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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"

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Sunday
May142006

FBI Probing Alleged Denver Police Beating of Black Man: Armstrong was in Schiavo Like Coma

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The FBI has been asked to investigate allegations that Denver police beat Thomas Charles Armstrong, putting him a life-threatening coma while trying to arrest him last November, Armstrong’s brother said today. Earl Armstrong announced the investigation this morning after his brother was arraigned on charges of resisting arrest. Thomas Armstrong, 37, pleaded not guilty and is due back in court May 30. A trial is set for August. Thomas Armstrong was hospitalized for more than two weeks after the Nov. 11 confrontation with police. Armstrong’s attorney, Walter Gerash, has filed a notice of intent to sue the city for police use of excessive force during the arrest. The complaint alleges that Armstrong suffered kidney and liver failure, internal hemorrhaging, a fractured nose and numerous cuts and bruises. Denver police have denied any wrongdoing. Armstrong said he was walking to a convenience store from his girlfriend’s house when he was confronted by officer Daniel Swanson and handcuffed. Police say Armstrong lunged at officer Swanson after the patrolman saw him acting strangely near East 11th Avenue and Zenia Street. Armstrong became unresponsive and stopped breathing after he was handcuffed, police said. Earl Armstrong said the FBI is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of his brother and other allegations of harassment of his family and Earl Armstrong because of his political activism. [MORE]

  • Armstrong in court over police skirmish [MORE]
  • Pictured above: Pictures of the badly beaten body of Thomas Charles Armstrong, 37, as he clings to life in a coma after sustaining a brutal attack by the Denver Police [MORE]

 

Sunday
May142006

Emporia officer cleared in Fatal Police Shooting of Black teenager - Feds Take up Case

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U.S. mediators meet with NAACP, police in black teen's slaying
Police officials and the NAACP, which has called for a federal investigation into the shooting death of a black youth by a policeman, met with U.S. mediators yesterday. Last week, Greensville County Commonwealth's Attorney Patricia Watson cleared officer Richard Walker of any wrongdoing in the death of 14-year-old Jermaine Bell, a black youth, who was killed on the last day of 2005. The shooting was investigated by the state police, which presented its findings to Watson. Walker was placed on paid administrative leave at the time of the shooting, but has since returned to duty. In response to Watson's decision, state NAACP officials and representatives of the Greensville-Emporia branch held a news conference in Richmond and called for a federal investigation into whether the youth's civil rights were violated. The group announced at last week's news conference that the Department of Justice team would visit the community. Garry Allen, vice president of the local NAACP, told the City Council during a meeting last week,"We're not pleased whatsoever with the results [of the investigation]. We just feel like it's the usual cover-up." Vice Mayor Mary Person, who is one of three blacks on the seven-member council, said that members "feel your pain" but have no jurisdiction over the commonwealth's attorneys office. If they did, she said, "Some of us on here would definitely be pushing for something different to happen." Watson noted in a summary of events surrounding the shooting that after breaking up a fight between Bell and someone else, Walker followed Bell into the apartment complex where he lived and heard someone yelling about a knife. Walker saw Bell struggling with a woman as if she was trying to hold him back. With a large knife in his hand, Bell approached the officer and said, "You'll have to shoot me." Walker drew his gun and continued to ask Bell to drop the knife, but Bell continued to approach the officer until he dropped the knife and grabbed the end of the officer's weapon, Watson's summary noted. The officer fired one shot. But black leaders insist there are a number of discrepancies that need to be addressed. These include the contention that the youth held the knife by his side and never dropped it or reached for the officer's gun, and that Bell was shot as he stood in the doorway to his aunt's apartment, not inside. Black leaders also insist there was no tussle going on inside the apartment. "What is reported doesn't even make sense," Debra Brown, president of the Greensville-Emporia NAACP branch, said after Tuesday's council meeting. "It's got too many holes in it." "Somebody is lying somewhere," she said. "I'm not taking sides. I want to get to the truth." City officials, who have downplayed race as an issue, appealed yesterday to its residents, most of whom are black, to let the city heal. [MORE] and [MORE] and [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

NO Arrests, NO Timeline in Jesse Lee Williams Case: Black Man Brutally Beaten to Death by Mississippi Officers

