A Mass Shooting: At Least 63 Black People Gunned Down by Cops in 2018. Are You Next? [keep the piece]

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Gun Control in a Police State? Racism/White supremacy is a terroristic white over Black system of vast unequal power, unequal conditions and domination.

From [HERE] 60 black men across the United States and 3 black women have been shot and killed by "law & forcement" in 2018 alone, according to The Washington Post database of police shootings. Last year 223 Black people were killed. Last year researchers at Harvard found that police-related deaths are woefully underreported.

Research on police killings in 2015 and 2016 done by the Guardian using open source news reports shows the chance of being killed by police per million citizens is 10.13 for Native Americans, 6.66 for African Americans, 3.23 for Latinos, 2.9 for Caucasians, and 1.17 for Asians. This means Native Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police, and African Americans more than twice as likely to be killed.

The Guardian further noted that the risk and danger specifically to young black men is significantly higher than their Caucasian counter parts.

Black males aged 15-34 were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by law enforcement officers last year, according to data collected for The Counted, an effort by the Guardian to record every such death. They were also killed at four times the rate of young white men. According to Daily Kos:

There is of course the argument that police aren’t just randomly killing Americans (although in certain quarters that is precisely the argument) and that they should have the right to defend themselves and the public against those would harm them or the public. This begs the question: how much danger are they subjected to in the line of duty? Well, the job of being a police officer isn’t even among the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America, with an average of 19 fatalities per 100,000 officers. That rate lags behind logging workers (116 fatalities per 100,000), commercial fishermen (91 fatalities per 100,000), aircraft pilots and flight engineers (71 per 100,000), and farmers and ranchers (41 per 100,000). The total number of police fatalities averages around 130 deaths per year, placing them in third place in total numbers. 

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However, the majority of police fatalities are from accidents and other events, not felonious assaults or homicide by the public, which is closer to 40-50 deaths per year or a rate of 5.33 fatalities per 100,000. That’s slightly lower than the overall U.S cities homicide rate of 5.80 per 100,000, so the average cop really isn’t in any more danger of being murdered than the average citizen.

Contrast that with the above numbers of unarmed people killed by police, based on estimates generated by the Guardian (~20% of 20,624 estimated BJS police homicides) and most of them likely did not present any genuine danger to the officers or the public. That brings us to about 4,124 unarmed people killed by police since 2001, while police themselves suffered an average or 40-50 homicides per year (totaling about 764) during the same time frame. That means police killed five times as many unarmed citizens than the number of their own ranks who are murdered by the legitimate “bad guys” within the public.

A 5 to 1 ratio is far more than an unreasonable margin of error: it’s downright insane, which is exactly the point. And again, according to the Guardian, those unarmed people are more than twice as likely to be black. [MORE]

  Chancellor Williams  and  Dr. Cress Welsing  have both explained that most Blacks 'continue to live in a dream world where they believe that singing, dancing, marching, praying and hoping will solve their problems.' [ MORE ]  The Teddy Bear Code is  " protest " actually in  cooperation with and voluntary submission to    white supremacy/racism   .

Chancellor Williams and Dr. Cress Welsing have both explained that most Blacks 'continue to live in a dream world where they believe that singing, dancing, marching, praying and hoping will solve their problems.' [MOREThe Teddy Bear Code is "protest" actually in cooperation with and voluntary submission to white supremacy/racism.

What is my chance of being victimized in a mass shooting or active shooter incident? Almost 0%. According to the FBI, this type of shooting is the rarest of all types of shooting. [MORE] An American’s lifetime odds of dying in a mass shooting committed in any location is 1 in 11,125; of dying in a car accident is 1 and 491; of drowning is 1 in 1,133; and of choking on food is 1 in 3,461). Criminal victimization in American schools has collapsed in tandem with the overall crime rate, leaving U.S. classrooms safer today than at any time in recent memory. [MORE

The majority of gun deaths in America aren’t even homicides, let alone caused by mass shootings. Two-thirds of the more than 33,000 gun deaths that take place in the U.S. every year are suicides. People who commit suicide and people who commit mass shootings both tend to be white and male, [MORE]

You’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. This number does not account for "race," which means the number is probably higher. [MOREOne-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police. 

