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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"


Deeper than Atlantis

That's How Racist White People Do: White NYPD Cops Stood Over Black Man Having Asthma Attack [for 10 minutes] Failed to Give CPR & Watched Him Die

From [HERE] A surveillance camera at Yankee Stadium caught the startling actions of responding NYPD officers who stood over a Black man for 10 minutes as he lay unconscious after a severe asthma attack. All the officers appeared to be white. 

Moments later, 25-year-old Barrington Williams went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at Lincoln Medical Center. Last year, Williams’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD. The suit names Officers Joel Guach, Agenol Ramos, and Robert O’Brien as defendants, according to the New York Daily News.

Jason Leventhal, the family’s lawyer, reviewed the tape once investigators turned the video evidence over.

“For 10 minutes the officers were indifferent and apathetic to Barrington’s life, and those 10 minutes can be the difference between life and death,” said Leventhal.

Williams was caught selling MetroCard swipes on September 17, 2013 and ran from the police. He was eventually tackled to the ground and restrained by handcuffs at 1:57 p.m., according to the surveillance footage.

At 2:08 p.m., a medic arrived and administered chest compressions on Williams’ unconscious body. But the family was troubled that for 10 minutes in between the time he was handcuffed and the chest compressions, officers did not administer CPR.

Karen Brown, Williams’ mother, says her son dealt with asthma since the age of 12.

“I don’t believe he should have died for a MetroCard swipe,” she said.

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[maybe his spine & neck broke by itself??] Latest Token Prosecution Fails: Another Baltimore Cop Acquitted in Murder of Freddie Gray: Black Man "Folded Like a Crab"  

In Racist System of Unequal Power Cops Can Kill You Anytime, Anyplace. Governors, attorney generals, chiefs of police, other white cops, prosecutors, jurors, judges, and the mainstream white media will support, finance and ultimately uphold the cop's decision or "right" to kill you. 

From [HERE] A judge on Thursday found the sole officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray in police custody not guilty of all charges, leaving prosecutors without a conviction for the third time in the high-profile case that engulfed the city in riots and unrest last year.

The verdict in the trial of Caesar Goodson Jr. is the second acquittal handed down by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams in the case. The judge last month acquitted the second officer who went to trial in Gray’s death. The first officer’s trial ended in a hung jury.

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Goodson, 46, drove the van that transported Gray through West Baltimore the morning of April 12, 2015, when the 25-year-old was arrested. Gray suffered a severe neck injury in the back of the van and died a week later.

Over and over again when reading his ruling Thursday, Williams said the state did not have evidence to prove Goodson acted criminally. Prosecutors did not show Goodson gave Gray a “rough ride,” that Goodson knew Gray needed immediate medical care or that Goodson meant to harm Gray by failing to put him in a seat belt.

“There has been no credible evidence presented at this trial that the defendant intended for any crime to happen,” Williams said. [MORE]


Listen To [racist Invader] Rush Limbaugh Call "The Current Crop Of [non-whites] Illegals" In America "The Dregs Of The World"

Supremes Block Obama immigration plan 

CLG The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Barack Obama a harsh defeat, splitting 4-4 over his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits, leaving intact a lower-court ruling blocking the plan. The court, with four conservative justices and four liberals, appeared divided along ideological lines during oral arguments on April 18 in a case brought by 26 states led by Texas that sued to block Obama's 2014 executive action on immigration that bypassed Congress. The 4-4 ruling was possible because there are only eight justices following February's death of conservative Antonin Scalia.


[white $upremacy profit] How the CA Government Targets Non-White People for traffic violations—and huge fines

Earlier this year, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights in California, an advocacy group, released a report about the kind of people who lose their driving privileges in California. Through its research, the group found that in many minority communities across the state, “driver’s license suspension rates range as high as five times the state average.” Widespread police practices that pull over minorities at higher rates than white people exacerbate the problem, the report notes.

We’ve all heard of “driving while black.” But thanks to the report, along with a lawsuit filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of California and other organizations against the Solano County Superior Court, we’re starting to learn about the long-term societal impact not driving has on communities of color.

The problem comes down to questionable decisions being made in local traffic courts across the state, and the life changing consequences that get attached to minor infractions.

