Even as Maurice Clemmons announced he had gunned down police officers in a Pierce County coffeehouse Sunday, a network of friends and family stood by him, helping him hide from a massive manhunt that had hundreds of officers scouring two counties, according to charging documents.
Eddie Lee Davis probable cause documents (PDF)
Eddie Lee Davis information (PDF)
Douglas Edward Davis probable cause documents (PDF)
Douglas Edward Davis information (PDF)
Maurice Clemmons showed his guns to three men in Auburn: Rickey Hinton, 47; Douglas Davis, 22; and Eddie Davis, 20 and told them he was "going to take care of business" kill cops. This type of "Thug Mentality" was recently on display in Oakland CA when a protest was organized for Lovelle Mixon by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement (Black Panthers), whose flyers for the march declared, “Stop Police Terror.” Lovelle Mixon, was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers, same scenario as seen in Seattle where there is also a branch of the Uhuru Movement (Black Panthers). Friday, March 27, 2009, Black Panthers (Uhuru’s) Alive and Well in Oalkand, Lovelle Mixon Kills Four Cops.
Uhuru Statement; "In the U.S., the attacks on the African community have been escalating, from the 2008 police murder of Javon Dawson in St Petersburg FL, to the New Year’s 2009 police murder of Oscar Grant and the March 2009 “routine traffic stop” that left 4 officers and Lovelle Mixon (cop killer) dead in Oakland, CA. As these (police) attacks intensify, the Uhuru Movement is organizing resistance and more people are gravitating towards an analysis that explains the conditions faced by African people in U.S. cities and throughout the world. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement held its National Conference in Philadelphia, PA this past May 2nd, attended by comrades from St Petersburg FL, Oakland and Berkeley CA, Minneapolis MN, Boston MA, Philly and Baltimore MD. There are members of Uhuru Solidarity Movement (Black Panthers) in London UK, Hamburg Germany, Seattle WA, Salem Oregon, and San Diego CA who were unable to come".
Omali Yeshitela aka Joseph Waller founded the National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) and the Junta of Militant Organizations (JOMO) and (SNCC) similar in character to the Black Panther Party which was organized in Oakland, California, he is /was a "Black Panther, HE SPENT SEVERAL YEARS IN PRISON AND HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY"
Chairman Omali Yeshitela aka Joseph Waller (center, mic) mobilizes crowd during rally in the '60s, love that "Black Panther " look.
Omali Yeshitela aka Joseph Waller, was born in 1941 (age 68) in St. Petersburg, Florida. In December 1966, as a SNCC organizer, Yeshitela led a group of young African people into the St. Petersburg City Hall and ripped down from the walls a mural that had hung for thirty years on the first landing. For removing the painting, Yeshitela was given a five-year prison sentence, of which he served two years. While in prison in 1968 Yeshitela formed JOMO, the Junta of Militant Organizations. Four years later Yeshitela organized the African Peoples Socialist Party, which built the Uhuru Movement (there is a chapter in Seattle). In 1976 the Party formed the African Peoples Solidarity Committee, an organization of white people who work under the Partys leadership.
In Seattle, Maurice Clemmons asked Ricky Hinton, described as his half-brother, for keys to his white pickup, and told the men ( Rickey Hinton, 47; Douglas Davis, 22; and Eddie Davis, 20) they should keep their eyes on the TV because he planned to kill police, according to charging documents and Troyer. The next morning — Sunday — four Lakewood police officers were killed in a coffee shop in Parkland. Witnesses said they saw the gunman hop in a white pickup that sped off. Another man was at the wheel.
Details in charging documents get a little murky after that. Several unnamed people are alleged to have offered rides and other assistance to Clemmons over the next 40 hours or so. But the documents are clear on one point: When Clemmons returned to the home Hinton and Davis share after Sunday's shootings, they allegedly didn't hesitate to help him — even after Clemmons told the men he had been shot by police, charging papers allege. Hinton told the Davises, who are brothers, to get Clemmons out of the area, and gave them the keys to a white Pontiac, according to the documents.
Clemmons allegedly told the Davises he had killed police. They kept driving. They made their way to the Algona/Pacific-area home of one of Clemmons' relatives, according to the charges. There, an unnamed female relative and the Davises helped Clemmons treat his gunshot wound, the charges allege.
