Support Justice!
Latest Entries
HEADLINES

More News

OLDER HEADLINES
Powered by Squarespace
Search


Racist Suspect Watch



free your mind!

Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

Deeper than Atlantis
Thursday
Sep252014

Shot him because he was Black: Dashcam Video Shows White South Carolina State Trooper Shooting an Unarmed Black Man after Seat Belt Stop

From [HERE] A white South Carolina state trooper's dashboard video shows an unarmed Black driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense — and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been charged with assault.

As Levar Jones cried in pain waiting for an ambulance, he repeated one question: "Why did you shoot me?"

"What did I do? . . . I just got my license, you said get my license."

The 31-year-old former trooper is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison. He was released after paying 10 percent of a $75,000 bond. Jones is recovering at home after being hospitalized for the injury. [MORE] and [MORE]

The Psychopathic Racial Personality. In their relations with non-white people, most racist suspects (white people) function as psychopaths. According to Dr. Bobby Wright, "the psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others.

Behavioral scientists generally agree that the outstanding characteristics of the psychopathic personality are the almost complete absence of ethical or moral development and an almost total disregard for appropriate patterns of behavior. This characteristic has led to a misunderstanding of the psychopath as someone who does not know the difference between right and wrong. This belief is not true; psychopaths simply ignore the concept of right and wrong. By ignoring this trait in the White race (the lack of ethical and moral development) Blacks have made and are still making a tragic mistake in basing the worldwide Black liberation movement on moral suasion. It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.[MORE

Thursday
Sep252014

If a Black Cop Pinned a White Woman Down & Punched her in the Face Over & Over Again, would Criminal Charges be filed? Black Homeless Woman to get $1.5 Million from California Highway Patrol - but still No Charges vs White Cop

White Cop Punched her in Face Over & Over "to stop her from going into traffic." From [HERE] "Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old homeless Black woman seen in a video being punched in the face over and over by a white California Highway Patrol officer, has agreed to a settlement in her civil case against the agency. Pinnock will receive $1.5 million, according to KTLA. In addition, the Associated Press reports that Officer Daniel Andrew will resign - because despite his egregious conduct that went viral worldwide he has not been fired yet. He will most likely still collect his pension. 

The July 1 altercation generated national attention after a video shot by a passing motorist surfaced.

It shows a white uniformed CHP officer pinning the Black woman to the ground and repeatedly punching her, landing at least nine blows. Pinnock is not resisting arrest or fighting back. 

The CHP has said the officer was trying to keep the woman from walking into traffic- and that's why he had to punch her over and over. CHP logs state that she ignored commands and became "physically combative."

But Pinnock said in an interview last month that she did nothing to provoke the officer. Pinnock said she was walking to a place to sleep that night when the officer came up behind her. She said that as she then screamed, he "pulled me back and threw me on the ground."

Pinnock was hospitalized after the incident and placed on "a mental-health hold" - poor folks get their treatment/detention on an inpatient basis. 

"He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me," Pinnock said when when later describing the incident to the AP. "I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death."

Earlier this month, a CHP investigator said that Pinnock resisted arrest by pushing Andrew, who was trying to keep her away from oncoming traffic.

What will the Black D.A. Do? A Major Difference between Criminal Punishment and Civil Punishment is the moral condemnation of the criminal. Sending a message of what will not be tolerated by the community. What community and whose interests does the District Attorney of Los Angeles County Jackie Lacey (in photo) really serve?  

Prosecutors apparently are still confused about whether to charge Andrew in connection with the July 1 incident. Based on the video it is clear that probable cause exists to charge the cop with a variety of offenses and prosecutors have broad discretion to choose among a menu of options here, such as: simple assault, felony assault, aggravated assault, attempted murder etc. So far they have failed to do anything to address these crimes against the public. Who's really in charge? 

Last month, the CHP announced that the cop had been stripped of his duties and could face "potentially serious charges."

Pinnock's attorney, Caree Harper, said there were two conditions that were key to the negotiations: That her client be taken care of "for life," and that the officer who hit her lose his job.