Police have killed twice as many Americans since 9/11 than ISIS and al-Qaida combined

Time Magazine noted in 2013 that the chance of dying in a terrorist attack in the United States from 2007 to 2011, according to Richard Barrett – coordinator of the United Nations al Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team – was 1 in 20 million

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According to belief system assassin Dr. Blynd, firearms are the best kind of insurance against the agents of the Corporate State and those who firmly believe they are sovereign (unaccountable - acting with impunity and immunity).  FUNKTIONARY explains:

gun ban - the precursor to servitude. Enslavement is like old age; it creeps up on you. Banning guns to reduce crime is like banning sex to reduce rape. If guns supposedly cause (or encourage) crime, why are we arming police officers? The same people who fear firearms in the hands of the people also fear information in the minds of people. Information bans (censorship) only affect people who desire to think for themselves. The methodology of the gun-grabbers is simple; pick any group, and with the help of the press, abolish their rights. Then pick another group and abolish their rights, etc. [MORE]

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Instead of Rendering Aid After Shooting at Black Man 20 Times, Testi-Liar Sacramento Cops Automatically Created False Narratives for the Cameras, "Can You Hear Us?" & Other White Li[n]es

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From [HERE] Video footage released Monday by the Sacramento Police Department shows that officers waited almost five minutes after firing their weapons to approach Stephon Clark to deliver medical aid out of apparent concern that he was armed and playing dead as he lay motionless in his grandmother's backyard.

The revelations come after the department released more than 50 new video recordings showing the massive law enforcement response to the March 18 shooting of the unarmed black man, which sparked weeks of demonstrations and heightened already simmering tensions between police and the city's black community.

Clark was shot at 20 times by two police officers investigating reports of somebody breaking into cars. The officers chased Clark to the backyard, where, authorities say, he turned and advanced toward the officers while holding what they thought was a firearm. Only a cellphone was found at the scene.

The new material — which follows the earlier release of footage that captured the shooting — starts as other officers respond to the break-in call and continues until fire officials pronounce Clark dead, the Police Department said. It covers 23 in-car camera videos, 28 body-worn camera videos, a sheriff's helicopter video and two 911 audio clips.

In the many videos reviewed by reporters, there's little discussion of the actual shooting. In them, the officers don't acknowledge that Clark was unarmed.

One exchange is recorded by the body cameras of two police officers, a male and a female, as they approached the backyard after the shooting, joining the two officers involved.

"He have a gun?" the approaching male officer says. The two officers respond, saying a weapon hasn't been secured.

"I don't see it," one says. "He hasn't moved at all."

The officer who just arrived remarks that Clark has one hand by his face. Moments later, they shout at Clark.

"Hey! Can you hear us?" a male officer says.

"Police Department, can you hear us?" another male officer says.

"We need to know if you're OK," the female officer says. "We need to get you medics but we can't go over to get you help unless we know you're, you don't have your weapon."

She suggests to her colleagues that next unit bring a non-lethal weapon: "Let's have the next unit get, just bring a non-lethal in case he's pretending."

Later, in the background of the recording, one of the officers says, "Like this, something in his hands, it looked like a gun from our perspective."

Seconds later, they begin moving toward Clark's body. A cellphone is on the ground next to him. The officers handcuff him and one begins chest compressions.

A use-of-force expert who reviewed some of the footage at the request of The Times said the cautious approach — even after backup arrived — isn't unusual and reflects officers' concern for their own safety.

"One officer says he cannot see the young man's left hand on the ground," said Ed Obayashi, a Plumas County sheriff's deputy and shooting expert.

Officers all fear a suspect playing possum, or pretending to be dead, he said. They may have also been concerned about another person in the house, he added.

Obayashi said the officers called for a less-lethal weapon because they had strength in numbers. "If he pulls a gun, they can shoot. But if he pulls out a knife, they can use less lethal," he said.

In another video, a group of officers discuss muting their cameras.

In it, an officer walks up to a dark scene near a worship center and says, "Oh, fancy seeing y'all here."

He approaches a few other officers standing in a circle.

"Muted?" someone asks. "Yes, sir," a few reply.

"Muted?" the asker says again.

"Yeah," a few reply.

The officer wearing the camera says, "Wait." Then there's a beep and the sound goes off.

The Police Department is already under scrutiny for officers' use of the mute button in the first batch of recordings released, with some expressing concern that the agency is not being transparent. Policies on muting cameras vary between agencies. A policy implemented in Sacramento after the shooting requires officers to indicate why they're turning off the microphone.

The videos also show officers interviewing neighbors, including a man whose rear sliding door had been broken.

Sgt. Vance Chandler said the department will look at whether the medical aid rendered and the muting of body cameras was appropriate under the circumstances.

The incident began when Sacramento police officers responded to the 7500 block of 29th Street after receiving a call about a man breaking into vehicles. The crew of a Sheriff's Department helicopter spotted a man in a backyard and directed police officers toward him.

Deputies told police that the man had picked up a "toolbar" and broken a window to a home. The man then was seen running south, toward the front of the house, where he stopped and was looking into another car, police said. Following deputies' directions, officers entered the front yard of a home and saw the man along the side of the residence.

Police said that the officers ordered the man to stop and show his hands, but that he ran toward the back of the home. They chased him to the backyard, where, authorities say, he turned and advanced toward the officers and was shot.

Osho: 'Positive Thinking is Simply the Philosophy of Hypocrisy - Keeping it Unreal'

The philosophy of positive thinking means being untruthful; it means being dishonest. It means seeing a certain thing and yet denying what you have seen; it means deceiving yourself and others.

