FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2015
ARM UP FOR SELF DEFENSE — NATIONAL DAY OF ARMED CIVILIAN PATROLS
The Huey P. Newton Gun Club seeks to inform the international community and have them recognize the oppressive conditions that exist in every black, brown, and poor white community across the United States of America. As we attempt to organize and galvanize for mere survival on a daily basis, we are being shot down by malicious police agencies who have sworn to protect and serve the public, but have instead forsaken their oath. These police agencies protect the interests of the ruling class, much as they did in past with slave patrols in the South and strike breakers in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Police Terrorism, along with ill-advised and racist grand-juries across America, have failed to indict officers for murder even in circumstances where overwhelming evidence has existed to suggest an indictment would be appropriate. The emergence of The Huey P. Newton Gun Club has prompted black people specifically, and others generally, to take up arms for self-defense in response to these atrocities. The families of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and John Crawford III, all exemplify the pain of thousands of victims of state-sponsored police murder without the due process of law; otherwise known as being killed extra-judicially.
In the tradition of revolutionary spirit, The Huey P. Newton Gun Club will not be idle during this most delicate time in history. The people of the World and the United States specifically, demand that we seize the moment where the issue of police terrorism is common among the masses. We are in agreement with the demonstrators in Ferguson, New York City, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and others cities that have taken to the streets in recent months to voice their outrage at an unjust system.
We realize that ongoing oppressive conditions breed the necessity of people to free themselves from the yoke of state oppression. Effective immediately, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club hereby mandates a national day of action, to include civilian patrols in every major city across the United States, including armed self-defense patrols where legal.
As a show of unity and solidarity with people across the United States, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club will organize and participate in a national day of action known as “Arm Up for Self-Defense” on March 16, 2015. All local police departments and/or federal buildings around the country are appropriate sites for these demonstrations. Also, we request large purchases of survival equipment, supplies, and tools necessary to be used for self-defense purposes on this day. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is not promoting violence, but rather unity and cohesion amongst groups across the country with one goal in mind,
THIS STOPS TODAY. WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF THE PEOPLE!!