CONCERNED BLACK LAWYERS to Hold Panel Addressing Police Brutality-Tonight
In the wake of recent events several local African American lawyers have formed an organization called CONCERNED BLACK LAWYERS to address police brutality and other alarming issues in Philadelphia's African American Community. The group will be holding a panel tonight on the issue:
Date and Time: May 22, 2008 – 7p.m. – 9p.m.
Location: First African Baptist Church – 16th & Christian Streets, Phila., Pa.
Contact: Damon K. Roberts, Esq. – 267-972-2451
Recently, after the firing of four Philadelphia police officers accused of brutality, Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter proclaimed: "I think this represents a new day in the Philadelphia Police Department and how we deal with these kinds of situations." - Philadelphia Daily News May 20, 2008.
CONCERNED BLACK LAWYERS will host a panel discussion to address:
Is it a new day in Philadelphia police brutality or is it more of the same ol' same ol'?"
INVITED PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Philadelphia Police Chief CHARLES RAMSEY
Civil Rights Attorney ISAAC H. GREEN
Civil Rights Attorney ADRIAN MOODY
Criminal Attorney KEVIN MINCEY – Mincey, Battle & McGahee, LLP
Former Chief Deputy City Sol., Civil Rights Division CARLTON JOHNSON
JERRY MONDESIRE – President, Philadelphia Chapter of NAACP
KENYATTA JOHNSON – Democratic Nominee for State Representative for the
REVERAND TERRENCE GRIFFITH – First African Baptist Church
MICHAEL COARD, ESQUIRE – The Law Offices of Michael Coard
WILLIAM JOHNSON- Ex. Dir. Police Advisory Commission
Former candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney, SETH WILLIAMS,
ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Contact for more information
Demetrius J. Parrish, Jr., Esq.
1616 Walnut Street, Ste. 700
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
(215) 827-5420 (fax)