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Monday
Jan202014

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

Above Black revolutionary thinker, Naim Akbar.

Above, Dr. Welsing: 'King wasn't a Dreamer. He was willing to give his life in pursuit of justice.' 

Monday
Jan202014

[white people love to say 'nigger'] Madonna calls her son a nigger then apologizes ['nigger does not define who we are; it defines what is being done to us'] 

From [HERE] Madonna stuck her foot in her mouth when she called her son Rocco Ritchie (in photo) the N-word on Instagram. "No one messes with Dirty Soap!" she captioned a photo of her 13-year-old son during a boxing workout Friday. "Mama said knock you out! #disnigga"

Now the 55-year-old "Justify My Love" singer is apologizing for her choice of words. "I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," she said in a statement Saturday to E! News. "It was not meant as a racial slur ... I am not a racist."

Above unnamed Pet Negro shadowboxes non-whites on Fox (1/18/14), says racism does not exist. What do Black conservatives have to conserve? 

She added: "There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention ... it was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me." She almost immediately deleted the post when it began causing an uproar, according to Buzz Feed. However, her revised caption wasn't much better.

"Ok let me start this again," she wrote alongside the same image of Rocco. "#get off my d--k haters!"

In a white supremacy system all white people should be suspected of being racist. According to Anon

The Definition Of "Nigger" in a White Supremacy System:

1. "Nigger" is NOT a racial identity.

2. ALL non-white people are niggers  -  by default - in a system of white supremacy.

3."Nigger" is NOT a personality defect.

4."Nigger" is a political term that defines a social, economic, and political REALITY.

5. A nigger cannot decide who is a nigger and who is not.

6. All black people are niggers but all niggers are not black people.

7. All non-white people are niggers (in a system of white supremacy). 

8. There is no place on earth called "Nigger Land," therefore niggers are NOT born (niggers), they are CREATED.

9. White people cannot be niggers in a system of white supremacy.

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Saturday
Jan182014

Only about Oil? Photos depict U.S. Marines [all White] burning bodies of Iraqis [all non-white], posing for pictures with skeletons

Posing for Genocide: Released photo shows a white Marine squatting next to a skull to pose for the camera. His U.S. military uniform is clear, on his face he wears a wide grin and he is pointing his gun at the skeleton. In their relations with non-whites, by and large, whites function as psychopaths. [MORE]

From [HERE] Two pictures show a Marine pouring gasoline on the enemy remains, another two images show the Iraqi soldiers going up in flames while a fifth picture captures the charred bodies --Pentagon launches 'probe.' Shocking images depicting U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of what appear to be Iraqi insurgents, have emerged today. The explosive photographs, reportedly taken in Fallujah in 2004, have already sparked a Marine Corps investigation. Two pictures show a Marine pouring what looks like gasoline on the remains of enemy soldiers and another two images appear to show the remains go up in flames. Two more capture the horrifically charred bodies.

 

Thursday
Jan092014

'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'

From [HERE]

"Your freedom is the superbal expression of slavery – the freedom of slaves

You are free to speak as long as no one listens

Free to explain as long as no one understands

Free to sing and dance as long as you entertain

those who would have you sing and dance

on a tightrope above an open grave

Free to think as long as you think feelings

Free to love as long as it is your tormentors

and not yourself that you love

Free to assemble as long as you gather together

to screw each other

Free to engage in self-defense as long as it is truth

and not reality against which you defend yourself

Free to kiss as long as you kiss the ass of the one

who offends you

You have the right to a fair trial before a jury of

your peers as long as you are a criminal

You are free to spend your money as you like

as long as you like to spend it

with those who spitefully use you

who use it to finance your execution

and to bury you in your store-bought finest"

 - Dr. Amos Wilson

Wednesday
Jan082014

White Supremacy Worldwide: White Jury Justifies White Police killing of Unarmed, Surrendering Black Man that sparked UK riots in 2011

What is White Collective Power? When white police officers ambush an unarmed, surrendering Black man and their fellow officers, the police chief, internal affairs, the union, jurors, prosecutors and the white media support, defend, and finance the officers “right” to kill him. [MORE] and [MORE]

From [HERE] Despite being completely unarmed, 29-year-old Black man, Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the police, a UK jury ruled by a majority of eight to two on Wednesday. The shooting of the Londoner in August 2011 provoked the worst riots in the country’s modern history. The jury was composed of seven men and three women - apparently they were all white.

