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Families of Jay Anderson, Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley encourage boycott this holiday season

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WAUWATOSA -- The holiday shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday -- November 25th, and two separate groups are calling for boycotts. They say you can create change with your wallet.

The family of Jay Anderson never thought they'd be without him on Thanksgiving.

"He's not here," Star Delarosa, Jay Anderson's fiancee said.

His family was part of a group that marched into the Wauwatosa Police Department Wednesday, November 23rd -- demanding transparency.

Family of Jay Anderson marches to Wauwatosa Police Department to demand transparency

Anderson was shot and killed on June 23rd by a police officer in Wauwatosa's Madison Park. Police say he had a gun. Family members believe he did nothing wrong.

They have a new plan to try to pressure the city into making the officer's name public, and releasing dash camera video from that night.

Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson

Madison Park Crime Scene

Madison Park Crime Scene

Madison Park officer-involved shooting

Madison Park officer-involved shooting

They are urging a boycott of businesses in Wauwatosa -- especially Mayfair Mall.

Michael Kement

Michael Kement

"At this point, we've reached the highest level of frustration. We ask the people join us and boycott from a financial stand point because that is all they know," Michael Kement, spokesman for the Anderson family said.

Anderson's family said they hope the business community, fearing loss this holiday season, will pressure the city.

"The greatest thing is to affect the money," Kement said.

They're not the only ones urging a boycott this holiday season. At Milwaukee's Mohammed Mosque Wednesday, there were calls to disrupt the pain.

Nate Hamilton

Nate Hamilton

"It's time for us as a people to prosper. It's time for us to take back what they took from us," Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in April of 2014.

Family members who feel they've been wronged by the justice system spoke out -- saying they want to send a message with their money. They asked that people support only African-American-owned businesses.

Dontre Hamilton

Dontre Hamilton

Craig Stingley

Craig Stingley

"We need to pull our own resources together, to change our condition," Craig Stingley, father of 16-year-old Corey Stingley, who died following an incident at VJ's Food Mart in West Allis -- where he was restrained by customers.

Corey Stingley

Corey Stingley

During a time when so many will be spending, these groups hope it's people's pocketbooks that can help create change.

7 comments

  • Whatever People!

    Got a wallet full of hard earned cash, a full tank of gas and an urge to spend big $$$$ at Mayfair mall. Come protest the protest and spend your money!!!!

  • KirkK

    I am licensed carry and conceal. I will be with my family going to Mayfair Mall. I am warning ANY protesters, if you make me fear for my family’s safety or lives, I WILL PROTECT THEM AND MYSELF! You WILL regret it and the law is on MY SIDE.

  • MrTwigbert

    I don’t normally shop at malls but I will this year just to annoy these lib-tards who lost their family member due to them not FOLLOWING THE LAW!

  • confused

    So we should shop at the very businesses the rioters burned down in Sherman park area ? they haven’t been re built yet. Some aren’t coming back. I will shop wherever the blankity blank I want.

  • ed flynns mistress

    Yes let’s go shopping at black owned shops. Because nothing says Merry Christmas like a hair weave for mom, a neon green suit with matching fedora for dad and a black lacquer framed tiger picture for my brother. Maybe they have plastic wrap for grandma’s couch.

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