On August 25, 2022, a scheduled evictions notice at Lind Commons Apartments in Tucson, AZ horrifically ended in the loss of 4 lives. Mayor Romero, City Council and the City of Tucson have a long history of refusing to acknowledge the root causes that contribute to violence and so-called “crime” in Tucson. Instead of acknowledging and addressing the current and increasing real crises in our city, they invent a new one, one they like to call “gun violence”.
Tucson Police and police are quick to pat themselves on the back for their supposedly progressive arrest deflection program. The truth is, their program isn’t working. Cops out of Crisis. Defund TPD. Shut down the Pima County Jail. INVEST in our communities.
Wade Welch was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention center on August 15, 2022. Just two days later, on August 17, reports of his death emerged. Wade is the 24th person to die in jail custody since February 2020.
Today. We remember the life of Wade Welch. We honor his memory, we offer condolences to his family and we promise that his death will not go unanswered.
Come and join us as we walk together and light candles for those who have died inside the Pima County Jail, including its latest victim, 42-year-old Alejandro Romo. May 27, starts at 7pm at Catalina Park on 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ.
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.
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.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department has placed the jail on lockdown in an attempt to punish those who they’ve been neglecting and killing an our attempts to draw attention to the callous and brutal nature of the Pima County Jail.
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!
On April 12, Hector Daniel Sandoval’s mother called the mental health crisis line. Instead of help, TPD showed up and took him to Pima County Jail. Getting Hector out NOW could be the difference between life and death. Call-In and Demand Hector’s Release!
In 2021, 11 Individuals, Including Young Cee-Jay (Cruz Patino), Sadly Lost Their Life In Pima County Jail. HELP! “Shine A Light” On Pima County Jail & Their Unjust, Negligent, & Unsafe Policies, Procedures, & Staff Conduct. Sign The Petition!