walking while black : michael brown

LDizzle > Pokey the Bandit • 6 hours ago

But we know this cop killed this kid…this isn’t a case of being ‘falsely accused’
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desertguardsman > LDizzle • 5 hours ago

Obviously the officer felt that his life was endangered by this kid. There is way more to this story than is being told and right now everything is one sided – a story that I don’t give any credibility to.
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wiseoldsnail > desertguardsman • a few seconds ago

he’s a murderer . he should feel afraid for the rest of his life

there is almost nothing more to this story

cop abusively addresses two young men … boys really … for walking in the street while black

even if the boys committed theft, as accused, pulling a gun on them is illegal

boys shrug him off, as they’re about to arrive at their destination

cop becomes (instantly? steroidally?) enraged, and abruptly and violently opens his door into the boys, making it bounce back toward him (assaulting the boys with his car door, door assaulting him on the rebound … is this how his face got hurt?)

even more enraged, cop chooses to attempt to pull one of the boys into the car by his neck

likely that boy … young man … michael brown, struggled in self-defense, while being illegally strangled and assaulted by this cop, as the cop attempted to kidnap him

cop becomes more enraged at young mister brown’s attempts to resist being kidnapped, pulls out his gun and points it at the young man, who, up ’til now still has not committed any arrestable offense recognized by the world of law

about this time, possibly the young man, in self-defense, attempts to either push away or take the gun, to save his own life from murder by cop (i don’t actually believe this . this is gratuitous surmising in response to the cop’s claim that brown tried to take his weapon) . in fact, the cop originally lied and reported that the boys were ‘suspects’ having supposedly (finally a police report … any proof?) robbed a nearby store

really what happened at this time, and another possible explanation as to how the officer got ‘swelling in his face’ (if it wasn’t from banging his face into something after the fact to ‘prove’ he had an excuse to put ten bullets into a young man for walking while black) is that the officer darren wilson fired his weapon from within the cruiser, from very near to his own face … AT the young man who had dared to walk in the street while black

then, the two young man hightailed it out of there, attempting to escape someone who was quite apparently trying to kill them

the cop chose to chase and shoot some more

when his victim had already been shot and already stopped running, with hands in the air, the officer darren wilson executed him for putting his hands in the air while black

any questions?

somewhere in times to come

©

whether you make it
whether you don’t
your name is on my mind
whether you come back
or you stay gone
we won’t forget you
we won’t let you go alone

whether you’re here now
or you’re just a memory
i see you clear as the moon is round
whether your whisper
is just a fantasy
i’m gonna listen for you
i know what’s missing
which way have you gone

we know how the sun shines
we know how a tear blinds
we don’t know which way the road winds
but it takes us home

whether you hear me
or you’re too far beyond
i’m gonna cry your name
whether you answer
or you keep traveling on
we know you’re out there
we’ll see you somewhere in times to come

explosions

©

 

celebrating wars in darkness of night
detonation
streams of light
gunshots hidden under rip of
fires cracking
static noise making fright
empires rising
explosions surprising urban villagers
breaking silence
celebrating the menace that is war

celebrating capitalist winners
while veterans moan in alleys

capitalist swimmers drinking overpriced wines
war sinners professing love for
mythological gods
confessing lost ideas

the myth of profits
leering from lofty heights

profiteering war criminals
ex-presidents
guards with guns
dead presidents
guards with guns
dancing on graves
dancing in tombs
of dead veterans
stomping on hearts of mothers of dismantled soldiers
dispersed by explosions
parts immersed in dust
pouring like liquid over flesh and bone

explosions rocking hearts and memories
of every traumatized soldier
post traumatic stress disability
shell shocked mothers of soldiers
mothers of children lost to street wars
fathers of every sacrificed son and daughter
wincing at every blast

drops of water salted with grief
discreetly wet the lashes of celebrants
grand parents of great warriors

the last and final shebang
followed by gunfire
celebrating the celebration with more
sounds of violence

sounds of war

 
 

response to racism : kkk flyer

tuesday 1 april 2014

today i received the flyer below at the bottom of this page

response to racism transcript

i decided to follow instructions and dial the number, remembering to block my own number : *67 336 432 0386 . the voice on the other end was that of a racist member of the ku klux klan, spewing and inciting racial hatred

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from the front page of their website :

‘Any member or supporter who wants to Donate funds to the Loyal White Knights of the KKK to help keep it going. Send check or money order to Secretary Amanda Barker : P.O. Box 54, Pelham, N.C. 27311′

i’m inviting people to call the number and leave a message, or send mail to the above address . meanwhile, if anyone is able, it would be worthwhile to find a way to look into the finances of this group to assure that they are reporting all income!

