Join us Thursday as we remember all the young black women and girls who were victims of state and localized violence. Names often erased from the Black Lives Matter narrative yet their families and loved ones still seek and deserve justice. If you’re interested in helping or contributing in some way please let us know, otherwise please disseminate widely.
“When we say #BlackLivesMatter, we mean Rekia Boyd’s life too.
On March 21, 2012, Detective Dante Servin fired shots into a group of unarmed young Black people, killing then 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. Though he was off-duty, witnesses have testified to him announcing himself as a police officer, and he should be scrutinized for his misconduct as such. It is a police officer’s sworn duty to serve and protect, and Servin violated that oath in this murderous act.
Servin has yet to be held accountable for his actions. Click here to sign our petition calling on the Chicago Police board to fire Detective Dante Servin. The courts failed to deliver justice, as Judge Dennis Porter publicly acknowledged that Servin was intent in his actions and thus guilty of a more serious charge, but ultimately opted to not convict on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
It is now up to the Police Board to hold Servin accountable and show they are not complicit in vigilantism by continuing to employ a murderer. Click here to sign our petition calling on the Chicago Police board to fire Detective Dante Servin. “