The Justice Committee – an organization that combats police abuse and violence – has released a video featuring mothers of young men killed by the NYPD.

The brave women call on musicians to write and submit lyrics or original songs that call for justice for their families.

Dubbed Mothers Cry for Justice, the video also announces a day of action at the NYPD headquarters on May 10th.


The following mothers were featured in the video:

The deadline for submissions to Mothers Cry for Justice is July 1st, 2013. Contact the Justice Committee for more details at

Read more at COLORLINES.ccom

Check out the moving video below:


A deeply moving video, and a wonderful initiative

Be sure to share this with any writers and artists you know

These  families deserve justice!