Farrow added that the agreement "establishes a special needs trust for Ms. Pinnock to provide a mechanism for her long-term care." [MORE]

Thursday
Sep252014

Sorry Racist Suspect Ferguson Police Chief says 'He will not step down' [Holder quits]  

From [HERE] Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson -- under fire for his department's handling of the Michael Brown shooting and the aftermath -- told CNN he has no intention of resigning.

Jackson said he is aware of calls for his ouster, but he's not going anywhere.

"I've talked to a lot of people who have initially called for that and then changed their mind after having meetings and discussions about moving forward," he told CNN. "Realistically, I'm going to stay here and see this through. This is mine, and I'm taking ownership of it."

His interview with CNN came Thursday afternoon, following the chief's earlier video apology to Brown's parents and the peaceful demonstrators who took to Ferguson's streets to protest Brown's death. [not available on video yet]. 

RACISM (white supremacy), is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined, which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action and emotional response, as conducted simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labour, law, politics, religion, sex and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet earth – a planet upon which the vast majority of people are classified as non-white (Black, Brown, Red and Yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people.”

  • People who classify themselves as White, who wish to be taken seriously, and who are righteous and responsible, will only talk about ending White Supremacy (Racism) and replacing it with Justice. [MORE]
Thursday
Sep252014

Another White Man is Cured of Ebola. Doctors Still Claim to be 'Uncertain' about Remedy 

From [HERE] Dr. Rick Sacra, the 51-year-old family physician from Worcester who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia five weeks ago, has recovered and was released from Nebraska Medical Center Thursday morning in Omaha. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that there is no sign of the Ebola virus remaining in his bloodstream.

“Right now I have to focus on getting well,” said Dr. Sacra at the press conference. He said at this point, he thinks he contracted Ebola while helping a patient deliver a baby through c-section in Liberia. At this point, no one else at the hospital where Dr. Sacra worked has contracted Ebola.

“When I got back to Liberia in early August, women literally had nowhere to go to deliver their babies,” said Dr. Sacra. “We were doing a lot of c-sections, and sometimes people don’t have the classic Ebola syptoms you were looking for. I know it was one of the people I did the c-section on. We were wearing standard protective gear, but obviously something didn’t go right somewhere.”

With regard to his recovery, the answer is still uncertain around what made the difference in his treatment for the Ebola virus. The doctors at Nebraska Medical Center said Dr. Sacra was given the experimental drug, as well as a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, the other physician who contracted Ebola who recently recovered at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., as well as supportive care. The numbers from the drug are too small to determine whether it was effective.

“We’ve done a lot of training for this, but we certainly had to make some little changes as we went along,” said Dr. Phil Smith, the physician in charge of Dr. Sacra’s care at Nebraska Medical Center. “We learned from Emory and the CDC and other places with experience. There’s a lot of information sharing going on right now.”

Thursday
Sep252014

Israel Court Orders Shuts Down of Holot in 90 days 

From [HERE] For African immigrants living in South Tel Aviv, there is only one fate they dread almost as much returning to their troubled homelands: being sent to Holot, a spartan detention center deep in the Negev desert.

Israel’s high court handed the community a huge reprieve when it ruled on September 22 that the government must close the much reviled Holot within 90 days, and then struck down a provision allowing foreign asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally to be held for a year without trial. The ruling states that detaining immigrants as prisoners “violates human rights in an essential, deep and fundamental way.”

The closure of Holot — assuming it happens — will not only set free the 2,200 Sudanese and Eritrean people detained there; it will also have a profound impact on an estimated 47,000 asylum seekers in Israel, many of whom live in South Tel Aviv.

