Tag Archives: racism in america

Bettie Jones, Black Female, Opens Door & Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Her

Below is a petition regaring Bettie Jones, a Black woman, age 55, and Quintonio LeGrier , both murdered by ONE Chicago Police “accidently” when she opened her door.  Though caught on camera, despite us seeing Black men, women and children being slaughtered left and right (for hundreds of years), and despite the fact that even the Chicago Police Department admits they did indeed shoot her… BUT THEY SAY IT WAS ACCIDENTAL…

So accidental makes it acceptable? No, of course not! But that doesn’t stop them from somehow managing to give us the same results as we always get: the police were not wrong.

See more information on Bettie Jones below and please sign the petition and share… Thank you….

Bettie Jones Black Lives Matter

The morning after Christmas my wife’s aunt, Bettie Jones, was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. She was 55,  a mother of five with many grandkids, and in good spirits. She was active in her community and in church every Sunday. The Chicago Police Department admitted she was shot on accident as she answered her door.

We’ve seen nationwide the same repeating story. A police officer uses excessive deadly force with ample video evidence. Prosecutors send the case to grand jury instead of charging the officer. This grand jury process is postponed months or years to quell public outrage. Ultimately, a grand jury does not indict any officer of wrongdoing.

A grand jury “meets in secret, behind closed doors. Its proceedings are usually one-sided, and are very different from a trial. Unlike a public trial, the accused person is not present (unless he or she is called as a witness), nor is his/her counsel present (even if he is called as a witness). Also, witnesses are not cross-examined.”

On December 28, a grand jury decided that the officers who killed Tamir Rice RIP, a 12 year old playing with a toy gun in a park and shot within “2 seconds” of  officers arriving, would face no charges. A grand jury decided that 2 seconds is enough time to evaluate a situation and use deadly force against a child. This process continues to fail our society.

Police arrived after being called by Antonio LeGrier, who lived in the apartment above Bettie, when his son Quintonio LeGrier, “who was suffering mental problems” and, according to his parents, became aggressive against his father, threatening him with a baseball bat.” His father called the police expecting they would help him.

Bettie and Quintonio were both fatally shot by one police officer, who opened fire on Quintonio from a distance (shell casings were found 20 feet away). My aunt Bettie was struck in the chest by the officer’s multiple shots. That officer was called to diffuse the situation, not to shoot on sight, not to kill, but to protect human life.

This isn’t new for the Chicago Police Department. They are currently under investigation by the Department of Justice. But while that investigation takes place, I want to see uncompromising justice for my family and the LeGriers. That will not happen if this case is sent to a grand jury.

The grand jury process should not be used in the killings of Bettie Jones & Quintonio LeGrier and the process should be banned for police shootings, just as states like California have done.

Quintonio LeGrier was a very smart kid studying electrical engineering at NIU. He developed emotional problems after spending most of his childhood in foster care. Not a criminal, but a hardworking student and beloved son going through a hard time. My aunt was loved and did not deserve to be killed in her own home.

Please sign my petition calling on State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to not send this case to a grand jury and for the Illinois legislature to ban the grand jury process in Illinois police shootings.  

Student BlackOut Coming Up!

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 4.53.31 PM

****SECOND CALL BEFORE ACTION****

Over 300 callers on the first call from around the world! (Canada, UK, France, South Africa)

SECOND NATIONAL STUDENT CALL TO ACTION

SUN NOV 17 – 10PM EST

#StudentBlackout Conference Call

In solidarity with #ConcernedStudent1950

Join the growing movement to END campus Racial Injustice. Plan an action at your school.

Register: bit.ly/blackoutcall

Get the tool kit at BlackLiberationCollective.org

Check out our facebook after you register for the conf call!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1662524677349133/

Oath Keepers- White ‘Men’ w/ Guns Trying to Control Ferguson

This should scare everyone who has anyone respect for human life and civil rights.

“And so there is one rule for white gun owners and another rule for black gun owners.”

Magarian questioned what would happen in a test case where black men were open carrying in a white suburb.

“Would they be treated the same way?” he asked.

Larry Kirk, an Oath Keepers member and a police chief of a rural Missouri community, told NBC News that even if people aren’t happy with the group’s presence in Ferguson, they are there to ensure police and government aren’t overreaching citizens’ rights.

