Darren Wilson Job Woes

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Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Missouri police officer who gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown in August of 2014, is now crying that he can’t find a job as a police officer with any other department.

Wilson was, almost unbelievably, cleared of any and all criminal charges. But in spite of that, he told The New Yorker that his killing of the African American teenager is “too hot an issue, so it makes me unemployable.”Wilson now says that he lives in anonymity in an unnamed suburb of St. Louis.

What has he been doing since losing his job as a police officer?

No Police Department Will Hire Darren Wilson Now

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/08/03/no-one-will-hire-darren-wilson-as-a-cop.html

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/10/the-cop

Ferguson Triples Black Political Representation

Quota-Based Policing Lingers

In New York City, police rarely talk on the record at all, especially about a touchy subject like quotas. But Officer Adhyl Polanco is an exception.

“The culture is, you’re not working unless you are writing summonses or arresting people,” says Polanco.

One of the dirty secrets in law enforcement that no one likes to talk about is quotas. Police departments routinely deny requiring officers to deliver a set number of tickets or arrests. But critics say that kind of numbers-based policing is real, and corrodes the community’s relationship with the police.

http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=395061810&m=397450765&t=audio

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/04/395061810/despite-laws-and-lawsuits-quota-based-policing-lingers

The Global African: Ferguson, Iran, & Urban Development Pt. 2

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/

Kendrick Lamar’s Billboard 100 Comments on Ferguson and More

“I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—ed up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within.”

Before I dissect Kendrick’s comments, let us stop acting as if Kendrick Lamar is a Johnathan Gentry; he isn’t. I respect Kendrick as an artist and as a person, but his comments were inaccurate to a degree. Yes self-reflection is important, but let’s not pretend or misdirect what is really happening here. Black Americans are not disrespected on a daily basis, because a few do not respect themselves or the rich heritage they come from. We’ve been disrespected and marginalized since slavery became a legal institution exclusively towards Black Americans by 1650. We’ve been disrespected and marginalized, since the days of Jim Crow and Tulsa Oklahoma. It is completely disingenuous for anyone to say Black Americans aren’t being treated properly under the law, because a few do not think more of themselves.

In addition to that it is also not rational to rationalize unconstitutional behavior by pointing at someone else’s self-loathing. It is like saying a victim needs to look within themselves to figure out why they are being victimized. How about the victimizer delve in this self-reflection as well? Anyone who knows me know I am about self-empowerment and leaving excuses to the waist side. That means I will also not accept failure from my community, but I will not defend, rationalize or legitimize others spitting on my community.

Now I will leave off with a great song from Kendrick, because I do love myself!

Favorite Verse

[Verse 3]
I went to war last night
With an automatic weapon, don’t nobody call a medic
I’ma do it till I get it right

I went to war last night
I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent

Duckin’ every other blessin’, I can never see the message
I could never take the lead, I could never bob and weave
From a negative and letting them annihilate me
And it’s evident I’m moving at a meteor speed

Finna run into a building, lay my body in the street
Keep my money in the ceiling, let my mama know I’m free
Give my story to the children and a lesson they can read
And the glory to the feeling of the holy unseen
Seen enough, make a motherfucker scream, “I love myself!”

Bad News For Ferguson’s Prosecutor Bob McCulloch

As I have always stated, the truth always comes out.

St. Louis Public Radio

A grand juror is suing St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch in an effort to speak out on what happened in the Darren Wilson case. Under typical circumstances, grand jurors are prohibited by law from discussing cases they were involved in.

The grand juror, referred to only as “Grand Juror Doe” in the lawsuit, takes issue with how McCulloch characterized the case. McCulloch released evidence presented to the grand jury and publicly discussed the case after the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, then a Ferguson police officer, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American.

Let’s look at the facts as well, Michael Brown was shot 150ft away from the cop vehicle yet police lied and stated 30ft for 108 days straight. Darren Wilson stated he was punched in the face 3 times by a young man who weighed 250lbs and was 6’4; where was the physical bruises?

A law that was ruled unconstitutional in 1985 was given to the grand jury; why?

Early on in the proceedings, Assistant District Attorney Alizadeh handed out copies of a law that was ruled unconstitutional in 1985. In essence it set the bar for use of excessive force lower than is permissible. Simply put, ADA Alizadeh told the jury that it was permissible to shoot a fleeing suspect.

http://radio.foxnews.com/2014/11/27/shocker-mcculloch-instructed-grand-jury-on-law-that-was-unconstitutional/

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-juror-sues-mcculloch-says-he-mischaracterized-wilson-case

More sources 

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-juror-sues-mcculloch-says-he-mischaracterized-wilson-case

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/05/ferguson-michael-brown-grand-juror-sues-gag-order/21284797/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/bob-mcculloch-wilson-case_n_6417370.html

http://conservativeread.com/grand-juror-in-missouri-police-shooting-case-sues-prosecutor/

Disclaimer: I try to mix Liberal, Local, Conservative, Libertarian, etc sources so no one can claim this is a Liberal or whatever agenda. I know people who are polarized within their group outlet distrust sources from the others. 

St.Louis County prosecutor should be investigated for conspiracy to suborn perjury

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon should appoint a special prosecutor to to investigate St.Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch and his two assistant prosecutors for engaging in a conspiracy to suborn perjury in the Michael Brown shooting case and Darren Wilson should be charged with murder for killing Michael Brown.

Witness 40, whom we now know to be Sandra McElroy, was the only grand jury witness who corroborated Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown grunted, lowered his head and bull-rushed him leaving him no alternative except to shoot him to death. Her testimony was contradicted by 16 eyewitnesses who testified that Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown as he raised his hands in the universal gesture of surrender.

The truth always come to light, and I knew this would come into fruition. 

Lying Under Oath And Perjury

“It’s a legitimate issue. But in the situation — again, because of the manner in which we did it — we’re not going to file perjury charges against anyone. There were people who came in and yes, absolutely lied under oath. Some lied to the FBI — even though they’re not under oath, that’s another potential offense, a federal offense.

“But I thought it was much more important to present the entire picture and say listen, this is what this witness says he saw — even though there was a building between where the witness says he was and where the events occurred, so they couldn’t have seen that. Or the physical evidence didn’t support what the witness was saying. And it went both directions. …

“I thought it was much more important that the grand jury hear everything, what people have to say — and they’re in a perfect position to assess the credibility, which is what juries do.”

Certain witnesses who spoke before the grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown told obvious lies under oath, St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Friday.

“Clearly some were not telling the truth,” he said during an interview on KTRS 550. He added that he’s not planning to pursue charges against any lying witnesses.

http://firedoglake.com/2014/12/17/st-louis-county-prosecutor-should-be-investigated-for-conspiracy-to-suborn-perjury/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/19/371940004/st-louis-grand-jury-heard-witnesses-who-lied-prosecutor-says

 http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/some-witnesses-lied-to-michael-brown-grand-jury-mcculloch-says/article_fd6effff-fc82-5df2-a248-cb93587847c7.html

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.

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