Afterward, the relative drove Clemmons to the Auburn SuperMall and then to an apartment complex, where Clemmons got in a car driven by another unnamed woman, according to the charges. At some point, the papers say, a female friend took Clemmons to her house in Seattle and he admitted he had shot police. She "bought medical supplies, helped treat a gunshot wound to his torso; he changed his clothes, washed and dried a load of [HIS] laundry," according to charging documents. She later dropped him off in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood.
By then, Clemmons was one of the most wanted fugitives in state history. At least one relative wanted no part in the getaway. Clemmons allegedly phoned an aunt in Leschi, saying he had been shot and needed a place to hide. She thought better of it, drove to the police station before his arrival and filed a report.
The Davis brothers pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the charges of rendering criminal assistance. Bail for Eddie Davis is $700,000; Douglas Davis' bail is $500,000. The court hearing was attended by relatives of Gregory Richards, one of the four slain officers, including his widow and one of his daughters. Many struggled in vain to hold back their tears.
Afterward, Richards' sister-in-law, Melanie Burwell, said of the defendants, "They're not human to me." Hinton was ordered to jail on a 72-hour hold while prosecutors prepare to file charges against him. His bail was set at $2 million, and Troyer said authorities believe he may have played "a larger role" in the crime. Arrested Tuesday but not yet charged was a man The Associated Press identified as a convicted murderer who served prison time with Clemmons in Arkansas. He is being held for investigation of four counts of rendering criminal assistance.
Troyer said police have yet another man in custody who is believed to have driven the getaway car after the slayings. If police determine this man knew what was going to happen, he could be charged with murder, Troyer said. Two women were also arrested Tuesday, both for investigation of multiple accounts of rendering criminal assistance. One, in her 50s, was taken into custody in Pacific. The other was arrested in Des Moines. "We want to hold everybody involved accountable," Troyer said. more from this source...........
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Uhuru Movement releases statement on Lovelle Mixon's shooting of four Oakland police; The Uhuru Movement thanks all of our friends and supporters who have voiced their concerns about the position taken by the Uhuru Movement on the March 21 killings of four Oakland policemen and twenty-six year old Lovelle Mixon (Cop Killer, Lovelle Mixon killed four cops just like Maurice Clemmons in Seattle). We have to take the March 21 events in the context of the long history that the Oakland police department has had with the Oakland African working class community.
It was the infamous brutality of the Oakland police that gave rise to the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in the 1960s (Uhuru's have taken their place). There have been relentless police murders of African community members young and old, such as Casper Banjo, an elderly African man and well-known, respected artist who was blatantly shot by the police last year. There are hundreds of African and Mexican working class people who have been murdered by police over the years, real human beings whose names fade from the collective memory so quickly. Many of these victims have been blatantly slandered in the media, doubling the pain of the grieving families.
The recent cold-blooded, point blank BART police murder of young Oscar Grant was only unusual because it was caught from many angles on video. But it is much more than this. Oakland has a very clear publicly supported policy of police containment, implementing an incessant martial law with ever-present SWAT teams and police helicopters circling over neighborhoods daily (with good reason).
The Uhuru Movement does not support the loss of life of any person. But the loss of life at the hands of the police in the African community of Oakland has been going on for half a century. The “tensions” in Oakland are caused by the police, not by an impoverished community struggling to survive, more from these savages....
Omali Yeshitela, Uhuru founder and ex-con.
Dynamic and powerful speaker, brilliant theoretician, Omali Yeshitela (linked to Hewey Newton and the Black Panthers) , Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party (Uhuru's), founder of The Burning Spear newspaper which has published continuously since the 60s (Black Panthers). 40 years of bold leadership and unwavering commitment to the struggle for the self-determination of the African community. Omali Yeshitela aka Joseph Waller founded the National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) to defend the democratic rights of the African community (same policy as the Black Panther Party).
Formerly known as Joseph Waller, the fiery young leader of the Junta of Militant Organizations (JOMO) in the 1960s, Omali Yeshitela (directly linked to Huey Newton founder of the Balck Panther Party, see photo above) is today a veteran in the struggle for African freedom, giving continuity and experience to the liberation movement of African people as it rebuilds into the 21st Century.
In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. Cop-haters since childhood, Newton and Seale decided the police must be stopped from harassing Oakland's African-Americans; in other words, to "defend the community against the aggression of the power structure, including the military and the armed might of the police." Huey Newton killed a cop in Oakland CA.