Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Michael Africa Sr Denied Parole For A 7th Time

Ona Move 

We just received word this morning that our brother Michael Davis Africa was denied parole for a record seventh time. What is more outrageous is the fact that Michael was given a five year hit by The Pa Parole Board. Since 2008 Move Members have been consistently denied parole for being nothing more than committed Move Members. At Different hearings over the years different members were given one year hits, two year hits,the longest hit being three years for Janet Africa until today when Michael Sr was given  a five year hit by The Pa Parole Board.

The Parole Board cited these reasons for Michael's denial

(1) Failure to show motivation for parole

(2)  Risk to the safety of the community .

(3) Negative recommendation made by the Prosecuting Attorney

(4)  Failure to show remorse 

(5) Failure to take responsibility for the crime committed .

The Parole has stated that Michael is a risk to the community at large yet the request of the community to have Michael paroled was ignored by The Parole Board.  Michael like other committed Move Members will not take responsibility for a crime he and other Move Members are innocent of. The District Attorney of Philadelphia Seth Williams again was only eleven years old when The Move 9 was arrested on August 8th 1978 and is doing this under the orders of The Fraternal Order Of Police.

Today's denial of Parole for Michael and the five year hit  is a result of the massive protest that you see going on this very day in regards to police brutality and the murder of our children. 36 years ago The Move Organization was speaking out and demonstrating against this same exact thing that is going on today and for this The Move 9 were unjustly jailed. The Parole Board is working in conjunction with The police and this System and it's officials to keep Michael and other committed Move Members in prison. The issue of police brutality and murder is over all of America 's door steps today.

This system and it's officials are working to keep innocent people in prison. People who have fought against this injustice are now being punished with five year parole denials because this system and it's officials are being exposed on a worldwide level and our freedom fighters in prison are being made to suffer out of retaliation for doing nothing more than speaking the truth for so many years. This isn't about Justice because if this system was about Justice then The guilty cops that killed Eric Garner would be in jail. The guilty cop that killed Akai Gurley would be in jail. The guilty cops that killed Move People on May 13th 1985 would be in jail not the people that demonstrated against this same thing 36 years ago. This Fight Is Far From Over There Will Be More Info To Soon Follow.

Ona Move 
Orie, Mona, Illy , Margie, Ann, And Patrice.

For More Info People Can Go To 

Move 9 Parole Blogspot .Com

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

The PA Parole Board War Against the Move 9 & #blacklivesmatter

On The Move!!!

On November, 12th I had a parole hearing, my 7th since becoming eligible in 2008. The latest hearing was presided over by Parole Board Members Gray and Shultz. Gray was in Harrisburg,
conducting her interview via T.V. Monitor, and kicked off the hearing by asking me what happened
the day of the offense.

I told them what happened on 8/8/78 occurred because in March 1976 police came out to Headquarters attacking Move People. They attacked Janine, knocking her infant son from her her arms and stomped on the baby crushing his skull. Move people went to the authorities demanding
attention to that heinous crime and received no response. The D.A. (Ed Rendell) was contacted and
he flatly refused to investigate. The police, as usual, lied. Denying that the incident never occurred when contacted by the local press.

Finally, Move invited Philadelphia city council members to our house to view the lifeless form of Life Africa, Janine and Phil's murdered son. The city's response to this news report, as well as the ensuing call for an investigation by those city council members, was not to respond at all. Absolute silence from officials who take every opportunity to castigate any incident even remotely connected to The Move Organization and nothing more from the mainstream press who has always acted in concert with racist city officials.

So we held a demonstration at our Headquarters to expose what had happened to the public-- what city officials were trying their best to cover up. However, rather than heed their own city officials' call for an independent outside review into the murder, Philadelphia city officials forced a standoff, eventually sending 500-600 more of those same crazy cops to further attack us. Firing in huge amounts of water, tear gas, smoke and bullets in the basement where they knew we all were.

Gray's only comment was that it was clear to her that I was sticking to my version and said she had nothing further she wanted to ask. Shultz then asked her only question of the hearing. She asked who was responsible for the incident. I said city officials and the cops. We didn't assault their women and children. They came to our house doing these things. We were all in the basement of the house 6 feet below street level nearly drowning from all of the water being pumped in by fireman and blinded by tear gas and smoke shot in by the cops. The cop that was killed was facing our Headquarters when struck by a bullet that hit from behind traveling on a downward trajectory. This was impossible for any of us to have fired even if you believe we had guns, which we did not.

Our only goal in doing what we did was to bring attention to the injustice being meted out to the Move Organization by Philly cops at the direction of city officials. We simply asked that our family stop being assaulted and murdered by those city cops and because they refused our requests. We had a demonstration to publicize our plight directly to the people. Just as you see being done in the cases of Ferguson, Missouri, with Oscar Grant in Oakland, and many other cities. Until these incidents were exposed to the people by the people, forcing media attention and calls for Justice, only then was there a semblance of an official investigation. Well, that is all that Move did 37 years ago.

Shultz said she had nothing further to ask and the hearing was over. Needless to say, their not even bothering to ask any routine questions about a home plan, job plan, or anything else related to life outside of prison, is always a clear indication that they never intend to consider release. The entire hearing didn't last more than a couple of minutes. So now I await the official response of what they've made crystal clear in the past six parole hearings. They intend to finish the job that Philly officials, their Storm Trooper Cops, their Racist Judges and biased press started decades earlier.

Michael (Davis) Africa, Sr.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Eddie Africa Denied Parole Enough Is Enough

Ona Move 

We found out Today that for a record seventh time now our Brother Eddie Africa was denied parole by the Pa Parole Board. As usual The Parole Board stated the issue of 
Eddie not showing remorse for a crime that he and other Move Members are innocent of.
They stated the fact that Eddie did not take responsibility for a crime that he and other Move Members are innocent of. At this point the nature of the crime is not the issue because you can look no further than the late Trial Judge Edwin Malmed  who the day 
After giving Move Members 30-100 years in prison stated that he had the faintest idea
Who murdered Officer James Ramp was sending Move Members to prison based on 
The fact that they are Move Members and not for the murder of Officer James Ramp.

This system and it's officials say that it's time for Move People to Move Past The Bombing 
and murder of Move Members on May 13th 1985 but this system and it's parole board has not applied this to August 1978 and the murder of Officer James Ramp which they are using as an excuse to keep committed Move Members in prison. The Parole Board took almost two months to deliver a decision that was already made by The Fraternal Order of Police and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and dictated to newly appointed Parole Board Chairman Lloyd White a former Police Officer Himself . All of these parties are working together to ensure that The Move 9 remain in prison for life. Even The Warden of SCI Mahanoy where Eddie is at gave him a negative recommendation for parole.

People should be outraged by this people who stood up and fought for all of life to be free are being unjustly imprisoned while the people that killed Michael Brown, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, 11 Move Members from 1985, all walk the street . When do you say Enough is Enough we are fed up and you should be too. We want people to continue calling The Parole Board and continue questioning them about the unjust imprisonment of The Move 9.
The Parole Board can be reached at (717) 772-4343 call these misfits and let your voices be heard about the issue of The Move 9 being held hostage in Pa Prisons.

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

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