Too often, these traffic courts are being used to prop up troubled state and local budgets on the backs of poor minorities who get caught up in the system, the groups contend. Over half of the court and traffic fees collected between 2013 and 2014 went to state coffers, the majority of which went towards operating the courts themselves, and constructing even more courts, says the ACLU in the lawsuit.

“We tend to think a lot about things like sentencing reform on a mass level, or mass incarceration, which are all very important, but things like traffic court begin to fall through the cracks,” said Micaela Davis, a staff attorney with the ACLU Northern California. “And that’s often where the rubber is hitting the road for our poorest communities.”

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4th Amendment Just Words On Paper [believe in it at your own risk]. No Protection from Overseer Cops. [Like Movement Restrictions in Nazi Germany] New Supremes Case a New Tool in War on [drugs] Black & Brown People

Drugs Won. Cop Stopped Man Illegally On Street. Although Not Fearful, Cop Ran Safety Warrant Check. Discovered Parking Ticket Warrant. Arrested. Searched him Incident to Arrest. Watch Your Back. Avoid Police. 4th Amendment = Mythical for Non-Whites. 

From [HERE] The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that evidence recovered during illegal stops may still be used in court, if police officers conducted their searches after learning that a defendant had an outstanding arrest warrant. Black robot in service of whites, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion. 

In a 5-3 ruling (pdf), the Supreme Court said such searches do not violate the Fourth Amendment, which protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures." Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who dissented, slammed the decision, writing in a sharp rebuke that the case "tells everyone, white and black, guilty and innocent...that your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights."

Justices Elena Kagen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg also dissented.

The case is Utah v. Strieff, in which defendant Edward Strieff was stopped while walking on the street by a police officer on grounds that were later ruled to be illegal. Although the overseer cop admitted that he did not fear for his safety he did a warrants check for safety during the stop [ok for traffic stop of car for traffic safety]. The cop then discovered Strieff had an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation for outstanding parking tickets. The cop then arrested him and conducted a search incident to the arrest—discovering methamphetamines and drug pipe. A district court later ruled that although Utah Detective Douglas Fackrell did not have the right to stop Strieff, the evidence collected during the search could be used in a trial.

In her dissent, Sotomayor wrote, "Most striking about the Court's opinion is its insistence that the event here was 'isolated,' with 'no indication that this unlawful stop was part of any systemic or recurrent police misconduct.'" But in fact, she continued, "nothing about this case is isolated."

Citing Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, among others, Sotomayor wrote:

For generations, black and brown parents have given their children "the talk"—instructing them never to run down the street; always keep your hands where they can be seen; do not even think of talking back to a stranger—all out of fear of how an officer with a gun will react to them.

By legitimizing the conduct that produces this double consciousness, this case tells everyone, white and black, guilty and innocent, that an officer can verify your legal status at any time. It says that your body is subject to an invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights. It implies that you are not a citizen of a democracy but the subject of a carceral state, just waiting to be cataloged. We must not pretend that the countless people who are targeted by police are "isolated." They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere. They are the ones who recognize that unlawful police stops corrode all our civil liberties and threaten all our lives. Until their voices matter too, our justice system will continue to be anything but.

Sotomayor also noted that 76 percent of the population of Ferguson, Missouri—which has been under a national spotlight since the 2014 police killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown—has outstanding warrants against them. The unconstitutional policies endemic within the city's justice system have been widely reported.

"This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants—even if you are doing nothing wrong," she wrote.

The ACLU said on Twitter that it was "deeply disappointed" by the ruling, warning that the decision would have "terrible repercussions, [especially] for people of color." The organization also praised Sotomayor's "much needed" dissent for highlighting the racial impact of the decision.

Targeted by Skin Color. In Nazi Germany , as part of the destruction process of the Jews, Hitler created an elaborate system of movement restrictions and identification measures that included personal Jew identification cards, passports marked with a J, assignment of names and the outward marking of persons with a yellow star. Jews age six years or older were allowed to appear in public only when wearing the Jewish star. The star enabled the police to pick up any Jew, anywhere, anytime.

Remind you of "stop and frisk" or "papers please?" In this racist system there is no need for Blacks or Latinos to wear a star; non-whites are targeted by skin color.  [MORE] and [MORE] and [HERE]. 


