Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances fromKeur Khaleyi African Dance Company and Abu The Flute Makerat this FREE, fun-filled day! The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: see our latest exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster and tour our entire wonderland campus, including the Jim Rouse Visionary Center & more! A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation. Teachers, come pick up our educational materials and discover the many educational offerings we have available for you and your students. Donations greatly appreciated. For questions, call us at (410) 244-1900.

http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/mlk-day.shtml

Martin Luther King: The Most Dangerous Man in America

http://sincereignorance.com/2015/01/06/martin-luther-king-the-most-dangerous-man-in-america/

Revelation On Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and More

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/21/revelation-on-martin-luther-king-john-f-kennedy-and-more/

Martin Luther King Jr.: America’s Moral Conscious 1967

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/martin-luther-king-jr-americas-moral-conscious-1967/

Martin Luther King The Three Evils of Society

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/martin-luther-king-the-three-evils-of-society/

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/19/rev-martin-luther-king-jr-april-4-1967-beyond-vietnam-a-time-to-break-silence/

Peaceful Protesters

http://sincereignorance.com/2014/11/27/police-brutality-and-protesters/

Reflection of More Than 25,000 People Marching in Protest: NYC

http://sincereignorance.com/2015/01/04/reflection-of-more-than-25000-people-marching-in-protest-nyc/

Lack of Humanity Is One of Our Biggest Failures: Self-Reflection

Many of us are attuned to our own problems usually and rarely stop to consider what other people may have to go through on a daily bases. That leads some people to feel more empathy/sympathy for some while showing a careless mentality towards others.

Some will feel sorrow for the innocent slain cops, while making every excuse in the book for the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. Some people’s heart will go out to the ranchers in the West Cost losing their land due to government manipulation, but not feel anything about some Native American people’s land being pushed over by corporate interest or the unconstitutional activities against the people of Ferguson.

I try not to be that type of a person; I feel pain/sadness for Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Shawn Bell, and anyone else killed or any person who is being taken advantage of by any entity.

The reason why our country is so screwed up (always have been actually) is due to the simple fact/reality that no one stops to consider. Consider why racism, sexism, homophobia, etc are still an issue in our society centuries later. Why one death is more important and heart-wrenching than the other?

Our personal bias, ideology, media outlet we trust and perspective always come into play and it is a type of group or mob mentality. Some people never move passed that, which is why as much progress we have claimed to have made; in reality we really are stagnate. One of the reasons that politics is an extremely easy profession when you think about it. It is really easy to get people to hate each other, really easy. It is simple to play on race in divisive ways (Race itself was partially created for that reason). Many of the isms were created to draw up fear, suspicion, and hatred for others to justify atrocities that would soon take place; still do.

Unless people can grow up and confront these issues head on, it will never change. Some of the seemingly progress we have made, was due to the fact many were brave enough to do this.

I also want to add that we can be a revengeful species; I notice the people who share the brunt of revenge be it on an individual bases or an entire country, innocent people usually suffer the most.

Columbine for example; some kids did horrific things to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, but their reaction was to take innocent lives. 9/11; what those terrorist did was disgusting, but our reaction lead to a lot more innocent deaths. This type of mentality leaves a society (not just ours of course) in a constant state of senseless violence.

Lastly; I want to give my sincere condolences to the families who have fallen victim to police brutality and to the families who have lost such dignified officers, who put their life on the line for others.

After police killed John Crawford at a Walmart, they threatened his girlfriend with jail

 

A newly released video shows Ohio police aggressively interrogating the girlfriend of a young black man officers had shot and killed earlier in the day.

A detective threatened Tasha Thomas, John Crawford‘s girlfriend, with jail time and suggested she was high during an interrogation that lasted more than 90 minutes.

Throughout the questioning, Thomas can be heard pleading with the detective and swearing on the lives of her relatives that she didn’t know Crawford had a gun.

John Crawford’s mom mourns her son’s death after telling his story. (Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images)

On August 5, police shot and killed Crawford at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, near Dayton, after receiving a 911 call that falsely indicated he was waving a real firearm at people. It turned out Crawford was carrying a toy gun, which looked like an assault rifle, that he picked up at the store.

Police then interrogated Crawford’s girlfriend for more than 90 minutes before telling her Crawford was dead, the Guardian’s Jon Swaine reported:

Tasha Thomas was reduced to swearing on the lives of her relatives that John Crawford III had not been carrying a firearm when they entered the Walmart in Beavercreek, near Dayton, to buy crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars on the evening of 5 August.

By George Lopez

Read more:

http://news.yahoo.com/police-killed-john-crawford-walmart-155002241.html

My Commentary

The family of the victims who lives were taken due to false calls to the police or exaggeration should face time and a lawsuit. Maybe then they will stop calling the cops because a Black guy is sitting waiting for his kids in St. Paul MN, walking in Walmart and decided to pick up a toy gun; killed while jogging from practice after someone falsely claimed their laptop was stolen, so the cops decided to shoot at a Black teen jogging from practice. Not only should law makers, and cops be held responsible but the moronic people who call them that created situations like these.

Black Americans are disproportionately likely to be stopped, arrested, and killed by police, according to the available but limited FBI data. These racial disparities remain even in situations in which a shooting victim wasn’t attacking anyone else. Some of these victims were instead killed while allegedly fleeing, committing a felony, or resisting arrest.

J. Cole: “Be Free” Live

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/2014-forest-hills-drive/id940845223

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/2014-Forest-Hills-Drive-Cole/dp/B00POE9JV8

Vince Warren on How Police Officers Get Away with Killing from Ferguson to NYC

Nationwide Protests Take on Police Brutality: Racism

 

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