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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
Sunday
Feb262017

[Corporate] Cops & Servant President Forcefully Evict Advocates @ Standing Rock During "Corporate Media Blackout" 

part 2

According to Dr. Blynd, Ph.F. as Resonated & Orchestrated in the "FUNKTIONARY, THE KEY HOLDERS ENPSYCHLOPEDIA": 

Corporate State - an asexual, amoral, fictionalized group-entity "created" and operated by thieves (territorial gangsters) who endeavor via illusion and coercion to enforce slavery in the guise of "civilization," form over reality, and law over humanity. 2) Enfranchised crime. 3) The "Law" of Club & Fang. 4) a Shakedown Racket. 5) "A territorial monopoly of compulsion. As soon as you grant it anything, you have given it everything." -Hans Herman Hoppe. All Corporate States are rogue states by nature. Corporate State is hierarchy institutionalized as the only acceptable and unquestionable decision-making paradigm of rule by the compelled consent of the ruled. Corporate State is created by criminals who use deadly force if you don't comply with their dictates of compelled conformance and you have no other choice than to leave and become domiciled in another similar Rogue State. "The more corrupt the State, the more numerous the laws." -Tacitus (55-117 A.D.) "The State is basically a protection racket. The fact that it incidentally provides a few beneficial services merely camouflages its essential role as enforcer of the money-commodity (sic) economy, without which most of the artificially maintained conflicts of interest that now provide a pretext for the State would lose their rationale." -Ken Knabb. With respect to taxes and taxation by the Corporate State, the lucid anarchist-activist, Kenneth Rexroth, had this to say: "The state does not tax you to provide you with services. The state taxes you to kill you. The services are something which it has kidnapped from you in your organic relations with your fellow man, to justify its police and war-making powers." (See: Formal Education, Territorial Gangsters, Hierarchy, Democracy, Crime, Stationary Bandits, Monopoly Capitalism, Cooperative Federalism, Corporation, Fascism, Granfalloon, Reification, Constitution, Declaration of Undie-Pendence, Nations, Terrorism, Taxtortion, Crimethlnc., "Credit" & Group-Entity) Corporate States - alleged fictions of law created by the International (Intergenerational) Financial Community for the purposes of furthering the exploitation of man divided against man and deadly cartoon against man.

Corporate Police State - the enforcer of the commodification of life within the Spectacle Surveillance Society. Anyone who thinks that he or she is immune to the baseless destruction of his or her life (including immediate family members) by a "government" or corporation does live in a happy menagerie—enjoy your illusions. (See: GUPI & Judicial Victimization) 

Saturday
Feb252017

Allowed to Review Evidence Before Making a Statement, White Madison Cop Told Lies to Cover Murder of Black Teen [$3 Million Settlement]

From [HERE] In Madison, Wisconsin, attorneys for the family of an American-American teenager who was shot dead by a city police officer have reached a $3.35 million settlement. Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson was unarmed when white officer Matt Kenny forced his way into an apartment following a "disturbance" in 2015. Kenny shot Robinson seven times in three seconds. Prosecutors declined to charge Kenny, and he was cleared by the Madison Police Department’s Internal Affairs unit. This week’s settlement is the largest ever for an officer-involved killing in Wisconsin.

The settlement came as a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil in Madison said for the first time his office is reviewing the shooting along with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice — a development welcomed by attorneys for the teen's family.

The decision to settle the case ignited a furious response from local law enforcement, who said the officer should have had the chance to defend himself in court. However, the white cop was not sued in his personal capacity. At any rate, cops rarely pay a penny of any settlement.  

The settlement will be paid for by the city's insurer. In 2015, the city of Madison reached a $2.3 million settlement with the family of a white musician killed by an officer.

Kenny previously was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Black probot. An internal police investigation determined that he didn't violate department policies. [What is white collective power? Also, to mitigate the racial reality of Robinson's death the Milwaukee press began refering to Robinson as "bi-racial." The Journal Sentinel also has pointed out that the DA who failed to file charges also was "bi-racial" - a way of implying that racism/white supremacy is somehow not involved here b/c it is bi-racial on bi-racial. This DA works in service of white domination. The white media rarely points out the "race" of prosecutors. File that under the refinement of white supremacy; you may see this kind of scenario more often with proxymoronic Blacks placed in high places. But "Nigger" is what white cop Kenny did to Robinson when he shot him to death.]  

The lawsuit — filed against Kenny and the city — questioned the officer's version of events. 

The cops said Robinson had eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms March 6, and police said he assaulted Kenny when the officer arrived at a home on Williamson St. in Madison in response to three 911 calls. Kenny said when he exited his squad car he heard sounds of a disturbance from an upstairs apartment on Williamson St., and, believing a fight was taking place, radioed dispatch that he was going to go in. He also drew his firearm. Robinson reportedly struck Kenny on the left side of his head and knocked him to the wall, according to the Department of Justice documents, and kept coming, Kenny told investigators. Kenny then shot Robinson seven times in three seconds.