Positive thinking is the only bullshit philosophy that America has contributed to human thought – nothing else. Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and the Christian priest, Vincent Peale – all these people have filled the whole American mind with this absolutely absurd idea of a positive philosophy.

And it appeals particularly to mediocre minds.

Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, has been sold in numbers just next to the Christian Bible. No other book has been able to reach that popularity.

The Christian Bible should not be a competitor in fact, because it is more or less given free, forced on people. But Dale Carnegie’s book people have been purchasing; it has not been given to you free. And it has created a certain kind of ideology which has given birth to many books of a similar kind. But to me it is nauseating.

… Dale Carnegie started this whole school of positive philosophy, positive thinking: Don’t see the negative part, don’t see the darker side. But by your not seeing it, do you think it disappears? You are just befooling yourself. You cannot change reality. The night will still be there; you can think that it is daytime for twenty-four hours, but by your thinking it, it is not going to be light twenty-four hours a day.

The negative is as much part of life as the positive. They balance each other.

After Dale Carnegie, the great name in the tradition of this positive thinking is Napoleon Hill. Think and Grow Rich is his greatest contribution to the world – a beautifully written book, but all crap.

Think and grow rich… you don’t have to do anything, you only have to think in absolutely positive terms and riches will start flowing towards you. If they don’t come, that simply means that you have not been thinking absolutely positively.

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White Party [GOP] Puppeticians in Senate Vote To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Protecting Blacks & Latinos From Higher Auto Lending Rates

White Party [GOP] Puppeticians in Senate Vote To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Protecting Blacks & Latinos From Higher Auto Lending Rates

From [HERE] and [HERE] The U.S. Senate approved a measure Wednesday that would roll back policies designed to protect minority car buyers from discriminatory loan terms. Republicans passed the bill by a narrow margin, and it now moves on to the House. Senator Jerry Moran, racist suspect in photo, a Republican from Kansas sponsored it. 

The policy was issued in 2013 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Congress is using a new interpretation of the Congressional Review Act to change it. This unprecedented tactic could reverse thousands of regulations that Congress dislikes.

In the auto loan marketplace, pricing isn’t transparent so it’s easy for dealers to take advantage of unwitting consumers.

“African-Americans and Hispanics in particular — have systematically been charged a higher markup on auto loans than White borrowers,” a study found.

The Republican-led Senate voted, 51-47, on a resolution to eliminate the measure. The House is expected to vote the same way as early as next week. President Trump has said he would sign the legislation to eliminate the policy. [MORE]

In 2013, to help address discrimination in the auto loan market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance recommending steps for auto finance companies to take to ensure that they are operating in compliance with fair lending laws. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, or age. Auto finance companies that make their loans available through auto dealers have been found to have violated the ECOA by allowing dealers to increase the loan rates of borrowers of color more than for white borrowers for reasons unrelated to creditworthiness.

But a resolution was filed in the Senate to use the Congressional Review Act to undo that guidance. That would be a huge mistake and would put Congress on the side of those who charge more for loans on the basis of race.

For more than two decades, there has been clear evidence that discretionary dealer mark-ups result in African-Americans and Latinos paying extra -- that is, paying interest and fees higher than are justified by the evidence of their creditworthiness, and higher than the price charged to similarly situated white borrowers. The auto finance lenders that actually make the loans and control the terms on which the dealers offer them may violate the ECOA if they facilitate such disparate impacts by giving the lenders the unfettered discretion to mark up the interest rates charged to different borrowers.

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Suit Says Non-White Immigrants allegedly forced to work in detention [family destruction] centers for $1 a day

From [HERE] Detainees held at a privately-operated immigration detention center in Georgia are forced to work at the facility for pitiful pay and are threatened with serious harm if they refuse to “volunteer” to work, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday against the private prison operator CoreCivic.

According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of current and formerly detained immigrants, the CoreCivic-operated Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin solicits “volunteers,” or immigrants detainees, to “mop, sweep, and wax floors; scrub toilets and showers; wash dishes; do laundry, clean medical facilities; and cook and prepare food and beverages” for the nearly 2,000-detainee population. Detainees are then paid between $1 and $4 per day and occasionally slightly more for double shifts. The lawsuit states that immigrant detainees reportedly do not have a choice to refuse because the facility has a “policy of threatening detained immigrants until they comply.”

“CoreCivic then threatens detained immigrants who refuse to work with serious harm, including the deprivation of privacy and safety in open living quarters, referral for criminal prosecution, and, ultimately, the sensory and psychological deprivation of their humanity resulting from solitary confinement,” the lawsuit charged. “Under these circumstances, no labor is voluntary – it is forced.”

The class action plaintiffs include two current and one former kitchen workers who work as part of the “Voluntary Work Program” at Stewart where they are usually paid between $1 and $4 per day and can be paid as much as $8 per day when they work more than 12 hours a day.

