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Sunday
Aug242014

Acrobatic Movements or Racism?: Autopsy Contradicts Louisiana Police Incredible Claim that Black Man Shot himself with his hands cuffed behind him

From [HERE] and [MORE] An autopsy report released this week cast further doubt on a police officer’s claim that a suspect committed suicide by shooting himself while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, reports KATC.

According to the first page of the official autopsy report released by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office, Victor White III, 22, died from a gunshot to the chest, not in his back as reported by the arresting officer.

According to initial information offered by Trooper Stephen Hammons to the press back in March, Victor III was stopped under the suspicion that he was involved in a fight at a convenience store near his home. Hammons claimed the unnamed deputy involved searched White III, found unidentified narcotics on his person, and arrested him. When they arrived at Iberia Parish Sherrif's Office, they said Victor III refused to exit the cruiser and became "uncooperative." According to police, he was handcuffed, with his hands behind his back, in the back seat of a police cruiser.  According to the police report, the arresting officer went to get help and when he returned he found White critically wounded from a gunshot wound to his back. [MORE]

Police claim that White had somehow hidden a gun in the backseat of the cruiser and committed suicide by shooting himself. White died shortly after, with police stating there were no surveillance cameras in that area of the parking lot where the car was parked.

Questions were immediately raised as to how White could have smuggled a gun into the cruiser and then managed to shoot himself in the back when left alone. “My son didn’t shoot himself. I never believed it. I won’t believe it,” said Victor White, Sr., the father Victor White. “I know they beat him before he arrived at the station,” he said, “because those who were with him before he was arrested said he didn’t have a mark on him.”

Despite initial statements made by authorities that said Victor III was shot in the back, the report describes no back wounds at all. Instead, his cause of death is described as a gunshot to his right chest that perforated his left lung and heart, exited through his left armpit, and lacerated his upper arm. It was reported in initial local accounts of the shooting that Victor III was handcuffed behind his back. So in order for him to have shot himself in the chest, he would have had to pull himself through his cuffed arms in the backseat of that cop car—and of course, have a gun in the first place.

The report still lists his death as a suicide. The autopsy further reveals that White suffered from some sort of blow to the face, listed on the report as two upper facial abrasions near his left eye.

Admitting that the case is still being investigated, State Police Master Trooper Brooks David said that state troopers originally did believe the gunshot entry wound was in White’s back.

No explanation was given for how White could have shot himself in the chest with his hands cuffed behind him.

The report indicates Victor White III was shot in his right chest in the front, and on the side, with a trajectory "slightly" front to back. Chris DeLay from UL's Criminal Justice Department also saw the report, and while he's not ruling a suicide out, he said it would be hard.

"If that is in fact what happened, it would take a lot of acrobatic movements to accomplish," says DeLay.

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Sunday
Aug242014

#Stop Supporting White Supremacy: Although Most Twitter Users are Black, Only 2% of its Employees are Black

No Qualified Blacks? From [HERE] A 2009 study by the Pew Research Center revealed that proportionally more black people use Twitter than whites. Over the years, black Twitter has emerged as an incisive and influential community promoting social justice both on- and offline. But Twitter’s latest diversity data show that black Twitter is still a job fair waiting to be properly mined.

Twitter’s release of its ethnic and gender diversity data last month confirmed what we already knew about Silicon Valley–based tech companies: Its employment record for women and people of color is abysmal at worst and its stated plans hopeful at best. As with Google and Facebook, fewer than 3 percent of Twitter’s employees are people of color or women. Silicon Valley’s numbers overall are even lower.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, a racist suspectcommented last year that diversity is not as simple as “checking a box.” He implied that Twitter should not follow an affirmative action model in its recruitment but rather hire a qualified person who fits the company’s needs. Fair enough. But his comments seemed to deny the existence of the host of women and people of color in the tech industry who are unemployed or underemployed. In addition to those who can be educated and trained, there are simply too many individuals qualified for the jobs at hand.

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Sunday
Aug242014

Obama orders review of police use of military hardware following Ferguson Protests

From [HERE] US president Barack Obama has ordered an investigation into whether it is "appropriate" for the military to sell battle-grade hardware to local police, a senior US official says. The order follows widespread criticism of local authorities' use of military gear in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

Images of police wielding military-style guns and armour during clashes with protesters have shocked many American lawmakers and civil rights groups.

The official said Mr Obama "has directed a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase military equipment". The review will consider "whether these programs are appropriate", whether training with the equipment is sufficient, and whether there is enough federal oversight of the gear's use.

Saturday
Aug232014

Ask yourself, would Black folks rally around and raise $ for a black cop who killed an unarmed white teenager? 

