October 25, 2014

Podcast: Special Rustbelt Radio report on Jordan Miles (extended 24 minute version)

The feature takes a look back at the 15 months since Jordan was beaten, the recent news that the federal government are not going to prosecute the cops for civil rights violations of Miles—which the Mayor and Police Chief are trying to spin as a blanket pardon. Listen to speakers including Tim Stevens, Paradise Gray, […]

WTAE Video: Feds Say No Charges For Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen

Jordan Miles Was Arrested By Undercover Officers In Homewood, Cleared By Judge [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110504-wtae-jordan-and-mother.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—After a long investigation, there will be no charges against Pittsburgh police officers who made the violent street arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles.

Misplaced outrage by police union

Observer-Reporter (Washington and Greene Counties)—Labor unions arose in this country for good reasons, chief among them the need to counter the tactics of predatory employers as the nation entered the industrial age.

Faker Claims No Union Support For Cops In Jordan Miles Beating

WTAE—Top officials with the Pittsburgh police officers’ union said a fake statement was sent to local media on Monday, alleging that the union no longer stands behind three cops who are the subject of a nearly yearlong investigation of the beating of Jordan Miles.

Pittsburgh FOP Criticized For Comments

Andy Sheehan, KDKA—The Fraternal Order of Police says the Jordan Miles incident has made officers more apprehensive – less willing to arrest those carrying illegal guns.

Pay Daze

Chris Young, Pittsburgh City Paper—Thanks to an agreement worked out between the city and the police union, three officers under investigation for allegedly beating a Homewood teen are getting paid overtime without ever setting foot on the streets or buckling into a patrol car — and that may continue for a while.

Turmoil, crime stress Highland Park police zone

Jill King Greenwood, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—When Pittsburgh police swear in 36 new officers next week, the beleaguered Highland Park station hopes to get more than a few of the recruits.

Officers In Miles Case Receive Additional Pay

KDKA—KDKA-TV has learned the three officers under investigation after the hospitalization of CAPA High School student Jordan Miles are now receiving payments in addition to their basic pay as the investigation continues.

Upon Further Review

Charlie Deitch, City Paper—“Piece of junk!” Beth Pittinger hisses at her Hewlett-Packard computer through clenched teeth.

FBI gets Homewood teen’s DNA for beating probe

Jill King Greenwood and Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The FBI this week took a DNA sample from Jordan Miles to compare to hair and braids found on a Homewood sidewalk as part of an investigation into his allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him, the teenager’s mother said Thursday.

Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade leaves ‘em smiling

Rick Wills/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Rain and a threat of floods did not put a damper on Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday.

Police Show Support For Officers In Alleged CAPA Beating Case

WTAE—On Jan. 12, a Creative And Performing Arts High School student was involved in an altercation with police in Homewood.

Pittsburgh police to march for accused officers

Jill King Greenwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Pittsburgh police officers planned to don green shirts to march in today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to publicly declare their support for three officers accused of beating a Homewood teen.

Thousands throng Downtown for parade

Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Winter’s white gave through to St. Patrick’s green today as thousands lined the streets of Pittsburgh for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Pittsburgh police plan show of support for accused officers

Margaret Harding, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Pittsburgh police plan to use tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to show support for three officers accused of beating a Pittsburgh teen.

Attorney: Beaten CAPA student passed lie detector test

Jill King Greenwood, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—An honors student who says three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during an arrest outside his Homewood home took a polygraph test yesterday administered by the FBI and “passed with flying colors,” his attorney said.

Cartoon takes a beating

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blog—Editorial cartoons are meant to be provocative. They are intended to make people uncomfortable, especially those who abuse power. On Wednesday I drew a cartoon about the beating of a black teenager, Jordan Miles, by three white policeman.

3 officers accused in beating suspended with pay

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Three city police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager during his arrest last month were suspended with pay Monday — a move the police union said it plans to fight and that the teen’s mother said does not go far enough.

NAACP calls for firing of city officers in beating of high school student

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The NAACP Wednesday called for the firing of three police officers it says beat a high school student who was guilty only of “walking while black” in Homewood.

FBI looking into CAPA student’s police beating claim

Rich Lord, Sadie Gurman and Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The chief counsel for the Pittsburgh office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation this afternoon confirmed that agents are looking into allegations that city police officers brutally beat an 18-year-old CAPA student earlier this month.