Will Civil Rights Superhero John Lewis Cry During Throwback Sit In? ["keep the piece" brah: Non-Violence Has Made Black People Like Butter]

While some reform should be considered, the gun issue is not as clear as the make believe media would like for you to believe. Belief is cheap. Always endeavoring to undeceive us Dr. Blynd lays out the following:


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Gun Ban  - the precurser to servitude. Enslavement is like old age; it creeps upon you. Banning guns to reduce crime is like guns is banning sex to reduce rape. If guns supposedly cause (or encourage) crime, why are we arming police officers? 

gun control - using both hands. 2) actually hitting your target. You don't shoot to kill: you shoot to stay alive. Those who use guns "to break" (violate) the law will have no problem breaking the law to get guns. The issue is not the laws, it's the lawlessness. The drop in the overt crime rate in any particular jurisdiction is proportional to the number of permits of concealed handgun licensing issued in any particular jurisdiction across the country. This fact is reported in a study within the book More Guns, Less Crime by DR. John R. Lott. Those who bend their guns into plowshares will plow for those who don't. We live in a quiet neighborhood; we use silencers. I'm here for moral support - ignore the gun. Hey, "Keep the piece . . . (or someone else might)." (See Firearms, Second Amendment, Militia, BOP, Crime Rate, Gun Ban & Gun Safety.) [MORE]

Non-violence has made Black people just like butter – you just cut into them with your knife, and there is no response just reaction with no repercussions. And millions can be killed and demeaned without any resistance, because resistance would be violence. [MORE]

yep that's obama


Florida Officials Get Justice [means Revenge to whites] Capture & Murder Killer Alligator. Confirm Creature Was Not Muslim or ISIS Affiliated 

Snowman beheaded by ICE-USS or photoshop by Ray-Ciss? (answer is photoshop). [MORE]

From [HERE] Florida wildlife officials say they are sure that the alligator that killed a 2-year-old outside of a Disney resort has been captured. [No criminal trial with actual witnesses, evidence, investigation and a criminal defense will be necessary for the so-called terrorist gator.] 

The reptile has been euthanized, a spokesperson told People. [euthanized means white folks put a living being to death humanely - like non-whites cooked in an electric chair).   

The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement Wednesday that it was positive that the alligator believed to have killed Lane Graves of Nebraska during a family vacation had been removed from the Seven Seas Lagoon by wildlife experts. The agency said the determination was based on an investigation of the conditions around site where the attack happened.

Lane was wading the evening of June 14 in the lagoon outside the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando when the alligator snatched him and pulled him into the water. The boy's father, Matt Graves, tussled with the alligator but was unable to save Lane. Searchers found the little boy's body after combing the lagoon overnight. The family held a funeral on Tuesday.

"There are no words to describe the profound sadness we feel for the family of Lane Graves," Nick Wiley, executive director of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said in a statement. "We will continue to keep this family close to our hearts as they deal with the pain and grief of the loss of Lane."

For the time being, the Fish and Wildlife Service has suspended alligator trapping in the lagoon.

Based on the observances of investigators, the state agency said that trappers captured three alligators believed to be of similar size as the one that snatched and killed Lane and two of those alligators were near the attack site. Two of the alligators were capable of inflicting the type of wounds that the little boy suffered, the agency said in a statement.

"The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed," read a statement released Wednesday. "This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents."

The statement said experts attempted bite wound analysis and DNA testing to determine which alligator may have been the actual attacker. But neither provided conclusive results. [MORE]


With No Agenda for You, Hillary Clinton [old white lady billionaire] Plans to Awaken the Sleeping Giant in Arizona [350,000 Latinos not registered to vote] with Hot Racist Hate Alarm 

Non-Whites are the Means for Winning. If a campaign is about moving a candidate from point A to a better point by election day there is little room for growth for Clinton based solely on what she brings to the table - much of the votary has known her for 2 decades. She is a known commodity and a polarizing figure. This may explain her popularity and approval ratings which are at a historic low for a presidential candidate as reported by the NY Times this month. Democrats have no agenda for you. They also sell fear. Also a White Party, Dems function to service the interests of the ruling white male corporate and wealthy elite. To both parties Non-White people and their welfare are not the end of the electoral process but merely the means for winning. [MOREThese puppetician folks are playing games with your mind and doing little of tangible benefit for non-white people. Fear of racist Trump for sale. Are you buying? 

