Hands Up Don’t Shoot, Oregon Style

tumblr_o0fnrmwWdl1v0yu0xo1_500About a month previous to this writing, there was a horrible armed rebellion out in the Capturetoolie-weeds of Oregon. Or so to this day, has that story been sold to us by the media. The fact that they have guns in the course of this terrible “occupation” however, is irrelevant. They can legally carry guns. If that alarms you then it’s your own personal insecurity problem. It’s the West. People carry guns in the West. It’s a thing they do. The presence of firearms does not constitute a violent protest or a crime of any sort. They’re guilty of trespassing on public property. That’s it. You media jackals and other whining urban fools who keep going on about their guns are irritating the hell out of me. I will finish this rant and then my head will probably explode.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=36534

The “federal building” they “took over” is an empty, off-season, unmanned set of cdhjsdfjoutbuildings with a central office/house big enough for a couple of park rangers to mill about in over the summer. There has been no standoff. There has been no threat to anyone. They’re conducting a protest actually smaller than the mob from Black Lives Matter that took over a local police station for weeks here in Minneapolis, hurling rocks and bottles and shutting down a major city street. And believe it or not, though local cops and politicians have attempted to squelch it, Black Lives Matterdownload (5) threw firebombs at the station on more than one occasion, but no righteous white scythe of lead death came hailing down on any of them, at least not from the cops. A couple of white/Asian race-baiters showed up one night to “counter protest” and make trouble in general. When the local homies gave them their wish and started to kick their asses, the troublemakers pulled out at least one handy-handgun and proved that white punks aren’t images (2)any better shots than black punks, and nobody was seriously injured. But the local chapter of Black Lives Matter was handed all the proof of white, racist villainy it could ever dream of, and now have a couple of butt-shot, bullet-riddle martyrs for the cause. About our local chapter, I can only say, BLM is populated by people determined not to learn even the simplest lesson of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, hey, white people often carry guns. As for the troublemaking white supremacist thugs who tried to ruin their fun? Well, they obviously know how to shoot their mouths off better than their firearms.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3972478.shtml

The same comical local BLM louts shut down I-94, the main freeway through Minneapolis, and then a main commuter rail line headeddownload (2) for the season opener of the Vikings. They took a run at ruining the Minnesota State images (9)Fair, and threatened to do the same for the Twin Cities marathon till somebody pointed out that the Kenyans always win it over the white guys–that and St Paul kissed the hinder of that city’s local chapter deva sufficiently to make him and his group we call “Renta Mob” happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_FoSPGkvs

For purposes of moral comparison, the martyr-hero of BLM in Minneapolis is one Jamar Clark. Clark was a violent, convicted criminal who liked to beat his girlfriends. He met his demise while harassing EMT’s trying to administer medical care to his latest victim of domestic abuse.jamarclark

http://www.citypages.com/news/cop-s-lawyer-says-jamar-clark-was-holding-a-gun-when-he-was-killed-7847227

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/12/07/video-shows-jamar-clarks-july-arrest-after-car-chase/

http://www.startribune.com/jamar-clark-was-involved-in-another-confrontation-with-minneapolis-police-in-july/361147991/

download The central figures out in the Harney County Oregon troubles, is the Hammond family. They run a ranch. They put cows into your burgers. The menfolk of this tribe are accused of practicing a millenial-old method of clearing useless brush and replenishing succulent grassland for livestock and wildlife.

https://www.oathkeepers.org/the-hammond-family-does/

The guys who founded Black Lives Matter did so originally based upon a “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot” cry that was a complete, tried, investigated, investigated again, federally images (7)investigated and totally documented lie. (And this via a black attorney general acting for a black president who is about 5-and-0 in “proving” the popular Left’s claim of universal, institutional white police racism through his repeated, direct federal intervention of local police and legal authority.) They then went on to burn down Ferguson and Baltimore, ignoring the truth, looting and pillaging with impunity because nobody dared hurt their feelings, much less bruise their little heads or spank their little bottoms. It’s taken years to get a single prosecution for it. Like the Oregon “militia” occupation, they had guns too, only BLM fans fired into crowds and lines of police. They threw rocks, bottles andimages (10) firebombs. They’ve faced off with whole death squads of state, local and federal officers and not once, as is claimed by BLM and its fanboys, did “Whitey” open up on them and cut them down like mad, white-death-tractor farming racists, harvesting angry black children with machine guns in toasty corn-rows. The undeniable statistics show beyond any doubt at all that the only mass slaughter of young black males and black folk in general, is coming at the hands of those very “black community” martyrs Black Lives Matter chooses to adore and defend.

http://heyjackass.com/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/28/5-devastating-facts-black-black-crime/

So, no, if the Bundy Bunch had been black or Muslim, I don’t think the feds would have shot them all down in the blink of an eye, no matter how many times that theme repeats itself on my Facebook feed in meme format.

