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NC Cop Caught on Film, Choking Young Brother Who Took Sister to Eat After Prom

*“I’m glad I’m taping this. He’s not supposed to be doing that. He’s not supposed to be putting his hands on him,” says a female bystander watching and recording a white officer as he chokes a young Black man before throwing him to the ground. From the sound of her voice she may be white. From the sense of her humanity, she appears to be disgusted.

From the frequency of these incidents alone, police officers don’t give one damn whether they are being filmed or not. They obviously feel free to let the Adrenalin of their anger and rage against Black people reign free and unbridled.

In other words, they don’t giving a flying F*** because they know their actions will ultimately be excused.

This incident reportedly came about in front of a waffle house. The young man, Anthony Wall, had taken his 16-year-old sister out for a bite following prom. He reportedly got into an argument with the restaurant employees, police were called, and that, he tells ABC11, is when things got ugly. Continue reading

Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Prove You Can Use Any Platform to Turn a Negative into a Positive

*By now everyone has heard the story about the two brothers led out of a Philadelphia Starbucks in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in handcuffs after the white female manager called the police on them. The men were waiting for a business associate. They were going to speak on real estate. The manager got frustrated because she said the men would not buy anything and refused to leave.

A furor over the incident quickly ensued. People in the restaurant, white, Black and other, were seen recording the incident with cellphones and asking police, “But what did they do?”

Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, even issued an apology and the manager was let go.

These two men who spent several hours in a jail cell were eventually released with no charges filed.  Johnson dropped everything and came to Philly to personally apologize to the men. But by now  the momentum for a greater movement had started; and if Starbucks and the police thought this would be the end of it…

…They thought wrong.

Rashon Nelson, being led out of Starbucks in handcuffs,  said he considers this a case of being at “the wrong place at the right time because of the outcome that can come out of it.”

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Police Shoot and Kill Him First, Then Go to Funeral Home, Use His Fingers, to Unlock Cell Phone (Watch)

Linus Phillip, Jr.

*This goes beyond nerve and straight to audacity.

Linus Phillip Jr., 30, was recently pulled over by police for a traffic stop at the Wawa gas station. He was pulled over for having heavily tinted windows, but the car he was driving was a rental car. He provided the officers with the necessary paperwork, but the problem seemed to arise when the officer said he smelled marijuana.

When police told him they were going to search his car, according to their press release, Phillip jumped into the drivers seat and attempted to flee,

One of the officers, identified as Matt Steiner, hung on to the car, and when Phillip put it in reverse and accelerated, well, you can probably finish writing the story from here.

The officer said he feared for his life and blah. Blah. Blah. Continue reading

Whoa! Video Surfaces of Kern County Sheriff Saying Killing Suspects is ‘Better Financially’ (Watch)

Screenshot, Kern County Sheriff Youngblood

*And we wonder where they get it from. The top is the answer!

If the top of the police food chain — the Sheriff — believes it’s financially better to kill a suspect than cripple him, is it any wonder why officers are so poorly trained on how to handle suspects in the streets. Is it any surprise they think its OK to shoot first and ask questions later?

Recently a video surfaced showing Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood, who has led the department for more than a decade, talking to officers and telling them that killing a suspect instead of injuring them costs less and makes the family go away.

Don’t take my word for it, scroll down and listen for yourself.

In the video Youngblood is seated at a table, maybe on a stage or int the front of a room, speaking. He asks the group…

?You know what happens when a guy makes a bad shooting and somebody kills them?? 

Then says…

?Three million bucks and the family goes away after a long back and forth.?

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Watch: Former Kentucky Asst. Police Chief Told Recruit to ‘Shoot’ Black Juveniles and ‘F**k’ Their Fine Mama’s

Former Prospect Assistant Police Chief, Todd Shaw

*Racist in Blue outed! Here we go again.

When a recruit was attempting to get information for an essay asked his boss at the time, Prospect Assistant Police Chief,  Todd Shaw, what the right course of action would be if he caught juveniles smoking marijuana, Shaw allegedly responded, “F**k the right thing. If black, shoot them.”

