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Find Your Local Rally for October 22nd, the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Happening TODAY

” This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd, WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK! ” – The October 22 Coalition

October 22 was been an important day for me for many, many years. It is the day of national police brutality protest. I’ve been taking part of this for at least a decade, missing a few years here and there yes but I never am away in spirit, usually always there in person, but sometimes sadly have had to miss. But I digress. I know protesting isn’t going to solve this issue.

However, I do think today is a day of duty to make sure everyone knows how angry we are, and that we are not going away. This protest has been going on since the late 1990s, and with more and more cities joining in, I hope everyone has a productive but also a safe day. Watch yourself and please know your rights for what they are worth. Protesting rights can be found here. [For what it is worth…Again, please be safe…]

Also tomorrow there is another important event going on in New York City. A court case over yet another murder by the police begins and as many people as possible are needed to support the family and cause. More information below, followed by a list of cities and your local events. First though, let’s take care of the two places I call home, but I’m gonna do it in reverse order, Newark first..

Newark, NJ, being one of those cities, as the poster below suggests. Today, October 22, at 3 pm in Newark, NJ, newark nj

“WE STAND UNITED IN DEFENSE OF OUR NEW CIVILIAN REVIEW BD AND WILL RALLY @ THE LINCOLN MONUMENT @ 3PM ” < Newark, NJ

And NEW YORK! STARTS AT 12pm TODAY!

As for my FIRST home, NYC, today at noon the rally begins at the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

The page also included the following so I might as well: Take the 2/3 to Clark Street or Borough Hall, 4/5 to Borough Hall, A/C/F to Jay Street-Metrotech, R to Court Street.
March to Barclays Center for second rally follow. [Event Page HERE.]

And before the list of the rest of the cities, please note there is an important event is happening tomorrow, the 23rd. Please show up and show our numbers are not going down… We need the community now to unite more than ever…

“…in an upcoming court case against NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who murdered Delrawn Small on July 4th of last year. The trail will start on 10/23 and is expected to last for 2-3 weeks. For morning attendance, arrive before 9 am to get through security/lines. Afternoon sessions begin after lunch around 2pm. Each day will probably recess sometime between 4-5pm.

Location: Brooklyn Supreme Court, 320 Jay Street, 2nd floorCeremonial Courtroom” Each day will probably recess sometime between 4-5pm.Txt (646) 302-8959 for any question you may have.

All Trains to Brooklyn Borough Hall “

You can access tomorrows event information by clicking here, which will take you to, like most of these event pages will take you to, the related Facebook group page, opening in a new tab.

I truly, truly hope we over flood the courts. I’m curious, how many of you can recall Delrawn Small’s killing? Especially those outside New York… Okay so later today I’ll either be putting up a post in Delrawn’s memory, or making a video; one of the two… After seeing how few people remember or know of this, it reminds me back when I was working in 2004…no one knew. And the few that did…

Anyway… For the rest of America, here ya go. If your city isn’t below, click here for the October 22 website and see what’s up; if nothing is going on, consider starting your own…Speak out, we need VOICES. We need action, honestly, but that’s another story…

