Jamiel Moore-Williams

$6,246 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 3 months
Created May 27, 2018
On February 10 2018, Jamiel Moore-Williams and a couple of his football buddies headed downtown Vancouver. While strolling along Granville street with friends, Jamiel Moore-Williams stepped out on to the road to avoid getting hit by rocks that were being thrown his way by a person in mental distress.  What occurred next should never have happened. 

 The VPD, who decided that a jay walking charge against Jamiel was in the public’s interest, tasered him 14 times after taking him to the ground. A video shows this attack by police despite Jamiel clearly offering the VPD his wallet with ID. After being brutally beaten by the VPD, Jamiel ended in hospital where his hands and feet were shackled to the hospital bed. Jamiel was denied access to making a phone call and now has permanent damage to his hand because of how tight the shackles were.  

Jamiel is a big black man. He is an ex-University of British Columbia football player. He is a certified fitness professional. He does not have a criminal record and Jamiel is not the only black football player in recent years who has made claims against the VPD for acting with excessive force towards them due to their size and skin colour but he would like to be the last. 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1325050&playlistId=1.3800937&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Jamiel needs your support for legal fees to fight the charges and hold the police officers accountable particularly given two of the police officers involved in
the attack are being investigated by The Office of the Police Complainant Commissioner.


Costs include three experts in the area of:
1)physical injuries from the tasering,
2) inadequacies of police recruitment and training including conscious and sub-conscious racism,
3) and de-escalation training.

All GoFundMe donations will be deposited into the trust account of Donna M. Turko, Q.C.  Ms.Turko is counsel-on-record for the charges in the matter.  Black Lives Matter Canada will receive the remainder of GoFundMe donations not required for legal fees/disbursements to defend of the charges of 1) Jaywalking and  2) Obstruction of Justice charges and 3) for any tort action against the Vancouver Police Department.

Jamiel wants himself to be not only the last black man, but that last person, to experience the unnecessary excessive force of police who are under-trained, over zealous and over-reactive.
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$6,246 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 3 months
Created May 27, 2018
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