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Activists rally to get Ford’s shooter off streets

The Alliance for Police Accountability held the “One Year-Later-Justice is Needed for Leon Ford and the Neighborhoods Under Zone 5 Police Jurisdiction” rally and Press Conference on Nov. 12 at the City-County Building. Community leaders, citizens and friends and family of Ford participated in the rally and press conference, which took place on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Leon Ford Jr. by Pittsburgh police. The rally was held to demonstrate a demand of justice for Ford and no tolerance for police misconduct. The shooting officer, David Derbish, is still patrolling the streets even though he is being investigated for deadly use of force. There has been no indication of what the status of the investigation is. Attorney for the parents of Trayvon Martin and a consultant for Ford’s case, Benjamin Crumb, pictured above with Ford’s parents Leon Ford Sr. and Latonya Green, speaks out on the injustice and danger of having an officer on the streets accused of violating the law. (Photos by J.L. Martello)



OVERTIME 11-13-13

BILL NEAL :10 Listen…or should I say pay atten­­tion here. You know some of you city league grads don’t respond well if you don’t have somebody telling you what to do. (Oh re-lax, will ya. Just a little city league humor.)



After Bills…Steelers to face impressive young Lions

ANTONIO BROWN was offensive MVP against the Buffalo Bills with 6 catches for 104 yards. (Courier Photo by William McBride) At one time the AFC North Division was the strongest in the NFL but now it may be the weakest. But that may be a good thing for the Steelers, because even with a 3-6 record they are still in the race for the division title.



Church Circuit 11-13-13

Fall Harvest Revival NOV. 13—Bethesda Ministries Inc. will host its “Pittsburgh Fall Harvest” Revival at 7:30 p.m. at Missionary Temple Ministries COGIC, 238 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The revival, which will run through Nov. 14, will feature guest evangelist will be Prophet Brian Carn of Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, email Elder James W. Vaughn Jr. at



Community Calendar 11-13-13

No Kids Night NOV. 15—The Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Glass Center will host a No Kids Night Glass event from 6-10 p.m. at One Allegheny Ave., North Side. Adults ages 21 and up will be able to explore the numerous exhibits and try their hands at special themed activities. They will learn about the science of melting glass and learn how lighting forms glass in nature. All activities will be held without children. Free slot play will be given after registration. For more information, visit



Business Calendar 11-13-13

Business Series NOV. 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Technology Start-Ups and Innovation Works.” Terri Glueck, of Innovation Works, will leads this session and discuss the technical and financial support Innovation Works offers technology start-ups and what impact that has on the local economy. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email