However, attorneys for Robinson said audio and video recordings of the incident "directly contradict" Kenny's version of events and establish that Kenny knew Robinson was unarmed and that Robinson was not coming toward Kenny at close range when Kenny began firing. Police audio and videotape demonstrated that Robinson posed no immediate threat to the officer or other civilians, despite Kenny's claims.

Police dispatch audio tapes, for example, record that Kenny was informed that Robinson was unarmed. And squad car video tape contradict Kenny's claim that Robinson was near him, or coming towards him, when he began firing his seven shots at the teenager.

The suit describes the deliberate method by which Kenny killed Tony without any lawful justification:

"Defendant Kenny fired a first volley of three shots, and then stopped to pick up his flashlight, which he had dropped. Defendant Kenny then took a step back and fired three more shots into Tony Robinson. Then, Defendant Kenny took another step back, raised his gun again, and fired a seventh shot."

The suit derides the standard procedure by which the City of Madison "investigates" police shootings - for example, allowing officers to re-visit the crime scene and review all available forensic evidence before making their witness statements. Despite those considerable advantages, Kenny's story still was woefully at odds with the physical evidence, but Madison exonerated him anyway.

In short, Officer Kenny lied repeatedly, and Madison authorities allowed him to get away with it.

"The City's investigation into the shooting of Tony Robinson is evidence of the City's continued deliberate indifference to the use of unconstitutional deadly force against unarmed citizens. Rather than examine the evidence, and inconsistencies between Defendant Kenny's account and the audio and video footage, the investigators accepted wholesale Defendant Kenny's inconsistent and facially implausible version of events. Indeed, the City did not even speak to Defendant Kenny in the course of its investigation. Instead, policymakers for the City publicly spoke out endorsing Defendant Kenny's actions...."

"Because of his status as a police officer, Defendant Kenny, like the City of Madison, has not been held accountable for his actions. Instead, despite the cries of a grieving community, authorities, including the City of Madison, have endorsed Defendant Kenny's actions -- an act of deliberate indifference to the senseless killing of Tony Robinson, Jr. and others at the hands of the Madison Police Department... Those actions have left a family and community irreparably harmed, and without other recourse."

The lawsuit criticized how Madison police review officer involved shootings, particularly how the officers are allowed to revisit the scene and review evidence before making their statements. It contended the city has "a policy and practice" of facilitating police officer misconduct through inadequate training, supervision, control and discipline, and even "encouraged Kenny's conduct by previously rewarding him with commendations for aggressive police tactics."

A spokesman for Kenny said he was "extraordinarily disappointed" in the settlement decision.

Jim Palmer, a white attorney representing Kenny who is also the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, said the "city’s insurance company chose to make a business decision that was more concerned with the costs of litigation than the facts of the case." 

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Friday
Feb242017

Connecticut Sued After Gang of White Cops Pounced, Tased & Smothered Black Man to Death

From [HERE] The family of a delirious Bahamian doctor who died in police custody in Connecticut can bring wrongful death and medical malpractice claims against police and a hospital, a federal judge ruled.

Lashano Gilbert, a 31-year-old medical doctor from the Bahamas, arrived in the town of New London to stay with his aunt in 2014. He is said to have graduated from a medical school in Cuba and was fluent in multiple languages. He was in the process of upgrading his medical licence in Canada.

On the evening of October 3, 2014, he jumped into a woman’s car, talked “gibberish” and allegedly assaulted her, authorities said.

After his arrest Gilbert got into a physical altercation with white officers at the police station. The officers subdued, shackled, stunned and pepper-sprayed him, and wrapped a towel around his face. Through the towel Gilbert said that he couldn’t breathe.

He died in police custody, and the medical examiner reportedly ruled his death a homicide, citing the cause of death as a physical altercation “during acute psychosis complication.” A white state’s attorney found that officers’ use of force was justified. [MORE]

The 18-minute clip shows the struggle starting when Gilbert twists up his jeans in an apparent attempt to use them like a rope. When the officers tried to prepare him to go back to the hospital that had discharged him after his arrest, Gilbert lunged at them, the state’s attorney’s report said.

In the video, Gilbert jumps up on the booking desk and throws a gas canister and a breathalyzer machine at three officers that misses. The three white cops and several more white cops who come running into the room pin Gilbert on the floor for more than 10 minutes as he continues struggling in the footage. He stops moving after one of the officers used the stun gun on him, but the clip shows him clearly moving again from time to time until the paramedics arrive.

Gilbert died minutes later in a homicide from “a physical altercation including restraint, electric shock and pepper spray” and complications from his Sickle Cell Trait, the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled in January, according to the report. He suffered an “acute psychotic episode” and his blood sickled during the struggle with the officers, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill concluded. 

Gilbert family attorney Jamaal Johnson told the Day the video shows a man who was “going through some mental health issues” and didn’t receive adequate treatment. Johnson is planning a civil wrongful death lawsuit, the newspaper reported. He's examining both the hospital and the subduing officers who held Gilbert down “for a significantly long period of the time with police blocking the video,” he said.

