*****UPDATED OCT 29TH to include info on new press conference*****
New York State Parole Officers Mario Alexandre, Samuel Washington, Sheila Penister and Annette Thomas-Prince,
speak up about their lawsuit as they continue to demand justice
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM NOON
Where: Front steps of Federal U.S. District Court
300 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601
For those unfamiliar with the case, here is our original story we ran on June 2nd…
check it out and come out to show your outrage and support:
Fight The Power: I’m standing on the steps of White Plains Federal Courthouse, while four Black Parole Officers who were detained at gun point by white police in Upstate, NY, announce their lawsuit, demanding justice for being unlawful detained and having their Civil Right violated. While they are describing the events that took place I found myself asking, What part of the game is it when Black law enforcement officers have to fear being shot and killed by white cops. If black law enforcement officers can’t feel safe while doing their job in uniform, what chance do regular cats like me have. They wonder why the urban youth of America have a ‘f the police’ attitude. Its hard enough to get the urban youth to join the police department to defend our neighborhoods, when they see albeit isolated incidents like this. What gets me about this, where is the outrage from the black community. Has it gotten so bad where we just accept it as the way it is. Where are the black leaders. Where is the unity of the blacks in law enforcement for their brother and sister officers. Where is the coverage from the media? As of yet there has been no investigation, no suspensions, no demand for justice. How do we expect it to change if injustices like this continue to go unchecked? Below check out the videos of the press conference of the four NYS Parole Officers who were unlawfully held at gunpoint while on duty by white police officers in Rockland County.
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.
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Is there an update? What’s going on with the law suit? Has anyone been brought to justice? I can’t find any info on this case anywhere else, can you please us an update
Thx for checking out the site J. Hatch. Continue to check us out we will be be doing an update on the case very soon!
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