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Friday, December 15, 2006

ATTENTION Sean Combs: This One is for you, Diddy-Don't Film in Toronto!





Hello Mr. Gilbert Sam:
I am a blogger in Central Florida.

http://youthinkwhat.com Tonye Allen/Ann Brown Police Abuse Story Part 1.

Tonye Allen/Ann Brown Police Abuse Story Part 2

I am forwarding the following email message from Ms Ann Brown who is a journalist, along with Mr. Tonye Allen, also a journalist, were detained and abused by the Canadian police. Please read and forward her message to Mr. Combs.

Today there are few cities remaining where blacks or people in general can be safe from excessive force and unbridled brutality by the police. Toronto is a city with no real long standing history of racial discord as do many U.S. cities; however the officials in Toronto and the Canadian government should be put on notice they can not expect to and will not prosper economically while mistreating American citizens regardless of their color.

Your kind consideration and assistance in this matter is appreciated.

Regards,

Lola Wanns for,
Henry E. Gandolph, Administrator,
YouThinkWhat.com

Open Letter to Sean Combs...
RE: Toronto Boycott


Dear Mr. Combs:

Congratulations on the upcoming production of the ABC TV film version of A Raisin In The Sun. We understand you will film in the City of Toronto. Having worked with you and for Bad Boy Records numerous times, including being hired as the still photographer for the last and final music video of your friend and artist The Notorious B.I.G. ("Hypnotize," L.A. shoot), we felt it was necessary to make you aware of our current plight in Toronto. It was here Tonye Allen was targeted and beaten in broad daylight by police after checking out of his hotel (see http://tonyeallenandannbrown.blogspot.com ).

We find it only ironic that the production of the Lorraine Hansberry's story of the struggles of an African-American family is being filmed here, in a city where this could happen.

We are hoping you will use your presence here to bring attention to this issue and think twice about giving Toronto your business.

Sincerely,
Tonye Allen (aka "TRILOBITE") and Ann Brown


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3 Comments:

Anonymous urbanchica said...

This is the same dude suing the LAPD and the FBI for two other incidents.

All I can say is if you see these folks back away slowly don't go clubbing with them, don't walk down the street with them! They attract ass kicking cops!

Seems every law enforcement entity they encounter beats them up or harasses them for some reason.

Maybe they should watch Chris Rocks "How not to get your ass kicked by the police" video?!

In my opinion these two are scam artists that need to get a real job instead of using racism as viable employment.

3:48 PM

 
Anonymous Serena said...

I live in Toronto and i haven't one word about this story. How did you hear about this? It goes to show that news is definitely scripted.

8:53 PM

 
Anonymous Henry Gandolph said...

@urbanchica
Thanks for your comments.

If, as you stated, there have been other incidents involving these same credentialed reporters, I, for one, believe this is a matter that needs to be addressed. We certainly know how fair and equitable the LAPD is in its treatment of citizens, regardless of their color.

I do not believe you would be so cavalier and casual about this kind of brutality if you were on the receiving end of the same type of treatment.

@serena
Thank you for your comments, too.

All you have to do is enter the names of Tony Allen or Ann Brown or both into the search engine of your choice to find more information about the matter.

If you are interested, as we are in getting information direct from the people who have suffered this abusive experience go to:
http://tonyeallenandannbrown.blogspot.com/. Read it for yourself, and be sure to tell a friend!

11:01 PM

 

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