>>> CALIFORNIA <<<

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
3:30PM Gather at Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness at altar for some Fresno Stolen Lives, followed by a march stopping at the jail, the sheriff’s office, the Fresno Unified School District, and ending at Eaton Plaza (corner of N and Mariposa) for annual vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/117399395624119
~ October 22 Coalition-Fresno 559-250-2434 or 559-942-0708 (Irene) / IWAPGH@aol.com
~ Fresno Brown Berets – Autonomous Chapter https://www.facebook.com/Fresno-Brown-Berets-Autonomous-Cha…
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
12:00PM Gather at LA CAN 838 East 6th Street
2:00PM March to Mariachi Plaza with a stop in front of the Metropolitan Immigration Detention Center, with rally and performances to follow
Sunset vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/1898849893768880/
~ October 22 Coalition-Los Angeles October22.LA@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/October22ndCoalitionLA/
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Other contacts:
~ Justice for Michael Nida II nidasrydas@gmail.com / http://www.michaelnida.com/home.php / https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Michael-Nida-II/171901759570991
~ Revolution Club 323-331-1769 / revclub_la@yahoo.com / Social Media @revclub_la
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MERCED, CALIFORNIA
12:00PM Court House Square Park at W 21st Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/168699800377509
~ Autonomous Brown Berets de Merced https://www.facebook.com/MercedBrownBerets
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
7:00PM Rally at Florin & 65th Street
Email Sac@ANSWERcoalition.org to endorse
https://www.facebook.com/events/126137701376097
~ ANSWER Coalition https://www.facebook.com/AnswerCoalition/
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
1:00PM-3:00PM March from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6401 Skyline Drive, to the San Diego Police Dept Southeast Station
https://www.facebook.com/events/115361632550189
~ San Diego Coalition for Racial Justice and Activist San Diego 619-871-9354 / info@activistsandiego.org / http://www.activistsandiego.org / https://www.facebook.com/pg/ActivistSD
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5:00PM Set up and poster-making at City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex
5:30PM Know Your Rights and information distribution
6:00PM Opening Blessing by Grupo Danza Azteca Quetzalhuitzilin, Rally, Performances, and Candlight March to OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass
https://www.facebook.com/events/212940602471561
~ United Against Police Terror – San Diego uaptsd@gmail.com / http://uaptsd.org / https://twitter.com/UAPTSD / https://www.facebook.com/uaptsd
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
3:00PM For families directly impacted by police terrorism, monthly gathering at 5600 3rd Street in the Common Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/1735702040059785
~ Open Circle – Families United for Justice idriss.lives@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenCircleFamiliesUnitedForJustice
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Other contacts:
~ Stop Mass Incarceration Network Bay Area 510-984-3648 / stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com
~ Clarion Alley Mural Project https://www.facebook.com/ClarionAlleyMuralProject.org
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SANTA CLARA, CA
8:00PM Prayer Vigil for National Stop Police Brutality Day at Mission Church Plaza at Santa Clara University
https://www.scu.edu/events/…
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11:00AM-1:30PM Protest at the entrance to the SF 49ers Levi’s Stadium at
5201 Great America Parkway before the 49ers (Colin Kaepernick’s former team) vs Cowboys game at Levi’s Stadium
https://www.facebook.com/events/364942163918577
~ Refuse Fascism Bay Area 510-253-5551 / norcal@refusefascism.org / https://www.facebook.com/RefuseFascismBayArea
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SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
5PM Remembering Andy & Honoring His Legacy at Andy’s Unity Park, 3399 Moorland Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/1792953674115996/
~ Justice for Andy Lopez 707-331-7389 (Ana Salgado) / https://www.facebook.com/andylopeznojusticenopeace
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>>> COLORADO <<<

DURANGO, COLORADO
6:30PM-7:30PM Rally/Vigil at Fort Lewis College Clock Tower, 1000 Rim Drive in solidarity with political prisoner Herman Bell
https://www.facebook.com/events/284575065359547
~ Durango Save the Kids http://www.savethekidsgroup.org / https://www.facebook.com/durangosavethekids
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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO
10:00AM Writing names of Stolen Lives on the plaza in front of the LSC at Colorado State University
https://www.facebook.com/events/287875555042771
~ Ethnic Studies in Action https://www.facebook.com/ethnicstudiesinaction
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>>> FLORIDA <<<

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
6:30PM Silent March from St. Augustine Old City Gates, down St. George Street, ending at the Plaza de la Constitution. SayTheirNames: Unity March Against the Repression of a Generation
https://www.facebook.com/events/121842015193096
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
3:00PM at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 South Monroe Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/863928963775280
~ Tallahassee SDS https://www.facebook.com/tallysds/
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>>> GEORGIA <<<

ATLANTA, GA
National Stop Police Brutality Weekend (October 19-22)
https://www.facebook.com/events/177545596122657
On October 22:
3:00PM Rally at the CNN Center, 190 Marietta St NW
https://www.facebook.com/events/1929495543980711/
~ https://www.facebook.com/NationalStopPoliceBrutalityWeekend
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>>> ILLINOIS <<<

