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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
Monday
Dec042017

In Service of White Supremacy Virginia DOC is Keeping Nonviolent Convicts in Prison Longer than Murderers

Putting a Black Face on White Power. In photo, Black Clone, Harold W. Clarke, director of the Virginia Department of Corrections.

From [VAPilot] Snagged by a short-lived state law, some Virginia inmates have served more time behind bars than many murderers, even though they harmed no one in their crimes and had never been in prison before.

In some cases, their prison terms will stretch far longer than those of convicts who fatally shot, stabbed or bludgeoned people, a Virginian-Pilot investigation has found.

This disparity stems from a 1982 “three-strikes” law that, largely during a 12-year period, has caught inmates in its clutches for decades.

Young men barely old enough to vote went from first-time offender to three-striker in one swift motion. They weren’t the career criminals for which three-strikes laws are generally written. More often than not, their crimes were committed in a single spree. And plenty of them had little or no prior criminal history.

The Virginia Department of Corrections dished out this heavy punishment – ineligibility for discretionary parole – behind closed doors. It didn’t come from a prosecutor , nor did it happen in a courtroom in front of a judge, as is generally the case in other states. Nameless and faceless government bureaucrats within the DOC wielded the power to classify inmates as three-strikers when they entered prison.

But in some cases, the inmates say, the DOC didn’t inform them that their prison term was being dramatically extended until after they’d been locked up for many years – sometimes more than two decades. And those inmates say they never knew such a change was even a possibility.

Snagged by a short-lived state law, some Virginia inmates have served more time behind bars than many murderers, even though they harmed no one in their crimes and had never been in prison before.

In some cases, their prison terms will stretch far longer than those of convicts who fatally shot, stabbed or bludgeoned people, a Virginian-Pilot investigation has found.

This disparity stems from a 1982 “three-strikes” law that, largely during a 12-year period, has caught inmates in its clutches for decades.

Young men barely old enough to vote went from first-time offender to three-striker in one swift motion. They weren’t the career criminals for which three-strikes laws are generally written. More often than not, their crimes were committed in a single spree. And plenty of them had little or no prior criminal history.

The Virginia Department of Corrections dished out this heavy punishment – ineligibility for discretionary parole – behind closed doors. It didn’t come from a prosecutor , nor did it happen in a courtroom in front of a judge, as is generally the case in other states. Nameless and faceless government bureaucrats within the DOC wielded the power to classify inmates as three-strikers when they entered prison.

But in some cases, the inmates say, the DOC didn’t inform them that their prison term was being dramatically extended until after they’d been locked up for many years – sometimes more than two decades. And those inmates say they never knew such a change was even a possibility.

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Monday
Dec042017

Mostly White Federal Judges Give Black Men who Commit the Same Crimes as White Men 20% Longer Prison Sentences

From [NPR] Georgetown law professor Paul Butler talks with NPR's Scott Simon about racial disparity in federal sentencing. The average sentence is nearly 20 percent longer for black men than white men.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

There's new research that shows a continued troubling pattern around prison sentencing and race. Black men who commit the same crimes as white men receive federal prison sentences that are almost 20 percent longer on average. That's according to new data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Joined now by Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and a former federal prosecutor. Mr. Butler, thanks so much for being with us.

PAUL BUTLER: Hey, Scott. It's good to be here.

SIMON: This is not a new finding, but why is this a little unexpected or especially troubling?

BUTLER: The federal sentencing guidelines have been an effort to try to rid the criminal justice process, and especially sentencing, from discrimination. The concern was that judges weren't actually being allowed to do their jobs. It was almost like they were computer programmers inputting factors and then having to issue this sentence that the guidelines demanded.

There was a constitutional challenge to that system, which resulted in judges having more discretion. And what we see from this recent report is that when judges have this discretion, inevitably, African-American men suffer worse outcomes than white men.

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Monday
Dec042017

Disparate Treatment by Do-Gooder Dem Ho-Reps who Push for Conyers to Resign But Ignore Franken

From [HERE] and [HERE] Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), facing a firestorm of abuse and sexual harassment allegations, calls from top Democrats for his job, and hospital admission, is still refusing to resign. Conyers is a Democratic Party politician and a U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district. The district includes the western half of Detroit, as well as River Rouge, Ecorse, Redford Township, Dearborn Heights, Highland Park, Westland, Garden City, Inkster, Wayne, and Romulus. As the longest-serving active Representative, he is the Dean of the House of Representatives, as well the last remaining member of either the House or Senate that has been serving since the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.

The news media reported that Conyers intends to retire from Congress at the end of his current term, and not seek re-election in 2018

“Nancy Pelosi did not elect the congressman, and she sure as hell won’t be the one to tell the congressman to leave,” Conyers’ attorney, Arnold Reed, said Thursday, responding to the minority leader’s request on that Conyers step down.

Conyers was hospitalized due to stress this week. Political consultant Sam Riddle told a CNN affiliate Thursday morning that the 88-year-old was reportedly back in his home district.

The Michigan congressman is facing a handful of sexual misconduct allegations. Two women have come forward publicly to say Conyers abused or harassed them while they worked for him. Another woman says she settled a wrongful dismissal claim with the congressman after she was fired. The woman claims she was terminated because she rejected Conyers’ advances. 

