As a result of Beyonce Knowles Carter boldly exercising her first amendment rights at Super Bowl 50, Javier Ortiz, president of Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20, decided to encourage law enforcement agencies around the country to boycott her Formation World Tour.
Instead of wasting time writing a dissertation or statement of disapproval, the Universal Zulu Nation is reacting to Mr. Ortiz's statement as an intensely unified alliance by reaching out to its established branches, chapters and allies around the U.S.
Over 30 coalition member organizations are gearing up to mobilize 5,000 to 10,000 First Amendment Advocates and supporters of Mrs. Carter that would be available to provide her with professional bonded security services and support in whatever U.S. city she tours.
This national operation and call to action coincides with the Universal Zulu Nation's imminent strategy aimed at inspiring a community-policing model that includes business leaders, non-profits, media outlets, community groups and well-intentioned police officers.
Our strategy in providing community policing for Mrs. Carter is very simple. Universal Zulu Nation's strategic planning and considerations include:
- Acquiring city permits for peaceful assembling of Mrs.Carter's supporters at undisclosed locations
- Possibly changing concert venues to safer locations where communities are more supportive and law enforcement upholds the public trust.
- A range of strategies and tactics based on 24 concert dates and locations from April 27 - June 14, 2016.
- Mobile and web based technology aimed at recording, reporting and witnessing activities as well as sending out alerts.
- Notify supportive small businesses to utilize surveillance cameras to capture questionable behavior.
- A MoveOn petition for the resignation of Mr. Javier Ortiz.
Our founder, Afrika Bambaataa asserts, 'It's a disgrace that law enforcement officers who have taken an oath to protect all citizens, including Mrs. Carter, would rather undermine our constitution. Universal Zulu Nation is standing in solidarity with Mrs. Carter, an indigenous American, and any artist or citizen that exercises their freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of press.'
Press, please contact Muhammad Islam at 646-724-6473 for more information.