By Robert J. Boyle
The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), among others, have called for an anti-Beyoncérally in response to her Super Bowl performance. During it, she and her back-up dancers performed a songand moves that have been labelled as glorifying the Black Panther Party. In its literature the PBA has postedpictures of Black Panther Party/Black Liberation Army political prisoners including Herman Bell, whohappens to be my client and who is appearing before the Parole Board in March 2016. Convicted ofmurdering two police officers in 1971, he has now been in jail for 43 years.
No one in the mainstream media has challenged the PBA’s characterization of the BPP. Nor has there beenoutrage over its call for a boycott of a mainstream artist for daring to favorably portray the BPP and its place inthe Black…
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