In 2015, a former employee of Conyers alleged that he had sexually harassed her. Her affidavit was filed with the Congressional Office of Compliance and she was, with public funds, allegedly paid a settlement of $27,000. BuzzFeed reported on this settlement on November 20, 2017, including accounts of other ethical concerns associated with Conyers's office such as sexual harassment of other female staffers. Conyers responded to these reports, saying, "In our country, we strive to honor this fundamental principle that all are entitled to due process. In this case, I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so. My office resolved the allegations — with an express denial of liability — in order to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation."

Four other women signed affidavits saying that Conyers had sexually harassed them as well.

On November 21, 2017, the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into multiple sexual harassment allegations against Conyers. 

In Washington, calls for Conyers to resign have since begun to grow.

“Congressman Conyers should resign,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday morning, a far cry from her earlier remarks in which she defended Conyers during a Meet the Press interview, calling him “an icon.” On Monday, Pelosi met with one of the women, Melanie Sloan, who says Conyers abused her; the minority leader subsequently released a statement saying she found Sloan credible.

Reporters were so shocked by Pelosi’s sudden reversal on Thursday that one asked her to clarify if she had in fact called on Conyers to resign.

Pelosi joins several other Democrats in calling for Conyers’ job: Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Black Ho-Rep, Jim Clyburn (D-SC) have also urged Conyers to step down.

“I think he should do for his constituents what he did for his colleagues,” Clyburn told reporters, referring to Conyers’ decision to step aside as the ranking member on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. “I told him [resigning from Congress] would be in his best interest.”

The first member from Conyers’ state, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), joined those calls Thursday afternoon as well.

However, one Democratic House aide told ThinkProgress he felt the calls for Conyers’ resignation Thursday were irresponsible. Instead, Democrats should be fighting the Republicans’ “ponzi scheme”, which would “destroy” lives and “cripple” social safety net programs, he said.

“Democratic circular firing squad in full effect,” the aid said in a text message. “Absolutely ridiculous. Seriously… We’re gonna fuck around and the tax bill is gonna pass next week.”

Conyers isn’t the only congressional Democrat facing a firestorm of sexual harassment allegations. As of Thursday afternoon, six women have come forward accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual harassment. On Thursday, Jezebel reported that a that Franken had attempted to give a former elected official in New England a “wet, open-mouthed kiss” onstage at an event in 2006. The woman told Jezebel she was “stunned and incredulous.”

Neither Pelosi nor Democratic leadership in the Senate have called for Franken to resign, something that’s angered Conyers’ lawyers.

“I would suspect that Nancy Pelosi is going to have to explain what is the discernible difference between Al Franken and John Conyers,” Reed, Conyers’ attorney, told reporters on Thursday.

In May, 2005, Conyers released What Went Wrong In Ohio: The Conyers Report On The 2004 Presidential Election, which dealt with the voting irregularities in the state of Ohio during the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election. The evidence offered consists of statistical abnormalities in the differences between exit poll results and actual votes registered at those locations. The book also discusses reports of faulty electronic voting machines and the lack of credibility of those machines used to tally votes.

He was one of 31 members of the House who voted not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election.

On August 4, 2006, Conyers released his report, The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retributions and Cover-ups in the Iraq War, an edited collection of information intended to serve as evidence that the Bush Administration altered intelligence to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Conyers has proposed House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but emphasizes Islam as needing special protection from acts of violence and intolerance. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form,” and “calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.” The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2005.

On January 13, 2009, the House Committee on the Judiciary, led by Conyers, released "Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush," a 486-page report detailing alleged abuses of power that occurred during the Bush administration, and a comprehensive set of recommendations to prevent recurrence. Conyers has introduced a bill to set up a "truth commission" panel to investigate alleged policy abuses of the Bush administration.

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Saturday
Nov252017

Instead of Empowering Themselves & Disempowering Racists [boycott] St Louis Protesters Sought White Shoppers’ Attention

Nothing Changed. Keep Your Signs, Cops Will Murder Again Soon. Black protestors excercised their individual consumer choice not to shop on Friday and instead went to a shopping mall to heckle shoppers in St. Louis. Unlike a collective boycott action, individual consumer choices can only have minimal, symbolic affect.  Like a beggar standing outside with a sign, the protestors just wanted whiteys attention so the racist suspect shoppers could hear their chants and see their signs. "Protest" actually in cooperation with and submission to white supremacy/racism.

Why do you want a white person's attention? What will they do for you? This system of racism is a white over Black system of vast unequal power. Racists practice racism because they have the power to do so. To end racism/white supremacy we must end or neutralize white power. Belief in somehow changing racists has led to suffering, it is a prison. Begging racists to change is flattering to them.  It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.' [MORE

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing explained in a system of white domination non-white people “are in a continuous state of checkmate” and Black people are currently in a “losing streak that is centuries long. The operating system of White supremacy is thriving, refining and updating itself right now while we remain in a dream. Chancellor Williams and Welsing have both explained that most Blacks 'continue to live in a dream world where they believe that singing, marching, praying, poking holes in the air with signs and hoping will solve their problems.' [MORE] If you rub a brick long enough will it become a mirror?  

In contrast a boycott may be a way to leverage Black power - it is the great power of withdrawal of our consent or participation in this system. Not a boycott merely done to bring attention to an issue but a boycott to substantially harm a targeted business, entity or industry for a particular result in Black people's interest. 

