Violent Hate Crimes Go Unreported Because Most People Don’t Have Faith in the Police, New Study

I found this interesting so….
Thursday, the Justice Department Bureau of Justice Statistics reported 2 of 3 hate crimes in America go unreported to police, and it is continuing to drop. The drop in victims not reporting these violent attacks to their local or state police is a reason I understand and one which shouldn’t shock anyone: they believe the cops either can’t help, or will not help.

Given how the police behave, I must say I feel the same. Before I go on, I think I will give a couple of links out to just a few stories which support the reasons why so many of us do not trust police.

The book I highly recommend is Not Guilty. It consists of essays by 12 Black American men telling their story about how non-whites and the poor are treated in America. One of the writers I believe either is or was a police officer. In his essay, he tells a tragic story regarding how the police “responded” to a dispute in a poor and non-white neighborhood. It is an incident which paints a picture of how cops respond to violence across American projects and ghettos.

If you want evidence via an article, these links will take you to articles of people who have spoken out against the behavior of former colleagues. For these, click HERE or this articlemore evidence to the legitimate claim that there is no reason I see that would suggest reporting a hate crime to most police departments in America would result in anything positive.

Sadly, they aren’t the only ones who have told stories such as these.

Reporting a hate crime to those who commit hate crimes themselves doesn’t seem like an idea for success, in my opinion.  And apparently plenty of others feel the same way. If the people don’t trust the police, that should speak VOLUMES and it also should be a reminder to all of us to drop our differences and unite together against police misconduct, hate crimes, and police brutality. Just to name a few issues. Below are the statistics and other interesting information.
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PA Police Department “Under Investigation” After Two Unrelated Beatings, One Caught on Camera

Attorney Devon Jacob has has filed federal lawsuits against the Springettsbury Police Department after officers beat two people in unrelated events. He is also sharing the video evidence with the world.

You can clearly see via the cop’s dash cam Springettsbury Township Police Officers beating Debra Williams.

“She was handcuffed and shackled, tasered in the calf and punched, slapped and had her throat grabbed. She was thrown in back of the police car. It’s as clear as day on video.”

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My Rant on Soda Related Deaths, Alcohol & The History of Marijuana/Hemp – & the Many Reasons It Should Be Legal.

I should be studying but I can’t help but have to post this really fast… I just saw a tweet pop up with an article discussing death related to drinking “sugary beverages” such as soda… And it made me think of weed, of course! First I would like to make note, I do not do drugs, but I am a firm believer in fighting for people who DO and giving them whatever it is they are lacking, or doing the best we can as a society, to help ensure people don’t have to turn to drugs to ease their pain. I know there are other reasons people use drugs, and I know there are always going to be users.

However, I believe the majority want better, just as I don’t believe dealers really enjoy their “job” and also need help. But I digress!

Point is, I don’t view weed as a drug and though I love soda, it upsets me that it can be legal, while weed, a multipurpose, good for all plant, can’t! Yes, there is a connection or a point somewhere coming up.

Let’s go back a bit. According to Harvard researchers, 25,000 people died from “sugary beverage drinking” in America back in 2010. Worldwide, it was 180,000 in 2010. An actual quote from the article states:

“The data presents new evidence on the public health hazard triggered by artificial drinks.”

And while I believe these “sugary beverages” killing people could also have to do with not only sugar, but I believe it probably also has something to do with the aspartame, aseselfam and artificial crap they pour in them as well. So it’s not solely the sugars fault, though researchers have linked to the drinks to being (and I quote) “directly responsible” for 133,000 diabetic deaths. Whether or not they had diabetes prior, I am not sure. In addition, “sugary drinks” were also found to have been”directly responsible” in the deaths of 44,000 people with cardiovascular disease, as well as 6,000 people who passed away with cancer.

Gallup has reported nearly half Americans (around 48%) drink at least one glass of soda a day, with an average amount being 2.6 glasses. (Um, how in the world do they get information regarding how often we drink and what it is we are pulling out of the fridge!? There’s something else for you to look into. It’s not a joke.) Due to the amount of daily intake as well as the high mortality rate from the “directly responsible” drinks, researchers at Harvard have now labeled drinking “sugary beverages” as a public health hazard.

