The Blue Klux Klan up to their usual BS….. lying and preying on the weak
Content Warning: The following article contains graphic details of sexual assault.
What you are about to read is a true story.
This is a story about a law enforcement officer in Kansas City, Kan., who elected officials, private citizens, lawmakers and fellow police officers who have publicly accused of corruption, sexual assault and even murder. But this is not a story about a man. This is not a story about a police officer. This is not a story about Kansas City, a rapist, a serial killer, policing or America. This is a story about us. This story is about the fundamental question of who we are as human beings.
Despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct, law enforcement agencies in the state are still fighting records requests.
This story was produced in partnership with Oaklandside, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on Oakland, California.
More than two years after the passage of a California law that rolled back secrecy on decades of law enforcement misconduct and use-of-force records, agencies throughout the state are failing to comply. Among the agencies that have not disclosed records are the California Highway Patrol, the Oakland Police Department, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, who are being sued over noncompliance with Senate Bill 1421, the 2018 law authored by state Senator Nancy Skinner. The legislation made public several categories of records—including investigations of police shootings, uses of force resulting in great bodily injury, and cases in which officers were disciplined for sexual misconduct and dishonesty—all previously deemed off-limits by the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights.
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.”
An 18-year-old Mississippi teen faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars after killing his neighbor.
But an attorney for DeShawm Douglas said the teen for months faced threats from his neighbor, 54-year-old Christopher Miln, and even filed assault charges against the man.
That case was not prosecuted, but Miln was ordered to stay away from Douglas, according to a statement from Scott Gilbert, the teen’s lawyer. Gilbert claims Douglas acted in self-defense when he took deadly action, citing a cellphone video that showed the two men scuffling outside of Douglas’ home moments before the fatal shooting.
I see a lot of interesting info about the BLA and I thought I would share this…
After the social upheavals of the 1960s failed to trigger the vast systemic changes many protesters sought, the early 1970s saw a number of militant groups form secoret underground cells that pledged to use violence in an attempt to fight for civil rights, end the Vietnam War and, in the minds of the hard core, trigger a violent revolution in the streets of America.
While groups like the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army and the Symbionese Liberation Army were vehemently anti-war, their core motivation was rallying the black community toward open revolt. It was a time when police brutality was rampant—far worse than today, by most measures—and white police officers rarely were prosecuted when they killed black civilians. The underground groups of the ‘70s thus made police their first and most frequent targets. The Weather Underground did so with bombs, until one went off accidentally, killing three of its members, leading the group to disavow murderous violence.
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.
A Fresno man who is currently on trial for murdering four white men in 2017 told detectives upon his arrest that the motive behind his action was because he got fed up with racism against blacks. Continue reading →
who knew LE was complicit in the actions of right-wing violence /sarcasm
*An Oregon sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave Saturday after he was caught on video advising local militia members how to get away with using lethal force while protecting the area from “Antifa,” whom he blamed for the wildfires currently ravaging the state.
In a move which will likely infuriate those who seek to hold police accountable for often murderous actions, former Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford (as TFTP predicted) was rehired. He then immediately retired from law enforcement winning the equivalent of a lottery jackpot in retirement earnings. Brailsford, known as a “killer cop” in accountability circles, blew away Daniel Shaver at La Quinta Inn in Mesa, AZ on Jan 18, 2016. Continue reading →