African Americans' collective purchasing power is an estimated 1.3 trillion dollars. [MORE] In theory, a successful boycott can empower Blacks 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 to flatter whites.

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Saturday
Nov252017

Ending Temporary Protected Status For Haiti Makes No Sense If You Don't Understand Racism/White Supremacy

From [HERE] Haitians living in New England on Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, have just 18 months to prepare to leave the country. The Trump Administration has decided not to renew their status, granted to countries where natural disasters or armed conflict make it difficult to live safely. 

Haiti was granted TPS six years ago, after a major earthquake.

"Haiti is probably the most vulnerable in terms of infrastructure devastation that was brought upon by the natural disaster back in 2011 and then subsequent typhoons, cyclones that added to this misery," Meyerovich said. 

The Center for American Progress estimates thousands of TPS holders from Haiti live in New England. The Trump Administration says conditions in Haiti have improved enough for them to return.

Saturday
Nov252017

While President Trash Runs His Mouth Homelessness Nears Record Levels

From [EconomicCollapse] If the U.S. economy was actually in good shape, we would expect that the number of people that are homeless would be going down or at least stabilizing.  Instead, we have a growing national crisis on our hands.  In fact, within the past two years “at least 10 cities or municipal regions in California, Oregon and Washington” have declared a state of emergency because the number of homeless is growing so rapidly.

Things are particularly bad in southern California, and this year the Midnight Mission will literally be feeding a small army of people that have nowhere to sleep at night. Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park amid calls for donations and volunteers for the rest of the year.

The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless men, women and children, according to Georgia Berkovich, its director of public affairs.

Overall, the Midnight Mission serves more than a million meals a year, and Berkovich says that homelessness hasn’t been this bad in southern California “since the Great Depression”

Berkovich said the group has been serving nearly 1 million meals a year each year since 2013.

“We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression,” she said

Black Lost & Found Bin. The D.C. General emergency shelter is a White Supremacy Megaplex for the 'Black Lost & Found.' It is a homeless shelter, jail, STD clinic & drug rehab place all on one campus out of sight and out the way of its vanilla citizens. It is supposed to be a cleaner place to stay than an alley and safer than a crime-ridden street corner, but records show that a young Black girl woke up with so many insect bites on her legs and her bottom that she had to be taken to the hospital. [MORE]

And of course the official numbers confirm what Berkovich is claiming.  According to an article published earlier this year by the Guardian, the number of homeless people living in Los Angeles County has never been higher…

The number of homeless people in Los Angeles has jumped to a new record, as city officials grapple with a humanitarian crisis of proportions remarkable for a modern American metropolis.

Municipal leaders said that a recent count over several nights found 55,188 homeless people living in a survey region comprising most of Los Angeles County, up more than 25% from last year.

If the California economy is truly doing well, then why is this happening?

We see the same thing happening when we look at the east coast.  Just check out these numbers from New York City

In recent years the number of homeless people has grown. Whereas rents increased by 18% between 2005 and 2015, incomes rose by 5%. When Rudy Giuliani entered City Hall in 1994, 24,000 people lived in shelters. About 31,000 lived in them when Mike Bloomberg became mayor in 2002. When Bill de Blasio entered City Hall in 2014, 51,500 did. The number of homeless people now in shelters is around 63,000.

For New York, this is the highest that the homeless population has been since the Great Depression, and city leaders are trying to come up with a solution.

Saturday
Nov252017

Chicago Cop Sentenced 5 yrs in Attempted Murder of Black Teens: Fired 16x at Car Moving Away From Him

From [ABC] and [NBC] A Latino Chicago police officer convicted of shooting at a car full of Black teenagers was sentenced to 60 months, or five years, in federal prison Monday afternoon. The trial marked the first time in at least 15 years that a Chicago police officer faced federal criminal charges in connection with an on-duty shooting. 

Monday's sentencing for 42-year-old Marco Proano comes three months after he was convicted of using excessive force in violation of the victims' civil rights. Proano claimed he was just doing his job but a federal jury decided that the shooting — captured on a police dashboard camera video — wasn't the action of a cop but a criminal.

Police dashcam video captured the moment Officer Marco Proano fired his service weapon into a car full of teenagers the night of December 22, 2013. Investigators found that he fired 16 shots in all, and a grand jury indicted Proano in 2016 on charges that he violated the civil rights of the teens – whose families already reached a civil settlement with the City of Chicago.

Proano was convicted of two counts of using unreasonable force and causing bodily injury, with each count carrying a maximum sentence of 19 years in prison.  A jury of nine men and three women deliberated for over three hours after hearing two days of testimony before reaching their verdict.

Judge Gary Feinerman didn't buy Proano's explanation or lack of remorse. Having watched the dashcam police video several times in slow motion, Feinerman said no one was in danger that night. He called Proano's actions a deliberate, reckless attempt to stop the occupants of the vehicle at the maximum force possible.

Before handing down the five year sentence, Feinerman said Proano may have been dressed like a police officer that night but didn't act like one.

The video — played several times for jurors, including in slow motion — showed Proano walking quickly toward the stolen Toyota within seconds of arriving at the scene while he held his gun pointed sideways in his left hand. Proano can be seen backing away briefly as the car went in reverse, away from the officer. He then raised his gun with both hands and opened fire as he walked toward the car, continuing to fire even after the car had rolled into a light pole and stopped.

