“Stop Killing Us – SKU Campaign”

Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign & Intergenerational Movement


Stop Killing Us March & Rally set for Durham, NC at 10 a.m.  Perry Point at Hayti 601 Fayetteville St. Durham, NC

SKU Cookout & Speak-out set for Henderson, NC – Sat., May 19, 2018 Beginning at 11 a.m.  Flint Hill Community – Beautification Park, corner of Arch St. & Chavasse Ave., Henderson, NC

JUSTICE Ministration & SKU Unity Service set for Morven, NC – Sun., May 20, 2018 at 3 p.m. 229 E. Main St. Morven, NC

Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign Launched on 8/28/17 at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign & Intergenerational Movement

SKU’s objective and mission are as follows:

    1.  To promote and ensure implementation of civil, respectful, humane, and just universal law enforcement operating standards that will save lives, eliminate racism and other biases; prevent the infiltration of white supremacist terrorists and racial profilers within law enforcement; ensure “zero tolerance” for police brutality or excessive force; abolish all acts of abuse of authority involving policing;  eliminate/prevent the militarization of the police force; seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law and ban from future work in the field of law enforcement any officer who commits illegal or unnecessary deadly force; and prevent other misconduct by any and all forms of law enforcement.

      Sis. Nia 2X, President of the Greater D.C. Chapter of the National Action Network speaking at Stop Killing Us (SKU) National Day of Action on 8.28.17 at the U.S. Dept. of Justice in D.C.
    2. To hold elected officials, public administrators, political candidates, and others who pursue authority as public servants accountable to SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement  and other policies or laws that could save lives  among African Americans, the poor, the undocumented, and other oppressed groups.

      Min. Ann Coles, II of Put Your Guns Down Lift Tour Hands Up Gospel Tour of D.C. speaking at Stop Killing Us (SKU) National Day of Action on 8.28.17 at the U.S. Dept. of Justice in D.C.
    3. To use as a basis for unity our common interests in addressing deadly issues like the need for police accountability; the  need to curtail internal neighborhood violence; the need to accelerate civic engagement as a means of ending unfair legislative violence where the passage of certain unjust laws disproportionately ends or shortens the lives of African Americans and other oppressed groups; in other ways  cease the multiple ways in which African Americans and other oppressed groups are systematically killed.

      SKU supporter holding up SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement at the Stop Killing Us (SKU) National Day of Action on 8.28.17 at the U.S. Dept. of Justice in D.C.
    4. To use faith, diversity in religious traditions, as well as unite with the non-religious community members whose moral compass and the aforementioned issue-based SKU mission and purpose serve as the glue to sustain our movement.

      SKU Team at Press Conference in Durham, NC on 9/11/1
    5. To close and reconnect the generation gap between younger activists and older civil rights traditionalists to powerfully unite upon the solidarity of an “intergenerational movement.”

The SKU August 28th Kickoff & Annual Day of Action

14 year-old Emmett Till’s brutally mutilated corpse shown in casket

It is no coincidence the August 28 SKU kick-off coincides with the commemoration of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, and also comes on the sad anniversary of one of the most brutal KKK-related lynchings of a child – the August 28, 1955 killing of 14 year-old Emmett Till.

For the final 21 days leading up to the SKU 8.28@6PM (8/28/17) Kickoff, a history-making 190 mile march/walk from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. was carried out by SKU Regional Representative Jamal Johnson.

The walk was designed to protest a police-involved shooting in Philadelphia; bring attention to the new SKU campaign; loudly cry out the need for all perpetrators to “Stop Killing Us;” and promote the 18-point SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement.

During the August 28, 2017 SKU National Day of Action, while some SKU leaders and supporters were taking action through a protest at the U.S. Department of Justice, SKU representatives led walks and campaigns in various parts of the country through the implementation of a 6 p.m. simultaneous call for the U.S. Department of Justice, State Attorney General Offices, police departments, and other Law Enforcement agencies to review, receive, and immediately adhere to SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement.

SKU Founder, Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood speaking during 8.28.17 SKU National Day of Action at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

SKU is now in the process of filing an official complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice for its inept oversight and failure to produce basic universal standards which would curtail police misconduct and oppose the inhumane plans to further escalate the wrongful killings of African Americans and other human beings by law enforcement through reversing President Obama’s executive order which restricts the distribution of armored vehicles and certain military equipment.

During its anniversary, SKU will continue recognizing August 28th  for its notable history and our need to rejuvenate and sustain the civil and humans rights movement in a way that saves and protects the lives and rights of a new generation!

