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Monday
Sep152014

So Called War on "ISIS" is a "Sure bet Payday" for Defense Industry

From [HERE] It’s far too soon to tell how the American escalation in the sprawling, complex mess unfolding in Iraq and Syria will play out. But this much is clear: As the white elite's military machine hums into a higher gear, it will produce some winners in the defense industry.

New fights mean new stuff, after all. And following the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan—and the belt-tightening at the Pentagon imposed by steep budget cuts—military suppliers are lining up to meet a suddenly restored need for their wares. Presenting his vision for expanding the confrontation with the terrorist group ISIS in a speech to the nation on Wednesday night, President Obama outlined a program of intensified airstrikes designed to keep American troops away from the danger on the ground. So defense analysts are pointing to a pair of sure-bet paydays from the new campaign: for those making and maintaining the aircraft, manned and unmanned, that will swarm the skies over the region, and for those producing the missiles and munitions that will arm them.

“The drone builders are going to have a field day,” says Dov Zakheim, who served as Pentagon Comptroller during the George W. Bush administration. That could mean a tidy profit for privately held General Atomics, maker of the Predator drone, the granddaddy in the category and still widely in use, as well as the second-generation Reaper, designed to carry 3,000 pounds worth of bombs. And to help survey vast expanses of desert, the military will rely on the Global Hawk, made by Northrop Grumman NOC 0.53% to hover at altitudes as high as 50,000 feet for up to four days at a time. Those vehicles will likely be making use of the Gorgon Stare. This sensor, developed by privately held Sierra Nevada, is capable of scoping a 4-kilometer diameter by filming with nine cameras. [MORE]

Monday
Sep152014

Whose economy are you talking about? Economist Predicts Poverty Rate Increase

From [HEREJared Bernstein, who is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington and a former chief economist to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., predicts that the poverty rate has increased. He wrote the following: 

On Tuesday, the Census Bureau will tell us whether the share of population that’s officially in poverty went up, down or stayed the same in 2013. There’s tons of other data in the release, like the change in the real income for the median household and information on health insurance coverage.

Because the data is a year old, financial markets ignore it. But political markets pay a lot of attention, as do policy analysts and advocates who work on poverty and middle-class economics. And, of course, these being the early days of the Affordable Care Act, the health coverage data will doubtless also get a close look. My own interest is that of the policy wonk who focuses on the nexus between the overall, or macro, economy and living standards of middle- and low-income families.

It’s an important set of numbers. Although one must always be careful not to read too much into one year’s data, 2013 represents the fourth full year of an economic recovery that officially began in the second half of 2009. Yet this recovery has been uniquely unforthcoming for the poor, the unemployed and even many people in the middle class.

Poverty, as officially measured, has held steady at about 15 percent of the population since 2010, and unfortunately, I expect it to do so again this year. I expect the real median household income to do a little better, up by maybe 1 percent.

Why, if I’m right, should the poor and middle class have gained so little by Year 4 of the recovery? That relates to the answer I tend to give when someone asks me how the economy is doing: Whose economy are you talking about?

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Monday
Sep152014

Using the Ferguson Grand Jury to Run for Cover, White Prosecutor has not prosecuted a single police shooting in 23 Years  

Expect Racism [white supremacy] From [HERE] One might give racist suspect St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch the benefit of the doubt, if not for his background. His father was a police officer killed in a shootout with a black suspect, and several of his family members are, or were, police officers. His 23-year record on the job reveals scant interest in prosecuting such cases. During his tenure, there have been at least a dozen fatal shootings by police in his jurisdiction (the roughly 90 municipalities in the county other than St. Louis itself), and probably many more than that, but McCulloch’s office has not prosecuted a single police shooting in all those years. At least four times he presented evidence to a grand jury but — wouldn’t you know it? — didn’t get an indictment.

One of the four: A 2000 case in which a grand jury declined to indict two police officers who had shot two unarmed black men 21 times while they sat in their car behind a Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant. It was a botched drug arrest, and one of the two men killed hadn’t even been a suspect. McCulloch at the time said he agreed with the grand jury’s decision, dismissing complaints of the handling of the case by saying the dead men “were bums.” He refused to release surveillance tapes of the shooting. When those tapes were later released as part of a federal probe, it was discovered that, contrary to what police alleged, the car had not moved before the police began shooting.