"Marco Proano drew first, shot next and then he tried to justify it later," Assistant U.S. Atty. Erika Csicsila said in her closing argument. "He came out of his car like a cowboy. He pulled his gun out, held it to one side and aimed it at those kids to send a message and to show who was in charge."

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Friday
Nov242017

White Atlanta Cop Fired: Beat, Kicked Black Teen in Head Causing Concussion & Knelt on his Neck While Restrained, Non-Resisting

From [WSBTV] A white Atlanta police officer was fired for using excessive force after he was caught on dashcam video repeatedly kicking and punching a Black teenage suspect after a police chase.

Only Channel 2 Action News has the video and documents that show the officer wasn't even supposed to be at the scene to begin with.

Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez obtained the 503-page report that reveals the Atlanta Police Department terminated the officer on July 26, 2017 for something that happened a nearly year earlier.

It all unfolded on Sept. 15, 2016, in southwest Atlanta. Former officer Matthew Johns, who was a part of the department’s elite Apex Unit, arrived at the scene after the pursuit led by Zone 3 officers and Georgia State Patrol.

Johns, who we’ve learned is also a Marine, is seen jumping out of a cruiser and immediately runs up to one of the three teenage suspects in the stolen car and kicks him in the head.

The video also shows he kicked the teen more than once, struck him on his side repeatedly and then was seen kneeling on his neck before punching him in the head while cuffing him.

Johns told investigators he thought the teen was reaching for a gun. But one of his supervisors didn’t think his story added up, especially when the other officers on scene said the three suspects never resisted.

The document shows they immediately placed him on administrative leave. But then, the case went cold until Chief Erika Shields reopened it after taking office.

While the teen is blurred in the video provided by the Atlanta Police Department, the boy’s family gave us exclusive pictures of him at the hospital. His medical records show he suffered a concussion.

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Friday
Nov242017

Conn Police Chief's Son Settles Case: White Cop Cracked Skull of Cuffed Latino Man, Then Repositioned his Body in Cover Up

Police Officer Evan Cossette shoved a handcuffed Latino prisoner, Pedro Temich into a jail cell, cracking the his skull on concrete. He then attempted to cover it up. Unbeknoest to Cossette a video tape shows Cossette entering the cell at least six times and moving the unconscious Temich around, twice propping him up against the bench and another time putting him back on the floor so that the man's handcuffs could be removed. [MORE]. The incident wasn't reported to police administrators until six weeks later. [MORE

From [RecordJournal] and [MORE] A white city police officer and son of Police Chief Jeffry Cossette has settled an excessive force lawsuit filed six years ago by a Latino man who was shoved in a holding cell and cracked his skull. The white cop then tried to cover it up.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Pedro Temich sued former officer Evan Cossette for violating his civil rights following a motor vehicle violation in May 2010. Videotape shows Cossette pushing the handcuffed prisoner, Pedro Temich, backward into the jail cell, causing Temich to cut open his head on a concrete bench. The indictment calls it a "firm shove" of the "compliant and handcuffed" Temich, causing him to fall back. Temich was taken to MidState Medical Center in Meriden and required 12 stitches in the back of his head.

Temich, who had been arrested on charges that he fled the scene of an accident, fell onto a concrete bench and lost consciousness. In the video, Cossette is seen repositioning the unconscious prisoner before medics arrive (6 times). [MORE]

A U.S. District Court jury convicted Cossette on charges of excessive force and for obstruction of justice in September 2013. He was sentenced to 14 months in a federal prison and ordered not to return to work as a police officer.     

Cossette appealed his conviction to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the lower court’s ruling. 

The FBI eventually launched a probe into the incident and other allegations against Cossette.

Temich’s attorney Sally Roberts, who filed the civil suit in 2011, said both parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the settlement. [MORE]

Friday
Nov242017

Flint Considering $1.39M Settlement After White Cop Fatally Shot Unarmed Black Man Fleeing Prolonged Traffic Stop

Doing 48 in a 35 MPH Zone w/No One on the Road. Isn't That What Cameras are For? From [MLive] Flint Township trustees will discuss paying $1.39 million to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a man shot and killed by a township officer in 2014. 

Dominique Lewis was shot and killed on July 16, 2014, during a traffic stop on Flushing Road near Eldorado Street in Flint Township.

The family of Lewis filed the lawsuit in April 2015 in Detroit U.S. District Court after Lewis' death. Flint Township Police Department and township police Officer Matthew Needham, who fired the fatal shots, are named as defendants in the case.

There will be a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, according to the township's attorney G. Gus Morris. The meeting will go into closed session to discuss the potential settlement, he said. 

The $1.39 million settlement was approved by Lewis' family, according to federal court documents filed Nov. 15. A hearing to approve the settlement is set for Nov. 30, Morris said. 

Lewis was killed after Needham arrived as a backup officer to assist a Flint Township officer who made a traffic stop on Flushing Road near Eldorado Street.

Dashcam video and police reports obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal through the Freedom of Information Act show a Flint Township officer initiated a traffic stop of a white Chevrolet Impala after the officer claimed the vehicle was clocked traveling 13 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Lewis was a passenger in the back seat of the stopped car.

