Huey P. Newton Gun Club
Dallas, Texas, United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 5, 2014
WHAT: SECOND ARMED SELF DEFENSE PATROL THROUGH DALLAS, TX
WHERE: U.S. FEDERAL BUILDING (NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS) AND DIXON CIRCLE
1ST PATROL -- 5102 2ND AVE. DALLAS, TX 75210 (DIXON CIRCLE) AT 11:15AM;
2ND PATROL -- CORNER OF SOUTH GRIFFIN ST. AND COMMERCE ST. AT 1:15PM
(U.S. FEDERAL BUILDING)
HUEY P. NEWTON GUN CLUB AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S LIBERATION PARTY (IPLP) STATEMENT ON SECOND ARMED SELF DEFENSE PATROL IN DALLAS, TEXAS
In the past twelve years, the Dallas Police have shot and killed over seventy unarmed individuals. Those victims are primarily Black and Hispanic, as indicated by research released last week, with 2014 shootings on track to reach a record high. The Dallas Police who perpetrated these crimes against the people have sailed through a white-washed Internal Affairs and Grand Jury process, designed specifically to maintain the status quo: the murder of individuals based on race.
This deeply unjust process has resulted in zero indictments against police officers for the murder of unarmed individuals since 1973. These violent crimes will continue to occur unless the culture of violence against communities of color is ended.
Unfortunately, we see no end in sight. Therefore, on October 6, 2014 the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the Indigenous People’s Liberation Party will conduct the second of an ongoing series of armed self-defense patrols through our communities.
First, we will patrol the Dixon Circle community, where James Harper, an unarmed Black man, was shot and killed by a white officer in 2012. This shooting resulted in hundreds of people pouring into the street, only to be met with riot police armed with assault rifles and tear gas. The second segment of the patrol will march to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, located in the Earl Cabell Federal building in downtown Dallas. Here, we will hand-deliver the research released last week directly to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña.
As part of this patrol and in addition to our first set of demands we, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, in coordination with the Indigenous People’s Liberation Party, hereby issue the following set of demands for the specific purpose of p