In Winslow, Arizona, there is a long history of racist whites murdering Navajos. Maricopa County has refused to prosecute a killer cop who murdered Dineh mom Loreal Tsingine.
Protest Friday, July 29, 2016 in Winslow, Arizona
By Bordertown Justice Coalition
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s decision is the most recent continuation of injustice that began on when Tsingine was killed by Winslow Officer Austin Shipley after shooting her five times at point-blank range. Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend, along with the City of Winslow, continue to fail all who seek justice for the family and community of Loreal Tsingine by allowing killer cop Austin Shipley to roam their streets.
Join us and make sure the Winslow Police Department and the City of Winslow, a bordertown settlement, are held accountable for their inhuman crimes towards Indigenous people and other people of color.
Starting at 5 PM (local Winslow time), we will march from Winslow City Hall towards Winslow Police Department., where we will pause and give the family of Loreal Tsingine, Winslow Community, and general public a chance to speak out and be heard.
Map to Winslow City Hall - https://goo.gl/maps/
The Bordertown Justice Coalition is comprised of individuals and members of organizations such as: Arizona to Rally Against Native American Mascots, Black Lives Matter Phoenix, The Red Nation, and Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto.
The Bordertown Justice Coalition demands:
1. An independent review, which must include Navajo Nation government representation, of Loreal Tsingine’s murder. The independent review must not include another Arizona stateentity.
2. For the safety of the Winslow community and Indigenous people, the immediate termination and arrest of killer cop Austin Shipley, and the immediate termination of disgraced Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend.
3. AZ DPS’ full report as well as any and all evidence, including Shipley’s bodycam recordings, be made publicly available immediately.
4. An U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the systemic and pervasive racial profiling and harassment of Arizona police against Indigenous peoples.
5. An official public apology from the City of Winslow to the family and community of Loreal Tsingine for her murder by Austin Shipley. The apology must be made
in Teesto, AZ, with State and National news media present.
6. The City of Winslow must compensate the Tsingine family for all expenses related to Loreal’s murder by Austin Shipley.
7. Any and all income paid to Austin Shipley by the City of Winslow during his administrative leave be immediately returned to the City of Winslow.
8. The Navajo Nation file a complaint to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD) and U.N. Permanent Forum on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples for rampant abuse, harassment, and treaty violations in U.S. policing of indigenous peoples