Again the media won’t this…stay strong brother ✊*Please don’t delete source*
How nice for we Anglos to protect ALL with our jurisprudence. -
"We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition."
As an “Anglo-American” I’d love to weigh in here… but according to the good Lt. Gov. above, I probably don’t need to since my jurisprudence speaks for me.
Have you ever really, REALLY wished someone (besides Chris Matthews and Rush Limbaugh) would just stop talking?
In Dellwood, Ferguson, basically, in North County, if you’re black, they’re going to stop you,” a resident said according to a new report on policing in the area.
For residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding municipalities in St. Louis County, it’s not surprising that racial tensions have boiled over. In a town of 21,000, two-thirds of the residents are African-American, and many reports have highlighted a fraught relationship between Ferguson’s residents and its mostly white police force. Only three people in the 53-member police department are black, according to the Washington Post, and the Ferguson Police Department disproportionately stops and arrests black drivers.
“Everybody in this city has been a victim of DWB, [driving while black],” Anthony Ross, 26, explained to the Post.Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of $2,635,400, according to the ArchCity Defenders report. And in 2013, the Ferguson Municipal Court issued 24,532 arrest warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household. —
Racially profiled *for profit* in Ferguson. From dirty tricks by the local courts to bogus traffic stops by the police, in a city where two thirds of the residents are Black people, these residents don’t just feel that they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin. Rather, they feel like they are getting stopped because of the color of their skin so that the city of Ferguson can profit off of them—for traffic tickets.
A literal “Black tax”
Read The entire article.
The Texas government has resolved to spend over $17 million a month (from funding for social services) on further militarizing the border with National Guard members, Department of Public Safety officers, and other local and state law enforcement officers.
Politicians at all levels have exploited the current humanitarian crisis on the border for their own interests by resorting to racist tactics, such as spreading fears of disease (a claim that has been disputed). These are tactics used to dehumanize a desperate group of people fleeing problems entirely out of their control in order to further propagate an agenda. The agenda in question being the overt militarization of the U.S./Mexico border.
No amount of militarization will ever bring about the end of undocumented immigration because it’s a much more complicated issue than that. The further militarization and the recent presence of armed militias will not resolve the history of and current policies and warmongering the United States has used in Latin America to exploit its people and resources, leading to the current disarray that is often blamed on the people of Latin America.
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If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is. I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate. — Matt Wills, executive director of the Missouri RNC on people registering to vote in Ferguson (via micdotcom)
An Open Letter from Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, to the Brown Family -
To The Brown Family,
I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do for you is what has been…
BREAKING: Here’s Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Mugshot, Do With It What You Will, The First Sitting Governor of Texas To Be Indicted In Over 100 Years
On Tuesday afternoon Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) turned himself in at the Travis County Criminal Justice Center to be officially processed for charges of abuse of power. He spoke to the press and vowed to fight the charges, before entering the building to get fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken.
You can read more about his indictment here, but what you’ve really come for is the mugshot, so let’s just cut to the chase.
See above. [Mediaite]
- There have been rumors of @Amnesty being kicked out of #Ferguson. Those rumors are false. Here is what happened: http://owl.li/AvjZx
@WesleyLowery: Grand jury on Wednesday to hear evidence in Michael Brown’s death http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/19/grand-jury-to-hear-evidence-in-michael-browns-death-on-wednesday/ … @rolandsmartin @BETpolitichick
- Cop Pens Touching Op-Ed: Do Everything I Say and I Won’t Kill You [Quick Hits Headlines] http://bit.ly/1pbzRMs
Boy Who Played With Dolls Tortured to Death by Couple -
An eight-year-old California boy was murdered by his mother and her boyfriend after they taunted him and called him gay because he played with dolls.
I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a f**k if it’s by police or peers. This s**t is not normal. —
Rapper J. Cole, in a statement on his blog about police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. (via dailydot)
Be sure to read this article while listening to his new song about all this, “Be Free.”
Christine Byers Tweeted What? How Authorities Use the Press to Disseminate Their Narrative -
A reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch made an amazing claim about witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. It immediately became the sole source for multiple stories on several websites and was RTed by journalists like Jake Tapper. But elementary fact-checking has blown her claim to smithereens.