Event: Solidarity & Support: a dinner to benefit Benny & Nina Warr
- Sat 5/25/2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Solidarity & Support: a dinner to benefit Benny & Nina Warr
May 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Suggested Donation (more if you can, less if you can't): $20
The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner to offer solidarity, support, and community love for a family that has endured the injustice and pain of police violence for over six years.
Mary Adams' famous Sausage Casserole (yes, real sausage)
Feel free to bring a dish to share (include ingredients) or a non-alcoholic drink to pass
About what happened to Benny:
A little more than 6 years ago on May 1, Benny Warr was pepper sprayed, dumped out of his motorized wheelchair, and was punched, kicked, and kneed by Rochester Police Department officers Ferrigno, Liberatore, and Stewart. He was told to move on as the officers were clearing the block. When he refused and told them that he was waiting for the bus, they attacked him.
Five and half years later a jury finally heard his civil suit and sided with the officers' story giving Benny just $1 in nominal damages. The judge is considering motions to reverse the verdict.
Over the last six years, Benny's quality of life has deteriorated. The pain he feels in his body has gotten progressively worse. He suffers from PTSD. He is unable to use his prosthesis to get around. All this caused because of police violence.
Please come out showing support and solidarity with Benny and Nina.
Enough is enough!
There is a GoFundMe with more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-benny-warr