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[White Supremacy is Big Business] Ferguson protests send Taser stock up 30%

From [HERE] As the protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of Michael Brown, shares of Taser International (TASR) have soared 28%. The company is most well-known for its taser guns that shock people, but it also makes wearable video cameras used by law enforcement.

Investors are betting that allegations of heavy-handed police tactics during the Ferguson conflict will spur sales of the video cameras.

The thinking is simple: If the film is rolling, a record will be made of any officer who engages in police brutality. At the same time, the videos could provide another layer of credibility for police by showing what they are seeing when they are out on patrol.

Interest in equipping police with body cameras has swelled nationwide. Pilot programs using Taser's products are underway in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, and London. New York may soon follow suit as a result of scrutiny of its controversial "stop and frisk" policing.

Even smaller police departments like Rialto, California, a city of 100,000 with a police force of 115, have been experimenting with Taser's cameras for some time. Taser is one of only main two companies currently making the cameras. The other, Vievu LLC, is private. [MORE]


The same makers [white people] of tear gas canisters being fired at Palestinians [non-whites] by Israeli [honorary whites] forces have also supplied Missouri authorities

From [HERE]  Tactics and ammunition used by area police and Missouri National Guard forces against Ferguson protesters - as well as bystanders and journalists - have come under deep scrutiny, as RT has previously reported. The heavy-handed response to civil unrest highlights the overall trend amid the “wars” on terror and drugs in previous decades to arm local police departments with the fruits of the military-industrial complex.

In Ferguson, those on ground have been subject to the use of tear gas, armored vehicles, rubber bullets packaged in cluster grenades, flash bangs, smoke bombs, sound cannons known as Long Range Acoustic Devices, bean bag guns, pepper spray, wooden batons, the presence of German shepherds, the issuance of a no-fly zone over the area and darkness aided by night vision goggles, not to mention other violent threats made with firearms.

Citizens, activists, and journalists have chronicled much of the weaponry - including Cold War-era riot grenades - used by state forces in Ferguson.

Manufacturers of these munitions have come under fire, as well. Activist Mariam Barghouti pointed out that the same makers of tear gas canisters being fired at Palestinians by Israeli forces have also supplied Missouri authorities.

YES! Magazine reported that the company is Combined Tactical Systems based in Pennsylvania. With American funding, the company has also supplied tear gas canisters to regimes in Bahrain and Egypt for use against protesters, according to Mondoweiss.

The St. Louis County Police Department is using Combined Systems munitions, according to Truthout,while the Ferguson police and Missouri State Highway Patrol have used products made by Defense Technology, a division of The Safariland Group. The two contractors are responsible for the bulk of 'less-than-lethal' ammunition used in Ferguson, according to the report.

As it so happens, Combined Systems, Inc. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is navigating state forces against angry and concerned citizens in Ferguson, are both scheduled to take part in the 73rd annual Military Police Expo to be held next month in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, hosted by the Military Police Regimental Association. Fort Leonard Wood is a major US military base and headquarters for the United States Army Military Police School. [MORE]


Missouri Lt Gov: 'Justice is one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization' - [Justice Rises No Higher than the Stupidity or Treachery of those who have been [s]elected to administer it']  

From [HERE] Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.

Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.

“I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it,” he insisted. “I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership.”

Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.

Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson.

“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,” he argued. “We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved.”

“That includes the Brown family, for justice for them and for the community. It also includes the officer who has not yet been charged,” he added. “Our constitutional and our Bill of Rights protections have to be followed here, and we do not do justice in the streets.”

“That’s one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization, is that that we do not have politicized trials. We let the justice system work it out.”


$10 Million Settlement/15 Yrs in Prison: White NYC Prosecutor Hid Favorable Evidence, Coerced Witnesses & Suborned Perjury to Convict Black Man

From [HERE] New York City has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Jabbar Collins, a Black man who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

The settlement announced today concludes a decades-long struggle for Collins, now 42.

 He was just 22 when he was sent to Green Haven Correctional Facility in upstate New York for the 1994 murder of Brooklyn landlord Abraham Pollack. In the years that followed, Collins turned his cell into a full-fledged jailhouse lawyer's office. He filed Freedom of Information Requests, re-interviewed witnesses, and taught himself to write and submit legal motions. Eventually, he gained the attention of a Manhattan defense attorney named Joel Rudin, who helped Collins win his freedom by persuading Federal Judge Dora Irizarry to vacate his conviction in 2010.

As ProPublica has reported, the effort by Rudin and Collins, in many ways, helped trigger the downfall of former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes, a racist suspect, whose top aide Michael Vecchione prosecuted Collins. In their lawsuit, Collins and Rudin accused Vecchione of violating several bedrock legal principles in order to win the conviction, saying he coerced witnesses, withheld exculpatory evidence, and suborned perjury. To bolster their claim, Collins and Rudin pointed to other instances of similar abuses by Brooklyn prosecutors, suggesting that what Vecchione did was part of a larger, systemic pattern of misconduct that Hynes either overlooked or encouraged during his 23 years in office.

