CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Civil Rights leaders traveled crossed the Eastern Shore connected a autobus circuit to punctual Marylanders of the request to destruct systemic racism and constabulary misconduct connected Monday.
The autobus circuit connected a ngo traveling implicit 100 miles crossed Maryland’s Eastern Shore connected Monday to nonstop the connection that alteration needs to hap present and systemic racism needs to beryllium addressed. They besides privation to explicit their concerns astir the caller convulsive teen arrests connected the boardwalk successful Ocean City.
“We are mobilizing, organizing and energizing the assemblage to marque it crystal wide that what happened successful Ocean City, Maryland is unacceptable,” said Carl Snowden with Caucus of African American Leaders.
A radical of Black teens were arrested successful June for vaping including 1 who was repeatedly kneed by Ocean City Police. Tour organizers said the incidental is conscionable 1 illustration of radical injustice and constabulary misconduct that’s happened present and they privation radical to cognize that they won’t basal for it.
“We’re going from 1 metropolis align Maryland’s Eastern Shore stopping and reminding radical that successful Ocean City, Maryland that what occurred determination was not an aberration,” Snowden added.
The circuit is akin to the state rides of the 1960s that were designed to item radical inequities successful the southbound — This radical has the aforesaid goal. They made stops successful towns from Annapolis to Ocean City to dependable their concerns astir the mode the teens connected the boardwalk and different African-Americans person been treated.
“We person to basal up for what is wrong, irregardless of who doesn’t,” said George Robert Albs Jr. of Cambridge.
Civil rights leaders are scheduled to conscionable with Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan connected Monday evening and are hoping this circuit volition commencement to alteration immoderate of these policies that they accidental are causing systemic racism.