I’ve seen a number of asinine variants on the concept in often very precious memes floating by on the web on this topic. Most of them quiet-mike-militia-e1451917730901are emanating from occupydemocrats.com or similar sources, and just drip of self-righteous sophomorism. You would think that a blatantly partisan political propaganda outlet wouldn’t be making allusions to their pet designated permanent underclass constituency in this context, inasmuch as it invites dangerous “conservatives” like myself to point out how said constituency has recently burned down three or four of images (8)their own liberal, neo-socialist, Democratically run pilot cities to the ground under their own leadership after throwing hundreds of billions of their own man-hours, dollars, and political capital at them in exchange for a dependable voting block. No matter how convenient this “militia” action in the West seems at the moment you’d think some of them would be insightful enough not to openly invite a fair comparison like this in public. Even so, what’s going on in Oregon at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge has nothing whatsoever to do with a black president or Right-Wing talk radio. Black Lives Matter is no more a legitimate protest group than most of those “miltia” members in Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and parts West, still fighting the efforts of the federal government to seize private land and drive download (4)out ranchers and a way of life dating back to 1870 and earlier.download (15)

The first Federal scam to steal this Oregon land we find in question today, came under Teddy Roosevelt, who in the first decade of the 20th Century, discovered that all the irrigation channels, lakes, ponds and livestock watering holes developed by the ranchers who had settled there, attracted large flocks of migratory birds. Having no compelling authority or serious legal premise to do so, he created a fictional Indian reservation that gobbled up all the land not already under private ownership. Of course there were no Indians living there. That didn’t slow him down any. He soon declared through executive moxy alone, that it was a bird sanctuary under what became the BLM, Bureau of Land Management. This is a status he created out of whole-cloth.

Roosevelt some of you may know was a Republican.

Now, some of you may note that the local remnant of the Northern Paiutes recently told the Bundy-led occupiers of the Malheur birdland to go take a hike. While they made some half-valid allusion to violating sacred tribal ground, the truth is, the Natives were actually driven off the area in dispute, which is indeed their ancestral territory, when Oregon 1879-01-05-paiutesbecame a State, because for some reason they took exception at all the settlers moving into their midst. After a number of scuffles and one all-out war, they were driven north of the Columbia into what would become Washington State. (Half-naked, barefoot, and in the dead of winter as usual.) So it really comes down to a dog-in-the-manger scenario. If the Paiutes can’t have it back (and hell will freeze over before that happens) then at least they can help kick the remaining evil white ranchers off of it.

Apparently the only restoration to tribal lands the Northern Paiute have achieved so far is what has been billed as “An acre down by the garbage dump.” And that’s just how the federal government rolls. Ask any Native about the wonderful treatment they’ve been given by the Bureau of Indian Affairs–the BIA, the even more evil twin sister of the BLM

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/03/bundy-militia-musters-again-over-paiute-land-162939

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/06/oregon-militia-malheur-wildlife-refuge-paiute-indian-tribe-sacred-land

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/bundy-standoff-reminiscent-theft-native-american-land-feds/

Other local complaints about the occupiers stem from the pointless closing of schools and the massive, heavily armed federal law enforcement presence. Of course this has little to do with actual threats or probable threats posed by the protesters far away from any local populations at the isolated wildlife preserve. It’s all down to theoretical threats. Hypothetical threats.

download (1)The federal sanctuary’s encroachment on these privately and quite ecologically sound and well-managed ranches has continued through administrations of both parties for generations. However, in spite of federal insistence that ranching activity was a danger to wildlife, academic studies actually proved that wildlife fared far better in the ponds, lakes, canals, watering holes and various other water systems run on the nearby private ranch property than the allegedly pristine wilderness it sought to justify. In retaliation, federal wildlife agencies and the BLM since the mid-70’s have illegally cut off water rights, harassed ranchers out of business by outrageously raising taxes on grazing rights, diverted water and flooded several ranchers out by raising a lake to flood them out, then having bought the flooded land cheap, drained the lake to claim the once again valuable property. The ranchers are down to basically one family, and its not Cliven Bundy or his son Ammon and his paramilitary imports from Nevada, now causing the trouble in the Oregon wilderness—these cohorts are in reality a gift from Harry Reid.

