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Police Targeting Black America; Impact

I wrote this on my phone as I was reading… I hope it makes sense, and I have a feeling this book though it is full of questions I myself cannot answer, I have a feeling it will be sparking many more posts similar to this. It starts with,

“Are you scared?
Where do you as a Black American feel safe?
Where do you feel threatened?
Why are we still afraid?
Haven’t we been afraid long enough?”

This is just the beginning of an amazing book and already the questions posed I feel are vital to knowing oneself and to ending the evilness of white supremacy. I am honored to be reading this, and I want to utilize this books questions with the precious children I work with, whom I know are afraid… Perhaps in digging deeper into their fears and showing them reasons also to be proud and brave, it will counter some of the racist cruelty that has been forced into their innocent minds?

I fear doing this however and this is my biggest problem… It breaks my heart to hear my friends/family tell me they are afraid anytime they see a cop, I understand WHY I just hate that this is reality. So when little children tell me the same thing, it breaks my heart that much more, it also makes me angry. White people whom say there is no racism from cops and that it’s directed at them and they are ignored (load of bs) simply are upset because they want to be the center of attention now and always, in ever matter.

But if any of those sort read this, I ask, how many white people ESPECIALLY white children do you know who that are afraid upon seeing an officer or knowing one could be around? I have yet to meet a white kid that is afraid and I’m talking 3 years old and up. So no; there is nothing they are “wrong” they are doing to provoke violent and too often fatal responded by police, which is a reply I see too often and I don’t know why as it is beyond logic or any other form of credibility.

In fact, a few years ago I asked one white child in my group what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“A cop!” He replied after a couple of seconds. I was a bit taken off guard because that’s the last job I expected, so I asked him why. This is word by EXCITED word what he said:

“So I can shoot people!”

That was his answer. He was barely 5 years old. What does that answer say about white cops and the American police department in general? What does the difference in his response vs the Black children’s response to police say? Never have I had a Black child give me that response.

That isn’t to say I’ve never had Black children that didn’t want to be a cop; in fact in one of my first cases a 15 year old wanted to be a cop. He suffered from mental illness, and during one of his episodes his mom called the cops, thinking of how he respected them I am sure. Even though he was hurting no one but himself with a knife to his face when they arrived, they took his life. (See video on this post).

I know my writings are depressing; they are real, though, and instead of letting it make you sad or feel hopeless rise against that and feel anger! Don’t let depression take hold; sadly that’s not a luxury available that I see. It is sad and I wish I didn’t have this page but I do because if I don’t speak what I know then in just as guilty as them.

Back to the response these children gave me, years apart the white never knew anyone in my current group of course. Both of these innocent souls have been tarnished by police racism, bigotry and brutality. The white child thinking it’s not only “cool” but ACCEPTABLE to kill; while the Black children are afraid of hearing that answer because a part of childhood has been stolen.

How many times I’ve heard someone say one of the following or something all too similar makes me sick to my soul:

“That could have been my father,” or “my son,” “my brother,” “my nephew,” “my husband,” or that could have been “me”…

I’ve not had anyone other this non-white children and adults confide this horrific fact, and it’s a fact I grew up hearing my friends/family talk about and it enraged me as it does now because I don’t have to worry; and that is not right! If the people I am with have to worry, so should I! Until non-whites have the right to not worry, then no one should have the right that white and light skin people do.

Paul Childs, Black Male, 15 year old, Murdered

This is in memory of a 15 year old male named Paul Childs who admired the police, and because of his illnesses, at 15, he was murdered by the police…for no reason other than he had a knife on his own face, in front of his family…

Let this enrage you!!!

*Updated* Gynnya McMillen, 16 YrOld Black Female, Law Enforcement Killed in Detention; Refuses Give Info to Family

This was originally posted yesterday, I do not have the link to the article but if I find it, I will share it; I just had this clip as it was the only updated information on her case. I don’t know if what happened regarding “domestic violence” to be true or not, but from what I’ve read and people I’ve spoken to, it doesn’t seem like that is a reliable piece of information. Whether I’m right OR not and if it is found to be true: She did not deserve death no matter if it’s true or not.
And if her case is so natural and innocent why are they not releasing any more information regarding her death to her family? Why so secretive and why did it take so long to obtain what little they have? [These people are covering up her case greatly.] It seems to me they are trying to tarnish her image with this, or because make her look like she is “bad” by using the “foster home” information… People have no reason to be ashamed of it but people will judge; and they will do so without the right to… The information given is not information that justifies a killing nor is the information that which should be held against any person, for any reason or spoken about as if it is the victims fault [the foster care child].