The lawsuit — which was filed by Project South, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Law Office of R. Andrew Free, and Burns Charest LLP — was intended to end the operator’s “forced labor scheme and remedy the unjust enrichment resulting from CoreCivic’s illegal labor practices.”

“The prison corporation CoreCivic is exploiting the labor of detained immigrants to enrich itself–last year its revenues were nearly $1.8 billion. It must be stopped,” Azadeh N. Shahshahani, the Legal & Advocacy Director at the Atlanta-based advocacy group Project South, told ThinkProgress in an email Tuesday. [MORE]

After Begging for Black Votes, Racist Suspect NYC Mayor Can Only Manage to Relocate Statue of Doctor who Experimented on Slaves [but who are the real beggars?]

A statue of Dr James Marion Sims, the 'father of gynecology' who experimented on black women without anesthesia, has been removed from New York's Central Park.  

However, activists who have campaigned for years to take down the statue said it was a 'slap in the face' to relocate the 14-foot bronze figure to Sims' grave in Brooklyn instead of destroying it - and the pedestal embellished with his name is still there. 

Sims has to this day been held up as a pioneer in the field of women's health, with statues in New York, Pennsylvania and his home state of South Carolina, despite performing brutal operations on slave women without pain relief.

Through his callous techniques, he invented the vaginal speculum, which is still used in gynecological examinations, as well as a way to fix a tear between the uterus and bladder during childbirth.

After years of protests, New York officials unanimously voted on Monday to remove the statue in Harlem after a review of the city's monuments deemed it to be a 'symbol of hate'.

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'Show Me the Video of Saheed Vassel Pointing the Gun [metal shower head] at the Cops' - NYPD Hiding Public Video

Witness Says "In 2 Seconds They Started Shooting" & 'His Hands Were Empty.' Thus far, racist suspect simpletons with the NPR, New York Times and rest of the US media parrot whatever the NYPD tells them to. Showing us all sorts of shit that the cops did not know about before they interacted with this Black man. Cops do not hear 911 calls or read scripts or 911 call chronologies on their way to the scene. They get their info from police dispatch. Obviously, cops did not watch videos or "video compilations" from a private camera before interacting with this Saheed Vassell  and they did not see video stills. Such info is not relevant to whether their conduct was reasonable or constitutional. The only question is whether there is any independent evidence to corroborate what the cops claim they saw when they encountered  Saheed Vassell. [MORE]

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The media [a segregated, white owned enterprise with billions of dollars] makes no inquiry as to why no bodycams were worn and as to whether the City surveillance camera at the intersection captured the event [in photo above]. Repeating whatever cops say, the media has focused on video cops obtained from a private security camera about half a block away. The footage is at too great a distance to reveal much about the shooting. 



The police said the video released was the only footage investigators recovered of the shooting itself. The police declined to release it last week because, police officials said then, the department and the state attorney general’s office were still investigating the shooting.

And Mayor Bill de Blasio, a racist suspect, suggested on Tuesday that the video had been withheld because the attorney general’s office had prevented its release during the early stages of its investigation.

However, Phil Walzak, the department’s deputy commissioner for public information, said on Tuesday that the attorney general’s office had never objected to the video being released. He said officials decided to show it publicly, as they have in other cases in which shootings were captured on body-worn cameras.

Amy Spitalnick, press secretary for the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, said in a statement: “Our office played no role in the N.Y.P.D.’s decision to release partial footage concerning the Vassell case last week, and we have not objected to the N.Y.P.D.’s release of video footage of the officers.” [MORE]

Also, as with excluded black jurors, the view points of eyewitnesses are completely disregarded by the media and cops.

Witness Kevin or Kenyan Davis told the NY Daily News that cops shot him within 2 seconds of arriving to the scene and said nothing to him. Davis said Saheed had nothing in his hand when cops arrived. [see above video]. 

Local resident Jesus Santiago told the station PIX11 he was standing 5 feet away from the officers at the time of the shooting, and claimed that none of them ever told Vassell to drop the pipe.

Another witness, Jaccbot Hinds, recounted for the New York Daily News how the officers jumped out of their patrol car and opened fire on Vassell without a word.

