November 23, 2014

Video: MLK Day Rally & March in Homewood for Justice for Jordan Miles

[contentblock id=1] Share this direct link to the clip: http://www.livestream.com/occupypittsburgh/video?clipId=pla_6f7914d2-8266-4d5b-b6c8-b4fe3b1faf4d NOTE: Due to problems with the livestream internet connection, the amazing performances by Vanessa German and Jasiri X were interrupted several times. Don Carpenter’s recording of these performances has decent, unbroken audio, so you don’t have to miss it!

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jordan Miles case not defining moment for Civil Rights Section, says U.S. Attorney Hickton

‘I hope our civil rights effort will not be judged by one case’ Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A year ago last week, the region’s new top federal prosecutor tasked a team of five attorneys with pursuing civil rights violations.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: City police must divulge more details about cases

Council measure stems from teen’s 2010 encounter Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—After 18 months of debate, including one meeting at which the police union president performed a pat-down on the city’s top legislator, Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring the police department to share more information about stop-and-frisk encounters and other hot-button […]

POSTPONED: Sat, July 23rd: “Joshua” March around the Courthouse with Churches

NOTE: The July 23rd rally has been postponed due to a high Heat Index and a large amount of elderly and young participants. Download the flyer here: http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110723-APA-Joshua-Churches.jpg Please join the Alliance for Police Accountability and several religious congregations as we symbolically tear down the walls of injustice and demand justice for Jordan Miles: Saturday, […]

THIS WED: Prevent future Jordan Miles incidents! Support Police Accountability Bill #2010-0234

Bill 2010-0234 WILL IMPROVE COMMUNITY-POLICE RELATIONS Support the ‘Police Reporting and Accountability Bill’ #2010-0234 Attend the June 22nd City Council Standing Committee Meeting [City County Building - 414 Grant Street - @ 10am]! Councilman Burgess will be reintroducing the Bill 2010-0234. City residents may make a public comment up to 3 minutes in length. Sign […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Group gives DA petitions seeking charges in police beating

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Alliance for Police Accountability delivered more than 1,000 signatures to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office this morning, again urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles.

WPXI: Members Rally Against Pittsburgh Police

WPXI—Members of the Alliance for Police Accountability rallied outside Pittsburgh police headquarters on the north side Saturday.

Raw footage: Justice for Jordan Miles Emergency Protest #2, Police HQ, 14 May 2011

Nigel Parry for Pittsburgh Indymedia—Raw Flipcam footage from the second emergency protest for Justice for Jordan Miles, called by the Alliance for Police Accountability. The footage (released as Creative Commons-Non-Commercial-Attribution) was shot near and in front of Police Headquarters in the Northside of Pittsburgh, on May 14th, 2011, from just after 1pm onwards.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: NAACP wants city officers prosecuted for Jordan Miles beating

Tony LaRussa, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The head of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP yesterday said the organization is unified with other black organizations that are calling for the firing and prosecution of three Pittsburgh police officers they say beat a Homewood teenager. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is outraged over news of […]

Coming Emergency Protests for Jordan Miles: May 14th, May 21th, May 28th (includes flyer)

Download a PDF version of the flyer (200K)   Join Us In These Crucial Protests to Demand:   Fire the three officers! Prosecute Richard Ewing, David Sisak, and Michael Saldutte! Release the OMI internal report on the beating to the public!     Sat, May 14, 1pm – Police Headquarters in the Northside, 1203 Western […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Justice Dept.’s decision in Jordan Miles case increases distrust

What will mend rift between police and community? Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The news that the Department of Justice wouldn’t file charges against three Pittsburgh police officers accused of using excessive force against a Homewood teenager was disappointing for the teen and his family. But for the community affected by it, the decision has served […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Protesters want Pittsburgh officers fired

Margaret Harding, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The three police officers accused in the beating of a Homewood teen won’t face federal charges and are free to return to work. But the saga isn’t over.

Post-Gazette: Rally protests outcome of Jordan Miles investigation

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—More than 100 people rallied outside the City-County Building this afternoon to protest the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to not file civil rights charges against three city officers involved in the Jordan Miles case.

Group to protest student’s beating in Pittsburgh

Associated Press—A community group plans to protest after investigations by the Justice Department and the city of Pittsburgh couldn’t prove three officers broke the law or department regulations when they beat a black arts student last year.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: No fed charges in Jordan Miles’ beating

Bobby Kerlik, Jill King Greenwood, Michael Hasch, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—After more than a year of investigating, federal officials said on Wednesday they do not have enough evidence to charge three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager during an arrest near his home.

Press release: Community Alliance to Protest Justice Dept. Decision in Jordan Miles Case

ALLIANCE FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY PRESS RELEASE – May 5, 2011 – PLEASE ANNOUNCE Media Contacts: Brandi Fisher, 412.628.5849, bsfish27@aol.com Pete Shell, 412.422.7435, pshell1@earthlink.net Community Alliance to Protest Justice Dept. Decision in Jordan Miles Case Press Conference Will be Held to Announce Next Steps in Campaign for Justice Pittsburgh, PA – Upset by the announcement by […]

No Federal Charges Against Police In Miles’ Case

WDUQ—The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to file charges against Pittsburgh Police Officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing in the January 2010 beating of 18 year old Jordan Miles of Homewood, an honors student at Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts High School.

Alliance for Police Accountability Response to the Department of Justice’s Refusal to Press Charges on Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte, and David Sisak

STATEMENT: Pittsburgh, 4 May 2011—The Alliance for Police Accountability condemns in the strongest possible terms the Depart of Justice’s recent announcement that no federal charges will be pressed against Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte, or David Sisak in the beating of Jordan Miles. The claim that “the evidence was insufficient to prove a federal civil rights […]

Community wages final battle for police accountability

Rebecca Nutall, New Pittsburgh Courier—In the wake of the alleged beating of former CAPA High School student Jordan Miles by three police officers, community activists and concerned citizens sprang into action to ensure similar incidents wouldn’t occur again. After one year, several pieces of legislation, aimed at police accountability, have been passed by city council.

Podcast: Jordan Miles Controversy Affects Police/Community Relations

WDUQ—Many in the African American community think police were the ones breaking the law in January, 2010 when they beat and arrested Jordan Miles in Homewood. There are allegations of racial profiling and excessive force.