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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

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

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

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

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

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

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

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

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

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

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

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

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

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

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

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

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

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

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

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

Links

Deeper than Atlantis
Friday
Oct132017

White Euclid Cops Wake Up Black Man in Legally Parked Car, Unlawfully Detain & Shoot Him to Death as he fled -Suit Filed

From [HERE] The family of Luke Stewart filed a federal lawsuit today against the city of Euclid and the two police officers who were directly involved in his March 2017 shooting death — including Matthew Rhodes, the officer who "entered into Luke’s car and beat, tased, and shot Luke multiple times, killing him." 

In August, a Cuyahoga County grand jury declined to indict Rhodes for his role in Stewart's death.

The lawsuit comes seven months after the shooting, the details of which remained rather murky during an ongoing state investigation. The state admitted early, however, that Stewart was unarmed when he was shot and killed. He was not accused of committing a crime that day, when officers approached him while he slept in his car in Euclid. A brief chase ensued before Rhodes climbed into Stewart's car and shot him.  

Rhodes and Officer Louis Catalani found Stewart asleep just before 7 a.m. in the driver’s seat of a Honda Accord. The officers spotted a small amount of marijuana in the car and discovered it was registered to an older man, the BCI's investigative report says. hmmm. Not reported stolen and not illegal to drive someone else's car. Where was this "marijuana?" How did they know it was weed? Did it say so on the outside of the package?? Could they smell it through the window? 

The officers determined Stewart might be intoxicated and decided to pull him out of the car. [ho. determined he was intoxicated while he asleep? what incredible training and skill thye must have to detect alcohol intoxication by method of sleeping! No need for "standardized" field sobriety tests or roadside breath tests in Euclid! Good journalism here too.] Catalani parked behind Stewart, and Rhodes parked in front of him to block him in [guess that didn't work].

The officers woke Stewart, who sat up and tried to put the car in gear. Both officers reached into the car and struggled with Stewart as the car started moving, the report says.

The car struck the back of a police cruiser before it swerved left toward Catalani. Rhodes, who reached into the passenger-side door, jumped into the car.

“I couldn't get out of the vehicle because it was moving and I didn't want to get smashed between my vehicle and the passenger door,” Rhodes told investigators.

Rhodes and Stewart struggled as the car careened along West 222nd Street. Rhodes kept putting the car in neutral and Stewart kept putting in gear. Rhodes punched Stewart, who responded by asking why he was in the car, Rhodes told investigators.

Rhodes used his Taser six times on Stewart, but it had little effect, the report says. Rhodes struck Stewart in the face with the Taser, the report says.

“I knew if I deployed pepper spray, I was going to become overcome with the pepper spray exposure and he would have been driving blind. So I knew not to pepper spray him, so I struck him several time in the side of the face with the Taser,” Rhodes said. [good plan buddy]

BCI investigators confirmed the Taser was fired six times, and medical examiners found Taser marks on Stewart's body during an autopsy.

Rhodes told investigators that he decided to shoot Stewart because the car jumped a curb and was headed toward several telephone poles.

“I thought we were going to hit a pole and I was going to go through that windshield,” Rhodes said. “I knew if that didn't kill me, he probably would have then ran me over...but my thought was I am going through this windshield and I am going to die." [sounds like solid gold bullshit from a liar racist suspect cop. But white prosecutors will believe anything they say - so will white jurors & judges.]

Rhodes shot Stewart in the chest, and Stewart responded by taking a swing at him, Rhodes told investigators. Rhodes avoided the punch and shot Stewart again in the neck, he said.

He shot Stewart five times, an autopsy showed.

Rhodes holstered his gun when the both Stewart and the car stopped moving, he said.

There is no dashboard camera video of the struggle that led to the shooting because neither Rhodes nor Catalani turned on his police cruiser’s overhead lights which activates the dashboard cameras, according to the report.

