The innocence on death row is probably in the same proportion as the criminals in black robes, that smack gavels, that crack domes. That smack gavels, that smash homes.
-Amir Sulaiman “Danger” #Poetry
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
Atlanta residents throw bricks, hammers at police cars over police brutality caught on video
April 10, 2013
Authorities say a group of residents threw bricks, rocks and hammers at Atlanta police cars amid anger over a recent arrest in their neighborhood east of downtown.
The disturbance happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday because residents were upset about what some consider excessive force used during an arrest by police the day before, which was captured by cellphone video, police said. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campus told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers used batons and pepper spray during Monday’s arrest.
Campos said about 50 people had gathered Tuesday to demonstrate, and officers were sent to monitor them before the items were thrown at their cars. The cars were damaged, but no injuries were reported.
“Some of the protesters set upon the officers, throwing items at them,” Campos told the newspaper. “We understand there were bricks thrown, hammers thrown, some rocks, different debris thrown at them, at their cars.”
Residents in the neighborhood feel like they are unnecessarily and excessively targeted by police patrols and frisking, said Marlon Kautz, a volunteer with a group called CopWatch of East Atlanta, which works with residents in the neighborhood in an effort to prevent police brutality.
Kautz said he arrived at the apartment complex Tuesday evening and saw police shoving and beating two people. He didn’t see anyone throwing bricks or hammers but said he doesn’t doubt it.
“It wouldn’t surprise me because I know the public here is completely outraged by what they see as a continuing pattern of police harassment and violence in this neighborhood. They don’t feel like they have any recourse,” he said.
The neighborhood has traditionally been a poor black neighborhood that has been gentrifying in recent years, which has caused housing prices to rise dramatically and has resulted in some residents being edged out, said Kautz, who has lived in the area for three or four years. The new residents who are moving in are concerned about crime in the area, and that has led to increased police patrols, he said.
I can’t find a link to the video, but I’ll update this post if I see it.
Want to see Lionel Messi and Dani Alves play “Keepy Uppy” from 30 yards during warm-ups?
Of course you do.
Eight month pregnant woman tasered by cops
Thousands of gallons of oil have spilled from a pipeline in Texas, the third accident of its kind in only a week.
Surely a coincidence.
Mos Def Talks About Pac
“To truly understand Pac, you have to understand the Panther movement. The movement was purposely destroyed, and a lot of the Panthers’ families lives were destroyed. It didn’t just hit adults, but also children. Pac was one of those children. He was coming up out of a movement that was so dedicated and so strong, but lost. And in a lot of instances, in any war or tragedy,the people everyone talks about least, and last, are the children. People who were friends weren’t friends no more. A lot of people went to jail. A lot of people died, or were murdered. A lot of people just went crazy. And he was left to deal with that. as were most of the kids in the Panthers. That’s what Pac represented. It’s true he represented the best in human potential, but also represented a child at war: a child who grew into a man.
Coming from those circumstances, how much different would any of us be? How would we have grown up? Would we even have gotten as far as Pac did?”
I personally think that Tupac and Mos Def are both great MC’s but they are different than the rest, they have a message for the people and that’s why they are amazing persons
too bad we waste tax money on dipshits who dropped out of high school instead of putting into education
-_- Yeah, that’s the problem.
We spend too much money on poor people, those scum in our society who are personally, psychologically, emotionally, financially & socially distressed, and we just give EVERYTHING away to people whose personal conditions are so terrible that they give up any chance of earning a living wage (or at least one that doesn’t involve breaking or selling their own body) all so that those greedy bastards can live a life of poverty & incarceration and be subjected to dehumanizing comments like yours.
Our problems definitely aren’t because we spend too much money creating “criminals” with policiies that systemically target people of color and our problems definitely aren’t because the U.S. spends more money on their imperial wars of terror than the whole rest of the world combined spends on their militaries: see infographs here.
And our problems certainly aren’t created by a system in which corporations have more freedom & power in our democracy than ordinary citizens and happily use that power to line their own pockets & leave everyone else dis-empowered with scraps to fight over.
Nope - it’s the fault of “dipshits” who drop out of school. The nerve of those people, being poor & feeling inadequate!
Looks like regular flooding, except it’s not. It’s oil. Leaking in a residential neighborhood. Yup.
oh my god.