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
10:30AM Take a Knee – meet at the northeast corner of Michigan & Roosevelt at Grant Park for action in front of Soldier Field
https://www.facebook.com/events/139553756681479
~ October 22 Coalition-Chicago https://www.facebook.com/October22Chicago and Revolution Club Chicago https://www.facebook.com/revclubchi
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~ Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago https://www.facebook.com/SMINChicago
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>>> MINNESOTA <<<

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Saturday, October 21
*NOTE NEW LOCATION* 5:30PM-7:30PM Remembering Minnesota Stolen Lives protest 4200 Cedar Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/152191358712703
~ Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) 612-874-7867 / http://www.cuapb.org / https://www.facebook.com/cuapb.org

Sunday, October 22
5:30PM – 7:30PM Community Dinner at 4200 Cedar Ave S
Ramona Africa Speaks on Police Brutality
https://www.facebook.com/events/741579972710323
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TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA
11:00AM Take a Knee at US Bank Stadium (in front of Chicago Avenue)
https://www.facebook.com/events/872655839577989
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>>> MISSOURI <<<

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
3:00PM Rally and workshops at City Hall, 1200 Market Street, on Tucker side
https://www.facebook.com/events/352083671883384
~ Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression 314-332-1COB / capcr_cob@hotmail.com / http://capcr-stl.org / https://www.facebook.com/pg/RealLocalControlAndEffectiveCivilianReview
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4:30PM Protest at St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept at 1915 Olive Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/120753261953323
~ Expect US https://www.facebook.com/FrontLineA1
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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
12:00PM Solidarity with St. Louis at Battlefield and Glenstone
https://www.facebook.com/events/484178605302171
~ Radical Activists in Demand https://www.facebook.com/RadicalActivistsInDemand
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>>> NEW JERSEY <<<

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
3:00PM March and Rally assemble at intersection of Springfield Avenue & West Market Street (by the Lincoln Monument)
https://www.facebook.com/poppicturesandvideos/photos/a.564231943645003.1073741894.297655323636001/1444181035650085/?type=3&theater
~ People’s Organization for Progress 973-801-0001 / info@njpop.org / https://www.facebook.com/poppicturesandvideos
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>>> NEW MEXICO <<<

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
1:00PM Gather at 4th Street and Marquette at Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, followed by march to rally at Federal Court House on Lomas and 4th Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/2031152737114275
~ Albuquerque Save the Kids https://www.facebook.com/AlbuquerqueSaveTheKids
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5:00PM Candlelight Vigil and moment of silence for Stolen Lives at 400 Roma Street
Organized by families of Stolen Lives – contact https://www.facebook.com/mary.jobe.92
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>>> NEW YORK <<<

BUFFALO, NEW YORK
4:00PM Screening of 13th at Raqs Solidarity – A Community Space, 322 Amherst Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/211150129424948
~ Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition https://buffaloantiracismcoalition.wordpress.com / https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloARC
~ Buffalo Save the Kids http://www.savethekidsgroup.org / https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloSTK
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK
12:00PM Rally at steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, followed by march to Barclay Center for second rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/121900851824869
Families of people killed by police should contact Juanita Young at 646-294-8344
~ October 22 Coalition-New York 866-235-7814 (toll-free voicemail and fax) / http://nyc.october22.org / https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-New-York/87429681537
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Other contacts:
~ Hoods 4 Justice https://www.facebook.com/Nyhoods4Justice/
~ Urban Art Beat http://urbanartbeat.org / https://www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatinc/
~ BlackMatters blackmattersus@gmail.com / https://blackmattersus.com// https://www.facebook.com/blackmattersus.mvmnt/
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>>> NORTH CAROLINA <<<

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
~ https://www.facebook.com/GsO22-157996174964/
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>>> OHIO <<<

CLEVELAND, OHIO
~ October 22 Coalition-Cleveland ClevelandO22@aol.com
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COLUMBUS, OHIO
Friday, October 20
7:30PM-10:30PM Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus Art Against Police Brutality, 485 E Livingston Avenue
To donate or sell art contact Kris Keilhorn at iamlittlegoattt@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1915297872061715
~ Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus blackqueercolumbus@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/blackqueercolumbus
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>>> OKLAHOMA <<<

TULSA, OKLAHOMA
3:00PM Protest at Tulsa County Courthouse at 500 S Denver Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/151818382093181
~ Aware Tulsa https://www.facebook.com/awaretulsa / http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/
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>>> OREGON <<<