there are other numbers to call and addresses to which a person can send comments at this pastebin location

jews are not all zionist

regardless of the genetic makeup of the people in israel : the apartheid politics of zionist warmongering israel is the enemy of all people . no different than the colonial antics of amerikkka, parcel stolen by england … our genetics matter to who we are, our ancestors and ethnic cultures feeding into our spirits … but how we choose to live is another thing : israel, as a state, is a war criminal, just like amerikkka

many israeli jews, from no matter where, and just like many u.s. jews and jews around the world, are against the zionist ideology and consider it a direct affront to judaic teachings

nobody ‘belongs’ in israel (or anywhere) if they’ve gone to enslave and terrorize the previous inhabitants

$11.6 billion dollars

. building a system of small, localized clean wind and solar power, using as close to natural ingredients as possible, will immediately disengage us from the worldwide wars being fought over the power to control toxic non-renewable fuels, the extraction of which (subsidized by us) does irreparable damage to the very planet and atmosphere on which we depend to survive . eliminating the need to transport these toxins will eliminate the need for toxic cleanups, and spare us the health and economic costs of further destruction and pollution
. invest in positive relationships by supporting education and organic food farming around the world . by educating ourselves and our children, we support ingenuity, and reduce poverty, which reduces crime . by making international friends through positive interactions instead of making enemies by bullying and pilfering the world for fuels, we’ll also greatly reduce the need to defend ourselves, as we will reduce the number of enemies, and experience support from around the world
. begin the complete nuclear disarmament and the dismantling of the nuclear energy debacle . every nuclear facility is now beyond it’s projected safe lifespan, and the notion of ‘safe’ has been proven a farce of great magnitude
. defund every national and international deal which involves the people in the u.s. financially supporting any and every military and mercenary offensive action everywhere . this includes funding for such projects as the zionist expansion movement by the israeli government and military, and funding for such actions as the u.s. military and mercenary invasion and occupation of iraq . this part of the policy would replenish some of what is spent disassembling the nuclear establishment
. fund local, elected, non-police affiliated, non-prosecutor affiliated twelve-member commissions all over the country to hold police and both private and public security agencies accountable to abide by the laws of this country in every interaction in which they engage with the people . empower the commission by providing complete funding toward a full legal staff and team of investigators . empower the commission with the right and responsibility to directly financially penalize officers and agents, to fire, and to publicly report any sanctions or other results of their investigations . those funds can be recovered by requiring that officers and agents who create circumstances which lead to civil claim settlements or judgements pay those debts themselves, and prohibit those debts from being extracted from city, county, state, and federal budgets . holding police and agents accountable for their actions will save the people from financing those payouts, and ultimately save great sums of money which currently are spent to run civil cases through the system, up the court ladder
. implement and fund a requirement of immediate drug testing for every officer and agent involved or being accused of being involved in any use of force or other abuse of power whatsoever, no matter who is claiming the force was used or power abused . again, this would, in the long run, be a deterrent to the type of violence by police which stems from steroid and other substance use . by reducing the use of steroids and other drugs, violent attacks by police would be reduced, which in turn would prevent the lawsuits mentioned above
. enact and financially support the enforcement of high standards of nutritional and health provisions for prisoners in every jail and prison under the jurisdiction of the american people, whether on home or foreign soil or water, from the brig to the state prisons . provide funding for complete renovation necessary to transform every place used for incarceration of humans to support educational and trades instruction, to become the rehabilitation centers we need to put an end to mass incarceration altogether . begin a process of educational effort so profound as to create a situation where super minimum security sites would be able to be used for those people who’ve committed non-violent offenses, and have no way to offer more direct, restorative reimbursement for their offense . fund well-staffed, high quality, respectful mental health care to every person in custody who requests or requires it
. develop and implement single payer health care option, while also funding serious enforcement of strict regulations of private insurance and health care providers



capitalism is a feeder . all it breeds is greed

capitalism the consumer
swallowing whole to fill a gaping wound of the spirit
no sense of balance
hunger trounces the victor
with bags and loads of money
his pale facade revealing
the reeling retreat
of one needing to eat once again
twice in a morning
while those left staring at the gaping wound in the dirt
near the once clear river
no water to drink or drip into gullies of seeds
the victor agreed to bring water
which is carried along
wrapped in thinly veiled toxins
dioxins masquerading as art and design
shards of the new pottery
lining the stomachs of dolphins
those ones standing there near the water
they can’t drink
are left with no lunch
after seeing no breakfast
the rest of the day spent in anguish
while the victor plays golf on the green

bees lean on each other and gasp

legalese : use of force

Whereby people have been and are being threatened, terrorized, assaulted, wrongfully arrested, illegally detained, incarcerated, injured, frightened, belittled, insulted, intimidated, beaten, or shot dead while unarmed, or while presenting no threat to any person, or while committing no illegal act;

Whereby citizens are the best informed members of communities to define and recognize abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes;

Whereby the history of police and other government officials have failed to adequately address these illegal and violent uses of force;

Whereby those so treated are under continued threat of further abuse by authorities paid by citizens; or by mercenaries employed by government, business, or private citizens; or by self-appointed vigilantes in retaliation for reporting such treatment;

Whereby conflicts of interest posed by these agencies investigating themselves have produced corrupt results;

 

