by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
The Freedom Party and United African Movement will sponsor an interim political convention on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in honor of Hon. Marcus Garvey at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. Specific information will be released on this Wednesday evening at the UAM weekly forum at 7:00 p.m. at the same address.
The Black community is beset with myriad problems. All “freedom fighters” are invited to attend this historic convention. The death of Eric Garner is at the top of the list because the actions of the New York Police Department were directed at a class; namely, descendants of enslaved Africans and persons of African ancestry. Thus, this is a class action.
Curiously, the New York Police Department has arrested the videographer, Ramsey Orta, before the NYPD has arrested its officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who illegally choked Eric Garner to death. Probable cause for the arrest of the rogue cop preceded the arrest of the videographer. New York City’s medical examiner had earlier found the manner of death as “homicide.”
Supporters of the videographer should have placed him in “protective custody.” This is the same approach that I employed for Moses Stewart, the father of the late Yusuf Hawkins who was lynched by a white mob in Bensonhurst in 1989. United African Movement was in the vanguard of this struggle. Joseph Fama is still serving a 33 years to life sentence.
The ransom for the videographer is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars. This money should be raised at or before the Black political convention on August 16. Details will be discussed tonight at UAM’s weekly forum. This same approach was used for the “Central Park 7” in 1989. This allowed these young men to be “free” before the kangaroo trials.
Bro. Leroy Baylor of WHCR-FM in Harlem will also update the audience tonight on the status of his role as host of the “Communicators” and any future plans for struggle. Runoko Rashidi will be tonight’s guest speaker. He will link Mexico to Africa. Rashidi is a well-recognized lecturer and researcher internationally.
Free Ramsey Orta Now! Hey New York Have You Heard? This is not Johannesburg!
All Roads Lead to Philadelphia
In 1995, all roads led to Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal. This was the rallying cry of the United African Movement as it became active in the vanguard of the struggle to “Free Mumia.” The Fraternal Order of Police had declared war on all freedom-loving Blacks. Mumia was its poster child.
Today, the murder of Eric Garner has reversed the rallying cry. All roads will lead to Philadelphia for the United African Movement to stage a mini-political convention on this Friday and to reload for the release of Ramsey Orta from an “indoctrination center.” The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association is holding him hostage to undermine the investigation and prosecution of Daniel Pantaleo et. al. for fatally choking Eric Garner on Staten Island.
Blacks in New York and elsewhere will assemble in Philadelphia on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the African American Museum, 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 to strategize for the immediate release of Mumia Abu-Jamal from a prison in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for the immediate release of Ramsey Orta from an “indoctrination center” in New York. Purchase cheap bus ticket to Philadelphia.
Members of the New York Police Department wrongfully arrested Orta to compromise the investigation into the death of Eric Garner and the prosecution of the rogue members of the New York Police Department. Orta was the videographer who filmed this fatal attack on Eric Garner. At best, the NYPD will impeach his testimony and, at worst, the NYPD will seize his mind.
Plans will be made in Philadelphia for the Black community in the tri-state area and elsewhere to secure the funds to defray his “ransom.” This will be a variation of the model used by the United African Movement in 1989 to secure the release of the “Central Park 7” from pre-trial detention.
The Freedom Party (917-947-8994) will open its doors at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 to start collecting funds. If George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin in cold-blood, were being held in a prison, I can assure you that whites would start forming a line immediately upon the reading of this announcement.
I will be appearing on the “Carl Nelson Show” today to discuss Eric Garner and the false arrest of Ramsey Orta, the person who took the video of the fatal attack on Eric Garner. The video went global.
Orta is being held at an “undisclosed” location for a ransom of Seventy-five Thousand Dollars while the Fourth Estate is preparing to send Blacks on another “wild goose chase.” Orta’s video recording far exceeds any “silver rights” march. Blacks must not be fooled again.
The “Carl Nelson Show” is aired from Washington, DC on WOL-AM (1450) radio at 5:00 p.m. and over the internet at www.woldcnews.com. I will be appearing on his show today, August 7, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and I will be returning to the “Carl Nelson Show” next Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.