Resolution Pertaining to Racial Equity and Social Justice Framingham Passed On Sept. 13
At the September 13, 2020 business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee a resolution was passed by overwhelming majority speaking out against race-based violence by police officers in light of the Eurie Stamps tragedy of 2011.
Text of this resolution:
Resolution on Racial Social Justice
At the August 16, 2020 business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee a resolution was passed unanimously in support of Black Lives Matter.
The resolution reads:
Resolution of the Framingham Democratic Committee
Racial Equity and Social Justice
Adopted August 16, 2020
WHEREAS, the Framingham Democratic Committee is committed to furthering the messages and delivery of racial equity and social justice to the inhabitants of the City of Framingham, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States of America.
THEREFORE, the Framingham Democratic Committee believes and proclaims that Black Lives Matter.
Text of FDC Chair’s Speech At Vigil For Eurie Stamps
A vigil was held in memory of the late Eurie Stamps, a Framingham resident killed in January 2011 during a SWAT team raid at his apartment. Stamps was not the intended target of the raid but was mistakenly killed. No charges were brought against the officer involved. A vigil in Stamp’s memory was held on August 16, 2020 seeking justice for Eurie Stamps and demanding a re-opening of the case after the Middlesex District Attorney’s office did not bring charges forward.
Framingham Democratic Committee Chair Michael Hugo was among the presenters at this vigil. The text of his speech is presented here:
Michael Hugo, 36 year resident of Framingham, Chair of the FDC, and a fan of my friend Eurie Stamps.
Framingham Dodged a bullet. Framingham dodged THE bullet, but Eurie Stamps could not!
Late one cold starry Tuesday night in January of 2011, as Tuesday morphed into Wednesday, Eurie lay in his bed, dreaming about his children and more importantly to him, his 15 grandbabies that idolized every word that came out of G-Pa’s mouth. They adored him, and like the rest of us, they knew him to have a permanent smile and a mouth full of love.