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A number of events have taken place in and around our community in the last couple of weeks that makes a meeting of our committee extremely important:
1. The frame-3 of the "Harlem Six" continues.
4. The police are continu ing their war against the people of
Heríem--with beatings, frame-ups, and murders.
subpoena od by the District Attorney.to adnoar bofore
girls into signin: false statoments.
an off duty cop this af ternoon on East 76th Street. Tho CO? shot the kid once. He fell to the ground. The cop then stood over him and Pircd two more shots into him, and then he kicked the kid after he was dead.
This is only part of the story, brothers and sisters. There is a lot more that is not being told.
You showed a particular interest and concern by signing up to join the l'arlem Defense Council--an organization dedicated to defending our community and our people.
The Time for us to begin to act is NOW I IPvc do not stop this terror against our community there may not be many of us left at the rate the cops arc murderins us.
COME TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE HARLEM DEFENSE COUNCIL: WEDNESDAY JULY 22ND AT 8 P.M. AT P. L.M. HEADQUARTERS, 336 LENOX AVE. ALSO--COME TO OUR WEEKLY STREET MEETING . THIS SATURDAY IT WILL BE
HELD FROZE 3 TO 6 ?... on 114 Strcet and LENOX AVENUE.
Hart EXHIBIT No. 10
PEOPLES exam 32_IOR IDENT.
L. The immediate arrest and prosecution of police Lt Gilligan for first degree Mt. J. MACHEN 2. That the City convene public grand juries to investigate police brutality against Negroes and Puerto Ricans in New York City.
3. That the grand jury hearings not be closed until every person who has made application to appear as witnesses has been heard.
4. That a transcript of the proceedings be made a matter of public record and that printed copies of the complete proceedings be made available to all citizens.
5. That indictments be drawn up as a result of testimony of the above mentioned witnesses lo specific instances of police brutality; that these indictments be brought against both city officials and police officials who are responsible for police terror against Negroes and Puerto Ricans in New York City.
6. Our constitutional rights to assemble and demonstrate peacefully without harassment,
7. Our constitutional right to defend ourselves by any means necessary.
10. That the City uphold the right of all citizens who live in slum dwellings to withhold their
JOIN THE MASS DEMONSTRATION Up Lenox Ave. Saturday, July 25th
4 P.M., at 116th Street and Lenox Avenue
HARLEM DEFENSE COUNCIL
336 Lenox Ave.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. Proceed, Counsel. Mr. SMITH. Mr. Chairman, on June 8 and 9, 1965, Mr. Phillip Abbott Luce testified before this committee in executive session. Mr. Luce was a member of the Progressive Labor Party from approximately July 1964 until January 1965. On the same dates Miss Judith Warden also testified before the committee in executive session. She was a member of the Progressive Labor Party from June 1964 until January 1965. The CHAIRMAN. And, unlike the previous witnesses, they were ideological members, were they not, of the PLM2 Mr. SMITH. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. As I recall, Mr. Luce took part in the unlawful travel to Cuba. Mr. SMITH. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. And testified before this committee very arrogantly, did he not? Mr. SMITH. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. I understand that he has had a change of heart and has been quite cooperative with this committee. Is that not true? Mr. SMITH. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. His testimony to which you refer is along the lines of cooperative rather than antagonistic? Mr. SMITH. That is right. The CHAIRMAN. How do you wish to handle it? Mr. SMITH. On October 24, 1967, the committee voted to make public certain parts of their testimony which were pertinent to the present inquiry so that they could be made a part of this hearing record. § your permission, Mr. Chairman, I will now call Mr. McNamara, staff director of the committee, to the witness stand to read the responses these witnesses made to certain of the questions asked them during their appearance on June 8 and 9, 1965. Th CHAIRMAN. That will be followed. May I ask the general uestion: I take it, then, that probably the testimony to be read into the record will be fairly corroborative of Detective Hart, will it not, as to the Harlem riots? Mr. SMITH. Yes, sir. I suggest I read the questions and that Mr McNamara read the replies. He will start with an introductory statement.
STATEMENT OF FRANCIS. J. McNAMARA
Mr. McNAMARA. This is the testimony of Phillip Luce on June 8:
* * * from the time I became acquainted with Progressive Labor through my stay in it, and certainly while I was a member of the national coordinating committee, it was constantly stressed that one of the key functions in the philosophy of Progressive Labor was direct confrontation of the power structure, be it on the campuses as in the case of the May 2nd Movement, or the city streets as can be evidenced from the Harlem riots or the demonstrations in Times Square.
The idea behind this is that if you can take young people and get them into the streets or get them demonstrating on a campus against the power structure and the police move in, in an attempt to break up the demonstration or arrest the students, and these studens are confronted with police power or the power of the campus administration, the students will then see the American Government in action and will fight it back. Since Progressive Labor espouses a philo