The Police : COPS DEHUMANIZING BLACKS FOR FUN

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    Dash cam shows Calif. police trying to run over man before shooting him

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    Provided by The Hill Dash cam shows Calif. police trying to run over man before shooting him


    Two Sacramento police officers tried more than once to hit a man with their car before shooting him to death in July, newly released footage shows.
    Dash camera footage of the incident was released last week and published by the
    Sacramento Bee Friday.
    One officer says "f--- this guy" and "I'm going to hit him" as the car tries to run down Joseph Mann.
    "Go for it, go for it," his partner responds.
    The car reverses and drives at Mann again as he runs across the street.
    "Well get him," an officer says as Mann runs out of the way the second time.


    The officers then jump out of the vehicle and few seconds later fire several shots at Mann.
    Police were called to the area after reports of a man acting erratically, and dispatchers said he had been seen with a knife and a gun. A gun was not recovered at the scene.
    Other officers had already responded when the two in question, who have been put on desk duty, pulled up.
    The other officers can be seen in separate footage telling Mann to get on the ground. He doesn't comply and starts to move away from the officers, who pursue him slowly in their car.


    They order him to drop a small knife he had, which he also refuses.
    Mann can be seen running slowly away from the first police vehicles on the scene as the other car speeds in and drives straight at him.
    Methanphetamine was found in Mann's system.
    Mann's family has filed a lawsuit and a claim against the city, the
    Washington Post reported, and plans to amend it with the new footage. Mann's family said he was having a mental health crisis and was "displaying obvious signs of mental distress."
    The suit claims the police did not try to de-escalate the situation and instead went straight to lethal force.
    The July 11 incident took place just days after five police officers were shot in Dallas at a protest for another incident in which police killed a black man.





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    I don't know the answer to your question, Sis. JenaBee, but maybe we need to look at these situations differently. Enlightenment can lead to chaos. Maybe what we are witnessing is a breaking of the chains that have bound us physically and psychologically for generations.

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    Change never promises that it will happen quietly or make us comfortable. Fighting against a system that treats you like crap and thinks of you as crap requires bold thinking and bolder steps.

    Humans have limitations. We can take just so much mistreatment. There are limitations to our physical capacity but, thankfully, not to our mental capacity.

    Being forced to accept that we still live in captivity and at the will of others is not easy to swallow. Learning that we've been taught to hate ourselves and that Black lives don't matter goes directly against nature and what comes natural to us.

    Living in one of the richest countries in the world and forced to live at the lowest economic and social levels generation after generation, will create a strong sense of hopelessness and helplessness in people.

    Where do you direct your anger? The cap will eventually blow off.

    Welcome to modern day slavery. Cops shooting and killing us today is no different than when they lynched us back in the day and left us to hang from a tree to rot before staring eyes. It's a mind control technique. Step out of line and this will be you next.

    The war against Black people never ended, we're just fighting in a different battle.

    When one politician running for president acknowledges that Black people are being slaughtered in the streets by the police, yet at the same time says that Black people should still respect and obey the law, what are they really saying?

    Black people are constantly told to be passive and non-violent in the face of violence against them. I get why we're told to do that, when we try peaceful protests by marching, what difference is it making?

    Do you see any similarities in the images below taken from marches in the 1960s compared to today?

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    And I'm not trying to enter a religious debate here, but I believe this has been part of our problem...

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    Because "they" DO know what they are doing and they are still doing it.

    The size of the nonviolent protest marches, past and present have been impressive . . .

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    But to be truly effective, we need millions of people marching and striking like citizens in India recently demonstrated . . .

    Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages
    Thousands of state-run banks, government offices and factories shut as workers rally against Modi's economic policies.

    Tens of millions of public sector workers have gone on a day-long strike across India, protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies, particularly his plans to push for greater privatisation.



    Thousands of state-run banks, government offices and factories were closed on Friday, and public transport disrupted, in the strike called by 10 trade unions.


    "This strike is against the central government, this strike is for the cause of the working people," said Ramen Pandey, of the Indian National Trade Union Congress.