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A joint investigation such as the probe into the death of Jessie Lee Williams Jr. could result in state and federal charges or only one agency taking the lead. The process, according to attorney Robert Pfeffer, is not uncommon, nor does it usually involve a "double jeopardy" issue. A wrongful death lawsuit filed for Williams' estate claims Williams, 40, was beaten and tortured by jailers acting under color of law, depriving him of his civil, constitutional and human rights. It's been 103 days since Williams was beaten in the Harrison County booking room. No charges have been filed in the incident, which was captured on surveillance tapes. Attorneys for Williams' estate, which seeks $150 million in the civil lawsuit, have not been allowed to view the tapes. According to Pfeffer, formerly an attorney in Jackson and New York City, state and federal prosecutors often investigate a case jointly, "then decide whether to proceed simultaneously or let the other take the lead so there is no duplication of resources." There are exceptions, though, Pfeffer said, pointing to the Rodney King case, in which four Los Angeles police officers were accused on state charges of assaulting King in 1991. The incident was captured on videotape. "When the state failed to get convictions," Pfeffer said, "the federal government tried the case on federal statutes that involve violation of civil rights." State and federal officials have released no details of their investigations in the Williams case or a time frame for a grand jury. A motion filed on Sheriff George H. Payne's behalf to delay the civil case states Payne believes a grand jury review could occur in 60 to 90 days, or by August. [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Vigil a show of support for Black Man Beaten to Death by Mississippi Jailers

A candlelight vigil Monday aims to provide comfort and hope to the community and to the children of Jessie Lee Williams Jr., said attorneys lamenting the lack of arrests in his fatal beating. Monday is the 100th day since the booking-room incident at the Harrison County jail, where corrections officers allegedly delivered the deadly blows on Feb. 4 while Williams, 40, was restrained. The death of Williams, father of seven, was ruled a homicide. Attorneys for Williams' estate said they expect the vigil to be a peaceful gathering of a cross-section of the community in support of justice. Organizers wanted to have the vigil at the jail but declined after Sheriff George H. Payne Jr. issued guidelines allowing no more than 50 people, requiring their Social Security numbers, providing only 10 parking spaces and a warning that anyone obstructing entries or exits would be arrested. Attorneys said they expect no problems at the Courthouse. Attorney John Whitfield said the silence "is morally and legally reprehensible and unacceptable. We cannot change the system without changing the people running the system." [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Las Vegas Police Offer No Explanation for Shooting Handcuffed Black Teenager in the Back

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Metro is investigating the connection between a body found in the desert over the weekend and the deadly officer involved shooting that claimed the life of a teenager. Kyle Staheli's bullet-ridden, burned body was discovered in the desert over the weekend. The 18-year-old did have a connection with Swuave Lopez, who was shot and killed by police. Lopez was in handcuffs and shot in the back after he escaped from a police car and ran. On Saturday, two Metro detectives arrested 17-year-old Lopez and James Carter Junior in connection with the shooting death of Staheli. Las Vegas Metro Police won't say why detectives felt they had to shoot a handcuffed 17-year-old. Deputy Chief Greg McCurdy says Lopez was left in the front seat of a detective’s car. McCurdy adds that Lopez was able to get his handcuffed hands in front of his body, open the car door and run. "Once the suspect was in the car, the detective stepped to the back of his trunk to retrieve something for another detective, McCurdy explained. He adds the detective looked up to see Lopez running away and that's when Metro fired at him. Lopez's grandmother said, "he's supposed to be a suspect in a murder and they put him in a police car, but nobody watches him? Did they want him to run so they could kill him?"  Police said it could take weeks to determine whether two Las Vegas homicide detectives violated state law or departmental policy in the fatal shooting. In the last year, Metro has had 14 police shootings. Twelve were ruled justified, 2 were ruled excusable, none were considered criminal. [MORE] and [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Unarmed African Man Shot Multiple Times by Omaha Police: Witnesses Say Sessou Wasn't Driving At Officer

