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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

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Friday
Feb102017

Suit Says White Cops in Lima, Ohio Tasered a Pregnant Black Woman in the stomach after Unlawful Seizure & False Arrest

From [HERE] White police officers in Lima, Ohio, shocked a black woman in the stomach with a stun gun after she repeatedly told them she was pregnant and then arrested her to cover up the incident, she claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Brittany Osberry was forcefully arrested by Lima police officers on Aug. 10, 2016, while trying to pick up her friend’s children from a house that was under police surveillance, according to her complaint filed in Toledo federal court.

Osberry sued Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin and three Lima police officers – Zane Slusher, Aaron Montgomery and Mark Frysinger – for claims of civil rights violations, excessive force, assault and failure to train.

According to incident reports from the Lima Police Department, several Lima police officers had set up a perimeter around the house prior to Osberry’s arrival because they believed a suspect in a drive-by shooting was barricaded inside.

When Osberry pulled her vehicle into the property’s driveway, Frysinger allegedly approached her with his gun drawn and ordered her to leave.

She says she asked why she had to leave and told the officers that she was there to pick up the children, at which point Frysinger forcefully removed her from her vehicle, slammed her against the side of the car and placed her under arrest.

Osberry repeatedly told the officers she was pregnant as Frysinger and Montgomery physically restrained her, the complaint states.

Slusher then approached the vehicle and shocked Osberry in the stomach with his stun gun despite her warnings about the pregnancy, according to the lawsuit, causing her severe physical and emotional injuries.

The officers then allegedly denied Osberry medical treatment and charged her with resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

“Plaintiff was wrongfully detained, at the direction and training of defendant Martin, to cover up the abuse and intentional and/or reckless assault and harm caused by the other defendants,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff was further denied medical treatment for her tasing, in the stomach, and medical treatment for her in utero child, by defendant Martin.”

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Friday
Feb102017

Fed Court May Grant Immunity to Plainclothes [White] Border Patrol Cops Who Burned Latino Man To Death After Chase in Unmarked Car

From [HERE] The Ninth Circuit indicated Wednesday that though it may grant qualified immunity to four white San Diego Border Patrol agents who Tasered and "accidentally" killed a Latino motorist when his car caught fire, it could hold the federal government accountable for his death.

Two of the three judges on the panel asked whether tort claims against the United States brought by the parents of Alex Martin, the 24-year-old man who was killed, would remain intact if qualified immunity were granted to the agents.

“It appears to me that there is at least a triable question of fact as to whether the amount of force used was excessive,” Ninth Circuit Judge Susan Graber said. “If qualified immunity is nonetheless available because of a lack of clearly established law, what survives of the tort claims? Would that leave the assault and battery claim in place?”

The family’s attorney Gene Iredale said Martin had been driving for 22 hours on his way back from Texas when he got lost in Pine Valley, California, in March 2012. Border Patrol agents tried to pull him over for driving the wrong way on Interstate 8. However, the pursuing agents were all in plain clothes and unmarked cars, so Martin did not stop. For about three minutes, Martin led the agents on a high-speed pursuit that ended when he drove over spike strips that deflated his tires.

Martin, who had pulled over on the side of the road, had no way of knowing the men approaching him were law enforcement, Iredale claims.

“These agents approached in unmarked cars, in plain clothes and never identified themselves by the display of badges or even the simple statement ‘Border Patrol,’” the attorney said.

Martin’s family claims the agents pointed guns at him and failed to identify themselves as officers.

Martin, believing they were thieves, sped away, eventually blasting through the Highway 80 Border Patrol checkpoint, where he swerved off the road to evade spike strips another agent had placed on the road to stop him, and drove off a second time.

The chase is described in the family’s brief to the Ninth Circuit, and in the government’s answering brief.

When the agents finally forced him to stop, the cops claimed Martin reached for something near the center console of his car. Believing Martin was reaching for a weapon, one of the agents broke a window and Tasered him. No gun was found. 

The Taser touched off gasoline that had spilled from a canister inside the car and the car exploded, burning Martin to death.

In the video, a plainclothes agent is seen using a flashlight to break the passenger side window. He then raises up his Taser and shoots inside. Immediately, an explosion rocks the car, throwing the agent against the hillside behind him.

Martin burned to death. The video shows that instead of trying to save him, all of the agents pulled their vehicles away from the scene.

“All three of those cars had large fire extinguishers in them and standard equipment,” Iredale said. “Not one of these agents ever even tried to spray any of the fire extinguisher solution on that car.” [MORE]

Martin’s parents said their son was so badly burned his skin was charred black and the underlying tissue and bone exposed.

The Martins sued in June 2013, alleging excessive force, assault and battery, wrongful death and Bivens civil rights claims against the agents, and negligence, wrongful death, assault and battery and excessive force against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

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Sunday
Feb052017

Lawsuit Says Ft Worth Cops Lied About the Murder of Kelvin Goldston. Eyewitness Saw White Cops Gun Down Black Man Execution Style

From [HERE] The family of a Black man fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer in 2015 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court Thursday asserting that the officer fired his weapon without provocation.

Kelvin Goldston, 30, was at a residence under surveillance for drug activity on May 11, 2015, police have said. As he left the house in the 6000 block of Wheaton Drive, his pickup was bracketed in the front and back by two officers driving separate vehicles.

Police have said the two officers — one uniformed and the other in plainclothes — got out of their vehicles and approached the pickup. As they approached they claim Goldston put the truck in reverse and accelerated backward, officials say.