Body camera video released in the weeks after the shooting shows paramedics helping Stewart into an ambulance. The video came from the body camera of a police supervisor who arrived at the scene after the shooting. The department does not distribute body cameras to all of its officers, a police spokesman said earlier this year. [MORE]

The family seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as certain reforms from the Euclid Police Department that target the "policies, practices, and customs shown to encourage the use of excessive and unreasonable force and the extrajudicial shooting of civilians, particularly African-Americans ..."

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Friday
Oct132017

White Minneapolis Cop convicted of Felony Assault for Kicking Black Man in the Face While On His Hands & Knees

From [HERE] and [HERE]  - A former Minneapolis police officer has been found guilty of using excessive force while responding to a domestic violence call.

After 90-minutes of deliberation, a jury found 36-year-old Christopher Michael Reiter's use of force was unjustified in connection with the incident. He was charged with third-degree assault.

"I don’t believe there are many police officers in Minneapolis or elsewhere that support Officer Reiter’s kicking somebody in the face, that’s beyond the pale," Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told KARE, noting that it's rare to gain a conviction of an officer for use of force while on duty.

Reiter was among four white officers responding to the call on May 30, 2016. They confronted the suspect, Mohammed Abdi Osman, a Black man, who complied with the officers' orders.

When they arrived, officers found the suspect, Mohamed Osman, sitting in a vehicle parked outside the building. They ordered him to get out of the vehicle and lie down on the ground.

Osman complied with the officers’ commands, but Reiter walked up and kicked Osman in the face while he was on his hands and knees. Reiter is white and Osman is a Somali American. 

The incident was captured on surveillance video, and three other white officers at the scene said they did not feel it necessary to kick him in the face, according to charges.

A jury believed Reiter kicked Osman in the face with deadly force, breaking his nasal cavity and causing a traumatic brain injury. The brain injury still prevents Osman from working and caring for his children.

The video shows Domek and two other officers running out of the building with their guns drawn and toward a silver SUV where Osman was sitting. Osman got out of the car with his hands up and knelt on the ground. Domek then kicked Osman in his midsection. Immediately after, Reiter, dressed in a darker uniform, kicked Osman in the head.

According to the criminal charge, Reiter's kick caused Osman to collapse to the ground "unconscious and bleeding."

In reports they filed after the incident, Domek wrote that as he approached Osman, he ordered him to get on the ground. Domek then wrote that he moved toward Osman "in an effort to push him to the ground to get him in handcuff position. While doing so, I felt resistance from the male, causing me to believe that he was going to attempt to fight as he had just been involved in a violent assault."

The video does not show Osman either resisting or pushing off the ground.

In charging Reiter with a felony, County Attorney Mike Freeman said, "in this case, a kick to the face is a use of deadly force, and simply not justified," Freeman said.

Domek was not charged.

Prosecutors argued Reiter assaulted Osman out of anger for what Osman did to his girlfriend.

"They saw her. They saw the injuries, and shortly thereafter they assaulted my client," Osman's attorney told KARE 11 in March.

Reiter was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department on January 11, 2017, although the administration would not confirm whether his dismissal was spurred by the case.

Sentencing for Reiter will be December 12. 

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Friday
Oct132017

Powerless Blacks Ask Racist Suspects at FBI to Probe Killing of Black man by White Utah Cops After Bicycle Stop

From [HERE] A Utah prosecutor asked the FBI on Tuesday to investigate a police shooting that left a black man dead when he ran from officers who stopped him after he rode his bike across six lanes of traffic and they noticed he didn't have a required rear light.

The request to the FBI came after an outcry from the family of Patrick Harmon and anti-police brutality groups about a decision last week not to file criminal charges.

Harmon's sister Antoinette Harmon said she appreciated the request for the FBI investigation but also wants Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Salt Lake City police Officer Clinton Fox removed from their posts. Fox shot Patrick Harmon.

"It's not enough," she said. "We are going to get justice for his death."

