I don’t understand why there hasn’t been more of an outrage over Jeffrey Sterling… It’s very clear what the governments intentions were, even if you don’t believe such thing exists, it does, sadly… Racism is real, and I say that with no pleasure. If you don’t know his story, please watch this short documentary, and visit the below link for more information…
Just to remind you guys, being delayed at an airport or on the highway is not something I consider to be a “huge risk” as some random, insane guy said after tweeting me some more intelligent lines prior that. If anyone can find any statistics that show sitting in a car on the highway, or, sitting on a plane or being held up in an airport for an hour or so is a danger to the lives of people? Show me some statistics that prove this; show me anything that compares to the amount of Black men and women who are killed and/or beaten daily for no reason whatsoever!
As I noted to him, the Black community is being targeted, men (and women) of all ages are DYING, being brutally killed by police who walk away without any form of punishment; in fact too many get a promotion or some other form of recognition.
Having to live your life, every day, worrying about the police; worrying about how you look, what you are doing, where your hands are, where your eyes are, is your seat belt on, and on and on and on I could go- but that’s not what this guy or too many other selfish souls want to think about. How dare their lives be put on hold for an hour or so regarding something they not only don’t understand but some of them have no desire to learn about.
I work with children, I have young Black children terrified of the cops; I have one child who is now house bound after Tamir Rice. He is 10. How would you comfort your precious child when you know the reality he is afraid of is real?
But the people who can’t see the struggle and the reasons behind this protest or any of the protests for that matter don’t have to deal with that. Either that, or they want to believe it, even though it’s right in front of their faces.
Yes, I look like crap; yes, I’ve been crying. How can any one not? It takes a lot to make me cry, but thinking back on all the racism and cases of police killings and beatings, including children, got me. Video below, more to come later today.
I know this is a page for social justice, racism, sexism and any other form of socio-political issues. While I work a lot and try to expose truth regarding Pit Bulls and saving them…I have to add Orcas, or “Killer Whales” as well. Please take time to learn about these beautiful animals, and the abuse they are suffering at SeaWorld as well as other *animal* theme parks worldwide.
Learn about what Orcas aka “Killer Whales” should live like, and why SeaWorld and every single Seaquarium is a cruel violation against an intelligent, precious animal. Please watch and share.
Click here for pre-written tweets / facts.
“What you see here, there is an orca shows all the signs of psychotic neurotic, expressing his frustration, anger and despair, wild swinging and slammed his head on the platform catchment area.”
Former SeaWorld workers as well as Orca researchers speak out on the tragic captivity these animals face.
Below is a brief video I mad out of frustration regarding how police brutality, racism and accountability are different things for every person depending mainly on the color of your skin. I can’t wrap my head around that thought, but anyway…
In it I talk about cases I’ll be going into more depth over in upcoming videos, as noted, I took a break to get this off my chest; but it’s truth and I think that’s easy to see. *Before I go any further, no child should die, no person regardless of age or race should be murdered. My point here is why is there such a major difference in reaction to the murdering of a white child and the murdering of a Black child? In this video I talk about previous cases regarding children whose lives were stolen by police, but we need only look to present day to see the difference in treatment between Black victims and white victims. That is a simple and plain fact.
The media [for-profit media] will try to slander the character of any Black victim, trying to brainwash those watching mindlessly into believing that the police were actually in the right. Instead of blindly accepting their opinion and “statements” why not look into the issue yourself if you must judge? Or better yet; why is it we can’t see with great clarity that no one, especially a child, should be murdered by the police?
And when a child or a person of any age is killed or beaten, why are we not holding the cops to a higher standard; why are they allowed to walk…so long as the child is not white that is.
Jeremy Mardis death is tragic and my heart goes out to his family. But Tamir Rice and countless others (currently what the main video I’m working on, will post soon) don’t get the same treatment, attention, respect or closure and that’s not right; that’s not justice! All deaths by cops should at the very least be treated as Jeremy’s tragic and premature death. But the majority are not; regardless of age or circumstance… It all comes down to race; and that is a huge problem. A huge problem we all need to unite and fight to change…Together.
This, needs to change…. No matter the race, color, gender, etc- no one should be killed. But, dealing with the reality that too many innocent lives are being taken by cops in America we must face the facts. Racism is very evident, cops should NOT BE ALLOWED TO MURDER OR BEAT ANYONE WHOM IS NOT WHITE; THEY SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO MURDER PERIOD! That’s my point.