McCulloch apparently hasn’t learned from that. His spokesman, asked by The Post’s Wesley Lowery about those remarks, said the slain men “should have been described as ‘convicted felons’ rather than ‘bums.’ ”

Lowery gained national attention last month when he was unjustly detained by Ferguson’s out-of-control police while covering the demonstrations. He has since asked McCulloch’s office for a list of cases in which prosecutors pursued charges against a law enforcement official. McCulloch’s office ultimately came up with only one case over 23 years that The Post could verify of the prosecution of a white officer for using inappropriate force against a black victim, and it wasn’t a shooting.

But if McCulloch lacks credibility, he apparently has political clout. This could explain why Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon — like McCulloch, a Democrat — is refusing to appoint a special prosecutor. This could also explain Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s statement in support of McCulloch.

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Monday
Sep152014

White Detroit SWAT Race Soldier Cop to face Retrial for Killing 7 year old Black Girl [11 whites on jury last time]

From [HERE] A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a seven-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.

Nobody alleges that Officer Joseph Weekley intended to kill Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who had been sleeping on a couch near the front door when officers burst through around midnight in search of a murder suspect. But prosecutors charged him with involuntary manslaughter because they believe he handled his submachine gun recklessly, causing the girl’s death. Weekley is white and Jones was Black.

Jury selection starts on Monday in Wayne County court, 15 months after Weekley’s first trial ended with the mostly white jury [11 white] unable to agree on a verdict. [MORE]

The night Aiyana Jones was killed, Detroit police's Special Response Team were searching for murder suspect, Chauncey Owens, who was engaged to Aiyana's aunt, in connection with the May 14, 2010, murder of 18-year-old Jerean Blake. Weekley was a member of this SWAT unit. After obtaining a search warrant, police kicked in the front door of the home on Lillibridge, where Owens was thought to be hiding. 

They threw a flashbang grenade into the downstairs flat of a multi-family home about 12:40 a.m. and Weekley was accused of firing the bullet that struck and killed the girl, who was sleeping on the couch in the front room of the home. The "flash-bang" light-emitting grenade was meant to distract suspects. 

Weekley was first through the door, with a shield in one hand and a gun in the other. He claims he accidentally pulled the trigger when Aiyana’s grandmother, Mertilla Jones, grabbed his submachine gun. She denies that she interfered in any way.

During Weekley’s first trial, a fellow officer, Shawn Stallard, testified that he did not see anyone struggle with Weekley. He said Detroit police are trained to push away anyone who tries to grab an officer’s gun or to move the weapon in a “J’’ shape to keep control of it.

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Sunday
Sep142014

Color Envious LAPD Detain Black Actress: White Cops assumed she was a prostitute, b/c she was kissing a white man in his car

Reaction Formation is a mental defense sometimes used by white people when they come into contact with non-white people. "Non-whites always will have something highly visible that whites never can have or produce — the genetic factor of color." [MORE] This psychological response "converts something desired and envied but wholly unattainable, into something discredited and despised [imagine midgets and tall persons in a height challenged society]. The whites, desiring to have skin color but unable to attain it, claimed (consciously or unconsciously) that skin color was disgusting to them, and began attributing negative qualities to color - especially to blackness." [MORE] Here, white cops could not understand why an upstanding white man would be intimate with a Black woman in public. 

From [HERE] An Black actress who played the slave CoCo in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Django Unchained has claimed she was handcuffed and detained by white police officers in Los Angeles who assumed she was a prostitute, because she was kissing her white boyfriend in his car.

Daniele Watts, who is black says she was “humiliated” by the incident, which she said occurred in the Studio City neighbourhood on Thursday. She also plays a Black cop on the show Weeds. [She was not humiliated by playing Coco?] 

Watts posted photographs of the encounter on her Facebook page, one highlighting a bloody injury to her wrist she said was caused by handcuffs, another showing the actor in tears, standing next to a low wall with her hands restrained behind her back and a white officer questioning her.

The incident began, Watts said, when a member of the public called the police [probably a white person - white people act as an auxillary police force with regard to non-whites, especially Black & Latino males. They are watching you and if you do anything that makes them uncomfortable they will use their I-Phones to call the cops.] apparently upset at the couple’s public display of affection [and maybe in a state of reaction formation].

