Please come in solidarity for #JohnElifritz and his family. ASL and DI interpreters will be provided. It is important we show our city leaders that John’s murder is unacceptable. All the police involved in killing John was found acceptable and appropriate by our Judge here in Portland. This is what public safety in crisis looks like when there is no police accountability. This could be you next.
My heart bleeds for family, friends, teachers and everybody affected by the mass shooting which happened earlier this morning.
Mass shooting is a public safety crisis. We must address this early on in middle school with education on suicide prevention, mental health and male masculinity toxicity.
Sending positive and healing energy out to all of you.
~Philip J. Wolfe
This is a historic momentum happening tonight! There are a lot more happening after the Elections, whatever the results are. I am going to rock Portland. Are you ready?
I have been asked and gave a presentation at Washington School for the Deaf recently. It was an amazing experience! Now Oregon School for the Deaf has asked me to come and give a presentation with their Deaf students sometime this coming June! I am so honored to be asked to come and inspire Deaf students! I am so excited! I will definitely take pictures and share this with you all! I am still dedicated to making a difference for people from all kind of walks in their lives! Stay tuned!
Feel free to learn about this school: http://www.osd.k12.or.us
Donna Hayes contacted me and asked me to come and present for their event earlier this afternoon. Thank you Donna! It is a true honor and privilege to get to know all of you there, heart to heart.
We cried together. We danced together. We ate together. We talked together. This is a very powerful event. I watched three mothers who shared their anguish and pain after police murdered their child. I embraced and felt their pain.
I talked about my platform on police reform but mostly my experiences on police brutality. It was like opening wound all over again and again relieving nightmares but we must talk about this because what is happening with police killings is not okay. There are thousands of people lives stolen by the police with no police accountability. This is our reality. We together take a stand against police brutality. No Justice, No Peace. What happened in this room was people as comrades came together in seeking hope and justice.
I would like to share some pictures and video clips with you. Remember them. I hope that our mayor Ted Wheeler, City Council folks, Chief Outlaw, DA, all police, well, everybody sees this and take home to honestly think about this police violence because this is a crisis. Racism runs deep in the police force, not just biases as excuse not to mention the ‘R’ word. Racism. I am not attacking anyone specifically but the oppressive system/police culture. We are no longer safe. Filming the police is our ONLY defense tool against police violence. This is a fact, this is not a joke.