All Power to the People!
new afrikan panther, volume 3, issue 3, 09-2017
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
TIME: 12:00 noon until 5:00pm
LOCATION: OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, 2312 CENTRE AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15219
This is a call to all black people to join us for our Pennsylvania State Black Self-Determination Convention!
At our Pennsylvania state black people’s convention, we will organize to get to Washington, D.C. for the National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination Convention scheduled for November 5th and 6th where we will rally, march on the White House and unite our people throughout the U.S. with a common, independent political agenda for black freedom, economic and social progress.
We, the black community, must take our future into our own hands, without the influence of the two major political parties. The Democrats and Republicans have their own white agendas. Now it’s OUR time!
Register for our free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pa-state-convention-for-black-political-self-determination-tickets-28063805598?aff=efbnreg
For more info, visit: http://www.blackisbackcoalition.org/ or call 412-606-0059
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
FREE THE LAND!
PA STATE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
New Afrikan Independence Party
P.O. Box 99666
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
To The Following:
Mayor Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh City Council
Fraternal Order of Police, Pittsburgh, PA
To Whom It May Concern
April 8, 2015
Dear Representatives & Concerned Citizens:
While grateful for an opportunity to observe the contractual negotiations between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.), , the concerns of Pittsburghers, especially Blacks/New Afrikans go far beyond budgets and pay increases.
As advocates for Community Control of the Police, we share the community concerns listed below:
1. Should not the proposed pay increases for Pittsburgh Police also be based on performance evaluations which include the following criteria?
• Neighborhood safety (e.g., decreases in crime)
• Public confidence (decrease in incidents of known or reported police brutality and/or misconduct), in particular those involving Black/New Afrikan civilians?
2. What are the disciplinary procedures and processes for police who commit acts of brutality and misconduct?
3. Is there not a public process for identifying police officers who have repeatedly been accused of involvement in acts of police-brutality and misconduct? At what point, will an officer be removed (fired) from the Pittsburgh Police force?
4. Since public dollars are used to pay for out-of-court settlements against Pittsburgh Police, to what extent are Pittsburgh Police officers held accountable and personally liable (criminal and civil) for acts of brutality and/or misconduct?
5. How is compensation awarded to those who have successful claims or out-of-court settlements regarding such acts of police brutality and misconduct?
6. Why are Pittsburgh Police officers rarely charged and/or prosecuted for committing acts of brutality and misconduct, particularly against Black/New Afrikan people?
7. How are encounters between police and civilians being documented? Are they being documented according to race, gender, neighborhood and community?
The history of relationships between the Pittsburgh Police and the Black/New Afrikan communities are full of racism, contempt, brutality and bloodshed. We would appreciate an informed and detailed response to these questions and community concerns. Indeed, Black lives matter.
New Afrikan Independence Party