Jan. 23rd, 2017

[identity profile] x-newscast.livejournal.com
Following four weeks of protests, sit-ins, and rallies, New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio, NYPD chief of police James O’Neill, and select members of the New York City Council have agreed to meet with mutant activists.

This massive unrest was caused by the acquittal of officer Raymond McCoffer for the shooting deaths of two mutants in District X, Raymond Ferrero and John Redden. Following in the footsteps of movements like Black Lives Matter, mutant activists and their allies took to the streets to protest what they claim is an anti-mutant bias within law enforcement and the justice system.

Public opinion polls vary and have swayed over time. While many NYC residents at least weakly supported the initial protests, opposition rose after the murders of McCoffer and his wife and several other people associated with the trial, apparently revenge killings.

Mutant activists swiftly condemned the murders and denied any involvement or knowledge.

A spokesperson for the grassroots organization Mutant Rights League expressed cautious optimism for this meeting. They have provided Mayor DeBlaiso with a list of 20 demands, along with proposals for solutions, that they say will improve public safety and community trust in the police.

Whether anything comes of this meeting remains to be seen.
[identity profile] x-cloak.livejournal.com
Oh Hope, dear Hope. We need you back at HQ. There are MANY boxes with jewelry store logos needing to be signed for by you.


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