US Police Appeal To Public To Stop Filming Them Shooting Black People
POLICE in the United States have launched an appeal to the public to try and curb the amount of recordings of black people getting shot turning up online.
The plea comes after a video was posted on YouTube showing LAPD officers struggling with a homeless man in broad daylight before shooting him to death.
Officers responding to a burglary call in the impoverished Skid Row area of LA got into an altercation with a homeless man known only as “Africa”, before opting to end the struggle by the application of bullets to the heads.
Four Milwaukee police officers are under investigation for kicking and punching an African American man while he was restrained on the ground during a confrontational arrest that was captured in several videos.
One officer is on paid suspension and three others are on administrative duty after video shot by a bystander emerged of the violence Wednesday evening. Separate police body camera footage shows the suspect earlier attacked officers who were investigating a report that he appeared to be having a mental breakdown and acting violently toward relatives and others in a neighborhood in Milwaukee's predominantly black north side.
Disturbing police video: The moments after ATV crash that killed tasered teen
“Don’t run from the State Police, you get fucked up,” said one officer.
Also on video, troopers can be seen attempting CPR on Grimes.
“His pulse is weakening, what’s our ETA?” is heard on dispatch.
“They tased his ass while he was cruising,” said an officer who walked up to Buckner as he covers her body cam.
Buckner then shuts off her camera.
What’s the best way to deal with pervasive, persistent and blood-pressure rising racism on the daily, as well as give a big fat fuck you to gentrification and the criminalization of black folks? Why throw a cookout, of course!
In a pointed response to a recent incident where a white woman thought it her civic duty to call the police on a few black couples using a grill in a public park, the melanated masses of Oakland threw their own party at that very same site, Lake Merritt Park.
Americans, by a wide margin (56 percent to 37 percent), think Barack Obama was a better president than Donald Trump has been, according to a CNN poll of adultsreleased this week. Americans think Hillary Clinton would have been a better president than Trump has been, but by a much smaller margin (47 percent to 44 percent).
These numbers aren’t that surprising, but they are weird.
First, Clinton and Obama have verysimilar public policy views. They’re both Democrats, of course, but more than that, they’re the same typeofDemocrat: left of center but not super liberal.
Alleged Black extremist Identity Secretly Watched By The FBI Is Released From Jail Christopher Daniels, better known as Rakem Balogun, believed the FBI targeted him as a part of its new government classification “black identity extremists (BIE),” according to a report from The Guardian. The classification is defined as someone who resorts to violence or unlawful activities “in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society.”
Last year, just nine days before white supremacists stormed Charlottesville, Va., the FBI released a report citing “black identity extremists” as a growing threat to law enforcement. In the report, firstobtained by Foreign Policy, the FBI claimed that police attacks on black Americans could spur “premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence” against the police.
Now The Guardian has spoken to a man believed to be the first prosecuted under the FBI’s effort to track “black identity extremists”: a man who spoke out against police brutality and became a federal target because of it.
A Texas judge has dismissed the indictment against a black community activist and released him from pre-trial detention—almost six months after the FBI placed him in federal custody.
Civil rights activists, along with friends and family of Christopher Daniels—known to his community as Rakem Balogun—believed the FBI targeted Daniels because of his supposedly radical political beliefs and anti-law enforcement rhetoric.
Daniels’ advocates believe he was the first person to be prosecuted under a new government classification for domestic terror threats, which the FBI calls “black identity extremists.” The FBI uses the term to describe individuals who resort to violence or unlawful activities “in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society,” according to a copy of the report obtained and published last year by Foreign Policy magazine.
large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home, wearing only underwear.
Handcuffed and shaking in the cold wind, Balogun thought a misunderstanding must have led the FBI to his door on 12 December 2017. The father of three said he was shocked to later learn that agents investigating “domestic terrorism” had been monitoring him for years and were arresting him that day in part because of his Facebook posts criticizing police.
“It’s tyranny at its finest,” said Balogun, 34. “I have not been doing anything illegal for them to have surveillance on me. I have not hurt anyone or threatened anyone.”
By the time I was old enough to revisit the Commission papers in my teenage years, something weird had happened. Black skepticism over the government and police had been relegated to the shadows. Things like COINTELPRO and the idea of drugs being intentionally filtered into black communities during the '80s were reserved for the dinner table and barbershops.
The Little Rock Nine forming a study group after being prevented from entering Little Rock's Central High School. (Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) In the week after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, conspiracy theorists started spreading lies about it. They said that some of the surviving students giving media interviews had not, in fact, been present at the shooting. Instead, they were “crisis actors”brought in and paid to argue for gun control after the shooting.
Obi Egbuna Jnr SimunyeFrom the moment former president Robert Mugabe resigned from office, many of Zimbabwe’s friends and foes alike were guilty of going completely overboard with their analysis and prognostications.