The officer claimed she wanted to search the vehicle after she thought she smelled marijuana inside the vehicle, according to police reports. [Warning: read with caution, murderers also tell lies]

The officer also said the passengers were "moving around in the vehicle like they may have been trying to hide something," according to police reports.

The 12-minute, 8-second dashcam video released by police to MLive-The Flint Journal shows the officer who pulled over the car removing the driver from the vehicle and frisking her nearly 10 minutes into the stop. 

The officer then allows the driver to remove her young daughter from the back seat of the car.

The video then shows the officer remove a male adult from the front passenger side of the vehicle.

As the officer begins to pat-down the passenger, the video shows the Impala beginning to shake. The lawsuit claims Lewis began climbing into the vehicle's driver's seat. 

"Hey, hold up," the officer who made the traffic stop says in the video as the car continues to shake.

The officer told state police investigators that Lewis started the car and attempted to flee the scene, according to police reports.

Needham, who was outside the view of the dashcam as the other officer was removing the vehicle's occupants, can be seen in the video running in front of the car with his hand near his service pistol.

Needham yells, "Stop, police," but the car, which police said was driven by Lewis at that point, can be seen in the video beginning to drive the car. Needham moves to the side of the the car and fires two shots into the vehicle from less than a few feet away.

The car made a U-turn in the road before jumping the curb and coming to rest in some trees, according to a police report.

Needham and a doctor from Hurley Medical Center, who had witnessed the incident, said they attempted to aid Lewis, but he eventually died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police reports.

The lawsuit, initially filed by attorney Rebecca H. Filiatraut of Detroit-based Johnson Law, claims Needham used "unreasonable, unnecessary and deadly force" against Lewis.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton [racist suspect in photo] said in October 2014 that he would not charge Needham in the shooting because he believed the officer's actions were justified.

Leyton said the officer fired the shots in self-defense and in an attempt to stop Lewis from escaping the scene. LOL. Self defense, Israeli style. See top photo. Clearly, he is also a believer of the racism/white supremacy kool aid. 

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Friday
Nov242017

White Cop Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Black Teen in the Back of the Head From 55 Ft Away as he Fled Might Be Fired by Chicago

Black Clone Won't Bring Charges Against White Cop Who Murdered 15 yr Old who Looked Just Like Her. In photo Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. But maybe he will lose his job.

From [ChicagoTrib]  A white  Chicago police officer who was cleared of wrongdoing by Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy still must face a disciplinary hearing that could cost him his job.

Dakota Bright was on the street and not breaking any laws when Officer Ternand tried to stop him for no lawful reason. Because he had been beaten by the police before, Bright tried to leave. Ternand shot Bright in the back of the head, killing him. [MORE

Last summer, Chicago’s police review agency had found Officer Brandon Ternand used excessive force, calling the shooting of Dakota Bright “unprovoked and unwarranted” and recommending his firing.

But Johnson disagreed that Ternand should be fired, finding that his actions in the November 2012 shooting were clearly justified, according to records.

However, last week, a Chicago Police Board member selected to review the matter rejected Johnson’s recommendation and ordered an evidentiary hearing be held to decide if Ternand should be disciplined. Possible punishment ranges up to his dismissal.

“After reviewing the matter, I find that the superintendent did not meet the burden of overcoming the recommendation of discipline,” Police Board member Steve Flores said last week at the board's monthly meeting at police headquarters.

Until recently, a three-member panel of the Police Board would resolve disciplinary cases if the superintendent disagreed with the decision of the Independent Police Review Authority. But now that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability has replaced IPRA, those duties fall to a single member chosen randomly.

Ternand, a 10-year police veteran, was stripped of police powers in October and placed on paid desk duty pending the disciplinary proceeding, according to the department.

Ternand fatally shot Bright while chasing the Black teen on foot in the South Side's Park Manor neighborhood on the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2012. IPRA concluded that Bright was not armed when he was shot in the back of the head, though the white cop says he may have tossed a gun earlier during the chase. Investigators never found a weapon. [MORE]

In ruling the on-duty shooting unjustified, IPRA questioned the truthfulness of certain statements made by Ternand to investigators, including a claim that he shot Bright when the teen reached into his waist area and started turning toward the officer after scaling a fence.

"This lacks credibility," IPRA said in its report, noting that Bright was already two city lots away — about 50 to 55 feet — from Ternand when the officer opened fire.

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Friday
Nov242017

White Media, Gov, Police, DA, & Civilians All Supported White Cop's Murder of Tamir Rice = White Collective Power

GUN WAS IN HIS WAISTBAND WHEN WHITE COPS MURDERED HIM. A few days ago Newsweek put out an article with the headline "This is the Toy Gun That Got Tamir Rice Killed" as Wednesday marked the three-year anniversary of the killing of Tamir Rice. The racist suspect writer states, "No charges were brought after the 12-year-old black boy was killed by police officer Timothy Loehmann while holding a toy gun on a Cleveland playground."

"Holding a toy gun?" Tamir died with the gun still in his waistband. It was not out or visible when the cops were present. This is how racist suspects go on subtly re-mixing & writing history to justify their actions and this racist system. The system racism/white supremacy got him killed. Don't blame a gun. 