The truck struck the plainclothes officer, a 23-year veteran of the department, as she tried to dive out of its path, causing her minor injuries, officials said.

“The uniformed officer observed the truck accelerating towards the narcotics officer and fired shots in an effort to stop the suspect from running over the narcotics officer,” Sgt. Steve Enright said in a new release the day of the shooting. [MORE]

Goldston was struck multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene from what the medical examiner would later rule was a gunshot in the neck.

The lawsuit tells a different story than the one offered by police.

It cites a woman who said she was an eyewitness as saying that the plainclothes officer, a female, never left her vehicle until after the shooting. The uniformed officer used his gun to break the truck’s glass and fired multiple times, at one point reaching into the pickup, the lawsuit states.

“Kelvin was not observed trying to harm anyone nor did he try to drive away as reported and as the evidence supports,” the lawsuit states. “Goldston was sitting in the truck when he was gunned down, execution style.”

White prosecutors declied to indict and a grand jury declined to indict the officer, whose identity has been kept secret by police. Apparently, white prosecutors did not present the grand jury with testimony from the only indendent eyewitness to the incident.

Daryl Washington, an attorney representing the Goldston family, said “The police officer broke the window and then shot Kelvin Goldston.” “You have an eyewitness who was interviewed after this happened. What that person saw happen, none of that testimony was taken into account at all. That in itself was enough to raise probable cause. If you have conflicting testimony from witnesses, it’s not the grand jury’s job to decide credibility; that’s a job for a trial jury.

“The evidence pointed toward this police officer being indicted.” [MORE]

Sunday
Feb052017

Lawsuit says Without Probable Cause White Homewood Cops Searched, Attacked & Unnecessarily Detained Black Woman in Walmart

From [HERE] A black woman who was taken to the floor and handcuffed inside the Walmart in Homewood by police after she refused to let them search her purse has filed a federal civil rights and excessive force lawsuit.

The incident sparked protests.

Attorneys for Brenda Rivers filed the lawsuit late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. The lawsuit names Homewood's police department and officer Corey Lenard as defendants.

Homewood City Attorney Michael Kendrick said the city had not received the lawsuit yet so he could not comment. A spokesman for the police department also said they had not yet received a copy of the lawsuit.

Rivers was inside the Walmart Supercenter on Lakeshore Parkway in Homewood on Dec. 1 when police were in pursuit of a suspect in Walmart who stole the wallet of a customer while in the store, the lawsuit states. Rivers alleges that while she was in Walmart, she was approached by police who asked to search her purse. She refused and was arrested for "failure to comply."

Rivers then alleges that one officer, identified in the lawsuit as Lenard, "slammed" her to the ground "or otherwise made physical contact with her."

After Rivers was approached by the law enforcement officers to search her purse, Rivers indicated to the defendants she had just entered the store, the lawsuit claims. "After Rivers was arrested and slammed to the ground, the shopper who had her wallet stolen identified that Rivers was not the person who stole the wallet. The Defendants continued to keep Rivers in handcuffs on the floor under arrest," the lawsuit states.

"Defendant Lenard's actions have deprived Rivers of her Constitutional and civil rights," the lawsuit states. "Specifically, Defendant Lenard violated the Plaintiff's Fourth Amendment rights against an unreasonable search and seizure as there existed no valid and supportable probable cause or reasonable suspicion that the Plaintiff had committed a crime."

The lawsuit also claims Lenard violated River's Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force and her Fifth Amendment right of due process.

Rivers suffered physical injuries, pain, mental anguish and emotional distress, the lawsuit states. Rivers was caused to seek medical treatment, and was prevented from going about her normal activities due to her injuries, the lawsuit claims.

Rivers was "unlawfully searched, detained and falsely imprisoned" and caused to incur medical expenses.

The officer, who Homewood police have declined to identify, was found not to have violated any state law or departmental policy.

But after the incident Homewood police announced the officer involved in the incident had been reassigned to the department's training division. The move came after police officials met with Black Lives Matter activists.

Sunday
Feb052017

Pulled Over for No Reason & Then Attacked by White Minneapolis Cops: Black Woman Files Lawsuit

From [HERE] and [HERE] A Black woman is suing Minneapolis and its police department after she was allegedly assaulted by white Minneapolis police officers last summer.

Lenell McKenzie claims she was punched in the face, choked and slammed to the ground last July.

According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police officers David Robins and Charles Cape followed a car. The driver eventually pulled over and Robins approached the car. McKenzie was inside the car when a conversation began between her and Robins. She eventually gave Robins her license.

Nervous as to why she's been stopped, McKenzie called 911.

"I'm on 39th and Bloomington. I have two officers who illegally pulled me over and are running my plates right now," she told the dispatcher.

When Officer Robins returned, he asked McKenzie to get out of her car. She does get out, but this is when her lawyer said things went awry.

"Then they grabbed her, they threw her against the squad car, they threw her on the ground against the pavement, they punched her in the face, they choked her," Attorney Zorislav Leyderman said.

Leyderman said McKenzie's phone was recording the entire time; screams can be heard on the call.

McKenzie was eventually put in the back of the squad car. The officers then transported her to the Hennepin County Jail and charged her with obstruction of the legal process.

"The officers are claiming that they had the right to do what they did. that the stop was legal, the forces was legal," Leyderman said.

Since the incident, McKenzie said she's been unable to work.

Right now, attorneys for both parties are waiting for a court date for the trial.

