July 22, 2014

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “The Gammage Project: from Jonny to Jordan, what’s changed?”

WHERE: Charity Randall Theatre, in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave. WHEN: January 23, 7:00 PM WHO: David Harris, Elizabeth Pittinger, Tim Stevens, Wayne Babish, and Attilio Favorini Sorry: Audio degrades due to buzz towards end of broadcast. Pittsburgh, PA, January 17, 2012 – “The Gammage Project: From Jonny to Jordan, what’s changed?” begins […]

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!

WTAE: Another Call For Charges On Cops Who Beat Jordan Miles

March To Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Planned WTAE—Two years after the violent arrest of then-high school senior Jordan Miles, a march to the Allegheny County Courthouse will be held today by groups who want action against the Pittsburgh police officers who put him in the hospital.

Another Call For Charges On Cops Who Beat Jordan Miles

March To Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Planned WTAE—Two years after the violent arrest of then-high school senior Jordan Miles, a march to the Allegheny County Courthouse will be held today by groups who want action against the Pittsburgh police officers who put him in the hospital.

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 […]

Preliminary vote on Police Reporting & Accountability Bill on Wed, Oct 5th, 2011

WE NEED YOU NOW: A COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION!!! The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), the Black & White Reunion, the Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) and the ACLU call upon all of our religious and community leaders, and interested citizens to be present in City Council Chambers on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 at 10 […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Council delays action on ‘stop-and-frisk’ bill

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Pittsburgh City Council, the city police department and community activists will have the next month to find common ground on a controversial police accountability bill that would require officers to file a report on every “stop-and-frisk” encounter with a pedestrian.

WTAE: National NAACP In Pittsburgh To Discuss Jordan Miles Case

NAACP To Meet With Allegheny County D.A. To Talk About Teen’s Beating By Police WTAE—Representatives from the national and local chapters of the NAACP will meet with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday to discuss the Jordan Miles case.

Video: Press Conference on Police Reporting & Accountability Bill, Pittsburgh City Council

Rustbelt Radio PODCAST: Update from the Justice for Jordan Miles campaign

Nigel Parry reporting for Rustbelt Radio—Featuring audio of Rev. David Thornton, Paradise Gray, Tim Stevens, Brandi Fisher, Terez Miles and Fred Dukes.

VIDEO: Petition delivered to DA Zappala’s office, County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, 3 June 2011

June 3rd, 2011 video of petition delivery by Zappala’s office features comments by Brandi Fisher, Kenneth Miller, Tim Stevens, and Terez Miles.

WTAE: ‘It’s Not Going Away’: Petition Seeks Cop Charges In Jordan Miles Case

Alliance For Police Accountability Goes To District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s Office [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110603-WTAE-petitions.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="2" autoload="false" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—A group that wants criminal charges against Pittsburgh police who were involved in Jordan Miles’ beating dropped off a petition signed by 1,000 people at District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s office Friday morning.

Pittsburgh City Paper: Activists keep pressure on Zappala in Miles case

Chris Young, Pittsburgh City Paper—Activists seeking justice in the January 2010 arrest of Jordan Miles today delivered 1,000 petitions to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, urging DA Stephen Zappala to press charges against the three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating the Homewood teen-ager.

WDUQ: Activists Want a Trial

WDUQ—The Alliance for Police Accountability, a group that started up about a year ago, delivered an estimated 1,000 signatures to Stephen Zappala, the Allegheny County District Attorney on Friday morning urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles. Among them was Miles’ mother.

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.

Video: Brandi Fisher, second speech at People’s Indictment on 28th May 2011, when cops turned up

On May 28th, 2011, activists of the Alliance for Police Accountability, BPEP, 1Hood, members of local churches, and others gathered with 150 others to attach to the Allegheny Courthouse a People’s Indictment against the three officers that beat Jordan Miles. This was the fourth consecutive protest in four weeks.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Protesters demand charges in Jordan Miles case

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Protesters demanding assault charges against three Pittsburgh police officers concluded three weekend rallies this afternoon, with about 150 gathering at the Allegheny County Courthouse for a “people’s indictment.” Demonstrators shouted “guilty” and displayed a sheet listing charges — including assault, unlawful arrest and perjury — that they want District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. […]

Rustbelt Radio: Update from the frontlines of the Justice for Jordan Miles campaign

Nigel Parry reporting for Rustbelt Radio—Featuring audio of Jordan Miles, Paradise Gray, Tim Stevens, Brandi Fisher, Walter Smolarek and Mark Osark.

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.