Family of man killed by police stands by protestors, will continue civil disobedience
MILWAUKEE- A strong stand of solidarity from the family of Dontre Hamilton, after officials like Sheriff Clarke called for their arrests when they blocked traffic during police protests Wednesday. Dontre’s brother Nate Hamilton says the civil disobedience was necessary.
10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">\"If getting the word out there about Dontre Hamilton gets us arrested, then it gets us arrested,\" he said.
Nate Hamilton also wanted to clear the air after his family's lawyer said the group would retreat, shying away from protests that would interfere with the public. Instead, Hamilton’s group, the Coalition for Justice, says an even greater fire has been lit.
font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">“We have to continue to pursue justice by any means necessary, and that's the only way we know how to progress because when we sat down and tried to do it in the means that they have asked us to do it, we have gotten no answers, and that's not okay,\" member Curtis Sailes said.
The Hamilton's say they have reached their limit and their once optimistic outlook has changed to frustration. The say officers lied to them, officials refuse to meet, and that they are being strung along in the now 5-month-long investigation. Now, the family refuses to back down, no matter what it takes.
10.0pt;font-family:\"Microsoft Sans Serif\",\"sans-serif\"\">\"We're tired, we're tired of waiting and so we're just going to keep fighting, we're going to keep pressing, we're going to keep showing civil disobedience until we get the truth,\" Hamilton said.
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