With the same eight-to-two margin, the jury decided that Duggan had been weaponless when he was surrounded by the officers.  However, the majority in the jury concluded that the man “threw” the gun from a cab just before being stopped by the police.

Duggan was suspected of being a gang member, with officers stating that he collected a weapon in east London just before the incident happened.

He was shot twice after he got out of the taxi, with one bullet going through his arm and another delivering a lethal wound to the chest.  The gun became central to the inquest as it had been "found" several meters away from Duggan’s body, wrapped in a sock, with no fingerprints on it. How did the gun get there? 

Neither the gun nor the sock had any DNA or fingerprints from Duggan on it. Gun residue was also absent from the deceased, save for a speck in his back pocket which the jury was told was scientifically irrelevant. His fingerprints were on a shoebox found inside the cab in which it is believed the gun had been stored, and traces of the drug ecstasy were in his bloodstream.

A statement by Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, who is white, was barely heard due to a large crowd outside the court shouting: “Who killed Mark Duggan?” and “murderers.”

The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, Diane Abbott, said she was baffled by the jury's finding, which she said would raise a lot of questions in the local community.

Writing on Twitter, Abbott said: "If the Duggan jury believe that he did not have a gun in his hand when he was shot, how can they find it was a lawful killing? baffled."

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Racism Instead of Evidence: White Prosecutors and NYPD Forced Black Woman to Identify & Make Up Testimony Against Black Man (25 yrs to life)

From [HERE] For the second time in nearly 20 years, Joan Purser-Gennace took the witness stand in a Queens courtroom, but this time her testimony was starkly different: Much of what she testified to two decades ago — words that helped convict a Black man of a murder — was a lie, she said, spoon-fed to her by police detectives.

“Everything, it was provided to me from the police — the lies,” she said on Monday in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, at a hearing on behalf of Robert Jones, who is serving 25 years to life after he was convicted of the 1994 murder of Antoine Stone, a street preacher, in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Ms. Purser-Gennace said that although she told the police she could not properly identify the man, they proceeded to coach her with pictures, telling her whom to pick out of a lineup, and mapping out a script for her day in court.

“They said, ‘This is how I want you to say it,’ and it was a lie,” Ms. Purser-Gennace testified. In the audience, several of Mr. Jones’s family members burst into tears. [MORE]

Robert Jones was convicted of the shooting death of a Black street preacher in Queens, New York, two decades ago, but he is hopeful that Monday’s recantation from the star witness, who said she was forced to identify him, will help prove his innocence. He is serving 25 years to life. 

The New York Times reported that Joan Purser-Gennace said police detectives coerced her to identify Jones even though she couldn’t, going as far to visit her home nearly 10 times to persuade and coach her. 

The police and prosecutors responsible for Jones’ conviction came into question after Jones’ legal team filed a motion to vacate the verdict based on ineffective counsel, the recantation of two witnesses and the possibility that exculpatory information was not given to defense lawyers. A second witness who testified to seeing a man flee the scene on a bike matching Jones’ bike is expected to recant that testimony in the coming days.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

White People Create Evidence in So-called 'Crime Labs': no national regulations governing forensic analysts' credentials, and no uniform standards for the labs themselves.

From [HERE] The nation's crime labs are no strangers to scandal. Last year in Massachusetts, bogus testing by former chemist Annie Dookhan called into question tens of thousands of cases and led to the release of more than 300 people from the state's prisons.

There are currently no uniform standards or regulations for forensic labs. Congress could take up legislation this year to improve oversight, but critics are skeptical. [In a system of white supremacy they should be - it is intelligent to be this way. MORE]

Scrutinizing The Analysts

(scapegoat) Dookhan was sent to prison in November for falsifying drug tests, but many of the criminal cases affected by her misconduct are still in limbo.

