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Amanda Palmer / Acevedo Protest

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Peaceful Streets Protests Acevedo Peace Award on November 11, 2012

On Sunday I attended a Peaceful Streets Project protest against an interfaith group which was giving a peace award to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo. The Daily Texan’s David Maly interviewed me:

Peaceful Streets Project member Kit O’Connell said roughy 25 people came out to protest the event. He said their criticisms include Acevedo’s “quickness” in defending animal and human deaths caused by Austin police officers in recent years, the recently enacted “Public Order Initiative,” which has led to the ticketing and arrest of hundreds of homeless people throughout the city and Austin police infiltration of the Occupy movement earlier this year.

Peaceful Streets Project member Kit O’Connell said roughy 25 people came out to protest the event. He said their criticisms include Acevedo’s “quickness” in defending animal and human deaths caused by Austin police officers in recent years, the recently enacted “Public Order Initiative,” which has led to the ticketing and arrest of hundreds of homeless people throughout the city and Austin police infiltration of the Occupy movement earlier this year.

“Acevedo turns a blind eye to police violence and police brutality and now he is being given a peace award,” O’Connell said.

Photo by Kit O’Connell, all rights reserved.

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