Category Archives: POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

Police, and Grand Juries in America don’t think Black Lives Matter, so we must remind them.

mike3“Police-related deaths follow certain patterns. A 2012 study found that about half of those killed by the police each year are mentally ill, a problem that the Supreme Court will consider 2015. Young black men are also 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to one ProPublica analysis of the data we have. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which shows that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall. In short, people who belong to marginalized communities are at a higher risk of being shot than those who are not.

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http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/12/12/3601771/people-police-killed-in-2014/


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie“Race doesn’t really exist for you because it has never been a barrier. Black folks don’t have that choice.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah


I swear to the Lordlangston-hughes-granger
I still can’t see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.

~Langston Hughes, The Black Man Speaks


https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/black-lives-matter/

The Democratic/Republican 2016 Presidential Ticket

queenhillarypoliticalstreetdotcomThe Democratic/Republican 2016 Presidential Ticket

kingjebusanesdotcomQueen Hillary Rodham Clinton and King John Ellis Bush

If they simply exclude
all others from the debates
and spend billions on airtime,
they should win handily.

The American people are ready for a monarchy.
Then the shooting of unarmed Americans would not
provoke so much discussion and rancor.

corporate welfareAnd all these crocodile tears
about 27 active warfronts
can be washed down the gutters,
along with the blood and guts
from unarmed victims of police militarization.

But we may have to send survivors
to Canada for treatment, since America
will remain one of the few nations
who refuse to provide nonprofit heath care.
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(in a 2010 comparison with
Australia, Canada,
Germany, Netherlands,
New Zealand, and the U.K.,
…the U.S. A. had the second lowest rank in quality of care.
(See more at:http://dpeaflcio.org/the-u-s-health-care-system-an…/)

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The Murder of Mike Brown

We know exactly what happened to Mike Brown.

mikeHe was not armed.
But a white cop chased down the unarmed teen and shot at him at least ten times, eventually killing Mike Brown with shots to the head.

Mike Brown had no  weapon.

Multiple Witnesses agree the
Mike Brown execution was avoidable.

http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2014/8/12/the_killing_of_michael_brown_missouri

Michael-Brown-Protest-PoliceMike Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in broad daylight on a hot Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri. Consequently, eyewitnesses were standing at virtually every angle to observe exactly what happened that day. Seven have come forward publicly. Many gave interviews in the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Canfield Drive.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/31/1340611/-The-complete-guide-to-every-public-eyewitness-interview-in-the-shooting-death-of-Mike-Brown

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“When he stepped foot on that street, the officer told him to stop again, and he fired three shots…When he (Brown) got hit, he staggered like, ‘Oh,’ and his body moved. Then he looked down…His hands were up like this (he gestures with arms out to the side and palms upward), and he was looking at the officer and was coming toward him trying to keep his feet and stand up. The officer took a few steps back and yelled, ‘Stop,’ again, and Michael was trying to stay on his feet…He was 20 to 25 feet from officer, and after he started staggering, he (Wilson) let off four more rounds. As he was firing those last rounds, Michael was on his way down. We were thinking, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, brother, stop, stop.’ He was already on his way down when he fired those last shots.”

Mike BrownEchoing the feelings of many Canfield residents, the witness told the paper, “What transpired to us, in my eyesight, was murder. Down outright murder.”  

An independent autopsy of police brutality victim Mike Brown seemed to confirm eyewitness testimony that he was executed while attempting to surrender to officer Darren Wilson.

The family hired Dr. Michael M. Baden, a well respected forensic pathologist, to do a second examination of their son, because they did not want to depend on the police and government agencies to investigate themselves.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/20/everything-know-shooting-michael-brown-darren-wilson/

mike-brown“The Brown family wanted to have this autopsy performed on their behalf because they did not know whether the federal officials were going to conduct their own independent autopsy, and they did not want to be left having to rely on the autopsy done by the St. Louis law enforcement agencies ‒ the same individuals they feel are responsible for executing their son in broad daylight. So therefore, that is why they begged and pleaded to have an independent autopsy done,” Benjamin Crump, the lead attorney for the Brown family told reporters.

878Police Shooting Missouri VigilThe autopsy found that the 18-year-old boy was struck with 6 bullets.  The bullet that likely ended his life came through the top of his head and exited from his eye, could indicate that he was on his knees with his hands up, facing the officer as he was shot.

“What does this preliminary autopsy tell us? It verifies that the witness accounts were true, that he was shot multiple times and it’s going to be one of those things that we have to get all the witness statements out and look at all the autopsies, all the evidence, to put this picture together,” Crump said.

Daryl Parks, another attorney representing the Brown family, said that there is “ample evidence” to arrest the officer responsible.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/mike-brown-autopsy/#ezPSJzWBkg39E8tk.99