The Move 9
The MOVE 9 (Janine, Janet, Debbie, Merle, Chuck, Phil, Eddie, Mike, Delbert) are innocent men and women who have been in prison since August 8, 1978, following a massive police attack on their home in Powelton Village (Philadelphia). The August 8, 1978 police attack on MOVE followed years of police brutality against MOVE and was a major military operation carried out by the Philadelphia police department under orders of then mayor, Frank Rizzo, whose reputation for racism and brutality is well known. During this attack, heavy equipment was used to tear down the fence surrounding their home and cops filled their home with enough tear gas to kill them and their babies, while SWAT teams covered every possible exit. They were all in the basement of their home, where they had 10 thousand pounds of water pressure per minute directed at them from four fire department water cannons (for a total of 40 thousand pounds of water pressure per minute). After the attack, nine MOVE members were unjustly sentenced as a collective for the killing of an officer for 30-100 years, and even after serving over 30 years in prison, they have been denied by the parole board repeatly. Get involved to Free the MOVE 9! It will take a massive amount of pressure to force this rotten corrupt system to release the MOVE 9 and all political prisoners. What can you do to add to the pressure?