According to local activists, African asylum seekers who had lived in the country for five years or longer were ordered to report to Holot when they went to the Ministry of the Interior to renew their visas. Since the high court ruling, community members no longer feel as though they are simply biding their time before being sent to the detention facility. [MORE]

Wednesday
Sep242014

Trying to Put a Black Face on Detroit: 'The Powers that be' Ponder the Role of Straw Boss, Kevyn Orr

Just a Straw Boss or Does he Really have his Finger on the Nuclear Button? According to Dr. Blynd a Straw-Boss is a Sambo who is appointed a certain oversight role for the white power Overseer. It is the job of the Straw Boss to establish a formal organization to effectively and systematically carry out the wishes of the white supremacist power matrix while serving his own personal needs and ends through patronage power." Also see Snigger

From [HERE] City leaders were meeting behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon to hammer out a potential deal for Kevyn Orr's continued role in Detroit after his term as emergency manager expires.

"Michigan officials" (white people) along with Governor Rick Snyder, a racist suspect Republican (White Party), handpicked or selected Orr, a lawyer at the Jones Day law firm, in March 2013 to function as an emergency manager to oversee operations in Detroit, one of the largest cities to ever receive such "intervention." That is, they replaced Detroit's elected black leaders (the Mayor and City Council) with Orr and his team of flunkys. 

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, a white man, corporation counsel Melvin "Butch" Hollowell and members of the Detroit City Council are among those in the closed session that started at 2 p.m. Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen, (another white man), lead mediator of the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, also was in attendance.

Late Monday, Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. said all sides are "close to an agreement" that will keep Orr in place until the bankruptcy case concludes in federal court. Then, control would be transferred back to Detroit's actual elected officials. Under Public Act 436, the state's emergency manager law, Orr could be removed as early as Saturday. [MORE]

(This house on 16773 Tuller Street is on sale for $1 with $932 owed in taxes. [MORE] Remax has many more less than $10,000. [MORE])

Update on Undercover Negro Removal/Land Grab/Gentrification Plans. From [HERE] Meanwhile on Tuesday Orr stepped back from a move to force the transfer of 45,000 city properties to the Detroit Land Bank.

City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of a smaller number of foreclosed properties after Orr's reversal. The land bank, revamped this year under Mayor Mike Duggan's anti-blight plan, has successfully auctioned off hundreds of publicly owned vacant houses, and is seeking ownership of more city owned homes to be sold.

City Council has been reluctant to completely give up control over all the properties and was seeking a compromise.

White People Let Detroit Happen, they control everything of value in Detroit and have made all important decisions about it. The Packard Motors plant looks as if a wrecking ball has swung through the top floors, but the building has just been left to collapse.[MORE

Orr acknowledged talks between the council and the mayor's office on the subject and withdrew a request for overriding approval from a state loan board to move the 45,000 foreclosed properties to land bank ownership.

The state's emergency management law, under which Orr was appointed last year, gives the loan board authority to approve measures pushed by an emergency manager and rejected by the council.

"In light of recent and ongoing discussions between City Council and the mayoral administration, I have determined that it is in the best interest of the city and local government to devise a long-term strategy for the management and development of the city's foreclosed residential properties," Orr said in a memorandum read to the council by a city lawyer Tuesday.

"Therefore, I am rescinding submission of this agreement and its related approval requests from both the City Council and the loan board." The council then approved the transfer of 10,316 properties to be addressed by the land bank. [MORE]

Wednesday
Sep242014

Question: What will the Democratic Party do about the White Supremacy/Racism Problem in St. Louis? Answer: Nothing

Racist Suspect Leadership. In photo St. Louis Mayor, Francis Slay. The Democratic Party has dominated St. Louis city politics for decades. The city has not had a Republican mayor since 1949 and the last time a Republican was elected to another city-wide office was in the 1970s. [MORE]. He is the longest serving mayor of the city of St. Louis having been re-elected to a fourth term in April 2013. Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon, also a racist suspect is the current Governor of Missouri. He is a democrat. [MORE]

The democratic party here and everywhere has done next to nothing to address White Supremacy/Racism and all the problems it causes such as poverty, economic inequality, economic development, unemployment, drug addiction, infant mortality, AIDS, chronic welfare dependency, affordable housing, homelessness, servant education, the administration of justice, police brutality, incarceration and other symptoms of white supremacy/racism. Their message is go pray or sing a song and please register to vote.  

