Thursday, April 14, 2005

Check Out The Smerconish Column in Today's Daily News

From Today's Philadelphia Daily News:

"These neighbors were devastated. They were broken. They were angry. They didn't just lose their homes. Worse, they lost so much precious memorabilia.

I will never forget their horror stories. Just like the residents of Powelton Village before them (the horror show that ended with MOVE's murder of Police Officer James Ramp on Aug. 8, 1978) the residents of Osage Avenue had to endure a tremendous burden inflicted by the self-described "back-to-nature" group.

Garbage and rats. The blare of bullhorns. Threats of violence. Constant tension.

As Tony Allen, a former MOVE supporter told me, "The MOVE organization represents a cult of death... the group turned a quiet working-class community into a war zone complete with an aresenal of weapons and a bunker complete with firing ports.

"While you can find plenty to criticize about the actions of city officials on May 13, 1985, no one should ever forget that the crisis was instigated by a group of individuals bent upon bringing death upon themselves and the children within their care."

MOVE's Osage Avenue neighbors told me that in the weeks leading up to the confrontation, they would be awakened by the pitter-patter of footsteps on their rooftops made by MOVE members, the same people who would build the rooftop bunker that was bombed with C-4 from a helicopter."

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At 10:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eleven years after police dropped a bomb on a row house occupied by the anti-government group MOVE, a jury has ordered the city of Philadelphia and two former city officials to pay $1.5 million to a survivor and relatives of two members of the group who died in the subsequent fire.

The jury found that the city, former Police Commissioner Gregore Sambor and former Fire Commissioner William Richmond used excessive force and violated the MOVE members' constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure in the May 13, 1985 incident.

So to Tony and company who believe so much that this system is good and just- read the above statement and weep: the bombing was a violation of their rights!!!

At 8:47 PM , Blogger Tony Allen said...

Dear "Anonymous",

Do yourself a favor. Think every now and again. Could it be possible that the city could have mishandled the May, 13th 1985 incident and that MOVE was a deranged cult at the same time?

Yes, the city was wrong in how it handled things. I think you would find few people who would disagree with that statement. I have said on numerous occasions that I believe that indictments should have been handed down. Those children in the MOVE house should have been treated as the hostages that they were, not as enemy combatants.

But lets keep it real here. Who put those children in the line of fire and kept them there? Who refused to let the children out of the house when an armed confrontation was apparent? It certainly wasn't Wilson Goode or Gregore Sambor that can be blamed for that.

Those children did not have to be in that house. Execpt for Birdy none of those kids were even there with there parents. If John Africa wanted to keep those kids safe he could have sent them off to the MOVE house in Chester or at 56th Street or with any number of other MOVE properties. But he didn't. He wanted those kids to die so that he could prove some kind of point. He got his wish.

I hope that you are proud to support a group that would readily sacrifice their own children to play out the deluded fantasies of a meglomaniacal cult master.

As for me, I couldn't be happier to have abandoned JA's world of lies

At 12:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

removing comments again?

At 12:14 PM , Blogger Tony Allen said...

The only "comments" that I have removed are whole copyrighted articles. Someone posted an article from the Inquirer and I deleted it. Unlike your MOVE buddies I don't go around trying to shut people up who disagree with me

At 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

no you just set up stupid ass website to do it.

At 10:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qua? Huh? That doesn't make any sense. If you post something on here it either appears, or there is a script that appears that says "post removed by author" or "post removed by blog administrator."
In essense, you see everything that is posted or you are notified as a visitor to this blog that a post has been removed.
It's a blog, not a message board on a website. You do not have to register to post. You just post. If you have posted anything on here, you would all ready know this.
Was that comment directed at those that you are trying to recruit that might, by the most degraded of circumstances, be more gullible then you? Censorship is for facist lovers like MOVE and the IAC, and you. Don't confuse us with yourself and the rest of your zombies.


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