Update Posted on January 20, 2016 at 4:44am:

The child was the perpetrator in the incident and the parent did receive minor injuries,” said Kelly Cable, spokesman for the Shelbyville Police De­partment. “We contacted the court-designated worker. The juvenile was transported to Lincoln Village on a charge of assault fourth-degree – domestic violence with minor injury.” According to CBS, an autopsy report found no outward signs of “visual bruising” and the teen did not have any heart related conditions. It will take several more weeks for pathology tests to be conducted on the teen in hopes of determining the cause of death. It’s unclear whether McMillen was in foster care, but she seems to have a previous history with social services. “

There is not much information released regarding this 16 year old’s death but this is what we do know thus far. On January 11th, 2016, the young Black woman was found ‘unresponsive’ in a juvenile detention center, where she was pronounced dead.

Here is where it gets absolutely unbelievable, though there is no low the law enforcement won’t stoop to in order to cover their own ass. They claim that they went ahead and did an autopsy on the minor and found she died of NATURAL CAUSES…

She was 16…. Yeah…. What the lies they claim she died from, aka the, “natural causes” is not something they are willing to give to her family or the public, either. They won’t release to anyone -including her family or parents- what the autopsy said other than she died of so called natural causes, and that they are investigating the death.

Now imagine if this were the person you loved more than anything; your wife, daughter, sister, best friend, aunt, niece, grandchild… How would you feel not only being treated with such little respect and regard, but also being kept in the dark about your loved ones death?

If this doesn’t further prove racism in America is all too well and alive, I don’t know what the hell will.

Tamir Rice; Why Isn’t Cleveland Police Department Being Held Accountable Knowing the Dangers of Loehmann?

“People need to get involved with something and try to make a change or something because you don’t want to wait until it happens to you and there’s nobody out there for you,” said Samaria.

Too many mothers and grandmothers have felt the pain of losing a child; too many people know what it is like to have their child -no matter how old-stolen from them because of racist cops. [First post / video I made regarding Tamir Rice…] And after all the documents revealed from others about Loehmann’s behaviors, including departments stating how unfit

tamir rice

he would be as a cop and how irresponsible he would be with a gun; how did he get signed on in Cleveland and why aren’t we doing more to ensure they are held accountable?!?

A grand jury in Ohio said they wouldn’t indict Tamir Rice’s murderer, Timothy A. Loehmann, 26. Tamir Rice’s mother is obviously hurting, upset that more people are not waking up and getting involved. This case -along with countless others- will continue to grow, nothing will change, until more is demanded, she is right. We can look at the case of Jeremy Mardis (6 years old, white), the Black officers that killed him and compare with Tamir Rice (or any other case). Click HERE to do that. [CHECK BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS FOR ACTIVE LINK]

On this post, I want to remind people of what a detestable person Timothy Loehmann is. HAVE PEOPLE FORGOTTEN HOW UNACCEPTABLE AND INAPPROPRIATE THIS COP WAS FOUND TO BE EVEN PRIOR TO HIS MURDERING A 12 YEAR OLD CHILD!?

Loehmann was deemed unsuitable as a police officer and resigned after the small town police department accounted that Officer Loehmann was too emotionally unstable and unfit to be an officer; taking extra time to note that he was especially unfit in his handling of firearms.

In December of 2012 Loehmann quit his $42,000 patrolman in training job after a November 2012 memo written recommended Loehmann be dismissed due to his inability to follow instructions as well as make good choices during stressful situations.

His firearms trainer noted Loehmann’s performance with handguns was unsatisfactory and unfit for an officer. That he was unable to “communicate clear thoughts” and showed up for training weepy and distracted added to the trainer and Deputy’s belief Loehmann was shouldn’t be a police officer.He applied -unsuccessfully- to many police departments, including the NYPD and was turned down; that says something in itself.

“That theme was repeated many times by Ptl. Loehmann, even him stating,“I will work here as long as possible; and do my best, but if I find I don’t like it then I will go do something else.” I found this lack of commitment to us, disturbing. It just appears that he is not mature enough in his accepting of responsibility or his understanding in the severity of his loss of control on the range.”

