Lawton is turning herself in TONIGHT
AT 7:50PM at the Municipal
Building which is located at 1st Ave connected to the County
of marching from Freedom Corner to the Municipal Building, it
is suggested that all media, politicians and the general public
show up at the Municipal Building at 6:45pm to show Mrs. Lawton
that she is not alone.
are the list of demands that the "ONE
Drop all charges against Pamela Lawton immediately.
2. Suspend Officer Tatusko without pay until further investigation.
(It is crazy to arrest Mrs. Lawton, who has committed no crime,
and allow Officer Eric Tatusko to remain at work carrying a gun
in the community).
3. Give cultural sensitivity training to all
officers who serve the public in our communities.
4. Better train all officers on de-escalating
5. Give the Civilian police review board more power.
6. Place Video cameras in all police cars.
7. Work with community based organizations
to deal with crime.
8. Re-establish Community orientated police.
9. Give a formal public and written apology
to the Lawton family from the City and Police Dept. top brass.
10. Pay for therapy sessions for Mrs. Lawton
and her children.
all Concerned Citizens come and Stand Up for Justice for Pamela
Lawton and family Friday October 13th at 7:00pm
in front of the Pittsburgh Municipal Court Building Downtown on
October 13th at 7:50pm Ms. Pamela Lawton is scheduled to
be finger printed and charged with disorderly conduct for screaming
for help as she and a van full of children were detained and held
at gunpoint by Officer Eric Tatusco on August 26, 2006 in the Shadyside
community of Pittsburgh. At one point during the traffic stop Officer
Tatusco turned off his radio, cocked back the slide on his weapon
and threatened to blow Mrs. Lawton's 7 year old daughter Joshalyn's
come out and join other Concerned Citizens:
Memorial Presbyterian Church
League of Young Voters
Disciples of the Village
Brotha Ash Productions
Millions More Movement
Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
Nation of Islam
The BlackWatch Movement
National Political Hip-hop Convention Pittsburgh
demand that all charges against Mrs. Lawton be dropped, and that
Officer Tatusco face criminal charges in this case.
reach out to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Kathleen Kraus the head of OMI,
Acting Chief Paul J. Donaldson and Len Bodack Chairman of the Public
Safety Services Committee and express your opinion:
Mayor's Office Room 512
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Acting Director of the Public Safely Department (OMI)
100 Grant St Room 732
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219
Chief Paul J. Donaldson
1203 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Chairman of the Public Safety Services Committee
Suite 510/Floor 5
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
leaders stand by Lawton
by Deborah M. Todd
requests, Pittsburgh police have yet to respond In response to disorderly
conduct charges and a summons requesting fingerprints from Pam Lawton,
community leaders have pledged to stand by her side during the process....read
more from The New Pittsburgh Courier
LAWTON STORY CONTINUES
Pamela Lawton was summoned by the City of Pittsburgh Police to turn
herself in before this Friday,
October 13, 2006. She is being charged with
disorderly conduct in regards to her asking for help when a Pittsburgh
Police officer drew a weapon on her 7 year-old daughter.
ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? CLICK
the original story by Deborah M. Todd
of the New Pittsburgh Courier RIGHT
Jasiri X - I wanted to personally thank every
individual that sacrificed their time and energy to stand in support
of or sister Pamela Lawton and her daughters who suffered such inhumane
treatment at the hands of the Pittsburgh Police. Contrary
to the article linked below Ms. Lawton was not only surrounded by
members of the Nation of Islam. She was surrounded and supported
by a diverse group which included members of One Hood, The Disciples
of the Village, The Black Watch Movement, The League of Young Voters,
Millions More Movement, Black Political Empowerment Project, The
Nation of Gods and Earths, JPB Inc, IDI Productions, Brotha Ash
Productions, Soul Pitt, Al Nur, Royal Tribe Music, Community Empowerment
Association, Urban Youth Action, Mental Health Association of Allegheny
County and other concerned community members that numbered far more
than 15. TO
THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE
Let us not
allow our enemies to divide us. Let us not allow time to extinguish
our passion. Let us mobilize and organize to support and defend
our communities. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said OUR UNITY
is more powerful than an atomic bomb. The Honorable Minister Louis
Farrakhan said,"All we need is the will and the unity and we
can repair what has been broken." May God bless us all to stay
on our post till the job is done.
OUT OTHER RELATED ARTICLES BY STAFF WRITER DEBORAH M. TODD FROM
THE NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER (STORY
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