami-Dade cop Christopher Villano verbally harassed and then physically attacked BG, ultimately shooting him dead.

The community is gathering to commemorate the life of BG Beaugris and to demand justice for him and his family. We demand the immediate arrest of Christopher Villano, with the appropriate charges of murder, and the end to the "jumpout" police programs in low income black communities.

BG's death will be remembered as one of the most notorious police shootings in Miami-Dade County. Join the fight to stop police brutality and win justice for BG Beaugris.

What: Candlelight Vigil for BG Beaugris

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 5:30pm

Where: 128th St. and NE 7th Ave. (just off of West Dixie Highway), North Miami, FL

Why: an unarmed BG Beaugris was shot dead by Miami-Dade police


Max Rameau
a project of the Center for Pan-African Development


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