New report Asks "Where do We Stand?" Answer = Below White Folks. New Report underscores racial inequities in St. Louis region in Context of White Over Black System. From [HERE] Too often in St. Louis, the difference between owning a home, holding a job or living beyond your first year of life depends upon which side of the racial divide you stand, according to a new study that details an old problem.

The report's authors at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments emphasized Wednesday that the research segregation and disparity was under way well before Ferguson rioting placed the region's race relations under a national spotlight. [Neely Fuller explains that "there is no way to integrate racism. Racism can either be practiced or not practiced."[MORE

The "Where We Stand" report compares the St. Louis region with 34 other metropolitan statistical areas. It found that St. Louis was the sixth most segregated among those peer regions "and tends to have a wider gap between whites and blacks than many of the peer regions on a range of social, economic and health indicators."

Among the findings, based on 2012 measures:

  • The median household income of a white family was $59,041, while a black family had a median income of $30,479.

  • The percent of white families living in poverty was 9.2 percent, while 30.6 percent of black families lived in poverty.

  • A black infant was 3.6 times more likely to die in the first year of life than a white infant.

  • Blacks were more than twice as likely to have no health care coverage than whites.

"The story has not changed much over the past 20 years," said Mary Rocchio, lead author of the report and manager of policy research at East-West Gateway. "Consistently, we have seen that there are differences between the opportunities and outcomes between the ways blacks and whites experience life in our region as well as in the United States as a whole." The Gateway council is comprised of regional leaders from Missouri and Illinois. [MORE

[MORE]

Wednesday
Sep242014

White DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Struggles to Explain Position on Mandatory Minimum Sentences [because Unjust Laws Make No Sense] 


From [HERE] The top official at the Drug Enforcement Administration struggled to explain her position on drug sentencing reforms that are backed by her bosses in the Obama administration during a House hearing Thursday.

In her first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee in over two years, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart pivoted several times when asked whether she supported the Smarter Sentencing Act, which has been endorsed by Attorney General Eric Holder and is part of a broader effort to rein in the length of and use of mandatory minimum sentences in certain drug crimes.

Two Democrats in particular, Reps. Bobby Scott (Va.) and John Conyers (Mich.), questioned Leonhart on her opinion on rolling back the use of mandatory minimums for certain drug offenders, while Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) suggested Leonhart's bosses in the Obama administration were putting pressure on the DEA head to support the official policy of the administration of which she is a part.

Leonhart said the DEA "targets the baddest of the bad, the worst of the worst" and had trouble acknowledging a relatively simple fact: that mandatory minimums have regularly been used against low-level drug offenders even when federal judges disagreed with the sentences they were forced to impose.

"Sometimes the sentence is appropriate. Many times, it's just stupid," Scott told Leonhart at one point. "That's what the mandatory minimum requires the judge to do."

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep242014

Barbara Lee opposes 'blank check' for 'endless war'

Barbara Lee, in photo, was the only member of either house of Congress to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks. From [HERE] Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.), a staunch anti-war Democrat, said on Tuesday that she is "gravely concerned" about the expansion of U.S. airstrikes into Syria and the continuation of strikes in Iraq.

"It is clear we are rapidly becoming more involved in another war in the Middle East," said Lee, who has called on the president to seek authorization for sustained military action in Iraq and Syria.

"I have called and will continue to call for a full congressional debate and vote on any military action, as required by the Constitution," she added in a statement. 

The Pentagon said the U.S. and partner nations conducted 14 strikes in Syria on Monday evening against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets and eight strikes against an al Qaeda affiliate known as the Khorasan group. Officials say the al Qaeda affiliate was in the "final stages" of executing an attack on Western targets, including potentially the U.S.

The strikes were a dramatic expansion of an U.S. air campaign against ISIS that until Monday had only struck targets in Iraq. Pentagon officials on Tuesday said the campaign could last "years."