Discussion about Tamir Rice's pellet gun is racist misdirection because it is not relevant to his case. If the white cops never saw the gun it makes no difference whether it looked real or if it looked like it was made of chocolate. White cops wanted to talk about the toy gun after Tamir was killed because they had nothing else to talk about after the video came out. The white media obliged them.  

Zombified neuropean journalists at GQ, Newsweek, LA Times, New York Times and so many others go on chattering about the size, color and material of the boy's pellet gun and then comparing it to how similar it looks to a real gun. The new aforementioned Newsweek article is exhibit A. It provides large photos of a pellet gun similar to Tamir's and pictures of real guns. Unless officer Loehmann had x-ray vision how could he see a gun in a waistband? After Tamir laid crumpled on the ground the white cops found the toy gun in his waistband.  

Suppose you found a fruit fly in your soup. After you remove it, would you still eat the soup? This is similar to cop testimony and statements about their incidents with the Black & Latino people they encounter. Despite so many incredible, inaccurate and incorrect statements made by the white cops involved in Rice's murder and made by the Department, the elite white media goes on parroting them. White cops tell lies about Black defendants and victims because white journalists, judges, jurors, prosecutors and readers will believe them! White journalists tell stories in accord with the appetite of the racist reader or viewer not in accord with the realities of life. How many fruit flies would you eat? How many self serving lies can cops tell you before you don't believe anything else they say?

Newsweek presents you the Hollywood version of the Tamir Rice episode - the one where he takes the gun out and brandishes it in front of cops. Such racist bullshit makes it reasonable for cops to kill Tamir and induce sympathy for the white cops in a very difficult situation with a violent Black male. This is similar to elite whites in Hollywood depicting Native Americans as savages in order to justify their ongoing and historical savage treatment of them- 'they made us do it.' 

When white cops met Tamir the gun only existed in their minds - that thought was put there by police dispatch - more on that in a minute.

Dr. Blynd says "racism is a virus in the mind." This an example of it. Racists don't see reality with their eyes. They see non-whites, particularly Blacks, with their mind. Before racists look to see 'they probably already had an idea. Their eyes carry some experience, some opinion, some ideology about Blacks. These objects become barriers that corrupt understanding, seeing reality, the obvious. [MORE] and [pdf

Whether the white cops even saw part of a gun in Tamir's waistband or more specifically whether there was video evidence that a gun was visible in his waistband, is no small matter. The government of Cleveland settled Tamir's civil case for $6 Million. If the video wasn't blurry the settlement would have been even larger and murder charges wouldn't be so easy for a racist suspect prosecutor to fumble. The white media is just doing their part as belief pushers in the system of racism/white supremacy. Their public relations role is to support and help justify a white cop's decision to lawfully execute a Black person at any time and any place.

The entire Tamir Rice episode is an example of white collective power. Before we check out the different racist suspect players, check out Anon -

Anon asks: "Q: What is collective power?

A: 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, the judge, and the jury will support, defend, and finance that white police officer’s “right” to shoot (murder) an unarmed black person. That is white collective power.

Tamir Rice Murder =Anatomy of an Episode of White Supremacy.

A criminal conspiracy is an agreement by two or more persons to commit a criminal act or a series of criminal acts, or to accomplish a legal act by unlawful means. To make the required agreement, a defendant need not know the details of the criminal plan ; the agreement can be inferred from a concerted action of two or more people where each has knowledge of the other's actions. Persons in a conspiracy need not know what each person's role is. The general rule is that each conspirator, while a member of the conspiracy, is liable for every offense committed by all other conspirators in pursuance or furtherance of the conspiracy, even if the particular conspirator neither participated in the offense nor expressly knew of its commission. 

Like a criminal conspiracy, the system of white supremacy/racism is an agreement among racists to act genocidally towards non-whites. Here, a group of racist suspects acted together in a chain of events to harm a Black child. It was not personal - but to the extent that each actor may have been a racist -  it was racial.  

White Media Parrots Liar White Cops. Cleveland police have said the officer who fired the fatal shot, Timothy Loehmann [in photo], told Tamir three times to put his hands up from inside the car, then opened fire when the boy reached for the pellet gun tucked in his waistband.

Forensic expert Jesse Wobrock found that Rice could not have heard police commands to show his hands because the windows in Loehmann’s patrol car were rolled up. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty's report on the incident also included accounts from several witnesses who did not hear officers issue any verbal warning to Rice. [MORE] Nevertheless, elite white media has made this part of the official narrative - google it, its everywhere as fact.  

Next, Officer Garmback who was in the driver’s seat of the cruiser during the shooting, concurred that he saw what looked like an “adult” male pulling a real gun from his waistband. 

“I kept my eyes on the suspect the entire time,” Loehmann wrote in his statement. “I saw the weapon in his hands coming out of his waistband and the threat to my partner and myself was real and active,” he added.

Mr. Wobrock is an accident reconstruction expert who holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles. After reviewing news articles, medical records, documents from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and various other reports, including enhanced video stills of the incident released by the county prosecutor, Wobrock concluded that the officers’ accounts are inaccurate. Tamir did not reach for a pellet gun when he was shot by Cleveland police. [MORE]

Wolbrock's frame-by-frame video analysis of the shooting, indicated he did not have time to remove his hands from his pocket. Tamir’s hands were in front of his body for a couple seconds while the officers remained in their cruiser. While the vehicle was still moving forward, Loehmann opened the passenger door; at this point, Tamir’s hands had moved into his jacket pockets.

