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NAN Holds Vigil in Support of Families Who’ve Lost Loved Ones from Police Brutality (PHOTOS)

Sep 03, 2009

National Action Network holds vigil in support of families who love loved ones from police brutality to remind New Yorkers not to forget Seam Bell, Shem Walker, Omar Edwards and so many other that have lost their lives from police misconduct

WHO: National Action Network, along with victims of police misconduct including Natalia Harding, the families of Shem Walker, Christopher Robinson, and many others

WHAT: The Jochebed Vigil – Vigil to support families and victims of police brutality

WHERE: 1 Police Plaza, New York City

WHEN: Monday, August 31, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.

BACKGROUND: Called by NAN and Executive Director Tamika Mallory the significance of the “Jochebed vigil” derived from the historic woman Jochebed introduced to us in the Holy Bible. Jochebed is probably the most heroic woman who ever lived! The mother of Moses, Jochebed (a common woman) went through extreme and unbearable measures to protect the life of her son.

Photo Credits: Bill Farrington