“That’s a lot of pressure to be on Lashano for a little guy,” Johnson said. “There were not even that many people on Eric Garner and that led to his demise. The punishment for having a mental illness and needing help cannot be death." [MORE]

Gilbert’s estate sued the police and hospital, later amending the complaint to name its co-administrators, Donna Smith and Albertha Fletcher, as the plaintiffs.

The defendants moved to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for the lack of an adequate medical opinion letter.

U.S. District Judge Michael Shea in Connecticut denied the motions on Tuesday, allowing the case to move forward.

“[The defendants] claim that the Estate of Lashano Gilbert lacked capacity and lacked standing, and that these defects cannot be cured by substituting the estate’s administrators,” he wrote. “I disagree: While the estate lacked capacity and was not the real party in interest, it did have standing, and substitution is warranted under Federal Rule of Procedure 17(a)(3).”

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Friday
Feb242017

Suit says Race Soldier San Diego Cops are Taking DNA From Black Kids w/o Parental Consent & Storing It In Unsupervised Database

From [HERE] and [HERE] A black teenager who was stopped by police last year while walking through a San Diego park is challenging the Police Department’s policies and practices for obtaining DNA from minors without first notifying a parent.

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties filed a federal lawsuit last week on behalf of the boy and his mother, Jamie Wilson. They contend police officers violated the boy’s civil rights in March when they detained, handcuffed and searched him at Memorial Community Park in Logan Heights, and then took a sample of his DNA without a warrant or his mother’s consent.

According to the complaint, San Diego Police Department policy allows officers to obtain consent from a minor for DNA collection the same way they would for an adult.

California law restricts the collection of DNA from a juvenile for inclusion in California’s DNA database, but the lawsuit says San Diego has “sidestepped” that by maintaining its own local database. Officers are required to notify a juvenile’s parents only after a DNA sample has been taken. 

San Diego’s policy “systematically works to circumvent parents’ right to advise their kids,” said Jonathan Markovitz, one of the attorneys representing Wilson and her son.

A Police Department spokesman declined to comment about the lawsuit but provided a copy of the agency’s procedures for dealing with juveniles. The document states that a minor’s DNA can be taken and stored in the department’s own data bank if obtained legally and for investigative purposes.

The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction from the court that would forbid the San Diego Police Department from enforcing the city’s policy on DNA collection from juveniles without a warrant or parental consent. They are also asking for an order compelling the Police Department to return any DNA samples from the teen identified in the lawsuit. 

They also are seeking unspecified monetary damages.

According to the lawsuit, police officers chose to conduct a pat-down search of the 16-year-old boy — identified in the document by the initials P.D. — and four of his friends not because there was a reasonable suspicion they had been involved in a crime, but because “they were black juveniles, some of whom were wearing blue, walking through a park in southeast San Diego on a particular day.”

The officers expected gang activity in the park that day, March 30, a supposed gang “holiday,” the lawsuit said. Blue is a color associated with a particular street gang.

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Friday
Feb242017

ACLU Lawsuit Says Milwaukee Police Target Blacks & Latinos as They Go About Their Daily Lives w/ Unconstitutional Stop & Frisk Policy 

From [HERE] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin [advocacy website] filed suit [complaint, PDF] in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Wednesday alleging that the Milwaukee Police Department [official website] discriminates against black and Latino men in its stop-and-frisk program. The complaint states that the policies of the police department violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the individuals affected as well as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the ACLU maintains that the policies were adopted as part of a "broken windows" policing strategy, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, a racist suspect in photo, rejected [statement] the claims, saying the department had "never used the practice of 'stop and frisk,'" and that there had "never been a quota system." The claim seeks injunctive relief, among other requests.

The police department targets tens of thousands of people without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the legal requirement for a police stop. The department’s repeated violations of Milwaukeeans’ constitutional rights are driven by racial profiling, with preliminary data showing significant disparities between police stop rates for white people and for Black and Latino people.

For almost a decade, the Milwaukee Police Department has pursued an aggressive and unconstitutional policing strategy promoting large numbers of stops and frisks citywide. Between 2007 and 2015, the department almost tripled their traffic and pedestrian stops, from around 66,000 to around 196,000, following the launch of the program in 2008.

Milwaukee residents have long protested that police officers are conducting stops and frisks of innocent people, and particularly treating people of color as suspects for no good reason, stopping innocent men, women, and children as they try to go about their daily lives. The department conducts far more stops and frisks in the parts of Milwaukee that are predominantly Black or Latino than in other areas.

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Friday
Feb242017

White Supremacy = A Global System of Unequal Power: Protests Continue in France After White Cops Allegedly Raped a Black Man in Custody

Riot As Political Participation by the Powerless Class. From [HERE] and [HERE] Paris teenagers blockaded 16 secondary schools and clashed with riot officers in protests against police violence prompted by the alleged rape of a young black man with a truncheon.

