I can’t help but question — if they are pro-cop, then why weren’t they carrying signs with the names of those cops killed, regardless of the race of the killer? I think that one officer out of New Mexico was buried this weekend.
Armed with assault rifles, confederate flags and white supremacist slogans, a group of the extreme fascist right-wing calling itself ‘white lives matter’ stood on the grounds of the Houston Chapter of the historic civil rights organization – the N.A.A.C.P. – to sing the praises of police officers who’ve killed unarmed Black people and decry activists who’ve spoken out against police abuse. They claimed to be exercising their “second amendment right to defend ourselves”, despite their going into the overwhelmingly black third ward to spread their toxic agenda.
Perhaps not surprisingly these white supremacists with their stated pro-cop agenda were barricaded and protected by police officers. It goes without saying that the response to this demonstration on the part of police was completely different from their response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Imagine for a moment organizers of a #BLM march carrying assault rifles and wearing bullet proof vests! You can’t imagine it…
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Ebony has published “The 10 Most Underreported Black Stories of 2015. The list is long, so the following are several that I found quite interesting – things I did not know.
Black Lives Matter throws support behind police shooting victim, Zachary Hammond, who was White.
The Black Lives Matter movement is serious about the message that police violence is epidemic in America. So race didn’t factor in when they took up the cause of Zachary Hammond, an unarmed, White 19-year-old South Carolina man, who was shot to death by an officer on July 26, 2015 in Seneca, South Carolina. Black Lives Matter publicly cried out for justice for Hammond, just as they did for so many other cases where Blacks were killed by cops. And just like so many others, the officer in Hammond’s case was not charged. While his family has vowed to continue to fight for justice, Black Lives Matter has included Hammond’s name in the long list of victims of excessive police brutality.
As Lincoln Blades commented in The Grio, acknowledging the systemic causes of Hammond’s death means “admitting that black folks haven’t been lying or exaggerating when we’ve said that there is a real problem with policing in America.”
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New York – Between January 2009 and May 2014, Jeffrey Daday, 36, stole more than $90,000 from parking meters. Daday was formerly the parking inspector officer for Mount Kisco, New York.
It was the bank workers who alerted police. They found that the depositing of quarters, dimes and nickels in large amounts to be suspicious.
Daday was subsequently caught in a sting operation. In September, he pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court in White Plains to second-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering of a false instrument for filing. Daday faced a 15-year jail sentence, but he paid the money back and was sentenced to 6 months and 5 years of probation. Read the rest of this entry
The NAACP has released a Bill Summary for Trayvon’s Law.
“Repeal Stand Your Ground Type Laws & Restore Sane, Sensible use of Force Standards in Self Defense.
Click here for the entire Bill Summary: Trayvon’s Law