Uhurus react to police suspensions
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08/22/08 Seán Kinane
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Two St. Petersburg Police officers were suspended Thursday for allowing their personal feelings to influence a decision to tow a truck in June.

The parked truck displayed posters supporting Javon Dawson, who had been shot and killed by a police officer a week earlier. One officer was suspended without pay for 20 days and the other for seven. Today, WMNF spoke with Nyabinga Dzinbahwe, press secretary for the Uhuru movement.

“I think what would effectively act as a deterrent for police officers in the future is if there was established this independent, community-based Police Review Board with subpoena powers. … Then you would have a way for the community to determine ... what has happened and what needs to happen to resolve that.”

Photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF (June 2008)

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Support reparations for police murder victims.

Not only did the police tow a vehicle legally parked on private property, but they used a knife to remove the posters because they "didn't like the message" and then lied about it to their supervisor. Here's more proof that the police statements about the shooting of Javon Dawson are also unreliable. The City owes reparations to the families of Javon Dawson, Jarrell Walker, Marquell McCullough and TyRon Lewis. Want to get involved in the campaign for reparations? Come to Uhuru House meetings on Sundays at 4pm. 1245 18th Ave. S. in St. Pete.

Support reparations for police murder victims.

Not only did the police tow a vehicle legally parked on private property, but they used a knife to remove the posters because they "didn't like the message" and then lied about it to their supervisor. Here's more proof that the police statements about the shooting of Javon Dawson are also unreliable. The City owes reparations to the families of Javon Dawson, Jarrell Walker, Marquell McCullough and TyRon Lewis. Want to get involved in the campaign for reparations? Come to Uhuru House meetings on Sundays at 4pm. 1245 18th Ave. S. in St. Pete.

Gun

Why does a 17 year old need to walka round with a gun? How come no one answers that uestion?