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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

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

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

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

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'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

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

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

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Monday
Aug152016

What is White Collective Power? Seattle Police Chief says she Can't Fire White Cop who Punched Restrained Latino Man 14 Times in the Face After Unlawful Traffic Stop. White Prosecutors Decline to File Charges

What is White Collective Power?  When white police officers beat an unarmed, restrained Latino man and their fellow officers, the police chief, internal affairs, the union, jurors, prosecutors and the white media support, defend, and finance the officers “right” to do so. [MORETraffic stop begins @:50 seconds.

From [HERE] A white Seattle police officer has been suspended for 10 days without pay over a 2010 video-recorded incident in which he punched a restrained Latino man in the face 14 times in rapid succession. The officer, David Bauer, also delivered an unwarranted kick to the man, Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole found in a disciplinary report that concluded Bauer used excessive force and violated department policy on lawful conduct.

“Your actions were inappropriately aggressive and unnecessarily increased the violence of the interaction, and were a gross misuse of the power police officers are afforded by those we serve,” O’Toole wrote. 

 

O’Toole, who became chief in 2014, wrote that she would have fired Bauer had the incident “taken place during my tenure or under the department’s current Use of Force policy, which requires officers to use de-escalation tactics.”

The department’s internal findings came after federal and King County prosecutors [racist suspect in photo below] declined to bring felony charges against Bauer. No misdemeanor charge can be brought against him because of a two-year statute of limitations. [MORE]

Monday
Aug152016

Bad Black Cops are Disposable & Easily Replaceable to NYPD: Cop Fired After Stomping on Black Man's Head 

From [HERE] A NYPD cop who vowed to fight a court order to resign from the force for stomping on a suspect’s head has officially been given his walking papers, officials said Wednesday.

The NYPD terminated Police Officer Joel Edouard’s employment after a departmental trial, officials said.

Edouard, 38, was convicted of misdemeanor assault after he was caught on video stomping on Jahmi-El Cuffee’s head on Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant in July 2014.

Had he been convicted of a felony, the 10-year NYPD veteran would have been fired immediately. Since he was convicted of a misdemeanor, the law allowed Edouard to keep his job.

Yet Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Alan Marrus added an unusual condition to his sentence to two years’ probation on June 23: resign from the force if Police Commissioner Bill Bratton didn’t fire him in the next 24 hours. [MORE]

Monday
Aug152016

Powerless Class. Who To Call When You Need Help in Racist System? A black woman called 911 because she was afraid of a White Cop in Houston. A violent arrest followed.

No matter how much money or what position a Black person has, he/she is a member of the Powerless Class in a system of racism/white supremacy. From [HERE] Nervous and distraught, Earledreka White did the only thing she thought she could to allay her fears after being stopped by a police officer in Houston: She called 911 to report the traffic stop and asked for police backup.

White’s voice was so shaky that she stuttered when trying to give the emergency dispatcher their location, a medical plaza parking lot outside the Loop 610 near downtown Houston. Next to her stood an officer with Houston’s Metro Police Department, waiting while she made the call in the doorway of her sedan.

“He’s saying I crossed over a solid line and I did not,” White told the dispatcher. “I got out of the car to ask him what the offense was. He raised his voice at me and threatened to arrest me. So I’m really confused. And I would like another officer to come out here.

“My heart is racing. I’m really afraid.”

White then tells the dispatcher she is being “harassed.” At that point, according to the combined audio and video, the officer grabs her and tries to pin her arms behind her back, unleashing a minutes-long struggle with White screaming for him to stop.

“This man is twisting my arm,” she tells the dispatcher. “Please get your hands off of me. What is wrong with you? … Why are you doing this? I haven’t done anything.”

She eventually can be heard breaking down into sobs.

“Oh my God, oh, my God,” she says. “Stop. Please, stop. Can you stop doing this?”

The Metro Police Department has cleared the officer of any wrongdoing and said his actions were valid. 

“He’s the one that caused the confrontation and then he claims resisting arrest,” Fertitta said. “Yes, she did get out of her vehicle, which I would advise against anybody ever doing. However, it’s not a crime to get out of your vehicle at a traffic stop.

“It’s not as if she was on a roadside. She was in a parking lot. She had her hands clearly visible. There was nothing in her hands. There was no danger for this officer. And she immediately got back in her car.”

White spent two days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and was released on a $1,000 bail.

