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Police Have Never Been Trained for Equality or Merit Towards All People

I support the right for every American to have at least one gun; and I support having the right to self defense against police; cops are no different than the citizens they claim to serve and protect. Actually, they are. They are public servants, allegedly, here to protect the people from harm and wrong. They are supposed to be the peace keepers, the ones you call in times of crisis; safety and the ‘good guys’. In addition, they should be held to higher punitive standards.

Yet in America even when the first “Police/Sheriff” squad was founded it was not founded based on those principles…at least not for equally. After slavery ‘ended’ in the South police, more or less, became the new ‘title’ for what previously was known as the ‘overseer’. Meaning, keeping Blacks oppressed and whites ‘safe’. Itamir ricen the Northern parts of America Police mainly focused on petty crimes such as public drunkenness.

As years have passed, little has changed except the sickness has grown worse.

Yet despite the history of cops, despite the present day killings and brutalities, somehow too many people look at them as heroes whom are putting their life “on the line” for America and safety. Sure, there are a few cops that I think highly of. One in California, for example, who has gone out of his way to save countless people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge to their demise. But those cops are the minority.

After slavery, Jim Crow laws Continue reading Police Have Never Been Trained for Equality or Merit Towards All People

Outrage Over: Innocent People Being Killed by Cops orTwo Cops Shot in Brooklyn…

I find it humbling that some protesters in NYC left flowers for the two cops that were killed by a gunmen with a history of violence and mental illness. Upset over the injustice of the murders of men such as Eric Garner and Micheal Brown, he set out to take police life; and he did. Do I agree? No, of course not. But he was seriously mentally ill, and I am positive watching Black male after Black male be murdered by police was not helping him any. So I can understand to a degree. However, now things are going to escalate. Black lives will be in even more danger as police across America have now been put on alert due to the killings.

I don’t support killing another unless it is self defense. However, I can’t say I have the same good heart as so many protesters have by giving the flowers and showing their condolences. I don’t want anyone to die and anytime anyone loses a member of the family it is hard… However, I somehow cannot feel sympathy like I do for victims of police violence. Newspapers never mentioned anything positive about Tamir Rice; and I’d be willing to bet Fox News isn’t talking about Darren Wilson or the lying witnesses in Michael Brown’s case.

I have not read anywhere (so I assume TV is the same … as always ) that mentions the grief of the families that just lost a child to killer cop(s). However, when you read the papers all one will see is talk of how horribly painful it is for the cop’s wife, and of course, the children…

That is what upset me the most. The children. Kids have been killed by cops before, but because Tamir Rice made the news I will use him as an example and ask, why is no one outraged that a mother has lost her baby? Why are people not outraged when the cops kill or severely beat an innocent, unarmed person? How can so many people in society see even  just one or two of these cases and then turn away, saying that the police “must have had a reason”, as if they are saints from heaven above?!

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made it clear that he wants all police brutality protestors to stop mourning and to stop their freedom to express their pain, disgust and outrage over the killing of innocents by police until the dead cops funerals are finished. This is a slap to the face and I hope not one soul listens. #NYPDLIVESMATTER but no more than #BLACKLIVESMATTER or #HUMANLIVESMATTER –

During his public speech to give condolences to the families of the slain cops he said the following, which only fuels the fire and passion in me to fight for what is just and right. He said: Continue reading Outrage Over: Innocent People Being Killed by Cops orTwo Cops Shot in Brooklyn…

Key Witnesses Lied Under Oath in Ferguson Case- Shocking!

ferguson MO police michael brown protest swatKey witnesses in Michael Brown’s case lied under oath, it’s been ‘revealed’… While this is nothing new and nothing surprising, I feel it’s important to make note of for those who have trouble understanding…

Just as important, please remember; this isn’t just one case. When I was doing police brutality work, one of my responsibilities was to locate lawyers for victims. In a couple of states and locations the lawyers straight up told me they were afraid to go up against the local police and advised I searched neighboring city and/or state lawyers. 