Half a second later, Tamir moved his right shoulder and arm upward in a “defensive-type position”—  a movement consistent with the bullet hole’s location in his outer jacket — and was shot.

According to Wobrock, Tamir performed the upward motion with his hands still in his pockets.

While police reports parroted by white media contended that Tamir was shot within two seconds of Loehmann exiting the cruiser, parked within seven feet of the victim, Wobrock concludes that the accident actually occurred even more quickly. Judging by the elapsed time between frames, he says, the encounter took place over less than one second.

“Based on the timing of this event,” Wobrock writes, “Tamir Rice did not have enough time to perceive and react to any verbal commands. “It is clear that Officer Loehmann shot Tamir Rice immediately upon exiting the vehicle, such that Rice did not have enough time to take his hands out of his jacket pockets.”

The expert states with a “reasonable degree of scientific certainty” that the pellet gun was not visible to the officers prior to the shooting, and at no point in Tamir’s encounter with the police did he reach into his waistband, contrary to what Loehmann and Garmback wrote in their statements. [MORE]

Additionally, during the white cops one second interaction with Tamir, “the scientific analysis and timing involved do not support any claim that there was a meaningful exchange between Officer Loehmann and Tamir Rice before he was shot,” Wobrock said. [MORE]

Yet white media goes on with the fantastic lie that in less than one second, the white cop opened the car door, stepped out, maintained eye contact with Tamir, who responded like with a quck draw like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. Racist suspect journalist don't question such details because they want to be deceived and don't want their beliefs to be disturbed by reality.  

Prior to the release of the video Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Jeffrey Follmer, said "[Loehmann and Garmback] pulled into the parking lot and saw a few people sitting underneath a pavilion next to the center. [Loehmann] saw a black gun sitting on the table, and he saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband."  The video itself impeaches all this hearsay as fiction relayed to Follmer by the white cops. Cleveland cops also said "the officer got out of the car and told the boy to put his hands up. The boy reached into his waistband, pulled out the gun and [Loehmann] fired two shots." Again the video and analysis proved this was also more dogshit [MORE]

Importantly, it should be emphasized that even the Cleveland Police walked back their statement that a gun was out in Tamir's hand when the cops interacted with him. According to Chief of Police, "the child did not threaten the officer verbally or physically" because the toy was in his waistband. [MORE]

Moreover, white media engaged in the usual character assassination of Black & Latino victims unlawfully killed or harmed by white cops. Except in this case Tamir had no 'criminal background as a poor Black youth' for white media to work with. So instead white media attacked Tamir's father. 

For example, just one day after Tamir was shot to death, Brandon Blackwell, a racist suspect journalist [in photo] for Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer [one of the largest news organizations in Ohio] wrote an article smearing Tamir's father by discussing his criminal record and showing his mug shot. Tamir's father was not present during the police shooting of his son and had nothing to do with the incident or the investigation of it. Nevertheless, the first sentence of his article stated, "Tamir Rice's father has a history of violence against women." [MORE] What does Tamir's father's criminal record have to do with the boy's tragic killing at the hands of a white police officer? And why was Tamir's dad's mug shot included in a news article about Tamir being shot by the police while playing in the park? Racism/white supremacy

Under the pretense of providing news Mr. Blackwell presented idiotic, racist propaganda. Although Blackwell, as with other white media, had the opportunity and the ability to give constructive help to Non-White people by providing objective, constructive facts to the public he refused to do so. Rather, his speech directly or indirectly promoted the maintenance of the System of White Supremacy (Racism). 

Whites Act as an Auxiliary Snitch Force Against Blacks. 1) A White man called 911, sounding calm [or drunk] talking about, "Hi. How are you. [pause] I'm sitting in the park and there is a guy here pointing his gun at everybody. He is wearing a camouflage hat, like Desert Storm." The caller subsequently said he was “probably a juvenile” and that the weapon was “probably fake. But he said enough. He gave the impression that an adult Black man, possible a military veteran, is at a park filled with people, threatening them with a gun. Perhaps about to wreak havoc with a loaded weapon. There is no panic in his voice and he doesn't sound frightened either - because he wasn't. Apparently, the cops arrived minutes after the call. Where did all the people he talked about go? Where did he go? The caller knew what could happen when called the police on the Black child, that's probably why he called. After his reckless call, what happened to Tamir was reasonably foreseeable under these circumstances in this context. [Black male with gun in public place] Listen for yourself above.

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Friday
Nov242017

'I told you I was police': White Maniac PG County Cop Found Liable For Unprovoked Attack on Off-Duty Black Officer

From [NBC] A white Prince George's County police officer accused of attacking a black, off-duty Colmar Manor police officer has lost a civil lawsuit, and Prince George's County is expected to pay $31,500 in damages.

News4 has learned that last week a jury found Officer Matthew Waisempacker liable for violating the off-duty officer's constitutional rights and using excessive force.

The two men clashed at a pool party in July 2015 in Fort Washington, overlooking National Harbor. Neighbors complained about noise, and Prince George's officers responded.

Cellphone video obtained by News4 shows the uproar. A man can be heard saying, "I told you I was an officer."

The man who hosted the pool party said Waisempacker lashed out after the off-duty officer said he was an officer and that he was armed.