Dramatic body camera video of the Aug. 13 shooting appears to show Patrick Harmon, 50, being shot from behind after Fox, who is white, yelled, "I'll (expletive) shoot you."

Gill found that slowed-down video indicates that Harmon turned toward officers and that he was struck on the side of his body. Fox told investigators he was terrified after Harmon threatened him with a knife.

A knife isn't discernable in the video, but investigators say they found one at the scene.

The Bike Stop. Harmon was stopped after a Salt Lake City officer saw him ride his bicycle across a major downtown street and noticed that he didn't have the rear light.

Police say they started to arrest him on outstanding warrants when he broke into the run.

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Friday
Oct132017

After Drug Overdose Black Man Called 911 for Help. Columbus Cops "Accidentally" Killed Him During Brutal Beating - Suit Filed

From [HERE] andn [HERE] After Jaron Thomas died in police custody, his family is now filing a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the Columbus Division of Police. In a 23-page lawsuit filed Thursday, the family is seeking more than $1 million in punitive damages and more than $1 million in compensatory damages.

Jaron B. Thomas, 36, died Jan. 23 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He had called police from a North Linden residence on Medina Avenue on Jan. 14 saying that he was afraid he was dying and he was hearing voices.

“I feel like I’m going to get shot. And I’m really paranoid because I was high. And it feels like I’m going to die or something,” Thomas told the dispatcher on a 911 call.

Sean Walton, the attorney representing his family, says Thomas had been hallucinating after ingesting cocaine when he called police on January 14. He knew that he needed help and had calmly asked for a medic on his 911 call 

“After his call for help - that call for help was very calm, very polite, very respectful - at some point the police responded," Walton says. "And instead of transferring him to NetCare, he ended up beaten.”

The complaint says police punched, body-slammed and kneed Thomas, causing him to lose consciousness. 

“He suffered several broken ribs, head and body contusion, blood-clotting in his sternum and other injuries,” Walton says. “So his injuries don't coincide with the Columbus Police statement that they used minimal force on him.”

Thomas was on the ground and began kicking while officers were waiting for an ambulance. One officer took Thomas’ legs and folded them in a maximum restraint position to keep him from kicking. Another officer said, “I think the guy stopped breathing,” according to reports. Officers detected a faint pulse. Medics arrived within seconds and chest compressions followed shortly after. Thomas died nine days later in the hospital.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office ruled that Thomas’ death was accidental and his cause of death was due to a lack of oxygen to his brain that was caused by cardiac arrest and cocaine toxicity. Due to the coroner ruling an accidental death, the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office declined to present the case to a grand jury, according to a case file from the police totaling more than 200 pages.

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Friday
Oct132017

Trying to be Like His Masters, Black Cop Treats Black Man as Enemy & Slave in Mistaken Shoplifting Beating in Detroit

Monday
Oct092017

The White Supremacy Empire Strikes Back: ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill for Boycott Instruction against the Cowboys

Racist Suspect Jerry Jones is Sponsored by Ford Motor Co. among others in Racist System. From [ThinkProgress] ESPN has suspended SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill for a series of tweets about racist suspect Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. On Sunday, Jones said that any Cowboys player who did not stand for the national anthem would not be allowed to play.

Hill was responding to angry fans who were encouraging the Cowboys’ star players to test Jones’ resolve. Hill countered that this was an unfair burden to put on the players and if fans objected, they should act.

[Elite white media who protect & serve the same system that Mr. Kaepernick protested [the system of racism/white supremacy] such as the Washington Post have characterized her tweets as "urging a boycott" or "encouraging a boycott" as described by CNBC. lol. Only a racist would analyze and dissect her tweets with such a hyper-alert expectation in search of confirmation of their projected suspicions and find advocacy or a boycott instruction here, from the above. What is identity politics? What is white collective power? ' Unless Hill becomes obedient, she will soon be filtered out - like KaepernickAny act or attitude on the part of Blacks which appears to whites to defy white American authority, control or dominance is a problem to white folks.' [MORE]]

Hill later clarified that she was not advocating a boycott of Cowboy’s advertisers, but making the point that fans should not place the burden on the players alone.

