Trial of Three Pittsburgh Antifascists Enters Third Day

Actually, they are getting dressed up (I hope) for the 4th day of court, as I type this. These aren’t the kind of folks who are begging for money, but sitting on a sizable check from home. Details on the incident can be found here. I don’t know why the police aid the fascists in these kinds of situations. Maybe it’s the similarity of clothing, hairstyles, or footwear, but I fear another kind of affinity. Race ceases to be an issue for a nazi when it comes to which cop they will hide behind.

I know if you’re reading this you’re probably more destitute than me, but every little bit helps.

**We are in need of monetary donations to pay for expenses, rent, and
bills! The trial is running much longer than expected and we are all
missing work.

Please paypal us anything you can spare at
GPAC412@GMAIL.COM or e-mail us to make arrangements!**

After 2 days of hearings to address various motions brought forth by
the defense to suppress evidence and dismiss cases, we are officially
entering our trial tomorrow (Thursday November 6th).

The charges are as follows:

  • Defendant 1: 2 counts assault on a police officer, 2 counts possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray and a knife)
  • Defendant 2: 1 count assault on a police officer, 2 counts possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray and a knife)
  • Defendant 3: 1 count assault on a police officer, 1 count simple assault, 2 counts possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray and a lead pipe)

The case stems from an incident on April 19th, 2008 in Washington DC
involving a planned demonstration by the National Socialist Movement
which had to be cut short and partially canceled.

Anti-fascists from
across the region gathered to stop their march.

Various neo-Nazis and supporters were attacked, and the police made 6 arrests after an
incident in which multiple police officers and neo-Nazis were allegedly attacked with pepper spray.

Because of the huge amount of lies and false testimony all but one case involving three co-defendants has been dismissed.

The prosecution is calling multiple police officers and agents from the Department of Homeland Security as witnesses in their case.

They are accusing the defendants of being involved in the melee and assaulting officers.

If convicted, they face a maximum of 6 months in jail for each count against them.

This trial was expected to be dismissed or last one day, and is dragging out over a week.

The anti-fascists involved are in immediate need of monetary donations to help pay their rents and bills as they are losing over 5 days of pay.

We haven’t even taken into account the amount of fines and court costs we will be incurring.

If you can donate us any money to help with expenses, you can paypal us money at
GPAC412@GMAIL.COM

For a classless, free society.

Against fascism!
Greater Pittsburgh Anarchist Collective
Member of the Anti-Racist Action Network
GPAC412@GMAIL.COM

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Rascists Heart Ron Paul

You’re probably familiar with Ron Paul’s glassy-eyed campus stoners and tin-foil helmet conspiracy nuts who make up his core support. Apparently his message also speaks to the meth-cooks, child rapists, and kiddie porn ehthusiasts who like to play dress up funny cub scout uniforms, with cancer patient hairdos. They showed up in full force (which for them is a half-dozen) to show their support for their “Great White Hope” in Philadelphia last week. They seem to be pretty proud of themselves for it too.

Here are some screen shots that were posted on DC indymedia which show the financial and moral support that Ron Paul is receiving from the Daisy David Dukes and stormfront boneheads of the world:

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When the “Angry Inch” Takes a Mile

I don’t hate your SUV, I just don’t understand your obsession with these big plastic boxes. I understand why Crusaders, farmers, park rangers, professional flea marketeers, and even soccer moms need such a vehicle. The “U” is for utility, and it’s not hard to wrap your brain around that. It’s the “S” that loses me. What “sport” are you using that thing for? Not that I don’t doubt that the IOC would make gas burning or freestyle parallel parking into Olympic events. Personally, I’d rather see them used for polo or buzkashi.

Or does “sport” refer to the officially sanctioned outlet for homoeroticism, where there is nothing “abnormal” about spending hours watching and adulating sweaty musclebound millionaires grapple for cash and prizes? I guess we’ll never know.

