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Tribunal finds Philadelphia Mayor, Police Commissioner and District Attorney guilty

Dec 19, 2008


The following is the verdict released by the 26th Session of the World Tribunal on Reparations to African People held on December 13, 2008.

On this day Dec 13th, 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter [defendant], Police Commissioner [defendant], District Attorney Lynne Abraham [defendant] have been found guilty at the Philadelphia convening of the 26th session of the World Tribunal for Reparations to African People. The defendants are guilty of the crime of genocide, willfully causing and continuing conditions to bring about the destruction of African people. Defendants are guilty of related charges conspiracy to commit genocide and failure to assist genocide victims.

Defendant Michael Nutter sentenced to the following:

It is ordered that defendant:

1. Recognize the African Community Controlled Investigation and Review Board with the power to hire and fire Philadelphia Police Department and City of Philadelphia staff and administration as well as subpoena power.

2. Pay reparations to the poor and oppressed African community. Twenty-five percent of the $4 billion Philadelphia budget, which is currently being spent on the public policy of police containment and criminalization of the African community, must be turned over to the African community for the purpose of economic development. Such development would include but would not be limited to:

a. Developing the Philadelphia public schools to serve the interests of African students

b. Allocate resources to provide free and genuine healthcare for the African community

c. Payback to Africans forced from their homes by parasitic city taxes and anti-African bank loans

d. Payback to all victims and families of victims of police terror, intimidation and violence. Of special importance to the court are the recent assassinations, government sponsored homicide of these beloved Africans:

i. Shareef Lee Jones, murdered by PPD on August 24, 2008

ii. Daniel Giddings, murdered by PPD on September 23, 2008

iii. Michael “Butchie” Johnston, murdered by PPD in October, 2008

iv. Lamont Norman, murdered by PPD in November, 2008

Defendant Charles Ramsey sentenced to the following:

It is ordered that the defendant:

1. Immediately make public the name, rank, badge number and district of any police officer who is accused of violating the rights and physical safety of any African in the City of Philadelphia. Such violations include shootings, beatings, unjust arrests and verbal harassment by police officer of African people. The identity must be revealed within 24 hours of the time at which the charge was filed with the Community Controlled Investigation Board.

2. Immediately end the anti-democratic, anti-African Stop and Frisk Program

Defendant Lynne Abraham sentenced to the following:

It is ordered that the defendant:

1. Release all Africans currently held and locked down in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania prisons.

2. Immediately arrest and incarceration all police who have violated the rights and physical safety of any African.

3. Immediately call for the death penalty for all police officers who have murdered African people.

 

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