PORTLAND, OREGON
~ Don’t Shoot Portland https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDX
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>>> PENNSYLVANIA<<<

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
October 21-24: Disrupt IACP
https://noiacp.blackblogs.org/ and https://noiacp.blackblogs.org/…/october-21st-march-aboliti…/
Saturday, October 21st
10:00AM Gather to march from Thomas Paine Plaza
https://www.facebook.com/events/1538669419573848/
Sunday, October 22nd
12:00PM-2PM Teach-in outside Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/1756634317970858/
~ Philly Anarchist Black Cross phillyabc@riseup.net / https://www.facebook.com/Philly-ABC-114909635873633 / https://phillyabc.wordpress.com/
~ Philly for REAL Justice 267-544-7671 / phillyforrealjustice@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/PhillyforREALjustice / http://phillyrealjustice.tumblr.com/
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>>> SOUTH CAROLINA <<<

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
2:00PM-4:00PM Greenville Malcolm X Center-WMXP/95.5FM Upstate Black Lives Matter – come tell your story
~ October 22 Upstate, SC Coalition to Stop Police Brutality 864-901-8627 / october22upstatesc@gmail.com or enjericho@gmail.com
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>>> TEXAS <<<

HOUSTON, TEXAS
2:00PM Rally at Guadalupe Plaza Park at 2311 Runnels Street, march to follow
https://www.facebook.com/events/463650544022086
~ Brown Berets de TejAztlan Houston brownberetstejaztlan@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/BrownBeretsDeHouston/
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2:00PM Rally and mock funeral at Texas Southern University, starting at TSU Library, across from Cuney Homes, followed by march to where Alva Braziel was murdered
Call to get involved: 832-385-9212 or 713-505-8280
https://www.facebook.com/events/134706030506607
~ Justice for Alva https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Alva-641108196079959/ and Move Against Tyranny, Corruption and Hate
challengeandendcorruption@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/pg/moveagainsttyrannycorrutionandhate
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Other Contact:
~ October 22 Coalition-Houston stopmassincarcerationhtown@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/o22houston
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>>> UTAH <<<

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
6:00PM Panel Discussion: “Beyond the Footage: Understanding Police Violence” at the Beehive Social Club, 666 S. State Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/178503852722566
~ Utah Against Police Brutality https://www.facebook.com/UtahAgainstPoliceBrutality
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
~ https://www.facebook.com/O22Seattle/
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON
2:00PM Moving viewing, story-telling and discussion at Tacoma Community College in Building 17
https://www.facebook.com/events/1466773936734392
~ The People’s Assembly thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesAssembly253/

URGENT-Beaten into Coma By Cops, 47yr Black Man, Kevin Higgenbotham, Murdered, Dying at Hospital

“He did everything he could do for anybody,” Shanae Higgenbotham said. “I don’t even know how I’m going to move on.”

Shanae said her dad taught her to be a great person and to always believe in God.

“Everybody loved him,” she said, noting he was known for dressing well and riding his motorcycles. “I still can’t believe this happened to him. I don’t understand why it happened. It shouldn’t have happened.”

And let me finish that off with a comment by his mother,

Higgenbotham’s mother, Adrea Higgenbotham, said her son was a loving person who was very active.

She feels there is lying surrounding the circumstances of her son’s arrest.

“The police are not telling the truth about nothing,” the mother said. “Everything will come to a head if God has his way.”

Just to get things straight, I do not believe for a second that the cops are telling the truth but IF they were, they are supposed to be able to handle people having a mental illness episode; there is no shame in having a mental illness, other than it can get you killed if you are Black! THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR MY RAGE!!!!

And did I mention the medical examiner is Dr. Michael Baden, not only a TV SHOW HOST (HBO-Autopsy), but he is also the former NYC chief medical examiner whom conducted Michael Brown’s autopsy. HMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am 100% certain the cops are not only lying but the police medical examiner-see below- for what POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE or PERSON BEING PAID OFF BY THEM will ever step out against them, unless they suddenly developed a heart?!?!