“We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to obesity, and that a large number of deaths are caused by obesity-related diseases. But until now, nobody had really put these pieces together,” Singh said while presenting the results of the study at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

In my home city of New York, Bloomberg has been trying to implement an intrusive city-wide ban any artificial drink in a container over 16 ounces. Here I would just like to say, if a person is over weight and wants to drink a soda or eat a cheeseburger, they should do just that. It shouldn’t matter if you drink soda or not to share this belief. It should scare everyone when the government begins to regulate the amount of food or drink we can have. It should scare us all because though food or drink bans may not impact you, but it is the start of more bans to come which WILL impact you. We should -and are- all be in this together. But back to my rant (I am almost done with the sugary drink department). Finally, researchers conclude with the following:
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Not Going To Let The Government Break My Spirit (bit personal..again.)

This morning I found out some very disheartening, disappointing, sad and a bit scary news regarding “a” domestic violence case. Though deep down this verdict was expected, I didn’t anticipate it being THIS dismissed. They didn’t read my statement or ask questions. The judge simply came in, said he had the authority to over rule the DA and was doing so.

The DA had suggested probation, fine and anger managment (that last part is funny to me- abusers don’t change). The judge dismissed punishment because of his age, not taking into consideration or not CARING that he is the same age as the woman he has been severely and sickeningly been abusing for over 40 years. His other reason was because he “hadn’t been in trouble before”….

There is a reason he had never been “in trouble” before and that is because he used to be a “high” ranking and respected member of law enforcement. Anytime there was suspicions and police were ordered to speak to the abused, he always managed to remove the investigation request, so no one every came to speak.

Now he is older and retired but he is also more sick of an abuser now than he has been in about 20 years. No one was ever brave enough to call the police and make a statement. Though I am not a police fan due to their tendency to be killers and abusers themselves, I knew this had to be documented so I am the one who called the police and filed the statement which landed him in jail and court, yes, for the first time.

Had the judge asked, he would have known he had never been in trouble because no one was willing to go against him in the years past. So the verdict is, guilty, as he had already plead guilty

The judge gave him a fine and that’s it. Another day of punishing no real crime.

I had expected he wouldnt get all the DA had proposed but nothing other than a small fine, is devastating, but consistent with American law. I will say one more thing and then move on. This ruling cuts deep to me & of course her. It is, as said, another reminder of our failure of a legal system; one which does not care for anyone but men; white, mid to upper class men. Or “one of their own” aka the “law enforcement”… This was something very personal to me, more than I will say, and it has now fallen apart in seconds, and has hit home so hard.

HOWEVER!

As much as I would like to go to sleep and hide, I won’t. It isn’t even an option. For through this insane, unjust ruling, I have been reminded (again, not that I needed to be reminded) that the American legal system is unjust, biased, prejudice and we all need to be raising hell and not resting until positive change occurs.

Here in America, they give harsher time and puinshment to the undeserving i.e., drug “offenders”, computer activists while letting true criminals (i.e., pedophiles, abusers, killers, rapists) walk away too often with a slap on the wrist in comparison; if they even do that.

I am sure most if not all countries are the same when it comes to punishment for domestic abuse & violence.

So in posts to come I will be researching where other countries stand regarding spousal abuse, but first I am going to focus on America. I am also going to get a better layout soon, so different topics will be easier to find.

And with that I end by saying… My fight against domestic violence/abuse has always been “on”- but now it is a priority- I’m fed up up with how women are treated be it not helping save women’s lives or trying to take our rights away, such as abortion. Or politicians saying we ask for rape or because we are women, that’s “what we are here for.”

Just as I fight against racism and police brutality, I now have an equally sized flame of rage for the mistreatment of women, the lack of respect and care from the government & society alike. I am off to study laws and psychological profiles of abusers. I think I may even make a new page solely for this research and resources for abused women. Either way, I am using the injustice given out today to motivate me and fuel my anger, nothing will stop me from fighting for what I believe in, and nothing will stop me from fighting those who threaten any of us. Long ago I dedicated my life to the struggle because Tupac helped me see the truth. And to this day, I will honor that promise I made but with more passion and more dedication than ever before.

