The Greater Beltway Coalition
Suspect In Officer's Killing Dies In Jail
(Prince George’s County – June 30, 2008) - A major incident has occurred in Prince George’s County and Members of the Greater Beltway Coalition are questioning the leadership and relevance of the current NAACP branch. We are not an NAACP branch but are currently seeking an additional branch in Prince George’s County.
Given the events of the last few days involving the unfortunate death of a Prince George’s County Police officer in the line of duty and the mysterious death of one of the suspects arrested for that killing, and who died while in police custody, the 178 at-large members of the NAACP are again asking “Where is the leadership of the current Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP?” We have yet to hear from that organization on any aspect of this incident. The failure of the current NAACP branch to adequately address either the county’s crime issues in general or to call for a speedy and thorough investigation into the unexplained death of one of the suspects in the County Correctional Facility, calls into question its leadership and its relevance.
It is obvious the residents of Prince George’s County are not well served by the current NAACP Branch and they deserve another one--one that is more in touch with the issues of the day and more importantly, one that is more responsive when dealing with hot-topic issues such as crime, education, economics, and public policy affecting Prince George's County.
A new NAACP Branch is necessary in order to help the citizens of Prince George’s County address the many issues we face today and most definitely issues of crime and punishment.
For more information, please contact Zalee Harris at 301.894.0750 or Jerry McLaurin at 240.882.1454 – both of the Greater Beltway Coalition.
You may also contact us on our web site: www.greaterbeltwaycoalition.org for a membership application or if you have any additional questions.
TGR: The People’s Plan to Dramatically Reduce Crime in Baltimore City : Children 1st Movement : Tyrone Powers, Ph.D., Executive Director : Leslie Parker Blyther, Director : Louis Hopson, Contributor
CHILDREN 1st MOVEMENT
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X
All children in this country have the right to an education that enables them to learn and achieve at the highest level possible. This is a Human Right. To actualize this right, and therefore each child's potential, specific opportunities and support mechanisms or "Common Characteristics" must be present. No one characteristic is more important than another. All are required to provide the structure for ultimate student achievement and success.
The Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) must increase the educational options for all students. Parents must be empowered to become advocates for their children. BCPSS must provide an education that enables all students to make successful transitions to adulthood and to become vital contributors to their communities and to the world community.
We, as concerned citizens in Baltimore, are totally dedicated to assuring that our children receive what is rightfully theirs. Read in Full >>
Baltimore: TOWN HALL Meeting On RACE: From Ferguson to Baltimore Held; Follow-up is being planned, 10.1.14
Prompted by the series of killings of unarmed black males across America, an incredible array of people turned-out last night at the Town Hall forum to discuss race and policing. At present, the comments are being reviewed for a formal presentation. Follow-up is being planned. FMI, call Bmorenews.com at 443.858.2684. Stay-tuned, meanwhile, to www.bmorenews.com
, the news before the news. Read in Full >>
The Black Male's Rules of Engagement with Law Enforcement: Guest Editorial by Attorney Russell A. Neverdon, Sr.: RULE #1: "SURVIVE THE ENCOUNTER!"
: #1. Survive the encounter.
A. Make sure, if possible, your stop is in an open and public area or at least well-lit.
B. Make sure hands can be seen at all times and move them slowly if following any commands.
C. Speak slowly and communicate all actions.
D. Maintain a calm demeanor and follow the directions. Ask questions later. Read in Full >>
TOWN HALL Meeting On RACE: From Ferguson to Baltimore :: 9.30.13 :: The Lord's Church, 5010 PArk Heights Avenue :: FMI, call Bmorenews.com at 4443.858.2684.
Special Thanks: A Million Moms United, Crying Mothers' March, Save Our Youth Movement, City Revival Ministries, Dr. Tyrone Powers, Melissa Bagley, Elder C D Witherspoon , and WEAA's "Keep It Moving" Host Marsha Reeves-Jews. Casey Jenkins, Sarah Criscimagna Hemminger, Dr. Patricia Newton, Louis H. Hopson and Dr. Phil Leaf will also be joining us. Read in Full >>