Wilbur Jones former owner of Viper’s Lounge speaks about activities at his bar.

Out-Take Clip from Pattern or Practice

Posted: February 26, 2015 in The Film

Former owners discuss the action taken by the City of Racine to acquire their property.  http://www.patternorpractice.com

Holmes speaks to Common Council

Posted: February 24, 2015 in The Film

Thomas Holmes speaks to Racine Common Council 1-15-2013

Thomas Holmes former owner of Park 6 in Racine WI. after winning WI. State of Appeals decision, asks the City Council of Racine for this liquor license back. Now the plaintiff in a federal civil rights suit against the City of Racine.

More information is surfacing in the ongoing civil rights and RICO lawsuit against the City of Racine and Mayor John Dickert.

The lawsuit brought by minority business against the City of Racine WI. has just exploded with a motion to compel. Information contained is shocking!
In Part:
The Municipal Defendants are
in the process of providing responsive documentation from June 2009 – present. They have
refused, however, to produce any ESI from January 2006 – May 2009.
The relevance of the requested information cannot reasonably be contested. The
Municipal Defendants recently provided Plaintiffs with a list containing the number of hits for
individual search terms found in certain City employees’ emails from June 2009 – present. The
results are staggering; for example:
“nigger” (436 hits) “nig” (238 hits) “negro (1675 hits)
“monkey” (612 hits) “wetback” (31 hits) “n-ville” (14 hits)
“coon” (745 hits) “bribe” (548 hits) “kickback” (54 hits)
“ghetto” (303 hits) “oriental” (484 hits) “those people” (1765 hits)
Further, during one of the very first fact witness depositions to take place in this case, a
non-party witness testified that she heard Mayor Dickert proclaim that: “It is time for these
Niggers to go back to Waukegan.”

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Who shot out the Window

Posted: February 14, 2015 in The Film
Reward offered for information on vandalism to Park 6

Reward offered for information on vandalism to Park 6

Front window Club Park 6 Shot out at 1:09:19 on March 3, 2011 one day after the City of Racine is ordered by the court to give the owner  this Liquor License back to resume business. Police report states kids throwing rocks. You be the Judge. “I think it was a retaliation of the judge’s (order) because this has never been a problem before,” Holmes said.

At Your Community Venue or Campus

Posted: February 12, 2015 in The Film

Tugg Logo GreenThe title page is up and running for Pattern or Practice at http://www.tugg.com However the theater hosting is taking a little longer but the community page is alive. That’s right you can now host a screening at your community Venue or School. We are currently looking for sponsors to host a theatrical screening (Coming Soon) in the Racine and Milwaukee area. It cost you nothing and it’s a great way to support our film, stand up for justice and you receive 5% of the ticket sales. https://www.tugg.com/titles/pattern-or-practice Contract us at http://www.patternorpractice@gmail.com

Hi I’m Jim Spodick the producer of the documentary Pattern or Practice. The film took 2 years to finish, the material covered in the film (shocking as it is) is a true story of the pattern used to boldly discriminate against African Americans and other minority  business owners and the strength of the persecuted. Pattern or Practice goes beyond the street protests of Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York and into the underbelly of local government. It’s a portrait of the effects of government corruption and institutionalize racism, and how it’s enabled by local officials detachment from one’s community and enhanced by those with something to gain. Watch for our upcoming video!

At Your Community Venue or Campus

The process is simple:
1. Choose a date, time, and place to show the film. Venues include: schools, religious institutions, community centers, and recreational facilities.
2. Purchase a screening license. www.http://licenses.tugg.com/products/pattern-or-practice If you are partnering with a K-12 school or university, be sure to select the Educational option. We will ship you the film’s Blu-ray or DVD to play at the event.
3. Fill out the Tugg Event Page Request Form  http://resources.tugg.com/event-page-request-form/ so you can sell tickets to your event, accept donations, or manage free RSVPs. Someone from the Tugg Team will follow up with you to create your page!
4. Sit back and enjoy the movie with your community!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Tugg Team at http://support@tugginc.com.

We’ve partnered with Tugg.com

Posted: January 29, 2015 in The Film

Tugg Logo GreenWe are pleased to announce our association with Tugg, Inc. (More information coming soon.” (“Tugg”) is a web platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters. Through Tugg, individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed; and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film, allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show. Tugg is currently working with exhibitors Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Regal Cinemas, and the Studio Movie Grill, as well as additional regional and independently owned theaters across the country. For more information on how Tugg works, visit http://www.tugg.com/howtuggworks.

Pattern or Practice

Posted: August 27, 2013 in The Film

The story of how a small Midwestern town waged war on African-American and Hispanic bar owners to drive them out of the changing town.First Showing Oriental Theater Milwaukee

Pattern or Practice has been honored to be accepted for viewing on Indieflix. Catch a great film while supporting independent filmmakers. Watch on Roku / xbox or stream at https://indieflix.com/ . Stay tuned for more exciting news.
IndieFlix brings the Film Festival home. Watch award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world.

Laurel Original leafs Pattern or Practice has been accepted to the East Lansing Michigan Film Festival, Michigan’s largest film festival. Showing to over 23,000 film lovers. Oct 30 – Nov 6, 2014  Uncut interview with Ken Lumpkin for Pattern or Practice