Police fired tear gas on small groups of protesters and detained 21 people after a crowd of about 1,000 youths marched on the Place de la Nation, a square in eastern Paris linked to the French Revolution.

A helicopter flew overhead and tear gas clouds rose into the air above that square towards the end of the rally.

Flares were lit by protesters, some masked to hide their identity and protect themselves from the tear gas.

The youths were angry over the alleged rape of a 22-year-old man during a February 2 arrest in an area north of Paris - home to large numbers of immigrants. The man, identified only as Theo L, remains in hospital with injuries to his anus and head.

One police officer has been charged with raping Théo L in Aulnay-sous-Bois on 2 February, and three others have been charged with assault.

Four officers arrived at a housing estate in the northern Paris suburb and began stopping youths and asking to see identity papers. Théo, 22, was allegedly forced to the ground, beaten, and subsequently raped with a police baton, suffering such serious injuries that he needed emergency surgery.

French President François Hollande [above] visited Theo in hospital, and has promised that justice will be served. The four officers involved have been suspended; one has been charged with rape, the other three with assault.

French police are regularly accused of using excessive force, particularly against black and minority ethnic suspects.

The death in police custody last summer of Adama Traoré, a young black man, in Beaumont-sur-Oise outside Paris, and the slow reaction of authorities, sparked accusations of police violence and a state cover-up. An investigation is ongoing.

Friday
Feb242017

Race Soldier Cops Arrest the Enemies of the Dakota Pipeline 

Wednesday
Feb222017

And If it Happened to a White Child? Supreme Ct Unsure What to do w/ Border Patrol Cop who Murdered Mexican Teen & then Lied About It 

From [HERE] and [HERE] Hinting that it will rule against the family of a Mexican child gunned down on his side of the border by a U.S. border patrol agent, the Supreme Court voiced concern Tuesday that a reversal will flood the courts with claims related to foreign drone strikes.

“Our problem, but we have to have your help in solving it, is you have a very sympathetic case,” Justice Stephen Breyer said during oral arguments on Tuesday. “We write some words, and those words you’re delighted with because you win. That isn’t the problem. The problem is other people will read those words, and there are all kinds of things that happen, maybe military, maybe not.”

The case comes from the death in Mexico of Sergio Hernandez, a 15-year-old boy who was playing in Mexico when he was fatally shot by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa, who had been standing in Texas across the Rio Grande.

The cellphone video is vivid. A Border Patrol agent aims his gun at an unarmed 15-year-old some 60 feet away, across the border with Mexico, and shoots him dead.

The shooting took place on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico.

The area is about 180 feet across. Eighty feet one way leads to a steep incline and an 18-foot fence on the U.S. side — part of the so-called border wall that has already been built. An almost equal distance the other way is another steep incline leading to a wall topped by a guardrail on the Mexican side.

In between is a the dry bed of the Rio Grande with an invisible line in the middle that separates the U.S. and Mexico. Overhead is a railroad bridge with huge columns supporting it, connecting the two countries.

In June 2010, Sergio Hernández and his friends were playing chicken, daring each other to run up the incline on the U.S. side and touch the fence, according to briefs filed by lawyers for the Hernández family.

At some point U.S. border agent Jesus Mesa, patrolling the culvert, arrived on a bicycle, grabbed one of the kids at the fence on the U.S. side, and the others scampered away. Fifteen-year-old Sergio ran past Mesa and hid behind a pillar beneath the bridge on the Mexican side.

As the boy peeked out, Agent Mesa, 60 feet or so away on the U.S. side, drew his gun, aimed it at the boy, and fired three times, the last shot hitting the boy in the head.

Although agents quickly swarmed the scene, they are forbidden to cross the border. They did not offer medical aid, and soon left on their bikes, according to lawyers for the family.

A day after the shooting, the FBI's El Paso office issued a press release asserting that agent Mesa fired his gun after being "surrounded" by suspected illegal aliens who "continued to throw rocks at him."

Two days later, cellphone videos surfaced contradicting that account. In one video the boy's small figure can be seen edging out from behind the column; Mesa fires, and the boy falls to the ground.

"The statement literally says he was surrounded by these boys, which is just objectively false," says Bob Hilliard, who represents the family. Pointing to the cellphone video, he says it is "clear that nobody was near " agent Mesa.

In one video, a woman's voice is heard saying that some of the boys had been throwing rocks, but the video does not show that, and by the time the shooting takes place, nobody is surrounding agent Mesa.

In other words, this race soldier cop murdered a teenager for no reason and then lied about it.

The U.S. Department of Justice decided not to prosecute Mesa. Among other things, the department concluded that it did not have jurisdiction because the boy was not on U.S. soil when he was killed.

Mexico charged the agent with murder, but when the U.S. refused to extradite him, no prosecution could go forward.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol did not discipline agent Mesa — a fact that critics, including high-ranking former agency officials, say reflects a pattern inside the agency.

