From The Museum of Police Brutality

From The Museum of Police Brutality

14th and Oak Sts. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 19101


The Museum of Police Brutality, in it’s ongoing efforts to highlight icons of Police Brutality, is proud to announce that it will soon have the Statue of Frank L. Rizzo, Sr. in front of it’s famous Blockhouse building.  The MPB is dedicated, as our mission statement says, to “documenting the history of Police Brutality in America, starting with the atrocities of the English in America, through the Colonials and their dealings with “the Irish”, all the way to “the ongoing and unending war against the Black Man, and Woman”. 

The MPB believes that “if we document as many of these incidents of history in one place, we can then see what their overall effect is”.  We are seeking input not only from various cadres of victims and their comrades, but also from the FOP and other pro violence advocates.  We feel that all voices must be heard, especially those that are not covered by “the fake Media”.     

The MPB seeks to clarify that “the victim can easily become the victimizer”, thus various immigrant groups transitioned from one status to another and we believe this process is ongoing, possibly in perpetuity.  We also wonder whether Police Brutality is not part of the natural order of having Police as “guardians of our state”. 

We have a planned discussion series, in early 2021, where the topic will be, loosely “The Re-imagining  of 21st Century security; To Police or not to Police”.  Some have suggested that Police Brutality goes along with the very fabric of Policing and we hope to examine this viewpoint. If one concludes that it does, the obvious question is where to go from that conclusion, which might spawn a new series of seminars in 2022.

Lastly, please visit our various section rooms, which document the history of Police Brutality to various groups, ranging from the “Fagbashers of Boston, NYC, and Philly”, to the “Indian knocking in Cheyenne, Dallas,  and Seattle,” , and various other section rooms on Immigrants, such as the Irish, the Italians, the Mexicans, and etc. For directions to the various rooms (no separate admission required), please consult our catalogue, available at the Gift Shoppe or online. Also see our Facebook page, currently in the production stage, but available in September.

Even more lastly, think about the uses of power in our society and whether Police Brutality, as some see it, is an outlier or a natural progression or how our society is structured.



About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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