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    New Report Provides Evidence That Alabama Police, District Attorney Have Framed as Many as 1,000 Innocent Black Men for Drugs, Guns for Years, Many Still in Prison
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    David Love December 3, 2015

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    Pictured in the image above, Carlton Ott, Clark Rice, Steve Hamm, Steve Parrish, David Jay, Michael Magrino, Dewayne Herring, Andy Hughes, Gary Coleman, and Scott Smith (Photo: Henry County Report).

    A shocking new report has come out of Alabama, with documented proof that police in an Alabama town have been framing Black men with guns and drugs for years. According to Henry County Report, officers in the Dothan, Alabama police department planted drugs and weapons on Black men since 1996, with the complicity of those above them, who have since become higher level officials in the city and state. The evidence reportedly shows “irrefutable evidence of criminal activity” at the highest levels of law enforcement.
    Based on documents obtained by the Alabama Justice Project, the
    Henry County Report has found that Andy Hughes, then the head of the city’s narcotics investigation squad and a sergeant, was also leader of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a neo-Confederate group consisting of the squad members.
    “All of the officers reportedly were members of a Neoconfederate organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels ‘racial extremists.’ The group has advocated for blacks to return to Africa, published that the civil rights movement is really a Jewish conspiracy, and that blacks have lower IQ’s,” the
    Henry County Report writes in their report. Hughes is now Assistant Director of Homeland Security for the state of Alabama.

    Also a part of this neo-Confederate group was lieutenant Steve Parrish, who is currently the police chief of Dothan. Parrish and Hughes reportedly held leadership positions in this club, and are pictured in a photo holding a confederate battle flag at a secret meeting held by the group. Although Hughes and Parrish were mentioned in various internal affairs investigations, then-police chief John White and District Attorney Doug Valeska failed to follow department procedures and notify state and federal authorities about the inquiry.


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    Further, since the mid-1990s, Black defendants had accused the police department of wholesale planting of drugs and weapons and wrongful arrests. Specifically, young Black men with clean records were targeted. And in 1998, the department reportedly ignored complaints from a group of white officers concerning the evidence planting and false arrests they had witnessed. Chief White waited for a year before turning over the complaints from the department’s own officers to the Internal Affairs Division. Meanwhile, in 1999, over a dozen officers had allegations of planting guns, marijuana and cocaine on Black men they wrongfully arrested, according to the
    Henry County Report. Each was notified of the investigation against them, and most reportedly failed a polygraph examination.
    Michael Magrino–one of the officers who allegedly planted drugs and guns, and asked Valeska and Hughes to intervene in the internal investigation and participate in the coverup–is now an investigator for the state Indigent Defense Fund. Internal files related to Magrino alone found some 50 cases that were questionably prosecuted. These 50 cases do not include previous cases in which he was the arresting officer, or the numerous other officers who were alleged by their fellow officers of engaging in criminal activity.

    “The documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was covered up to protect the aforementioned officers’ law enforcement careers and keep them from being criminally prosecuted,” the report says.
    This latest report has found that hundreds of Black men were prosecuted based on the planted evidence, with many of the wrongfully convicted men still imprisoned. There are currently two federal lawsuits pending by former police officers Keith Gray and Raemonica Carney Cloyd against the Dothan Police Department, according to
    Henry County Reporter. “The City of Dothan’s residents and its employees are entitled to and deserve local governmental leadership and representation that is void of hate, the impression of hate, racism, discrimination, and inequality from the City of Dothan’s Police Department,” Cloyd said on YouTube. “The selection of former Police Major Steve Parrish as the new Police Chief knowing his long time affiliation and admitted membership as Commander of the Henry Light Infantry Camp #1968…leaves no room for interpretation that the City of Dothan supports what this hate group represents.”
    According to the U.S. Census, Dothan had a population last year of a little more than 68,000 people. If this level of official corruption and criminal misconduct is taking place in an Alabama town, then one can only imagine how much framing of Black men is taking place by racist police officers across the nation.




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    New dashcam footage is backing up the claims of four African-American parole officers who were violently detained by local upstate New York police officers.


    The police in the City of Ramapo claim that they did nothing wrong in how they handled the incident.