That should be a huge red flag on its own. Articles and links follow:

A star witness in the grand jury case involving former Ferguson, Mo police officer Darren Wilson has been revealed to be a racist suffering from mental illness with a criminal past. Sandra McElroy known as “Witness 40″ has been a crucial part of Wilson’s claims surrounding the altercation between himself and Michael Brown. McElroy’s accounts of the events on Aug. 9, closely mirrored the ex-cop who shot and killed an unarmed Brown. The Smoking Gun is reporting McElroy’s story became very suspicious, due to Continue reading Key Witnesses Lied Under Oath in Ferguson Case- Shocking!

And Now, The Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice, Not at Fault …

Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams, has stated Tamir Rice is NOT at fault for his own death…but neither is his murderer. Twelve year old Tamir Rice murdered in less than 2.5 seconds, and though he was doing no wrong, he was no choice to do anything thanks to “Officer” Timothy Loehman… But, Loehman is “not at fault” for Tamir’s death, either… Blue shield. Racism. Turn the other cheek. SICKENING!

Seriously? And there is peace in the street? Timothy Loehman forcefully jumped out of the speeding car and in less in 1….2……..seconds made the choice to shoot and kill a child. And for killing the child, he is not to blame… I’ve tried to calm down. But no…

I’ve sat here until I’ve literally bitten my lip bloody. I am shaking as I type this. Why? Why am I so upset this time? I’ve been doing this over a decade… (maybe that is a huge contributing factor as to why…)

I’ve been through this before, pretty much every single case from beatings to killings, from 6 years of age to 80 years of age; the cop(s) walk away with a paid vacation and the family walks away with a broken heart and a piece of their heart, their family missing.

I’ve been through this before; the video, the death, the verdict, the vacation with pay, the awards given, even, the broken look of Donovan Jackson, the heartbreak of mothers and sons… It always breaks my heart; but Tamir Rice stole a special part of my heart somehow.

I watched him, I watched his childlike innocence as he played with snow, ice and a BB gun. As he paced around innocently, as children do. As he sat down, seemingly bored. I wondered, what is he thinking? I wished I could just pause the video, warn him, RUN, GET AWAY!!!

But then, that would have just made him more of a ‘thug’, wouldn’t it Fox News and White America? Oh how ignorant you are.

The Police Chief said,
“If you knew what that officer knew at the time and if you were placed in that situation, people would say that Tamir was doing what a 12 year old child does in the park playing and he was. But the officer was doing his job in responding to a call for service and there were things that the officer didn’t know at the time.

Taking all that into consideration, yes, I would say it’s not the fault of the officer at this time and it’s not the fault of Tamir.”

So Tamir was just an innocent by-product of police lack of intelligence? And when an officer is misinformed or unaware of something, he is to kill on sight; within two seconds even? When that “suspect” is a timid young child, looking younger than 12 to me, not even pointing the BB gun at anyone much less the cop, you mean to tell me it is standard procedure to shoot and to shoot with the intent to kill?

The person who called out of concern regarding the BB gun made note that the gun was probably a toy. To be honest, I don’t care if the kid was sporting a gun that looked like an AK47, he should have been able to put the gun down.

“Officer” Timothy Loehamn, killed a 12 year old child and is getting away with it thanks to the blue shield. The badge to kill. There is no justification, nothing in this universe that could have made killing a child -especially without so much as a warning to the child!– acceptable.

I have no more to say at the moment, I’ll have plenty more to say later. I honestly feel sick. America, I don’t give a damn if you are Black, Hispanic, white, purple; get off your asses and stop letting these punks kill children!

What if that was YOUR child!? How can you watch the video, how can you watch all 10+ minutes of it and NOT connect to this poor child? How can you not want to scream at him to run, to get out of there because some racist cop with a trigger happy finger is on the loose and the minute that car stops he is going to jump out and within 2.5 seconds or less shoot you for dead!!

How can you not be angry; how can you not get up out your seat right now and start a riot! A mass riot and boycott is what we need; Assata Shakur says it best:

“NOBODY IN THE WORLD, NOBODY IN HISTORY, HAS EVER GOTTEN THEIR FREEDOM BY APPEALING TO THE MORAL SENSE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE OPPRESSING THEM.” – ASSATA SHAKUR.