SKU is an offspring of a growing social justice ministry known as JUSTICE Ministration where Curtis Everette Gatewood is Founder & Minister.


J.U.S.T.I.C.E. organization will use ‘spiritual wealth,’ coalition building, and community engagement to “rebuild the village”

JUSTICE Ministration & Stop Killing Us packed-house audience at HOLLA! Center in Morven, NC during April 2018.
Stop Killing Us campaign fills the streets of Henderson, NC with umbrellas in a march to end neighborhood violence. The march took place on April 7, after the month of March 2018 was the bloodiest in the city’s history. City officials called on the Governor to declare a State of Emergency.

Join this new faith-centered social justice campaign to move the banner of Justice, Faith, and Unity forward in 2018!

JUSTICE Ministration & The Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign will accelerate toward its  mission as we approach Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

JUSTICE” is the acronym for “Jesus Uniting Souls To Increase Community Engagement.”  With that said, all faiths and nonbelievers are encouraged to be part of this intergenerational movement.

“We judge no one, as we demand justice for everyone,” says Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, a longtime civil/human rights minister and Founder.

On August 28, 2017, as part of the commemorative 1963 March on Washington, JUSTICE Ministration went to Washington, D.C. and kicked of its “Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign” at the steps of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Not only will the movement continue growing with its exciting monthly JUSTICE Faith & Unity Services the 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m. at the HOLLA! Center in Morven (near the Charlotte area), NC, it will be adding a service on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Henderson (near the Durham area) NC beginning in February (2/11/18).

“JUSTICE Faith & Unity Services” are held on the 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m. on each month at the HOLLA! Center located at 229 E. Main St. Morven, NC.    The January 21, 2018 service will honor Rev. Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.

The JUSTICE gatherings will be held on the 2nd Sundays of each month at 3 p.m., beginning on February 11 at the Gateway Center located at 314 S. Garnett St. Henderson, NC.

At the services, community members, activists, religious leaders, and others neighborhood stakeholders will discuss how they can collaborate efforts and use the power of faith and spiritual wealth to unite and rebuild broken spirits, broken communities, and broken hopes for justice.

“Despite the escalation of racism and various forms of violence aimed at our communities, we are determined we can resist and rebuild while using our ancestors’ ‘solid rock’ of faith to build upon,” said Gatewood.

“If not us – who?  If not now – when? Yes, there is hope when we come together with our guards up and our God up!

WE are the hope we’ve been waiting for. And ‘we’ve come this far by faith!’ And ‘Now, Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not yet seen’,” Gatewood said.


Click link below for Jamal Johnson’s YouTube Stop Killing Us 150 Mile March

The Metro  Philadelphia News

Philadelphia activist Jamal Johnson, of the new national “Stop Killing Us” movement which is based in North Carolina, is marching from Philly to D.C. to bring attention to the need to “stop” police from “killing” Black unarmed citizens. Johnson is headed to D.C. to meet SKU leaders and others at the U.S. Justice Department  to deliver SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement on the SKU 8.28@6P.M. National Day of Action.  Johnson is carrying a large poster version of the flyer and wearing a tshirt which announce the SKU and the national day of action.


The Herald-Sun

They call themselves Stop Killing Us.  Here’s what they want

The Herald-Sun article dated 8/8/17 features the “Stop Killing Us (SKU)” solutions movement

DURHAM – A new organization is calling for universal standards for law enforcement across the nation to reduce fatal shooting by police and others…(see link below to read more)


While there will be those diversely coming from a variety of races and sexual identities/orientations supporting our new “Stop Killing Us (SKU)” Solutions Campaign & Movement, isn’t it refreshing to see God stirring up the unity, spirit, and activity of strong Black men who have been missing from the social justice and police accountability scenes in Raleigh and country?

New campaign aims to stop police-involved shootings

Link to “Stop Killing Us” Press Conference and Unveiling of SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement

Alicia Vick at SKU Press Conference on 7/25/17 helping to unveil SKU Universal Standards for Law Enforcement at NC Department of Justice

New “Stop Killing Us” Campaign Announces National Day of Action

Takira Wilson is a case-and-point example of why SKU was born. She is pictured in her red cap and gown. Although her appalling death received little and in many cases no attention – she was killed by SWAT police in Lima, Ohio in 2008 in her home while holding her youngest 14 months old baby. The baby was also shot twice but miraculously survived. Police were there to arrest her boyfriend for drug charges. The policeman charged with her death was acquitted.

SKU will highlight a new little-known heart wrenching killing on this invitation each week and each day as we get closer to the SKU 8.28 National Day of Action.