ESPN, nevertheless, has suspended Hill for two weeks, saying the tweets violated their social media policy.

The White House has previously called for Hill’s firing after she tweeted that President Trump was a “white supremacist.”

ThinkProgress reported exclusively in September that ESPN attempted to remove Hill from the air after her tweeted about Trump but was thwarted after her co-host Michael Smith and others refused to go on the air without her.

As stated by belief system killerDr. Blynd, "racism/white supremacy it is a power group dynamic, i.e., a defined group cooperatively via legacy institutions exerting structured, systematic injustice and power over another group. Racism is not individualistic, but institutional, cultural, economic, political, linguistic, self perpetuating and systematic. Racism is economic discrimination by a group against another for the purpose of subjugation and/or maintaining the imbalance of power through cooperative control and oppression." [MORE

This "power group dynamic" concerns a relationship between whites and Blacks. We need to re-examine our role within this relationship. No one can play master without servants - it is a two way relationship.  As stated by Amos Wilson, ‘Black people's uncritical acceptance of the rules, moral beliefs, perspectives, and their customary traditional participation in the American (White) political-economic process and system is tantamount to the legitimization of their own oppression and to the consensual ensurance of their own powerlessness.’ [MORE]  

A boycott is a method to alter this relationship. It is “the great power of withdrawal” of our consent or participation in this system. African Americans' collective purchasing power is an estimated 1.3 trillion dollars. [MORE]. Black dollars matter. Rather than begging or trying to persuade racists to change a particular course of conduct a successful boycott can force change.  

However, boycotts cannot be random or individual. Personal boycotts or symbolic boycotts are not boycotts. They are simply an individual consumer choice and have only a minimal, symbolic effect. This is more "protest" actually in cooperation with and submission to white supremacy/racism.  

Rather, a boycott is a collective, group effort to inflict some economic loss to compel the target to change its conduct. A boycott must be an actual organized campaign that directly communicates to Black consumers to mobilize their participation via social media & grassroots organizing in Black & Brown communities/organizations and then targets specific businesses. Recently for example, Bill O'Reilly was fired [not over racism] for his foul treatment of women after corporate sponsors began to pullout from FoxNews when advocates began to apply pressure to them [MORE] and [MORE]. After O'Reilly was fired, the financial markets responded positively to the decision by Fox News, and its parent company 21st Century Fox rose over two percent in the stock market the next day.[MORE] Other examples include the gay and lesbian boycott of advertisers of the "Dr. Laura" talk show, gun owners' similar boycott of advertisers of Rosie O'Donnell's talk show and (later) magazine, and gun owners' boycott of Smith & Wesson following that company's March 2000 settlement with the Clinton administration. They may be initiated very easily using either Web sites (the Dr. Laura boycott), newsgroups (the Rosie O'Donnell boycotts), or mailing lists, twitter etc. Internet-initiated boycotts can "snowball" very quickly compared to other forms of organization [MORE] -by individuals who are serious about changing something.  

It is not practical to ask Black NFL fans to stop watching the NFL. Besides, NFL television ratings are based on Nielsen ratings. So unless you are a Nielsen viewer, whatever you decide to watch or not watch on Sundays will not be measured in any way to actually threaten the NFL. Clearly, the NFL makes its money from its sponsorship and merchandising. It makes no practical sense to turn off the games but then go out and spend your money on all the corporations that the NFL profits from.

However, activist minded Black fans might be willing to boycott many of the NFL’s sponsors such as Papa-Johns, Anheuser-Busch, Ford, McDonald’s, Nationwide, Verizon, Visa, etc. and many others that are white owned & controlled. All these sponsors have competitors and their services or products could be easily substituted by other brands by Black consumers. For example, Mecca Cola and Qibla Cola have been purchased and marketed as substitutes for Coca-Cola among Muslim populations. Such corporations who adverstise and enable the NFL to reap billions could be targeted in a 'for real' boycott.  

