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Re: “CPRB: Board apparently not a government agency when it comes to billing

Here is the link to our city site: http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cprb/ (All official information, reports, findings etc. are available there) Here is the link to our MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/citizenpolicereviewboard The CPRB meetings are public and the next one is Tuesday, 4/22/08 at 6:00 p.m in Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City County Building. If you can't make that one, our monthly meeting schedule is posted on our city website.

Posted by Pittinger on 04/18/2008 at 12:43 PM

Re: “CPRB: Board apparently not a government agency when it comes to billing

The City Solicitor did not join the CPRB in any action related to this dispute over government status. The CPRB's independent Solicitor handles all such business for the CPRB. The defiant officer will answer to the Court of Common Pleas since the CPRB filed a complaint against him in March for failing to appear as summoned. Anyone interested in discussing the accomplishments of the CPRB may call me at 412-765-8023.

Posted by Pittinger on 04/17/2008 at 12:00 PM

Re: “CPRB: Board apparently not a government agency when it comes to billing

The City Solicitor has not joined the CPRB in the filing of any motion. The Board's independent Solicitor conducts such business for the CPRB. The officer who did not comply with the CPRB subpoena will answer to the Court of Common Pleas Court since the CPRB filed a complaint against him shortly after his no-show in March. purvis and any interested party may call me and we'll discuss what the Board has accomplished: 412-765-8023.

Posted by Pittinger on 04/17/2008 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor: April 9 - 16

The CPRB filed a petition to enforce the subject subpoena against Vollberg with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on 3/31/08. The docket number is GD 08-006408. This is the proper procedure employed to seek a Court Order directing Vollberg to comply with the subpoena or face contempt of court charges. The last time an officer failed to comply with a CPRB subpoena was in 2001. The Court ordered that officer to comply and he did. The CPRB does not tolerate defiance of a properly issued CPRB subpoena. We have pursued, and will continue to pursue, appropriate legal remedies to this type of misconduct.

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Posted by Pittinger on 04/11/2008 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Letters To The Editor: August 8 - 15

Have I been appropriately goosed? Seriously, I appreciate the expressed points of view. The issue of concern, and the related report headed to the Citizen Police Review Board on 9/25/07, is whether the public has a legitimate interest in limiting targeted residential picketing as an acceptable act of private retaliation for public acts. Consider that the picketing of a person’s residence forces the message into homes of neighbors who may not want to receive it, thereby disrupting the peaceable enjoyment of a community. Home as a private refuge is as cherished an American amenity as our First Amendment rights. Assuring common public venues for the expression of protest related to public policy matters and offensive acts is a democratic imperative. Avenues of accountability for public acts by public figures must be respected and patiently abided. Civil disobedience is a righteous, sometimes obligatory response when electoral, administrative, civil and criminal remedies fail…and don’t be surprised to see me right there with you when the time is right. However, we should never lose sight of the distinction between public and private acts nor stop seeking remedies that encourage both.

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Posted by Pittinger on 08/09/2007 at 11:49 AM

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