"We have just removed the case to federal court, are gathering all relevant evidence and will be defending against this lawsuit," City Attorney Susan Segal said in a statement.

Saturday
Feb042017

White Cop to Black Man: "I Will Create Something. You'll Go To Jail" [Lies come w/a false report, lying to prosecutors & lying in court]

Cops are masterful liars and they lie all day, everyday to Black People. An experienced defense attorney will explain that most police officers will lie under oath in order to protect the fruits of legally questionable arrests or searches or even to uphold a minor traffic ticket. To these officers, a “white” lie to prevent an “injustice”—the judge suppressing the evidence because of his interpretation of some vague constitutional precept—is morally acceptable. And a psychopathic racist cop has no morality where race is a variable. His lie includes fabricating the police report, lying to the prosecutor, lying to the grand jury, and lying to the trial jury. The lies sit easily upon a racist officer because to them there is no innocent Black male, just Black male criminals who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted. [MORE] Defense counsel’s cross-examination is part of the game. The officers are not so much lying, they reason, as matching wits against an adversary. [MORE]

From [HERE] Duncan Hicks, a black man,  went to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s station last month to file a report but was met with obstinate bureaucracy and eventually threats.

Hicks was attempting to file a report with the department and had done so on multiple occasions without incident. Hicks told CBS Los Angeles this was his third time there and he also called once to file a few custody disputes with his child’s mother. But this time, he says, the white deputy refused to write his report down and then took it a step further.

Hicks was politely trying to explain to the deputy that his report was not stating the problem when the cop lost it.

“This is not explaining the incident, sir,” said Hicks.

“K, Duncan. You know what man? I’m about getting tired of you and you’re about to go to jail just so you know,” barks the deputy, threatening an entirely innocent man.

“What am I going to jail for?” asked Hicks. 

Remaining vigilant and unafraid, Hicks stood his ground as he knew the cop had no basis to make such threats.

“You can’t say that. How are you gonna create something? That’s against the law,” Hicks said.

Apparently then the deputy then notices Hicks filming him. “Recording me like that. That’s illegal without my knowledge. You want to go to jail for that too?”

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, however, audio and video recording in the station is allowed.

Hicks then fires back noting that he is only filming because an armed man is threatening to kidnap and cage him for no reason. “You have a gun on your hip. I’m doing this for my protection,” he says.

“Uh, uh, you’re not starting that in my lobby,” says the clerk before the video ends.

As CBS Los Angeles reports, Sheriff John McMahon, released a statement that read in part: “Since viewing the video, our employees’ response to the citizen is not consistent with my expectation of customer service. Additionally, the deputy’s responses are not consistent with the interpretation of the law…”

Hicks told the local news that “If that’s his way of protecting and doing his job I would like him to be fired,” and he is right. However, as of Thursday, the officer in the video is still employed.

Imagine for a moment that you made threats to kidnap and cage [a white] person for the sole purpose of being aggravated with them. Imagine that you made these threats while on the job, at your place of work, and the person you threatened — was a customer. Do you think that for one second you would be able to keep that job — not too mention avoid jail for those threats?

However [in a system of injustice], if you are a police officer, you can do so with impunity.

 

Friday
Feb032017

Classified FBI Documents Show "Ghost Skin" Racists Quietly Maintain a Large Presence in Local Police Departments

The FBI memo states that law enforcement had recently become aware of the term “ghost skins,” used among white supremacists to describe “those who avoid overt displays of their beliefs to blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes.” [White supremacy/racism is carried out through deception & violence. Racists are white degenerates who suffer from the mental illness of comparison & although they are unable to produce color & lack melanin, they nevertheless imagine themselves to be separate & supremely atop of a make believe hierarchy of all existence wherein they imagine themselves to be higher than what they imagine you to be]. Like falling out of a tree, there really can be no set plan or code made to deal with such persons who are also "police officers" in the for-real world. Only awareness can help you deal with a psychopathicmaniac cop 

From [The Intercept] WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND other white domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies. A striking reference to that conclusion, notable for its confidence and the policy prescriptions that accompany it, appears in a classified FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept. The guide, which details the process by which the FBI enters individuals on a terrorism watchlist, the Known or Suspected Terrorist File, notes that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” and explains in some detail how bureau policies have been crafted to take this infiltration into account.

Although these right-wing extremists have posed a growing threat for years, federal investigators have been reluctant to publicly address that threat or to point out the movement’s longstanding strategy of infiltrating the law enforcement community.

No centralized recruitment process or set of national standards exists for the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, many of which have deep historical connections to racist ideologies. As a result, state and local police as well as sheriff’s departments present ample opportunities for white supremacists and other right-wing extremists looking to expand their power base.

In a heavily redacted version of an October 2006 FBI internal intelligence assessment, the agency raised the alarm over white supremacist groups’ “historical” interest in “infiltrating law enforcement communities or recruiting law enforcement personnel.” The effort, the memo noted, “can lead to investigative breaches and can jeopardize the safety of law enforcement sources or personnel.” The memo also states that law enforcement had recently become aware of the term “ghost skins,” used among white supremacists to describe “those who avoid overt displays of their beliefs to blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes.” In at least one case, the FBI learned of a skinhead group encouraging ghost skins to seek employment with law enforcement agencies in order to warn crews of any investigations.

