When will Pennsylvania and or Philadelphia learn to obey the law?
Philadelphia Green Party Nominee Petitions Challenged, Despite Court Order of July 24 that Struck Down Challenge Procedures for Greens
Philadelphia elects city offices on November 3, 2015, including City Commissioner (not the same office as City Councilmember). The only petitioning candidate this year for City Commissioner is Glenn C. Davis, chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia. His petition has been challenged, even though on July 24, 2015, a U.S. District Court struck down Pennsylvania's challenge procedures as applied to the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties.
The U.S. District Court order in Constitution Party of Pennsylvania, et al, v Cortes, says, "It is hereby ordered that 25 P.S. 2911(b) and 25 P.S. 2937 are hereby declared unconstitutional as applied to plaintiffs." There will be state court proceedings this week on the Davis matter.
Ohio Green Party endorses Columbus Civilian Review Board Initiative
The Franklin County Green Party local of the Ohio Green Party is working with Black Lives Matter activists in circulating an initiative petition that will establish a community review board of the Columbus Police Department to investigate all citizen complaints involving excessive use of force.
The Civilian Review Board (CRB) will have subpoena power and make recommendations to city officials and police regarding policy, training, recruitment and discipline. Member of the CRB will be nominated by the neighborhood-based area commissions and approved by Columbus City Council. Statistics show that in 2011, Columbus was the second highest per capita in police shootings in the country.
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