Demand Justice for Tony McDade
On May 27th, 2020, Tony McDade, a black transgender masculine person was shot five times in the back and killed by a Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officer. TPD, notorious for its racism, white supremacy, and transphobia has consistently misgendered Tony and refused to release the officer’s body camera footage and/or admit their wrongdoing in murdering and misgendering an unarmed black trans person.
Many details surrounding this incident are unclear, but eyewitness accounts and video footage contradict the official TPD report which states that Mr. McDade was armed. In fact, video footage of the shooting shows that Tony was shot 5-8 times in the back and that the officer was standing over Tony when the last shot was fired.
This is the THIRD murder of a black person by Tallahassee police in three months (March - May) under the direction of the newly installed racist killer cop Chief of Police, Lawrence Revell, who gunned down an unarmed black teenager 20 years ago and was promoted as a consequence of this, and his involvement in the white supremacist police team “the Alpha Squad” that used police intimidation and harassment to terrorize black youth in Tallahassee.
Please join us in demanding #JusticeForTony. This form allows you to send an email to the State Attorney, Chief of Police, Mayor, City Commissioners and City Manager demanding that they 1) remove the racist Chief of Police Lawrence Revell from office, 2) open an unbiased investigation into the brutal murder of Tony McDade, arrest all the police officers involved, and release all body camera footage 3) demand the TPD Citizens Advisory Committee be dissolved and replaced with a freely elected Citizens Police Accountability Council, and 4) demand a response from the Mayor, City Commission, and the Mayor’s “LGBTQ Advisory Board” (all of which have been distinctly quiet) that outlines specific actions they will be taking to address and overcome the racism and transphobia widespread in the Tallahassee Police Department. Afterwards please share online. When the community stands together we will have justice.