Monday
Aug152016

158 Drug Convictions Overturned Due to Philadelphia Police Federal Corruption Charges

From [HERE] and [HERE] Last week a judge reversed drug convictions relating to seven Philadelphia officers accused of corruption, bringing the total amount of conviction reversals relating to the officers to about 560, public defender Bradley S. Bridge told the Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s “the largest such dismissal in one day in city history,” reported the Inquirer.

The rulings by Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper were the latest fallout from the federal prosecution of seven police narcotics officers.

The officers - Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, and John Speiser - were acquitted of all charges at a federal trial in May.

A seventh officer, Jeffrey Walker, pleaded guilty to separate federal corruption charges and testified against his former colleagues at trial. Walker was sentenced last month to 31/2 years in prison by a federal judge who credited his cooperation with prosecutors.

The Defender Association of Philadelphia and the district attorney’s office will continue their investigation of arrests made by the seven officers, who are accused of planting evidence, doctoring paperwork, and beating and robbing suspects.

Common Pleas Court Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper said that she expects another 40 convictions will be reversed at a hearing in October, and that she has only reviewed 40 percent of the cases brought by the seven officers.

Despite the outcome of the federal trial, the reexamination by the Defender Association of Philadelphia and the District Attorney's Office of the integrity of hundreds of arrests in which the seven were involved continues.

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Monday
Aug152016

Lawsuit Filed Against South Carolina "Disturbing Schools Law." Black Teen Unlawfully Arrested after Challenging "Officer Slam" While he Abused Defenseless Black Child in Classroom 

Because We Said So Nigger. Obey. From [HERE] and [MORE] One day last fall, Niya Kenny was sitting in her math class at Spring Valley High School in Richland County, South Carolina, when a police officer came into the classroom. A girl in her class had refused to put away her cell phone, and the teacher had summoned an administrator, who called on the officer assigned to the school. 

Niya thought the officer was bad news — his name was Ben Fields, but he was so aggressive that students knew him as Officer Slam. As soon as he entered the room, she called out for other students to record him.

Three different students made cell phone videos of what happened next. Fields picked the girl up, flipped her in her desk, and then grabbed an arm and a leg to throw her across the room. Niya stood up and called out, she recalled later. “Isn’t anyone going to help her?” she asked. “Ya’ll cannot do this!”

Fields yelled at Niya to sit down and be quiet. She was so scared that she was yelling and crying. As Fields handcuffed the other girl, he turned toward Niya and told her she was going to jail, too. 

Niya was arrested, taken to jail for the day, and released with criminal charges of “disturbing a school.”

Today she’s fighting back. On her behalf, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against South Carolina to challenge a law that makes “disturbing a school” a criminal offense. 

Monday
Aug152016

A Wrongful Conviction for Rape ‘Destroyed’ This Black Man’s Life

From [HERE] He comes across as reserved and as a reluctant spokesperson for a miscarriage of justice. But who can blame Dion Harrell, who just last week was formally cleared of a 1988 rape, even the prosecutor now admits, he did not commit.

Schmertz: Can you describe to me your feeling when at least at that point this chapter of your life was over?

Harrell: I felt good.

Harrell and his attorney, Vanessa Potkin from The Innocence Project, sat down with us to share Harrell’s story — a tortured journey through the justice system that began on the streets of Long Branch.

Going from accused, to convicted to eventually cleared. A woman had accused him of raping her, and it is largely on that testimony that he went to jail.

Harrell: It was crazy.

Schmertz: Why?

Harrell: It was like a shock, man. I was getting arrested for something. They took me downtown. They kept questioning me. I kept asking them what they were locking me up for. When they told me I just flipped out.

Schmertz: And that does happen. People think eyewitness testimony is so compelling, but the cases seem to suggest that without additional evidence it’s often wrong.

Potkin: That’s right. The mind is not like a tape recorder — people think you can go back and replay exactly what happened. In this case the victim was working at McDonalds and she was on her way home, she lived about a block and a half away, when she was attacked. Dion happened to live across the street from that McDonalds. He was 22 years old at the time. You know, he was just in the McDonalds parking lot when she saw him and thought he was her attacker.

So in 1988, Harrell was arrested and charged with rape. At just 22 years old, Harrell couldn’t afford an attorney, so he was represented by a public defender, who he says kept pushing for him to plead guilty.

Harrell: From the door, she tried to get me to cop out. I told her she was crazy. I’m not going to cop out to nothing.

But Harrell did go to trial, and was convicted in 1992 and spent four years in prison. In 1996, upon release, he had to register as a sex offender. Then in 2013, after receiving numerous letters from Harrell, The Innocence Project, a nonprofit co-founded by famed OJ Simpson attorney Barry Scheck, agreed to take the case.

