July 12, 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!

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 […]

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.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Black leaders press for police accountability

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Black leaders on Wednesday angrily demanded Pittsburgh City Council pass additional legislation they said would make police more accountable to the people they serve. “We want Pittsburgh to be a national leader in police accountability,” said Tim Stevens, chairman of the Black Political Empowerment Project, during a news conference before council’s meeting.

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.

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.

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: Tim Stevens, Black Political Empowerment Project, People’s Indictment of cops that beat Jordan Miles

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.

Russia Today: Cops paid after beating teen

Russia Today—“Where’s the money? Where’s the gun? Where’s the drugs?” That’s what Jordan Miles heard last January as he walked to his grandmother’s home in his Pittsburgh, PA neighborhood. Miles was only 18 at the time, and when the three men got out of their car and approached him and began questioning, he ran.

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.

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

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.

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 […]

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, […]

KDKA Video: Group Plans More Protests For Jordan Miles

KDKA—A group says they plan at least three more rallies for Jordan Miles, a teenager who was beaten by three Pittsburgh police officers. KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports.