Tucson, AZ – A crowd of about 60 people slowly converged on the empty plaza and parking lots of Pima County Jail Friday night. At moments the event seemed less like a protest and more like the funeral processions of six fallen youths that converged in a single place and erupted into a furious, atonal chorus of grief and anger.
A sixth rally will be held at Pima County Jail, May 6, to spread awareness, mourn, and build connection. 12 people died in the jail since January 2021, some within a week of going in. “We have to keep coming out so that change is made,” said Julissa Madero whose boyfriend Jacob Miranda, 22, died in the jail in October 2021. Join Us!
In the midst of this crisis, Laura Conover has refused to take any action to hold law enforcement accountable for their violence toward her constituents. She cannot continue to shirk responsibility for her role in the deaths of Pima County residents. Laura Conover has blood on her hands.
More than 150 people gathered at the Pima County Jail Friday, February 11, 2022 in protest of the deaths occurring in the jail. 21 people have died in the jail in 26 months.
A protest was held outside of the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Friday, February 11, 2022 following the deaths of twelve people in the jail since January 2021. The protest fell on the birthday of Cruz Patino Jr. III, who died in the jail in August 2021.
On Saturday, November 4, 2021, protest was called by a coalition of individuals and groups in Tucson who are concerned about the effect that law enforcement and their violence have on our communities. about 150 people who came with their own goals and intentions, drawn together by the common cause of holding the Tucson Police Department (TPD) and the Pima County Sheriffs to account for their actions. Submitted by Anonymous. Originally published on Living and Fighting.