That report appeared after a series of scandals involving local police and sheriff’s departments. In Los Angeles, for example, a U.S. District Court judge found in 1991 that members of a local sheriff’s department had formed a neo-Nazi gang and habitually terrorized black and Latino residents. In Chicago, Jon Burge, a police detective and rumored KKK member, was fired, and eventually prosecuted in 2008, over charges relating to the torture of at least 120 black men during his decadeslong career. Burge notoriously referred to an electric shock device he used during interrogations as the “nigger box.” In Cleveland, officials found that a number of police officers had scrawled “racist or Nazi graffiti” throughout their department’s locker rooms. In Texas, two police officers were fired when it was discovered they were Klansmen. One of them said he had tried to boost the organization’s membership by giving an application to a fellow officer he thought shared his “white, Christian, heterosexual values.

Although the FBI has not publicly addressed the issue of white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement since that 2006 report, in a 2015 speech, FBI Director James Comey made an unprecedented acknowledgment of the role historically played by law enforcement in communities of color: “All of us in law enforcement must be honest enough to acknowledge that much of our history is not pretty.” Comey and the agency have been less forthcoming about that history’s continuation into the present.

IN 2009, SHORTLY after the election of Barack Obama, a Department of Homeland Security intelligence study, written in coordination with the FBI, warned of the “resurgence” of right-wing extremism. “Right-wing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African-American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda,” the report noted, singling out “disgruntled military veterans” as likely targets of recruitment. “Right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.”

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Wednesday
Feb012017

After White Cops "Declared War" on Latino Man, PBSO settles excessive force suit for $125,000

From [HERE] As a 38-year lawman, Luis Rodriguez says he’s convinced Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies acted like a “uniformed gang,” not police officers, when his family, fearing he was suicidal, called for help in 2009.

The deputies opened fire, then turned one of their dogs on him, he said.

“Instead of coming out and helping me, they declared war,” he said of events that unfolded at his suburban West Palm Beach house seven years ago. “They attacked me and my mother. We’re lucky we’re alive.”

Despite his strong belief that his civil rights were violated, he agreed on Tuesday to accept $125,000 from the Sheriff’s Office to settle a lawsuit that was to go to trial in U.S. District Court this week.

“All I was going to do was extend the civil ligation and put my family through it even further,” he said of why he accepted such a small amount to settle the lawsuit that his attorney, Val Rodriguez, had predicted could have produced a multimillion-dollar verdict.

While agreeing to pay Luis Rodriguez, sheriff’s officials didn’t admit wrongdoing. They declined comment about the agreement. In the past year, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has settled roughly a half-dozen excessive force lawsuits for a total of about $4 million. He is also appealing a $22.4 million verdict in another case of a shooting by a deputy.

“As a general policy, the Sheriff’s Office does not comment on any legal settlements because each case has its own set of unique legal complexities and issues,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement.

The problem, said both Rodriguez and his attorney (who is no relation), is that state law is stacked against those who challenge the actions of the Sheriff’s Office or any other government agency. By law, damages against government agencies are capped at $200,000. In 2009, when Luis Rodriguez was shot at by deputies and attacked by a sheriff’s dog, the limit was $100,000.

To get more than the state cap if he won a big verdict, Rodriguez would have to persuade the Florida Legislature to pass what is known as a claims bill, lifting the cap in his case. But even before going through what is often a fruitless legislation process, Bradshaw would likely appeal any unfavorable verdict, pushing any resolution of the case even further away.

“What that does,” Luis Rodriguez, 59, said of Florida’s sovereign immunity law, “is allow an agency … to go out and readily use deadly force as a first response and then move on without any consequences.”

Further, an appeals court said he couldn’t pursue Lt. Richard Burdick, who oversaw the operation, for civil rights violations, only Deputy Christopher Wolf, who was the dog’s handler. The decision further weakened the case that had already been hurt when a federal district judge said Bradshaw couldn’t be sued for civil rights violations, lawyer Val Rodriguez said.

Luis Rodriguez, who is an officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said deputies could have easily defused the situation, which began when he had a bad reaction to a sleeping pill, prompting his family to call 911.

Instead of talking to him calmly to relieve his anxiety and fears, dozens of sheriff’s deputies — including the SWAT team and snipers — surrounded his house in a neighborhood off Okeechobee Boulevard just west of Florida’s Turnpike, Val Rodriguez said in court papers. They fired at Luis Rodriguez — once when he came out of the house with his elderly mother. Deputies called him on the phone, taunting him to “finish it,” the attorney wrote.

The stand-off ended when Luis Rodriguez emerged from his house with his hands raised and deputies unleashed a police dog that sunk its teeth into his thigh, breaking his leg and severing his femoral artery. Deputies claimed they believed he was armed and his mother was being held hostage — claims Luis Rodriguez and his attorney called unfounded.

Originally charged with several counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, including the canine, Luis Rodriguez eventually pleaded no contest only to disturbing the peace. Adjudication was withheld and the file sealed. Temporarily suspended from his job with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he said he lost 27 months of pay and valuable seniority.

Because he is unable to take narcotics, he said he has spinal surgery each year to deal with ongoing leg pain. He said the actions of the deputies violated basic police procedure — rules he teaches law enforcement officers throughout the world as an international instructor and adviser on law enforcement techniques. 

The experience, he said, soured him. “I was dumbfounded, distraught and brokenhearted,” he said. “I realized I lived in a bubble. I really believed in law enforcement officers — that you could trust 99.9 percent of them. I still believe the majority of the officers at PBSO are good officers who have integrity. But 2 percent are bad officers. That’s too much.”