My head is throbbing! It’s amazing, no matter how many times it happens, how many times I see it, it is still just as horrifically disgusting and outrageous as the first time when you see the desperate, innocent yet painful….look on his face. There are no words to describe it, this needs to be blown out of the water; I’m going to start reading quotes on my YouTube channel from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison in hopes to inspire people to use this sadness, this rage, this hate for those doing this and those letting those murderers get away; use all those feelings and let’s take it all back and change it up!

The cops continue to lie; do so few people have conscious that they can do shit like this and then lie about it to top it all off? How do you live with yourselves?! Oh My GOD! This is nothing new, but every time it brings up the same hatred and makes me want to remind everyone reading I’m down soon as it’s on.

I’m going to copy the article over, please spread the word. I am sickened and have some work to do regarding this and other. May this man please, please be blessed as he deserved to be in his next life… He will not be forgotten.

Article Starts Here

TRENTON >> A city resident who called police for help and subsequently was allegedly put into a coma by trenton nj cops beat black man to deathresponding officers has died.

Kevin Higgenbotham, 47, died last Sunday following the incident on June 15, where he initially called 9-1-1 to report a trespasser at his home on the 200 block of Bellevue Avenue.

Forty minutes later, Higgenbotham was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where went into cardiac arrest. The medical emergency left him in a coma that the-then 46-year-old never recovered from.

His attorney, Stanley King, of Woodbury-based King & King, has consistently alleged that police repeatedly beat Higgenbotham with batons and pepper strayed him, causing the resident to remain in his incapacitated state before his death.

“The force that the officers on the scene used was excessive and at a minimum was a contributing factor to his death, and we believe it may have well been the primary contributing factor,” King said Friday, noting his client’s condition continued to worsen after the June incident. “Obviously, it is a brain-related injury. He could never improve and his condition continually worsened for the last nine months.”

Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. immediately contacted the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and city police’s internal affairs unit following the incident to be “transparent,” Lt. Stephen Varn said two days after the situation.

Varn said Friday that an investigation is being conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. He forwarded any further comments to the prosecutor’s office.

A spokeswoman with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday in a statement that the agency is “concluding the investigation.”

“An autopsy was conducted this week,” spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio said in an email. “The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation. The medical examiner did not observe any skull fractures or other signs that indicate any physical abuse by the police or the hospital.”

According to the police’s account of the events that transpired, officers claim Higgenbotham was under the influence of drugs and that he assaulted his family member when they arrived that morning. Higgenbotham was placed in a paddy wagon with his hands cuffed behind his back. Police said when Higgenbotham was in the vehicle, he became combative and started kicking the windows. The authorities claim when Higgenbotham was restrained, he went into cardiac arrest at the hospital.

Adding to the intrigue of the case, King retained a prominent medical examiner, who performed an autopsy on Higgenbotham on Friday for the family.

The medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, is the host of HBO’s “Autopsy.” The former New York City chief medical examiner also conducted an autopsy for Michael Brown, the teenager shot to death by an officer in Ferguson, Mo. that led to widespread riots and national headlines on excessive police force.

Baden, who also touts a resume on his website of working investigations for O.J. Simpson, Jayson Williams, Kobe Bryant and Robert Blake, did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

“He will be giving us his findings shortly,” King said of Baden’s autopsy of Higgenbotham.

King said prosecutors have not released any information either to him or Higgenbotham’s family.

“Their investigation should be a lot different from their initial narrative that was reported in the paper,” he said. “I’m sure the investigation should speak to the level of force that their officers used and hopefully there will be an agreement that the level of force was excessive and unnecessary.”

King previously explained that Higgenbotham suffered from bipolar disorder and was experiencing an episode the morning he called police. The attorney said the trespasser Higgenbotham reported to police was his cousin, who lived with the family at the Bellevue Avenue home.

King believes no actions have been taken against the responding officers.

“If in fact they would have, we would have heard,” King said. “At this point, I don’t think anything has been done to any of the officers involved to the best of my knowledge.”

Higgenbotham, however, was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief, improper behavior and resisting arrest.

King has filed a intent to sue, but has yet to officially fine a civil complaint.

“Everyone can see what’s inevitable in light of his death,” the attorney said, declining to comment if he will file a lawsuit.