"We're basically in this holding pattern where we keep waiting," says Boston defense attorney Todd Pomerleau, who represents about two dozen people convicted based on Dookhan's tests. "We've been waiting for the proverbial day in court."

When the scandal broke in August 2012, those incarcerated based on evidence Dookhan had tested did have a day in court. Many were identified immediately, and had their sentences stayed. More than 3,200 "drug lab" court hearings have been held.

Matt Segal, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, is looking at legal ways to try to get the state to deal with the affected cases more quickly.

"The state has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on this scandal, and what have we gotten for that expenditure? The answer is almost nothing," Segal says. "Certainly hasn't been justice; it hasn't been a better approach on the drug war." [doing nothing is the goal here] 

Prosecutors say they're waiting for a court ruling on how to deal with all of the affected cases, and an investigation into all lab operations.

Massachusetts has the nation's largest lab scandal, so defense attorneys there are now more likely to question forensic testing, says Pomerleau, and to scrutinize the analyst involved — especially because Dookhan was convicted of lying about her credentials.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

New Gallup Poll: The U.S. is the Greatest Threat to World Peace

From [HERE] Over 12 years into the so-called “Global War on Terror,” the United States appears to be striking terror into the hearts of the rest of the world.

In their annual End of Year survey, Win/Gallup International found that the United States is considered the number one “greatest threat to peace in the world today” by people across the globe.

The poll of 67,806 respondents from 65 countries found that the U.S. won this dubious distinction by a landslide, as revealed in the chart above.

The BBC explains that the U.S. was deemed a threat by geopolitical allies as well as foes, including a significant portion of U.S. society.

Predictable in some areas (the Middle East and North Africa) but less so in others. Eastern Europe’s 32% figure may be heavily influenced by Russia and Ukraine, but across most of Western Europe there are also lots of figures in the high teens.

In the Americas themselves, decades of US meddling have left an awkward legacy. Its neighbours, Mexico (37%) and Canada (17%), clearly have issues. Even 13% of Americans see their own country as a danger.

Friday
Dec272013

Psychopathic White Man "plays knockout game" [racism/white supremacy] with Elderly Black Man 

'In their relationship with Black people, Whites function as psychopaths and their behavior reflects an underlying biologically transmitted proclivity with roots deep in their evolutionary history. The psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others.' [MORE]

From [HERE] A racist suspect was arrested Thursday on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled a detention hearing for the Katy man on Friday.

According to the federal complaint, Barrett attacked the elderly man on Nov. 24 because of the man’s race and color in what Barrett called a “knockout.” According to prosecutors, the attack happened Nov. 24 in Katy, but it wasn't until 12 days later that authorities connected the attack to the cellphone video of it.

Authorities learned of the case because Barrett allegedly showed the video on the night of the attack to an off-duty arson investigator he had just met at a restaurant in nearby Folshear. According to the criminal complaint, Barrett asked the off-duty investigator and the woman with the investigator if they knew about the knockout game. He told them he played earlier that day, then showed them the video, prosecutors allege.

The investigator then flagged down a uniformed officer across the street and led him to Barrett. The attack video doesn't show Barrett's face, but investigators matched his voice to the voice in the video and the couple at the restaurant told investigators that Barrett was wearing the same shorts and shoes at the person who shot the video.

According to prosecutors, the video shows Barrett approach the victim and ask, "How's it going, man?" A "loud smack" is then heard, the victim falls to the ground, Barrett laughs and says, "Knockout." The assailant then flees in his vehicle. The Black victim lost three teeth and needed surgery to repair his jaw, which had been broken in two places. He was hospitalized for more than four days, authorities said.

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Thursday
Dec262013

Thanks Obama - The Enormous Black Prison Population is now Minus 8! Why Do We Tolerate High Levels of Black Incarceration? 

Race as a proxy for genetic difference (genetic recessive and yet superior!). Racists explain away racial disparity in incarceration rates of non-whites and whites as being genetic or based on biological difference. That is, non-whites, particularly Black people, are not the same kind of human being as whites or persons who are classified as white. For instance, non-whites are predisposed to criminality and therefore the reality of mass incarceration is unchangeable. In the white supremacy logic therefore there is no need to address the racial disparities that exist in all areas of people activity. High levels of incarceration then are perceived not as unjust but normal.

