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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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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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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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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.


[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.