Something else we may never know, is whether these big plastic boxes are a way for males who are insecure about the dimensions of their generative organs to be able to look at themselves in the rear-view mirror. Sure, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but the SUV as strap-on which uses seatbelts, is an easy explanation for fanaticism which surrounds these vehicles. Some guys seem ready to kill or die for their canary yellow “Hummer”. Others will jeopardize their public reputations and careers for these five-figure vibrators.

Two such obsessives are Pittsburgh Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, and Miami Police Chief, John Timoney both who have recently come under scrutiny for their irrational behaviors about playing with trucks.

Ravenstahl, used a vehicle that was bought with Homeland Security funds, to tailgate with friends, at what appears to be a mandatory field trip for City employees. I don’t know if Lukey actually lives at his North Side address, but since he grew up in the suburbs(unless Reserve Twp. is in the City), his Toby Keith fandom is a little more plausible. A City cop was almost disciplined for blowing the whistle on him. It’s serious when the spectre of police accountability is raised. Local religious judge Mullah Marybeth Buchanan has even promised to put her best agents on the case. Luke’s even invoking GW-style executive privilege in the name of “Homeland Security” (fatherland was already taken) on this one. Is this a variant of the RV from Stripes?

Size (and likely age) seem to matter to repression celebrity, police chief, and father of bumbling drug addicts and dealers, John Timoney, whose latest victims are in Miami. Timoney accepted the use of a free Lexus SUV with dealer tags, for more than a year, before buying it for $54,000. Maybe it’s just healthy hatred for the boss, but even his own officers held a symbolic (but aren’t they all?) vote of no confidence in T-$, as they apparently refer to him in Miami.

I don’t know why these two are willing to jeopardize their reputations and careers to play trucks. Only their wives and mistresses know for sure

Love Park 4: Court Reportback and Trial Date Set

On October 3rd, the Love Park 4 appeared in Philadelphia Municipal Court for their first court date. As expected – since they were just scheduled for a preliminary hearing and the courtroom was over packed as usual – not much happened. The prosecution passed some discovery to the defendants’ legal team and a trial date was set. Defendants are now scheduled for trial on December 13, 2007 in courtroom 1003 at the Criminal Justice Center in Center City Philadelphia. The Love Park 4 Defense Committee is encouraging friends, family and comrades to pack the courtroom that day to show their support and solidarity for the defendants.

Members of the Love Park 4 Defense Committee are confident that with the right resources, all of the anti-fascists arrested will be able to defeat these outrageous charges which could potentially result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines and years of jail time. The Defense Committee also reports that the defendants themselves are confident in their lawyers ability to help them beat the trumped up charges, and are currently proceeding towards trial in December with cautious optimism.

With that said, however, the Love Park 4 are still in need of your help. They do need the resources to win this legal battle and you can help right now!

Simply go to PayPal, click on the “Send Money” tab and make a donation to arastore@hotmail.com. If you wish to send funds through the mail, send a check or well concealed cash to

Heartsville Community Space
PO Box 5917
Philadelphia, PA 19137.

Make sure to note that it is for The Love Park 4 and leave room in the “To” field to add a name.

Write to philly_ara@yahoo.com to receive updates on our case and find out how else you can lend a hand. You can also visit the Support the Love Park 4 Myspace or the Love Park 4 blog for more information and background on the case.

Local Reporter Confronts Bonehead, Bonehead Runs to Police

A PG reporter describes his experience confronting a “skinhead” who was apparently abusing a young woman in public. It sounds like one the members of a local bonehead crew, which is led by a probable government informant and documented mental patient, and according to a former Squirrel Hill video store clerk, consumer of, what was described by a former punk parody band vocalist, turned realtor, “ethnic porn” (although said realtor uses “sociopathic” as his racial slur of choice). Even the other child-molesting, meth-cooks in funny uniforms, want nothing to do with them. The incident ended as most encounters with such “fearless white warriors” do, with the boneheads hiding behind the police. Or maybe he just wanted a job, that came with free, stupid, Village People/Cub Scout clothes. Not a bad idea, considering the number of government agents and snitches that make up these groups. It served them well in Philly on the 23rd.

From One People’s Project

PS-They don’t care what color the cop’s skin is when they’re scared, as seen in this photo from Valley Forge, which could be entitled “Teach Your Children Well”.

