THE COALITION FOR A JUST CINCINNATI
P.O. Box 14954
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0954
PRESS CONTACTS FOR THIS RELEASE:
Amanda E. Mayes
Nathaniel Livingston Jr.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3rd, 2002
The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati urges the city to settle with the
victims of police violence.
Cincinnati -- The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati (CJC) urges the City of
Cincinnati and any other named defendants to immediately settle all
lawsuits and/or arbitrations resulting from alleged acts of police
violence or infringement of civil rights, involving the following
· The family of Roger Owensby Jr.;
· The family of Michael Carpenter;
· The family of Timothy Thomas;
· Christine Jones, Mary Ann Meredith and other alleged victims who accuse
police of wrongly shooting them with beanbags either during the
April 2001 unrest or the 'drive-by' beanbag shootings that took place on
April 14, 2001;
· Parties named to receive settlements, in the recently concluded
"Collaborative Agreement," filed in United States District Court,
Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, on the Racial Profiling
lawsuit (Case No. C-1-99-317). (See section VII, p. 28-29.)
The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati will stay its course until real
change begins in Cincinnati. The CJC also wishes to clarify that,
contrary to the Cincinnati Enquirer article of Saturday April 27, 2002,
the CJC will not meet with other boycott groups unless
Stonewall Cincinnati a local, gays rights group, which has also called
for boycotts and sanctions against the City, is welcome and present.
Furthermore, we do not believe that we should weed out some of our
demands, and negotiate with each other first, before the city is ready to
agree to a structure for resolving the boycott. The CJC does congratulate
the Cincinnati Black United Front,
the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for Justice,
and Stonewall Cincinnati for all of their efforts to highlight the
problems of the City and its treatment of its citizens, and urges each
group to continue with their efforts.
Due to the health problems of our
chair, the Reverend James W. Jones, the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati
has elected, on April 29th, 2002, three co-chairs to serve in his absence.
They are Amanda E. Mayes, Nathaniel Livingston, Jr. and Linda Newman.
The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati has called for a boycott on all tourism
and conventions, and asks that all performers not come to Cincinnati until
serious progress is made in the areas of racial and ecomonic equality.
Please see our website,
for our list of demands
2002-05-06 Mon 18:14ct