Scaring Them to the Polls.  From [HERE] If there is one place where the dramas and subplots of Campaign 2016 collide, it is across the sprawling and scorching desert state of Arizona.

Here lives Donald Trump’s restive base of white voters unsettled by the country’s social transformation and fired up to dismantle Washington’s power structure. Here also lies the Democrats’ sleeping giant — an estimated 350,000 Latinos who are not registered to vote but who could mobilize against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee over his incendiary rhetoric.

Then there are the politicians. One senator, Jeff Flake (R), is a vocal Trump critic sounding the alarm about an electoral wipeout. The other, John McCain (R), ­alternates awkwardly between his maverick persona and a Trump apologist as he navigates an unexpectedly difficult reelection race. Also on the ballot is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Trump backer whose long crusade against undocumented immigrants makes him a lightning rod.


This leaves the Democrats — who have withered away as the state took a hard-right turn in the Obama era — sensing their best chance in two decades to turn Arizona and its 11 electoral votes blue. They think that Trump, who campaigned in Phoenix on Saturday, is energizing a new generation of Latino voters who haven’t participated in elections before.

“Everything that needs to happen on the ground is happening,” said Fred DuVal, a longtime Democratic power broker here.

There is no recent reliable public polling in Arizona, but Democratic and Republican strategists said private research shows the presidential race as a toss-up.

Asked whether presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a path to victory here, GOP strategist Charles Coughlin conceded: “I believe it’s there if she wanted to do it. Everybody always says, ‘This is the election when Latinos turn out,’ and it’s never happened. But I can actually see that happening this time.”

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Will Oakland Get Another Championship Before it Gets a New Racist Police Chief for its Racist Police Department? 

3 Chiefs In 9 Days: Oakland Police Department In Scandal Meltdown From [HERE] The Oakland Police Department is now under civilian control after a series of incidents of misconduct recently came to light. Multiple police chiefs stepped down after allegations that officers raped an underage sex trafficking victim, covered up crimes, and sent racist text messages.

Oakland has gone through three police chiefs in the past nine days. The latest acting police chief, Paul Figueroa, resigned from his post on Friday but Mayor Libby Schaaf did not say why. She only said that Figueroa would take a leave of absence because he was “unable to fulfill the functions of the Acting Chief of Police,” according to CBS News. The department’s command staff now reports to Sabrina Landreth, the city administrator.

PBS reports: Racism within the department has been a longstanding issue. Stanford researchers found that during a 13-month period, looking at 28,000 field reports of stops, 17,000 of those stops involved officers halting black people on the street.

And there are decades of tension and mistrust between officers and the African-American community.

Stanford University has been studying that often volatile relationship, and the results of its groundbreaking study were released last week.

JACKIE JUDD: The report confirms what African-American residents of Oakland, California, have long known, seen and felt. Police often treat them very differently than white residents.

REBECCA HETEY, Stanford University: We found a significant pattern of racial disparities in who was stopped, in who was handcuffed, in who was searched, and in who was arrested.

JACKIE JUDD: Rebecca Hetey is a Stanford University researcher and an author of the report.

REBECCA HETEY: More importantly, these disparities remained significant after we took into account a wide range of factors that we would expect to influence police decision-making, like crime rate, like neighborhood demographics.

REV. MICHAEL MCBRIDE, Operation Ceasefire: It is an insult. And no one can make me believe that this would be happening in any other community, except for a community that is defined by black, brown and poor people.

Operation Cease fire: Harrison's jumper has been as wak as the OPD. 

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State Farm. Stop Demeaning Blacks to Make Money: [Black People] "Exist to Assist" = Blacks Exist to Serve Whites in Racist System of Unequal Power 

Black people always as jokes. Fuck that. Now playing during the NBA Finals: State Farm's stupid ass commercials. [MORE] Fuck State Farm. 