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Sunday
Aug142016

White Media says Relax Milwaukee: Black Man [with gun permit?] was Killed by a Black Cop, So It Couldn't Be Racist Right? [Another Black on Black Crime in Service of White Domination] 

From [HERE] The Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an armed suspect Saturday is black, sources have told the Journal Sentinel. The Sentinel blasted the news out as "BREAKING." If this generic detail was so crucial to them why did cops keep it secret for 24 hours?

[Elite whites and their media hope you will buy what they work so hard at selling - that Black on Black violence and any other Black on Black hate going on in other contexts has nothing to do with white supremacy/racism. In reality, 'the black on black criminal is a white racist in black skin - a person who has internalized white racist attitudes and has identified with his victimizers and expresses his victimization by victimizing other black people. His behavior reflexts the absence of an appropriate black and african identity.' [MORE]. Black on black violence is a result of white supremacy. In all contexts a black probot programmed in service of white domination is just as dangerous as a racist.] [MORE]

The man shot by police was 23-year-old Sylville Smith, police sources and Smith's family told the Journal Sentinel. Naturally, the white media has moved to trash Smith because he was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and with witness intimidation previously. But all the charges were dismissed, court records show. Nevertheless, having no actual prior adjudications of guilt [felony record] are meaningless to white folks; Black men are guiilty by their existence. In the context of White American domination there is no innocent Black male, just Black male criminals who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted. [MORE

According to Smith’s mother, he had a conceal-carry license for a gun. [MORE] Hmm, could the cop tell it was stolen by just looking at it through the car window?

What exactly happened during the traffic stop? Why was the car stopped? What made the car "suspicious" to police? What did police say on their radio run and in their police reports about the stop? Why is such information secret? If a case had been filed against Smith (had he lived) everything would be avaialble to the public and to the defense for his arraignment. How does the public benefit from concealing such facts?  

BooHoo. Poor Police Victimized Again by Powerful Blacks. The Milwaukee Police Association, the local police union, issued a statement Sunday defending the officers' use of force and calling the unrest "terrorist-like" and denouncing the suggestion that there is racism in its ranks.

"Our ranks are broad and diverse. ... These officers deserve respect and support ... which must begin with leadership," union President Mike Crivello said.

He called the people who set buildings on fire and fired weapons "thugs" and "terrorists" and said they "must be held accountable." BW does not condone mindless violence against police. It is amusing that after killing, beating, degrading, humiliating and treating Black people with contempt on a regular basis while occupying our communities, these so-called public servants actually think they have a right to feel safe around us! 

Crivello said the police department is understaffed and called on the department to permanently institute the two-man squads, which were implemented temporarily after a recent police shooting. He has been pushing this agenda for a while - see video from above. 'Crime is down but give us a bigger budget and hire more morons like me.'

"Our family deserves to know their loved one has a fighting chance to come home after each tour of duty."

Sunday
Aug142016

Racist Suspect Milwaukee Cops Suspiciously Provide No Details about Traffic Stop of "Suspicious Vehicle" Leading to Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man and Violent Unrest in City 

Perhaps more detail, transparency would have calmed tensions? From [HERE] A crowd threw rocks at Milwaukee police officers and set a patrol car on fire late Saturday night in the neighborhood where an officer shot and killed a fleeing armed man earlier in the day, the police said.

Officers, some in riot gear, confronted the crowd, which had as many as 100 people at one point, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. It also said that the crowd attacked its reporters and a photographer.

Arrests were being made as officers tried to disperse the crowd, the police said on Twitter. The clash comes after a series of tense episodes in Milwaukee involving residents and police, including one just before the Fourth of July weekend near Sherman Park.

The violence erupted after the police said an officer killed an alleged armed Black suspect. The police said two uniformed officers stopped two people in a car at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The police did not provide details on why the car was stopped. Mayor Tom Barrett simply said the police stopped a "suspicious vehicle" but did not provide any details about why it was suspicious.  

According to cops, both occupants ran from the car. During the pursuit, an officer shot one man, who was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, the police said. The gunman, described by the police as a 23-year-old Black man died at the scene. His name was not released. The police did not share any details from any police reports created about the incident. The police did not say what happened to the other man. 

Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief Bill Jessup told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper it wasn't clear if the gun was pointed at the officer [which would mean the gun was in the dead man's hand?].

