Hostile Police – Death Threats Upon America

The below video is intentionally absent of the sound in the majority of the clips. I realize that some will say that without sound, we won’t know the context. However, without sound, it’s easier to concentrate on body movements. I learned something very important. What I learned is that when humans are placed in situations of being helpless by people who can kill them, we resist surrendering to death.

I also learned that some police officers need no provocation to use excessive force and even kill.  When putting the clips together I asked myself, what if it were me?  What would I do?  Would any action change the actions of the police? Read the rest of this entry

Ferguson Police Department Officer, and State Representative are Two Behind Donation Site for Darren Wilson

LA Times reports that two GoFundMe pages were setup to receive money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson was identified by the Ferguson Chief of Police as the officer who killed 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014.

The two separate pages were titled “Support Officer Darren Wilson” that raised $235,750, and “Support Officer Wilson” that raised $197,620.

Because of racially offensive remarks in the comment section of one of the pages, Gofundme removed them.

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, both donation pages stopped taking donations around the same time. The pages’ organizers did not explain why. Kelsea Little, a spokesperson for GoFundMe, stated that the pages were not shutdown by GoFundMe. A Facebook Page titled “Support Officer Wilson” posted that lawyers were working on a solution as to why the GoFundMe page was shut down. Thus, there is controversy about how and why the pages were taken down.  Read the rest of this entry

White Privilege Black Burden

St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)

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Thanks for providing the video.

Originally posted on Spirit In Action:

St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)

Aug 28, 2014 10:38am PDT by Jen Hayden
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From the Twin Cities Daily Planet:
The video, shot by the man’s cellphone, shows his interaction with officers as he attempts to pick up his children from New Horizon Academy in downtown St. Paul. As the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back, he drops his phone and the video goes black, but the audio continues and we hear the man crying for help and proclaiming that his kids are watching. Both officers in the video are white.
“Why do I have to let you know who I am?” the man tells the first female officer at the beginning of the video. “I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”

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Ferguson Chief of Police, Among Others, Sued for $40 million

The $40 million lawsuit isn’t all. Forgive me for not being present on rtr4356mthe blog. After hearing about the lawsuit, I began to research to see if I could obtain a copy. What I did find opens the eyes more into the experience of the citizens of Ferguson. When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Missouri, I read that his interest was not only because of the killing of Michael Brown, but also because of other complaints against the Ferguson police department. One complaint involved the arrest of the wrong party who, when Ferguson police discovered the mistaken identity, beat the man then charged him with destruction of property because he bled on their uniforms.

The U.S. Department of Justice has a division to receive and investigate complaints against law enforcement who violate civil rights under color and claim of official right. I do not know, but highly suspect, that some citizens of Ferguson used that option. What gives me further reason to believe that they did is because the family of a man killed by Ferguson police in 2011, stated that every lawyer she contacted was afraid to take cases against the Ferguson police department, and news stations were afraid to report on the incident. Read the rest of this entry

Ted Wafer’s Attorney Re-Litigates Case To Argue For A Reduced Sentence

doc53d16324af17b1093173181 Ted Wafer shot and killed 19-year old Renisha McBride. A jury found Wafer guilty of 2nd degree murder, manslaughter, and unlawful use of a weapon. He is due for sentencing next week. Wayne County prosecutors, and defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter, have filed their pleadings.

 

Prosecutors are asking that Judge Hathaway use sentencing guidelines. Wafer stands to be sentenced between 15 and 25 years in prison that would be in addition to an automatic 2 year sentence for unlawful use of a gun. Prosecutors are asking that Wafer be sentenced to at least 17 years in prison. Read the rest of this entry

Virginia Cop Sentenced To A Mere 3 Years For Killing Unarmed Woman

When policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law – just a fight for survival. Billy Jack

(Hat Tip to Joseph Norton for the following case)

She has a name; Patricia Cook. She was killed in Culpeper, Virginia on February 9, 2012.

patricia-cookPatricia was 54 years old. No one knows why she was in the parking lot of Epiphany Catholic School, but while there, she was approached by Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright.  Officer Harmon-Wright said he received a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Wright fired two shots into Patricia’s vehicle. The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Patricia managed to drive away, but Harmon-Wright did not stop shooting. He shot Patricia 5 times; a round entered her brain, and the another round severed her spine and veered into her heart.

Harmon-Wright claimed that he shot Patricia in self-defense, opening fire after Patricia rolled up her car window, catching his fingers inside the car window and dragging him as she drove off. An eyewitness said otherwise; that Patricia had rolled up her car window before shots were fired.  The evidence asked the logical question of how Harmon-Wright’s hand was caught in the window since he shot through the window of Patricia’s vehicle. Read the rest of this entry

Cops shoot 18-year old 16 times in Ottawa, Kansas

Joseph JenningsJoseph Jennings was 18 years old. He was depressed, had seizures, and was suicidal. His aunt, Brandy Smith, told Ottawa, Kansas police that her nephew tried killing himself with an overdose of pills last week. Two of the officers that took Joseph to the hospital for the overdose were among those who on Saturday, shot Joseph 16 times. Joseph was unarmed.

Smith said that she told the cops that Joseph was suicidal, upset, and to not shoot him. Her husband was within an arm’s reach of Joseph, but the cops threatened to shoot him if he got involved.

“I told them, ‘That’s Joseph Jennings, he’s suicidal, he’s upset, don’t shoot him,’” Smith said. “And that’s what I don’t understand is, why did it take them shooting him 16 times at least for them to bring him down? Why didn’t they bag him, knock him down, and then go and take care of whatever they needed to take care of?” Read the rest of this entry

Vent Away – Open Discussion

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,

After watching the Michael Brown funeral, I’m in a solemn yet angry mood.  I’m angry because of ignorant people who think it’s a fun thing to do to disrespect the dead because of their race.  I’m angry that those doing so also claim being of a superior race, and I’m angry that their hypocrisy prevents them from knowing that death does not discriminate.

I’m angry that some people think that cops are gods, rather than men and women who voluntarily chose to be cops along with all of the frailties of mankind. Read the rest of this entry

Michael Brown’s Funeral Live Streamed

May he rest in peace.  May his family be comforted.

 

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