Because of how Zimbabwe’s Government and ruling party handled the dispensation process, one of the biggest myths propagated by the US-EU imperialist media apparatus was forever laid to rest.
Since Zimbabwe’s 2013 harmonized elections, US-EU imperialism’s fraternity of think tanks along with the political party they invented in their laboratory -the MDC – and the 400 civil societies whose neo-colonialist disposition is a direct product of their financiers, the redundant theme of this political chorus kept on singing that ZANU-PF lacked a succession plan.
Filled with cultural dances, historical and contemporary references of racial strife and the uncensored depictions of gun violence, Donald Glover’s new music video for his song “This is America” leaves a lot to unpack.
Setting the scene in a warehouse, a guitar placed on a chair gets picked up and played while Glover, also known by his rapper alias Childish Gambino, looms in the background hidden behind a pillar. With expressive facial expressions, and his body movements reminiscent of minstrel acts that mocked people of African descent, Glover slowly drew a firearm to kill a man -- execution style -- with a bag over his face. That man was Calvin the Second, a music artist.
“There is essentially a civil war involving parts of senior management and upper parts of our government that is occurring in the United States. It’s between the ‘Dark’ side and the ‘Constitutional’ side. There has never been anything like this in history. It is extremely serious, and this is an extremely serious hour for our government and especially for our constitutional freedoms. . . . This essentially is a global criminal cabal that has penetrated into our government and now has senior level officials colluding and, I would argue, conspiring to unseat this president.”
A veteran is claiming that he was beaten and called racial slurs by white bouncers at a Dallas strip club last week.
“They punched, stomped and grabbed my throat with such force I felt my trachea beginning to snap,” Jalen Bell wrote onFacebook alongside graphic photos of himself wearing a neck brace.
Bell claims that he was enjoying a night out at XTC Cabaret last week when he accidentally set his drink down in a reserved area of the club. One of the patrons there decided to put a cigarette out in his drink in retaliation. An argument ensued, and when Bell decided to leave with friends, they were attacked at the door by the club's bouncers without provocation. Bells says that they were beaten “like animals” before being kicked out.
An investigation has been started and an Alpharetta, Ga., police officer has been suspended after a traffic stop ended up with a 65-year-old woman being dragged out of her car.
On May 4, Rose Campbell was pulled over by Police Officer Michael Swerdlove for allegedly not maintaining her driving lane. When Campbell was issued her ticket, she refused to sign it, which is against the law in Georgia, and instead asked for a supervisor to be called to the scene, which is legal.
Updated: Leon Schools, Law Enforcement Investigating 'Appalling' Video Of Chiles HS Student
The Leon County school district is calling a video circulating on social media of a Chiles High School student, “disgusting” and condemning the post. The video shows a student appearing to be driving while shooting a bb gun out of a window and yelling racial slurs. In a strongly worded statement on twitter, the district says “we're aware of the disgusting and appalling video circulating on social media,” and notes it and law enforcement are investigating.
New York state lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday barring police officers from having sex with people in custody.
The legislation passed unanimously after two former detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman arrested on marijuana charges in September 2017.
Georgia officer fired after viral video showed him choking ex-NFL player Desmond Marrow
Ex-NFL player Desmond Marrow breathed a big sigh of relief after Georgia authorities announced Thursday that an officer who was caught on video choking him had been fired.
"He started screaming in joy over the phone," Marrow's attorney, Chris Stewart, told the Daily News after the Henry County district attorney also said a felony charge against Marrow had been dropped over his brutal road rage arrest last year.
According to a recent study, researchers have discovered and revealed something quite unnerving — at least to those of us who use Black hair care products. Some of these products have toxic chemicals that are linked to lymphoma, asthma, reproductive disorders and birth defects along with other health-related issues. In a study conducted by scientists from the Silent Spring Institute, 18 hair products including hot oil treatments, hair lotions, hair relaxers, leave-in conditioners, anti-frizz hair polishes and products for root stimulation was tested for 66 types of endocrine disruptors.
White man accused of trying to hire hit man to kill black neighbor
A white South Carolina man is accused of trying to hire a hit man through a white supremacist group to kill his black neighbor.
Brandon Cory Lecroy, 25, of Hodges, was arrested in April after he contacted the white supremacist group, and then made an arrangement with an undercover FBI agent to carry out his plan, authorities say in federal court documents.
A grand jury Tuesday indicted Lecroy on federal charges of soliciting someone to commit a violent crime, and using interstate commerce facilities -- in this case, a cellphone -- in the alleged scheme, the US Attorney's Office in Greenville says.
‘Protect and Serve Act’ Would Make Police a Protected Class and Violence Against Them a Hate Crime
On Tuesday, Congress introduced the “Protect and Serve Act,” legislation created to address violence against police. The House of Representatives and the Senate introduced their individual versions of the bill, with the Senate version designating violence against police a federal hate crime.