An officer demanded to see identification from Watts, 28, and her boyfriend Brian Lucas, a white man who is a celebrity chef.  Lucas complied but Watts refused and walked away, saying she was under no obligation to show it. [that was ignorant. To the extent that you might be dealing with a racist cop - you must comply with their just and unjust commands. Legal truths aside, your reality is white supremacy and you are powerless in this racist environment, esp. in this kind of one on one street encounter. Besides, police do have the discretionary authority to demand identification and can detain to investigate if you refuse. Of course, if there is a legal basis you can take legal action later on - if you're still alive to do so. But as a victim of white supremacy in this situation, your main goals should be to avoid death, injury and greater confinement in the present moment. Maybe that wasn't the case in the fake slave world created by the racist suspect who made Django, but it should have been. Many slaves understood their environment and mastered the skill of communicating with the oppressor.] 

In a Facebook post, Watts wrote: “Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.

“When the officer arrived, I was [confused by reality] standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cell phone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn’t harming anyone, so I walked away.”

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Sunday
Sep142014

Latino unemployment rate allegedly declines [from 7.9 to 7.8] But Millions More Not in Labor Force, Says Report

From [HERE] The U.S. Latino unemployment rate has declined based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' August report, but the number of people employed and not in the labor force depicts a different picture.

According to the August report, 7.5 percent of Latinos are unemployed, or 1.9 million people. In comparison to July's report, 7.8 percent of Latinos were unemployed. According to the National Council of La Raza, "unemployed" refers to individuals who are available to work, have made an effort to find a job or are expected for a call back from a layoff but are not working.

Among Latinos over the age of 16, 23.5 million are working or temporarily absent from their jobs. The total sum of Latinos unemployed and employed, or part in the civilian labor force, is 25.4 million. However, 13.1 million Latinos are categorized as "neither employed or unemployed."

"The latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows lower-than-average employment growth in August compared to the last 12 months, but better outcomes for Latino workers who benefitted from job growth in key industries," noted NCLR's "Monthly Latino Employment Report."

The Latino unemployment rate decline has been attributed to job growth in job sectors with relatively high Latino participation. Industries such as administrative and waste services, which gained 23,000 overall employees including other ethnicities, food services and restaurants with 22,000 hires and construction adding 20,000 workers.

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Sunday
Sep142014

White Media Ignores White Cop Accused of Raping and Assaulting 8 Black Women while on Duty - Instead focuses on Simple Assaults by Black Running Backs 

"Black male criminality plays a very important role in defining the collective White American ego and personality." [If it did not support white domination then it wouldn't be on your TV]. [MORE]  From [HERE] The president of the Oklahoma NAACP has written a letter to the U.S. attorney general requesting a federal hate crimes and civil rights investigation into alleged sexual assaults on black women by Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw.

Holtzclaw, 27, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Aug. 21 and accused of groping and raping several black women during a series of attacks that occurred from February through June while he was on duty patrolling the city’s northeast side.

Police have said there are at least eight alleged victims.

Holtzclaw was charged with 16 felonies, including two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of sexual battery, four counts of forcible oral sodomy, four counts of indecent exposure, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of stalking. Holtzclaw denies the allegations, his attorney, Scott Adams, has said. Last week a white judge reduced his $5 million dollar bond to $500,000, which he paid and was released. The same judge found that Officer Holtzclaw researched his target victims and tracked them down before assaulting them.

Holtzclaw is also a defendant in a wrongful death suit filed earlier this year on behalf of Black man, Clifton Armstrong. The suit claims that Hotzclaw killed Armstrong during a violent arrest in which he hogtied Armstrong with seat belts and handcuffs. [MORE]

Sunday
Sep142014

No Charges No Arrest for White Cop in Murder of Michael Brown - but now Ferguson Race Soldier Cops wear bodycams 

From [HERE] and [MORE] The mostly white police force in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, racist suspect in photo, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the cameras have been well received by officers. "They are really enjoying them," he said. "They are trying to get used to using them."

