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Racist Suspect Watch



Deeper than Atlantis
Monday
Aug182014

According to the Department of Justice, Violent Crime has being Going Down Since 1980. Why has the Militarization of Police Increased? [White Supremacy] 


From [HERE] Since 1990, according to Department of Justice statistics, the United States has become a vastly safer place, at least in terms of violent crime. (Drug crime follows somewhat different trends, though drug use has been dropping over the same time period.) The number of murders dropped to 14,827 in 2012 from 23,438 in 1990. The number of rapes has plummeted to 84,376 from 102,555. The number of robberies, motor-vehicle thefts, assaults — all have seen similarly large declines. And the number of incidents has dropped even though the country has grown. 

And there’s no evidence that giving police officers the weapons of war has had anything to do with that decline in crime, either, with researchers pegging it to a combination of factors, among them the removal of lead from paint and gasoline, an increase in abortion rates, and improved policing methods.

So, instead, we get a very militarized police -- and tons of cases where it is being used in cases that absolutely don't warrant it. At all. 

And here's the really disturbing thing. It may get a lot worse. As Vanity Fair notes, on June 19th, Rep. Alan Grayson had offered up an amendment on the Defense Appropriations bill, which would have limited the militarization of police. And it failed by a wide margin. Included in those voting against it? The guy who represents Ferguson.

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Monday
Aug182014

Missouri governor signs order sending National Guard to Ferguson

 

From [HERE] Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday issued an executive order authorizing the Missouri National Guard  to provide assistance in the city of Ferguson following a period of civil unrest that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency [JURIST report] on Saturday. The order was issued in an effort to protect the public peace [press release] within the city after protesters took to the streets to speak out against the shooting of Michael Brown. Michael Brown was an African American teenager who was recently shot and killed by a white Ferguson police officer for unknown reasons [racism/white supremacy]. Many Ferguson residents believe the killing was racially motivated and have initiated protests, which officials fear could lead to rioting and crime. Currently, the FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran  are carrying out a federal civil rights investigation .

Monday
Aug182014

White Supremacy vs. the 1st Amendment? Three More Journalists Detained In Ferguson (VIDEO)

BlackListed News

Echoing the arrests of the Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery earlier this week, three reporters said they were briefly handcuffed and detained by police. Other reporters said officers threatened them with mace, while one radio reporter caught an officer's threat to shoot him on tape.
Three journalists -- Neil Munshi of the Financial Times, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated and Rob Crilly of the Telegraph -- tweeted that they were briefly detained and handcuffed by Missouri highway police Capt. Ron Johnson. Munshi emphasized that the three of them were held by police but were not arrested.

Monday
Aug182014

Is it Time to Question Obama's [democrats] Vicarious Leadership? He Does Little to Challenge White Domination - the Only Problem Facing Black People  

On Tuesday in the wake of Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white police officer, President Obama advised: "We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Clearly, he was not talking about the system of white supremacy. It probably is a good time to question Obama, the Democratic Party and other Black & Brown leaders & so-called Black & Brown organizations who do little to challenge the system of white domination, the root cause of the social, economic and political issues plaguing non-white people, yet claim to zealously represent us.  

NBC states: Criticisms of President Barack Obama’s approach to race relations are unlikely to fade in the wake of his comments about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Some black activists say Obama’s response to this and similar situations show that he is too reluctant to address directly issues of race. Nafees Syed of CNN urged Obama to push a racial profiling [targeting] bill - stating, "President Obama is our best chance for the "more perfect union" he called for as a presidential hopeful in 2008." [MORE] Of course, the best way to "perfect the union" is to dismantle white supremacy. 

Hopes of the moral suasion of white folks who have no morality where race is the variable [MORE] ignores the painful reality of white supremacy domination. Civil rights legislation like any other laws will be primarily enforced, executed and remedied by white police, white prosecutors, white legislators and white judges - in other words by racist suspects filtered into the system. This kind of proposal is about as constructive as rapping or making a police brutality app to address the problems caused by white domination. 

