Cops tasers AND pepper-sprays black man who is having a stroke.
Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed him using his Taser, and then pepper-spray, on an unresponsive black man sitting in his car.
This makes him a PIG. Whine about it all you want, all you;re doing is supporting a PIG: a cop who abused his power and STUPIDLY and with MALICE AFORETHOUGHT sought to add pain and misery to a black man he, in his infinite stupidity, thought was resisting arrest.
More over the orange thing. If you're interested.
The sheriff of Nelson County, Kentucky expressed relief that a 25-year-old man shot by one of his deputies was white during a press conference on Monday, suggesting that black protesters would become violent because they were misinformed by the media.
Play the jeopardy theme and let that soak in for a moment.
Then over the Great Orange Thing
Yep: The cops shot him.
A white police officer in a small South Carolina town shot and gravely wounded a black homeowner who had called 911 during an attempted home invasion. The officers apparently mistook him for a suspect.
Sheriff’s deputies shot the victim, Bryant Heyward, 26, of Hollywood, South Carolina, on Thursday morning shortly after he called 911 to plead for help because two armed men were trying to break into his home.
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By the time two Charleston County sheriff’s deputies arrived at Heyward’s home, the two suspects had fled and Heyward went to greet the officers at his back door — reportedly holding his brother’s handgun.
He reportedly had the gun firing back at the 2 people who attempted to invade his home.
When he shows up to answer the door for the police....you know how cops are about a black man with a gun.
Founder of TNT Academy Shocked Students & Parents With Racist Comments
All hell broke loose when The founder of TNT Academy in Lilburn Georgia shocked students and parents alike when she made racists comments towards her black graduates.
The principal (and owner, I believe) of this little Christian Academy in either Lilburn or Stone Mountain Georgia (same general vicinity) screws up commencement and cuts off the valedictorian. Some people get upset and start to walk out. Principal just loses it, crabs at the audience about THEIR rudeness, tells the staff to 'close the doors, ostensibly to prevent
people from choosing to exit..(brilliant move).
And then she drops the bomb: more from Raw Story
Gordeuk reportedly tried to get the audience to return to their seats, despite many of them leaving the building, leading to her apparently becoming frustrated.
“I think y’all owe this young man an apology, especially that goober that was coming through with his little thing. That was so rude,” she says, alluding to an unidentified student. “Where are you, you little coward? Come on back up here and let’s talk.”
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“You people are so rude to not listen to this speech,” Gordeuk continues, as the unidentified valedictorian, a white person, stands near her. “It was my fault that we missed it in the program. Look who’s leaving, all the black people.”
At that point, anybody who wasn't already upset, was.
Video after the Fleur-du-Kos
Raw Story posting
Prince on Saturday released “Baltimore,” the song he recorded in response to unrest in the city over the police custody death of Freddie Gray.
The star shared the track, which was recorded at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, through Twitter a day before he was due to play at Sunday’s Rally4Peace concert in Baltimore which he announced this week.
Song available at Raw Story link: I could not figure out how to embed.
NOBODY GOT IN NOBODY’S WAY
SO EYE GUESS U COULD SAY
IT WAS A GOOD DAY
AT LEAST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY IN BALTIMORE
DOES ANYBODY HEAR US PRAY?
4 MICHAEL BROWN OR FREDDIE GRAY PEACE IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF WAR
ABSENCE OF WAR
R WE GONNA C ANOTHER BLOODY DAY?
WE’RE TIRED OF CRYIN’ & PEOPLE DYIN’
LET’S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY
ABSENCE OF WAR – U AND ME
MAYBE WE CAN FINALLY SAY
ENUFF IS ENUFF IT’S TIME 4 LOVE
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR,
IT’S TIME 2 HEAR
THE GUITAR PLAY! (guitar solo)
Just wanted to slide this your way.
We have an ongoing discussion - for lack of a better word - about how to (A) rein in the out-of-control cop behavior we see every day now and (B) providing some sort of support of benefit to their victims.
We all have heard about people suing the police for millions and winning, but it doesn't EVERY actually impact the police.
Chicago has something brewing.
I am bringing the article to your attention and will only excerpt a tiny bit: you must go read it as that is the purpose of this diary.
Victims of Chicago Police Savagery Hope Reparations Fund Is 'Beacon' for World
Police Have Killed 400 People in 2015, A New Grieving Family Every 7.5 Hours
I am posting just a tiny part of this article, currently posted at Alternet because it has a a few facts that do stand out in stark contrast to each others: It isn't terribly long, but, I think, useful and I feel several people at Daily Kos will like this info.
As of May 5, 2015, the police in the United States of America have killed 401 people that we know of.
