We wanted to update everyone on Jamaica Hampton, who was shot by SFPD on December 7, 2019 and hospitalized at SFGH since. He has undergone an above the knee leg amputation and suffered extensive nerve damage in his dominant arm/hand. He was discharged on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Jamaica was in a program that offered contingent housing when the incident occurred, and was marginally housed. He currently does not have housing at all. He will need close outpatient follow up San Francisco General Hospital for recovery and fitting of his prosthetic leg.
A few of us are trying to organize supports for Jamaica during this critical transition. Jamaica is amazingly resilient and has continually impressed us with how he well he has been coping. Nonetheless, the fact remains that he has experienced tremendous trauma. As you can imagine, the transition following this 4-month hospitalization into the community with new health challenges is going to be difficult.
We are grateful for those who donated - with these funds we've been able to support Jamaica as he transitioned out of the hospital. The most important thing now is that we provide a steady source of housing for Jamaica as he goes to appointments in SF. All funds raised will go directly to housing for Jamaica until he is approved for SSI.
Do No Harm Coalition connected with the #Justice4LuisGóngoraPat team to support Jamaica. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
About Do No Harm Coalition
We are healers, health workers, and activists accompanying communities affected by state sanctioned violence in our collective struggle for health, dignity, and sovereignty. Health is a human right and as health workers we have a collective duty to eradicate systems of oppression which threaten that right.
About Justice 4 Luis Góngora Pat
Luis Demetrio Góngora Pat was born in Teabo, Yucatan on 4/25/1970; he was nearly 46 years old at the time that he was killed by SFPD. A Yucatecan Mayan, he is survived by his spouse, three grown children and his elderly parents in Yucatan, Mexico. Luis is also survived by brothers and cousins in San Francisco. They demand justice for Luis Góngora Pat.
- Cynthia Fong
- Meg Newman
- Sarah Wartman