Wednesday
Feb012017

Will Any of the White Little Rock Cops Who Shot Bobby Moore in the Head as he Backed Away in a Car Ever Be Held Liable? 

Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings waves to some Little Rock Police officers as he is escorted out of the Pulaski County Courthouse after his manslaughter trial ended in a 2nd mistrial in 2013. [MORE]

From [HERE] Just two weeks before a federal jury is to begin hearing evidence in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Bobby Joe Moore III, a 15-year-old African American boy who was shot and killed by white police officers outside a Little Rock apartment complex in 2012, a judge has thrown out the claims against the city and its former police chief. As a result only one defendant remains, former officer Josh Hastings.

Hastings, now of Bauxite, was tried twice in 2013 in Pulaski County Circuit Court on a manslaughter charge stemming from his shooting of Moore, but in both cases, the juries became deadlocked and a mistrial was declared. Prosecutors cited the deadlocks in declining to try him a third time.

In an order signed Friday, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller granted a motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of Little Rock and Stuart Thomas, a retired city police chief. 

 In September 2012, Officer Josh Hastings was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of fifteen-year-old Bobby Moore. According to the charging documents, Moore was shot in the head as he was backing away from the officer trying to flee in a stolen car. Officer Hastings had been on the force for five years and had been suspended six times previously. In April, 2014, after two deadlocked juries, charges were dropped as prosecutors said no jury was willing to convict Hastings. He had been fired from his job, but his lawyer said he would take steps to return to the department [MORE]. 

The department fired Hastings after an internal investigation into the shooting, but the lawsuit alleged the city and Thomas should nevertheless be held responsible for failing to properly train Hastings, for failing to adequately supervise and discipline him, for maintaining a widespread custom of excessive force and untruthfulness, and for hiring Hastings in the first place.

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Tuesday
Jan312017

Fed Court Says Race Soldier Clayton County Cops are Entitled to Immunity After Throwing Grenade onto Sleeping Black Woman 

From [HERE] and [HERE] IT WAS JUST BEFORE DAWN when 18 police officers poured out of an armored truck and an unmarked white van at the Laurel Park apartment complex on the outskirts of Atlanta. A few days earlier, a confidential informant reported seeing “a brown skinned black male” with “a small quantity of a green leafy substance.” The 22-year-old suspect, paroled for forging a check, lived in a small ground floor apartment with easy access. But the police didn’t plan on taking any chances.

Jason Ward and his high-school sweetheart Treneshia Dukes were asleep, naked, in the apartment when an explosion went off and their bedroom window shattered. Ward leapt up toward the broken glass. Dukes started running. In the dark, she crashed into a closet door before stumbling into the bathroom and balling up in the tub. “I just started crying and I’m praying like, ‘I’m not going to die like this, this is not how I want to die,’” she later testified. Seconds later, a man wearing a mask stormed the bathroom and held a gun to her face, instructing her to lie on the floor. “If you move I’m going to blow your fucking brains out,’” Dukes recalled him saying. It was then she noticed skin hanging off her arm and blistering patches of pink flesh on her brown legs.

The masked man noticed her skin, too. He told Dukes to sit up and signaled to a man in plainclothes to inspect her. “The guy came in there,” recalled Dukes, just starting to realize she was dealing with the police, not armed assailants, “and he looked at me and he looked back at the other guy and was like, ‘Y’all done fucked up.’”

Dukes had been hit by a flashbang, a $50 device used by the police to disorient suspects, often during drug raids. First designed nearly 40 years ago to help military special forces rescue hostages, flashbangs create a stunningly bright burst of light and an ear-splitting boom that temporarily blind and deafen anyone standing within a few feet of them. Last week, French special forces used flashbangs as part of a dramatic operation to free hostages held at a kosher supermarket in Paris. But when these modified hand grenades explode on the human body, they can cause severe injury or death. The flash powder burns hotter than lava. Dukes suffered second-degree burns across her body. 

In the end, after storming the apartment and throwing three flashbangs, the police found about a tenth of an ounce of marijuana.

Such aggressive use of flashbangs has become common among today’s militarized police forces. The Clayton County police, who burned Dukes, deployed flashbangs on about 80 percent of their raids in the year prior to her injury, according to police records. 

Yesterday the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided Dukes cannot sue because the officers are protected by immunity from litigation. 

Judge William Pryor Jr. [racist suspect in photo] wrote the opinion, ruling that, even though the officer used excessive force, he is entitled to qualified immunity. Pryor also wrote that the officer's supervisor enjoys qualified immunity.

"Deployment of the flashbang constituted excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment," Pryor wrote. "And the suspected crime that prompted the search was possession and sale of marijuana." Pryor wrote that the officer "deployed a dangerous device into a dark room for a de minimis return." A flashbang grenade is designed as a nonlethal explosive device that creates a blinding flash of light with an intensely loud bang to disorient suspects.

The officer is protected by qualified immunity because "his violation was not clearly established in law when he acted," Pryor wrote. "The record does not support a reasonable inference" that the officer intentionally threw the flashbang onto the woman, Pryor wrote.

Pryor was joined by Judge Robin Rosenbaum and District Judge Ursula Ungaro from the Southern District of Florida, filling in. They upheld Judge Eleanor Ross of the Northern District of Georgia in granting summary judgment to the police.

Dukes will appeal, according to her attorney, Mario Williams of Williams Oinonen.