Higgenbotham, a lifelong resident and Trenton Central High School graduate, was described Friday by his daughter as an “overall awesome person” and a “great father.”

“He did everything he could do for anybody,” Shanae Higgenbotham said. “I don’t even know how I’m going to move on.”

Shanae said her dad taught her to be a great person and to always believe in God.

“Everybody loved him,” she said, noting he was known for dressing well and riding his motorcycles. “I still can’t believe this happened to him. I don’t understand why it happened. It shouldn’t have happened.”

Higgenbotham’s mother, Adrea Higgenbotham, said her son was a loving person who was very active.

She feels there is lying surrounding the circumstances of her son’s arrest.

“The police are not telling the truth about nothing,” the mother said. “Everything will come to a head if God has his way.”

Article Found Here

February 23rd Nationwide Protests to Protect Individual Privacy From FBI and Government

We’re NOT protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.- Below

The government is searching for an easy way to access and monitor all of us with iPhones. I’ve always been an Apple supporter; now more than ever for not simply selling us out and making a new OS with a backdoor for the FBI. They at least are resisting.

The AP states:

“Apple is fighting the court order issued in the case, arguing that the special software sought by the FBI could be used to break into millions of other iPhones. The FBI contends Apple is exaggerating the security risks of complying with the court order in a marketing ploy aimed at selling more iPhones.

Fight for the Future believes Apple’s concerns are warranted and is hoping the protests will persuade the Obama administration to take a stand against the way the FBI is trying to break into Farook’s iPhone, said Evan Greer, the group’s campaign director.”

 

Of course the Government thus far is supporting the FBI’s attack on the people and Apple. And the abusive, brutal and cruel NYPD has said the encryption Apple uses is, “A Gift From God to Criminals”….

That all by itself should be a huge red flag to all of us. Our privacy is at risk of being further invaded and violated. Join me and Apple at protesting the government! (See Links Below)

And from another article:

This is a huge.

“This is really dangerous. The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to build a software “backdoor” to help them hack into an iPhone. They’ve been wanting to do this for years, but now they’re exploiting the tragedy in San Bernardino, CA to push their agenda to weaken the security of all of our phones to enable more government surveillance.

Our basic safety and security is at stake! On Tuesday, February 23rd we will gather at Apple stores nationwide with two simple messages: “Don’t Break Our Phones!” and “Secure Phones Save Lives!”

We’re not protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.

Scroll to the bottom of this event for a list of organized protests (coming soon), or simply show up at the most central Apple store in your town at 5:30pm. Check back soon for a simple tool that will allow you to turn your iPhone, tablet, or laptop into a protest sign you can bring to these events.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Breaking the security features of our iPhones won’t just hurt our privacy, it puts all of our safety at risk. Once a backdoor is built, it won’t just be used by governments or law enforcement. It will enable malicious hackers, foreign governments, terrorists, thieves and stalkers to use our data against us.

What the FBI is doing is dangerous, but it’s also illegal. Apple has a right to offer customers secure devices that protect our most sensitive information. According to the ACLU, forcing Apple to hack their own customers is unconstitutional and will undermine our privacy and safety without improving national security.

So far, Apple is vowing to fight this unlawful and reckless demand by the government, but we need to show them that they’re not standing alone. Join us at one of these important events to stand up for everyone’s safety.”

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NYPD undercover cop fires at suspect armed with fake gun, fatally shoots (Afro-American) bystander

I have no words to express the disgust that continues to grind my heart and soul, my stomach, my nerves, every time I see what the cops have done this time.

And to anyone who has the cruel and blind audacity to say the bystander just “happened to be a Black male” and this has nothing to do with “racial issues”…. If you seriously believe that, if you actually believe it was an accidental murder which they care so little about having committed (see the heartbreaking photo), you are far too blind and insensitive to even consider discussing such a tragic, haunting and clearly racist problem of police brutality and racism.

With all my heart I agree with the heartbreaking yet sadly truthful words the original blogger wrote…..

There is a man laying on the ground, DYING, in pain and alone. Alone as he dies, listening to the sounds of the cruel people around him discuss….whatever they ‘discussed’.

