May 3, 2019 Statement on Video Release of Anthony Vega Cruz’s Shooting Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy today released video footage of the April 20th shooting of 18 year old Anthony “Chulo” Jose Vega Cruz, by Wethersfield Police Officer Layau Eulizier Jr. on the Silas Deane Highway. We were devastated as we watch the series of … Continue reading Statement on Video Release of Anthony Vega Cruz’s Shooting
Since the beginning of 2017, there have been at least eight cases of police brutality, violence and overreach in Connecticut. At least three young people lost their lives as a result of these encounters. The interactions involved unnecessary and high-speed police car pursuits, as well as lethal, and sometimes deadly force by police against unarmed … Continue reading Waterbury #BlackLivesMatter Rally
During our #MonthofResistance, we at @MoralMondayCT encourage you to reclaim your power and the power of the people: February 20th #WorldDayofSocialJustice (and President’s Day) Mark it with a community clap back at #OVERREACH #WhyWeClapback POTUS #45 has his tweeting fingers on Executive Orders; law enforcement feels even more taser and trigger happy since November; and … Continue reading Power to the People
December 7, 2016 Moral Monday CT stands in solidarity with the host of others from across the country who have expressed concern, frustration and outrage at the news of the mistrial declared in the court case against Michael Slager, the former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, black and … Continue reading Statement Regarding Mistrial in Walter Scott Case
Sgt. Sean Spell was caught stomping on the head of a handcuffed suspect on video in June. The video was only released once the officer had retired on a $128,000+ annual pension.