Cops Plant Drugs and Guns on Black Men

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New York

A former New York City narcotics detective testified in court that planting drugs on innocent people was common practice, a quick and easy way to boost arrest numbers.

According to the New York Daily News, the practice is known among NYPD officers as “flaking,” and officers in Brooklyn and Queens narcotics squads were doing a whole lot of it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/ex-nypd-cop-we-planted-ev_n_1009754.html

According to the DPA, the NYPD has recently come under fire recently for the arrests of more than 50,000 people last year for low-level marijuana offenses – 86% of whom are black and Latino – making marijuana possession the number one offense in the City. The group is also critical of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice.

By all accounts, the former NYPD detective is a bad man who helped put innocent people behind bars for decades, used phony witnesses to get the job done, and even beating some suspects into false confessions.  And he is costing the city millions of dollars.  You know you’re bad when you have a reputation among prisoners for being crooked or when the district attorney begs the judge to throw out the convictions of people you arrested.

Dirty ex-cop Louis Scarcella's framing of innocent black men is costing NYC millions

Philadelphia

In a massive six-year heist, six Philadelphia police officers viciously beat up drug suspects and stole more than $500,000 from the people they were investigating, federal agents said Wednesday.

The corrupt cops, who all specialized in narcotics investigations, were arrested Wednesday. Four of the officers were previously removed from street duty during the two-year federal probe, Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV reported.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/philly-cops-steal-500-000-drug-suspects-feds-article-1.1885741

Leadership Roles in the Black Community

Strong Leaders

Roland Martin Shuts Down Bill O’Reilly

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Jay Smooth Take on Black Lives Matter

 Jay bringing it in as usual.

Is Black Lives Matter Heading Down a Dangerous Path?

Latti’s Perspective  

 Bryan Stevenson Equal Justice: http://www.eji.org/

Black Lives Matter Economics: http://www.kweli.tv/
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement are making sure the presidential candidates don’t take their votes or their concerns for granted. The candidates are being confronted with activists who are responding to a string of deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
Democrats have traditionally won strong margins with black voters and that is unlikely to change in 2016. But in recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has been a stumbling block for the Democratic candidates.
And we will advocate for a decrease in law-enforcement spending at the local, state and federal levels and a reinvestment of that budgeted money into the black communities most devastated by poverty in order to create jobs, housing and schools. This money should be redirected to those federal departments charged with providing employment, housing and educational services.
We will help develop a network of organizations and advocates to form a national policy specifically aimed at redressing the systemic pattern of anti-black law enforcement violence in the US. The Justice Department’s new investigation into St Louis-area police departments is a good start, but it’s not enough. Our ride was endorsed by a few dozen local, regional and national organizations across the country – like the National Organization for Women (Now) and Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation – who, while maintaining different missions, have demonstrated unprecedented solidarity in response to anti-black police violence. We hope to encourage more organizations to endorse and participate in a network with a renewed purpose of conceptualizing policy recommendations.
Black Lives Matter Is Not A Flavor of the Monthhttps://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter
Leaders of Black Lives Matterhttp://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

 #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.
It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all.  Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.  It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.  It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

Black Lives Matter: Ethiopian Jews

All around the world you have people of African descent being targeted, ostracized, and treated as sub-human. Not just in Israel, but the U.S, Brazil and many other countries. It is time that Black Lives Matter became more global and for our ambitions to become even greater. To fight corruption and combat those who are trying to and have been taking  advantage of our culture, our identity, and our sanity. In Dominican Republic you have Haitian migrants and citizens of Dominican Republic being treated as cattle. On an island where 90% of their citizens are indeed of African descent themselves. In many African countries, the trade system is so corrupt that other countries profit more from some African nations’ resources than they do. The aid sent to poor countries within Africa is nothing compared to the wealth allowed to be taken out. Let’s us pick up where Marcus Garvey left off, a global coalition of unity in fighting tyranny. Once we can defend ourselves, it will give us greater power to help other people locally and around the world who are going through similar grievances.