When I first saw a group of cops hog tie an overweight Black male with Narcolepsy outside of White Castle (he had a bout of Narcolepsy, when he woke he began acting ‘erratically’; if he actually did that is a very common response to people with the disorder) .

Long story short, the Black 40 year old male was hog tied as over a dozen cops arrived in the parking lot where I was watching and someone was recording their abuse.

He began to suffocate. He began to cry. He called out for his mother.

And when his innocent, beautiful soul left his body, a part of me died, too. I was 14. For a week I mourned the man I never met. I had seen people fatally shot before, it was tragic…but never before or after has my soul felt as though a part went with the person who died.
It was impossible to try and comfort the man; the cops had him surrounded. I cried with him, as did my friends. I hope somehow he felt our presence; our love, even if only a bit… I can only pray to the gods that he knew he wasn’t alone; that I tried to get past them….To no avail.

Sorry, I share this story because I too am seeing these images. I am tired of seeing so many Black men being killed or beaten regardless of age and everyone saying how horrible it is, then moving on to the next topic. Since 14 I have spent virtually every day fighting against absent hearted police and FOR their victims in numerous ways.
But, it’s obvious; more than obvious, that we need more than a couple of people who have a heart, soul, and deep, deep desire and passion to fix this; and punish the racists with a badge, the killers, the abusers, the liars and the law enforcement’s blue shield, which is covered in crimson red blood, needs to be shattered. Justice WILL prevail, but we can NOT give up.
May all those who have been stolen from this life, far before their time, due to this evil plague find joy and peace… And may every person fighting the murders, beatings and abuses this gang conducts, stay strong… Change IS possible…. It will come so long as we don’t give in.

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CNmxz5YWsAAZa1FA HUMAN; LYING ON THE STREET; PEOPLE DISCUSSING; NOBODY PRAYS FOR, NOBODY COMFORTS THAT DYING MAN ….

 IT IS A SHOCK FOR ME TO SEE THIS PICTURE!

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Woman Striving to Make NYC Hero, Maurice Osborne, Dreams a Reality; & You Can Help

Remember the man in the photo, Maurice Osbourne? He is the virtuous, honorable, gentleman, whom selflessly put his safety and life aside to protect a woman he didn’t know from being raped. Afterwards, when no one would assist him in escorting the sick pervert to the police, he did it by himself. He is studying to be a medical assistant, currently lives in a shelter in Brooklyn, and deserves so much love, respect and kindness given back to him. I say this as a female from NYC and as a survivor. Maurice Osbourne is a hero in my eyes. Below you’ll find his story, or you can find it in a previous post, located here.

Thankfully, another woman as thankful to this sweet, brave man as I am, wanted to do something nice for him. So she has started a GoFundMe page to help him get out of the shelter he is staying in and into his own place as well as pay his school debt and complete the rest of his education to be a Medical Assistant, Thus far $20,000 (give or take) has been raised. Every dollar counts, and if there is anyone more deserving of having something kind and heartfelt done for them, it is without a doubt Maurice Osborne. Click here to visit the GoFundMe page. Note: This woman did Maurice Osbourne NYC SUbway Heronot have any knowledge or contact with Maurice until after hearing about his heroic actions.

“In response to his brave act of heroism and on behalf of all women everywhere this fundraiser is to aid Mr. Osborne in paying for his school tuition and all expenses related. All proceeds raised through this page will go Mr. Osborne. Pay it forward and reward his good deed.
About the campaign:
I am a volunteer on behalf of a group of New York women who read Mr. Osborne’s story and wanted to personally thank him for his courageous actions. We are all locally based and wanted to show our appreciation for keeping our commutes safer. Continue reading Woman Striving to Make NYC Hero, Maurice Osborne, Dreams a Reality; & You Can Help

NYC or Online: Join Dr. Cornell West & Carl Dix For Talk on Ending Police Murders Thursday!