"With utmost respect, the 11th Circuit erred because it does not take clearly established law to figure out, with obvious clarity, that no reasonably competent officer trained in the deployment of flashbangs would ever look through a bedroom window, at 5:30 a.m. and see a bed 3 feet from that window, yet nevertheless throw a flashbang onto the bed with two adults laying asleep," Williams said. "And no reasonably competent officer, under those same facts, would blindly throw a flashbang through a bedroom window at 5:30 a.m."

Williams also disagreed with Pryor's reasoning based on an absence of proof that the officer had an intent to do harm to a bystander.

"The U.S. Supreme Court has reminded all courts, time and time again, that the analysis is an objective one of which subjective intent plays no role," Williams said.

The case is Dukes v. Deaton, No. 15-14373.

Tuesday
Jan312017

Ft. Worth Cops [legalized gang of race soldiers] Stopped Armed Black Men From Patrolling Their Community 

Tuesday
Jan312017

Under Arrest for What Though? Black man shot in the Back with Taser by Provocative White Arkansas Cop Awarded $35,000

From [HERE] A Black man who filed a lawsuit against the city of Blytheville, the police chief and a white patrol officer after the officer shot him with a Taser during a July 4 arrest has settled the legal action.

Chardrick Mitchell, 25, of Blytheville was awarded $35,000 on Friday when the Blytheville City Council met in special session and approved the settlement, said Mike Mosely, an Arkansas Municipal League attorney who represented the defendants.

Mitchell claimed Blytheville officer Steven Sigman used excessive force against him when the officer shot Mitchell at his apartment complex July 4 after Sigman responded to a disturbance call. Mitchell did not resist arrest but Sigman still fired on him with the electrical device.

Mitchell said in the lawsuit that Sigman became angry at him because Mitchell would not let his former girlfriend into his apartment to retrieve personal belongings.

Sigman "became agitated and angry at Plaintiff Mitchell and threatened he would be charged with 'obstruction,'" the lawsuit said.

Video taken from a body camera worn by Sigman during the incident showed Mitchell sitting on the back of a car in the apartment complex parking lot. Mitchell got off the car and began walking toward the apartment building.

"You can't stop her from getting her clothes," Sigman said to Mitchell in the video.

He then told Mitchell to "turn around. You're under arrest."

Mitchell continued walking away from the officer and Sigman drew his Taser and shot Mitchell in the back, the video showed.

Under Arrest for What? White Cop had no warrant to arrest and no warrant to enter Black Man's apartment. At the time of his arrest he had committed no crime so he was under no legal obligation to give white cop his name under Arizona law [Arizona Code 13-2412.]. The silly cop says "Give me your name because I'm probably gonna end up doing theft charges on her behalf." Your meditation must be strong to deal with a provocative white person in a prolonged racial situation [see full video below]. No magic phrases (legal or otherwise) will help you under such circumstances. 

Harris wrote in the lawsuit that the "over-aggressive" behavior shown by Sigman was "an institutionalized practice of using excessive force against African Americans in the Blytheville community."

Mitchell is black; Sigman is white.

Blytheville Mayor James Sanders said Sigman remains on the police force. He said he would not comment further regarding the settlement and referred calls to Mosely.

Thursday
Jan262017

Black Probot Prosecutor Fails to Charge LA Cops Who Murdered Ezell Ford after Bullshit 13 Second "Investigative Stop"

What are the Rewards of Serving the Racist System? According to the Funktionary, a probot is a propagandizing programmed robot. A Black probot, mechanically efficient but with no awareness, is a probot programmed in service of white domination. Jackie Lacey has a history of hooking up cops who terrorize Blacks & Latinos. In August she put together a no jail felony plea for a white cop who kicked a Black man's head like a football after a bicycle traffic stop. [more] And now this;

From [HERE] and [HERE] Two Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot 25-year-old Ezell Ford, an unarmed mentally chalenged black man, will face no criminal charges over the 2014 killing, the district attorney said on Tuesday, calling their actions “legally justified.” A coalition of religious and community groups announced Wednesday it plans to begin a recall effort targeting Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey [in photo] over her failure not to prosecute. [MORE]

Ford's shooting triggered multiple massive demonstrations. After his death his parents said their son had been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and that everybody in the neighborhood, as well as police, were aware of this.  A neighbor said the officers who shot Ford had harassed him in the past, including the day before the shooting. [MORE]

In a redacted report, Jackie Lacey said Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas spotted Ford leaving a “known gang area” on Aug. 11, 2014, and suspected he was trying to dispose of something illegal.

As Wampler tried to apprehend Ford, the two men scuffled and ended up on the ground with Ford reaching for the officer’s gun, according to the report. Villegas then shot Ford twice, the report said, while Wampler pulled out a backup weapon, reached around Ford’s back, and also shot him.

Gang Area? Courts have held that the reputation of an area [such as a gang area] although it may create suspicions about otherwise innocent activities, cannot furnish probable cause when the activities themselves are unexecptional. [MORE] Here, the white DA belives that the movement of Ford's hands should be given great weight - apparently finding his hand movement to be highly suspicious. 