Do you think this way about people who look like you?  If you are non-white and you believe this then you subconsciously believe you are inferior to whites and are participating in your own oppression. Do your elected Democrat or Republican representatives also believe in this delusion? If so, replace them. The only purpose of race is to practice racism. 

In photo, the non-white votary waiting in long Jim Crow line in Ohio to vote early for Obama last November. Many were motivated by Obama racism

The sheer scale and acceleration of U.S. prison growth has no parallel in western societies. Most of the people sentenced to time in prison today are black. [MORE] According to Frances Cress Welsing white genetic survival is the dynamic behind the high incarceration rate of non-white males in the U.S.,which is globally second to none [MORE]. Too many non-white people behind bars is a goal of white supremacy. There can be no constructive resolution of this issue without addressing white supremacy/racism - which is the cause of the problem.

The system of white supremacy (racism) requires population control and the greater confinement of substantial numbers of non-white people. [theCode]. According to Neely Fuller, white supremacists/racists make certain that large numbers of non-white people exist under conditions that will most likely cause them to do things that give racists an excuse to put them in Greater Confinement. White prosecutors, judges, police, probation officers and overworked, de-valued or incompetent, mannequin-like defense counsel are filling the jails with non-whites.  There is no need for you to simply believe this; go to your local court and watch the lock-ups/arraignments; they are overwhelmingly non-white. How much will you tolerate? 

From [HERE] President Obama [see Neely Fuller on the art of showcasing above], expanding "his push" to curtail severe penalties in drug cases, on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses. Each inmate has been imprisoned for at least 15 years, and six were sentenced to life in prison.

It was the first time retroactive relief was provided to a group of inmates who would most likely have received significantly shorter terms if they had been sentenced under current drug laws, sentencing rules and charging policies. Most will be released in 120 days. The commutations opened a major new front in the administration’s efforts to curb soaring taxpayer spending on prisons and to help correct what it has portrayed as inequality in the justice system.

In a statement, Mr. Obama said that each of the eight men and women had been sentenced under what is now recognized as an “unfair system,” including a 100-to-1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses that was significantly reduced by the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.

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Thursday
Dec262013

North Carolina's bad [racist] plan to take lawyers away from poor [non-white] people: 80% of defendants qualify for free defense counsel. 90% plead guilty

Wait, are you sure you want to plead guilty? An interesting photo for Slate Magazine to use for this article about the inadequate, mannequin like representation from court appointed attorneys; a Black judge in the background looking down on a white woman defense attorney and her white male client - a statistical rarity. Don't just believe, go and see - go down to your local arraignment and criminal courts and see for yourself - who is being locked up and by whom? Many (not all) of the non-whites involved (judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors and court staff) are there for show, like potted plants - w/o them it just wouldn't look right would it?/refinement of white supremacy.  

This article and this photo should be considered in the context of white supremacy/racism. White supremacy is carried out through deception and/or violence. Poor representation and substantial numbers of non-white people in greater confinement is the point.] [MORE]

From [HERE] and [MORE] Earlier this month, in an attempt to cut $2 million from its budget, North Carolina eliminated access to public counsel for thousands of poor criminal defendants each year. That’s not what the new law says: Tucked inside the state’s new budget, it reclassifies more than a dozen crimes into misdemeanors that cannot result in jail time. This is part of a pattern. Over the past two decades, swelling caseloads and fiscal belt-tightening have led several states, including Virginia and Minnesota, to create classes of crimes that can only be punished with a fine. In other states, the same thing happens case by case in the courtroom, where judges and prosecutors routinely declare they will not pursue jail time for minor infractions.

What’s not to like, if you’re caught with a small amount of drugs or driving without a license? The problem is that, left to fend for themselves in the courtroom, most defendants lack the basic legal skills to argue their innocence or reduce their punishment, and they’re often not told of the lifelong consequences that even minor convictions can carry. In an era when getting marked as criminal is often the severest punishment in itself, it makes increasingly little sense for only those facing incarceration to have a right to counsel.

