Black People Politics : The Congressional Black Caucus Voted Overwhelmingly to Continue Militarizing Police

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  1. RAPTOR

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    In the aftermath of the militarized police response to Ferguson protesters,
    observers are wondering what when wrong. According to a report in The Week,
    among the things that went wrong were the votes of a majority of Congressional
    Black Caucus members:

    In June of this year, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) introduced an
    amendment to halt the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which distributes
    hundreds of millions of dollars of military-grade weapons and
    equipment to local police annually. The amendment overwhelmingly
    failed, and just seven out of 41 voting members of the Congressional
    Black Caucus (CBC) supported it.

    Read more: http://breakingbrown.com/2014/09/th...erwhelmingly-to-continue-militarizing-police/
     
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    :haha:
    They are politicians... not leaders of African Americans.
     
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    Thank the people that voted them to office and who are going to continue to do so in the future.
     
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    Be that as it may, it still bares noting. For where will these
    paramilitary law enforcers will be positioned richly in black
    neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that many in these misleader-
    ship class come from.
     
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    Probably because the people allow themselves to be governed by those which don't represent or protect them... and in the same point, don't arm themselves for their own protection.

    They hold crappy AR15s... A version of the horrible M16... you could do better. I know I did.
     
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    ...Which has a lot to do with a collectives misunderstanding of politics. That mere voting doesn't do it. It is only one
    piece of the political puzzle.
     
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    Police militarization
    Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by indya, Wednesday at 1:26 PM

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/police-militerization.81512/
     
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    Here's an opportunity to help those ones you describe, Black-king; below we have a Watch Thread on Politicians, so that voters and constituents can navigate around the culprits ... share this link when you can:


    On going Corruption watch thread (Watch List)
    Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by shaka64, Friday at 9:15 PM

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/on-going-corruption-watch-thread-watch-list.81537/


    shaka64
    indya
    butterfly#1
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    :toast:


    Their interest is just political...no wonder their voices are silent when black folks are killed by the police.....SMH:(
     
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    The should call themselves by another name...because they sure don't represent the interest of black folks.:(
     
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