Opelousas to protest Brown, Garner deaths Thursday
OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz will speak at a rally against grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict officers in the deaths of two black men.
Guidroz tells The Daily World that he shares the horror many feel about the death on Staten Island of Eric Garner, who died repeating, "I can't breathe."
The Thursday evening rally in Opelousas is being organized by activist and newly-elected alderman Tyrone Glover, who operates community radio station KOCZ-FM.
Guidroz and Glover have been friends for years and agree that law enforcement responded the wrong way in Garner's death and that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Glover says one reason Opelousas' protest is later than many others is that he wanted to organize a positive event.
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