On June 10th 2016, In Arlington Texas La’Shadion Anthony was providing Armed security for a police brutality protest. Anthony, founder of an organization called “WORC” and a Huey P. Newton gun club member was ensuring that a demonstration for Christian Taylor was secure. The demonstration had grown to numbers of 75 marching down the street, had nearly ended peacefully. Suddenly Arlington Police Officers had approached Anthony asking him the reason his weapon did not have a sling. (In Texas there is NO law that states a weapon rifle or shotgun has to be in a sling) Anthony was then peacefully arrested. The officer that arrested him was attempting to find any charges to file against “LA” so they settled on “Disorderly Conduct” and “Resisting Arrest”, even though video of the incident actually showed it was the police officers that was the aggressor. On September 26th the case when before a judge in which “LA” attorney motioned for a mistrial which was agreed on by the judge due to lack of evidence. The District Attorney stated that he will bring charges back to brother “LA” and a new trial is date is October 31st, 2016 in Tarrant County.
Community Patrols are the basis of our collective network to reach the masses of people throughout the DFW area and the world. It is at times has been the very risk, but rewarding as we help instill hope in the hearts of Black People across the world, GMF admires the work of previous organizations and cadres before us. WE, however, wish to STAND on our own work and build an honest organization. The Community Empowerment Patrol is apart of this tedious process of reaching the masses of People.
Written By: Yafeuh Balogun