Israel

A History of Violence Against Black Churches

I question the logic and sanity of anyone who assumes today’s world is undoubtedly worse off , when it comes to the dark side of human nature. The mass shooting at a historically Black church in Charleston South Carolina, showcases the new degradation of our society; how far we have declined as a society. To those people I say, expand your knowledge of American and World history. Have we forgotten the four little girls murdered in the early 60’s or how White church goers in the early 1800’s brought guns to their sermons in fear of a revolt from the enslaved and free Black communities. As a country, let us not insult each other’s intelligence any further.

We are either going to face the race problem we have in the U.S, or become buried underneath it. It doesn’t matter that the majority of White society isn’t racist, because many of our government institutions are. Many laws and polices or sub-conscious thoughts are a direct cause of the mass shooting in  SC, the death of Walter Scott, the self-hate some African Americans/Black Americans have, the bad relationship between Black citizens and the police department; the history of lies society globally has made themselves believed and the rabbit hole gets deeper and deeper. Unless you are committed to digging yourself and others out of that hole, you really do not care about the race issues or disease our country suffers.

You can make the American dream a reality or you can continue to believe that we don’t live in two Americas.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/us-dominican-immigration-idUSKBN0OX23220150617

Was Kerry Washington’s Speech on Point?

I personally believe it was; people who have been wrongly ostracized by society shouldn’t be fighting among themselves  and voting against their own self-interest. Why are some of us so against it or sound like the Tea Party? Why did the people from Uganda let White Christians come to their country and tell them homosexuals was bad? Why did they listen and persecuted their own Ugandan people, because White Conservative Christians told them Gays deserved it? You guys should know when you are being used.

I don’t know whom I respect less; the Nigerian government, or people like this that appoint themselves as gatekeepers of traditional African culture and in so doing defend the obviously incompetent regime. How unenlightened to use the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic canon as proof of the unAfricanness of homosexuality when the historical truth is that homophobia was introduced to Africa through organized religion and Victorian values. Before then there is historical evidence that homosexual practice was accepted and even revered by tribes such as the Dogon, Bangala, Hausa (Yan Daudu), Nzema (Agyale) and others.

http://www.msafropolitan.com/2011/12/is-it-unafrican-to-be-gay-the-nigerian-case.html

http://www.ammazingseries.com/the-gay-african/

Native Americans and Police Brutality

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There are 5.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. as of 2011, significantly fewer than the country’s 45 million black Americans (as of 2013). But like black Americans, indigenous people are killed by law enforcement officers at rates that far outstrip their share of the population.

Native Lives Matter

In light of the debate surrounding police violence against minority populations in the United States, one group that is consistently affected, yet continuously excluded from broad public discourse, is Native Americans. American Indians, in fact, suffer the most adverse effects of a criminal justice system which consistently reifies itself as structurally unjust. Unsettling reports of unfair treatment towards Native peoples by law enforcement are not isolated incidents, rather they are endemic of a deeply discriminatory justice system. Native American men are admitted to prison at four times the rate of white men and Native women at six-fold the rate of white women. Additionally, Native Americans are the racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement.

Native Lives Matter Facebook

Native Lives Matter! Advocating Justice and awareness on Police brutality and the many missing, murdered and unsolved deaths of Native people.

https://www.facebook.com/artactivistanon/

http://mic.com/articles/109894/the-police-are-killing-one-group-at-a-staggering-rate-and-nobody-is-talking-about-it?utm_content=bufferf88bc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/native-lives-matter

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/tags/native-lives-matter

I love these women; Franchesca and LaToya Commentary on Race and Police Brutality

In the wake of protests after decisions by two grand juries not to indict police officers in the deaths of two black men, Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric leads a conversation about the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community.

https://screen.yahoo.com/katiecouric/katie-couric-roundtable-blacklivesmatter-180000175.html

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftheroottv.theroot.com%2Fvideo%2FChescaleigh-on-Yahoo-BlackLives%3Fwpisrc%3Dburger&ei=yUa0VL_WB9PGsQSdrICwBw&usg=AFQjCNEpMxSp926LfYnNNbDSg0tGSEyI_A&sig2=HvkkXQysmbuiCp7h_TAakA&bvm=bv.83339334,d.cWc

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