These illusions also ignore the greater context of the white supremacy system. Dr. Cress Welsing breaks down Reality here: Black people throughout the world, live under the power of the white supremacy system of total oppression and domination, implying the absence of any true power to determine ultimately what happens to their individual and collective lives. This is the major and only problem facing Black and all other non-white peoples throughout the world. This is precisely why they are called and classified as Black and non-white, to setthem specifically in oppositional contrast to, and in conflict with, the genetic reality of white. [MORE]

Racism/White Supremacy is the cause of issues such as police brutality. In other words, police brutality is a symptom of white supremacy. Like many other issues crippling non-white persons - it must be understood in its proper context. To deal with police brutality non-white people must face reality and get over their fear of confronting white supremacy once and for all. Black people especially must transform their emotional response to white supremacy into a pragmatic, analytical and tactical response to end this power relationship that is destroying us. 

Monday
Aug182014

Not Enough Peace & Quiet from Blacks in Ferguson: Race Soldiers (Cops) Use Tear Gas & Armored Vehicles on Peaceful Protest - before curfew

"Get the Fuck Outta Here!" Cop Threatens Non-White Man with Camera From [HERE] and [HERE] Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Ferguson on Sunday night. The situation quickly spiraled out-of-control when police fired tear gas into the crowd well before the midnight curfew. It’s unclear what prompted the police action.

County police tweeted that protesters were throwing "Molotov cocktails" at police, but protesters, including Renita Lamkin, a pastor who has been acting as a peacekeeper, said no one threw Molotov cocktails. "That is not true," she said. Meanwhile, a police announcer told the crowd, "This is no longer a peaceful protest. You must leave the area."

One protester, Keshonda James, 35, was driving away from police when a canister of tear gas shattered her windshield. The exploding glass hit her left arm, which was later bandaged by a fellow protester. [MORE]

Capturing the dramatic events for the world was Mustafa Hussein, a student who works at a local all-volunteer music station, Argus Radio. The station is using video equipment it purchased to live-stream concerts to broadcast the protests in Ferguson

Tonight, as tens of thousands of people around the world watched, Hussein was threatened by an officer wielding a weapon. “Get the fuck out of here! You get that light off or you’re getting shot with this!,” the man shouts. That portion of the live-stream was uploaded to YouTube [see above].

Undeterred, Hussein continued broadcasting. Subsequently, he can be heard reporting the incident to a different officer and other reporters.

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Monday
Aug182014

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times: Twice in the Head

[this provocative news was released late Sunday by NY Times just hours before the curfew.] Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one because, a department spokesman said, of “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”

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Sunday
Aug172014

Fox News Deceptively Edits Obama To Suggest He Is Pro-Black

From [HERE] Fox News deceptively edited a clip of President Obama's statement on demonstrations following the execution of Michael Brown to suggest Obama is "choosing sides" and has "set an atmosphere" for discord and violence. In fact, Obama emphasized the importance of both "a basic respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protest."

Obama addressed the tense protests that followed the death of Brown -- an unarmed teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri -- in an August 15 statement that called for "healing," "peace and calm."

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Sunday
Aug172014

According to the FBI: White Police Kill a Black Person at least 2 times per week [keep your teddy bears, candles & protest signs pt. 2]

From [HERE] Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.

The reports show that 18% of the blacks killed during those seven years were under age 21, compared to 8.7% of whites. The victim in Ferguson was 18-year-old Michael Brown. The officer who killed him is white. 