The thumb nail photo brings tears to my eyes; I work with kids who confide things like this; my friends kids confide feelings like this… To see the site, please visit http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/cleveland_students_racism_viol.html#3
While I am glad for inmates at Rikers Island as at least some attention was given to them by changing the text in their policies regarding treatment of prisoners by officers, I can’t help but also be angry. First, violence and torture (yes I said torture and I mean it; research it) is tragic and sadly the reality in all prisons; private, federal and state alike. I am just starting on a new project, a larger project regarding the prison industry. However, brutality in prison is a common, racist theme…just as police brutality is. Sickening.
Call me a pessimist, but my faith and trust in the government / prison industry actually enforcing these “new, change in policies” does not inspire hope in me. Text is easy to type up; it’s easy to teach and it’s just as easy for these guards/officers to pretend to follow. Will they actually follow procedures? These new rules…do they actually matter to them? My outlook is grim and it is a, more likely than not, no.
Even if those at Rikers change for awhile it will only be due to the limited attention of this issue. That is the bigger, overall problem. At Rikers, and all other prisons in America. The majority of prisoners are not in for violence, in fact under 5% are in for murder (overall). Over 55% are in for drugs, non-violent convictions. Even so, these officers should be more humane and
professional towards other living beings.
Normally, I don’t use movies to express my point but the few lines from New Jack City (video below) should make everyone think about the state of racism in America; on money in America and on who the REAL problem is and why we need more
attention on the prison system…and the government period. It may be a movie, but these lines are truth that applies to the real world, the real America. Check the facts if you disagree.
The reason I am going beyond prisoner abuse is because it all trickles down from the top; the money; the government. They do not care what the guards do as long as that money is coming in.
The fact that so many are there for something that is only a crime or as severe of a crime as America’s made it is because of money (which I’ll prove in the project I’m working on). Prisoners are not supposed to be subjected to abuse and death from the ‘authority within’ because they are a prisoner and/or have done something illegal (or not). But what are the standards that America’s prison industry holds? Money and filling up cells but in the reverse order. How those people are treated do not matter to them, that is beyond clear. Now let’s ask the question… What should matter?
What SHOULD matter is being an abuser of any form should not be a bonus on a resume, but for prison guards it (and cops) it seems to be a major plus. While I would LOVE to think this is going to spark a change, all I see is false hope. We need a new system, this one is not working. When have they ever fostered change for the better for those who truly need it?
Even in the below article the loop holes for more officers to abuse inmates shines through. Basically they are saying, unless a reason is given and you feel endanger, no more abusing the prisoners! That sounds like an improvement. But just as cops “mistake” wallets, shoes, Pokemon cards (previous case I worked on; Black child of the age 12, murdered by police), and so forth for weapons, I am sure these officers and guards can and will be just as creative as our wonderful law enforcement; thus letting the abuse continue.
I wish I could have written a more positive article; I apologize. But the truth hurts and that’s all I have.
Below is the article, with the original link.
Following the settlement of a federal lawsuit that alleged a culture of violence among correction officers on Rikers Island, the Department of Correction will unveil a new use of force policy to its employees tomorrow, prohibiting certain maneuvers and encouraging officers to avoid force when possible.
“The revised policy provides our dedicated, hardworking officers with additional guidance and tools for when they are confronted with a situation in which force may be necessary, and we expect that it will support appropriate use of force and our objective to resolve situations without physical force whenever possible,” Commissioner Joseph Ponte said in a statement provided to the Observer.
“The goal of the policy, as always, is safety for staff and inmates, and we thank our officers for their support of the comprehensive reforms under way at the Department.”
The policy is the result of the settlement of the lawsuit Nunez v. City of New York, originally filed on behalf of several inmates by the Legal Aid Society and eventually joined by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The settlement called for the department to revise its policies within 60 days of the settlement being approved and laid out many specific requirements that are found in the new policy, which will be circulated to department staff tomorrow. The settlement also required a federal monitor to oversee Rikers, and the monitor, Steve Martin, to sign off on the use of force policy.
The new policy emphasizes the need to respond to situations without physical force whenever necessary. It restricts painfully escorting or restraining inmates without reason, and striking inmates in the groin, neck, kidneys or spinal column. It also prohibits “high-impact” force: blows to the previously mentioned areas as well as the head or face, kicking an inmate, and the use of choke holds, carotid restraint holds or neck restraints.