Cameras do not stop white supremacy, which means system of white domination. White supremacy is racism because it is the only functional racism there is - as there is no place in the world where non-whites dominate whites -even though the world is 90% non-white. "Racism is a power group dynamic, i.e., a defined group cooperatively via legacy institutions exerting structured, systematic injustice and power over another group. Racism is not individualistic, but institutional, cultural, economic, political, linguistic, self perpetuating and systematic. Racism is economic discrimination by a group against another for the purpose of subjugation and/or maintaining the imbalance of power through cooperative control and oppression." [MORE]  

Community activists and local clergy on Tuesday renewed calls for the arrest of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teen, in a case that set off days of riots and violence in this St. Louis suburb.

The parents of Michael Brown, the slain 18-year-old, stood with members of the Ferguson chapter of the National Action Network, the family's attorney and local clergy at a news conference outside the Ferguson Police Department to echo the earlier demands by the Rev. Al Sharpton that Officer Darren Wilson be arrested and indicted.

Representatives of the groups said Wilson should be arrested, charged, photographed and indicted based on new witness statements and evidence in the case. They are calling for the St. Louis County Police Department to make the arrest because they took over the investigation from the Ferguson police.


"We believe there is enough evidence to arrest Officer Darren Wilson," said the Rev. Carlton Lee, NAN chapter president. "If probable cause is enough to arrest civilians, then it is enough to arrest police officers.

"We're wondering why Darren Wilson has been granted immunity. He is a criminal. He killed an 18-year-old, college-bound, unarmed young man."

Sunday
Sep142014

Philly DA Greedy Forfeitures [of freedom] Injunction Motion

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Sunday
Sep142014

White Lynwood Cop on Video Assaulting Handcuffed Black Man in Police Station 

From [HERE] A video shows a white Lynwood police officer assaulting a handcuffed Black suspect inside the south Chicago suburb’s police station, perhaps knocking him out cold.

The prisoner, 25-year-old Randolph Holmes, sustained a concussion and a broken nose from the ordeal, according to medical records, police documents and interviews.

The video shows a handcuffed, staggering Holmes — just after being cold-cocked by an officer — seemingly dragged into a Lynwood police vehicle. He was driven to a neighboring police department for fingerprinting, and only later, perhaps three hours later, was taken to a hospital where his injuries were treated, according to interviews, police documents and hospital records provided by Holmes.

Meanwhile, despite knowledge of the incident and the video, Lynwood officials kept the officer on the street until July 14, when he was put on paid administrative leave. That move followed the hiring of a new police chief in June, and repeated media inquiries.

The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez had been aware of the incident and video from almost the start but hasn’t pursued criminal charges against the officer, according to interviews, and Lynwood police records obtained by the BGA under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

No initial reports mention Holmes was struck or even injured — though a supplementary report written just in the last few days does, suggesting there was an effort in Lynwood to hide what occurred.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

"Class, Race and Power in America" - Amos Wilson

Following the trend of Parenti's thought, the White ruling elite, or as Parenti refers to them, the White "owning class," i.e., "those who possess income-producing corporate property rather than income-consuming personal-use property," creates and maintains the political-economic weakness and disarray of Black America and the lower classes by using a broad variety of methods. Two of the major means by which these ends are accomplished include the infusing of Blacks and the lower classes with a psychology of consumerism and by indoctrinating them with the ideology of individualism. Under the hypnotic influence of consumerism propa­gated by the White elite-controlled major media and socialization institutions, over-consumption provides meaning and definition for life for the lower orders. As Parenti notes, their "feeling of accomplish­ment and personal worth seldom found in work are sought in commodity accumulation." He goes on to define "consumerism" as the "tendency to treat consumption and accumulation of goods and services as a central purpose of life." Consumption as an end in itself, as a means of symbolizing social status, absorbs the life energies of those committed to personal acquisition and thereby serves to dissipate and retard, in the case of lower-class whites, class conscious­ness, and in the case of Blacks, both class and race consciousness. Parenti recognizes that "under capitalism, the acquisitive impulse . . . is constantly instigated and developed into a life imperative that cannot easily be put to rest." The "consumerist's" life becomes focused and bounded by his obsessive devotion to social-economic success and psychophysical passions and satisfactions. Caught up in or carried away by the unrelenting struggle for survival or insatiable status-striving drives, communal and social goals receive little consideration and low priority. Collective betterment through collective cooperation and action is blightly ignored or resentfully rejected as time-wasting, pointless, personally unrewarding nuisances.

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