While the racial analysis is striking, the database it's based on has been long considered flawed and largely incomplete. The killings are self-reported by law enforcement and not all police departments participate so the database undercounts the actual number of deaths. Plus, the numbers are not audited after they are submitted to the FBI and the statistics on "justifiable" homicides have conflicted with independent measures of fatalities at the hands of police. [MORE]

Sunday
Aug172014

[Yes Racism Exists in Ferguson. White Supremacy is a Global System of Domination] Data Shows 90% Stopped & Frisked are Black 

From [HERE] In 2013, the Ferguson Police Department made 5,384 stops and 611 searches. 86 percent of the stops and 92 percent of the searches were of black people. Only 67 percent of the town's population is black. 

The racial disparity captured by these numbers is unacceptable, but it is not as easy to make sense of the injustice as it might seem. Are they solely a reflection of racist law enforcement actions?

UCLA's Center of Policing Equity has been called into dozens of police departments across the country to help them understand problems like this. And each situation is different.

"If you imagine that there is racism in law enforcement—and I don’t have to imagine, I’ve seen it, it definitely exists—there must also be racism in housing, employment, and education," said Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founder and president of UCLA's Center for Policing Equity. "We don’t know when the disparities we see in law enforcement are from the actions of law enforcement or if the disparities are picking up on bad things before contact with law enforcement." [MORE]

White people are playing a survival game with non-white people, engaging in behaviors—in economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and more—in order for them to survive on the planet, by any means necessary. Created for their survival, the operating system of white supremacy controls everything non-white people have or need. How will you react to it? 

Sunday
Aug172014

Senator: "Ferguson shooting proves need for racial profiling bill" - (civil rights laws are enforced [police], funded [legislators], administered [prosecutors] and remedied [judges] by white folks [racist suspects])

'Civil rights is not liberation. If there is a choice between your survival and white peoples then they will ignore the law and do whatever they please in a white over black system. Your salvation is more likely to lie in power not in hoping for the good will of white people or on laws on the books.' [MORE]

The Hill 

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) called on Congress to pass his bill that aims to end racial profiling after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo.

“This cycle of needlessly sacrificing our teens to violent ends must end,” Cardin said Friday. “Congress should take up and pass my bill, the End Racial Profiling Act [S. 1038].” Cardin’s bill would support programs to educate law enforcement officials in the differences between suspect descriptions and racial profiling.

“Racial profiling is un-American. It has no place within the values of our country,” Cardin said. “As far too many of our communities have learned, people can be hurt.”

Sunday
Aug172014

[A "Suspected Race Soldier" is a White Cop who may be Racist] Pentagon, DHS Helped Arm Police in Ferguson with Equipment Used in War

 DemocracyNow

The events in Ferguson over the past week have sparked a national debate over racial profiling and the militarization of local police forces. On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message." What Holder did not mention was the federal government’s role in supplying local police forces with military-grade equipment. The New York Times reports Department of Homeland Security grant money paid for the $360,000 BearCat armored truck on patrol in Ferguson. Most of the body armor worn by officers responding to the Ferguson protests was also paid for with federal money. We speak to Radley Balko, author of the book, "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces." "When we take domestic police officers and we train them like soldiers and we give them military gear and we dress them up like soldiers and we tell them they’re fighting a war — a war on crime or a war on terror — they’re going to start to see themselves as soldiers," Balko says.

Sunday
Aug172014

Curfew on 1st Amendment in Ferguson also: Video of Cops gassing news crew and dismantling their equipment

From [HERE] A news crew, clearly no threat or impediment to the cops, films from a verge in Ferguson, Missouri. A pop and a cloud of white smoke marks the arrival of a tear gas canister at their feet, and the newscrew is forced to flee. Moments later, police pull up in an armored van and hurriedly try to break down the film equipment--until they notice that anothercrew is still filming them from across the street.

Sunday
Aug172014

Missouri Governor: Police Released Video Of Robbery To Attack Michael Brown’s Character

From [HERE

Sunday
Aug172014

Another Funeral for Latino Man Beaten to Death by LAPD after Traffic Stop for Reckless Driving - video

From [HERE

Sunday
Aug172014

Noam Chomsky on BDS and How the Israeli Occupation is "Much Worse Than Apartheid"