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Monday
Dec232013

Racist Suspect to Stand Trial for the Murder of Unarmed Black Woman: "frightened" white man Blew her head off through screen door

The psychopathic racial personality. A firearms expert testified that the gun used, a 12 gauge Mossberg model 500A shotgun, requires 6.5 pounds of pressure to pull the trigger, after first loading it with shotgun shells, racking it, and taking the safety off. 

From [HERE] Twentieth District Court Judge David Turfe bound Theodore Wafer, 54, the admitted killer of 19-year Renisha McBride, over for trial on all counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms Dec. 19. Wafer, a white Dearborn Heights resident, admitted to blasting McBride in the face with a shotgun, killing her instantly as she stood on his front porch early during the morning of Nov. 2, 2013, allegedly seeking help after a car accident. 

“Uh, yes, I just shot somebody on my front porch with a shotgun banging on my door,” Wafer said during a 911 call played during his preliminary exam. “I live at 16812 W. Outer Drive. Thank you.”  He hung up the phone after the dispatcher asked what city he was in.

McBride was Black. “The testimony of the first witness, Carmen Beasley, summed it up in a nutshell,” Judge Turfe said during his ruling. McBride earlier ran into cars parked in front of Beasley’s house on Bramell in Detroit.

“[Mrs. Beasley] called 911 first,” the judge noted. “She thought first, then she acted. . .The evidence shows the defendant [Wafer] made a bad decision. There were other reasonable opportunities available. I believe the prosecution has met their burden of proof.”

Beasley testified that she only went outside after calling 911, observing the scene, and noting a young woman who appeared to be hurt and dazed. She said she tried to help McBride, asking her to remain until EMS came. But, she said, McBride kept repeating, “I just want to go home,” then eventually wandered off down Warren Ave. 

“The defense argues Michigan’s Self-Defense Act,” Judge Turfe added. “Yes, if someone knocks or bangs on your door, a reasonable person might bring a shotgun to the door to either shoot, scare the person, or defend yourself. But could [the defendant] have not answered the door, called for help, or run to another area of the house? Instead he chose to shoot.” 

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Monday
Dec232013

Thus far, Candlelight Vigils and Singing Songs have not led to justice for non-white people. Durham Police say Handcuffed Latino Teen shot himself in Police Car 

Vigil for Jesus Turns Violent. The 'practices of complaining, moaning, crying, groaning, begging, protesting, marches/parades, clapping hands and singing "We shall Overcome" do not constructively solve any of the problems [like police bruatlity] caused by white supremacy/racism' [more 

From [HERE] A vigil meant to commemorate the memory of a teenager who was fatally shot in the head while in police custody last month turned to panic Thursday night when police in full riot gear deployed tear gas to disperse the mostly peaceful crowd.

Jesus Huerta, 17, died of a gunshot wound to the head on November 19 in Durham, North Carolina. The police department has said that Huerta shot himself, an assertion that has become a subject of outrage in the community because Huerta was at the time handcuffed in the backseat of a patrol car when he was shot. The vehicle was parked behind a police building at the time of his death.

A police report filled out by Officer Samuel Duncan noted that Huerta had been searched at the time of his arrest, and no gun was found on him. Huerta is the third non-wihte man to be killed in shootings involving city police within the past four months.

Police Chief Jose Lopez attempted to calm nerves during a press conference last week but only seemed to do the opposite when he said police were trying to determine if Huerta shot himself intentionally or by accident.

I know that it is hard for people not in law enforcement to understand how someone could be capable of shooting themselves while handcuffed behind the back,” he said. “While incidents like this are not common, they unfortunately have happened in other jurisdictions in the past.”

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Sunday
Dec152013

"Poor Mandela. When he's not a doll, he's a statue. He joins MLK as another bronzed monument whose use is to serve a new version of racism"

Changing the color of the hand holding the whip. By [GregPalast]  I can't take it anymore. All week, I've watched Nelson Mandela reduced to a Barbie doll. From Fox News to the Bush family, the politicians and media mavens who body-blocked the anti-Apartheid Movement and were happy to keep Mandela behind bars, now get to dress his image up in any silly outfit they choose.

