Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony

Families of Stolen Lives from 2009 Induction Ceremony

Families of Stolen Lives from 2009 Induction Ceremony


* Event will be streamed live! Tune in at 2:00pm EST at

July 18, 2010
2:00pm (reception at 1:00pm in Room 310)
Pratt Manhattan, Room 312
144 W. 14th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)
1/2/3/A/C/E/F/V to 14th Street, 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W to 14th Street-Union Square

Take part in the moving ceremony that honors the lives and families of people killed by law enforcement. The Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony is a solemn yet empowering event, where families and other loved ones of recent victims of police violence are joined and supported by other families of Stolen Lives and many others from all sections of the community. We come together to uphold the memories of those killed, and to affirm our resolve to continue and to escalate the struggle for justice and against the epidemic of police violence and murder.

Program so far:

Stolen Lives being inducted at this ceremony: Oscar Grant (via webcast), Aiyana Jones (via webcast), Kenny Lazo, Jahqui Graham, Sean Bell, David Glowczeski, Jose Luis Ives, Jr.

Also in attendance are the families of Nicholas Heyward Jr., Malcolm Ferguson, Timur Person, Randy Weaver, Frankie Arzuaga, Ronald Battle, and Jamel Nixon

There will be a short presentation on Aiyana Jones (by Juanita Young) and Lynne Stewart (by Ralph Poynter), and special recognition of the friends of Oscar Grant

Emceed by Spirit Child

Performances by Ngoma, Vaimoana Niumeitolu (from Mahina Movement), Chelsea M Gregory, Joyce Jones, Stephanie McGuire, Fay Chiang, Abraham Velazquez Jr. (from Peace Poets) and Kongo


Since the last Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony in June 2009, police in New York and New Jersey have killed at least 27 more

Jul. 6, 09 – Jahqui Graham
Jul. 11, 09 – Shem Walker
Jul. 15, 09 – Lonnie Newton
Jul. 16, 09 – Hassan A. Shakur and Amanda Anderson
Jul. 21, 09 – Martina Brown
Jul. 22, 09 – Unidentified man
Aug. 2, 09 – Oswaldo Sevilla Moran
Sep. 12, 09 – Unidentified man
Sep. 27, 09 – Vionique Valnold
Oct. 7, 09 – Carlton Lewis
Oct. 23, 09 – Sarah Riggins
Oct. 27, 09 – Erik Johnson
Nov. 20, 09 – Kevin White
Nov. 21, 09 – Dashawn Vasconcello
Dec. 10, 09 – Raymond Martinez
Jan. 21, 10 – Timothy Wall
Feb. 10, 10 – Tahir Adams
Feb. 22, 10 – Satnam Singh
Mar. 8, 10 – George D’Amato, Jr.
Mar. 20, 10 – Marcos DeJesus Alvarez
Mar. 22, 10 – Santiago Urina
Apr. 1, 10 – Michael Romero
Apr. 26, 10 – Unidentified man
Apr. 27, 10 – Patrick E. Penders
May 30, 10 – Richard Nordstrom
Jun. 24, 10 – Marvin Fulford

These victims of brutal police cannot speak for themselves, but we can and we will.


The Stolen Lives Project documents cases of killings by law enforcement nationwide. The second edition of the Stolen Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990's alone. The second volume to this book is in the works, and volunteers are needed to help with the research and editing. Please contact for more information. Visit the website at For more information on October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, visit the national website at or the local website at Leave a message toll-free at 866-235-7814.

To donate funds, please write tax-deductible checks out to IFCO/October 22 and mail to P.O. Box 2627, New York, NY 10009. To contribute anything else, please contact the Coalition.

By October 22 Coalition-NY        866-235-7814 (TF)        P.O. Box 2627, New York, NY 10009


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