The current drama’s victims of federal oppression are actually the Hammond family. Not the bunch of free-lancing out-of-staters occupying the wildlife sanctuary. The old man and his son lit a back-fire or two back in the 80’s to extinguish or control lightning ifffmages (1)fires in range grass and control noxious shrubs, and crossed accidentally over onto federal land without a permit. In spite of this sort of backfire being standard procedure and accomplishing it’s mission, the feds sold this ecologically beneficial and safe practice as an act of terrorism to a court where nearly all the defense witnesses were banned or cut short and none of the jury were ranchers and so they knew nothing about standard free-range management. The Hammonds were dragged into a rigged monkey trial and railroaded into years of prison. When they’d done their time and returned to ranching, the feds dragged them back into federal court on the same charges claiming the original judge had given them less than the mandatory five years. They also fined them 400,000.00 bucks, half of which is still due to the BLM and they were forced to give the BLM first right of refusal if they have to sell-out to make the payoff. That’s the way it works with the BLM. If they can take the Hammond males off the ranch for just a few more years, they’ll go bust and the feds can pick up the ranch for nothing.

Hell. Click a link or two. Google it. Learn something before you go meming. I can’t believe so many of you were out in the streets forty or fifty years ago, burning draft cards, facing down images (12)fire hoses and police dogs protesting the MAN.

You fought the MAN. You beat the MAN. Now you ARE the MAN.

(Or ignorant, willing lackeys of the MAN.)

Full Story About What’s Going on In Oregon – “Militia” Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…

These western “militias” in the news today may have their fair share of Alex-Jones images (2)omniphobes but they do also certainly have legitimate grievances and until they start shooting at somebody, they’re merely engaged in peaceful, non-threatening civil disobedience–disobedience so far, much less threatening than little Tamir Rice, who got himself shot because he was pointing a perfectly genuine looking gun into people’s faces and pretending to shoot passers-by in a public park forFACEBOOK_CLIP__Tamir_Rice_at_park_with_t_2297090000_9973790_ver1.0_640_480 almost an hour before the police rolled up and took him out. (Rice is somehow being thrown into this mix by the Left. Not by me.) Until you have militia men wandering the bird sanctuary pointing guns at people, or walking up and sticking rifles in their faces, pretending to shoot them, there is no logical or moral equivalency in the comparison.

So far, none of these “militia” crackpots have pointed images (6)any guns at anyone or even threatened to. They’ve been more peaceful than the crybabies at MoZoo with their ginger-fairy communications cheerleader huffing about like a green-clad wood sprite, threatening the media and calling in thugs to drive them out.

And while I’m at it, the hypothetical Muslim “terrorists” we’re meming about, for some DifferenceG copyidiotic reason in the same context, are actually blowing people up and shooting up movie theaters and a host of other public venues nationally and world-wide. If a bunch of Muslims took over the local museum with automatic rifles shouting “death to America” and “Allah u Akbar,” you’re damned right law enforcement should take that pretty seriously. They bombed the Boston Marathon. Remember? They’re not peacefully holed up at the local abandoned ranger station airing their grievances about national farm policy to the cameras. They’re cutting off the heads of liberal, progressive cameramen and making snuff videos for YouTube all over Europe and the middle east.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/03/why-arent-we-calling-the-oregon-militia-terrorists/

images (11)So, why don’t we call these scary western “militias” “terrorists?” Because they haven’t so far terrorized anyone. There was no armed invasion of a “federal building” even though I keep hearing about it. Nobody’s even been scolded and made to feel “unsafe.” They’ve got a clear and non-violent objective: legal and legislative review of a number of ranching and federal land-grab issues based upon the basic concept of state and local sovereignty as Constitutionally granted to members of the Union. What you’re largely arguing when you talk about killing them off is that you’re an urban bigot who’s afraid of “flyover country” and the people who live in it. You don’t mind some enraged blackimages (17) criminal in Ferguson shouting “burn this motherfecker down” through a bullhorn at an angry, large mob when a legal case doesn’t go his way, but because you prefer to eat tofu and granola while birdwatching and hiking on the ranch land your federal goons are seizing for you, as the beneficiary of cowboy exploitation you deem that cowboy ire is unjustifiable and dangerous, thus you have no problem urging the forces of the MAN to open fire on a group of ranch hands who so far are essentially just staging an extended weenie roast in a civil protest at a public park. A park they own as much as you do.