"Those additional facts will come out in the coming days," Jessup said. He told the paper, "That officer had to make a split-second decision when the person confronted him with a handgun." [MORE]

However, during his midnight press conference, Mayor Barrett said the officer pursuing the 23-year-old man ordered him to drop his gun. The man didn't and the officer fired several times, the mayor said.

The man was hit twice, once in the chest and once in the arm. He said police determined there were 23 rounds in the man's gun.

The handgun was taken in a burglary in March, the police said. The officer was not named, but officials said he was 24 and had been an officer for three years. He was placed on administrative duty. [MORE]

Barrett said the officer had a body camera and Barrett said he believes the body camera was operational at the time of the shooting. Cops have not released any video. 

Sunday
Aug142016

One Prison vs. Another = The Olympics. ["What is the need of nations? What is the need of passports and visas and boundaries? This whole earth belongs to us"]

"Except that politicians need nations because without nations there will be no politics – except that generals need nations, because without nations there will be no wars – except that the factories that produce weapons will go out of production." - Osho Rajineesh 

From [HERE PDF] My idea of a rebellion based on yes means a rebellion based on meditation, for the first time in the history of man. And because each individual has to work upon himself, there is no question of any fight, there is no question of any organization, there is no question of any conspiracy, there is no question of planting bombs and hijacking airplanes...

I am not interested in hijacking airplanes, neither am I interested in destroying any governments. But it will be the final result of my individual rebellion based on meditation: governments will disappear. They have to disappear; they have been nothing but nuisance on the earth. Nations have to disappear. There is no need of any nations; the whole earth belongs to the whole of humanity. There is no need of any passports, there is no need of any visas.

This earth is ours, and what kind of freedom is there if we cannot even move? Everywhere there are barriers, every nation is a big imprisonment. Just because you cannot see the boundaries you think you are free. Just try to pass through the boundary and immediately you will be faced with a loaded gun: ”Go back inside the prison. You belong to this prison. You cannot enter into another prison without permission.” These are your nations!

Certainly, a rebellion of my vision will take away all this garbage of nations, and discriminations between white and black, and give the whole of humanity a natural, relaxed, comfortable life. This is possible, because science has given us everything that we need, even if the population of the earth is three times more than it is today.

Just a little intelligence is needed – which will be released by meditation – and we can have a beautiful earth with beautiful people, and a multidimensional freedom which is not just a word in the dead constitution books but a living reality.

Devageet, one thing finally to be remembered: the days of revolution are past. We have tried them many times, and every time the same story is repeated. Enough. Now something new is urgently needed. And except the idea that I am giving to you of a rebellion, individual and based on meditativeness, there is no other alternative proposed anywhere in the world.

And I am not a philosopher; I am absolutely pragmatic and practical. I am not only talking about meditative rebellion, I am preparing people for it. Whether they know it or not doesn’t matter. Whoever comes close to me is going to become a rebellious individual, and wherever he will go he will spread this contagious health. It will make people aware of their dignity, it will make people aware of their potentiality. It will make people alert to what they can become, what they are, and why they are stuck. [MORE PDF]

Friday
Aug122016

[suckers getting thrown in the moat] Is HRC Deleting Actual People Now? "Killary" Body Count Up by 5 In Just 6 Weeks 

[Gasp! A puppetician lied] "Troubling news" according to the creators of this clip. From [HERE]. At least five anti-Clinton activists have died under unusual circumstances over the past few weeks. Neither of these deaths are being reported by the mainstream media

Two very vocal anti-Clinton activists, Victor Thorn, the man who coined the term "Clinton Body Count" was found shot to death on a Pennsylvania mountaintop on his property on August 1st, his 44th birthday. Ironically, he's now on that on that list.

Thorn was a journalist at American Free Press and the author of the definitive trilogy of books about the Clintons, which details their involvement in cocaine trafficking, with the use of the small airport at Mena, Arkansas while Bill was Governor, the litany of sexual assaults and rapes committed by Bill Clinton, and lastly, the murders of those closely-connected to the Clintons who posed a threat to their ascendancy to power. Thorn was well-regarded among his peers and those who know him are non-plussed by his death. According to Inquistr, Thorn had appeared many times on the Russell Scott show and he told the host, "Russell, if I'm ever found dead, it was murder. I would never kill myself." Thorn's brother has said it was a suicide - but you might say that, too if you didn't want to end up like Shawn Lucas.