Deaths By Law Enforcement 2015:
91 in the 31 days of January
85 in the 28 days of February
115 in the 31 days of March
101 in the 30 days of April
8 people in the 5 days of May
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Meanwhile, the Officer Down Memorial Page is reporting gunfire related deaths of on-duty officers is down 43%.
Law Enforcement Deaths 2015:
9/11 related illness: 2
Automobile accident: 12
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 10
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 2
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Deaths of officers directly at hands of suspects this year:
0 in January
0 in February
6 in March
0 in April
2 in May
And I am not meaning this as a compliment.
And no, I didn't exactly find it on facebook - which I tend to avoid save for an occasional peek at what my few freinds have planned. It just has 'facebook' wroitten all over it to me.
It's so stupid in its unrefined awe of cutting a pint of ice cream.
As if this was a gift from God, or something. It is just so brilliant.
I Was Confused When He Cut This Pint of Ice Cream - But It's Genius
And it will just totally change your life for the better.
Yes, a person has discovered how to make ICE CREAM SANDWICHES.
Yes, apparently this is an amazing thing to some people: get cookies the size of a pint of ice cream and SLICE through the contain and sandwich the round ice cream onto the round cookies!
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray
Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with police earlier this week in anger over the death of a black man who suffered severe spinal injuries while in custody.
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“I am shocked that they were charged but I am happy they were charged,” said James Crump, 46, a medical technician. “People are happy and celebrating, and it’s not even New Year’s Eve.”
Well, that was quick: more police all over the US need to be charged with their criminal conduct and all those 'riots' will pretty much go away.
“Justice still hasn’t prevailed yet,” said community college student Earl Tillman, 46, standing in front of Baltimore City Hall. “We have to get hold of this problem. America does. This is a much bigger issue than Baltimore.”
So, so true.
The cops have been charged and arrested.
6:48 p.m. Marches continue Friday night in Baltimore as hundreds trek past booking centers where six officers were processed
• 6:07 p.m.: The six Baltimore officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have a preliminary hearing on May 27, according to court documents available on the state of Maryland's Judiciary Case Search website. Bail for Caesar Goodson, Alicia White, William Porter and Brian Rice was set at $350,000 each. Edward Nero and Garrett Miller each have a bail of $250,000.
This is simply wonderful but, as is cliché to note, a lot of work is ahead to see that the charges stick and these guys never wear a badge ever again.
And then on across America.
A tweet found at CNN:
This seems rather telling...
Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office.
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Residents of the town, some pointing out that the town was probably over-staffed with police, were unconcerned about their safety after the two full-time and three part-time officers quit.
“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance,” resident Martha Miller said. “But I don’t think they hurt the town by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people?”
I like to banter on about things, but, really, what else is to be said?
We know and I cannot 'un-see' the abject racism that flows through all police agencies like a river approaching flood stage.
We get denial after denial after multiple attempts at explaining away and still, when faced with a black person as boss these freaks just up and quit.
So I congratulate the town of Parma and their new mayor who has single-handedly created numerous decent jobs. (Although the locals think the police were WAY overboard in numbers. Stay tuned.)
Seriously, this stunt tells me, again, just how stupid racist people are.
You quit your job in THIS economy?
Just because the new mayor is b-b-b-black?
Black suspect dies after Baltimore cops break his spine in ‘brutal’ police beating
Freddie Gray had to undergo a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box on Tuesday, after he was released by the police. He died today after days of remaining in a coma.
The 27-year old was arrested last week for an undisclosed violation. The police said that he was restrained on the ground by an officer during the arrest, but appeared to be fine when he was taken to the district station. However, a cell phone video shows that the arresting officers used force that some may seen as “brutal.”
You'll probably want to see this, if you aren't a republican or other form of intellectually-stunted, anti-science moran.
And if you UNDERSTAND THE REALITY of climate change, you'' probably get a lot of use out of this resource.
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts
This map viewer illustrates the scale of potential coastal flooding for various amounts of sea level rise. Water levels are shown as they would appear during the highest high tides.
The Interactive Map
How were these data collected?
Detailed elevation maps of coastal areas are combined with local and regional tidal variability to show the likely extent of inundation after various amounts of sea level rise. Generally, the mapping process used to produce the viewer can be described as a modified bathtub approach, one that attempts to account for local and regional tidal variability and hydrological connectivity.
Use the slider bar above to see how various levels of sea level rise will impact this area.
Levels represent inundation at high tide. Areas that are hydrologically connected are shown in shades of blue (darker blue = greater depth).
Low-lying areas, displayed in green, are hydrologically "unconnected" areas that may flood. They are determined solely by how well the elevation data captures the area's hydraulics. A more detailed analysis of these areas is required to determine the susceptibility to flooding.
I don't know if it can be embedded or not. Just click the link and study the map.