13 Seconds. According to LAPD commander Andy Smith in August 2014, Wampler and Villegas saw Ford walking on the sidewalk at 65th Street and left their vehicle. Wampler said he knew Ford, but did not recognize him at the time. The two officers confronted Ford as part of an "investigative stop" at around 8:20 pm. They told investigators that though they carried a Taser in the patrol car, neither took it out, and Villegas instead drew his gun. Villegas said he did believed Ford may have been armed because he was in "a gang area". Villegas soon put the gun away and repositioned himself as the "cover" officer while Wampler approached Ford. After the release of Ford's autopsy, LAPD chief Charlie Beck said Ford walked away after Wampler and Villegas left their vehicle to speak to him. An earlier press release said Ford looked towards the officers but kept walking and "made suspicious movements, including attempting to conceal his hands". According to Beck, Wampler and Villegas told detectives Ford concealed his hands as they attempted to stop him. According to Beck's account the officers then followed Ford to a driveway where he crouched between a car and some bushes. Wampler and Villegas said they believed Ford was trying to dispose of drugs that were in his possession, which Wampler felt was sufficient evidence to arrest him. No drugs were found in the vicinity, however. 

Smith said as they were walking towards him Ford "whirled around and basically attacked the lead officer." Wampler told investigators he had approached Ford from behind and pulled back his shoulder with the intention of handcuffing him. The officers and an LAPD spokesman said in August 2014 that Ford had "tackled" one of the officers and that a struggle ensued after Ford tried to remove the officer's handgun from its holster. Smith said Ford "grabbed the officer around the waist, threw him to the ground and was laying on top of the officer" when he was shot. In Beck's account, Wampler and Villegas told detectives that Ford had been on top of one of the officers and reaching for the officer's gun when they both opened fire. Wampler told investigators he had been tackled by Ford and had landed on top of Ford, but Ford rolled over immediately and took the top position. Villegas responded by pushing his knee into Ford's back and attempting to handcuff him. Wampler said he then felt Ford grasping at his holstered pistol. Villegas said he feared for his life and that of his partner and shot Ford in the arm, then at Wampler's urging fired a second round into Ford's side. Wampler said Ford continued to resist, causing him to retrieve his backup gun and used it to reach around Ford and shoot him in the back. Smith said Ford had been on the ground when he was shot, and said "This was an extremely rapidly unfolding event. Basically the fight was on." 

After the shooting, Wampler handcuffed Ford. Wampler told investigators a crowd appeared, including one man who appeared angry but left after Wampler pointed his gun at him. Thirteen seconds elapsed From the time that Wampler and Villegas left their vehicle to the first shot. LAPD lieutenant Ellis Imaizumi said the officers sustained minor abrasions that did not require hospitalization. An LAPD news release said neither had been injured. Smith said Ford had been unarmed. 

According to Mr. Ford's $75 million lawsuit filed [[PDFin March 2015, Wampler and Villegas intentionally and/or negligently fatally shot unarmed decedent Ford multiple times with their firearms" after he had complied with their order to lie on the ground.

Two witnesses disputed the officers' claim that Ford had concealed his hands, and said that he had raised his hands as the officers left their vehicle. They also said that Ford did not tackle an officer, and was instead tackled to the ground by one of the officers. Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with officers' orders when he was shot. Other family members supported her account, including a man who identified himself as Ford's cousin and said:

They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems. The excessive force ... there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he's laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don't try to console her ... they pull the billy clubs out.

Harrison, who said he saw the shooting from a second-story window, said Ford had put his hands in the air when he was tackled to the ground and shot three times. Harrison said that while on the ground Ford "was struggling like he didn't want anyone on top of him, didn't want anyone holding him down". Two women who were in the home adjacent to the driveway said Ford had not been on top of one of the officers, and had instead been face-down with the officer on top of him. Dorene Henderson, a friend of the Ford family, said she heard someone yell "Get down, get down." She said she heard a pop and neighbors telling officers "He's got mental problems." Hill said "I was sitting across the street when it happened ... The cops jumped out of the car and rushed him over here into this corner. They had him in the corner and were beating him, busted him up, for what reason I don't know he didn't do nothing." Hill said he heard an officer say "Shoot him", followed by three gunshots, while Ford was on the ground. Ina Smalls, who lives across the street from Ford, said she ran outside after hearing gunshots and saw Ford "on the ground, shot dead, handcuffed on his stomach". Smalls said she did not believe that Ford had tried to take the officer's gun. Fred Sayre, Ford's parents' attorney, said none of the witnesses he had spoken to could decisively say whether Ford grabbed for the officer's gun. [MORE]

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Thursday
Jan262017

Race Soldier Minnesota Cop Charged with Manslaughter: Stopped Philando Castile "b/c of the wide set nose” & then Shot Him to Death

From [HERE] A Minnesota race soldier police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the killing of a black man whose death was live streamed by his distraught girlfriend.

Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St Pauls, in July. The dead man’s final words were: “I wasn’t reaching for it.” The stop took place on Larpenteur Avenue at Fry Street, just outside the Minnesota state fairgrounds, at about 9:05 p.m. Riding in a 1997 white Oldsmobile with Castile were his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter. Castile was the driver, Reynolds was the front-seat passenger, and the child was in the back seat.  "According to investigators, Yanez approached the car from the driver's side, while Kauser approached it from the passenger side." 

At some point in the next 103 seconds—which are not covered by the audio—Yanez fatally shot Castile.

The events that occurred immediately following the shooting were streamed live in a 10-minute video by Reynolds via Facebook. The recording appears to begin seconds after Castile was shot, just after 9:00 p.m. CDT. The video depicts Castile slumped over, moaning and moving slightly, with a bloodied left arm and side. In the video, Reynolds is speaking with Yanez and explaining what happened. Reynolds stated on the video that Yanez "asked him for license and registration. He told him that it was in his wallet, but he had a pistol on him because he's licensed to carry." Castile did have a license to carry a gun. Reynolds further narrated that the officer said, "Don't move" and as Castile was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times. Reynolds told the officer, "You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir."  Reynolds also said "Please don't tell me he's dead," while Yanez exclaims: "I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand open!"

