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1,000 Eyes - A Proposal

Posted by Elwin Green on September 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments ()

This post is addressed to my neighbors in Homewood...Greetings!


I want to propose a long-term, coordinated, community-wise response to the violence that resurged in Homewood last month.


I propose a campaign in which residents take a pledge to provide law enforcement with information.


We all know that there are people in Homewood, other than the actors themselves, who could provide the police with useful information. We also all u...

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New Category Needed for Stories of Police Misconduct

Posted by Abdur-Rahman Shareef on July 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments ()

Greetings All,

After attending another follow-up meeting regarding the Henderson and Stewart incident again at CEA (Community Empowerment Association) there were a host of people that got up and told us about their incidents regarding Police misconduct and I thought that we need to document these stories and what better place to put them but here on Homewood Nation!  Also, I think that we all need to post more on this site and that this site should be our reposi...

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How to get arrested? Stand there.

Posted by Elwin Green on June 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments ()


Journalist Rossano Stewart (striped shirt) and schoolteacher Dennis Henderson (yellow shirt) in handcuffs after a police officer arrested them, according to Mr. Stewart, for obstructing the street.

(UPDATE, 6/27/2013, 12:27 pm - Quotes from Mr. Henderson, addtional commentary at end, new link to extended video.

UPDATE, 6/28/2013, 1:54 am - Mr. Hende...

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Passionate speakers address full house at gun forum

Posted by Elwin Green on April 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM Comments comments ()

The community forum on gun violence convened by State Rep. Ed Gainey brought a full house to the auditorium of the Homewood Carnegie Library last night:

Speakers included Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia "Cookie" Coleman, who had an entire career on the Pittsburgh force before going to Wilkinsburg; Zone 5 Commander Timothy O'Connor and Rob Conroy, Western Pennsylvan...

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A community meeting on gun violence

Posted by Elwin Green on April 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

Homewood artist Vanessa German addresses the audience at last night's meeting on gun violence at the Carnegie Library-Homewood.

About 50 people came out last night for a community meeting on gun violence sponsored by the Black Women's Empowerment Institute.


Speakers for the program included Zone 5 police commander Timothy O'Connor, Tim Stevens of the Black Polit...

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Verily, the cauldron doth simmer...

Posted by Elwin Green on April 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments ()

The Homewood Nation calendar is overflowing. 

There has always been more going on in Homewood than many people realize, which is why I created "Homewood Happenings" in the first place. Now the normal level of busyness has been ratcheted up by the craziest Democratic mayoral primary in recent memory and the obnoxious/tragic outburst of gun violence in our community.

At 6 pm this evening, the Black Women's Empowerment Institute is hosting

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Of crime and cameras

Posted by Elwin Green on April 17, 2013 at 2:30 AM Comments comments ()

In response to last week's outbreak of gun violence, Homewood's Councilman, the Rev. Ricky V. Burgess, has hastened the submission of legislation to combat crime with cameras.

Tuesday, Councilman Burgess proposed that the City install up to a dozen "ShotSpotters," surveillance cameras with the ability to swivel 360 degrees and pinpoint the l...

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