The National Network in Action, a self-proclaimed “civil and human rights organization” will be holding a protest in front of the Solano County District Attorney’s office in Vallejo on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m., according to a press release.
The release said the protest will be led by Rev. Floyd D. Harris.
Here’s an excerpt from the release:
“The community is demanding justice for Mr. Mario Romero & Mr. Joseph Johnson who were gunned down by two Vallejo Police Officers while sitting in their parked car in front of their home on Sept. 2, 2012.
We can not and we will not let the fire simmer beneath the Vallejo Police Department's feet. As a community we must all continuously remind them that we are going to keep our feet to the pavement in making sure that we get justice and that we are not tolerating these types of malicious attacks. We seek justice, not only for the brutal murder of Mr. Mario Romero and attempted murder of Mr. Joseph Johnson but for all individuals and families that have endured unjust attacks from any Vallejo Police Officers in our city. These suspicious officer-involved shootings and murders are becoming quite alarming with a total of seven so far this year. None of us should be a victim of these types of gruesome circumstances. We encourage you all to come out and support our demands for justice and equality.
These officers should not only be charged, but should stand trial and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The Vallejo Police Department does not have the right to be the judge, jury or executioner!”