Jasiri X Addresses Pittsburgh’s Latest Episode of Police Brutality
Nigel Parry reporting for Rustbelt Radio—Featuring audio of Rev. David Thornton, Paradise Gray, Tim Stevens, Brandi Fisher, Terez Miles and Fred Dukes.
Video: Paradise Gray from 1Hood speaks at the Jordan Miles protest that served a People’s Indictment
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 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. [...]
Nigel Parry reporting for Rustbelt Radio—Featuring audio of Jordan Miles, Paradise Gray, Tim Stevens, Brandi Fisher, Walter Smolarek and Mark Osark.
Ryan Brown, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—About 90 demonstrators gathered Saturday at Pittsburgh police headquarters to repeat demands that the Allegheny County district attorney file charges against three police officers accused of beating Homewood teenager Jordan Miles.
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.
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, [...]