The parents of the slain boy, however, have sued Mesa for damages, contending that the killing violated the U.S. Constitution by depriving Sergio Hernández of his life.

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Sunday
Feb192017

After 5 days on the Floor of Jail Cell with Broken Neck, Elliott Williams died naked, unable to move - White Tulsa Jail Staff Denied Medical Care & Watched Him Die

The jail’s nurses, doctors, mental health professionals & detention officers did nothing to assist Dying Black Man. From [HERE] and [ReadFrontier] After more than five days on the concrete floor of his jail cell, Elliott Williams died naked, cold and alone, unable to move.

Hungry and thirsty, Williams screamed for help but couldn’t convince anyone at Tulsa’s David L. Moss Detention Center to help him.

Detention officers at the Tulsa Jail tossed three styrofoam trays of jail food at his feet, but Williams could not retrieve them. Though Williams begged for something to drink, he couldn’t pick up the styrofoam cups of water they placed near him.

One day turned to two, three and four days. On the fifth day, none of the jail’s staff bothered to enter Williams’ cell, Medical Cell #1.

The jail’s medical staff began to wonder if Williams might actually be paralyzed from a broken neck, as he claimed. But those in charge did nothing to find out whether his claims were true.

Instead, they watched him slowly dying on a video camera.

On the morning of the sixth day, the 37-year-old veteran who faced no formal charge died on the floor of his cell. The jail’s medical staff performed CPR on his lifeless body but it was too late to save Williams, pronounced dead Oct. 27, 2011.

A federal judge won't recuse himself from a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges an injured inmate died after languishing in the Tulsa Jail for nearly a week.

U.S. District Judge John Dowdell denied a motion Wednesday (2/15/17) filed by defense attorneys who asked Dowdell to remove himself from the case. They cited Dowdell's partnership with a private law firm involved in another lawsuit against former Tulsa County Sheriff Glanz, a defendant in the wrongful death suit.

The judge said the motion didn't meet standards to disqualify him from presiding over a trial in the case, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2kCjN6Q ) reported.

"Moreover, the Court does not harbor any bias or ill will toward any party and has no financial or other personal interest in any party or the outcome of this matter," Dowdell wrote.

In July, the judge found that the federal civil rights lawsuit could go forward.

“A reasonable jury could find that Mr. Williams’ needs were obvious to any layperson,” states the ruling by U.S. District Judge John Dowdell.

“They could also find that the medical unit-wide attitude of inhumanity and indifference shown to him, which resulted in the delay and denial of medical care in the face of his symptoms that were obviously indicative of a serious medical condition or medical emergency, amounted to deliberate indifference.”

Dowdell’s order denied motions by the defendants — Sheriff Vic Regalado and former Sheriff Stanley Glanz [racist suspect in photo below] — to dismiss the suit. The judge also ruled that jail videos depicting Williams are admissible in the case, as are prior reviews or audits that found problems in the jail.

Dowdell’s 55 page ruling includes a blunt condemnation of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office jail staff for failing to help Williams. (An autopsy found he died from complications of a broken neck and noted he was seriously dehydrated.)

“A significant number of jail staff were aware that Mr. Williams did not walk, stand, sit up, eat, or drink on his own for days,” Dowdell’s ruling states.

Williams' attorney, Dan Smolen noted that no one has been held accountable for Williams’ death, despite an OSBI investigation and some interest by the U.S. Department of Justice. He hopes Wednesday’s ruling prompts a federal investigation of Williams’ death.

The Williams case is one of at least a dozen civil rights lawsuits against the county for deaths and serious injuries in the jail. Verdicts against the county in the Williams case, or any of the other suits, could cost county taxpayers millions.

Last year, a jury found against the county, ruling that the Sheriff’s Office deliberately indifferent, in the first of these cases to reach trial stage.

Smolen noted Wednesday that Tulsa County commissioners and Regalado are ultimately responsible for the outcome in Williams’ case and the other jail lawsuits. The commissioners have said little publicly about their role in overseeing the quality of medical care at the jail. [MORE]

Glanz and the county have denied liability in Williams’ case, saying if failures existed, they did not rise to the level of “deliberate indifference” that the plaintiffs are required to prove.

Though Glanz is no longer sheriff, Dowdell’s ruling leaves him as an individual defendant in the lawsuit. Regalado, and by extension the county, is the “official capacity” defendant.

The plaintiffs have already settled with the jail’s former medical provider, Correctional Healthcare Companies Inc., based in Nashville, for an undisclosed amount.

CHC was sold to Correct Care Solutions Inc., of Nashville, in 2014. Correct Care Solutions is one of several companies bidding on a new jail medical contract, worth about $5 million per year.

Mental breakdown, then arrest

Dowdell’s ruling recounts the history of Williams’ case and many points along the way his death might have been prevented.

On Oct. 21, 2011, Williams’ relatives took him to an Owasso hotel “because Elliott had not slept in days and was having psychological issues,” the ruling states. A breakup with his wife had left Williams despondent and he caused a disturbance in the hotel lobby.

