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ACLU Filing Complaint Against Detroit Police Regarding Abuse of Homeless People

Apologies for the lack of posts lately… I am currently working on two big projects and a few side projects for this website and in the process of creating external resources….but more on that late…

Once more, a post regarding the homeless being treated less than they deserve… In sum, the homeless people of Detroit, MI, have suffered abuse at the hands of many; including cops. Detroit officers apparently have a sick habit of taking what money the homeless individual does have, or, a very tragic habit of forcing homeless people into vans, driving them away from the area which they were in, then dropping them off somewhere random. This too often tends to be in new, unfamiliar areas where they were abandon without assistance or help in the unfamiliar location.

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Aprox. 90 precent of Women in Prison as of 2008 are in for Killing Abusive Partner – While Abusers Get Little to No Time

“The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, to 15 years.

A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.”

“As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.”

Go here for more info and on what you can do.
~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

Omaha, NE Police Abusing Their Power and Two Young Men…Caught on Video.

Full of rage; that’s all I know to say I am. There are countless cases of police brutality DAILY… Here is just one.

This is one more reason I believe it is every citizen’s duty to keep their cell phone camera ready, especially when around cops. Filming cops is a duty, I believe….this is horrible… But sadly, even with this, the likelihood of the police being found at fault is slim. Look at the vast majority of previous cases if you disagree. I have put the video zoomed in, (it is a shorter version) below.  For the full length video, please scroll down. Also, let us not forget Octavius’ aunt, who also is abused when a cop flips her and her wheelchair over, leaving the chair on top of her.

All of this over a car and expired tags, and misdemeanors….And profiling.

ALSO no matter how many arrests or charges in the past a person has had, that does NOT justify abuse nor targeting, especially when they are misdemeanors! I can’t stand how the media tries to justify cops misconduct!

I have copy and pasted the original article (cited below)… They said it all perfectly except I don’t like that they don’t show more anger towards the situation. But anyhow; the police department can say they are going to get to the bottom of this and make sure they know what happened all they want; but until they do the right thing by finding these abusers guilty, it is just talk, like every other police department.

But maybe I am missing something. Maybe Omaha is special and will show the rest of America what to do with coppers like these disgusting excuses …

“To not feel safe, you can’t call the police because you’re worried about an assault from the police, but you know there will never be any consequences or repercussions.”  “

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer responded during a news conference Saturday afternoon to allegations officers used excessive force during two arrests Thursday that was videotaped and posted on YouTube. (see below)
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Refusing to Allow the Abuser the Ability to Steal My Voice!

This song is perfect for how I feel tonight, I do believe. I wrote this on my other site which is even more new than this site…so I thought I would repost it here… Just in case anyone thinks I am a blogger who only blogs when they want… I blog daily… But a big issue came up and I was focused on it… When suddenly, I realized the wounds here are very raw. But after writing it, I have made my mind up: the abuser will not take my voice or my writing away from me. So I do expect to have posts up tonight regarding domestic violence. For now, and for those interested, I’ll post a semi personal post up…and hope it sheds a bit of light as to why I struggled so. If you read, thank you!

I am passionate about many topics and regarding most of them I have been impacted in one way or another personally by the cause I support. I’ve seen horrible things done by police, I’ve seen how the system doesn’t care or work for the people, I’ve had a hard personal life… But I can still write on all topics with anger and passion… Except, apparently, one. That one is domestic abuse and violence. I have in the past written on these topics but I had removed myself from the home I had grown up in and though I was in an abusive relationship myself at the time, I could still write with furious passion about it. Now that I have moved back and am living next door to my parents, I have frozen up when it comes to writing about abuse. Why? Because the 40+ years of severe abuse she has lived, is still going, only stronger than ever…and I feel like a child again. A helpless child. I am trying to help her get out, but if I can’t help my own mother, how can I expect my writings to help anyone? Obviously, I am not doing something right. I’ve been trying for 20 some odd years now, since I was a little kid, to help my mom. She took me in when my birth parents bailed, many, many times…and not once did she have to. She did her best and she is my reason for breathing…but I am lacking money to help. I suppose writing about abuse makes the reality I am living in -yet again; just as I did all of my life-, hurt even more as I can write all day but it is not saving her.
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