In theory, a successful boycott can empower Blacks & Latinos and simultaneously disempower elite whites and change the relations and structure of social power." However, it must be executed to be more than a media stunt or another beggar politics episode. [MORE]

Monday
Oct092017

Hundreds of "LinkNYC" Kiosks in NYC Marketed as Free Wifi are Actually Mass Surveillance by Govt & Corporations

From [HERE] and [HERE] Hundreds of LinkNYC kiosks are going up every month. Each kiosk is equipped with microphones, bluetooth beacons, and outward-facing cameras. These technologies have the ability to collect personal information about every New Yorker. Law enforcement agencies can easily access this information, corporations sell it for profit, and the government now has the tools to practice mass surveillance.  

LinkNYC is not community WiFi. It is an opportunity for surveillance, data collection and corporate profit boxed and marketed as free WiFi. We believe that the basic building blocks of the LinkNYC program need to be re-thought. Free WiFi should really be free, and citizens - not corporations - must have the freedom to decide if and when their personal information is used.  

True community WiFi unites and connects people. It affirms freedom, openness and trust. 

Say no to LinkNYC. Another way is possible. Rethink Link

Monday
Oct092017

Before & After like Our "Mind Shampoo"- New Dove Bodywash Ad Shows Black Woman Transforming Into a White Woman

Before & After - Similar to Our Mind Shampoo or relentless psy-ops programmed into us to falsify our Afrikan Consciousness.  From [HERE] Beauty brand Dove deleted a "three-second video clip" from its Facebook page and admitted Saturday that it had "missed the mark in thoughtfully representing women of color" in an ad for body wash. Consumers had reacted angrily to images of a black woman removing a brown shirt and appearing to transform into a white woman removing a similar shirt. 

And as Keith Boykin, pointed out, this is not the first time Dove has found itself in hot water for the way it has advertised body wash.

In 2011, Dove released a body wash ad showing three women with a range of skin tones standing in a row, the word "before" above the head of the woman with darker skin and "after" above the head of the woman with lighter skin.

"Okay, Dove ... One racist ad makes you suspect. Two racist ads makes you kinda guilty," Boykin tweeted.

Gawker wrote at the time, "Dove VisibleCare body wash: 'Visibly more beautiful skin.' Bye-bye black skin, hello white skin! (Scrub hard!)" [MORE]


Monday
Oct092017

Trump Golfing, Refuses to Help Brown People in Puerto Rico b/c They're Brown: Crisis Worse - 88% without Power

Racist Trump is spending the weekend at the Trump National Golf Court in Bedminster, which is the 67th day of his presidency spent at a golf course and the 87th at one of his Trump properties. [MORE] The neuropeon has spent more than 25 percent of his presidency on a golf course.

From [HERE] San Juan’s Mayor Carmen Cruz said she sees “no hope [on] the horizon” for Puerto Rico — despite President Trump celebrate the recovery effort and engaging on a victory tour.

By official estimates, just under 12 percent of power is restored on the island. Even drinking water in many areas remains limited: just over half of customers reliant on Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) have potable water.

Mayor Cruz said the federal government’s response has been slow, inadequate, or downright nonexistent. She said FEMA had offered “no response” after a hospital requested aid.

Mayor Cruz repeatedly tweeted “WE NEED WATER!” throughout the early hours of the Sunday. She shared photos of volunteers and continue to plea for help, saying authorities in the federal government  “do not want to help.”

Racist suspect FEMA Administrator Brock Long confirmed the agency was ignoring Cruz’s “noise.” He told This Week “[w]e filtered out the mayor a long time ago.”

Cruz’s comments follow President Donald Trump’s self-congratulatory assessment of his administration’s performance in Puerto Rico, and a renewed round of insults about Cruz’s work on the island. He sat down with Mike Huckabee for an interview, where the host lobbed questions softer than the paper towel rolls Trump tossed into crowds of people in Puerto Rico.