Something Fishy Going On in Orlando? No Charges in Alligator Death. Beast who attacked 2-year-old white child was Not Muslim! (ISIS not involved b/c Creature Still Alive)

Have you observed that alleged terrorists are almost always killed prior to any criminal process, investigation and an actual trial and verdict? Brandon Martinez observed, "A gay man who was being haggled and watched by FBI informants somehow becomes an ISIS sympathizer who mass murders gays. Something fishy going on here." [MORE] and [MORE]

A sheriff said charges are unlikely against a Nebraska couple after an alligator killed their 2-year-old son by snatching him out of shallow water at a Walt Disney World beach, but the entertainment giant is reviewing whether to add gator warning signs. [MORE]

Doctor listed on psych evaluation carried out on Omar Mateen by G4S says she had never seen him and was not living in Florida at the time it was conducted 

Gun Shop Owner: We Called FBI After Mateen Tried to Buy Body Armor, Bulk Ammunition 

Police chief admits officers may have shot some of the Orlando victims

The FBI, Not "ISIS," Radicalized the Orlando Shooter

Now White Florida Governor Wants To Monitor Refugees [Non-Whites] In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting ["Killer" was US Citizen who bought gun legally, no evidence of terrorist affiliation] From [HERE] Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has spent this week attending the funerals of the victims of the weekend’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest ever committed by a single shooter in U.S. history. But when asked by CNN Friday morning about the role Florida’s lax gun laws played in the murders, he refused to answer. Scott instead called for police surveillance of refugees and other immigrants, despite the fact that the gunman was a U.S. citizen born in Queens, New York.

“When you come into our country, this is our country. Why are you coming here?” he said, stumbling over his words. “Then if we do that to somebody, and allow them in, why not share it with local law enforcement?”

Scott then recounted a recent demand he made of President Obama’s administration that had no connection whatsoever to the attack in Orlando: “If you allow Syrian refugee in my state, will you share that information with me, the background checks? They said no. Come on. I’m responsible for the public. Give me a break.”

“The Second Amendment didn’t kill anybody. This is ISIS. This is evil. This is radical Islam.”

Though Orlando shooter Omar Mateen allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 call during the shooting, the CIA announced this week that they have found no evidence he had any ties to the terrorist group. Instead, more evidence has surfaced that Mateen was deeply conflicted about his own sexuality; though known for homophobic rants, he had visited the gay nightclub regularly and had profiles on gay dating apps.

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[what happens when a racist idiot is in charge of prosecuting people who look like you?] White Orlando prosecutor suspended after Facebook rant against non-whites

Blowing the Sheet Off the Appearance of Justice. The Supreme Court has noted "the special role played by the American prosecutor."  He is "in the search for truth in criminal trials. Within the federal system, for example, we have said that the United States Attorney is ‘the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done." Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 [1935]. Maybe in theory. Judges live in their own little world. 

From [HERE] A white Florida assistant state attorney has been suspended after allegedly writing controversial Facebook posts slamming the type of people in downtown Orlando and those who go to nightclubs.

The posts were made shortly after Sunday's deadly attack on Pulse nightclub.

In the initial Facebook post provided by the State Attorney's Office, Kenneth Lewis allegedly described downtown Orlando as "a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs."

Lewis also singled out Orlando's nightclubs in a second social media rant, writing: "All Orlando nightclubs should be permanently closed. With or without random gunmen they are zoos; utter cesspools of debauchery."

Lewis is a prosecutor for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, which includes Orlando, and, more widely, Orange and Osceola counties. Lewis prosecuted major felony and homicide cases, according to CNN affiliate WFTV.

His employer, the State Attorney's Office, suspended Lewis on Friday on suspicion of violating the social media policy, according to a statement. Lewis had signed a social media policy, which is part of the state attorney's office code of conduct, Ninth Judicial Circuit public information officer Angela Starke said.

"Failure to comply can result in discipline up to and including termination," the statement says.

Information about the length of Lewis' suspension and whether it is paid or unpaid wasn't immediately available, Starke told CNN.

Lewis is no stranger to social media-related controversy. He was ordered to undergo sensitivity training after authoring a 2014 Facebook post that wished a "Happy Mother's day to all the crack hoes out there," WFTV reported.

After his controversial comments, the State Attorney's Office reviewed 55 of the cases he prosecuted to look for signs of bias or prejudice. Lewis was subsequently cleared of bias, WFTV reported.


Study of 2 Million Hours of Police Activity Shows that body cameras Do Not Reduce Violent incidents between police and community [Police Brutality is Caused by White Supremacy. White Supremacy is Racism] 

From [HERE] San Francisco’s police department is the latest embattled law enforcement agency to pledge to equip its officers with body cameras in response to charges of widespread police brutality against racial minorities. The city is joining an international chorus of advocates who are convinced that body cameras will reduce violent incidents between police and community members. But a mammoth new study shows that cameras can have precisely the opposite effect.