Owasso police responded and the situation escalated. Williams, who relatives said had been diagnosed as bipolar in the military, said he wanted to die and did not comply with officers’ commands to sit down.

Rather than wait for a mobile mental health unit to arrive, Owasso police pepper sprayed Williams and took him to the city jail. Once there, Williams descended further into psychosis, hiding under a bench, taking off his clothes and barking like a dog.

Though inpatient beds are often scarce, Owasso police did not attempt to find a mental health facility that would take Williams. Instead, they decided they couldn’t handle Williams and took him to the Tulsa Jail, booking him in at 1:50 a.m. Oct. 22, 2011.

When Williams failed to cooperate at the jail, Owasso officers threw him to the floor, with one officer landing on top of him. After that takedown, Williams had difficulty walking, though wasn’t yet saying he was paralyzed.

Despite his threats of suicide, Williams was not placed on suicide watch. Instead, he was placed in a holding cell, where 45 minutes later, he allegedly rammed his head into the steel door of his cell and fell to the ground, not moving.

“He’s acting like he’s paralyzed, but we know he’s not,” a mental health worker told Williams’s dad, court papers allege. [MORE]

He told detention officers and jail medical staff he had broken his neck. However, for more than 10 hours, Williams was left in the holding cell without attention.

During that time, detention supervisors knew about Williams’ claims his neck was broken, including “Watch Commander Captain Wood, booking supervisors Corporal (Arthur) Jackson and Sergeant (Carla) Housley, and the Housing Supervisor, Sergeant (Jack) Reusser,” Dowdell’s order states.

Early the next morning, when Williams was still unable to move, the jail staff declared a “medical emergency.” However, the “head nurse” for the jail “cussed at and berated Williams, telling him that he should be ‘ashamed’ of himself, to get his ‘nasty ass’ in the shower, and to ‘quit fucking faking.’”

Capt. Tommy Fike and Sgt. Doug Hinshaw placed Williams on a gurney and “dumped Mr. Williams off the gurney into the shower,” Dowdell’s ruling states, “where Wiliams hit his head with a ‘smack.’”

Williams was left in the shower for up to three hours, unable to move.

“Throughout the first day at the jail, Mr. Williams continued to tell his captors that he was paralyzed and unable to move or walk,” Dowdell’s ruling notes.

A detention officer had to “pour water into his mouth” and feed him a bologna sandwich by holding his head up. However an LPN, Raymond Stiles, appeared to doubt Williams’ claims of paralysis.

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Sunday
Feb192017

‘I can’t breathe!’ White Montgomery County Cops Strapped Black Man to chair, Tased him & Pepper Sprayed Him in Face after DUI Arrest 

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'You Like Doing This Shit to Niggers Don't You?' Interaction begins about 2:23. From [HERE] Footage from the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, shows police officers pepper-spraying a black man in a restraint chair during the booking process. The man has filed a lawsuit over alleged excessive use of force.

The footage, published by local community activist David Esrati, was captured on several CCTV cameras in the jail and on a hand-held camera used by one of the officers to film the booking process. Taken in October, it reportedly shows Charles Wade being processed after his arrest for alleged DUI by a state trooper.

In the footage officers are shown searching him and taking off his shoes and socks, before placing him in a seven-point restraint chair. Sometime during the restraining procedure an altercation ensues, and one of the officers shoots a paper-spray jet at the 37-year-old’s face at point blank range. Wade is then heard repeatedly crying, “I can’t breathe. Please, help me,” while some of the jailers are heard coughing, apparently affected by the spray.

The Montgomery County Jail had been criticized for similar treatment of a white woman named Amber Swink the year before [And Ms. Swink will get justice b/c she is white]. Attorney Douglas Brannon, representing both Wade and Swink in their separate lawsuits, says their cases are not isolated incidents.

“I think this type of treatment is becoming something that happens with impunity within the Montgomery County Jail,” he told the Washington Post.

The phrase Wade was shouting during his ordeal – “I can't breathe” – was a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement following the July 2014 death of unarmed black man Eric Garner, who died in a policeman’s chokehold. Those were Garner’s last words.

Sunday
Feb192017

Chicago Cop used his Discretion to Shoot Fleeing Black Man in the Back After Marijuana Stop: Charged with Attempted Murder

From [HERE] A Chicago Amtrak police officer now faces first-degree murder charges after a fatal shooting of a Minneapolis man.

Officer LaRoyce Tankson turned himself over late Thursday after 25-year-old Chad Robertson died on Wednesday, one week after he was shot.

Tankson and his partner had stopped Robertson and two other individuals who were smoking marijuana and asked them to put out the marijuana cigarettes. Robertson complied, and the group was informed that they were not allowed to smoke cannabis outside before they were allowed to leave. However, shortly after that, Tankson and his partner approached the group again and ordered them up against the glass wall of an elevator shaft.