  1. Join us in organizing a “Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Rally” for Saturday, August 25, 2018 (time to be announced); tentatively scheduled for Raleigh, North Carolina. You may call us at 919 939-5818 and/or send your commitment toward collaborating efforts and voluteering to gatewoodlovesjustice@gmail.com.
  2. Join us in organizing our annual Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Rally Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. If you would like to collaborate, assist, and attend, please notify us at 919 939-5818 or send an email to gatewoodlovesjustice@gmail.com.
Fed up communities rally across the nation crying out for “JUSTICE” and a call for law enforcement to “STOP KILLING US” as police kill a series of unarmed black citizens across the nation.

The date August 28, denotes both some of the highest and lowest  moments in African American history.  On the early morning of August 28, 1955, 14 year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped from his uncle’s home and horrifically murdered with his young body mutilated, tortured, and brutalized beyond recognition.  Needless to say, the vicious racists who terrorized the family and relentlessly murdered little Emmett  were acquitted by the all white jury in September of the same year.

14 year-old Emmett Till’s brutally mutilated corpse is shown in casket.  The 2 local KKK murderers were acquitted – “No crime committed.”

On the same date, August 28, 1963, the “March for Jobs & Justice” later known as the “March on Washington” used the savage killing of young Emmett Till as a  key part of their spiritual and emotional rallying cry to fight back and began to realize, by organizing and fighting they could win as a series of civil rights victories began to come to fruition.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. plants his feet on the world stage at the 1963 March on Washington on August 28. The full fledged Civil Rights Movement begins and wins a series of legislative victories.

However, since those victories, we have not only seen the continuous loss of certain economic and civil rights gains,  even more problematic, we continue to see the loss of “Black Lives” as more and more young African Americans and other people of color are being killed needlessly on a daily basis.  On August 29, 2014, 17 year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging in Bladenboro, NC.

17 year-old Lennon Lacy found hanging on August 29, 2014 in NC.  Federal Investigation closed – No one was charged with a crime.

More and more of the heart-wrenching killings come as a result of systemic injustice, economic genocide, crime/gang entrapment, and by some of the same out-of-control deadly forms of institutional racism and “white supremacy.”    Even more troubling, all too often, African Americans are dying needlessly  when they are stopped by  “law enforcement.”

On August 9, 2014, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. The police officer was acquitted – “No crime committed.”

See the link below to see the “Mapping” of Police Killings of unarmed Black citizens in 2015.


The blatant wrongful killing of Philando Castile in front of his 4 year-old baby daughter and girlfriend was appalling and intolerable enough.  To  now see the jury “acquit” and have found the police officer “not guilty” of a crime should be the straw that broke the camel’s back.  It is therefore time for all people who have the consciousness and courage to stand up loudly, clearly, and in solidarity, to say to America – “Stop Killing Us!”

Philando Castile was shot by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on July 6, 2016. A graphic video streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, captured the aftermath of the shooting from inside the car and has been viewed millions of times. Almost a year later, a jury acquitted police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, of two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm .  The officer was acquitted – “No crime was committed.”

Furthermore, Black women are also killed by police misconduct – Stop Killing Us.

Tanisha Anderson – Died Nov. 13, 2014 at age 37 in Cleveland, OH.  The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, the result of being “physically restrained in a prone position by Cleveland police.” Her heart condition and bipolar disorder were also considered factors.
Anderson’s family alleges CPD Officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers did not provide medical attention as Anderson lay on the ground unconscious.  Aldridge had previously been suspended for violating the department’s use of force policies, and was disciplined in 2012 for his role in the deaths of Malissa Williams (also listed below) and Timothy Russell.

Yvette Smith – Died Feb. 16, 2014, age 47, Bastrop, Texas;

Miriam Carey – Died Oct. 3, 2013, age 34, Washington, D.C. (Unarmed but shot 5 times by while in car by Capitol police with her baby in the back seat);

Shelly Frey was killed after she and two other women were allegedly caught stealing from a Walmart in 2012, the Houston Chronicle reports. Louis Campbell, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working as a security guard, tried to detain them and then shot into a car in which Frey was a passenger. She was struck twice in the neck.

Darnisha Harris – Died Dec. 2, 2012, age 16, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana;

Malissa Williams – Died Nov. 29, 2012, age 30, Cleveland, OH (as passenger she was hit by 24 bullets; the male driver was hit by 23 bullets; both were unarmed);

Tanisha Anderson – Died Nov. 13, 2014, age 37, Cleveland, OH (Tanisha was killed by one of same officers involved with Malissa Williams’ horrific shooting).