At one point in the video footage, an officer orders Reynolds to get on her knees and the sound of Reynolds being handcuffed can be heard. Reynolds's phone falls onto the ground but continues recording, and an officer periodically yells, "Fuck!" The day following the shooting, Reynolds said that police had "treated me like a criminal ... like it was my fault." By the afternoon following Castile's death, the video had been viewed nearly 2.5 million times on Facebook.  Reynolds, who was detained with Castile during the shooting around 9:00 p.m. CDT, was taken into custody and questioned at a police station then released the following morning around 5:00 a.m. 

According to police and emergency audio of the aftermath obtained by the Star Tribune, at 9:06 p.m., Kauser called in the shooting, reporting: "Shots fired. Larpenteur and Fry." The dispatcher states, "Copy. You just heard it?" Yanez exclaims, "Code three!" Many officers then rush to the scene. One officer reports, "One adult female being taken into custody. Driver at gunpoint. Juvenile female, child, is with [another officer]. We need a couple other squads to block off intersections." Another officer called in, "All officers are good. One suspect that needs medics."

Reynolds said that officers had failed to check Castile for a pulse or to render first aid, and instead comforted the crying officer who fired the shots. Reynolds stated that Castile received no medical attention until paramedics arrived more than ten minutes after the shooting.[18][30] A resident living across the street from the site of the shooting took a brief video showing an unidentified officer administering first aid on Castile before the arrival of paramedics.[31]

Mr Yanez was not arrested, but he was given a summons to appear in court Friday. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the manslaughter charge if convicted.

Ramsey County prosecutor John Choi said he had decided that the use of deadly force was not justified.

“I know my decision will be difficult for some in our community to accept' on pending decision on whether officer Jeronimo Yanez was justified in using deadly force against Philando Castile,” he said.

The aftermath of the July 6 shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Mr Castile’s girlfriend, who was with him in the car along with her young daughter. 

The woman said Mr Castile was shot several times while reaching for his ID after telling Mr Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed, the Associated Press said.

Mr Yanez’s lawyer, Tom Kelly, has said the officer, who is Latino, was reacting to the presence of a gun, and that one reason he pulled over Mr Castile was because he thought he looked like a possible match for an armed robbery suspect. 

But family members have claimed that Mr Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, was racially profiled. 

On police scanner audio, obtained by local NBC affiliate KARE, an officer can be heard racially profiling Philando Castile and his fiancé moments before they were pulled over by St. Anthony police in Minnesota.

“I’m going to stop a car,” the officer says on the recording. “I’m going to check IDs.  I have reason to pull it over.”

“The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery,” the officer says. “The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide set nose,” the officer continues. [MORE]

Mr Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, said she welcomed the prosecutor's charges and understood why a more severe charge might be too difficult to convict the officer on. 

“We have got to this point, and it is necessary for everyone to understand we want peace. We don't want protests to get outrageous,” she said. “I'm just glad we have come to this chapter — it's a beginning to a different chapter.”

Thursday
Jan262017

New Kensington Police Chief [Gangster Public Servant] Was Present & Did Nothing to Stop White Cops From Assaulting Unarmed Black Man  

From [HERE] New cell phone video has surfaced in a case already under investigation in New Kensington.

New Kensington Police Chief James Kline promised the department will be as transparent as possible as they look into whether two officers used excessive force in an arrest.  Some new video appears to show the New Kensington Police Chief witnessing some of the alleged brutality.

The suspect’s attorney Todd Hollis shared the new video with KDKA.  He is calling into question what, if anything, the Chief did or did not do if he was present at the scene.

The new video shows crime suspect Justin Harvey in handcuffs being brought over to the New Kensington Police cruiser in a what appears to be a choke hold.

The video also appears to show Harvey being slammed against the cruiser.  As he is waiting to be placed inside, Harvey’s attorney Todd Hollis claims you can see the New Kensington Police Chief walking toward the officers who are handling his client.

“If you’re there and you saw it, you know what happened.  You have a duty, an obligation to report it,” said Hollis.

 

The video shows the officers assault Harvey while the chief is standing nearby.

“That’s tacit admission. Or if it’s not tacit admissions, those are rogue police officers who obviously aren’t concerned about being censored by their chief.  Either way, it’s a problem,” said Hollis.

When KDKA spoke with Police Chief James Kline after the first video surfaced he called it “disturbing” and said it did not show the entire confrontation.  Chief Kline also promised the investigation into one of his officers and another from Arnold would be as transparent as possible.

“This is not just simply about Mr. Harvey. It’s also about the other citizens that are in contact with police officers who believe that they don’t have to respect ones civil rights. They do,” said Hollis.

Harvey, who is 40 years old, is accused of receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding police, trying to disarm an officer, carrying a firearm without a license, resisting arrest and other charges.

“If Mr. Harvey committed a crime, then Mr. Harvey is going to face a jury or a judge and they’ll make the appropriate adjudication.  It doesn’t happen in the streets of New Kensington,” said Hollis.

KDKA left a message requesting an interview with the Chief about this and have not heard back.

The District Attorney is not issuing any comment at this time, as the case is still under investigation.