Sandra Bland – The Racially Driven Arrest & Murder by the State of Texas

Everyday I am reading or seeing video of new police involved racist brutality and/or killings. Sandra Bland did nothing to be arrested and I along with other people feel she was murdered while in her holding cell.

To be Black in America is to be assumed a criminal, a  violent person who does not deserve benefit of a doubt as whites are given. The only way to rid this country / this world of racism is to totally dismantle the system which allows such atrocities that occur daily against Black / Latin people.

New Family Detention Centers Hold Immigrant Women and Children Without Bond as Asylum Claims Pend


The Obama administration has opened two new family detention centers to hold hundreds of women and children from Central America who fled to the United States reportedly to escape violence in their home countries. While most of the 63,000 unaccompanied minors detained at the border since January have now been placed with family members as their cases are processed, those caught with their mothers are being held without bond. A 600-bed detention center run by GEO Group in Karnes City, Texas, opened at the beginning of August and is reportedly already full. Democracy Now! producer Renée Feltz visits a second detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to report on the poor conditions and lack of due process for migrants, and the lawyers mobilizing to assist them. “Children were not eating. Children were getting very sick,” says attorney Megan Jordi. “Every child I saw looked incredibly emaciated and had a hollow look in their eyes.”

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/14/new_family_detention_centers_hold_immigrant

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Drop felony charges against Gary D. Young

Drop felony charges against Gary D. Young

On Feb 2, Joquan Wallace, a student at Paris High School in Paris Texas, asked and got permission from his teacher to use the restroom. Joquan was profiled and followed by the school police officer Joey McCarthy. McCarthy peeped at Joquan under the bathroom stall and when Joquan was returning to class, McCarthy interrogated him as to why he wasn’t using the bathroom closer to his classroom. Joquan told him because he had to do number 2. Joquan had permission to go to the restroom. He was not breaking any school rule, nor was he committing a criminal act. The incident ended in Joquan being assaulted and injured by both McCarthy and Paris High Principal Gary Preston. Both said they told Joquan to go to the office and he didn’t do what he was told. Both Preston and McCarthy claim they were hit when they were placing Joquan under arrest. Numerous witnesses say Joquan never hit anyone. Joquan ended up with two felony charges and a trip to the emergency room with visable injuries. Neither Preston nor McCarthy had any visable injuries according to Joquans parents. Joquan was a good student with no discipline problems. He had no prior arrests. He excelled in sports and had won sports awards for the school. He was up for scholarships from numerous colleges. He was suspended from school. He will not be allowed to walk the stage to graduate with his class. He may not receive any college scholarships. People should support Joquan because its time to end the School to Prison Pipeline. A students future should not be destroyed over an incident that school officials instigated. Hold School officials accountable for bad behavior. It can help prevent this from happening to other students.

Sign the petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/gary-d-young-drop-felony-charges-against-joquan-allow-him-to-graduate-with-his-sister-at-paris-high-stop-the-school-to-prison-pipeline?alert_id=ZcovxuDyas_eUGfgAKJXc&utm_campaign=54804&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert