#BLACKLIVESMATTER

tumblr_nf8ztx3pr21qexjbwo1_500Officer of this unjust law Darren Wilson was not indicted by the grand jury of 9 whites and 3 blacks for the racially motivated murder of Michael Brown Jr. of Ferguson, Missouri.

This decision was not completely misunderstood as the history, the current day atrocities which happen at the hands of so-called “officers of law” here in the states has become so often.

An indictment of the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown would not prove that black lives matter in America.

Vincent Warren of the Center on Constitutional Rights writes:

Without accountability, there can be no rule of law. If Wilson is not indicted, or is under-indicted, the clear message is that it is open season on people of color, that St. Louis has declared that Darren Wilson is not a criminal but that the people who live under the thumbs of the Darren Wilsons of this country are. It would say to the cry that “Black lives matter” that, no, in fact, they do not.

This is the sad truth in this country – we cannot forget the Unites States is an institution built on racism, sexism and classism. The authors of Struggle for Justice wrote in 1971 “without a radical change in our values and a drastic restructuring of our social and economic institutions” we can only achieve modest reforms of the criminal punishment system (including policing).

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

School system teaching our children lies, mainstream hip hop owned by our ancestors masters sons who also have a large part in the industrialized prison system, taxes being spent on wars… Black (& brown) lives are only a mean to a head count in prisons for profit along with cheap labor – civil war.

Yes, we have certain freedoms, but at the cost of so much more that is detrimental to our present and future. A day without police brutality, killings, prison sentences lacking moral/lawful reason and equal rights to all seems to be too far in sight – unreachable.

R.I.P. to all the Black names unspoken and forgotten.

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/25/black_lives_matter_ferguson_erupts_after

Michael Brown’s Funeral

Thousands gather in St Louis, Missouri to celebrate the life of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer on August 9th, 2014.

Institutionalized racism in this country has shown it’s face for centuries. It shows no regard for black lives, it shows no regard for those labeled as criminals from birth. We, as BLACK PEOPLE have to unite in order to form a strong force against the unjust system which mandates no justice for our brother and sisters.

Ferguson, Missouri Protests Continue

Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri for the 10th night. Protesters are calling for the arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot the unarmed teenager six times, including twice in the head. According to the New York Times, Attorney General Eric Holder and top Justice Department officials are weighing whether to open a broader civil rights investigation to look at Ferguson’s police practices at large. At least 11 journalists have been detained while covering the protests sparked by the shooting of Brown.

President Obama addressed the issue of journalists being detained while doing their jobs and has stated:

“I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed. Because, although these are, you know, issues of local jurisdiction — you know, the DOJ works for me,” Obama told reporters on Monday. “And then when they’re conducting an investigation, I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.”

Some feel that President Obama should have more to say, he should have more to say when it comes to the mistreating of black men and the journalists who report on these issues.

“This President knows better than most what happens in poor communities that have been antagonized historically by the hostile relationship between black people and the police department,” Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It is not enough for him to come on national television and pretend there is a false moral equivalency between police people who are armed and black people who are vulnerable constantly to this. He needs to use his bully pulpit to step up and articulate this as a vision,” Dyson said.

CNN political commentator and Morehouse College African-American studies professor Marc Lamont Hill wrote in an op-ed for CNN.com that Obama has “placed the highest priority” on people remaining calm.

“While this may seem reasonable on its face, particularly against the backdrop of rioting and looting, his words failed to acknowledge the legitimacy of black anger,” Hill said.

Protests are continuing in Ferguson, Missouri

over the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot by police on Saturday. On Wednesday night, the city looked like a warzone as police fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs. Police arrested at least 10 people, including a St. Louis alderman and two journalists. But last night the mood was less tense after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon put an African-American highway patrol captain, Ron Johnson, in charge of security in the town of Ferguson. Johnson marched with protesters and ordered the riot gear put away.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/15/facing_national_outcry_ferguson_police_drop

 

 

 

 

ThrowBack Hip Hop Thursday – chrisxness SKITTLES X ICE TEA

In the height of so many unarmed young black men being murdered by police officers, I think it’s only right to play one of my fav hip hop artists chrisxness who recorded this song when Trayvon Martin was murdered.

It is an ugly truth that this country was built on racism and is still one of the major forces in law | politics | everyday life for so many. But we have a black President they say, this does not change anything. In order to fall in line w| the powers at be, you have to be a sell out – point blank period.

I just hope for all the black voices and names to be heard at the highest level we find capable for our own. The hatred human’s hold against each other will never cease, we see it across the globe. Let those who lived a righteous life – and what I mean by that is – those who were good to others and felt no need to hurt, kill, abuse (ect…) be given eternal life beyond what is seen by our human eyes.

My heart hurts for those killed and their families, for those who do not deserve to be treated as if they feel no pain.

 

 

 

 

Another Unarmed Young Black Man Killed by Pigs

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As protests continue in Missouri, police in Los Angeles are facing public anger over a shooting of another young African American man by the name of Ezell Ford. Details Family members say 25-year-old Ezell was unarmed and lying on the ground when police shot him dead Monday night. Ford suffered from mental disabilities.
According to the news station, Ezell Ford, 25, was only blocks from his South Los Angeles home Monday when officers stopped him. Police claim that it was an “investigative stop” but have not stated why Ford was being investigated. According to police, a struggle ensued and police “opened fire,” indicates a Los Angeles Police Department news release issued Tuesday and viewed by the news station.

His family has announced a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. A protest on LAPD headquarters has been called for this Sunday.