#BlackLivesMatter National Committee Wants Retraction of False Story

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#BlackLivesMatter National Committee Wants Retraction of False Story, Stands Behind Work of N. Charleston #BlackLivesMatter Chapter

In light of false reports aired in this venue, #BlackLivesMatter, a national network initiated in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin, would like to take this opportunity to clarify that we stand behind the efforts of our local North Charleston #BlackLivesMatter chapter.

We do not know Jay Johnson and they do not represent the national leadership of #BlackLivesMatter.  Mr. Johnson is not now and has never been a part of our organization. The false association depicted here disregards and grossly mischaracterizes the work of a movement being built by young Black women and men in South Carolina and across the country.

We reiterate their support for the demands of the local Charleston chapter including:

The immediate removal of North Charleston Police Chief Driggers.

The reallocation of 50% of North Charleston police funding towards community services.

The creation of an independent civilian review board with subpoena power to oversee the North Charleston Police Department. This type of independent oversight with the legal power to subpoena local law enforcement exists in other jurisdictions across the country.

For more information about the #BlackLivesMatter nationally, please visit the official website at www.blacklivesmatter.com, follow @BlkLivesMatter on Twitter, or visit the Facebook page here

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