Chicago Man Called 911 for Help During Domestic Dispute. A Police Officer with a History of Assault Shot the Man Within Seconds of Arriving.

Alberto Covarrubias, a Chicago police officer who shot and killed Michael Craig, a Black man who called 911 with a domestic violence complaint last month, had a history of drinking and was disciplined for his on duty behavior in the past, records show. 

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Louisiana State Trooper Who Believed Officers Involved In Ronald Greene’s Death Received a ‘Slap on the Wrist’ Has Been Fired After Leaking Documents Exposing an Alleged Cover-Up

Carl Cavalier (right) receiving a medal of honor in 2018 for his bravery. 

Carl Cavalier, a state trooper with the Louisiana State Police Department reportedly has been fired in the wake of his leaks of internal records regarding the 2019 death of Ronald Greene, a Black motorist who was beaten, tased, bound face-down on the ground, and later died while in police custody. 

In the aftermath of the incident, Greene’s family was told that their loved one had died of injuries sustained in a car crash at the end of a chase, although the 49-year-old’s vehicle showed little to support that claim. 

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Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More. — ProPublica

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her head repeatedly into the pavement with such force that a witness to the Sept. 20 incident said it ripped several of Shantel Arnold’s braids from her scalp. A 14-second video captured the incident in the New Orleans suburb where, for decades, Black residents have accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them.

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Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son ‘is no longer labeled a suspect’ after investigation into officers’ actions – CNN

The whole premise of this incident makes my blood boil! They always pick on folks they know won’t fight back….. bottom feeders

Sheneen McClain cried reading an independent investigative report Monday that said Colorado police officers involved her son’s death did not have the legal basis to stop, frisk or restrain Elijah McClain.

“It was overwhelming knowing my son was innocent the entire time and just waiting on the facts and proof of it,” Sheneen McClain told CNN. “My son’s name is cleared now. He’s no longer labeled a suspect. He is actually a victim.”

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Justice Department closes Emmett Till investigation with no charges | News | djournal.com

Emmett Till Cold Cases

We will never get justice on stolen land….

 

The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down its investigation into the Emmett Till slaying, closing the door on possible charges.

Documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, who has worked closely with the FBI on the case, said the department has “not publicly stated the case is closed, but it’s closed.”

There are no indications the state of Mississippi will pursue a murder charge in the death of the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago, which took place 65 years ago today. In 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to bring charges.

Asked about the Till case, all District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson of Greenville would say is “I don’t have anything to report.”

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Why I Can’t Celebrate Kwanzaa

This is pretty much how I feel… even though I ain’t much for celebrations and all that…. we can party when the war is won…

 

I don’t do Kwanzaa. I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me.

It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect human right to adopt or make up the cultural and religious practices that suit them. Rastafarianism, Voudon, Santería, and Candomblé all borrow from multiple traditions, as does Islam from Judaism and Christianity, and Christianity from Judaism, Greek and Roman sources, and so on. So I have no quarrel whatsoever with those who celebrate and find value in Kwanzaa.

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South African Court Overturns Convictions of Two White Farmers Sentenced for Killing Black Teen Over Alleged Stolen Sunflower Plants

Why am I not surprised…. cuz SA ain’t changed much….

Two white South African farmers previously convicted of murder for killing a Black teenager who had allegedly stolen sunflower plants, were acquitted Friday, Nov. 27, by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal.

Pieter Doorewaard, 28, and Phillip Schutte, 35, were convicted last year for killing 15-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in April of 2017 after the two men caught the teenager stealing sunflowers from a farm near the small town of Coligny in South Africa’s North West province.

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David Banner Podcast On The Road: Cleveland

Another good show… David touched on a lot of shit relevant to the black community and it can easily be solved…

The David Banner Podcast is on the road and the first stop is Cleveland, Ohio. Brought to you by Cleveland Votes and Music Con, the cast engages with the people of Cleveland on a variety of topics ranging from gentrification, health care, how we can do a better job of supporting each other, and have a bit of fun along the way. If you are interested in bringing The David Banner Podcast to your city, email us at BringDavidBannerToSpeak@gmail. com. We look forward to seeing you on the road.

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#TimesUp On Criminalizing Masculinity

All this LMNOP ish is an attack on heterosexual men and specifically Indigenous men….

Terry Crews revealed a #MeToo moment of his own earlier this year. While he became the butt of many jokes, some of us took heed of what he said and thought about our lives. Were their times we were touched as we were younger and ignored it despite feeling comfortable? The touch usually came from a family friend, friend, relative, respected person in the community and the person wasn’t always a male. Continue reading

The Role of the Black Bourgeiosie in Coopting Our Movements

Facts…. funny Bomani Jones just did a podcast about LeBum tryin to be Ali and not being built like that….

 

This past week there was an extraordinary demonstration of bold militant action from professional athletes to speak out against police terror against the African masses.  The National Basketball Association (NBA) called off its playoff games.  Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), Major League Soccer (MLS), individual tennis players, and even the National Hockey League (NHL) called off games, matches, and practices. Continue reading