"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."
Expressing solidarity with Muslims under attack, he declared, "If any mother has to fear for her child going to school, our community has failed."
The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. Organizers are hoping they will soon reach a critical mass.
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
The problem was Democrats didn't turn out: Only 26 percent of registered voters in Virginia voted.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."
"The climate crisis affects more than California, and the actions we take today will determine the world our children and grandchildren will live in tomorrow."
Today, and for the rest of the weekend, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) will gather on its 25th anniversary.