They had these beautiful, soft towels. Very good towels,” the president told Huckabee (whose daughter is the president’s press secretary). “And also when I walked in, the cheering was incredible,” he said.

He told Huckabee that Cruz “did a very poor job,” adding that “She’s not a capable person,” he said.

Trump said the media should have blamed Cruz rather than criticizing his efforts. 

The president feels the recovery is going well: In the same interview with Huckabee, he spoke favorably about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico and the hurricane recovery in Texas and Florida because they had given him a sense of purpose and made him personally feel good.

“In one sense, you hate to see it,” he told Huckabee. “In another sense, you feel you can do a good job. You’re really helping people. So it makes you feel good.”

The president has not yet responded to Mayor Cruz’ most recent assessment of Puerto Rico and the response from the U.S. government. The White House press pool said he was golfing at another of his properties on Saturday.

Sunday
Oct082017

Radicalizing Common Sense: FBI says Blacks who Protest Against Unlawful Force by Cops are "Identity Extremists" 

More Whitenology Public Relations: What on earth is radical about protesting against the use of excessive force and deprivation of Constitutional rights by police officers against Blacks & Latinos? What possibly could be radical about protesting against conduct that is already illegal? Having something to say about a public servant unlawfully stopping, detaining and murdering people based on skin color is not radical speech. It is normal. Put the black power fist down. This is whitenology. Such "protest" only seeks to uphold the status quo, uphold the equal application of laws. Elite racists have radicalized common sense! They are attempting to make Blacks & Latinos believe that what is actually conservative in nature and common sense is radical thought & conduct. Therefore, we reject common sense when we reject "the radical" or what is "radical" to do. So, conformist or obedient Blacks & Latinos will not pursue things that anyone else with common sense would pursue- because to do so would be revolutionary. lol

Racism involves the power of one "race" to impose its will upon another. White supremacy/racism is the ultimate affirmative action and the ultimate form of identity politics. [MORE

Nevermind Vegas, FBI is Hunting for "Black Identity Extremists." From [HERE] The mass shooting in Las Vegas by a white man reheated a long-fought public debate: what constitutes terrorism? And, specifically, when do we use that word to describe violence from white people? It's an important question to ask as far-right extremism rises in the US, but the FBI is busy looking for other monsters under its bed: "Black Identity Extremists."

In a memo obtained by Foreign Policy from early August, the FBI claims that the continued concern over "alleged" police abuse has fueled a rise in violence against police. And that rise in violence has produced a new kind of terrorist. It reads in part:

The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.

Basically, the more people know about police brutality (we can safely throw out the "alleged"), the bigger the risk to cops.

The main evidence for this seems to be the shooting of police officers in Dallas in 2016. But that designation, "Black Identity Extremist," is entirely new. Foreign Policy couldn't even find Google references to it outside of five documents, including ones for law enforcement training, that were only two months old—which is after the FBI memo was written.

Despite these efforts to create a new class of terrorist, there's no evidence that any such movement really exists. Critics of the label say it's an attempt to make an official false equivalence between Black Lives Matter activists and white supremacists, who are responsible for the majority of domestic terror attacks and politically-motivated police murders.

A former senior counterterrorism and intelligence official from the Department of Homeland Security who reviewed the document at FP’s request expressed shock at the language. “This is a new umbrella designation that has no basis,” the former official said. “There are civil rights and privacy issues all over this.”

Specifically, this would give the FBI wide freedom to boost surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists. Hell, it's so vague it could cover anyone who attends a protest or takes a "police shouldn't kill unarmed black people" stance publicly.

This isn't some paranoid concern: the FBI has a notorious history for spying on and smearing black activists. This is the agency behind the COITELPRO efforts to undermine civil rights groups, and the infamous attempt to blackmail Martin Luther King into suicide. So it's not out of character that their response to police brutality is to invent a pretense to criminalize critics, rather than actually deal with police brutality.