Is There Any Hope Left? -Regarding Police Brutality …

Whether this society is hopeless or not doesn’t matter. If this society is damned, then that doesn’t mean we must allow it to defeat the good within us, we shouldn’t bow down to sickness even if the sickness will never end. But it can end. And I know how. I know why I have hope.

No matter how evil, racist, sexist and hate filled this society is, I will be more so. Love conquers all, and I can and do love enough to hate (Slipknot reference, sorry). I refuse to let hope slide away. If there is no more hope for humanity, trying to save it may be pointless, but one thing each and every one of us can do, hopeless or not, is at least fight back against those who are doing inhumane things. Comfort those who need it; speak out for those who cannot or will not.

childAnother 12 year old child was murdered on video, Tamir Rice (I say another because he is not the first and I fear he will not be the last). I watched him, somehow I connected with him in a way I rarely do with anyone. I felt his innocence, I saw his humanity, his good soul; and I saw it stolen for no reason in under 2 seconds upon police arrival.

Then I see that the cop who blatantly killed Eric Garner in that choke hold (video available for this also) has been cleared… while the one who video-taped it was indicted. Why are we not rioting in the streets more? Is this what it means for society to lose all hope? To stop fighting? Because we are letting murder, blatant murder, go on and the murderers go unpunished. Why is society not revolting? Why are more people not outraged? Giving up hope on society is one thing; silencing yourself is another.

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Cleveland Police Killed a Precious 12 Year Old Black Male, Video Released…

childGrowing up in America (and I am sure other places in the world, as well) having a fake gun or a BB gun was pretty standard. Unless you’re not white. Racism is still so alive in America and that needs to be confronted.

Quick video I made on Tamir Rice right after the murder 

it’s not on my police brutality channel, but you can find that *HERE*. And to get to the relevant point in the video please skip over all the other stuff I talk about, please skip to 48 seconds in.

But I digress..
In the wake of the Ferguson decision, with thousands of people in many cities protesting together, unified, I thought maybe this is when change is going to come… Maybe this really is what I’ve been fighting for for over a decade now. At least, it’s the start.

Then I read about Tamir Rice being killed; and my heart sunk. What’s more, this isn’t the only police brutality case during this time of course. But his tragic death is a hard hitting reminder that we need to keep demanding justice and equality. If cops have issue with people who aren’t white, they shouldn’t be a cop. If they are jumpy, they shouldn’t be a cop. Thinking violence and gun shots are the answer, especially to a child who is anything but threatening, is another big indication the police force should be the last place they belong.

Tonight I watched the recently released video footage. This is nothing new, I am sorry to say I have grown accustomed to watching these videos, however, something was different this time and it’s sort of startled me. But I think I’ve figured out what it is… Why I feel so connected with him.
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Michael Brown’s Murderer Walks, Who is Next? This is Not Uncommon…

I wrote a quick thought on twitter before coming here to write, but I think it sums up the point of this post… My tweet was nothing mind blowing, just straight to the sad, horrible truth. And I said:

It is heartbreaking that yet another unarmed, young Black male, Michael Brown, an innocent teen with a promising future, was murdered by a police officer who not only has his life but his freedom as well.

Darren Wilson, a sick psychopath in my books, claimed Michael Brown as having a “crazy intent” to kill him. The problem arises here; Michael had no such goal. The media has hyped up any American it can on these lies, though. Watching Fox News they fuel the fire, making this innocent, unarmed teen into an evil wanna be murderer. The part that hurts the most is that so many Americans are dumb enough to believe this and other lies the For-Profit, government run media shares. Never do they do independent research. It’s all about what the good ol’ TV says.

The cop, as always, walked away; no punishment despite the witnesses and evidence. “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting.” … Michael Brown’s last words. How haunting… May his soul find peace on his next journey.

As tragic as this is, while this case has been going on, other teens and adults have been harassed and/or murdered by police. This is nothing new, and it will be nothing old if we don’t demand change.

Let’s take a quick look back…
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