Police don’t just abuse their power against adults nor do they stop at teenagers. As 8 year old Jmyha Rickman found out while at her Elementary school in Alton, Ill.
Like many children, school records state she has a history of throwing tantrums in school. But instead of the teachers, the people who are supposed to be trained to deal with children, handling it and noticing she needs attention and help, they called the police in to deal with this child. I would like to note, I do not know where her parents are but I do know she has a guardian whom takes care of her, which suggests she probably has some emotional issues. Speaking from childhood experience, ‘throwing a tantrum’ at school was my way of asking for help as a child. She very well may be the same; but regardless…she is 8. Why would anyone need to call the police on an 8 year old little girl!? After the cops arrived at the school, Continue reading 8 Year Old Child Taken To Jail for a Tantrum; Failed By School and Police→
This month it is expected the city of Los Angeles will be asking the Supreme Court to review a decision made back in September of 2012 by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The ruling made by those in San Francisco protected the property and belongings of the homeless. With this in motion, it is much harder for city officials to remove and destroy “abandoned” (homeless persons’) property. The term “abandon” is very broad, and the removals random and destructive. If this decision is not kept in place, it is simply creating a very vast target area on the people, with a massive negative impact on the homeless. What little these people do have the government wants to remove because they deem it “trash” ? A health hazard to the public, they are now saying due to the recent TB outbreak. However, there is no evidence to suggest it was homeless belongings that sparked the outbreak. To quote the LA Times:Continue reading L.A. Wants The Right To Rid Homeless of Property→
A report titled “50,000: The Bloomberg Legacy of Record Homelessness,” has compiled and released a report I believe is very sickening, disturbing and sad regarding the homeless state in New York City. It also gives suggestions on how homelessness in the city can be reduced. In NYC alone more than 50,000 homeless people sleep in municipal shelters each night. This is a 61% increase since Bloomberg took office… And please keep in mind these are the homeless people who go into shelters, this number is higher because there are plenty of homeless who have no choice but to sleep on the streets, subways, etc. In addition, with Bloomberg still in mind, family homelessness has increased by a staggering 73% in NYC since he’s been in office. Homeless children have increased in these shelters by 22% since last year, with shelters now giving beds to 21,000 kids in the city. This is a problem across the whole of America, with NYC leading, as the following shows. Continue reading Homeless Crisis Across America- With NYC Sadly In The Lead→
Every police brutality case I read about makes my blood boil. There are never any words that can say how furious it makes me that not only the government allow this to go on, but that the people of America accept that it goes on at the rate in which it does. The brutality cases usually don’t make mainstream (for-profit) media, and many go unreported however! with research you see all over America we have a horrific problem with police corruption and abuse. I have seen and dealt with so many people who have been abused or worse by the police…people need to wake up and demand change. This is sickening, and it is just one case but it is not an uncommon case!
In Arkansas a teen, whom is being identified with the name “J.J” to protect his identity, was seen “approaching a much smaller woman” at night. A cop saw this and said he was concerned for her safety. (Later it was revealed the smaller woman was J.J.’s mother.) The cop approached J.J. and went to arrest him, which he resisted because the cop had no grounds to arrest him on. This officer even admitted later that J.J. was not acting suspiciously and that there was no threat of danger. Yet still, he was arrested for resisting arrest, which his lawyer states was a legitimate thing to do…given J.J. had done nothing to be arrested for. But it gets worse (and sadly, this is not uncommon).
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This is a short post but it is regarding something I feel very strongly about… Aaron Swartz was only 26 years old; a coder and activist, facing more prison time than most murderers or rapists face, due to the moronic, misled and abusive computer “crime” law in America. Please read the below and then follow the link, where you can sign your name and let the government know that we the people are not okay with these asinine laws. To learn more about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) simply click here and it will open a helpful website in a new tab. It is worth a read, as the text is so broad it basically makes most of us liable for prosecution.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is broken. Tell Congress to fix it.
No more criminal penalties for violating a website’s fine print
No criminal penalties for circumvention techniques that protect privacy and promote security
Make penalties proportionate to offenses
The tragic death of Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old coder and social activist, has shone a light on the sad truth about America’s misguided computer crime law. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has vague language that broadly criminalizes accessing a computer without “authorization,” but doesn’t explain what that actually means. It also contains heavy-handed penalties and shows no regard for whether an act was done to further the public good.
Take action by simply clicking here and entering your name. We must stand up against laws which punish those who work and fight for justice and good, and let pedophiles and true criminals out of prison. The system is broken, badly. Let them know that you know.
Please. Again, the link is HERE and it also will open in a new tab.
Back in 2011 when Julian Assange was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I was thrilled. Whether or not he won didn’t matter; the fact that he was recognized, I hope, let him see how valuable he is to society. We the people need the truth; the uncensored truth, and it takes a really strong soul and a very courageous person to do what is right…especially when it exposing the truth(s) puts their life in danger.
This article says it all. We are allowing children, elderly people and ourselves be violated….but not only that, we are allowing our CHILDREN to be violated. Check out the below article, and if you don’t feel rage, consider re-evaluating your life. All of this fear propaganda promotes stereotypical hate and violence, not to mention stupidity. And last but not least, it is violating our human rights, and CHILDREN! I would also like to note the percentage (stated in the below article) of children targeted being non-white. It is just another form of abuse to the people, it’s sickening at the very least ….Why is this not making everyone angry!?! I don’t believe things like this will ever stop, in the UK or US or anywhere until we refuse to accept this as our NORMAL. Article begins below.