Love Park 4 Site Up and Running

Photo from philly imcThere is now a support site for the Love Park 4 defendants, who face trumped-up charges in an incident which bears many of the hallmarks of the ongoing collusion between the State and fascist groups.

Anti-Racists Face Serious Legal Battle in Philly

UPDATE AND PLEA FOR LEGAL FUNDS!

*PLEASE FORWARD*

On Monday July 23rd, four anti-fascists from the Philadelphia, PA area
were arrested at what was supposed to be a Ku Klux Klan rally in Center
City Philadelphia. Jared Schultz, Tom Keenan, Jason Robbins – all of
Philadelphia Anti-Racist Action – and Jim McGovern – of the Progressive
Labor Party – were all arrested and charged with a series of trumped up
misdemeanors in a situation that – for all practical purposes – was
straight up entrapment.

 

Rumors spread through Philadelphia starting Friday July 20th that the Ku
Klux Klan was supposed to show up for an 11AM rally on Monday at Love
Park. While anti-fascists were present in the area starting at 10:30AM, no
racists showed up for the rally until noon when two men wearing what
appeared to be neo-Nazi t-shirts showed up in the area. Anti-fascists
approached the men, confirmed they were neo-Nazis and told them to leave.
Words were exchanged between the Klansmen and the anti-fascists, and then the neo-Nazis said they were leaving. The anti-fascists then followed
behind them to make sure that they kept their promise.

 

Strangely, Civil Affairs cops remained on the other side of the park the
entire time and made no efforts to follow the group even when they were
out of their sight. The boneheads got into an SUV around the corner and
were driven away. As they attempted to drive off, conveniently blocked by
traffic, a verbal confrontation ensued with the anti-fascists lasting
several minutes before a window of the SUV was smashed. The driver – who could have flashed his badge at anytime to disperse the crowd – then
ordered Schultz, Keenan, Robbins and McGovern against the wall.

 

While the arresting officer was a Philadelphia Police Department
detective, the SUV was, according to paperwork received by the arrestees,
the vehicle of FBI Special Agent Sean Brennan, also present during the
arrests. What an FBI agent was doing escorting neo-Nazis away from the
park remains a total mystery.

 

After the arrests, all four of the anti-fascists were transported to the
9th Police Precinct where they remained for approximately 27 hours
awaiting notice of their charges and bail amounts.

 

Initially, the arrestees were informed that for some odd reason, Internal
Affairs was investigating their case and that they would be facing 10
charges – 4 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. In the end, however, all of the
felonies were dropped, leaving the arrestees with 8 misdemeanor charges of varying degrees upon being bailed out. The fact that the charges were
dropped so quickly proves just how trumped up these charges are. However
there’s still a lot at stake for The Love Park 4.

 

Currently, everyone is facing the same 8 charges – Possession of an
Instrument of Crime With Intent, Criminal Conspiracy Engaging with
Possession of Instrument of Crime with Intent, Institutional
Vandalism/Illegal Possession, Reckless Endangering Another Person,
Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Harassment – Subject Other to
Physical Contact, and Disorderly Conduct/Grading.

 

At this point, everyone is out of jail, doing fine and just taking some
time to relax for a few days before what could be a lengthy and expensive
legal ordeal. All of the defendants are scheduled for court on October
3rd, and are in the process of establishing a legal defense fund and
securing legal counsel.

 

We are confident that with the right resources, all of the anti-fascists
arrested will be able to defeat these outrageous charges which could
result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines and years of jail time

 

*But we sure can’t go it alone*

 

We need the resources to win this legal battle and you can help right now!

 

Simply go to paypal.com, click on the “send money” tab and make
a donation to cyndipitt@gmail.com. If you wish to send funds through the
mail a check or well concealed cash to

 

Heartsville Community Space
PO Box 5917
Philadelphia, PA 19137.

 

Make sure to note that it is for The Love Park 4.

 

Write to philly_ara@yahoo.com to receive updates on how you can lend a
hand. They’ll be plenty of work to do.