I am a 56 year old white man, whose father came from eastern European immigrants and whose mother came from the Confederate families of Virginia. I am married to an African American woman. I have a mixed race son of 17 years who I fear for every day.
Republicans say 40% of us is takers, but we purchased and get charged tax so we all taxpayers…. from welfare recipients, veterans and stripper chicks, tea par-tiers, blue collar there’s no difference, Seems like the only the richest get loopholes and tax breaks, job creators that don’t give us jobs, now I call that ‘take’… Elect officials that ain’t spend a day where we live disassociated from the people that really need them Instead they allocate the peoples fund to free men that got us f**d up in the beginning why they feed them What does freedom mean to people that never seen it? American dreaming then I ain’t never sleep yet… Got us believing in a lie so now we teach it that’s the reason why this generation’s sleeping…
- Ras Kass, Archetype/Digital Martyrs on Heavy Grave
CHICAGO (CN) - Chicago police officers sodomized a man with a gun, “laugh(ing) hysterically,” until he agreed to buy drugs for the cops in a sting, the man claims in court. Angel Perez sued Chicago and its police…
“Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley was spared a felony conviction on Tuesday over the killing of a 7-year-old girl after a jury deadlocked and a mistrial was declared,according to Detroit Free Press.
Weekley shot and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones on the night of May 16, 2010, as officers executed a search warrant on the duplex her family lived in. The officers entered Stanley-Jones’s home searching for a murder suspect who was later found in the adjacent unit, throwing a flashbang grenade into the room where the girl was sleeping with her grandmother, then shooting her in the head seconds later.
The series of events was partially caught on tape by a camera crew following the officers that night. A&E producer Allison Howard, one of two people who filmed the raid for the show “The First 48,” eventually released that footage of her own accord and now faces charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Footage shot from outside the house shows officers lobbing a flashbang grenade into the living room. Seconds later a gunshot rings out.
Lawyers for the prosecution cited the footage to claim that Weekley shot the girl from outside, before even walking in to the building. Weekley’s defense insisted it was just a tragic accident and that the girl’s grandmother had attempted to hit the officer’s gun.
Weekley was subsequently charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm resulting in death, carrying with them the potential for 15+ years in prison. However, both charges failed to stick on Tuesday afternoon, after three straight days of jury deliberations failed to produce a conviction.
Although Weekley walked free this week, his ordeal is not over. The judge has set another pretrial conference for July 25, and prosecutors will get a second chance to convince a slate of 12 citizens that Weekley committed felony manslaughter instead of misdemeanor-level negligence.”
New documents reveal the FBI has cleared its agents in every single shooting incident dating back two decades. According to the New York Times, from 1993 until today, FBI shootings were deemed justified in the fatal shootings of 70 people and the wounding of 80 others. Out of 289 shootings that were found to be deliberate, no agent was disciplined except for letters of censure in five cases. Even in a case where the bureau paid a shooting victim more than a million dollars to settle a lawsuit, the internal review did not find the agent who shot the man culpable. The issue of FBI accountability has recently re-emerged following last month’s fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev during questioning by agents in Orlando, Florida. He was reportedly unarmed.
“If police exist as a permanent institution in any society, hierarchy exists and freedom does not. They have the power to determine how laws should be applied and to whom that other people don’t have. Moreover, they necessarily monopolize the legitimate use of force, otherwise they aren’t police. That is the classic definition of a state. So anarchy and the police are antithetical to each other. They can’t both exist in the same place at the same time.”—
Why police can’t exist in an anarchist state
or why police exist in a liberal democratic state.
Doreen Lawrence always wanted to know why police family liaison officers were so keen to note down the names of grieving friends and relatives visiting her home.
The murder of her son Stephen in April 1993 was becoming a major controversy for the Metropolitan police. Detectives were accused of failing to properly investigate the racist killing of the 18-year-old.
‘The people in our house were all black,’ Doreen Lawrence said years later. ‘The people who killed my son were white. Why should the police be so interested in who was in the house?’
Now she believes she has an answer. Guests at the home of the murdered teenager were being secretly monitored, according to a police whistleblower.
On Thursday, June 20th, my mother, sister and I left New York City and landed in Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago around 1:30PM. Upon receiving my baggage, a ver…
Please reblog. Hopefully these women can make it home safely. Especially with the riots and police brutality going on in Brazil, everyone should have their eyes open for police abusing their authority. It exists everywhere and entraps the innocent. Some people don’t believe it but it is THERE.
My grandmother was almost detained when she was back home visiting Jamaica because an officer made inappropriate comments, insinuating that she and the friend who flew with her were lesbians. He started insulting them and calling them names in patois, not knowing that my grandmother is from Jamaica and speaks it fluently. She was nearly detained after engaging in a verbal altercation with the officer which led to him raising a hand to her (though he didn’t hit her). Luckily her friend, being smart, recorded most of the exchange on her cell phone, so there was absolutely no doubt about what had transpired.
One question thought- why were there no security cameras in the airport? Did absolutely none of them catch this incident? Or where they tampered with?