10 Killed in Oregon – Obama Speaks Out

The culture of violence is taught here in the United States to it’s people, then it is practiced here on our own soil and abroad with our governments terrorism against other countries.

Until capitalism is stricken down by conscious human beings who know only but to respect one another in order for an existence worth more than monetary control – this country’s government and others alike who no leg to stand on when it comes to violence.

People are not born hating one another, it is taught. Just as I alongside other Black people who seek the truth have learned of the many atrocities the white man committed against my ancestors (and other minority groups), the feelings I have towards racist whites are filled with loathe. And, if need be – I will protect myself against any harm which comes my or family’s way.

But, for a person to go out and murder people based on religion, skin color, sex, sexual preference is a hate taught alongside mental illness. The  people who commit these types of hate crimes are detrimental to any real change in this country / this world.

If any hope or faith is be taken from all the horrid things that take place here on Earth – is that the beautiful Godly souls which flourish and are to this land make way for an heavenly eternal life.

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The Root is Racism in America: Ferguson Activist Speaks Out of Police Abuses After Meeting Obama –

One week after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, President Obama has given his first major policy response to the protests from Ferguson and beyond over racial profiling and police brutality. At a meeting with activists and officials from around the country, Obama unveiled a process to address what he called “simmering distrust.” The administration’s response comes as protests continue nationwide over the non-indictment of former officer Darren Wilson over killing Brown. On Monday, demonstrators walked out of workplaces and classrooms in some 30 cities with their hands raised, the symbol of Brown’s death and the movement that has emerged since. As the “Hands Up Walk Out” took place, some of the movement’s key leaders were not out in the streets but inside the White House. Obama’s guests included seven young activists who have helped organize the protests in Ferguson and in other communities of color. DemocracyNow was joined by one of those activists: Ashley Yates, an activist, poet and artist who is co-creator of Millennial Activists United. “While that is a step towards ending this real problem,” Yates says of Obama’s reforms, “the real root of it has to be addressed. And the real root of it is racism in America, the anti-black sentiments that exist. Until we begin to address that, we really can’t have any real change — all we have are these small steps towards justice. We need leaps and bounds.”

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/2/the_root_is_racism_in_america

Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African-Americans in 2012, according to a recent study https://mxgm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Operation-Ghetto-Storm.pdf

This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours. The report notes that it’s possible that the real number could be much higher.

They | the government | racist people mission to demonize Black People in order to justify in their own minds mass arrests, prison sentences, brutality & murder of my people. The United States is being seen in its true colors, the ugly roots – racism | bigotry | hate.

They’re killing our brothers & sisters, all in the name of so-called justice & law. Seems our black president is publicly acknowledging the state of emergency we’ve been in just a little late – $263 million requested by our president for police cameras. The program, which would need congressional approval, would offer a total of $75 million over three years to match state funding for the cameras by 50 percent, helping to pay for more than 50,000 of the devices.

The announcement came as Obama held a series of meetings with law enforcement personnel, civil rights leaders and Cabinet officials to discuss possible reforms to ease mistrust towards police, particularly in minority communities.

“This is not a problem just of Ferguson, Missouri. This is a national problem,” Obama said.

We’ll see if there are any significant changes in this system which has only known to serve oppression and little hope for centuries.

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Egypt is a Police State: Senior Muslim Brotherhood Member Condemns New Mass Death Sentence for 628

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/30/egypt_is_a_police_state_senior

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Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has announced plans to block $650 million in military aid to Egypt after an Egyptian court sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s spiritual leader Mohamed Badie. Leahy, who chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, described the judicial proceedings as a “sham trial.” Leahy’s announcement comes a week after the Obama administration said it would ease the suspension of military aid to Egypt that followed the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi last year. In another controversial move, an Egyptian court has banned the April 6 movement, a pro-democracy group that played a key role in the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in 2011. We get an update on these developments live from Cairo with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. We also speak with Mohamed Soudan, the exiled Foreign Relations Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

http://www.democracynow.org

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Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

The Obama administration has unveiled its plan to grant early release to federal prisoners sentenced under harsh drug laws. The Justice Department will widen the criteria for clemency to consider nonviolent felons who have served at least 10 years behind bars and who would have received shorter terms had they not been sentenced under old laws. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 reduced sentencing disparities between users of crack cocaine and powdered cocaine to address a racial imbalance in prison terms. But the law did not apply retroactively. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the new policy is a matter of basic fairness.

James Cole: “These defendants were properly held accountable for their criminal conduct. However, some of them, simply because the operation of sentencing laws on the books at the time, received substantial sentences that are disproportionate to what they would have received today. … Correcting these sentences is simply a matter of fairness that is fundamental to our principles at the department, and it’s a commitment that all Department of Justice employees stand behind.”

The move marks the most substantial clemency effort since President Jimmy Carter offered a reprieve to those who avoided the Vietnam War draft. But while tens of thousands of prisoners may be eligible for the new clemency guidelines, experts warn a lengthy review process and other restrictions could lead to just hundreds being released. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called the shift a small step forward, saying: “We’ve had a significant rhetorical shift in the war on drugs, but we’ve had a moderate policy shift.” Both President Obama and drug reform advocates are now calling on Congress to take additional action with major sentencing reforms.

Via @ http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/24/headlines#4241

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