‘It’s almost like they did a hit. They didn’t say please. They didn’t say put your hands up, nothing,’ Hinds said. [MORE]

Liar Cop Sentenced 5 yrs: Gang of Genocidal White Cops Brutally Assaulted Black Inmate Over His Wedding to White Woman @ Prison [Gender Annihilation Center]

Liar Cop Sentenced 5 yrs: Gang of Genocidal White Cops Brutally Assaulted Black Inmate Over His Wedding to White Woman @ Prison [Gender Annihilation Center]

Intending to send a “reality check” across the Florida prison system, a federal judge sentenced a high-ranking white correctional officer to spend five years in prison for falsifying reports related to the brutal beating of an inmate. [the reality is that most racists consciously or subconsciously understand the following and do not want to be replaced;

  • White plus Black equals Colored.
  • White plus Brown equals Colored.
  • White plus Yellow equals Colored. MORE

Former Maj. Michael Baxter, 50, stared blankly ahead Thursday as the sentence was read aloud. He was convicted in January of falsifying records related to the July 2015 beating of inmate Darren Glover, 44, at Apalachee Correctional Institution, 52 W. Unit Drive in Sneads, which authorities claimed stemmed from an interracial jailhouse wedding. As a means to deter Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) officers from attempting to cover up beatings with false reports in the future, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle went above the sentencing guidelines and condemned Baxter to spend 60 months in federal prison followed by a year of probation.

“People at DOC have an enormously difficult job: it’s difficult work under difficult circumstances,” Hinkle said in court, noting that he also has presided over inmate-perpetrated assaults. “It’s a different situation when officers assault inmates. It doesn’t make the situation better. It makes it substantially worse.”

Hinkle told the courtroom that while a jury found Baxter did not use excessive force in the beating, he saw otherwise. As an aggravator, Baxter was a supervisor and had subordinate officers conspire to establish the beating was justified.

″(Glover) did not assault Baxter — Baxter came from behind his desk and willfully inflicted brutal force and caused Glover serious injury,” Hinkle said. “Then he falsified reports and induced others to file false reports. Every step is serious misconduct.”

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Suit Filed After Costumed Muncie Race Soldiers Put on Racism Show: Cops Ordered Defenseless Black Man Pinned Down on Pavement "to Stop Resisting" their Punches to his Face

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From [HERE] A Black man arrested in a viral video last Sunday has filed a lawsuit against the City of Muncie and four police officers.

Joshua Douglas, 36, claims the officers used “unreasonable, discriminatory, and excessive force” in violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday.  He also claims other officers on the scene failed to intervene.

Douglas is seeking compensatory and punitive damages against the officers for the “state tort wrongs of assault and battery used against him,” the lawsuit says.

Police said Sunday that Douglas threw a bag containing 65 grams of crystal meth while running from police. When officers apprehended him in a Taco Bell parking lot, police said Douglass resisted and refused to show his hands.

After he was in custody, the lawsuit claims the officers “forcefully slammed him onto the blacktop” and “started yelling ‘stop resisting’ at Mr. Douglas to misleadingly create the impression that Mr. Douglas was resisting the four officers pinning him to the pavement, even though Mr. Douglas was unable to move and was in no manner threatening or posing a danger to any officer or bystander present.”

A bystander recorded a video of the incident that shows at least one officer punching Douglas.

Chief Joe Winkle told FOX59 that he believes the officers followed the necessary protocol for a person resisting arrest. He added that the officers didn’t know if Douglas had a weapon on him.

The lawsuit claims Douglass suffered physical injury, trauma, emotional distress, and mental anguish due to the incident. He’s seeking “whatever amount a judge and jury may find reasonable,” according to the lawsuit.

Meanwhile, Douglass is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, dealing methamphetamine, and possession of a narcotic.

Racist Suspect Sarasota Police Chief Breaks her Silence: 'What do you expect when Racists Respond to Your 911 Calls?’ Clears White Cops who Beat & Tased Surrendered Black Man in Front of Kids

From [HERE] Now that the Sarasota Police Department has completed its investigation into an incident of alleged police brutality that was caught on video, the head of the agency is breaking her silence.  

A disturbing video shows white officers deploying a taser and beating Chad Washington in front of children. 

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Witnesses said the 35-year-old had suffered a medical emergency, but instead of paramedics, police were sent to Washington's door and then a beating ensued. The incident was captured on video and sparked protests across Sarasota.

In a public meeting on Friday, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, a racist suspect, defended the officers, saying they did no wrong.

"I think the officers acted appropriately in this case,” DiPino said.  

Police said Washington's fiancée, Darnesha McMillan had called 911 because he was having a violent reaction to drugs. 

“He's rolling around on the floor, throwing up. I don't know what's going on!" McMillan told a dispatcher.

In these cases, DiPino said it's protocol for officers to arrive at the scene first.  The chief played another video that shows Washington convulsing and behaving erratically before officers came to the home. When they finally arrived, police said he attacked them and they had to deploy a taser.

"At this point, the officers had an obligation to take this person into custody as safely as they possibly could,” said Chief DiPino.

According to an expert, the tasers were ineffective because Washington would not stop moving.

McMillan has disputed the agency's findings and is calling for the officers to be fired.

"They're lying, they're gonna cover up for what they believe. That's what they always do so they're never going to speak the truth,” said McMillan. "I want to see the officers fired. I want to see them fired, with no pay."

Washington remains behind bars on charges of drug possession and battery on an officer.

