In an act of civil disobedience, the Dream Defenders blocked the Sanford Police Dept. today in protest of the botched booking job (and non-arrest) of George “Killer man” Zimmerman. The group is a network organized by and of FAMU, FSU, and TCC students and alumni from all different backgrounds, races, etc.
Statement of Intent: The Dream Defenders will continue national direct action until institutions of law enforcement end profiling, brutality, and systematic racism against black and brown communities.
The following local and national demands are being presented with the intention of holding law enforcement accountable for the execution of or compliance with racially motivated violence.
1. Arrest George Zimmerman, the murderer of Trayvon Martin.
2. Fire the Sanford Chief of Police Bill Lee for failure to act responsibly in response to the case.
3. Create a Sanford Police review board, with a member base that is racially diverse and representative of the community.
4. Calling of a nationally broadcasted Congressional forum on eliminating racial inequalities in the U.S.
“We who believe in justice cannot rest, until its won…”