The study, which was led by Barak Ariel of Cambridge University, integrated the findings of 10 experiments in which police in different cities were randomly assigned to use a body camera during different shifts. Remarkably, the study captured the behavior of over 2,000 police officers and more than two million hours of law enforcement activity. The dismal result: Body cameras had no overall effect on how often police used force and was correlated with a statistically significant increase in assaults on police officers. Although violence between suspects and police went down in a few of the 10 study sites, these benefits were more than cancelled out by other sites where cameras made no difference or made violence more common. [MORE]


“This was like a mafia shot.” Latino Man's Family Say White Gangster SF Cops Shot Homeless Man in the Head While He Was Sitting Down  

From [HERE] Luis Góngora, the Latino homeless man shot by San Francisco police on 7 April, was killed by a shot to the head from above, lawyers for his family alleged at a press conference as they announced the filing of a claim against the city and county of San Francisco for excessive force and wrongful death.

“This was like a mafia shot,” said Luis Poot Pat, Góngora’s cousin, who attended the press conference on Friday. “I can’t believe in the beautiful city of San Francisco this can happen.”

Attorneys for the Góngora family presented video and photographic evidence that they say shows that police officers shot Góngora from above, while he was either sitting down or lying prone. Photographs from a private autopsy show that Góngora was shot in the top of his head, as well as in the back, both arms, and the abdomen.

“The officer can be seen shooting down at the wounded man, with a handgun in one hand and a shotgun in the other, in a scene reminiscent of a gangster movie,” the claim states. The claim is a precursor to a lawsuit.

The lawyers played an enlarged, slow-motion version of surveillance video, previously released by the San Francisco Chronicle, that provides a partial view of the shooting. One of the officers can be seen firing three rounds.

“If you slow down this clip, you will witness that the officer who initially had the shotgun is pointing downward,” said Adante Pointer, one of the attorneys. “Mr Góngora was already down on the ground when this officer decided to pump three shots into his body.”

Racist suspects, Sgt. Nate Steger and Officer Michael Mellone were identified as the killer cops. 

Pointer also told the Guardian that the absence of stippling or tattooing on Góngora’s body shows that police were more than arms-length away from Góngora when they shot him.

“They shot him to pieces,” Pointer said. “It’s ridiculous.”

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White Prosecutors Block Release of Video of White Hartford Cops Allegedly Beating Latino Men with Batons after Chase 

From [HERE] The two Latino men whose arrests prompted an excessive force investigation by the Hartford Police Department are considering their legal options. [yes the police investigating themselves]

Ricardo Perez, 34, and Emilio Diaz, 38, were arrested earlier this month following a stolen car chase through Hartford and into West Hartford. They are represented by attorney Corey Brinson to represent them in a possible civil lawsuit against the police departments after being injured during their arrests.

Hartford Police announced their investigation earlier this week, after command staff questioned the men’s apparent injuries seen in their mug shots. Officers noted their facial injuries were inconsistent with what would have been caused in the crash that ended the chase and led to his arrest. The June 4 crash occurred on Flatbush Avenue, just over the city line into West Hartford.

Brinson told FOX 61 he visited the two men in jail Thursday, and plans to file a notice of intent to sue the cities of Hartford and West Hartford for excessive use of force“We have to send a message back to the police departments that they can't get upset in the heat of the moment and take matters into their own hands,” said Brinson.

Perez is accused of driving a stolen car, fleeing from police and injuring a detective by almost running him over. The police report claims officers “violently struggled” while arrested Perez. Police say they had to use a Taser and punch Perez in the body to get him in handcuffs after he refused to get out of the car or submit to being arrested.

Perez described a different series of events to Brinson.

“Police shattered his window with a baton. They continued to use that baton to strike Mr. Perez in the head and he was also dragged to the ground, kicked and beaten and continued to be struck,” said Brinson.

Diaz was in the passenger seat, and officers say they struggled with him as well. The police report calls his injuries “minor,” but it is apparent in his mug shot he needed stitches. Brinson said he was hit in the face with a Taser, punched, tased, and beaten.

“Mr. Diaz was crying, crying on the ground and then was told if he continued to cry, ‘I'm going to continue to beat you.’ That really resonated with me when I sat with them today,” said Brinson.

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