But there’s an exception to those prohibitions—if the staff member feels he or she, or another person, is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury and lesser means won’t work, the staff can use any means necessary to control the situation.
The new policy also addresses certain aspects of what happens after a use of force—officers involved in a use of force cannot escort the inmate away from the scene nor can they view video footage of the incident before making their first report about it. Inmates will also be able to dictate their statements in addition to writing them. And the new directive emphasizes not provoking inmates through things like profanity or slurs, public humiliation, or instigating inmate-on-inmate violence.
Senior staff has already been briefed on the policy, which will go out department-wide tomorrow and goes into effect November 20. All staff will receive an 8-hour training in the policy within the next year, which meets the requirement set out in Nunez, and staff will get an annual 4-hour refresher course.
The department said the policy was drafted with input from stakeholders, including union officials, but that’s not how Norman Seabrook, the outspoken president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, framed it.
“We take serious issue with the implementation of policies and procedures that involve the members of COBA when we have not been consulted or involved in any of the discussions around these guidelines,” Mr. Seabrook said in a statement.
A source close to the union said COBA was considering its legal options regarding the policy. In a letter, dated November 4, to the judge who approved the Nunez settlement, Mr. Seabrook says the settlement has the “potential” to improve Rikers Island for inmates and officers—but that it is not slated to be implemented in a “rational fashion.” He argued to the judge that training should occur before policies go into effect, which is not what will happen with the use of force policy. He wrote that the settlement requires officers to get clear and adequate direction on when to use force.
“Officers will not receive that direction when unanticipated incidents arise,” Mr. Seabrook wrote. “Training will provide guidance for such circumstances.”
Legal Aid attorneys who negotiated the settlement, also known as a consent decree, said they had not seen the new use of force policy—but had been extensively involved in negotiating the detailed description in the settlement of how the use of force policy should be revised.
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Though it is vital for us to continue to film police treating people worse than even animals would treat us, it is discouraging to see videos like this, or videos which show obvious murder of innocent people (including teens) only to see the cops get a paid vacation before being returning to work as usual.
I’m not meaning to be negative. It is essential to record police for many reasons; I just wish these videos showing police misconduct and brutality were given used to hold cops accountable for their inhumane actions. I don’t care what the person has or has not done; there is no justifying the actions of beating, killing or anything of the like to a citizen. It only makes it that much tragic and detestable knowing this young man was not only handcuffed but also had done nothing wrong. Even if he had this behavior is uncalled for he was no threat to any,
Again, please keep recording the cops in action… One day I believe these videos and the sick officers behind these killings, harassment and/or beatings (especially those who can’t fight back. Even if they could fight back, though, more than likely no one will -which only further shows the injustice in America’s legal system.
In a shocking video uploaded to Twitter on Saturday evening, a handcuffed black man is seen being viciously assaulted by a Prince George’s County officer in Hyattsville, Maryland.
The video was tweeted in four parts around 6:15 p.m, by Twitter user @yungthugrat, who asked to be identified by his first name, Prince.
As the car rolls up and Prince begins filming, the man is seen lying on the ground as the officer straddles him and and punches him in the face, while he is handcuffed. A woman in the vehicle with Prince notes that the man is bleeding.
Here we go. Police in Hyattsville, MD PART 1: pic.twitter.com/T0hcES7IAH
— . (@yungthugrat) October 17, 2015
— J-TWISTA⚡ (@TwistAnonymous) October 17, 2015
In the next segment, the young man is flipped over on…
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What happened to respecting our elders? What happened to the village raising us and each soul giving kindness and basic respect to all beings; especially children and the elderly. I have cases I need to share regarding how the police treat elderly; for walking too slow, driving too slow, shaking a cane and throwing his shoe got one 95 year old man murdered because he didn’t want to go to the hospital, while a blind and deaf woman was beaten by police who are still cops to this day because she didn’t come out when the cops called her.
They then sprayed her with pepper spray, her mother came out with water in tupperware to wash her daughters eyes out; but she wasn’t allowed to move. Why? The cops demanded that, THE WATER WAS A WEAPON. …. They beat her daughter whom I believe was in her 70s until her glass eye fell out all because she couldn’t hear.
