Detective Joseph Capone said the front glass door of the Uhuru Solidarity Center in West Philadelphia was smashed between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. yesterday. Reported stolen were a 19-inch color television and a videocassette recorder, he said. Last month, the group charged that Christian Association was a "blatantly anti-black" because it would not the committee space to hold a forum -- a charge that was vehemently denied by CA and University members. The group later held their two-day forum at Logan Hall. A spokesperson for the group said political motives, not theft, were behind the burglary. ''It was a government break-in,'' said Sandy Thompson of the African People's Solidarity Committee. The break-in is ''part of the FBI's program against the black community.'' Capone said there was ''no indication of political motives.'' An FBI employee at the Philadelphia office said no one could comment on Thompson's allegations until the regular staff arrived today. Thompson said the group's files and drawers had been riffled, indicating the burglar was looking for more than just the television.Comments powered by Disqus
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