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The man shot by an off-duty Omaha police officer has been released from the hospital and arrested. Koko Sessou allegedly accelerated his car toward Officer David Brumagen. Authorities said Brumagen fired into the driver-side window. Brumagen is a 12-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department. Authorities said that on Saturday night Brumagen was working as a security guard while he was off duty for Eli's Bar and Grill in Rockbrook Village. The bar owner said that a group of men were in their cars harassing women when Brumagen and another off-duty officer confronted the men. Brumagen is on leave pending an internal investigation. Sessou was booked Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree felony assault on a police officer and first-degree felony assault. Sessou's attorney, James Martin Davis, disputes the police account of the story. He said the evidence shows that the second shot was fired from behind Sessou, and that his client never set out to run over the officer. Davis said the officer can not claim self-defense. "The angle of the bullets show he was hit on the side, and it went through his back," Davis said. "The passenger window on the driver side was shattered. That's physical evidence that the officer was not in front of that vehicle." Davis gathered some witnesses of the incident during an evening news conference. The witnesses backed Sessou's version of the story."I was right there," said witness Kristina Allee. "I seen everything."Allee said she was sitting in her car in front of Eli's Bar and Grill in Rockbrook Village at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Sessou and two friends were accused of harassing women outside the bar, and ordered to leave by an off-duty officer working as a security guard. The two friends left, and Sessou drove off, but apparently hit a dead end. "When we went to that dead end, I heard the officer say, 'Oh, my God. He's coming back. He's coming back,'" Allee said. Allee said Sessou was trying to leave, but police and several other witnesses said that Sessou was swerving towards the off-duty officer. Allee said everyone was out of the way and the vehicle had passed them when a female officer started swearing and yelling, "Shoot him, shoot him.""That's when the male officer took out his gun and shot seven, eight times at the vehicle," Allee said. Allee doesn't know Sessou, nor does witness Dominique Brown. Brown said she stopped to help Sessou after the shooting."I stepped back from the car and looked around and the cops weren't doing nothing. It was like they wanted him to die, and I was screaming, 'Help me. Help me,'" Brown said. Sessou is a political refugee from Togo. Davis said he works two jobs and goes to school.[MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Walter Collins’ family Faces Retaliation, Harassment after Filing Brutality case Against Minneapolis Police

“This case is about police lying,” said David Schulman. Schulman is an attorney for the family of Walter Kenyon Collins, a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in 2003 by Minneapolis Police Officer Jamie Conway. The second trial in the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the City of Minneapolis and Conway by Collins’ family began on April 20. The first trial was conducted last October. Hennepin County District Court Judge Richard Scherer declared a mistrial when one juror said she was intimidated by a car that was parked outside of her home the night before jury deliberations were to begin.  Walter Collins’ killing was one of three high-profile cases that took place within the span of a week and a half where charges of brutality were leveled against police by victims, family and community members. The case revolves around charges made by Collins’ family that Conway shot Collins in cold blood and that police officers and investigators for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s department attempted to cover up the killing by planting a gun that they claim belonged to Collins. The City of Minneapolis claims that these charges are baseless.  Walter Collins’ family has also charged that Minneapolis police have harassed them in an effort to intimidate them into dropping their lawsuit. In a letter of protest to the City Attorney’s Office, Schulman said that on March 30 of last year police harassed Walter Collins’ mother, Sara Collins, at her home. The letter says that police “entered Collins’ home allegedly because of a call concerning loud music. This reason was false, however. No loud music was playing, and the neighbors had not made any calls to complain of loud music. During the March 30 incident, Sara Collins said that police searched through her legal papers and other personal effects.  Walter Collins’ sister, Linda Collins, also said that she has been harassed by police. “About a month ago, six squad cars pulled me over for nothing,” Linda Collins said. “They pulled me out of the car and forced me to the ground at gunpoint. They did not care that I am pregnant.” She said that police claimed she fit the description of a man they were looking for. Walter Collins was killed in the early morning hours of October 10, 2003, on the lawn of the Phillips Eye Institute on the corner of East 22nd Street and Park Avenue South. According to court documents, Walter Collins and his friend Chandan Hurd were driving northbound on Park Avenue when the truck they were in broke down. Officers Conway and his partner Charles Greaves pulled up on the two young men in their squad car and shined the car’s searchlight on them, at which point Collins began to run. Conway got out of the squad car, chased Collins on foot and shot at him three times, hitting him once fatally. Conway claims he shot Collins because he saw him with a gun. Conway also found a gun at the scene that he claims belonged to Collins. In the brief cited above, the City Attorney’s Office states that Greaves “chose to follow Collins based upon witnessing Collins shove something into the front of his waistband.” However, in his affidavit, Hurd testified that when the police approached both young men, they pulled up their shirts to show the officers that they were unarmed. Hurd also testified that he did not see Walter Collins with “a firearm, nor did he suspect that Collins was in possession of a firearm.” There were no fingerprints belonging to Collins on the pistol, according to forensic test. In addition, during the first trial, no other eyewitnesses, including Conway’s partner Charles Greaves, could testify to seeing Collins with a gun at the time before or during the shooting. Another inconsistency in the City’s case, which came out during the first trial, was that surveillance camera footage from the Phillips Eye Institute, where the shooting took place, contradicts Conway’s account of what happened on that night. The footage shows that at no time did anything Conway describes in his testimony happen in the area where he claims the shooting took place, which is in full view of the cameras. “I want people to know that they can fight. That just because they have a uniform and a badge don’t mean you can’t fight back — you can,” said Sara Collins. [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Latino Man Stopped by Bexar Sheriif's Deputy for No Reason and Beat Down by Cops: Family Suing for Police Brutality

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A dramatic arrest is caught on tape and the family of the man who resisted arrest, says it shows an abuse of power by a Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy. The District Attorney’s office says otherwise; they say the man and his family are at fault.
Ambrosio Hernandez says BCSO Deputy Ben Ramos beat him and terrorized his family after a traffic stop in June of 2005. Dashboard video from Ramos’ patrol car shows him following Hernandez, after Hernandez left a Southside bar. The deputy was finally able to pull Hernandez over, right outside of the man’s house. That’s when the deputy confronts Hernandez.