Lawsuit filed against Harris County: Black Droid Was Just Following his Programming when he Shot Unarmed Black Man to Death

From [HERE] The family of Danny Ray Thomas, an unarmed black man whose encounter with a Texas sheriff's deputy last month was captured by a bystander's cellphone right before the deputy shot him dead,filed a federal civil lawsuit Thursday against Harris County, Texas, citing a violation of Thomas' constitutional rights.

On the steps of the Harris County Civil Court in Houston, Thomas' grieving family and friends surrounded lawyers Robert Hilliard and Benjamin Crump as they held a news conference to announce the lawsuit.

“The videotape of Danny Ray Thomas fairly shows that this was an unarmed man in broad daylight," said Hilliard, a high-profile attorney who is known for cases involving wrongful death and personal injury. "The officer was not in danger of his life. He was clearly concerned that he did something that he shouldn’t have done.”

Witnesses told police that Thomas, 34, with his pants down around his ankles, was talking to himself at an intersection in Houston on March 22 and hitting cars as they passed by, according to a Houston Police Department press release. The driver of one car got out and started struggling with Thomas. When a Harris County sheriff's deputy, later identified as Cameron Brewer, arrived at the scene, Thomas began walking toward him, the police said. Thomas ignored the deputy's order to stop, the police said, and the deputy, fearing for his life, shot him once in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The cellphone footage from a bystander shows Thomas walking toward Brewer. Then Brewer delivers the fatal shot. A spokesman for the sheriff's office later told The Houston Chronicle that no weapon was recovered at the scene.


Thomas' family members and lawyers said he was mentally ill and having a "mental crisis" at the time of the altercation that led to his death. At the news conference, Marketa Thomas, Thomas' sister, spoke of the hard times her brother had fallen on as he struggled to cope with the loss of two of his children in 2016.

His estranged wife, Sheborah, was charged in August 2016 with capital murder in the deaths of their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. She is accused of drowning the children in a bathtub.

"Statistics bear out that if you're mentally ill and you are black that you already have two strikes against you when you encounter law enforcement," said Crump. "With the filing of this lawsuit we declare that just because you are having a mental crisis does not mean that you should encounter the death penalty, executed by a police officer on a street corner.”

The Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office are also investigating the death. The sheriff's office declined to comment on the lawsuit on Thursday.

Thomas' death continues to stir up the already heated discussion about use of force by police officers, with his death coming just days after the death of Stephon Clark, 22, an unarmed black man killed in his grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, California.

Marketa Thomas appealed to the Harris County district attorney, Kim Ogg, for justice. "Ms. Kim Ogg, I ask you," she said. "Please give my family justice.”

Judge: Baltimore police consent decree compliance mandatory

A U.S. judge on Friday stressed to Baltimore's political and police leaders that compliance with a federal oversight program requiring expansive police reforms is not optional.

One year after signing a federal consent decree despite objections from President Donald Trump's Justice Department, U.S. District Judge James Bredar held the first public court hearing in Baltimore to review how initial progress is going. He didn't mince words.

Bredar described the relationship between the Baltimore Police Department and the community it serves as "fundamentally broken." He said the force has displayed a "lack of integrity" over years. And he said that only "a lot of sweat" will solve its "deep and embedded" problems.

The federal consent decree was authorized in January 2017 after the U.S. Justice Department released a scathing report detailing longstanding patterns of racial profiling and excessive force within the city's police force.

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Judge: NYPD Cellphone Tracking Technology that Intercepts Texts & Calls to Remain Secret

From [HERE] The New York Police Department won't have to reveal details about its portable cellphone tracking system commonly known as Stingrays.

The New York Civil Liberties Union had sued the NYPD in 2016 for specific information on its Stingray program after a records request under the state's Freedom of Information Law was denied.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled the information should remain confidential, saying that disclosing it would help wrongdoers evade detection.

An NYCLU attorney said it may appeal.

The suitcase-sized devices can sweep up cellphone data from an entire neighborhood. Some can even intercept texts and calls.

About a dozen states now have laws requiring warrants to use the technology. A judge in New York City last year ruled the NYPD must have an eavesdropping warrant to use the device.

Feds & Cop Agencies Across US in Negotiations to Acquire the GrayKey Device to Unlock I-Phones

From [MORE] It would appear that there’s a new best way to break into a locked iPhone as of this February. Back in February of this year, the startup known as Grayshift sent out an announcement of a new sort of device they’d whipped up. They had a device that apparently unlocked an iPhone – any iPhone – so that said iPhone could be rummaged through and utilized by law enforcement. Or, say, less-than-reputable persons. Of course, they’d never say they were all about such things at Grayshift.

Back in early March, word got out that Grayshift was shopping around a device called GrayKey. In a Motherboard investigation released this week, it seems obvious that this company’s well on their way to being the most-used solution for breaking into iOS devices by law enforcement across the United States. A report from Malwarebytes showed a photo of the device, complete with in-use screenshots.

