Petition for the Move 9 political prisoners

This has huge connotations and similarities with the Standing Rock and Wounded Knee occupations. Where the People who occupied /occupy property to which they actually have clear title. At Wounded Knee and a subsequent action, the FBI did a setup, THEY shot somebody who was identified BY THE FBI as an informant FOR THE FBI and the pigs assigned the death to Leonard Peltier, who is in hospice care at a federal penitentiary in Florida. He’s been in Maximum Custody since the 70s.  They did it to AIM, they did it to MOVE, if not stopped they’ll do it again and again. So I sniped this off the Black Agenda Report. Which is on the right hand panel of our homepage.

It’s a good read on a bad situation.

The Philadelphia-based MOVE family was horribly victimized by police in 1978 and 1985. The first atrocity led to the mass imprisonment of MOVE members; the second assault killed five adults and six children and burned down a city block. No cops have ever been punished, but the MOVE 9 remain in prison, and were this year once again denied parole. “They couldn’t kill us that day, so they are trying to finish the job in these prisons.”

The MOVE 9 Have been eligible for Parole since August 2008, After being in prison for 30 years. We have repeatedly been denied. In June  of this year (2016) , we were denied parole again , for a total of ten years past the time we should have been released. One of the reasons the parole board gave to justify not releasing us is that we are a threat to the safety of the community. This is not true. People are not afraid of MOVE People. Move People ain’t strangling people to death, shooting people in the back. It ain’t MOVE that killed a man in front of his fiancé and four year old child. MOVE is not drive by shooting, or terrorizing folks in the community. It’s the community who is faxing, emailing, and calling the parole board asking for our release on parole.

It is the Parole Board and D.A. John Straub who continue to deny our release for no valid reason. On August 8th 1978, hundreds of cops attacked our home at 3:00am in the morning trying to kill us. They couldn’t kill us that day, so they are trying to finish the job in these prisons but understand: John Straub and the Parole Board are not justified. MOVE did not go out to the Police’s house to do them harm. The Cops came to our house, because a judge sent them to our house to serve bench warrants for not appearing in court not for rape, murder, kidnapping or abuse but for not appearing in court for a civil matter. Understand this: hundreds of cops were sent to our home, while we were asleep, dressed in swat gear, armed with all type of weaponry, semi -automatic weapons, fire fighters, smoke bombs, tear gas, a deluge gun, a crane and a bulldozer to serve bench warrants, for a housing code violation.

It was the Police who came to Move’s premises. They came armed to the teeth and in their frenzy to kill MOVE, they killed one of their own, and condemned us for it. We are not making this up. The evidence is clear.

The whole world witnessed the attack on the MOVE house May 13th 1985, where the house was bombed into a blazing inferno, the six adults were shot and killed and the five children were shot back into the house by police as they tried to escape the burning flames where they died . These are proven Facts. During the city’s investigation hearing, it was ruled that the cops used excessive force and the killings were wrongful deaths. Those children were our children in that house that day, yet not one cop or official connected to the bombing of our family were held accountable, responsible for these deaths like the parole board is telling The MOVE 9 we have to take responsibility for a crime when the District Attorney never proved MOVE had killed a police officer.

We have no weapons charges and the judge admitted on public radio to the caller, Mumia Abu Jamal [a radio journalist at the time], that he didn’t have the faintest idea who shot the police officer. It’s a fact that world renowned forensic experts Dr. Ali Hameli and Claus Speth ruled the deaths of the children HOMICIDES in a scathing report against the city, submitted to the assistant District Attorney Joan Weimer, but the grand jury did nothing.

The Move 9 have spent almost 40 years in prison for killing a cop, with no real proof. The whole world saw the Philadelphia police murder our children and family, and they have not spent a day in prison for it. But, what is the difference in these lives? Does a MOVE child not bleed, when they are shot? Does a MOVE parent not feel pain when their baby is killed, just because they are not cops or officials? Does the murder of a MOVE child, the pain of MOVE parent, the heartache of a black person’s suffering still fall on deaf ears like the slaves who cried out when their babies, women and men were sold, killed, and whipped by slave owners? Ask yourself. Things may seem to have changed since those awful days, but the mentality is still very much existing.

Just look around and listen. Black lives (Don’t) Matter. That’s why these cops are getting away with killing Black Men, Women, and Children. That’s why The MOVE 9 are still in prison almost 40 years for killing a cop, and the cops responsible for killing 11 MOVE people, five of them children, are walking around like they are clean and without guilt. It’s the mentality that makes them feel nothing after killing people. Because to them MOVE lives (Don’t) matter. It’s time for everybody to start speaking freely in protest of all this free wheeling injustice. People must understand this necessity of speaking out now.

We are asking for people to sign The Petition we have aimed at United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that The United States Justice Dept open up an investigation into the ongoing and wrongful imprisonment of The MOVE 9. People can sign the petition at Https://causes.com/92454-free-the-move-9. Speak out with the understanding that when speaking of MOVE, you are speaking up for yourself. It can’t get better for MOVE without getting better for you.

Looking Forward To The May 2017 MOVE Conference In Philadelphia.

Editorial Note from Jonah…

The MOVE bombing was done by the Philadelphia Police using a breaching charge, they were blowing the lock off the roof access door. The resulting fire lit the whole block on fire. It was the pigs who did it, not MOVE but the Pigs managed to put the blame on MOVE.

Wilson Goode, the mayor at the time, called it “The rudest eviction notice in the history of Philadelphia.” And laughed about it. Some of the people died, all of them were dispossessed and the land given to a Fat Cat real estate developer. People died or were outright robbed at gunpoint by the Philadelphia Pig Department and the Philadelphia Pig Mayor laughed about it.

Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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