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North Texas Action Committee marches for Jordan Edwards

By staff

15-year-old African American murdered by cop

Texas protest against police terror.

Dallas, TX – Dozens of protesters from the North Texas Action Committee marched through the Deep Ellum entertainment district, August 11, to demand justice for Jordan Edwards. Jordan Edwards was an unarmed, fifteen-year-old African American boy shot to death by a police officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs on April 27, 2017.

Officer Roy Oliver, who fired four rifle bullets into the car, killing Jordan Edwards, is scheduled to go on trial next week for last year’s murder. Officer Oliver also faces charges related to an earlier road rage incident in which he pulled a gun on a woman who he was in a minor traffic accident with.

“Authority comes with accountability. You can't have a system that is built up on holding the populace accountable through harsher punishments on the civilians but the ones who are policing us, when they commit injustices, where is that same retribution, that same accountability that they put on us?” said Jay Harris, one of the organizers of North Texas Action Committee.

Marchers assembled at a secluded park on Swiss Avenue before marching into Deep Ellum, down Elm Street to Good Latimer, back along Main Street, and then back to the park. While marching, they chanted almost constantly. Chants included, “Say his name! Jordan Edwards!” and “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell.”

Protesters had signs calling for justice for Jordan Edwards and a large banner that read “Community unity against police terror.”

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