Alesia Thomas – Died July 22, 2012, age 35, Los Angeles, CA (kicked to death while in handcuffs);

Shantel Davis – Died June 14, 2012, age 23, New York City;

Rekia Boyd – Died March 22, 2012, age 22, Chicago;

Shereese Francis – Died March 15, 2012, age 29, New York City (Needing medication for schizophrenia; Beat and tasered to death by 4 officers);

Aiyana Stanley-Jones – Died May 16, 2010, age 7, Detroit (7 year-old Killed while sleeping on the couch during a no-knock raid);

Tarika Wilson – Died Jan. 4, 2008, age 26, Lima, Ohio (Killed by Lima Police SWAT who raided her home to arrest her boyfriend on drug charges; She had her youngest 14 months old son in her arms when she was shot; the child was also shot twice – in the shoulder and hand – but survived; policeman was acquitted);

Kathryn Johnston – Died Nov. 21, 2006, age 92, Atlanta (killed in a “no knock” drug raid based on false information; Officers broke down her security gate and without warning; Johnston fired her pistol in self-defense; Officers fired back 39 times; Five or six bullets hit Johnston;

Alberta Spruill – Died May 16, 2003, age 57, New York City (Died after police conducted a “no knock” raid at her home in error; Officers broke through her door and threw a concussion grenade; Spruill died of a heart attack;

Kendra James – Died May 5, 2003, age 21, Portland.

Shelly Frey – Died Dec. 6, 2012, age 27, Houston

Four of the above women were killed during police raids.

Three women had young children with them when they were killed.

Two were children when they were killed.

Two women with mental illnesses were killed after their family members called authorities for help.

Seven of the incidents resulted in charges. Only only one woman’s death has led to conviction. Several cases are still open.

There are many more women of color who have died in incidents involving police — including all-too-frequent encounters with the mentally ill, like Michelle Cusseaux, Aura Rosser, or Margaret Mitchell. 

The link below provides more details regarding these Black women whose stories will bring you to tears and overwhelmingly reaffirm the neccessity for this SKU Solutions Campaign & New Movement for Justice.


We are therefore calling upon God’s people from neighborhood to neighborhood, city to city, state to state to come together in a new wave of love for our people and communities to meet us on the streets on to rejuvenate the movement against the systemic murder of our neighbors we love. “Stop Killing Us! (SKU)!”  Send an email to gatewoodlovesjustice@gmail.com if you would like to help to organize and be part of this movement.


Curtis E. Gatewood, Community Minister

JUSTICE Ministration & SKU Founder

The Stop Killing Us (SKU)  Solutions Campaign & New Movement Agenda
Experts, organizations, organizers, and others who already work and pursue justice under any of the following agenda categories are encouraged to send an email to gatewoodlovesjustice@gmail.com and become a permanent part of this SKU movement for action, solutions, persistence, and victory.

The SKU Justice Agenda

  • – Stop Killing Us with Police Misconduct – Disrespectful, Racist and/or Incompetent Deadly “Law Enforcement” Misconduct and the Obvious Infiltration of Racial Terrorism within Law Enforcement Agencies

– Stop Killing Us with Gang Entrapment – Street Violence which is largely produced by economically deprived neighborhoods – low wage jobs, black business closings, bank redlining, and the shipping out of meaningful jobs. Meanwhile there is the systematic shipping in of guns and  drugs as this is exploited by gang recruiters and an entertainment industry and media system which invite and exacerbate “black on black killings” and negative black stereotyping.

– Stop Killings Us with Legislative Genocide- the Death Penalty or “Capital Punishment” whereby empirical data confirms systemic racism and classism create a disparate impact upon those Black and poor (another form of Legislative Genocide).

– Stop Killing Us with Domestic/Racial Terrorism as terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) have been allowed to exist for over 150 Years as new violent militias and racial terrorists are given birth and further embolden by Trumpism and racial politics.

– Stop Killing Us with Health Care Denials which have a disparate impact on African Americans, the poor, and other communities of color (another form of Legislative Genocide)

– Stop Killing Us with Environmental Racism as contaminated water food, and air continue to have a disparate impact on the poor and people of color

– Stop Killing Us with the New Plantations of Mass Incarceration and Sentencing Disparities

– Stop Killing Us with other forms of Unjust Laws and Legislative Genocide – Now!

If you would like to make a non-tax-deductible donation to JUSTICE and the Stop Killing Us (SKU) Solutions Campaign click on the yellow “Donate” button below.

You may also donate by making checks payable to “JUSTICE” and mailing it to: 

JUSTICE Ministration c/o HOLLA!  Post Office Box 88 Wadesboro,  NC  28170.