Less than 24 hours later, on August 2nd, another well-known activist, lawyer, Shawn Lucas was found dead on his bathroom floor by his girlfriend, who said he was in good health. He's shown in this clip on July 1, 2016 cheerily serving both the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz with a nationwide class action lawsuit for Fraud, in rigging the Primary against Bernie Sanders. The creators of this clip can only think that this was done not only to silence him and to stop the lawsuit but to intimidate others who might pursue the case any further.

Next, 47-year old Joe Montano, aide to Killary Clinton's pick for Vice President, Tim Kaine and former Chair of the DNC, prior to Debbie Wasserman Schultz died on July 25th, of an apparent heart attack on the day of the commencement of the Democratic Convention and of the simultaneous release of the scandalous WikiLeaks emails. 

Next, 27-year-old Seth Conrad Rich, a member of the DNC was shot twice early on a Sunday morning in Washington, DC, as he spoke to his girlfriend on his cellphone, while walking home from her apartment. Rich was a web developer, who had made voter apps and was thought to have access to the US' entire database of voters. He is thought to have had firsthand knowledge of voter fraud and there are unconfirmed rumors that he was going to testify to the FBI. Julian Assange has strongly hinted that the DNC emails he leaked were provided by a DNC insider. WikiLeaks has gone as far as to offer a $20k reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich. If no evidence provided leads to a conviction, all contributors get their money back. 

NBC reported the murder as an attempted robbery, however nothing was stolen from him. Hillary invoked his shooting at the Democratic Convention and even remarked that it was "unreported", saying, "Weapons of war (sic) do not belong on our streets."

Just a few weeks before that, as reported here previously, former UN official John Ashe, 61 was found dead in his home. The UN initially reported that he'd died of a heart attack but local police later reported his death to be due to having accidentally crushed his own windpipe with a barbell, while lifting weights. His cause of death was almost worthy of a Mafia film, whereby his crushed windpipe might discourage any other "rats" out there from "singing".

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Clinton Summer rental 2014

Ashe had been indicted and was scheduled to testify in a bribery scandal involving a Chinese national, Ng Lap Seng who's been a major donor to several Clinton campaigns. The accusations were that he'd helped smuggle $4.5M dollars into the US without saying what it was for. 

In 1998, Seng was identified as illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars through an Arkansas restaurant to the DNC during the Clinton Administration. Seng had been treated to ten visits to the White House and it was a big scandal at the time. 

Ashe's trial, also involving Seng would definitely have re-hashed that episode and would have caused much embarrassment to Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign. All five of these deaths occurred after Hillary was cleared by the FBI and Bernie Sanders was forced from the race.

The narrators of this clip comment, "How many more people are going to have to drop dead for her to get her hands on the door to the Oval Office and into power? How many more people are going to mysteriously die from absurd and ridiculous causes of death that just don't add up? You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see that people die around Clinton corruption scandals...How many people are going to have to die, so the country can be forced to pretend to elect Hillary Clinton?" [MORE]

Friday
Aug122016

"You Did Nothing Wrong. That's Just the Way the World is Right Now." Muslim Couple Kicked Off Plane b/c White Crew Member Felt Uncomfortable  

Racism = a behavioral system of survival. [File under arbitrary treatment by whites with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade.] 

Friday
Aug122016

Gangster Government: "Invisible" Arab Man Used as Test Subject in CIA [white cops] Torture Program Held at Guantánamo 10 Years, Never had Hearing, Never Charged with Crime, to Ask for Release at Tribunal

Uncivilized white psychologists James Mitchell (in photo) and Bruce Jessen now face a federal lawsuit for their role in convincing the CIA to subject terror suspects to mock drowning, painful bodily contortions, sleep and dietary deprivation and other methods long rejected by much of the world as torture. [MORE] The two racist suspects earned over $81 million. [MORE]

From [HERE] A man the CIA used as a guinea pig for its post-9/11 torture program will plead his case for freedom from Guantanámo Bay later this month, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, in perhaps the hardest challenge to date for Barack Obama’s intentions to empty the infamous detention center.

Zayn al-Ibidin Muhammed Husayn, better known as Abu Zubaydah, is one of three men the CIA acknowledged that it waterboarded, a process simulating drowning, at an unacknowledged prison in Thailand. At some point during his 14-year captivity by the US, he lost the use of his left eye.

The 23 August hearing, Guantánamo’s equivalent of a parole board, will present the first time Abu Zubaydah will have an opportunity to speak about his captivity – an opportunity that contradicts the CIA’s preferences. The CIA, per a landmark 2014 Senate investigation, has contended that he ought to be held incommunicado until he dies.

