To fight racism, united is needed… In Chicago alone these 700+ deaths are the highest since 1998… But that doesn’t mean we should forget about slave patrols aka cops who kill. Check the article, the video if you wanna hear my thoughts and get involved… Every person matters…And nothing lasts forever, we can stop this.
Article follows video but first, the words my friend and bro, Bashir Akinyele, wrote about it..
DO BLACK LIVES REALLY MATTER? I DO NOT THINK SO!
I am outrage to hear this heart breaking news! Chicago, Illinois is in a state of emergency! There have been over 701 murders in the city! Almost all the victims are people of color! If these victims were white, the entire country would stop to find a solution in Chicago right now! But the victims are black, no one seems to care!
Real talk, the Black and brown community is in bad shape! We must find a solution to this problem fast. Our people are dying a fast death to genocide!
Stop the shooting! Stop the Killing! Stop the Violence! Black Power! All Power to the People! Hotep! Peace in the Streets!
Bashir Akinyele -Community Activist ( Member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition/the NAVC) -Educator -Co-Producer and Co-Host of the All Politics Are Local Radio show -Committee member for the State of the Black World Conference IV
Murders here surpassed the 700 mark Thursday, a somber tally not seen since the drug wars of the 1990s as the police department continues reforms aimed at regaining public trust.
CHICAGO—Murders here surpassed the 700 mark Thursday, a somber tally not seen since the drug wars of the 1990s as the police department continues reforms aimed at regaining public trust.
Police say that 77 were killed in the month of November alone, which saw 316 shooting incidents and 389 victims. As of Dec. 1, 701 people had been murdered across Chicago, making this year the most violent since 1998.
Let me ask YOU why I should. Read all of this before sending your hate so you at least are semi educated in why you write.
No words… I am at a loss I’ve been writing horror news for around 14 years (racism and police brutality)… This MUST FU*KING END!!!! Until it does, don’t ask me about how I feel regarding police deaths.
“Police union says officer misfired and accidentally struck Charles Kinsey.”
If you believe that, you are living way too deep in white privilege; you don’t even acknowledge the sick “privilege” and you take it for granted…You remain ignorant, racist (admit it or not) and clueless to what the real world is because it doesn’t impact your world.
Why bother learning the truth and history? Why would it matter that this is NOT a single, one time incident? I mean police have a “tough job” and for the most part they “serve and protect”!
– Yes. If you are white.
A Black behavioral therapist working with his patient is shot, “accidentally”. Guess they couldn’t find anything to call a “gun” like a wallet or some skittles.
And to whites who are feeling left out: Yes, I know, white people get shot, too. But whites aren’t targeted nor does their murder usually go unpunished. I digress, I’m not going into that now. If you aren’t aware of this fact by now your on the wrong page.
So yes. Whites may get shot as well, but not at the horrendous rate or in the horrific numbers of the people within the Black community. When was the last time a white therapist was shot? What happened to the cops when a white child was shot & what happens to the cops when a Black child is shot? ….
What do you think will happen to Mr. Kinsey’s attempted murderer?
And if you really don’t think it’s murder and truly think the cop couldn’t handle his gun (wait WHY was his gun out? Why was it pointed? …)
Even if you really believe it was an accident, I ask you this;
Can you not see why that sort of person is not fit to use a gun let alone work in this field?
You cannot say, “opps made a mistake, took a life; almost took a life; the ol’ gun slipped out of my grasp and got away again!” NO!
People are DYING! Because we have racist cops, and/or cops who racially profile and abuse power because it is expected. That is what it takes to be accepted. You will walk no matter what- wait no; if it’s a white person your walking in damn thin ice so try to only kill or abuse the poor ones no one cares about! Otherwise… You’re gonna have to take some time, and take one for the team.
To be a good cop you’d have to 1) not be engaged in above behaviors, 2) and you’d have to be speaking out against those who are. (And mind you this is a brief summary I write; this does not even touch the tip of the issue!)
Silence is just as bad. So no, there are no good cops I see right now.
(Yes who ever made this quote misspelled buried- get over it.)
And again; as I said in a recent comment regarding kids raising money for the families of the Dallas cops who died recently:
And to Mr. Charles Kinsey.. May your beautiful soul find blessings, love and joy on your next journey … You will NOT be forgotten…
Something every person who doesn’t understand white privilege or thinks there is no such thing should read… It is horrific that it exists; but it does, don’t abuse it… Be aware of it and speak out against it. Until ALL races and “colors” have this privilege non of us should abuse it, flaunt it or deny its real. I’m ashamed of my light skin, I hate having this so called privilege and it hurts me that I do; but what a liar I would be if I said society doesn’t give me this unwanted…mark.
Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS: by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, GBN Editor-in-Chief Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may…
Don’t believe racism is real? Look at Tamir Rice vs Jeremy Mardis, for an example. As I say in my video, if you cannot see this blatant racism in America you are CHOOSING to be blind.
After many messages I’m back and ready to start this channel, for real… This video is re: my skin color, my relationship with racism & why I speak on it and police brutality. Also a bit on why I’ve been gone. And then there’s a bit in here about the blatant impact of racism in the white community and within the government… Thank you to every single soul who has stood with me during hard times. Next video will be on the research reports I do and when I’ll be putting them out, in addition to other upcoming topics. Don’t
And with that, I’ll have a new one up soon. I’m back on it whether it matters or not. =)
I know this post is going to get me a lot of hate and that’s fine; I will stand by what I say because I mean it and it’s sad, but it’s how I feel.
First, let me get this out and understood; I do not wish death on other beings nor do I support someone removing a soul from this world…obviously.
However; it makes me angry to see that, despite police deaths being so dramatically lower than the victims of America’s police force, for some reason, white people in America seem to feel more sympathy when a cop dies than when a Black child is murdered by these same cops. If the police murdered white kids and people at the same ratio they do Black people there would be action.
Jeremy Mardis is clear proof of this. During a time where young Black males were being killed at an insanely quickening pace, the officers in those cases were not disciplined nor treated as the two Black cops involved in the death of white Jeremy Mardis. Within 3 days these officers were not only arrested and without jobs; but indicted on second-degree murder as well as attempted second-degree murder. Tamir Rice, on the other hand, didn’t have this luxury; despite the video which plainly and clearly shows his murder within about 2 seconds of the cop jumping from the racing squad car. Despite his killer’s past write ups at another police department during training, where they speak precisely about this male and his inability to maintain composure, take orders, control a gun or even correctly USE a gun… The instructor of firearms wrote numerous accounts of the soon to be Cleveland policeman’s trigger happy, carefree, happy to shoot attitude which, he goes on to note, was one of many reasons that made it evident he was not fit to be a police officer. Summarizing, it was concluded that neither time nor training could help Timothy become qualified enough to perform as even a basic police officer.
…I could go on and on to give you a list so long it would make any person with a soul sick and enraged.
Yes, white people reading this ready to write me your angry messages, yes, white people are victimized too. But white people are not targeted and do not have the same number of vicious attacks and deaths per ratio as Blacks do.
Police killing and beating random and innocent people is always wrong but it’s even worse when you have a group of people clearly being targeted. If you can’t admit, see or accept this I would seriously suggest questioning your views and self.
Why should I mourn those who either are involved in, or cover up for, killings, beatings, sexual abuse and so forth; with no accountability, no prison time, no punishment? Why should I care when the numbers show they are not even in the top 10 most dangerous jobs, instead, they intentionally hire individuals within a certain criteria; that criteria searches for low IQs and low education (which is a good thing for the wanna be cop; being educated or intelligent won’t get you hired here).
I only agree with her in one way; that is, Black History month should be abolished. Why? BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH BLACK HISTORY FOR 1 MONTH, A SHORT MONTH AT THAT; BECAUSE EVERY MONTH SHOULD BE BLACK HISTORY MONTH JUST AS EVERY MONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH!
And when Black history month comes, it is never the truth we would learn; no. It was slavery, the civil rights movement or Dr. King. Never anything about Black history in Africa; the foundations of some of the most iconic buildings in D.C. including the White House (even though they had to be done under an extremely VILE situation). The wrongs and the goods should all be learned; accepted; it hurts yes, but we have to own up to it- it makes me disgracefully ashamed as does my skins light color because of the privileges that it brings me that I do not want! I am so sick of whites saying where is this privilege? …….. I’m just gonna leave this alone now and leave you with my video.
I am absolutely shocked to only now be finding out about the horrific slaughter that took place in Philadelphia against the Black men, women and children living together and involved in a group called MOVE back in 1985. It mirrors almost perfectly what is going on in Oregon, and it answers the speculative question “what if it were Black Lives Matter protesters instead”- though we already know that tragic answer, this gives us even more solid footing to stand on and sadly validate the sickest outcome.
