Justice for Victims of Arson at Black Churches in St. Louis

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Target: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

Goal: Punish to the full extent of the law the criminals who allegedly set six fires at predominantly black churches in St. Louis.

Officials are investigating fires set at six mostly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri, which they believe were racially or religiously motivated. St. Louis Fire Capt. Garon Mosby says they believe the fires were meant to send a message.

The fires happened near Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old unarmed black man Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, revealing a history of police brutality and racism in the area.

Each fire was started near the front door of the churches. No one was injured, but some of the churches were almost completely destroyed.

Racism and police brutality have been major topics recently, with the case of Michael Brown and dozens of other unarmed black people killed by police this year, as well as the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, where racist white man Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed numerous black churchgoers.

Demand that when officials find whoever is responsible for these fires that they are charge under the full extent of the law.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Koster,

Arson fires were set at six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri, near Ferguson. The wave of racially related crimes and police brutality in your state the past few years has been insane, and this event is nothing new.

Luckily no one was injured, but a clear message must be sent that this kind of hateful behavior will not be tolerated.

I demand that when the criminal is found they are charged under the full extent for the law for their hateful crimes.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Erik Olson

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