Racism is the collective behaviors of white people, it is systematic power. What is white collective power? Collective power is the institutions and systems that benefit one group at the expense of another group, and allow one group to dominate another group in all areas of human activity. For example, when a white policeman shoots an unarmed black man, his fellow officers, the police chief, internal affairs, the union, the media, the prosecutor, thejudge, and the jury will support, defend, and finance that white police officer’s “right” to shoot (murder) an unarmed black person. [MORE]

(In top photo, dozens of White People Rally for White Officer in Ferguson Killing of Unarmed Black teenager. In St. Louis, for what reason did White prosecutor, Robert McCulloch (above) choose to use a (75% white) grand jury to decide whether white cop Darren Wilson should face charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown - instead of just using his power to file a complaint himself? white supremacy/racism.) McCulloch is the son of a St. Louis police officer who was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was twelve years old. [MORE

From [HERE] An online fund-raising drive for Darren Wilson (cop in photo), a white Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed Black teenager to death on Aug. 9 surpassed $300,000 by Saturday afternoon, as dozens of people gathered at a St. Louis pub to rally on the lawman’s behalf. 

One fund-raising web page raised so much money in so few days that it was shut down and a second page was opened, with its donations being directed to a fund managed by the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge. In all, the two pages, which both are on the crowdfunding website gofundme, have raised more than $300,000 for the officer, Darren Wilson.

“The individual who started the fund didn’t realize it would get so big,” said a woman who organized Saturday’s rally. When pressed for her name, she said only, “I am Darren Wilson,” a play on the popular mantra that followed the shooting death in Florida of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

The woman said donations were pouring in from around the nation from people of different races, most of whom were afraid to show their faces or publicly give their names. The site had to remove nasty comments being posted by people angry at Officer Wilson and by people criticizing the 18-year-old he shot, Michael Brown.

A related Facebook page for Officer Wilson had nearly 60,000 “likes.” The rally organizer said the page was being monitored for vitriol.

“We are working around the clock to clear the hate,” she said. [MORE]

Saturday
Aug232014

The Military Differential is for You my brother: Miami PD Acquires Assault Rifles, Military Choppers, Mine Resistant Tanks, Grenade Launchers

The Military Differential in Service of White Domination. 'White people are 10% of the world's population. Their continued dominance rests on maintaining their superior military force. In fact our being here today in the U.S. is the result of military differences. Racists have no plans to equalize this differential with non-whites here or abroad.' Amos Wilson in video below. 

From [HERE] The images out of Ferguson, Missouri were alarming as officers resembling soldiers were going head-to-head with protesters. CBS4 has learned the military gear being used by police in Ferguson is being used by police in South Florida. Police officers in South Florida have the same military gear, military issued weapons, and drive similar retired military grade vehicles. Miami is 88% non-white, 12% white. [MORE]

CBS4’s investigative unit is still pouring over the volumes of paper detailing military surplus that’s been handed over to law enforcement agencies across Florida for free.

The government’s “1033 Program” moves military surplus from the battlefield to our neighborhood. Broward County has 4 utility trucks.  Monroe County has 34 assault rifles, a cargo plane, and a helicopter through the program.  Miami-Dade has acquired far more gear than both counties combined.

The list is quite lengthy and added up to nearly $4.5 million in military freebies acquired over the last 8 years.  CBS4 found 250 assault rifles from the Vietnam era, two military grade helicopters, and four mine resistant ambush protection vehicles worth $2.7 million.  Also of interest were five M79 grenade launchers. [MORE]


Saturday
Aug232014

Ferguson Race Soldier - "I'm also a killer. I've killed a lot, and if I need to I'll kill a whole bunch more. If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me."

From [HERE] In the latest embarrassment for local law enforcement, a white officer from the St. Louis County Police Department was removed from active duty on Friday after a video surfaced in which he boasted of being "a killer." The cop, Dan Page, a 35-year-veteran of the police force and a U.S. military veteran, was relieved of patrol duties and placed in an administrative position pending an internal investigation, a police department spokesman said.

In the video, Page is seen addressing a St. Louis chapter of the Oath Keepers, a conservative group of former servicemen, saying, "I'm also a killer. I've killed a lot, and if I need to I'll kill a whole bunch more. If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me."[MORE]

The Psychopathic Racial Personality. "This presentation is based upon the following very simple premise: in their relationship with the Black race, Europeans (Whites) are 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. This premise is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence (Delany, 1968; Du Bois, 1896; Fanon, 1963; Garvey, 1967; Welsing, 1991; Williams, 1971).

There is a scientific dictum which states, ”everything that exists, exists in some amount and if it exists, it can be measured.” One of the best methods that can be used to measure the psychopathic traits of the White race is observing and analyzing their universal overt behaviors and attitudes toward Blacks. However, in so doing, since Blacks have been enslaved and colonized by Whites, a very subtle psychological problem is posed of which every Black should be aware-intellectual insight about Whites does not insure that there will be a corresponding change in Blacks’ behavior and attitude toward Whites, particularly when there is a threat involved.