Sunday
Oct082017

VP Pence Exits NFL Game in PR Stunt w/Message to Blacks: Obedience & Conformity to a Patriotic Agenda Has No Cost

From [HERE] Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday.

The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning's jersey retirement ceremony. Pence didn't stick around long.

Right around kickoff, Pence wrote on Twitter: "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."

The White House also issued a statement from Pence, in which he said Americans should rally around the flag. Pence said: "I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem."

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said Pence's departure looked like "a PR stunt."

"He knew our team has had the most players protest, he knew that we were probably going to do it again," Reid said. "This is what systemic oppression looks like: man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game in an attempt to thwart our efforts." [MORE]

Sunday
Oct082017

[the rewards of white supremacy] Samuel Jackson Singing, Dancing & SNiggering for His Masters in New Commercial

sniggering - 1) the modus vivendi of opportunist (sell-out) compromises. 2) the actions of SNiggers. (See Coin-Operated). [From Funktionary by Dr. Blynd]

Samuel Jackson has achieved critical and commercial acclaim, surpassing Frank Welker as the actor with the highest-grossing film total of all time in October 2011, and he has received numerous accolades and awards. As of December 2015, Jackson appeared in over one hundred films with a worldwide box office gross of approximately $16 billion to date. [MORE] He is a showcase Black, prominently showcased by racist/white supremacists as a means of thought control for Blacks. [MORE]

Sunday
Oct082017

"Minority Report": Cops Are Using Computer Algorithms as a Proxy to Target "Threatening" Non-Whites

From [HERE] Can a computer predict violence? In Chicago, Illinois, an algorithmrates every person arrested with a numerical threat score from 1 to 500-plus. The process has been going on for four years, and almost 400,000 Chicago citizens now have an official police risk score. This algorithm — still secret and publicly unaccountable — shapes policing strategy, the use of force, and threatens to alter suspicion on the streets. It is also the future of big data policing in America — and depending on how you see it, either an innovative approach to violence reduction or a terrifying example of data-driven social control.

In practical effect, the personalized threat score automatically displays on police computer dashboardsso an officer can know the relative risk of the suspect being stopped. The predictive score also shapes who gets targeted for proactive police intervention. These interventions can range from a home visit by police officers, to additional police surveillance, to an invitation to a community meeting — all of which convey the same clear message: law enforcement is watching. And while Chicago is in the vanguard of predictive policing, it is not alone; other cities like New York and Los Angeles are considering how to use big data policing to target at-risk individuals.

Person-based predictive policing began in 2009 as an attempt to apply a public health approach to violence. Just as epidemiological patterns reveal environmental toxins that can increase health risks (like getting cancer), criminal patterns can increase life risks (like getting shot). The key is to identify the predictive risk factors and try to remedy the underlying environmental causes. Researchers at Chicago ITT developed an algorithm for the police to prioritize those most at risk by analyzing: past arrests for violent crime, weapons offenses or narcotics; age at the most recent arrest (the younger the age, the higher the score); incidents where the individual was a victim of a shooting or assault; and the trend line of criminal activity (whether the rate is increasing or decreasing). A computer then crunches the variables and spits out a relative threat score to determine a likelihood of either shooting someone or getting shot. This is the risk score that places someone on the Strategic Subjects List (colloquially known as “the heat list”).

Police claim the targeting mechanism works by pointing to a high percentage of shooting victims as being accurately predicted by the heat list. Critics have pointed out that the targeting is overbroad and ineffective, including tens of thousands of people with high scores but no history of prior arrest for violent crimes .

But, whether it works or not, three bigger unanswered questions exist about this use of a predictive risk score for everyone: Is it fair? Is it biased? And is it the future we want for policing?

Fairness involves both how people get scored and how police treat those with threat scores. Relying on a black-box computer algorithm to rank threats in a society obviously creates its own risks. Society needs to be able to trust the data, to approve the inputs and to evaluate the outputs. Currently, there is no public oversight of the police data, inputs or outputs, so communities are left in the dark unable to audit or challenge any individual threat score.

