Black People : How Activists Are Responding to the NYPD's Attempts to Thwart Black Lives Matter

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By Peter Rugh

    The New York Police Department has reportedly been giving young adults free tickets to screenings
    of "Selma," and last month, on Martin Luther King Day, officers with the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn's
    Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood even drove a group of local teens to see the film, which
    depicts the historic march for voting rights. At the same time, however, the NYPD has sought to
    thwart, criminalize and defame the current incarnation of civil rights activism underway in New York
    treating the Black Lives Matter movement as a threat on par with terrorism.

    On Feb. 10, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton asked lawmakers in Albany to elevate resisting
    arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. Arrestees going limp and forcing officers to carry them off to
    jail was a common tactic of the civil rights movement — which has continued to this day — and is
    considered resisting arrest by the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies. At the end of January,
    Bratton announced he is arming a new unit called the Strategic Response Group with machine guns
    that will "assist us in dealing with demonstrations." Speaking at a breakfast organized by the Police
    Foundation, Bratton explained that the unit "is designed for dealing with events like our recent
    protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris."

    Since grand juries in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island opted late last year not to indict police officers
    for killing unarmed, black civilians, Black Lives Matter demonstrators in New York have staged
    "die-ins" by the thousands and shut down major traffic thoroughfares such as the West Side Highway
    and the Holland Tunnel. As in many locations across the country, Black Lives Matter marches and
    rallies have been angry and participants and organizers sharply critical of police but, by and large,
    they have not been violent.

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    Any activist also remembers this

    Sometimes those who know don't say

    Those who say don't know

    fyi
     
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    "Since grand juries in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island opted late last year not to indict police officers
    for killing unarmed, black civilians, Black Lives Matter demonstrators in New York have staged
    "die-ins" by the thousands and shut down major traffic thoroughfares such as the West Side Highway
    and the Holland Tunnel."


    Uhhhhhh....well, I guess that's nice, but what about the black on black slaughter that goes on in Chicago, Memphis, Oakland, Detroit, Birmingham, Newark, etc? Do those black lives matter? Why no "Black Lives Matter" protests and rancor for them???
     
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    More whites kill whites. No one talks about that. Don't be distracted by an irrelevant argument





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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First of all

    One organization or movement can't resolve all of our peoples issues etc

    Second of all

    give back what you expect in return

    Not a good start to berate and chide people here for things that we are also concerned and worried about too

    but aren't motivated by gloom and doom takes ad nauseam

    fyi
     
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    "More whites kill whites. No one talks about that. Don't be distracted by an irrelevant argument"

    More whites kill whites?? Duhhhhh???!!! What does that mean? Of course the majority of white homicides are committed by whites. That is not in dispute! But no other racial group in America suffers the percentage of violent crimes and homicides more than black people. And the number one tormentors who reduce black communities to killing fields and subject its civilian population to mass criminal violence -happens at the hands of other blacks! Yes, I know this hurts your feelings but the truth comes with a price -it hurts sometimes!

    Did you know the leading cause of death for black males 18-34 is homicide? And did you know these homicides are at the hands of "other blacks and not whites" (or any other non-black group)? Don't think so? Look at the "top ten cities" in the US with the highest rates of criminal violence and homicides -THEY ALL HAVE LARGE BLACK POPULATIONS AND THE VICTIMS ARE MAJORITY BLACK! This is not conjecture, rumor speculation, innuendo or personal opinion. It is one of documented fact! DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH! No irrelevant arguments here my friend....sorry. Black lives matter? Ha! What a sad joke! E'nuff said.....
     
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