So, you mean to try and tell me, two groups who feel wronged by the government get treated totally different;
yet racism doesn’t exist; white privilege doesn’t exist?
No one can actually truly believe that unless they’ve brainwashed themselves.
If it were Black Live Matters protesters they’d already have been killed, I think everyone knows that. They wouldn’t be holding press conferences, shaking hands with police, posting to Facebook asking for “supplies” or “gift packages” as they sat there in a Federal building armed and willing to fire or die, as they are so proud to say. During peaceful protests Black Lives Matters protesters get arrested, beaten and we all know far worse.
When I found out that MOVE pretty much wanted the same thing in
principal, meaning, they were anti-government and wanted to self govern, you would think the same reality they faced, the white people in Oregon would be facing, too. They also are anti-government. They also are armed and happy to tell you they’ll fire. But what is happening is the government rubbing our face in the fact that they are racist and think they can get away with these crimes.
I am ashamed to admit I only am recently learning about what happened in 1985 to those in that tragic slaughter. I’ve just bought the book, and will be watching the documentary afterward. Regardless of being anti-government, there is no need for a bombing turned inferno -which would then engulf homes around it as well, leaving 200 plus people homelessbecause the Mayor ordered the fire fighters NOT to respond to the fires.
As people tried to escape they were faced with two options; be shot down by military weapons at the hands of racist cops or go back inside and burn alive.
The sick mayor afterwards would call it a perfect operation; he would also go on to be re-elected. No punishment other than the shaking of a finger for the “reckless bombing” was done to him or the city.
During the trial to figure out what had caused this bombing, one of two women were asked by a government official in court if her son beat her or was otherwise violent towards her, she answers with how irrelevant the question is, asks if he will be questioning the other side about domestic abuse and obviously upset she makes her point and goes silent. His question was demeaning and uncalled for; absolutely irrelevant to the point of the case which was: why did Philadelphia drop two pounds of military explosives on a house with men, women and children in it?
In the midst of all the emotion, the woman sitting next to the above mother asked the official the following question; a question that’s actually relevant: And she asks,
“I just want to make it clear in my mind, so that I understand, am I to assume that the bomb was dropped on MOVE people because Frank beat his mother?”
Thirty years later in 2015 a writer born and raised in Philly wrote this very insightful article of that tragic May day in 1985, trying to understand why America would bomb it’s own people. Not that it hasn’t before. Black Wall Street and the community there suffered from another one of America’s evil plots. Click here for the site that will take you to where you can find the documentary or click here if you are like me and first want to read the book.
If every man with a gun (and every woman, child,) can’t be treated like these white males, then these white males shouldn’t be treated as they are, either. If you are going to murder anyone for standing up against the government, then you must murder all.
But the government won’t ever do that. Killing white people is “bad”. Killing anyone else… That’s just part of their job, apparently, and they are damn proud of it. So the question is, what the hell are we going to do to change this!?
Finally, knowing all of this, even though it is just touching the utmost basics, who in their right mind would say that the same thing or something of the like would not happen if those in Oregon were not white? Look at what happens on the streets to those who aren’t white! That alone should give some sickening answers.
And how can anyone say that whites do not have a disgusting privilege? How can you not see that? How can you not want to fight it but instead abuse it? If you can’t see the cruel and disgusting double standard when it comes to race in this country you have succeeded -or someone has- at putting you to sleep; it’s time you wake up.
Sad reality… But WHY?!? … This is absolutely wrong not just morally but -and obviously- also wrong in regards to each description society puts on said “groups”. Prime example of what I was talking about in this post and video…
We need more Whites to understand the sick reality of racism and “white privilege”. Acknowledging those with light skin have safer lives and sadly do have things easier in life does not make me proud of my light skin; it makes me HATE it. I am not so stupid, ignorant, crazy or disrespectful to say it doesn’t exist. I wish it didn’t, I wish I could hand my ‘card’ in and suffer until everyone is treated equally. Sadly, I can’t do that, either.
However, the tragic reality is it there is a double standard; one that needs to be shattered. People need to acknowledge it and those not directly impacted need to imagine if it were YOU… Fight for other human beings regardless of color, nationality, etc. Get over the hatred and fight against racism in America; it never went away.
The above is a video I made not too long ago on the topic… I’ll have new videos up soon, I want and plan on expanding this channel greatly in the upcoming future.
The below gave me a bit of hope, seeing others realizing and speaking out about this tragic and unjust reality; we need more of this, and more fighting for equality and justice.