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep242014

New Study Finds that Blacks and Latinos Distrust the White Owned & Controlled Media [including white media in Black Face]

Media - A mind shampoo and conditioning process of the Greater System --" the media is the mirage."[MORE

From [HERE] A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.

Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Media Insight Project. And while most say it's become easier to get news generally in the last five years, few feel the same way about news regarding their own community, the survey said.

African Americans and Latinos currently make up a third of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2043, the number of minorities is expected to eclipse the number of non-Hispanic whites, with the total minority population reaching 57 percent by 2060.

People of color who are "seeking out news about their communities, they can't find it. And what they see, they don't think is accurate," said Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, which teamed with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on the project. The survey was funded by the American Press Institute and the McCormick Foundation.

When asked whether they thought news about their communities was accurate, 75 percent of blacks said only "moderately" or "slightly/not at all." When Hispanics were asked the same question, 66 percent replied "moderately" or "slightly/not at all." [MORE]

Wednesday
Sep242014

Amos Wilson: 'A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural' 

The Black print media as exemplified by Ebony, Essence, Emerge, EM and other similar national publications fit Frazier's characteriza­tions "to a T." These publications along with their electronic media brethren are boringly innocuous, inoffensive and bland. Apparently frightened of provoking the disapproval of their national and multinational advertisers and of raising the ire of the White ruling establishment on whose favor they depend for survival, these media assiduously concern themselves with reporting the activities of Black celebrities, of the Black bourgeoisie, and with selling the products of White-owned manufacturers to Black customers. The Black media literally "deliver" the Black market to White merchants, their raison d'etre. The Black print media, especially the popular magazines which increasingly project the fashionable lives of Blacks "who have made it" in White society, are little more than fashion and consumer magazines. Their stock-in-trade is now fundamentally the same as White mass publications — celebrity features, male-female relations, career choices and opportunities, exercise and fitness features, self-help and pop psychology features. Controversial issues are superfi­cially treated when dealt with at rare instances and are carefully and inoffensively "balanced." They are careful not to take any editorial position which can be interpreted as Black nationalist or Afrocentric in orientation. The deeper issues and controversies involving Afrocentrism and Black nationalism, involving deep ethnic confronta­tions between the Black and non-Black communities are virtually ignored or dealt with so gingerly and benignly as to be devoid of any real substance while not revealing where the Black media themselves stand relative to such issues. Afrocentric and Black nationalist interpretations of events and ethnic reality are essentially excluded from the national Black print media and local and regional electronic media. The views of Black nationalist scholars and intellectuals as well as activists are rarely featured in the Black media except when they are the objects of White media attack or have aroused broad White social disapproval, or are engaged in some controversial struggle with the White powers-that-be. Some nationalists and activists are not interviewed or presented even under these circum­stances if their mere mention or presence may be interpreted by powerful Whites as representing Black media approval or support for their ideological orientation or social-political activism.

The Black media establishment is highly reactionary. Its agenda is generally set by the White media and ruling/corporate elite establishment. Once a Black person has evoked the full notice and approval or disapproval of the White media and ruling establishment, the Black media establishment compellingly presents him or her to their Black public. The Black media interaction with these noted or notorious persons or groups as defined by the White press or estab­lishment, usually lasts as long as White media focus is maintained on them. Consequently, the White press markedly still determines the visibility or invisibility, the esteem or lack thereof, of Black persons, groups and ideas in the Black media establishment. Rarely does the Black media raise a Black person, group or ideology to prominence based on the intrinsic nature of their relevance to the Black commu­nity and to Afrikan liberation without having received some signal from the White media.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Sep242014

Civil Trial begins in the Deliberate Death of Homeless Black Man Beaten and Suffocated by 5 Denver Cops at Jail 

White Supremacy is carried out by violence and/or deception. From [HERE] and [HERE] Five Denver sheriff's deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold, nunchucks, handcuffs and a taser to restrain a small, homeless Black man who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday.