And no cops are held accountable. I need to get on my YouTube videos (I’ve been away for awhile, but now that I’m back I’ll make sure to get on it) I NEED to do this for these people that haven’t gotten much attention due to their cases being before social media. Their voices will be heard; I will see to it….
Below is yet another cop abusing and disrespecting an elderly man. What honor and how proud he must be. What a real man, huh? Just as it takes a real man to abuse kids, women and unarmed men. Even armed men; again I can’t say enough, in the UK the cops don’t have guns but still took down a man with an AK47 without using excessive force, after chasing him around downtown London. Had that been here, the man would have been shot as well as a few bystanders, thanks to our trigger happy, “I could use a paid vacation” police officers. DISGUSTING!
Police: Argument Over Nutella Waffle Sample Ends With Man Punching 78-Year-Old
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – A 24-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse after authorities say he punched a 78-year-old man over free Nutella waffle samples at a Los Angeles-area Cost
Prosecutors say Derrick Gharabighi, of Burbank, was charged Tuesday.
They say he was hoarding samples of the waffles at the Burbank Costco on Sunday morning when the 78-year-old told him to take just one.
Prosecutors say Gharabighi then punched the older man in the face.
Police say the senior citizen was hospitalized with a 1-inch cut and swelling above his eye.
Gharabighi is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. No phone listing could be located for him and no information was available about an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
There is no reason for these cops in California’s behavior. First, teens are teens, people are people; we all have different personalities which we should not be punished for if it is not hurting anyone -just as this teen was hurting not one soul. Even so, if he had been an adult instead of a teen still he does nothing to justify the officers use of excessive force; the hitting, the use of their baton on the unarmed, non-dangerous young man…especially granted they had already detained him. No officer’s life is at risk, there is absolutely no excuse for these cops behavior.
I’d also like to note, to those of you who think cops are in danger; those who think cops are risking their lives… I’d just like to note the year 2015 has -to no ones surprise- been the safest year for police in America in decades. That’s not to say they were in grave danger in recent years, however. Being a police officer in America isn’t now, nor previously has it even been in the top 5-10 most dangerous jobs.
Again; I don’t care what these cops give to the public as the reason(s) for the unnecessary actions; this kid is no threat and this behavior by men whom swear to serve and protect are uncalled for… Just as countless other kids and teens have been no threat in the past, yet still the police felt the need to use excessive and too often deadly force. In the below video of one of the latest attacks on an unarmed youth by America’s finest, aka our law enforcement; we watch as 9 overly aggressive cops hitting and forcefully ‘detaining the youth’ for the horrible crime of jay walking.
What makes it even more tragic is my being able to note this teen was lucky. Why? In the past (including recent) young males have been killed by the police for this same, “crime”.
If a cop is jumpy, he shouldn’t join law enforcement. If a cop is a coward whom must resort to violence or excessive force as we see in this video, he shouldn’t be a cop.
Police in England shame the American police force. I have proof which I’ve compiled into a report which I need to post, along with a video.
Rest assured; it will all be posted soon. I wish I could spend all of mine time doing this, sadly I can’t…for now.
And from the RT:
The footage begins with the cop restraining the young man and then starting to beat the teenager with a baton.
“It’s a f**cking kid!” someone in the group of onlookers keeps shouting as the situation unfolds. “Get off him! He’s been jaywalking! Leave him alone, he didn’t do anything wrong!”
“Stop resisting!” the cop shouts, not paying any attention.
The boy is seen sitting in shock, with his face in his hands, with a group of passers-by watching. The cop who detained the guy apparently called for reinforcement as more cops arrive at the scene to detain the jaywalker.
Four police officers come up to the teen and wrestle him to the ground. Then another four law enforcers cordon off the scene from the public.
In the end, there are nine officers involved in detaining the jaywalker. Finally, the teenager is handcuffed and marched off to a police car.
Emmitt Till… What a precious soul… If you haven’t read Death of Innocence The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.
They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young people and encouraged them to challenge injustice in their everyday lives. It’s a message that Deborah Watts, a distant cousin of Till’s, sees as relevant amid the killings in recent years of young black men such as Trayvon Martin in Florida and Tamir Rice in Ohio.
Watts, of Minneapolis, was a toddler when Till was killed. She said that as she grew up, she spoke often with Mobley about Till.
“It was her motivation to turn his death into something positive,” Watts said Thursday in Jackson.
The 14-year-old Till was visiting relatives in the cotton…
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