We hereby enact this new legislation which shall

Disable and repeal all special privacy protections for every ‘security’ related person and job description now experiencing enhanced protections of their privacy, including, but not limited to: police, mercenary private security, city managers, prosecutors, judges, ‘correctional’ officers or any other titled jail or prison personnel, or any person in possession of authority or influence to wield or direct violent enforcement tactics;

Require the creation of a paid elected public safety/police accountability commission of at least twelve citizens, all of whom are not and have never been otherwise employed in the position of law enforcement; design said commission with respect to the proposal developed and submitted by the members of PUEBLO and supported by the vast majority of the people who appeared to consider it before the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee;

Require every person employed in a position from which force can be used to acquire obedience or submission to sign a job description agreement which includes, but is not limited to, agreeing to have personnel and investigative records related to any and all accusations of any and all illegal activities or uses of force be readily available for public viewing online and via requests for that information at all times at no charge to the employers of said employees, aka the people

Require that police and mercenary aka ‘security’ forces abide by use of force standards set by aforementioned paid elected commission of at least twelve citizens;

Require that all relevant laws, past, present, and future, shall describe and define the word “threaten” to include such concepts as: the living and deadly fact that an armed police officer or private security for big business, are, by definition, to be considered armed and dangerous at all times: i.e. subject to whatever uses of force might be deemed necessary for a victim or potential victim of imminent harm to effect a successful defense against attack by said armed official;

Require that such defense against uses of force be considered, ‘reasonable’, ‘acceptable’ or ‘appropriate’ use of force;

Require that the investigation of every incident which includes use of force by police or any government employee, including the physical or political or managerial use of force by every government paid person, shall be accomplished by aforementioned public safety/police accountability commission

Require that every “use of force” investigation shall include immediate and mandatory follow-up drug testing for all substances: especially steroids, alcohol, and any other substances past, present and future which are or have been found to induce a heightened state of agitation; require that such testing be funded directly by the officer who has been shown to have used force, or by the union to which the officer belongs; disallow the use of public funds for such testing

Require that every such “use of force” investigation shall include immediate sequestration of each and every officer of the law being accused of using excessive force, for the purpose of questioning and interrogation by citizen investigators appointed by the aforementioned citizen police accountability commission, and that any officer who is shown by evidence or witness statement to have used excessive force be arrested and arraigned for every applicable law which makes such actions illegal for the general population

Require criminal prosecution of every person found in violation of law, without special considerations for those in positions of power

Require criminal prosecutions of use of force standards set by the people, double criminal penalties for any and every person found in violation of said standards while also holding government or other ‘security’ power – either by direct or indirect (mercenary) employment – to exercise said authority with a loaded weapon or the power to enact laws or instigate or allow the violent enforcement of laws by police or mercenary forces (including, but not limited to private security forces);

Require, for any public servant shown to have committed excessive use of force by an independent commission, immediate and permanent removal from, and ineligibility for, any government, or government funded, employment – including but not limited to, law enforcement, and including any position of employment which empowers a person to use force in the commission of their duties, no matter how remote; this section completely disqualifies a person from running for and/or holding publicly funded political office, as those holding such offices are in power to use police forces against the public

Require complete and permanent disarmament of any person found guilty of abuse of authority by said elected citizen commission under this or any relevant law

These laws shall be valid and applicable immediately within the customary established period of simple legal review, and shall be retroactively applied to any case to which they might apply which, for any reason, comes up for review, including that any person shall receive, upon request, a new investigation into any use of force by government paid personnel which occurred at any time in the past, with no statute of limitations applying; such re-investigations into past uses of force by police and other so empowered public employees shall commence immediately upon passage, with cases where a member of the public is currently incarcerated under questionable circumstances regarding use of force by police taking precedence. Prioritizing thereafter shall be done upon requests by the aforementioned police accountability commission, and members of the public, in that order.

my evening tirade

root causes of terror and drug use : people who profit by causing them . money and power : the profits of war, destruction, misery : the same people going to ‘repair’ the damage . government contractors . cia . cia crashed a cia plane full of cocaine : financing wars with drug money

some drug use is not a problem . there is much more ‘legal’ pharmaceutical drug use than ‘illicit’ use . addiction is a product of propensity with circumstance . but incarceration itself contributes to addiction . profit motive creates the circumstance of availability . availability in turn creates habit …

terror is profitable : it’s easier to get a terrorized (or drug addicted) population to, for instance, agree to wars of aggression . or agree to work for sub subsistence wages and beg for the rest . the slow terror of poverty : up all night afraid . the slow death of incarceration : poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, isolation … all profitable . all done in trade

my evening tirade

free will

individual freedom of choice, in the hands of those who care nothing for their neighbor, is a weapon.

this has played out so many times throughout history : in societies where people care for one another, there is higher incidence of joy and good health.

some exercise free will with complete disregard for consequences to others and the planet on which we depend.

i feel no obligation to honor the opinion or free will of, say, a murderous cop or hyper polluting greedy ceo.