The comments by Denver attorney Thomas Rice came during opening statements in a federal civil trial involving the deputies accused of using excessive force in connection with the death of Marvin Booker.

The 5-foot, 135-pound inmate died in July 2010 after deputies subdued him in the booking area of the jail.

The trial comes amid calls for a federal investigation of the department over other high-profile abuse cases. Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned in July as the city agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle another federal jail-abuse lawsuit by a former inmate over a jail beating.

Inmates told investigators the struggle began when Booker was ordered to sit down in the jail's booking area but instead moved to collect his shoes, which he had taken off for comfort.

Video shows Booker, who was barefoot, approaching Deputy Faun Gomez, who was seated at a desk. She gets up after a few moments and approaches him, and he slaps her hand away. The other deputies rush in and bring Booker down.

Gomez "escalated" the incident from a verbal exchange to force, Newman said, and then deputies became far more aggressive than necessary to subdue the 135-pound Booker.

"He was a frail, homeless man" who suffered from emphysema, an enlarged heart, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mental problems, she said.

When they got him down, one lay on top of him, bringing his full weight onto Booker's back. Another used a carotid chokehold to subdue him, Rice said. Deputies cuffed him, and used a type of nunchuck to control one of his legs. Then they tased him.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Sep232014

Black Judge says Criminal Cops Lacked "courage to do what was right": Six White L.A. Deputies Sentenced to Prison in Conspiracy to Stop Inmate Abuse Probe  

From [HERE] and [HERE] A federal judge Tuesday gave six white Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies an earful in sentencing them to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail. All six were convicted of conspiracy and obstructing justice for conspiring to foil a federal probe into deputy violence against inmates in county jails.   

U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said the deputies lacked "courage to do what was right" and that none of them showed "even the slightest remorse."

A jury on July 1 found the defendants, including two lieutenants, attempted to influence witnesses, threatened an FBI agent with arrest and concealed an FBI informant who should have been turned over to federal authorities. The conspiracy began in 2011 when sheriff's officers learned that a Black inmate was an FBI informant and was cooperating in the federal investigation of corruption and civil rights violations at the jail.  

"Blind obedience to a corrupt culture has serious consequences," Judge Anderson told them as he sentenced them to terms of 21 to 41 months.  

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Sep232014

Federal appeals court: Stop using SWAT-style raids for Minor, Non Violent Offenses [barbershop raids]

From [HERE] On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a ruling on the sort of issue you’d hope a federal appeals court would never need to rule on — whether the government should be allowed to use SWAT-style tactics to perform regulatory inspections.

At issue were a series of police raids on barbershops around the city of Orlando. The raids were basically fishing operations for drug crimes and to recruit confidential informants. All of the raided shops were black- or Hispanic-owned. The problem is that, because they were fishing expeditions, the police didn’t have enough evidence to obtain a warrant. Instead, the police asked an occupational license office to send along an inspector. Voila! These were no longer drug raids. For the purposes of the Fourth Amendment, they were now officially licensure inspections that just happened to include armored cops storming the businesses as if they were harboring an ISIS sleeper cell.

 

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Sep232014

An Unbudgeted War: No Estimate on Costs of War on ISIS

From [HERE] The Obama Administration is seeking to avoid any discussion of the massive costs of the new war on ISIS, with the White House pointedly refusing to provide any estimates on what the war has cost so far, or what it will cost in the future.

An unbudgeted war, the administration has so-far been paying for the airstrikes out of the Overseas Contingency Operations budget. That’s an $85 billion pool to draw from, but could end up being a drop in the bucket.

The refusal to provide estimates isn’t simply stubbornness about not wanting to have a debate on the war, of course. As the administration keeps announcing new escalations of the conflicts seemingly multiple times a week, exactly how big of a war we’re going to end up with might not even be clear to the war planners.

The last Iraq War, which spanned 2003-2010, cost over $2 trillion. The new war aims to not only target ISIS inside Iraq, but in neighboring Syria as well, and as the war goals continue to mount, so does the unfunded liability that is this new, open-ended war. [MORE]