Robertson then fled as officers began to pat the three of them down, and Tankson drew his firearm and shot one round toward Robertson. The bullet entered his his left posterior shoulder and lodged in his neck.

“I’m very pleased that he’s been charged with first-degree murder,” Robertson’s aunt, Theresa Love Williams, said Friday. “Now that he’s been charged, we need to get a conviction. So we still have a fight ahead of us.”

Tankson was scheduled to appear in court at noon on Friday.

Sunday
Feb192017

Judge: Black Man Beaten by a Gang of White Philadelphia Cops was Stopped For No Legitimate Reason: All Evidence in Criminal Case Dismissed 

From [HERE] A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that police illegally stopped a 22-year-old unarmed black man in Philadelphia before a dozen mostly white officers surrounded him and beat him in an encounter captured on video .

Common Pleas Judge Kai Scott on Wednesday ruled that drugs police seized from Tyree Carroll cannot be admitted as evidence because the arresting officer wasn’t legally permitted to stop and search Carroll, Newsworks.org reported (http://bit.ly/2lVBT4W).

A spokesman for the Philadelphia district attorney said prosecutors haven’t decided whether to appeal to Superior Court.

Carroll was supposedly riding his bike the wrong way down a one-way street in Germantown when he was stopped by a plainclothes police officer April 3, 2015, shortly before midnight on East Locust Avenue.

Apparently cops stopped him and then threw him off the bike, and put him in a chokehold. [MORE]

Police, though, said Carroll was stopped over a suspected narcotics violation. Carroll was on probation at the time from a marijuana-possession conviction - something police knew nothing about as they approached him in the street.

In order for the police to stop you the Supreme Court has ruled that police must have reasonable articulable suspicion that there is criminal activity afoot and that you are involved in the activity. Police may not act on on the basis of an inchoate or unclear and unparticularized suspicion or a hunch - there must be some specific articulable facts along with reasonable inferences from those facts to justify the intrusion. The court found that his right to be free from unreasonable detention by law enforcement was violated, and because the search was conducted through exploitation of that illegal detention, all evidence seized must be suppressed as a fruit of the illegal stop.

After calling for backup, more than a dozen white officers arrived on the scene, several flocking around him to kick, punch and shout obscenities at Carroll.

As one officer approached a restrained Carroll, the officer said, "Here comes the Taser," but police maintain that it was never used on Carroll.

Scott rejected the argument made by Assistant District Attorney Whitney Golden that since Carroll bit an officer, it didn’t matter whether the initial stop was legal. The bite, Golden argued, gave police the right to arrest Carroll for assault.

Carroll’s defense attorney, Michael Wiseman, called that logic “mind-boggling.”

Wiseman said without the evidence, the district attorney’s office will be forced to dismiss the case.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Carroll covered his ears as the judge watched a video of the beating that has been viewed nearly 200,000 times on YouTube. [MORE]

Last July, when the cellphone video of the violent police response was released, the department announced it was launching an Internal Affairs investigation into the April 2015 incident. No officers were found to have committed any wrongdoing, according to a source who read a report on the completed probe.

Nancy Carroll says her grandson Tyree "was treated like a dog" when he was arrested in April. [MORE

Sunday
Feb192017

Racist Suspect Wisconsin Governor Rewards White Guards Who Were Fired for Excessive Force at Youth Prison with Cash Payments

From [HERE] For the second and third times, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has given cash settlements to guards who it determined had used excessive force on juvenile inmates, state records show.

The payoffs — including one totaling $9,000 — were reached as the FBI continues a criminal investigation of Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls, which share a campus 30 miles north of Wausau. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last year reported officials at the prison complex trained staff improperly, failed to preserve video evidence, didn't document serious incidents and often shirked their duty to report matters to parents, police and social service agencies.

State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) said he wants the Walker administration to explain why it is cutting deals after disciplining employees.

"Either they had a weak case going in or they had a strong case but they suddenly lost their backbone," he said. "Neither one is good."

The two most recent payments follow a $6,000 settlement reached in October with former guard Scott McKenna, who was fired after other guards said they saw him push a 15-year-old girl against a wall with his hand on her neck.

Newly released video from a hallway surveillance camera shows McKenna storming into the girl’s room and hurling blankets and a mattress into the hall as his co-workers look on. The video does not show McKenna’s interactions with the inmate or what happens in the cell.

At the time of the incident, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department recommended that prosecutors charge McKenna with child abuse and strangulation. More than two years later, they have not decided whether to do that.

The most recent settlement, for $9,000, went to Travis Taves, a former guard with the nickname Iceman who was fired in January 2016 for using unjustified force on two juvenile inmates.

Taves said he had planned to work at Lincoln Hills for another 20 years but agreed to the settlement so he could move on with his life after being put on paid leave for a year and then fired.

