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Re: Antwon Rose should still be here.

From: domainremoved <Stephanie>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 19:32:06 -0400

If PA free press has asked that fired police officers not be hired by other agencies, how is it possible that this simple, common sense procedure has not been followed? Irresponsible! Stephanie Munoz

From: "paloaltofreepress" <paloaltofreepress_at_(domainremoved)
To: "Aram James" <abjpd1_at_(domainremoved)
Cc: "WILPF Peninsula Palo Alto" <wilpf.peninsula.paloalto_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:14:18 PM
Subject: Re: Antwon Rose should still be here.

Editorial: Do more to stop bad cops from being hired elsewhere
[ https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/07/09/officers-discipline/458979001/ | https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/07/09/officers-discipline/458979001/ ]

Officer Michael Rosfeld as reported in this story was fired from his previous employment

This is a growing national problem in which nearly everyone ignores. Ive been writing about this for years and not a single person other than you Aram has ever responded...Our criminal justice system requires a complete overhaul..

Case in point, the drunken PAPD officer arrested give special treatment and allowed to be unhand-cuffed to sit in a police cruiser and taken to jail by Zack Perron. He’s still employed ( Officer Eric Anthony Bulatao) [ https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2010/10/01/palo-alto-cop-identified-in-2009-dui-arrest | https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2010/10/01/palo-alto-cop-identified-in-2009-dui-arrest ] and protected by the city of Palo Alto... My god statistically, alcoholic’s drive drunk behind the wheel 10 times before being caught...

And as you know, police personnel files are exempt from review by the new hiring agency. A practice which needs to stop immediately. (Police officers special bill of rights)

Reading this and other tragic accounts as the one you've routed provides me with a greater resolve to expose the fallacy that officers are sworn to protect..

Mark Petersen-Perez

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On Jun 26, 2018, at 2:43 PM, Aram James < [ mailto:abjpd1_at_(domainremoved)



Antwon Rose was fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police.


17-year old Antwon Rose was gunned down by East Pittsburgh Police

[ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68145?t=4&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez ]

Tell District Attorney Stephen Zappala: Charge Officer Rosfeld with murder!

[ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68145?t=5&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez ]

Dear Aram,

The East Pittsburgh officer responsible for fatally shooting Antwon Rose has been identified as Michael Rosfeld. He was also fired from his last place of employment as an officer at the University of Pittsburgh for repeatedly being violent and falsifying reports. Officer Rosfeld was sworn into the Allegheny Police Department hours before gunning down Antown in broad daylight. Antwon was an unarmed 17-year-old boy that fled from police officers after a traffic stop. Antwon posed no threat to the officers involved. Yet, Officer Rosfeld put three bullets in the back of his body.

Allegheny County District Attorney Zappala has a moral obligation to immediately press charges against this trigger-happy officer. The Pittsburgh community is looking to his leadership to bring justice to Antown’s loved ones and community.

[ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68145?t=6&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | Tell District Attorney Zappala: File charges against Officer Michael Rosfeld who shot and killed Antwon Rose! ]

We are angry angry. Antwon should still be here. Antwon was loved by many and had a bright and promising future ahead of him. While our community deals with the pain of losing Antwon, Officer Rosfeld has been put on administrative leave. In other words, Rosfeld is still getting paid with our hard earned tax dollars. Killer cops should not be rewarded for taking the lives of Black children.

Officials from the Allegheny County Police Department are doing everything in their power to deny responsibility in Antwon’s death. The police superintendent and investigators have prioritized mischaracterizing Antwon to the media as someone deserving of death before releasing any information on the officer who actually killed him. We have learned about the vehicle matching the description of a car fleeing another shooting, firearms found on the floor of the car and the empty gun clip in Antwon's back pocket. 1 None of those details change the fact that Officer Rosfeld did not give Antwon a fighting chance before opening fire.

Despite the public outcry, District Attorney Zappala’s office has failed to act. This is unacceptable and shameful. There is no need to wait for the Allegheny County Police Department to finish their investigation. We have the facts. A video recording shows officer firing at Antwon's back without any hesitation. 2 O fficer Rosfeld needs to be charged with murder now!

[ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68145?t=7&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | Demand DA Zappala hold Officer Rosfeld accountable! ]

The police have a sworn duty to protect and serve. The East Pittsburgh police's targeting and shooting of Antwon is a prime example of the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black people in this country. In 2017, Police killed 1,147 people. Black people were 25% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population. 3 Black communities are living under constant racial terror while police officers continue to operate with impunity.

In a high-profile election year, DA Zappala is proving himself to be a candidate that fails to act in the best interest of the community. His refusal to hold Officer Rosfeld accountable speaks volumes. Zappala has the power and authority to send a very clear message to the police in Allegheny County - acts of police violence in will not go unpunished. Join us in demanding justice for Antwon!

[ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68145?t=8&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | Demand Justice for Antwon Rose! ]

In solidarity,

--Jasiri X, One Hood and Brandi Fisher, Alliance for Police Accountability


1. "Live updates: Allegheny Co. police respond to reports about N. Braddock shooting" WPXI News. 22 June 2018. [ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68386?t=9&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68386?t=10&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez ]

2. " Police Killing of Antwon Rose, 17, in East Pittsburgh Prompts Protests." New York Times. 21 June 2018. [ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68387?t=11&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68387?t=12&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez ]

3. Mapping Police Violence. 2018. [ https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68388?t=13&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez | https://act.colorofchange.org/go/68388?t=14&akid=14735%2E1456029%2EfTJhez ]

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