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Oct082017

[Mostly White] Mass. Prosecutors slammed for withholding evidence from [disproportionately Black] Defendants in drug lab scandal

From [HERE] Twice in recent years, chemists used by the state of Massachusetts to test drugs in criminal cases committed massive misconduct in their testing, affecting tens of thousands of cases. And twice, prosecutors in Massachusetts failed to act promptly to notify most defendants of the problem.

Instead, the prosecutors have taken years to seek justice for the defendants affected by the bad drug testing in both episodes, causing some people to wrongly spend years in prison.

In the first case, after five years, the Massachusetts supreme court eventually forced state prosecutors to compile a list of affected defendants and ultimately dismiss 98.5 percent of the cases involved, with more than 21,000 drug convictions erased. In the second case, discovered in 2013 but still unfolding, a judge concluded recently that two prosecutors committed “intentional, repeated, prolonged and deceptive withholding of evidence from the defendants” and that “their misconduct evinces a depth of deceptiveness that constitutes a fraud upon the court.”

The two prosecutors, former assistant attorneys general Anne Kaczmarek and Kris Foster, have since moved on to higher-paying jobs elsewhere in the state government. But still no steps have been taken to fully identify the thousands of cases handled by Sonja Farak, a chemist who admitted that she was high nearly every day while analyzing drug samples submitted by police from 2005 to 2013, and who has already been convicted and served her time. In many cases, authorities can’t retest the drugs that Farak originally certified because, well, Farak used them.

So last month, the state public defender agency and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Massachusetts attorney general and all 11 district attorneys, seeking a list — and dismissal — of all Farak-related cases, based not only on her misadventures but also the “egregious prosecutorial misconduct” by the state attorney general’s office. It has now been 4½ years since Farak’s arrest in January 2013.

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Oct082017

The Long Reach of Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions

From [HERE] Since the establishment of the Guantánamo Bay military commissions over 15 years ago, the dominant legal question has been whether they may try individuals charged with ordinary domestic criminal offenses that are not recognized as international war crimes. After years of conflicting decisions, that question has finally reached the Supreme Court, which will decide on Thursday whether to consider the issue in its current term.

The case involves a Yemeni prisoner at Guantánamo, Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al-Bahlul, who was convicted by a military commission in 2008 of conspiracy to commit war crimes. While this is a crime under domestic law, it is not recognized as a war crime by international law. Hence the constitutional question: Does a military commission’s assumption of federal court jurisdiction over domestic crimes violate the Constitution, which reserves the “trial of all crimes” to the judiciary?

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld Mr. Bahlul’s conviction last year. But Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in a concurring opinion, said the question in play should be decided because “other cases in the pipeline require a clear answer.” He’s absolutely right. Settling this question would go a long way toward settling the structural legitimacy of the Guantánamo tribunals. The justices should take heed and grant certiorari. 

Although the United States had occasionally used military commissions to try enemy soldiers before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of such trials only in areas under military occupation or in cases in which the offenses were international war crimes. Because military occupation presupposes the absence of a functioning, civilian government, military tribunals are the only option. And as for international war crimes, the Supreme Court concluded during World War II that such offenses committed by enemy belligerents fell outside of the Constitution’s jury-trial protections — which otherwise require that all serious crimes be tried in civilian court.

The principal innovation (and one of the central controversies) of the post-Sept. 11 military trials at Guantánamo has been to extend the reach of military commissions to purely domestic criminal offenses, especially conspiracy and “providing material support to terrorism.” The government has been unable to tie almost any of the Guantánamo detainees — most of whom were, at most, low-level Qaeda fighters — to specific international war crimes. But rather than simply hold the detainees in military detention or try them in civilian court, the government has used the secrecy-laden criminal proceedings at Guantánamo to push the constitutional envelope.

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