We're selling this limited-run T-shirt, and all profits go to Tampa Bay's protester bail funds

The fund is organized by USF's SDS group.

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It’s been just over two weeks since the world watched George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, die under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer. In the time since, the media has rushed to try and capture the energy of demonstrations that’ve unequivocally denounced the systematic oppression of Black Americans and unfair policing by militarized law enforcement around the country.

Protesters have been clear about their intent to keep marching until real change—like revamped community police review boards—comes to their communities.

CL has been in awe of the bravery young protesters have shown as they take pepper spray to the face, and march peacefully, so that the world may have a chance at seeing that change.

We’d also like to do more to help, so we teamed up with Tampa Heights’ Busciglio Sheridan Schoeb trial attorneys to put the newspaper’s June 4 cover on the front of a shirt, which comes in black or white. On the back are some basic rights to know if you're detained by the police. 

All profits from sales of the shirt will be donated to a bail fund organized by the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society at University of South Florida. The fund supports bail costs, legal fees, and medical needs.

Order yours via bit.ly/clknowyourrights, or just fill out the form at the bottom of this post. If you're interested in bulk orders for your team or company please contact us here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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