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Troy 4

About Us

Troy 4 Black Lives, formerly known as Justice for Dahmeek, is an intergenerational collective of volunteer organizers from Troy, NY who formed to demand accountability for the Troy Police shooting of Dahmeek McDonald in August of 2017, as well as to continue to expose and denounce the police murder and official cover-up in the murder of Edson Thevenin in 2016.

We have been working for years to challenge the violence, brutality, and lethal force of the Troy Police Department and local officials against ALL Black Diasporic lives, such as Black LGBTQIA folx, Black people with disabilities, Black youth, Black women, and Black elderly.

We were also the primary organizers for the Troy Rally for Black Lives on June 7th, 2020, a historic event that brought 11,000 people together peacefully in Troy to celebrate and affirm Black life.

Our Demands

Since the formation of Justice for Dahmeek we have called for a measurable commitment to police accountability and justice that protects the citizens, visitors and neighbors of Troy NY.

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