As if that wasn’t sick enough, when the recruit asked what to tell the parents of these juveniles, Shaw said: ?? call their (pa)rents ? if mom is hot then f— her ? if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my d—.”

Shaw continued, ?Unless daddy is black. ? Then shoot him.?

Of course Shaw never expected what turned out to be numerous racist and sexually explicit posts to the unnamed recruit to see the light of day.

But they did. Hey, no one ever said racists were smart.

No one.

It was Jefferson County Attorney Mike O?Connell who came upon and shared these atrocities in a letter he wrote to Prospect Mayor John Evans on Aug. 31.

Shaw resigned from the suburban Louisville department late last year.

O’Connell was investigating an entirely different matter when he stumbled upon the Facebook posts from Shaw to the recruit, and  looking at the video report below, the former Assistant Police chief has embarrassed the entire Louisville Metro Police Department. Continue reading

Internet Angry Over Video of Cop Who Body Slammed Unarmed Female Student

*Cops. It just goes to show how different their perspective on how something actually went down is, from the rest of us. Take this latest incident, where a school resource officer was called to the campus of Helix Charter High School near San Diego around 1:30 p.m. on Friday because a student that was on “suspension status” wouldn’t leave the campus.

The officer is said to have come in, and made an attempt to get the student to leave voluntarily, and when she did not, he “forced” the (already handcuffed) 17-year-old, to the ground.

A statement by La Mesa Chief of Police, Walt Vasquez, reads, “As they were walking, the student became non-compliant on two separate occasions and made an attempt to free herself by pulling away from the officer,” Vasquez said. 

However, the video (scroll down) obviously missed that part.

“To prevent the student from escaping, the officer forced the student to the ground.”

Yes. THAT, was caught! Continue reading

James Baker, Retired LAPD Sergeant Joins Community Activists to Speak on ‘Why the Black Man Has No Peace’

*Well this should be…enlightening. A conference and luncheon where community leaders can have a grown up discussion with a retired LAPD Sergeant. Since he’s retired, I’d think that will mean he can speak freely — and hopefully honestly. Retired LAPD sergeant James Baker will join in the discussion on why it is that the Black man, no matter how rich or poor, continues to be hounded, hated and hunted in society.

Be warned, the promotion for this FREE event wants you to know that they…have no silver or gold to offer you; no big contracts to promise you; no inside banker for you to see; no celebrity endorsements to offer you. WHAT THEY DO HAVE and will present are basic solutions only the right-hearted and humbled can understand. All are welcome, they say, to grab the rope on either side and show our nation, our America, our children that we are worthy of Peace!

Sounds like the kind of party where big boy/big girl pants are required. Continue reading

‘Walking While Black, L.O.V.E. is the Answer’ — The Must-See Doc for Anyone Truly Willing to Affect Change (Watch)

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*Don’t get it twisted.?”L.O.V.E.” aside, this documentary will be hard to take… at least within the first five minutes. It doesn’t necessarily get any easier throughout, but it does shift consciousness along the way, and asks that you do the same.

You may think twice about going to see, ‘Walking While Black, L.O.V.E. is the Answer.’ At least those of you who may find it hard to wrap your brain around anything that immediately brings to mind (and dare I say unites)?the words?cops?and?love?in the same sentence.

But let me put your mind at ease.

In this sense, LOVE is an acronym for?LEARN (about your community and the people in it),?Open?(your heart to the humanity within),?Volunteer?(your service and skillset where you live), and?Empower?(others to do the same).

Created by producer/director AJ Ali and Academy-award-winning cinematographer Errol Webber as director of photography, ‘Walking While Black, L.O.V.E. is the Answer’ features interviews with police officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and more. There is nothing?ordinary about this?film. It’s a documentary that doesn’t ask that you go to your nearest movie theater and check it out, then file it under the “Oh yeah, I saw that film” category as you move on with your life.?It’s?a film with a goal in mind. A film with expectations. A film that begs you to stay present (as in aware), as you move forward.

It may cause you to think of something Barack Obama said in his Final Speech as president.

“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.? If you?re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.? Show up.? Dive in.? Persevere.”

You want to see things change as it relates to?walking while Black?

This film will test just how bad you want that to happen. Continue reading