It's more nauseating than hypocrisy and ignorance. The Mandela Barbie tells us in a squeaky little doll voice, not his own, that apartheid is now "defeated" - to quote the ridiculous headline in the Times.

Poor Mandela. When he's not a doll, he's a statue. He joins Martin Luther King as another bronzed monument whose use is to serve a new version of racism, Apartheid 2.0, worsening both in South Africa - and in the USA.

The ruling class creates commemorative dolls and statues of revolutionary leaders as a way to tell us their cause is won, so go home. For example, just six months ago, the US Supreme Court overturned the key parts of the Voting Rights Act, Dr. King's greatest accomplishment, on the specious claim that, "Blatantly discriminatory evasions are rare," and Jim Crow voting practices are now "eradicated." 

"Eradicated?" On what planet? The latest move by Florida Republicans to purge 181,000 voters of color - like the stench from the shantytowns of Cape Town - makes clear that neither Jim Crow nor Apartheid have been defeated. They're just in temporary retreat.

Nevertheless, our betters in the USA and Europe have declared that King slew segregation, Mandela defeated apartheid; and therefore, the new victims of racial injustice should just shut the f$#! up and stop whining. 

The Man Who Walked Beside Mandela

To replace the plastic and metal Mandelas with flesh and blood, I spoke to Danny Schechter. Schechter knew Mandela personally, and more deeply, than any other American journalist. One of the great reporters of our generation, Schechter produced South Africa Now, a weekly program seen on PBS, from 1988-91, bringing Mandela's case to Americans dumbed and numbed by Ronald Reagan's red-baiting. 

Schechter notes that George W. Bush kept Mandela on the Terrorist Watch List — no kidding — even after Mandela was elected President.

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Sunday
Dec152013

ACLU Files Racial Targeting Suit: Mississippi Troopers go on Warrantless Search & Detain Black Graduate Students 

Many Black people like to think of themselves as middle class, and therefore, distant from things like police oppression. This preferred version of reality is illusion. In the world 'as it is' a more appropriate description is Powerless Class.

From [HERE] The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the state Department of Public Safety on Friday, alleging racial profiling and constitutional violations in an August 2012 incident.

The suit wsa filed on behalf of Raymond Montgomery and Cathryn Stout, a doctoral student at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Montgomery and Stout, who are both black, were stopped by a trooper with the Mississippi Highway Patrol on Aug. 8, 2012, on I-55 South just north of Jackson, for having an Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. sorority license plate holder, according to a release from the ACLU.

When the two refused to consent to a search of the vehicle, the officer called his supervisor to assist on the scene. Three troopers then went through Montgomery’s and Stout’s luggage and dismantled interior door panels.

“I was stunned and humiliated by the treatment that we received by the Mississippi Highway Patrol,” said Montgomery. “We hope that our speaking up can help make sure this does not happen to anyone else.”

At one point Stout said she was told to stop filming the search on her cell phone, a demand she said she followed for fear of being arrested. The ordeal took an hour, after which the troopers sent the couple on their way without a ticket.

“Ironically, the entire purpose of my visit to Mississippi was to document the positive strides the state has taken to combat negative stereotypes,” Stout said. “Unfortunately, my experience with the Highway Patrol revealed a much different picture.”

“This is one of many complaints that our office has received regarding the Mississippi Highway Patrol,” said Bear Atwood, legal director for the ACLU of Mississippi. “We hope that this suit will cause the Department of Public Safety to take a serious look at its policies and practices, which result in frequent violations of motorists’ civil rights and civil liberties.”

The suit alleges that MDPS, which oversees MHP, and the three troopers involved in the incident violated Stout’s and Montgomery’s Fourth Amendment rights by engaging in an unconstitutional stop and search, their rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by racially profiling them, and Stout’s First Amendment rights by prohibiting her from peacefully filming the search, from a distance, with her cell phone camera.

The suit also alleges that MDPS violated Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964 by permitting its troopers to engage in racial profiling.