Protest Demanding Justice for Wallace Wilder Planned for Saturday, June 13
Alabama Rally Against Injustice has planned a protest for a Black man killed by police in Pickens County last year.
The event will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13th, at the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama. Organizers are looking for answers and justice in the case of Wallace Wilder, a 62-year-old man who was shot and killed by Pickens County law enforcement officials in August of 2019.
Wilder was killed during a wellness check at his apartment in Gordo. Wilder had a long and documented history of mental illness, leaving his family confounded as to why he was shot by police.
The protest demanding justice for Wallace Wilder and his family is co-hosted by Alabama Rally Against Injustice, Renota Harris, Tiffanie Daniels, and Rodney Hardy. Planned guest speakers include: Pastor Gabriel Poe, Civil Rights Attorney Richard Rice, Brian Stansel, Dirty Down South, and Greg "X-Mane" Thomas.
Attendees are asked to assemble in front of the courthouse. Parking will be available at the career center across the street.
For more information on the Protest Demanding Justice for Wallace Wilder, view the event's Facebook page here.