"My big brother Ethan, who had Down syndrome, was killed by three police officers earlier this year. His crime? Not buying a $12 movie ticket. And now the police officers who killed my brother are getting off with no consequences.
On January 12, 2013, my brother Ethan went to the movies. When the movie was over, he returned to his seat to see it again. Three police officers told Ethan he had to leave, but Ethan didn’t understand why. He got frustrated and afraid when the officers told him he was going to jail. His aide came into the theater and told the officers that they should not touch Ethan because it would only make him more upset. He needed time to process their request.
But the officers didn’t listen. Witnesses say they threw Ethan to the ground and piled on top of him. Seconds later, Ethan couldn’t breathe, and eventually died. The coroner ruled that his death was homicide by asphyxiation.
My family waited six months for the truth about what happened that night, but the officers’ own department investigated and decided they deserve no punishment at all.” - Emma Saylor
Please signal boost this. I’ve had enough of police brutality. I’ve had enough of innocent people being killed because of people being to ignorant. I’ve had enough. Please sign this petition to get Ethan and his family the justice they deserve. https://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-ethan-governor-martin-o-malley-we-need-an-independent-investigation?share_id=RKTOgjuOLf
Guys, do this and spread it around, ok.
Due to van issues we’ve had to drop over half of our dates for our August tour. Seven dates have been dropped but we are determined to play the last four. If you’re in these areas come out.
8/14 Greensboro, NC at The Karate Dungeon W/ Born Hollow, Accident Prone, Conquering Rome
8/15 Aiken, SC at HIC Skate Park
8/16 Cleveland, TN at The Warehouse W/ The Pilot’s Archive, Everyone’s A Masterpiece, Aurora, And So It Goes
8/17 Odessa, FL at The Goat House W/ Fero Lux, Stealing Spines, Burn Them At The Stakes, Operator, Fear The Concept, and Station Cases
ALSO, I know our new record is taking forever to be completed but I promise you guys will have it as soon as we do. We’re not keeping it from you. It’s just simply not done yet.
What We’re Afraid Of
For more pictures I took of them today you can view my Flickr!
3/22/13 // Sweet Melissa’s // Savannah, GA
Leaving for tour this Friday but we still need two dates filled. If you can help us in any way at all please don’t hesitate to let us know.
3/22 Savannah GA at Sweet Melissa’s w/ Becoming The Archetype, Reveal Renew and more
3/23 Cornelius NC at Bonu5 Room w/ Narratives, Born Hollow, Iselia, My Iron Lung, Vales, Distrust
3/24 Roanoke VA at Will’s House w/ Born Hollow, Calloused, Squat Rack
3/25 Greensboro NC at The Clubhouse w/ Born Hollow, xHonorx, Distrust, Endeavor
3/26 Cleveland TN at The Warehouse w/ You Can’t Miss The Bear, The Good Ol’ Boys, Sleipnir
3/27 Decatur AL at Excalibur Vinyl w/ Legend of Leviathan, Lions, The Pantocrator
3/28 ANYWHERE GA OR AL
3/29 ANYWHERE GA OR FL