“We anticipate our client will make a statement” at the hearing, said Zubaydah’s attorney, Joseph Margulies.

Abu Zubaydah presents the hardest test thus far for the Obama administration’s last-ditch attempt at vacating the Guantánamo detention facility through the quasi-parole process. While the much-tortured Abu Zubaydah may or may not be too dangerous to release – the criterion that a multi-agency Guantánamo tribunal known as a Periodic Review Board (PRB) will evaluate later this month – he knows a vast amount about CIA torture, which makes his ultimate release doubtful.

“We know that we went on a crossroad and we took the wrong turn,” said Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who interrogated Abu Zubaydah before his torture by the CIA.

“Abu Zubaydah and his case represents that. He represents the falsehood of what’s called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’.”

Captured in Pakistan in 2002, Abu Zubaydah was the first person subjected to a CIA torture regimen devised by contractor psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who currently face a federal lawsuit brought by subsequent CIA torture victims. Initially thought to possess vital information on al-Qaida and its plots, and hardened by resistance to interrogation, Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times, stuffed into a wooden box not much bigger than a coffin, held naked, kept awake for extensive periods and had his body painfully contorted.

Following a 47-day period of isolation at the black site, Abu Zubaydah experienced 19 days of torture on what the Senate intelligence committee later observed was a “near 24-hour-per-day basis”. During that time, interrogators placed him in a coffin-sized box for the equivalent of 11 days and two hours, and inside an even smaller box for a total of 29 hours. It took six days for interrogators to cable back to the CIA that it was unlikely Abu Zubaydah knew anything about upcoming plots, and seven for them to cable back it was “highly unlikely”.

Not only did Abu Zubaydah’s torture continue, the CIA represented it to the Bush administration and Congress as a success, and subsequently tortured at least 118 others.

Recently declassified documents from CIA medical staff, who were present during black-site torture, found that in “retrospect”, Abu Zubaydah “probably reached the point of cooperation even prior to the August [2002] institution of ‘enhanced’ measures – a development missed because of the narrow focus of questioning”.

Never charged with a crime, Abu Zubaydah has been invisible to the public long after his September 2006 transfer to Guantánamo Bay, where he and other former black site denizens have been jailed at the classified Camp 7. His attorneys’ attempts at winning his freedom through habeas-corpus proceedings in federal court have proven fruitless, with a federal judge stalling for years to rule on basic legal filings.

A rare – and bizarre – exception came in June, when he almost made it to a pre-trial military commissions hearing for 9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh, but ultimately did not testify.

The CIA, according to the Senate report, concluded soon after taking Abu Zubaydah into custody that he “should remain incommunicado for the remainder of his life … [which] may preclude [Abu Zubaydah] from being turned over to another country”.

According to two Obama administration officials, the administration is seeking to “accelerate” the remaining PRB hearings – the pathway that Obama is taking to clear out all Guantánamo detainees who are not charged with war crimes before the military commissions. One said that the plan is to complete the initial PRB hearings for all detainees not charged in a military tribunal by the end of September.

That official said that the only remaining Guantánamo detainees not to have received PRB hearings are the so-called “high value detainees”, several of whom are former CIA black-site residents.

The CIA, which declined to comment, does not have a direct role in the PRB deliberations, which reach decisions by consensus. But its nominal parent agency, the office of the director of national intelligence, does, leading observers to doubt that Abu Zubaydah will actually go free. If he does not, the task of closing Guantánamo during the roughly 150 days left remaining in Obama’s presidency grows harder.

Obama has transferred, resettled or released 162 Guantánamo detainees since taking office. Currently 76 detainees remain at Guantánamo, with 34 approved for transfer.

Still, Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security, said the decision to permit Abu Zubaydah a hearing represented a boldness by the White House in its internal and congressional battles over closing Guantánamo.

“Abu Zubaydah is at the heart of everything that keeps Gitmo from closing: the issue of torture,” Greenberg said.

“They’ve changed the calculus with this. Everybody can go before the PRB, and everybody will.”

Friday
Aug122016

Racist Suspect Chicago Cops Unlawfully Tackled, Arrested & Strip Searched Fasting Muslim Woman. Hypocritical White Prosecutors Charged Her With "reckless conduct" & "obstructing justice" 

From [HERE] A non-white muslim woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the city of Chicago and six of its police officers after she said the officers profiled her based on her religious garb and assaulted her outside a CTA train station last year.