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White man charged with hate crime for running over Sikh [non-white] man with Truck and Dragging him Down the Street

From [HERE] A 55-year-old New York psychopathic white man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. [a hate crime? How about Assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder? white supermacy/racism] 

Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime and leaving the scene without reporting. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say Caleca and 29-year-old Sandeep Singh exchanged words in Richmond Hill, Queens, on July 30 because Singh’s car door was open. They say Caleca got back into his truck and drove head-on into Singh, dragging him several feet before fleeing. Singh was treated for abdominal and back injuries.


LAPD Refuses to Release Ezell Ford's Autopsy

From [HERE] The Los Angeles Police Department has employed an "investigative hold" to postpone the release of Ezell Ford's autopsy. Ford was a 25-year-old African-American man who was shot and killed by police in South Central Los Angeles just days after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. 

According to the LAPD, investigative holds are a common move to prevent tampering with the testimony of witnesses, who may be swayed by the information they read, KPCC reported.

But members of Ford's Los Angeles community have interpreted the hold as a move by the LAPD to "cover their tracks," Jubilee Shine told KPCC. Ford was unarmed, lying on the ground and complying with police commands when he was shot in the back, says Ford's mother Tritobia Ford, KTLA reported. A witness has said that she saw Ford handcuffed, lying on his stomach on the ground, and shot dead, NPR reported. LAPD maintains that Ford was pulled aside for an "investigative stop" when he went for an officer's gun when he was shot.

Over the weekend, hundreds gathered in Los Angeles to protest Ford's killing and demand justice for him. The protests, however, have been markedly different. For one, police officers have held off on a heavily militarized response to protesters, unlike in Ferguson.

LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger had his own theory, though. "The difference between this instance and what we see back East I think has to do with the confidence that the public has in the police department to conduct an immediate, a thorough, a thoughtful investigation," Paysinger told NPR this weekend.


Top Obama advisers advise Black "Leaders": 'Tell the other Blacks to Keep Quiet & Peaceful and if you Mess with our Race Soldier Cops We'll Crush You!'

Still "Happy" about the White Over Black System? From [HERE] The White House is working behind the scenes to assure leading civil rights groups that the administration is determined to see justice achieved in the Michael Brown shooting as President Obama seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of the racially charged case.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who will travel to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett personally briefed 1,000 African American leaders, community organizers and civil rights groups during private conference calls this week, White House aides said.

The strategy was aimed at enlisting the groups to “help keep the situation calm and focused,” said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe the conversations.

Holder is expected to meet with elected officials, law enforcement officers and community leaders during his visit to Ferguson, which is part of the Justice Department’s independent review of Brown’s death Aug. 9. In an open letter published on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Web site Tuesday, Holder said the his goal was to “ensure that this tragedy can give rise to new understanding — and robust action — aimed at bridging persistent gaps between law enforcement officials and the communities we serve.”

The efforts of Holder and Jarrett, Obama’s two highest-ranking African American advisers, have shielded the president from criticism from other prominent black leaders. Professors Michael Eric Dyson and Charles Ogletree, longtime Obama supporters, said on MSNBC on Tuesday that Obama had not spoken forcefully enough to the personal pain of African Americans in Ferguson. 

“People have been dying left and right; it’s time for this president, who I love dearly, to speak up and say what’s in his mind and his heart — that we can’t allow any more black boys, 18 years old and younger, to be shot and killed by police,” said Ogletree, who has known Obama since his days at Harvard Law School. [MORE]


White Georgia Officials Refuse to Pay Medical Bills of Non-white toddler hurt in No-Knock SWAT Raid - White Cops Dropped 'Grenade' in Crib 

From [HERE] Psychopathic White Officials in Habersham County, Georgia, have said they will not pay the medical bills of a Laotion toddler seriously injured when a flash grenade exploded in his face during a SWAT raid in May, local media has reported.

The child, Bounkham Phonesavanh, then 19 months old, was struck with the weapon when the county’s SWAT police conducted a so-called "no-knock" raid on a home in the early hours of May 28, throwing a flash grenade into the baby’s crib. The devices – also known as flash bangs and stun grenades – are often deployed in raids and protests to temporarily disorient suspects.

Police said the raid was in response to claims by an informant that drugs were purchased at the property, in which Phonesavanh’s family was staying temporarily at the time. No drugs were found at the home, a local CBS affiliate reported.

Phonesavanh was put into a medically induced coma and treated in the Grady Memorial Hospital burn unit because of the injuries. He was hospitalized for five weeks for injuries to his face and third-degree burns to his chest, according to CBS.

Officials from Habersham County initially said they would help to pay the medical bills, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, but on Monday said it would be illegal for them to do so, local news station WSBTV reported.

"The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses. After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so," a statement by Habersham County’s attorney said, according to WSBTV.