To any and everyone If you live or are in the NYC area on August 27th starting at 10:00am this is an event and opportunity you don’t wanna miss out on! Join Dr. Cornell West and Carl Dix in racist copsa much needed discussion regarding how to bring an end to the police terror, murder, beatings and harassment going on in the Black and brown communities. It’s long past time for this talk; if you’re able please join! (Address below)

” When your children ask you, what did you do when the police were killing black & brown people. What will you tell them? #riseupoctober ”

Though I live in NYC I’m outta state at the moment and upset because I have to miss it… However, if you are like me and can’t be there in person, whether you’re in LA or elsewhere, you can watch the livestream on the site below:

” Live from #Harlem: 8/27 Join  @CornelWest @Carl_Dix, @GbengaAkinnagbe, victims of police terror & more http://stopmassincarceration.net/ #riseupoctober

From here on I’m copying and pasting info, at the end you’ll find the link to the original website should you want to check out more suggested tweets, etc. As this goes on all of us that can’t make it are asked to join together and create a twitterstorm. See the link at the end of this page for more information and let’s get this started!

Let’s UNITE and stop this fatal war the police are giving, a war which the government is allowing. A war that’s leaving Black children afraid of the police (I know because I work with a group of kids that are TRAUMATIZED due to the fear that they may be next; and they are under 12!). A war that has killed, brutalized, stolen and abused the people for far too long.

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Carl and Cornel will be joined by the families of people killed by police, including Nicholas Heyward Jr., Tony Robinson, Justus Howell, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and other families. In addition, hear Rev. Willie Francois III, Jamal Joseph, Marsha Coleman-Abedayo, Noche Diaz, Rev. Stephen Phelps, Rev. Jerome McCorry, Gbenga Akinnagbe and other special guests.

Starting Wednesday at 10:00am est and going til Thursday leading into the event.

 
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Live & free at First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. @ 116th St., New York City
or Live streamed free at stopmassincarceration.net

The purpose of this twitterstorm is to get people all over NYC and around the country hearing the leaders of this movement, Carl Dix & Dr. Cornel West, speak on What We Must Do to STOP Police Terror & Murder.

Starting Wednesday at 10:00am est and going til Thursday leading into the event.
 
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Live & free at First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. @ 116th St., New York City
or Live streamed free at stopmassincarceration.net
 Here are some ideas for tweets…A Reminder…. Please do NOT simply retweet, instead you need to copy and paste so that it reaches many more people and helps the hashtag go viral  . =]
Directions for twitterstorm
Use these tweets or create your own using the #RiseUpOctober hashtag
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Thursday, 8/27 6:30 pm. @CornelWest & @carldix
#RiseUpOctober @ First Corinthian Baptist Church in #NYC or watch live http://www.stopmassincarceration.net
In #NYC! Come hear @CornelWest and @Carl_Dix on What we MUST DO to STOP POLICE TERROR!
Police continue to MURDER! Too many still sit on sidelines. Which side are you on? www.stopmassincarceration.net #riseupoctober
@hspirit13 had his son murdered by NYPD. Hear him speak and Tune into #RiseupOctober event on Thursday –> http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S
Sign the call from @CornelWest and @Carl_Dix for #RiseupOctober http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1170/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18140 and tune in on Thursday http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S
People have struggled, resisted, risen up against police terror  This must go on, go further and you must throw all in! http://bit.ly/1i0xr2S  – #RiseUpOctober
For more tweets, please visit this link.
Please Share and GET INVOLVED; IT’S PAST TIME WE UNITE AND FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY!

David Felix; Remember That Name…

April 25, 2015, the 24 year-old unarmed ‘Black’ man from Haiti; an activist and an aspiring fashion student living in NYC, was murdered by two veteran NYPD ‘detectives.’ It’s sickly ironic to me that they always seem to hit the good guys, maybe I’m just being paranoid; but anyone who is pro-community seems to be an even larger target. Is that just me?David Felix Murdered by NYPD
David was a very popular and welcomed face among the homeless and the runaway youth community here in New York City. Social and legal providers alike knew David Felix to be a man with a beautiful heart; the loving, giving first generation immigrant was welcomed into New York City with open arms because of his good nature, his pure spirit and beautiful heart.
He had a passion of caring for those who needed it the most; hurting a soul was the last thing I can imagine David Felix would have ever thought of. He is the kind of man this world needs more of; not just man, but soul. But the NYPD do not want to see that; especially from a Black male so you know what tragically happens next.