Black Lives Matter Group Holds Demonstration At Federal Courthouse
Dozens of protesters braved single digit wind chill temperatures at the federal courthouse in Dayton Thursday afternoon to deliver letters to the U.S. attorney’s office about the case of John Crawford III.
Members from the group Greene County Black Lives Matter, which organized the demonstration, joined others to personally give US Attorney Carter M. Stewart letters written by citizens seeking justice in Crawford’s civil rights case.
Crawford, who was black was shot and killed by a Beavercreek police officer, Sean Williams, who is white, inside a Walmart in August. A grand jury cleared Williams of any wrongdoing. Greene County Black Lives Matter addressed the lack of an indictment.
"The tragic killings of John Crawford, III, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, Dontre D. Hamilton and too many others must end," the announcement stated. "I urge you to use everything in your power to help put a stop to this human and civil rights crisis."
Stewart was not in his office Thursday but agreed to accept the letters next Friday.