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Police Using War Weapons on Blacks in Town of 21,000 

Psychopathic mostly White Police Using Flash Grenades, Tear Gas, and LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device ('Sound Cannon' -above) Ferguson Police also using tactical vehicles. Drivers have helmets and shields. Three to four arrests have been witnessed by an MSNBC reporter. (MSNBC) How much does an LRAD cost? Request a quote [HERE


What you are not being told about the apparent Deliberate Death of Michael Brown 


Leadership as Performance: Sharpton Inspires in Ferguson but Offers No Concrete Plan (except for funeral) 

[MORE] Rhyme and rhetoric have yet to neutralize white supremacy.


According to the Department of Justice, Violent Crime has being Going Down Since 1980. Why has the Militarization of Police Increased? [White Supremacy] 

From [HERE] Since 1990, according to Department of Justice statistics, the United States has become a vastly safer place, at least in terms of violent crime. (Drug crime follows somewhat different trends, though drug use has been dropping over the same time period.) The number of murders dropped to 14,827 in 2012 from 23,438 in 1990. The number of rapes has plummeted to 84,376 from 102,555. The number of robberies, motor-vehicle thefts, assaults — all have seen similarly large declines. And the number of incidents has dropped even though the country has grown. 

And there’s no evidence that giving police officers the weapons of war has had anything to do with that decline in crime, either, with researchers pegging it to a combination of factors, among them the removal of lead from paint and gasoline, an increase in abortion rates, and improved policing methods.

So, instead, we get a very militarized police -- and tons of cases where it is being used in cases that absolutely don't warrant it. At all. 

And here's the really disturbing thing. It may get a lot worse. As Vanity Fair notes, on June 19th, Rep. Alan Grayson had offered up an amendment on the Defense Appropriations bill, which would have limited the militarization of police. And it failed by a wide margin. Included in those voting against it? The guy who represents Ferguson.

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Missouri governor signs order sending National Guard to Ferguson


From [HERE] Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday issued an executive order authorizing the Missouri National Guard  to provide assistance in the city of Ferguson following a period of civil unrest that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency [JURIST report] on Saturday. The order was issued in an effort to protect the public peace [press release] within the city after protesters took to the streets to speak out against the shooting of Michael Brown. Michael Brown was an African American teenager who was recently shot and killed by a white Ferguson police officer for unknown reasons [racism/white supremacy]. Many Ferguson residents believe the killing was racially motivated and have initiated protests, which officials fear could lead to rioting and crime. Currently, the FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran  are carrying out a federal civil rights investigation .


White Supremacy vs. the 1st Amendment? Three More Journalists Detained In Ferguson (VIDEO)

BlackListed News

Echoing the arrests of the Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery earlier this week, three reporters said they were briefly handcuffed and detained by police. Other reporters said officers threatened them with mace, while one radio reporter caught an officer's threat to shoot him on tape.
Three journalists -- Neil Munshi of the Financial Times, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated and Rob Crilly of the Telegraph -- tweeted that they were briefly detained and handcuffed by Missouri highway police Capt. Ron Johnson. Munshi emphasized that the three of them were held by police but were not arrested.


Is it Time to Question Obama's [democrats] Vicarious Leadership? He Does Little to Challenge White Domination - the Only Problem Facing Black People  

On Tuesday in the wake of Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white police officer, President Obama advised: "We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Clearly, he was not talking about the system of white supremacy. It probably is a good time to question Obama, the Democratic Party and other Black & Brown leaders & so-called Black & Brown organizations who do little to challenge the system of white domination, the root cause of the social, economic and political issues plaguing non-white people, yet claim to zealously represent us.  

NBC states: Criticisms of President Barack Obama’s approach to race relations are unlikely to fade in the wake of his comments about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Some black activists say Obama’s response to this and similar situations show that he is too reluctant to address directly issues of race. Nafees Syed of CNN urged Obama to push a racial profiling [targeting] bill - stating, "President Obama is our best chance for the "more perfect union" he called for as a presidential hopeful in 2008." [MORE] Of course, the best way to "perfect the union" is to dismantle white supremacy. 

Hopes of the moral suasion of white folks who have no morality where race is the variable [MORE] ignores the painful reality of white supremacy domination. Civil rights legislation like any other laws will be primarily enforced, executed and remedied by white police, white prosecutors, white legislators and white judges - in other words by racist suspects filtered into the system. This kind of proposal is about as constructive as rapping or making a police brutality app to address the problems caused by white domination. 

These illusions also ignore the greater context of the white supremacy system. Dr. Cress Welsing breaks down Reality here: Black people throughout the world, live under the power of the white supremacy system of total oppression and domination, implying the absence of any true power to determine ultimately what happens to their individual and collective lives. This is the major and only problem facing Black and all other non-white peoples throughout the world. This is precisely why they are called and classified as Black and non-white, to setthem specifically in oppositional contrast to, and in conflict with, the genetic reality of white. [MORE]

Racism/White Supremacy is the cause of issues such as police brutality. In other words, police brutality is a symptom of white supremacy. Like many other issues crippling non-white persons - it must be understood in its proper context. To deal with police brutality non-white people must face reality and get over their fear of confronting white supremacy once and for all. Black people especially must transform their emotional response to white supremacy into a pragmatic, analytical and tactical response to end this power relationship that is destroying us.