Dear friends of justice and accountability,
For several weeks and months now, we've been trying to convince City Council not to replace the Citizen's Police Review Board (CPRB) with new people who are likely to cooperate in the Mayor and Chief of Police's attempts to thwart the CPRB's investigation into the police repression around the G20 in Pittsburgh. Despite our best attempts, and many meetings and letters to the Mayor and Council from the Black-Political Empowerment Project, City Council and the Mayor are now planning on ramming the new nominations in on Monday. The new legislation which clarifies the nomination process still hasn't appeared on the Council web site, and City Council has refused a request to hold off until a public hearing is held so that the public will have a chance to comment.
Our last chance to convince City Council not to cooperate in this cover-up is this MONDAY, AUGUST 2 at 10am at the next City Council meeting, where they plan to (a) pass the secret legislation and (b) make the new nominations.
PLEASE SHOW UP TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON MONDAY AT 10AM AND ASK THEM TO AMEND THE LEGISLATION TO SET THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE NEW CPRB BOARD TO SEPT. 28, 2010 - THE DATE OF THE NEXT SCHEDULED CPRB MEETING. THIS WOULD ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO INTERFERENCE IN THE CURRENT INVESTIGATION OF THE G20.
This attempt to thwart the investigation and neutralize the CPRB would set a BAD PRECEDENT for future cases, including Jordan Miles and others.
A fight for one is a fight for all,
--Pete Shell, Anti-Racism Committee, TMC
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, Aug 2 meeting in City Council about the Citizens Police Review Board
This might be a done deal, but who knows? From the TMC.