"He did identify himself as a police officer, and he told them he had a gun, and what happened was this white officer just went ballistic -- forcing him down to the ground. They wrestled him outside and just threw him down," the resident said. He asked News4 not to identify him.

Photos used in court show the off-duty officer's deep purple bruises.

Attorneys Darrell Robinson and Perry Paylor, who represented the off-duty officer, said their client is still suffering. The jury took into consideration "humiliation and embarrassment," Robinson said.

The Colmar Manor officer no longer works for the department, the department confirmed.

The Prince George's County Police Department said Waisempacker has worked for the department for six years. They declined to comment on the case because they said it is ongoing.

Wednesday
Nov222017

White Sergeant Found Guilty: Lied to Cover-Up Attack on Restrained Black Man by Gang of White Boynton Beach Cops

From [CBS] A white Boynton Beach officer accused of falsifying records in a 2014 excessive force case was found not guilty by a jury Friday afternoon.

Sergeant Philip Antico who is also white was, however, found guilty of obstruction of justice. [racist suspect with wife in photo]

Prosecutors proved Antico helped officers doctor reports to justify their use of excessive, deadly force against a Black suspect, Byron Harris, who led officers on a car chase after crashing into a Boynton officer in August 2014. The trio of white cops was unaware that a PBSO helicopter was flying overhead and recording after they forced a car off the road the morning of August 20, 2014.

A grand jury indicted three officers for using excessive force apprehending the car’s passenger, Jeffrey Braswell, and then trying to cover up what happened.

On Nov. 9, a federal jury [probably all white] returned mixed verdicts for three current and former Boynton Beach police officers in the beating and cover-up case.

Officer Mike Brown was found guilty of using excessive force but acquitted former officers Justin Harris and Ronald Ryan of similar charges. Officer Brown was the only officer to use a gun to hit Braswell. Jurors found all three officers not guilty of falsifying records, as part of the alleged cover-up.

However, in this trial, Antico, as their supervisor was found guilty of arranging for the officers to falsify reports about the beating and lying about it to the FBI. That is, he arranged for three officers to rewrite their police reports to justify the use of force, authorities allege Antico also faces an obstruction of justice charge. [MORE]

Helicopter video from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office captured the entire incident. The indictment says cop Brown “repeatedly struck” Jeffrey Braswell “with his hand that clasped his firearm.” Braswell was restrained in the passenger seat with a seat belt on. Cops, apparently threw him out of the car and then pounced on and beat and kicked him after they handcuffed him. [MORE

Federal prosecutor Susan Osborne said in court on Monday that Sgt. Antico tried to “take care” of the officers under him, helping them revise their paperwork.

Sgt. Antico faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been released.

Wednesday
Nov222017

Suit says Jacksonville Cops Beat Restrained Latino Woman 3 Separate Times: During Arrest, Transport & Detention

From [News4Jax] and [MORE]The beating of a handcuffed woman by a Jacksonville police officer that caught national attention last year has spurred a lawsuit that the woman's attorney said will expose an unacceptable culture within the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office that runs from the top down.

Mayra Martinez was assaulted by JSO officers three times in one day, and was beaten so badly while handcuffed in the Duval County jail sally port that she was knocked unconscious.

That beating was caught by JSO's own surveillance cameras, and the officer who hit her, Akinyemi Borisade, was fired and charged with misdemeanor assault. He pleaded no contest and adjudication was withheld, meaning if he keeps himself out of trouble, he won't have a permanent criminal record.

Martinez's attorney, John Phillips, filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, the sheriff's office and Borisade on her behalf. The suit is critical of Sheriff Mike Williams, blaming him for tolerating what it calls a pattern of illegal excessive force in the department.  

“There are a lot of things, we think, in the Jacksonville Sheriff's policies, that need to be readdressed, and if it needs to be done through a civil lawsuit, so be it,” Phillips said.

READ: Phillips' lawsuit against city, JSO

In the lawsuit Phillips said that by not properly investigating such incidents, it sends a message to officers that excessive force is OK, which leads to even more incidents.

When Borisade was interviewed by the Integrity Unit, he was asked if officers are allowed to hit suspects in handcuffs, and he answered, “Yes,” according to the lawsuit.

Phillips cited the number of JSO officers arrested in recent years as evidence of a problem.

Handcuffed woman beaten

Martinez was at her first day of work at Scores, an adult club on University Boulevard near Philips Highway, when she refused to leave and police were called.

Officers said she was drunk and that when they tried to take her into custody, she resisted. Her violent arrest in the parking lot, which involved a take down and hog tying, was caught on camera.

Borisade later shoved Martinez against a wall in the sally port and after she appeared to try to kick at him, he struck her several times while she was still handcuffed, knocking her out cold. She was taken down a third time that day when officers tried to remove a nose ring from her faceBoth those incidents were also caught on tape.

“There was a use of force here that was wildly inappropriate,” Phillips said. “Cameras don’t lie, so to speak.”

He said Martinez's case points to what he called internal problems that allowed abuses to occur.

Three other officers who watched the sally port assault are also named in the lawsuit, which Philips said will ask the city about its policies and procedures.

“For instance, some of the officers said, 'The cameras, the cameras. Don’t punch her because of the cameras.' Well, just don't punch her,” Phillips said. “Don’t punch because there may be evidence of it? That is wrong.”

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