The House version (pdf) of the bill makes it a crime to knowingly cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.” The crime is punishable by 10 years in prison. If the crime results in the death of a law enforcement officer, or the crime involves kidnapping or the attempt to kidnap or kill a law enforcement officer, then the sentence can be up to life in prison.
Every person who enlists in the U.S. military swears this oath of loyalty and honor to their country. But apparently, there are some people in the ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps who have really taken that pledge to heart. As they train to become a Marine, they are preparing their fellow Marines for a different war ...
A race war.
The tale of Vasilios Pistolis is the story of a Marine who doubled as a soldier in one of the most violent white supremacist organizations in the nation. The plot includes a violent attack in Charlottesville, Va.; a Nazi extremist group that has been linked to at least five murders; an 18-year-old who led preparations for a race war; and a U.S. military that knew all about it but did nothing to stop him.
Maryland KKK leader pleads no contest to firing gun at Charlottesville white nationalist rally
Maryland man who has identified himself as a Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard was found guilty Tuesday for illegally firing a weapon during last year’s volatile “Unite the Right” rally in the Charlottesville’s downtown.
Richard W. Preston Jr., 53, had planned on going to trial on the gamble that he could possibly persuade a jury that he had acted in defense of himself or others — an argument he made at earlier stages of his case.
Spotify removes R. Kelly from automated playlists, announces new hate content policy
Spotify has removed R. Kelly’s music from all of its curated playlists, days after The Washington Post published a feature detailing how many in the music industry turned a blind eye to allegations of sexual abuse of young women against the hit-making R&B singer.
His songs will no longer appear on any “Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly,” the company told The Post in a statement Thursday. “His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it.”
The company uses a number of different automated playlists to promote various artists, such as the custom, automatically curated Discovery Weekly and Your Daily Mix, along with larger public playlists. RapCaviar, one popular public playlist on which R. Kelly has previously appeared, boasts almost 9.5 million followers. Users do not have the option to block certain…
Store Manager Stands Outside of Black Woman’s Dressing Room and Reads Theft Policies Two Black women confronted a “Fuego” store manager in Tacoma, WA, who tried to throw the ladies out of the store after claims of being racially profiled.
The manager then called authorities and tried to shoo the women away with scornful hand gestures. However, the girls stood their ground and made it clear they didn’t feel comfortable leaving the store just to be tackled by security. They wanted to wait for authorities to arrive and explain their side of events.
North Carolina Waffle House Customer Choked by Police Officer After Taking Sister to Prom
A burly bitch of a Warsaw, N.C., police officer brutally arrested a 22-year-old black man at a Waffle House, just hours after he escorted his 16-year-old sister to her prom on May 5. According to WTVD-TV, Anthony Wall got into an argument with servers, and an employee hit the panic alarm. During the confrontation with the officer, he says, his need to breathe was the reason he resisted the officer.
“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat, and that’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me,” Wall told WTVD. Wall did accept responsibility for the argument with the employees, but he does not feel that the officer was justified in using the force he used.
Before she was killed, a pregnant 23-year-old Shaliyah Toombs sent what her mother saw as a "disturbing" text in the early morning hours of April 29.
The text, according to NewsOK, read, "They gonna kill me mom help me."
Three days later, on May 2, Toombs — seven months pregnant — was found dead in a parked pickup along an interstate outside of Oklahoma City, the state's Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection to her death — two of whom were found in north-central Arkansas on Saturday.
Sunday morning barbecue along Oakland, California’s Lake Merritt was derailed after a woman called the police on them for using a charcoal grill. Several witnesses and other family members attending the cookout said it was about race. Video recorded by Michelle Snider on April 29 shows a white woman standing in the East Bay’s designated BBQ zone as she tells a group of black family and friends that they cannot hold a BBQ there using a charcoal grill. One of the men was accused of “trespassing” by the irate woman while on the phone with the police, Kenzie Smith told KRON-TV. The woman hurled several racial epithets at them and told them they’d soon be going to prison for their Sunday afternoon actions.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A white Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter has been acquitted of spitting on a black 3-year-old at a suburban Hooters restaurant, uttering a racial slur and threatening the child's grandfather.
The Kansas City Star reports that 42-year-old Terrence ``Jeremy'' Skeen was found not guilty Wednesday of battery, assault and disorderly conduct in Overland Park, Kansas, Municipal Court. Judge Cynthia Cornwell said that the witness statements were incomplete and contradictory.
Surveillance video was shown but didn't capture the key portions of what prosecutors alleged happened in February when the toddler wandered away from a birthday celebration.
Janet Jackson's icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards.
The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20 ceremony in Las Vegas, hosted by Kelly Clarkson. She'll also reward fans with a performance on the live telecast, her first televised performance in nine years.
Past award recipients include Prince, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez.