Black Poetry : Pittsbugh online newspaper

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After you told me about the shooting I went to the Pittsbugh online newspaper. Its scary to find out this man was killed on Penn ave. I mentioned Penn Ave in my poem without having a clue of this shooting victim. I'm from Michigan. Here's a brief press release:

    Three Pittsburgh police officers followed proper procedure in the shooting death of an armed Garfield man who had led them on a high-speed chase through his neighborhood, city police officials said Tuesday.

    "We are still very much in the middle of this investigation, but I see no evidence that the officers did anything wrong," Assistant Chief William Mullen said.

    Two of 12 bullets fired by the officers struck James B. Lewis, 36, in the back of the head, killing him as he sat in his Plymouth Sundance in the 5300 block of Penn Avenue about 8 p.m. Monday.
     
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    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I’m gonna have to make a pilgrimage to Pen ave
    And save ourselves from another Peloponnesian war ?
    I’m like a phoenix bird taking away a plague from philistines
    And teaching phrenology to the pirates so they can get the picture


    See "P words for Police & Politicians" for further details
     
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    Dre,

    When I read your post your mentioning Penn Ave raised an eyebrow. Go figure!..........
    This sort of thing has been going on here for YEARS! and each time after time after time.........it's justifiable police force. KKK members can just join the police force and be given the authority to murder who they hate. Such a sad thing. The black man has so much up against him.

    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
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    Dre.....

    When I read Pen Av in your poem, thats the same thing I thought.
    I grew up in Garfield. In the last 4 years the Pittsburgh Police have killed at least 5 Black Men and all were released on justifiable homicide. The policeman who killed one man was given
    a medal and a raise. He was believed to be in the order of a group known as the Blue Knights....I don't think I need to tell you what that means. The Policemen who choked to death Johnny Gammage also got off, that was downright murder, and one of men was thought to be responsible for killing his girlfriend 1 or 2 years earlier. Dre they are gettin away with this all over the country.....its sad and unfortunate and I think with this new law of racial profiling it will bring about the perfect scenerio for justifying homicide.

    Gives to thought this poem I wrote......


    ASSUME A POSITION


    BLACK MAN UNDER FIRE
    ENEMY OF THE STATE
    BRANDED AND FOLLOWED
    SEARCH AND LOCATE
    PROJECT ERADICATE
    CIVIL RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED
    SIMPLISTICALLY IGNORED
    MODERN DAY COLLAR
    WITHOUT THE CHAINS
    ASSUME A POSITION
    BLACK MAN OF FATE
    ANOTHER EXAMPLE
    OF FEAR AND HATE


    Epiphany(C)2001
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sis,

    Don't forget the woman they shot down and kill(murdered) in the Hill District a few months back and just last week the courts found the police officers acted with jusifiable police force.......she was shot in the head........seems to me there was some sort of aim there.....but they said, (many officers were present) they feared for their safety.

    My poem, War On The Black Man. Check it out. I'll repost it.
    He's trying to be DESTROYED!........... WHY?
    We better get together(UNITY) That and GOD! is our only defense.

    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
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    SADLY SAD

    as a strong black man myself
    the odds is tyght but i struggle
    everyday to keep my head

    truely the war is in our own back yard
    united in unitywith prayer:(
     
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