DEPUTY: Stay in the car, stay in the car!

HERNANDEZ: What? What?

DEPUTY: Let me talk to you!

HERNANDEZ: I'm right here, talk to me!

DEPUTY: Let me see your driver's license.

HERNANDEZ: I haven't got my license bro!

DEPUTY: The reason why I'm stopping you is because you're driving with no lights, ok?

HERNANDEZ: I turned my lights on bro!

DEPUTY: Ok well you're under arrest; you were driving with no lights.

After the verbal confrontation, the two men walk out of the way, but audio tracks reportedly captured the confrontation as it continued. That’s when Hernandez’s wife and son, come out of their home, and begin arguing with the officer.

DEPUTY: Dude I'm gonna tell you something you better back off! You understand me? You better back off! It doesn't matter he was on the street when I stopped him.

WOMAN: You can't come and start smacking people here!

After several minutes of arguing, additional deputies and police officers arrested Hernandez’s wife and son and took Hernandez to the hospital. His lawyer says the tape shows Deputy Ramos stopped Hernandez without cause. “What you hear on that tape is a gruesome beating,” says attorney James Myart. “My client was being arrested for driving without headlights when the camera clearly shows that is a lie.” Hernandez is changed with evading arrest and his wife and son are charged with interfering with an arrest. The family is suing Bexar County for $10 million for the alleged brutality. [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Black Man Claims Police Used Excessive Force With Taser Gun - Sues For $3 Million

Taser guns are being hailed by law enforcement as a breakthrough in stopping suspects with non-lethal force. Now a Columbus man is suing for $3 million, claiming that police used excessive force by shooting him with a Taser gun. Chauncey Lamont Ross, 35, claims he was permanently injured by local law enforcement. One year ago, Columbus police and a Franklin County sheriff's deputy tried to stop Ross' vehicle on the city's east side for failing to have a tail light. Ross allegedly fled and was apprehended after a short chase in a Whitehall neighborhood.Columbus police, Whitehall police and Franklin County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene.Ross claims he was hit with a Taser gun numerous times, and was beaten and kicked by officers when he didn't put down the object in his hand. Ross was charged with trying to steal one of the officer's guns and assault on a police officer. He was acquitted on all charges, and that's why the lawsuit was filed. One of Ross' lawyers issued a statement saying that there are compelling facts that Ross was unnecessarily and severely beaten by officers, and that officials went to extraordinary lengths to protect themselves. [MORE]

Sunday
May142006

Milwaukee- Walgreens Security Guard who Shot Unarmed Black Man to Death for Stealing Sunglasses Claims self-defense in shooting

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Former Walgreens security guard Sam Gwin Jr. shot a shoplifter last year in self-defense, his attorney told a jury Tuesday at the start of Gwin's first-degree intentional homicide trial. In his opening statement, defense attorney Scott F. Anderson said his client fatally shot Alexander Mitchell during a scuffle outside the store because Mitchell had punched him once and was charging him again when Gwin pulled a gun and fired twice from the hip. Still in fear, Gwin shot Mitchell two more times when he tried to get up, Anderson said. He quoted Gwin as telling police, "I fired enough times to be sure he wasn't going to come at me again." Security guard Gwin, 54, of Milwaukee, has a felony record stretching back to 1974 and was prohibited from carrying a gun. But he brought a 9mm pistol and a bulletproof vest to work at Walgreens on April 17, 2005, and confronted Mitchell, 39, who was unarmed, for walking out of the store with a pair of sunglasses he hadn't paid for. Mitchell threw the sunglasses back into the store, but the confrontation continued. Attorneys for the prosecution and defense differed as to why. Assistant District Attorney John T. Chisholm countered that Gwin instigated an argument then made a deliberate decision to shoot the unarmed Mitchell. "There was no reason at that point in time for Mr. Gwin to walk outside of the Walgreens," Chisholm said. Chisholm also showed the jury a security videotape that captured some of the last moments of Mitchell's life, including a demonstrative confrontation with Gwin and the moments when Mitchell hit the ground after being shot. [MORE]

  • Milwaukee Drugstore Security Guard shoots, kills Black Man - alleged shoplifter [MORE