The deputy chief questioned Loehmann’s decision-making:

Ptl. Loehmann’s inability to perform basic functions as instructed, and his inability to emotionally function because of a personal situation at home with an on and off again girlfriend leads one to believe that he would not be able to substantially cope, or make good decisions, during or resulting from any other stressful situation.

After repeat incidents where he would go into emotional fits over anything from not being hired in NY to his on and off again girlfriend or anything else on his mind (he is noted as emotionally unstable THROUGHOUT), he additionally considered himself to be the only one allowed to give him orders as he disobeyed any orders if it didn’t fit in with what he wanted to do.

“It appears from the pattern developing within our short time frame with Ptl. Loehmann that he often feels that when told to do something, that those instructions are optional, and that he can manipulate them if he so feels it can better serve him. I do not say he is doing this for some benefit, or in an insubordinate way, but he just appears to have the mind set that if he thinks he knows better, than that is the course he follows.”

Finally, Loehmann was noted to as showing “dangerous loss of composure” during live range training. The ultimate conclusion was Loehmann was not mature enough nor emotionally stable enough to be on the police force. He did not believe time nor training would change “or correct the deficiencies,” correctly noted in regards to Loehmann. YOU CAN READ THE COMPLETE MEMO HERE.

Since they are not going to indict Loehmann, I say the Cleveland Police Department should face charges for being unaware of the dangerous, unskilled and unstable officer they were releasing upon the public.

Additionally, in September of 2013, Loehmann failed the Sheriff Department’s written entrance exam; coming out with a failing score of 46 of 100. Keep in mind 70 is the minimum score allowable for entrance… Read about this, HERE.

Even former California Sheriff lieutenant, Mr. Clark, noted:

“The killing of this child was completely avoidable and preventable and should never have occurred.”

And the Cleveland PD hired this guy… Why are we not demanding action against them, then, if the government refuses to take the correct action against the physical killer; shouldn’t Cleveland PD be held accountable for their hiring this unstable thug, for allowing him out onto the streets with a gun?

Cleveland Police say they formerly did not read the public records, some of which are noted above, before hiring. Since Tamir Rice’s death, they have made it a ‘priority’ to check all publicly available information.

That’s no excuse.

WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTION!

Currently, his mother is rightfully so upset and hurting as we need to be going after the ‘verdict’ in this case. We need to be demanding justice; not letting up AT ALL….

I will have some videos up related to this info soon, stay tuned….

CLEVELAND — Samaria Rice expected more protesters following the grand jury’s decision not to indict two Cleveland police officers in the shooting death of her 12-year-old son, Tamir.

“I wish there could have been more people,” said Samaria. “These people need to wake-up if they want some change.”

Protesters turned out consistently in the days following the decision, but not in big numbers.

“People need to get involved with something and try to make a change or something because you don’t want to wait until it happens to you and there’s nobody out there for you,” said Samaria. To read more, please click HERE.

Devin Brown, 13- Remember That Name… Murdered by LAPD

“Look through our history; America’s the violent one.”- Tupac Shakur

Sadly and tragically Tamir Rice and the countless other young Black males who’ve been slaughtered by the cops in 2015 are not the beginning of the horrors the police hold. Nor is this something that just started and will pass. I started working against racism and police brutality at 14, about 10 years in now I see a massive change; people are waking up and fighting back… This video is the story of another one of the cases that didn’t get the attention deserved. He deserves to be remembered… So…

Devin Brown was the first child murdered by the police I did research and reports on. He was 13 years old and had his life stolen, like so many other young Black males. I make this video to honor him, for the moment I

saw his photo and smile, my heart gave away. Devin was only a child with so much life and potential; just like every other victim these racist and power crazed cops have stolen or beaten, or both. It’s time for change, we’ve been saying that for gods know how long now; but I see hope… For when I first started, no one cared about these cases. Now people are paying attention and responding… I see hope now; I see us finally coming to life and uniting for a real cause; for something worth fighting and if need be dying for: justice, equality and peace.

Never forget this young man’s name. Devin Brown. Let us not let him, Tamir Rice or any of the other countless victims -no matter the year- be in vain. It’s time for justice; it’s time to end racism and stop cops from murdering and then simply walking away, all because of their badge… Badge to murder without punishment. Beat without punishment. Harass, without punishment. We must not let up until we have justice and equality!
May all your precious souls be in a better place; a happier place… And blessed… We will never forget you… Not one of you.

Black Lives Matter Protest Disrupts Minneapolis…And…

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.

VIDEO: My Police Brutality Channel

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.