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"No Peace No Justice" Rally
Tenth Anniversary
Sodomizing of Abner Louima
Thursday, August 9, 2007

House of Justice
106 West 145th Street, Harlem

Photographed by Angelo Rivera
Written by Wendy R. Williams

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the sodomizing of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima by Police officer Justin Volpe, there was a rally at the House of Justice in Harlem. Abner Louima was present and spoke to the crowd which gave him a standing ovation. The Reverend Al Shapton also spoke, telling the crowd that this must never happen again. Also present on the stage were the two surviving police shooting victims from the Sean Bell tragedy, Trene Bennefield and Joseph Guzman. Trent Benefield held his son, Trent Benefield Jr., in his lap. Their eyes tell the entire story.


Trent Benefield with Trent Benefield Jr.


Abner Louima Speaks to the Crowd


The Reverend Al Sharpton Speaks


Trent Benefield, Trent Benefield Jr., Rev. Al Sharpton,
Abner Louima & Joseph Guzman


The Reverend Al Sharpton Hugs Abner Louima


The Crowd

 


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