“The existence of the GrayKey isn’t hugely surprising, nor is it a sign that the sky is falling,” said Malwarebytes’ Thomas Reed. “However, it does mean that an iPhone’s security cannot be ensured if it falls into a third party’s hands.” Reports in March suggested that one employee at Grayshift is (or was) Braden Thomas, a former Apple security engineer.

Documents acquired by Motherboard showed federal agencies and police forces across the United States in negotiations – or at least preliminary talks – to acquire the GrayKey device. The good news is that GrayKey isn’t selling their devices to just anyone – and they aren’t selling their devices cheap. [more]

ACLU: If Americans Want Privacy & Net Neutrality, They Should Build Their Own Broadband Networks

More than 750 towns and cities across the United States have been forced to build their own networks if they want anything close to next-generation broadband. These towns and cities aren't doing this because it's fun, they're doing it as an organic response to market failure, and the growing cable monopoly that fuels high prices, poor coverage, and abysmal customer service. By and large the incumbent response to this shift hasn't been to offer better, cheaper service, but to literally write and buy protectionist laws in more than 21 states prohibiting locals from making their own decisions.

ISPs also like to demonize these efforts as automatic taxpayer boondoggles, which not only isn't true (municipal broadband, like any other business plan, can be well or poorly designed), but ignores the fact that these towns and cities wouldn't be getting into the broadband business if existing service wasn't so expensive and shitty across wide swaths of America.

Not too surprisingly, the Trump administration's decision to protect these disliked monopolies by killing net neutrality and broadband privacy protections is only driving more interest in such alternative solutions. For example, the ACLU has issued a new report stating that if cities want privacy and a neutral internet, they should join the trend of building their own networks:

"The internet has become a crucial utility, yet unlike water and electricity, quality broadband service in the U.S. is far from universal. Twenty-four million Americans don’t have access to high-speed internet at home, either because it’s not available or too expensive. Lack of access to decent broadband is especially bad in low-income or rural areas and communities of color. In general, there’s very little competition in this market, with most people having only one or two choices of an internet service provider. As a result, internet service in the United States is slow compared to many other countries.

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More White Folks & Black Jokes. The Lorton Prison Break 5K & 10K Run is Set for 2019 [Prison & Race Are Not Realities to Racist Suspects]

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[MORE] Race is not real but racism is. 

According to FUNKTIONARY:

prisons - U.S. Bureau of Gender Annihilation and Family Destruction. Prisons are indicative of society's sickness, the political repression of the State and a corrupt—if not bankrupt—economic system. There is a myth supported by Corporate media that prisons function to keep criminals away from society. This is patently false as most crimes are non-violent and actually go unreported. Most "criminals" operate and remain within agencies and boardrooms—though not in prison, making life for others a living hell. [MORE

Race - a totally artificial theologically-driven, biologically-based, and scientifically-invalid "European" ideology of human genetic evolution and classification coiniciding with the emergence of colonialism and the rise of the transatlantic slave trade. 2) hue-man's greatest and most manipulated myth—just a pigment of your imagination. Race is not real but the psycho-socio-economic effects of racism surely is. Race as a biological construct has been created to be wrongly confused with ethnic identity in order to establish the sense of "otherness" and de-humanization of melanated peoples around the globe. Europeans are racing to thwart genetic annihilation and genetic diversification (human biological variation) in the form of "government" created and sponsored microbiological genocide and cloning. [MORE]

With Crime Low Straw-Boss DC Mayor Gives Bored Race Soldiers Training on How To Deal w/it’s Over-Policed, Surveilled Black Population

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Racists and mentacidal Blacks' perception of a high crime rate is usually at odds with Reality.  {MORE] and [MORE] A Straw-Boss is a Sambo who is appointed a certain oversight role for the white power Overseer. [MORE]

From [HERE] The District of Columbia is experimenting with a new way to reduce police racial bias and negative interactions with Black residents.

Officers will take a course on critical race theory and visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of a new training program, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced on Friday, according to The Washington Post.

While Bowser did report say that crime has decreased in the District — the end of 2017 saw a 23 percent drop in violent crimes and 17 percent fewer homicides — negative interactions between officers and black residents remain an issue. [MORE] and [MORE].

 Straw boss bowser on far left listens to chief race soldier preach it. thank you jesussss. 

Straw boss bowser on far left listens to chief race soldier preach it. thank you jesussss. 

The program is designed to give officers insight into the Black experience with law enforcement in the district and across the nation.

“People who were supposed to serve and protect had played in the enforcement of discriminatory, racist and unjust policies and laws,” Police Chief Peter Newsham said standing outside the African American History Museum. “The museum includes very honest and poignant stories of the role that policing played in some of the historical injustices in our country.”

Racial sensitivity training, however, doesn’t work because it fails to address implicit racial bias, Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, told The New York Times.