For example, everywhere one finds Whites and Blacks in close proximity to each other, whether it is Chicago or Zimbabwe, the Whites are in control. Yet Blacks rarely question this extraordinary universal phenomenon which defies every knowm statistical law of probability. In fact, Blacks denounce those who simply raise this question with admonitions such as "we should not be racists and treat them as they have treated us.” In fact, Whites are not going to allow Blacks to treat them as they have treated Blacks, so that requires no discussion. [MORE]

Saturday
Aug232014

Alabama community alleges race bias over toxic landfill site

From [HERE] Five-and-a-half years have passed since an earthen dam holding toxic coal ash from a coal plant failed in Harriman, Tenn., spilling more than a billion gallons of the ash into rivers and forests, and destroying several homes. The TVA Kingston Fossil Plant disaster was widely considered one of the worst in U.S. history, or at least one of the biggest by volume. And it’s still causing headaches, hundreds of miles away.

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency investigators traveled to Uniontown, Ala., to interview residents and activists who say a local landfill that accepted much of the Tennessee coal ash is polluting air and water sources nearby, causing people who live in the area to become sick. The residents of the poor, predominantly black area say they are being unfairly burdened with the literal remnants of a disaster they had nothing to do with.

"The landfill is a hill, a mountain, and it’s scary," said Esther Calhoun, a 51-year-old resident that has lived in Uniontown for most of her life. "Who wants to live in a place that might be bad for your health? But most of us are on a fixed income. We’re stuck here."

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Friday
Aug222014

Slavery by Another Name = "Looking for a Job" 

With the Same People Having the Jobs and the Same People Determining our Wages. The following graphs appeared in the New York Times on Wednesday. Across a broad range of economic and demographic indicators, the data paint a largely depressing picture. Five decades past the era of legal segregation, a chasm remains between black and white Americans – and in some important respects it’s as wide as ever. 

The unemployment gap is virtually unchanged over the last 40 years. The income and wealth gaps have actually widened. So has the gap in educational attainment. Through economic booms and busts, the unemployment rate has been persistently higher for African-Americans than for whites across the decades.

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Friday
Aug222014

Nobody Knows How Many Non-white Americans the Police Kill Each Year

White supremacy is war against Black people in general and against Black males in particular, as embodied in such tactics and strategies as justifiabie homicide. It will require a total commitment and counter war effort on the part of all Black peoples to neutralize, by every means at their disposal, this war of racist injustice. [MORE]

From [HERE] Earlier this month, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting and the response have reignited concerns about racial profiling, police brutality and police militarization. The incident has also drawn attention to a remarkable lack of knowledge about a seemingly basic fact: how often people are killed by the police.

Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington Post.

The statistic might seem solid at first glance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Statistics — independently of the FBI — also estimate the number of police homicides per year at around 400.

But these estimates can be wrong. Efforts to keep track of “justifiable police homicides” are beset by systemic problems. “Nobody that knows anything about the SHR puts credence in the numbers that they call ‘justifiable homicides,’” when used as a proxy for police killings, said David Klinger, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri who specializes in policing and the use of deadly force. And there’s no governmental effort at all to record the number of unjustifiable homicides by police. If Brown’s homicide is found to be unjustifiable, it won’t show up in these statistics.

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Thursday
Aug212014

Video Shows St. Louis Police Lied about Deliberate Death of Kajieme Powell [White People Dominate Us with Deceit and/or Violence ]

From [HEREThe St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio. A convenience store owner called 911 on Tuesday when he suspected Powell stole drinks and donuts from his shop, according to a recording of the call. Another woman called to report Powell was acting erratically and had a knife in his pocket.

Two white officers in a police SUV responded to the calls, the cell phone video shows. When the officers got out of their vehicle, Powell walked in their direction, yelling and telling them to shoot him already.


St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, a racist suspect, said Tuesday that both of the officers opened fire on Powell when he came within a three or four feet of them holding a knife "in an overhand grip."

But the newly released cell phone footage undermines the statement, showing Powell approaching the cops, but not coming as close as was reported, with his hands at his side. The officers began shooting within 15 seconds of their arrival, hitting Powell with a barrage of bullets.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released the video and 911 calls, telling St. Louis Public Radio that it plans to act transparently.

The shooting death occurred less than four miles from where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in the suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9.

Wednesday
Aug202014

[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]

Wednesday
Aug202014

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]

Wednesday
Aug202014

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.”

Wednesday
Aug202014

$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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Wednesday
Aug202014

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.