On July Fourth, Itemid (Angel) Al-Matar, who was observing Ramadan, was trying to catch the train home so she could break fast at sunset. As she was walking up the stairs to the CTA "L" stop at State and Lake streets, police officers grabbed her, unprovoked, and threw her down on the landing, the suit alleges.

According to court records, Al-Matar, 32, moved to Chicago from Saudi Arabia two years ago to study English.

A CTA surveillance video shows Al-Matar climbing the stairs alone toward the platform when a group of five officers approaches her from behind. One of the officers grabs her by the shoulder and brings her to the ground, where the police huddle around her and appear to search her.

At a news conference Thursday, Al-Matar's attorney, Gregory Kulis, claimed police ripped off her religious headwear, a hijab and niqab. He said they exposed her midriff while she was handcuffed on the ground.

Al-Matar was arrested and charged with reckless conduct and several counts of obstructing justice. In June, a Cook County judge dismissed the first charge and found Al-Matar not guilty of the other counts.

"If they felt that there was some concern, the initial approach would be like every one of us on the street: 'Excuse me, sir, excuse me, ma'am, can I just ask you a question — what's your name and where are you going?'" Kulis said.

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The suit cites Mayor Rahm Emanuel's acknowledgment in December of a prevailing "code of silence" among police and claims the department's failing to investigate and discipline officers is a contributing factor in Al-Matar's incident.

Kulis said the police incident report included information that somebody indicated she was a "lone wolf suicide bomber."

The suit — which alleges use of excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search, malicious prosecution and violation of Al-Matar's right to freedom of religious expression — will continue conversations about Islamophobia in the U.S., said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of Chicago's Council On American Islamic Relations.

Rehab said "Policing ought to protect us from unlawful activity and crimes. It should not be in the business of attempting to protect us against people who look different," he said.

Rehab noted that because Al-Matar was jailed the night of the incident, she was unable to break her fast for another day.

"There is a human at the center of this case. ... under this simple piece of cloth is a full and complex heart-beating human," said Rehab. "We understand that for many people she may look like someone they that they are scared of. But that does not excuse dehumanizing or demonizing her."

Because of the pending litigation, Al-Matar — who goes by the name Angel — spoke only a few sentences at the news conference Thursday. She said she did not leave home this Fourth of July, her second in the U.S.

"I don't want that nightmare to happen again," she said.

Friday
Aug122016

The Loser By Design [Election Hoax 2016]: Trump Campaign Fake Like a Harlem Globetrotter Opponent. No Field Campaign on Ground, No Commercials & Non-Stop Idiocy 

From [WashPost] "In no place was the ground game or infrastructure battle joined more forcefully, on both sides," than in Hamilton County, Ohio, the New York Times reported shortly after the 2012 election. Mitt Romney's campaign, recognizing the importance of the area around Cincinnati, put a big emphasis on winning there.

Four years earlier, Hamilton County had backed Barack Obama -- the first time it had voted for the Democratic candidate since 1964, when Lyndon Johnson won the presidency in a rout. 2008 was also the first election in recent memory that the county had been more Democratic than the state as a whole. Cleveland had always leaned left; Columbus had recently moved that way. Cincinnati, though, was usually Republican territory. Until Obama.

So Romney hammered it. He made multiple stops in the region during the election and, early in the race, it was a center for his fundraising in the state. "Our operation has shown that we committed to running an aggressive, 88-county campaign," Romney's Ohio state chairman said in an email to the Columbus Dispatch that June, emphasizing in part that Romney's team would blanket the state and not just focus on Cincinnati. The Dayton Daily News reported on June 2 of that year that Romney had opened eight field offices in the state -- four in the southwestern part of the state near Cincinnati -- and was opening six more over the next two weeks. Over the course of the campaign, Romney and his allies ran 17,600 ads in the Cincinnati region, spending $14 million to do so.

On Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer ran a story that described the efforts of the Trump campaign in the critical county. Hamilton has declined as a percentage of the state's population since 1990, but it is still home to 7 percent of Ohioans. So what's Donald Trump doing there?

With the presidential election 90 days away, the Donald Trump campaign is scrambling to set up the basics of a campaign in Hamilton County, a key county in a swing state crucial to a Republican victory, a recent internal email obtained by The Enquirer shows.

The campaign has yet to find or appoint key local leaders or open a campaign office in the county and isn't yet sure which Hamilton County Republican party's central committee members are allied with the Republican presidential nominee. ... Even campaign materials, such as signs and stickers, aren't yet available.