Teaching White cops about the history of racial discrimination and African-American culture rarely helps when officers make a split-second decision on whether to shoot. Despite sensitivity training, cops share the same unconscious biases toward Black people as most Americans do, University of Colorado researcher Joshua Correll explained to The Times. When deciding whether to pull the trigger, cops fall back on their fear of Black men.

Interacting with people in the community on a daily basis while walking the beat and training in how to defuse volatile situations are more effective approaches, Correll added.

After Arresting 2 Black Men For "Loitering @ Starbucks" [wha?] Proxymoronic Black Philly Police Chief Espouses His Devout Belief in Obedience to Government Authority on Behalf of His White Masters

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[Possible for a World Without Slaves or Masters?] Talking about "good afternoon,"  below Black probot says his white masters programmed him to understand Blacks by going to museums. A probot is a proxymoron who conveys programmed disinformation in computerized language and bureaucratese jargon. A probot is one who disseminates lies, distortions and convenient mass truths composed by a superior overruling elite. A Black probot, mechanically efficient but with no awareness, is a robot who has been programmed in service of white domination.  

Dr. Blynd explains, a proxymoron is one moron who speaks on behalf of another moron or a whole gang of morons. [MORE] FUNKTIONARY also illuminates the following about the "most dangerous superstition" - belief in authority:

Statism - the belief "citizens"' and "states" exist and the memetic thought patterns supporting such beliefs. 2) the religion of oppression and domination coupled with the science of exploitation and sociopathic control. 3) the opiate of the so-called Elites. 4) a philosophy that idealizes majority rule gang force (authority) over individual authenticity (autonomy). 5) servitude over liberty and statutes over humanity. So long as "states"' are viewed and accepted as natural, normal, reality-based and inevitable, they will continue to violently abstract humans into extinction. Statism is mind control; people both unwillingly and willingly surrender their property (labor being one's most inviolable property) to men and women pretending to be "governors,"" "commissioners," and "presidents" etc. because they believe they are "citizens" of a so-called "state" and must pay their proverbial "fair share" to support such abstractions or fictions of law. Just using statism against itself proves bureaucrats never have a case regardless of what they "charge" someone with. "Statism and it's supporting political theology do not exist in people's minds to promote freedom or protect 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness:" it's pure mind control to divert our attention away from the actions of anti-social individuals (sociopaths) who are so desperate to "protect" us they are willing to kill us and steal our property." -Marc Stevens. (See: DOME. Beliefs, Landmine Legislation, Scrapitalism, Standing, Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Judicial Victimization, States. Holodeck Court, Allegiance. Anarchy, Society, Civilization, Citizens, Monopoly Capitalism The Golem, Government Paradox, Granfalloons, Corporate State. Government, Servitude. Stalinize, Property, Standing & Monopoly)

From [HERE] and [MORE] In a Facebook live video Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross defended the cops who arrested two black men at a Starbucks. The incident took place on Thursday but went viral after video showed the arrests this weekend. Their “crime” — waiting for a friend to meet them there — was originally described as loitering, but apparently now they were “trespassing” for wanting to use the restroom before they’d made a purchase.

According to Ross’ explanation, the two men, who have only been identified thus far as area realtors, had not made a purchase but asked to use the coffee shop’s bathroom. Starbucks’ policy does not allow non-paying customers to use the restroom, so they were denied access.

“So they then asked these two males to leave,” Ross says. But why? What were they doing that necessitated that they leave? Ross never explains. He just continues, “These two males refused to leave, and the police were called.” [MORE] and [MORE]


"Vanilla Vice:" Maniac President Bombs Syria Without Legal Authority but Obtains Secret War Powers from United Oligarchy

According to Dr. Blynd in FUNKTIONARY:

Vanilla Vice - White collar crime, e.g. global monopoly capitalism, pathocratic Hegelian-style gangbanking, Congress assembled, Corporate State, Voting, the Oligarchy and Western Civilization. 

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From [HERE] and [HERE] ON FRIDAY NIGHT, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can this be constitutional, given the fact that Article I, Section 8 of America’s founding document declares that “The Congress shall have Power … To declare War”?

The deeply bizarre and alarming answer is that Trump almost certainly does have some purported legal justification provided to him by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel — but no one else, including Congress, can read it.

The Office of Legal Counsel is often called the Supreme Court of the executive branch, providing opinions on how the president and government agencies should interpret the law.

We know that Trump received a top secret OLC opinion justifying the previous U.S. strike on Syria on April 6, 2017. Friday’s bombing undoubtedly relied on the same memo or one with similar reasoning.

So while over 80 members of Congress wrote to Trump on Friday night stating that “engaging our military in Syria … without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution,” their action has no impact. The military will rely on the OLC’s opinion that, constitutionally speaking, Trump’s orders were perfectly fine. And it will be quite difficult for members of Congress to argue otherwise, since they don’t even know what the Trump administration’s precise rationale is. [MORE]