    But the parole officers say differently. Mario Alexandre, Sheila Penister, Annette Thomas-Prince, and Samuel Washington just filed a lawsuit against the city. They say that they were terrified and feared for their lives after officer pulled them over and held them at gun point, with assault rifles pointed at them.

    The footage from the dashcam video, obtained by CNN, shows a police cruiser swerve to the wrong side of the road to get to the vehicle where the four African American officers were sitting.

    One officer pulls a gun on the four plaintiffs. Another blocks traffic, using his SUV.

    One of the four emerges from the car with his hands up, even though he had done nothing wrong.

    Five police officers were present, including ones aiming assault rifles.

    Mario Alexandre explains that he was “violently assaulted” when pulled from the vehicle, and “slammed against the car.”

    Police claim they were in the right, however, because of a 911 call on the four officers, “concerned about four individuals observed in bulletproof vests in an unmarked vehicle.”


    Those were in fact department-issued bulletproof vests. They also had gold badges around their neck: a common image of officer that is familiar to virtually everyone.

    The officers even had an official sign placed on the dashboard that read: “State of New York – Executive Department – Division of Parole.”

    That apparently wasn’t enough to identify them as police officers to the racist cops who pulled them over.

    The racist officers involved in the incident were: Lt. Robert Lancia, Capt., Sgt. Margaret Sammarone, Thomas Cokely, and Suffern Sgt. Edward Dolan, according to The Journal News.




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    Milwaukee Police Forcibly Arrested Two Men Last Night for Doing Nothing Wrong. They Got a Surprise When One Was A State Rep and the Other Was From the ACLU.

    Last night in the Sherman Park area, Milwaukee police officers in riot gear wrongfully arrested two men for no good reason. But this time, the men they arrested had the means to demand their rights and were released. The men were Jarrett English, an organizer at the ACLU of Wisconsin, and State Representative Jonathan Brostoff.


    At about 9:30 p.m., a handful of people, including Mr. English and Rep. Brostoff, stood on the northeast corner of Sherman Boulevard and Auer Avenue, observing a large contingent of police officers who had blocked off Auer on the west side of Sherman. The street has been the gathering place for community members since the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith on August 13.
    Numerous officers then forcibly arrested Mr. English as he was walking away as instructed. He was handcuffed, forced to the ground, involuntarily searched, and placed in a police van with Rep. Brostoff. After officials became aware that they had arrested a state legislator, the two were released without charges.
    When I had the chance of speaking with Jarrett, he told me this:
    “The situation was confusing, because I really did not know what I was being arrested for. It was embarrassing and dehumanizing, and I did not feel that I was being treated with the dignity and respect that should be afforded any individual. But I was mostly thinking about all of the young people this happens to every day who don’t have anyone to call to get free. We cannot continue doing this to our people. It has to stop.”


    The Milwaukee Police Department has once again demonstrated its preference for occupation, excessive force, and belligerence over genuine engagement, civil dialog, and de-escalation. People have a right to stand on a street corner – to observe and record the police, as Jarrett was doing, or for any other reason. Unfortunately, rather than protecting people and their rights, law enforcement in this community all too often engages in the sort of destructive behavior to which Jarrett and Jonathan were subjected to last night.
    Although no one deserves to be treated like this, the police made the mistake this time of abusing people who were in a position to insist on their rights. Most people aren’t so lucky.

    Jarrett English, a Milwaukee native, recently wrote about the history of police failures in his city. You can read it here.


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    CORRECTION: The piece originally identified Emilio De Torre as the legal director of the ACLU of Wisconsin. He is the ACLU of Wisconsin's youth and programs director.




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    Justice Department to charge cop in death of Eric Garner
    By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram

    October 25, 2016

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    Washington-based federal prosecutors plan to aggressively pursue charges against NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, a law enforcement source told The Post on Tuesday.

    “It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said of an indictment. “Washington wants to indict him.”

    Federal investigators in Brooklyn were replaced by DC counterparts because of their reluctance to bring charges, the source said.

    The New York feds are privately seething. They accused their Beltway colleagues of trying to “make an example out of Pantaleo” at any cost, said one source familiar with the case.

    “We already … came to a conclusion which they didn’t like. It’s truly disgraceful what they’re doing,” the source said.





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