“Whether we are comfortable with somebody exercising their right, we still have to be able to have them exercise that right so we don’t lose it,” Kirk said.

The group walking around openly armed with assault rifles and roaming the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, overnight Monday in a confusing display were within the bounds of state law in their actions — and told NBC News they are doing what all Americans should: exercising their rights.

The handful of members of the right-wing citizen militia group known as the “Oath Keepers” told reporters that they have licenses to carry firearms.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether they planned to return to the St. Louis suburb on Tuesday night — following a flare up of violence on the one-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency and more than 100 people were arrested Monday during a second night of protests.

What’s the Mood in Ferguson Today?1:08

The Oath Keepers, who were also in Ferguson during last year’s unrest, said they returned to protect businesses and certain reporters.

If the Oath Keepers decide to hit the streets again, a voter-backed amendment passed last year makes it legal to open carry a firearm with a permit — and goes as far as invalidating municipal bans against it, said Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at St. Louis University. The city of St. Louis was among the municipalities that had such a prohibition.

Oath Keepers Defend Right to Bear Arms on Ferguson’s Streets0:52

The revised statute says anyone permitted to carry a gun can “briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person, unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self defense.”

What the Oath Keepers are doing is as “straightforward legally as this gets,” said Greg Magarian, a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. “This is a state with extremely permissive gun carry laws.”

The county being in a state of emergency doesn’t have an effect on the law either, added Allen Rostron, a University of Missouri-Kansas City constitutional law scholar and professor.

When asked whether they confronted the Oath Keepers, the St. Louis County Police Department again told NBC News that it was consulting with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorneys Office about the issue.

County Police Chief Jon Belmar stated that the group’s presence has been both “unnecessary and inflammatory.”

Police: Video Shows Man Shot on Ferguson Anniversary Was Holding a Gun2:21

The Oath Keepers’ St. Louis Facebook page describes itself as a nonpartisan association of “current and formerly serving military, police, and citizens who pledge to fulfill the oath to defend the Constitution.”

But the fact that the few Oath Keepers in Ferguson overnight were all white men and were permitted to roam heavily armed in a mostly black community has worried some about perceptions of racial inequality.

“They were able to hold their guns out in public because it’s an open carry state, but if you’re African American in the state of Missouri and you have a rifle in an open carry state, you’re gonna be shot,” Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told NBC News. “And so there is one rule for white gun owners and another rule for black gun owners.”

Magarian questioned what would happen in a test case where black men were open carrying in a white suburb.

“Would they be treated the same way?” he asked.

Larry Kirk, an Oath Keepers member and a police chief of a rural Missouri community, told NBC News that even if people aren’t happy with the group’s presence in Ferguson, they are there to ensure police and government aren’t overreaching citizens’ rights.

“Whether we are comfortable with somebody exercising their right, we still have to be able to have them exercise that right so we don’t lose it,” Kirk said.

America- Leading in the Way in World Police Brutality, Killing & Abuses

I’m exhausted, I’ve been working almost non-stop on a case for 2 days, so I’m going to take a few hours off here and rest; then I’ll be back to working on cases and sharing news. I’ll also be posting more on police murders and the following photo, which blows my mind but is not the first time something like this has happened. Whether you want to admit it or not, racism has only become covert in America; it has not gone away. racist cops

Quickly, I’m going to give a ‘preview’ of what facts, information, (including references & citations) regarding police murders globally, with America leading by a haunting percentage.

Sadly, the numbers for the United States also reflects Black teenagers are killed at a devastating 21 times more on average than white teenagers. You can say it’s not true because you don’t wanna believe it as much as you’d like but it is true, and shortly I’ll have detailed information and credible references posted.

Cops in England and Wales, for the whole of 2013, fired their guns fewer times than the proud child murderer Darren Wilson (he has chosen to resign since the murder; it’s good he is off the streets but he faces no punishment, not even a fine. Nothing.) Back to cops in England and Wales. Not only did they fire guns less at ‘suspects’, for the past two years they’ve gone without fatally shooting a “suspect”.

Here in the states, however, Continue reading America- Leading in the Way in World Police Brutality, Killing & Abuses