|THESE PEOPLE SCARED THE PHILADELPHIA POLICE, |
SO THE POLICE BURNED DOWN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The MOVE 9 has been incarcerated for 32 years. 32 years ago they were punished for a taking a stand against this system. They stood against brutality, rape, racism, drugs and they stood against the destruction and exploitation of family. They stood for ALL LIFE. The struggle of living truth against power continues.The blog John Africa's Move says of MOVE:
MOVE is a religious grouping that follows the teaching of John Africa and believes:
Debbie Africa is a member of MOVE and whether or not you buy into the teachings of MOVE she deserves to be free...like you...like me.
The following is from the Denver Anarchist Black Cross.
Debbie Sims Africa
451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA
“Before we knew it water was comin through the hole where the window used to be, the wave of water sprayed thru the fire hose took u the entire width of the window and the length of the window hole, throwing 2×4 oak beams across the room slamming our big dogs up against the wall, and literally tearing the house apart from the inside, then a second wave of water came through another would be window and we were caught in a cross fire of water.All I could do was scream I was scared. Dogs and beams were flying everywhere and I cried when I saw our dogs being hurt and killed. I held tight to my baby and stayed low while the men hovered around us to protect us.When the cops started shooting I closed my eyes and just held tight to my stomach and protectively shielded them the best that I could from flying debris and planks. It was the most frightening situation I’ve ever been in.At one point I couldn’t even see the baby’s face because of the smoke bombs and tear gas thrown in the basement by the cos that was also choking me, all the while the water level was rising (we found out later during our trial from one of the lawyers appointed to represent us, that when a mixture of smoke an water are thrown together it acts as a deadly weapon and could have suffocated all of us).I personally thought we were gonna die. It was only a miracle that we didn’t die, with the way those cops were shootin at us (some shootin point blank in our faces close range), the way the firemen had water getting into the basement windows and the way they gassed us.”