October 31, 2012
About 75 people wearing black and whistles while towing signs and bullhorns chanted in unison, “No justice; no peace; no killer police!” as they marched at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 from Market Square Park to the Houston Police Department for the 17th National Day of Protest against police brutality, repression and criminalization.
The protest was hosted by a coalition of organizations and individuals like the Stolen Lives Project, Revolutionary Communist Party and the New Black Panther Party. Ray Hill, the former radio host of the The Prison Show, has been attending the protest since it began in 1995.
“Cops lie, cheat and steal,” Hill said. “They will kill in cold blood and get away with it.”
Hill began protesting police brutality when his friend, Fred Paez, was killed.
Others have a similar past that led them to Market Square Park. Media production senior Saharah Pecot said she also lost someone close to her because of police brutality.