What's more, Trump hasn't yet run a single general election ad in Hamilton County -- or anywhere.

Last week, the Enquirer reported that Trump supporters, frustrated by the lack of infrastructure in their area, set up their own Trump headquarters in a small house. The campaign tried to spin this as a positive -- such enthusiasm! -- but it clearly isn't.

If you want to volunteer to help Trump in Hamilton County, it's not clear how you do so. If you go to Trump's campaign website and click "Get Involved," a pop-up appears that asks you to give your name, address and email. If you enter your email address and Zip code on the main page, you are taken to a contribution page that doesn't seem to have been updated in a while:

By contrast, Hillary Clinton's website makes finding a way to volunteer a one-click task. Click the "Act" button and you're taken to a page that recognizes the state you're visiting from and offers a way to find volunteer events near you. Entering a Cincinnati-area Zip code shows 100 events in and around the city over the next month or two.

In the past, Trump has said that he'd leave grass-roots organizing to the Republican Party. The party's spokesman in the state insisted that it had an effort that was already underway and that "enthusiasm is high and we expect our operation to continue growing." It's not simple to convert enthusiasm for a candidate into volunteering for a political party, though, and Trump's campaign website doesn't even point people to the GOP.

Mitt Romney lost Hamilton County and Ohio -- but not for lack of trying. Romney would later report that he was heartened on Election Day when he saw fans lining a parking garage at an airport in Pennsylvania, suggesting a groundswell of support that would carry him to victory. That argument is the same one Trump has been making -- that his big crowds at rallies suggest he's doing better than it seems.

It wasn't enough for Romney, even with a robust campaign infrastructure. It's hard to see how it will be enough for Trump in Hamilton County or Ohio without one. [MORE]

Friday
Aug122016

Claiming “we have an under-incarceration problem” Racist Suspect Senators Obstruct Prison Sentence Reform 

In photo, racist suspect U.S. Senator Tom Cotton claims U.S. has 'under-incarceration problem.' The System of White Supremacy Requires a Substantial Number of Non-Whites to be Incarcerated  From [HERE] As a college student in Virginia, Corey Jacobs started selling drugs with the help of a group of friends to make some extra money. A Bronx native, Mr. Jacobs was no kingpin, and no aspect of their drug conspiracy involved violence. Now age 46, Mr. Jacobs has served 16 years of a sentence of life without parole in the federal system.

No question, Corey Jacobs should have gone to prison for his felony. But does he deserve to die there?

His sentencing judge does not think so. Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. wrote in a letter supporting clemency for Mr. Jacobs that had the law not mandated a life sentence, he would not have imposed one for a first felony conviction.

Sadly, Mr. Jacobs is no anomaly. There are thousands like him serving sentences in our federal and state systems that are disproportionate to their crimes. The financial cost of our current incarceration policy is straining government budgets; the human and community costs are incalculable.

Today, a rare bipartisan consensus in favor of changing drug-sentencing laws presents an opportunity to improve the fairness and efficiency of America’s criminal justice system. But to build on this coalition for reform, which includes senior law enforcement officials, we need action in Congress.

In February 2015, President Obama convened a group of lawmakers — including the Republican senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Rand Paul of Kentucky and the Democratic senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Cory Booker of New Jersey — to build support for sweeping reforms. But the momentum has slowed thanks to opposition from a small group of Republican congressmen using language dredged from the past. One, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, even claimed recently that “we have an under-incarceration problem.”

The [fake] Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, is now fanning fears about the level of crime in America, which is actually at historic lows. Such pandering is a reminder of how we got here in the first place.

A few numbers help to illustrate the scale of the problem. From the late 1970s, America’s incarceration rate more than quadrupled, to over 700 per 100,000 people from about 130; compare that with Russia, for example, which imprisons about 450 people per 100,000. Between 1970 and 2005, America’s prison and jail population increased sevenfold, to approximately 2.2 million from about 300,000.

The United States has about 5 percent of the world’s population, yet about 22 percent of its known prisoner population. In 2010, it cost about $80 billion per year to house these people in our prisons and jails.

Some more numbers: Controlling for other factors, the United States Sentencing Commission found that between December 2007 and September 2011, black male defendants received sentences 20 percent longer than their white counterparts. From 1983 to 1997, the number of African-Americans sent to prison for drug offenses went up more than 26-fold, compared with a sevenfold increase for whites. By the early 2000s, more than twice as many African-Americans as whites were in state prisons for drug offenses. [MORE]