The government is hurting us. Put race, gender, sexual preferences, religion, etc aside and get along to demand justice that is rightfully ours. Unite against the real enemies! Stop hating one another and wasting time… There are too many real and threatening laws and issues to waste time. That doesn’t mean give up your passion; I simply wish everyone of every background would take a few moments out of their life to do their part. Educate themselves and then others. We have to stop accepting these unjust laws, racism, sexism, police brutality, the horrific war on drugs and prison system…. Stop accepting life how it is and start working to try and make it better; how it should be.

Whatever it is, just do your part… We all have one.

Medical Choices Shouldn’t Hold Criminal Title or Threat

Had to repost…. So saddening that people actually hate people who believe we should have choices, and people who make use those options, so much they go to the extent of calling false names, lying and verbally abusing us while also trying to take our right to health care away.

This article is written by a doctor concerned about women in North Dakota.

Don’t criminalize medical decisions by Dr. Kristen Cain

The North Dakota Legislature is advancing extreme legislation that would give a fertilized egg the same legal rights and protections as you and I have within the North Dakota criminal code.

This “personhood bill’ – Senate Bill 2303 — is now being considered in the House. This would mean that in vitro fertilization providers face criminal prosecution, with imprisonment and loss of medical license, if an embryo is lost or discarded. Abortion providers would also be guilty of homicide.

As an infertility doctor in North Dakota who cares for women in the earliest stages of pregnancy and cares for their pre-pregnancy embryos, I am gravely concerned about this bill.
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NYPD Humilate and Terrify Teenagers Walking Home From Bus Stop

I wish I had the time to write this one because there are a lot of things I would like to mention. I may do an edit later today but for now I must just do a quick repost from the Huffington Post by COLLEEN LONG… Just as with women’s rights, we need to be devoted and fighting for a better life and future, fighting for our basic rights regarding everything from abortion to enraging police brutality which kills, mangles and damages people daily in America. Racism is very much still alive in America, it just goes by a new name.

Post Follows.

NEW YORK — Devin Almonor, the teenage son of a former police officer, said he was thrown against an unmarked car and temporarily handcuffed walking home from a bus stop. Medical student David Floyd was frisked by officers outside of his apartment as he helped a neighbor locked out of his home.

For both, the experience was humiliating and frightening. They also say it was illegal, because they believe they were stopped because of their race. Both are black.

“I am not a criminal. I did not commit any criminal acts,” said Floyd, who testified along with Almonor at the opening of a federal trial.

Testimony continued Tuesday in the case that challenges the constitutionality of some encounters under the controversial law enforcement tactic of stopping, questioning and frisking New Yorkers on the street.
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My Hardest Choice: I Had an Abortion & Am Not Ashamed

(My story… May trigger- if you need to talk with someone about abortion…I’m not “trained” but please see info at end of this post.)
I am fed up with these anti-abortion bills. It is an attack on women and our rights. I am aware I’ll be getting hate mail and probably lose a lot of readers to this, but I don’t want readers who can’t understand and judge without being me on my blog, anyhow.

This is a very personal post so comments are strictly monitored; this is my first time telling my story and I am not giving details, I owe no one an explanation, but I will give enough to make my point. This is a summary of why I had a late term abortion in Texas, and why it saved my life. And my life may not mean anything, but this abortion gave me a chance to live while preventing a child from being brought into a situation no child should be in. I shudder to think of any woman being in my position if these horrible anti-abortion bills pass. I am not proud, but I am also NOT! ashamed. I had my abortion because me and the child deserved a better future that could not happen without an abortion.

please note: i say child because i do not know clinical terms and because this is my story, and how i felt. this does NOT mean i believe abortion is murder. this is my first time sharing this with public, so please excuse words incorrectly used or typos.

Click *more* to read my story, summed up.
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