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Sunday
Feb192017

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Fate of Federal Case Against NYPD for Murder of Eric Garner Unclear w/ Racist in Whitehouse

In Racist System YOU Can be Legally Executed by White Cops Anytime, Anyplace in Front of Cameras & Witnesses.  From [HERE] A federal civil rights investigation into the police chokehold death of Eric Garner has been moving forward in New York, but its future is uncertain as a U.S. attorney general with a law-and-order bent takes over the Justice Department.

Two people with inside knowledge of the probe say a federal grand jury in Brooklyn met as late as last week to hear testimony about Garner's deadly confrontation with New York Police Department officers on Staten Island in 2014.

Garner's dying words, "I can't breathe," became a slogan for the Black Lives Matter movement.

In recent weeks, officers who were present when Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped his arm around Garner's neck have testified before the grand jury, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the secret proceedings and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Whether such testimony continues may depend on internal Justice Department politics.

The federal inquiry, which began after an all white state grand jury declined to charge Pantaleo in 2014, already stalled once last year when prosecutors based at the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn expressed doubt that there was enough evidence to make a criminal case against the officer. [MORE] and [MORE]

Their hesitation resulted in the Justice Department, in the waning months of President Barack Obama's term, dispatching Washington-based prosecutors to New York to forge ahead, according to a third person with knowledge of the case, who also was not authorized to discuss the inquiry and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

It is unclear whether new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will take an interest in the case. Both the Justice Department and the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn declined to discuss it Friday. Pantaleo's attorney, Stuart London, also had no comment.

But Sessions has the power to freeze the investigation and order a review by Civil Rights Division under new leadership for the unit "that reflects his ideology," said former federal prosecutor David Weinstein.

Sessions had been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's aggressive response to allegations of police misconduct.

Thursday
Feb162017

No Charges Filed Against NYPD Thug Cops Who Cracked Latino Teen's Skull During Bogus Arrest for Non-Existent Marijuana 

From [HERE] and [HEREA college-bound Latino teen is suing the city, saying cops threw him 15 feet onto a concrete landing, fracturing his skull, in a false arrest over an alleged marijuana sale.

Bobby Lopez, 19, who had been admitted to La Guardia Community College, claims undercover officers tackled him to the ground in front of his West 17th Street apartment on Aug. 16, 2016, the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says. 

Cops claimed they’d witnessed Lopez hand his older brother three baggies of marijuana and try to flee when they moved in to arrest him, according to court papers.

But criminal charges against the two were tossed, and Lopez’s attorney Ugochukwu Uzoh says surveillance footage of the incident clears his client. Apparently, marijuana was never found. 

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis, a professional liar, issued a statement Wednesday after Eyewitness News contacted the NYPD: 

"The officers, who were assigned to the Narcotics Division, were attempting to take the subject into custody in connection with a drug charge when the suspect attempted to flee. One of the officers grabbed the suspect's shirt as he tried to get away and the suspect fell down a stairway pulling the officer along with him. The officers' actions were reviewed by the office of the Manhattan District Attorney and they determined that there was no criminal conduct. The NYPD is conducting an internal review of the incident, as is the case whenever a prisoner is injured while in custody."

However, surveillance camera video shows an undercover NYPD officer tackle Lopez down steps and slam him into the sidewalk at the entrance to his apartment building. He did not fall down steps and he does not appear to be attempting to flee in the video. The suddenness and force behind the officer's takedown knocked him out cold.

The suit, for unspecified damages, says cops didn’t immediately call for medical attention even though Lopez was unconscious. He later underwent emergency life-saving surgery to remove part of his skull, according to court papers.

Lopez claims he suffered permanent head injuries in the August 16, 2016, incident in Chelsea and spent days in the hospital -- near death. He said police used excessive force in his arrest.

"I remember waking up in the hospital," Lopez said.

He suffered brain damage and now struggles to perform basic functions like bending over and looking at bright lights, Uzoh said.

Reporter: "You held the door for them?"

Lopez: "Yes, and after that, lights out."

Lopez was 18 years old at the time, and said he doesn't remember anything about the arrest. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency brain surgery, which required the removal of part of his skull.

"I prayed basically 12, almost 24 hours. I did not leave my son's sight," said Lopez's mother, Enid Mora.

For a time, he was handcuffed to his hospital bed and arraigned there, charged with selling marijuana and resisting arrest. 

"They had nothing on me," Lopez said. "When they injured me all I had was my wallet and my cellphone."

Weeks later, the surveillance video -- which showed no resistance -- surfaced and suddenly the charges were dropped.

"We provided the video to the DA's office and that's when the DA, after reviewing the video, eventually agreed that Mr. Lopez did not do anything wrong and dismissed the charges," said Ugo Uzoh, Lopez's attorney.

Lopez spent weeks recovering. His plans to enter college as a freshman have been put off. He is no longer able to play basketball. An indentation in his head is a permanent reminder of his encounter with the NYPD. 

Reporter: "Has this changed your life, do you think?"

Lopez: "Physically, yes. I love playing basketball and I couldn't play now, I can't play, a risk, a basketball to the head could kill me. And I love drawing -- me keeping my head down too long to draw starts to give me a headache." 

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