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Silver Spring Justice Coalition, Residents to Protest Prosecutor’s Decision not to Charge Officer in Finan Behre’s Murder Tonight at 7pm in Silver Spring

Following the news today that Prosecutors would not be charging Sgt. David Cohen for the murder of Finan Berhe, Silver Spring Justice Coalition will be holding a protest at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy wrote that “[t]he threat caused by Finan Berhe running directly at Sgt. Cohen with a large kitchen knife, as well as Berhe’s nonresponsive actions to Cohen’s demands to put the knife down, justified the use of deadly force”

Silver Spring Justice Coalition’s call to action is below:

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EXCLUSIVE: MCPD Officer Shown Wearing “Breathe Easy” t-shirt

Blaine Pierce, Rockville High School Alum and current MCPD officer, wearing “Breathe Easy Don’t Break the Law” t-shirt in 2015

This is Blaine Pierce, a Rockville High School Alum and former Marine. He is currently an officer with MCPD. He’s wearing a shirt that says “BREATHE EASY. DON’T BREAK THE LAW.” The photo is from 2015. By the time this photo was taken Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Michael Brown Jr., Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, and so many others had already been murdered at the hands of police.

Montgomery County is looking at how to “reimagine policing” but what do we do when officers within MCPD think the murders of Black men at the hands of law enforcement are a joke?

UPDATE: Since this article has been published I have had hack attempts on both my personal and MoCo Local accounts across all social media and have had fake or hardly used Facebook accounts that are obviously trying to intimidate me to friend my personal account. Rest assured, my accounts are secure, and I am taking steps to secure them even further.