AP – Posted: 09/29/2014 12:55 pm EDT Updated: 09/29/2014 12:59 pm
A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday.
Sundiata Acoli was known as Clark Edward Squire when he was convicted of the 1973 slaying of state trooper Werner Foerster during a stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Now in his mid-70s, he was denied parole most recently in 2011, but the appellate judges reversed that ruling Monday.
In a 28-page opinion, the panel wrote that the parole board ignored evidence favorable to Acoli and gave undue consideration to past events such as a probation violation that occurred decades earlier.
One of the three people in the car when it was stopped was Joanne Chesimard, who also was convicted of Foerster’s slaying, but eventually escaped to Cuba and is now known as Assata Shakur. Last year, state and federal authorities announced a $2 million reward for information leading to her capture, and the FBI made her the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorist.
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Join the African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest for our 16th Annual Africa Day Business Forum, an informative and entertaining all-day event to learn about the different business, investment, and trade opportunities between Africa and the Pacific Northwest!
The Africa Day Business Forum is an all-day event. This year’s theme is “Wake Up to the New Africa: business and investment opportunities” and will include Business Forums, Panel Discussions, Lunch, Dinner, and an Auction with local African entertainment. There will also be opportunities to hear and network with over 200 attendees from businesses, government representatives, and Africa dignitaries.
Business Forum topics include:
– Overview of US – Africa trade relations past, present and future
– Trade and investment opportunities in Africa
– Initiating bilateral trade relationships with Africa from the Pacific Northwest
– Ways to finance exporting ventures to Africa
– Regulations and restrictions of doing business in Africa
– The usefulness of the private sector in development in Africa
– Role of the transportation sector in the development of Africa
– Pacific Northwest business success stories
– Empowering women in business in Africa
– The role of information technology in Africa
– The importance of agriculture in African development
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Motif Hotel (former Red Lion Hotel)
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
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Registration Closes October 15, 2014
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All Power to the People (full version)
Lee Lew Lee, producer/director & Kristin Bell & Nico Panigutti, co-producers
Opening with a montage of four hundred years of race injustice in America, this powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the 60’s civil rights movement.
Rare clips of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, mumia abdu jamal, mutula shakur and other activists transport one back to those tumultuous times. Organized by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, the Black Panther Party embodied every major element of the civil rights movement which preceded it and inspired the black, brown, yellow, Native American and women’s power movements which followed
The party struck fear in the hearts of the “establishment” which viewed it as a terrorist group. Interviews with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, CIA officer Philip Agee, and FBI agents Wes Swearingen and Bill Turner shockingly detail a “secret domestic war” of assassination, imprisonment and torture as the weapons of repression. Yet, the documentary is not a paean to the Panthers, for while it praises their early courage and moral idealism. it exposes their collapse due to megalomania, corruption, drugs, and narcissism j edgar hoover oliver north cointelpro vietnam war contra affairs george bush kkk.
Aaron Dixon former organizer and Captain of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party speaking November 5, 2002 at Condon Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.