And, contrary to another phrase I keep hearing, this isn’t about what some rancher can do images (14)on public lands anyway. This is about land owned, leased or otherwise legally in the possession of these ranching “militias” you so fear. It’s about the feds running them off their own land through the notion of a federalized “eminent domain” on steroids. This is not about private citizens stealing public land for private use. This is about you and the people you elect stealing private land because you feel as an educated, elitist “progressive,” it’s your god-given right to rule over these ignorant cattle-punching yahoos. Not surprisingly, imageedit_4686_8509830404the yahoos don’t like that. And yes, they have guns.

On the plus side of this reality, do you see how much more politely the wicked, bigoted police are when the citizenry is armed and trained, and legally constituted to fellowship in this armed condition?

Do you know who’s shops didn’t get burned out of Compton and Watts back in the day? It was the Koreans who went up to the roof with rifles to defend themselves. And do you download (7)know who almost got beat to death in the street? The aging hippy, Reginald Denny, trying to get through with a truckload of rocks who got pulled out and shot and beaten by dancing little black devil monkeys. Reggie didn’t have a gun.

Hell, if this was Black Lives Matter out there in Oregon, you’d be cheering them on as they loot the Information booth of all its bird watching brochures looking for liquor and Swisher Sweets. You’d be weeping in sympathy as the big bad coppers come down on them with mace and teargas and rubber bullets.

Isn’t that just what it’s all about? Black Lives Matters is selling the notion of how download (8)intolerable it is to have these self-righteous, power-mad, bigoted Pigs and government operatives that back and direct them, shaking them down for fines and tickets and court penalties–coming down on innocent citizens who were just minding their own business when the Fascist Fuzz started beating and shooting them for no reason? You really think that only happens to black people? Government and it’s agents and agencies only persecute and exploit black people?

And for my Irish friends, and I mean no offense to either side of the Troubles, but I didn’t hear any of this sort of anti-“militia” bravado from the liberals of the 1970’s when it was the IRA actually blowing men, women and children up, or executing the cops and politicians they opposed as oppressors. No, the same people who cheered that group of lads on I see now pissing all over these American variants of the same “patriotic” movement to defend and preserve their own heritage in their own land.download (9)

Did you learn nothing from Ruby Ridge, or Waco? Bill Clinton executed Randy Weaver’s wife at Ruby Ridge simply because the feds wanted to check his gun ownership and didn’t like his politics. They thought it was a dangerous mix and wanted to take him down a peg. He sued the shite out them and download (11)won. Bill Clinton and his scapegoat Janet Reno burned to death some hundred and more men, women and children at Waco, again, primarily because the feds didn’t like his religion and suspected he might have more guns than they were comfortable with. The survivors sued the shite out of the feds and won.

So, go ahead. You don’t probably even know or remember who Randy Weaver is, or what I mean by “Waco.” You short-sighted, ego-centric idiots go enjoy your bloodbath. Maybe you can prove they were really up to something this time. Maybe that’ll help you sleep better at night.

Just remember: An actual federal building was bombed all to hell and hundreds of download (10)innocents died specifically because of the way the federal government handled Ruby Ridge and Waco. Bill Clinton, everybody’s favorite liberal, in that sense directly created Oklahoma city. It’s a tremendous hypocrisy to claim GW created ISIS, or bolstered the ranks of Al Qaeda by invading Iraq, or for that matter, even that Barack Obama created oklahoma-city-bombing-ABISIS by taking his ball and bat and going home, and then pretend that pointlessly mowing down a peaceful protest in the weeds of Oregon with gas and machine guns just to put them in their place is not going to have incalculable repercussions for the law and society on a deeply moral and civil level.

Remember too, that you won’t always have a liberal, Leftist president and “progressive” Congress to help you get your freebies, benefits and “entitlements,” and keep the squares off your back and under control.  Payback is likely to be a bitch, as they say.

Yeah, the rebel ranchers have guns. And that bothers you mindless ideologues of the Far Left. I don’t mean liberals–real liberals. Or just Democrats. Or even Socialists. I’m talking just plain brainless partisanism. When it’s your favorite, violent, raging black loonies beating up random white folk shouting “Justice for Trayvon,” you’re all in on that. That you say, is justified by the generations of institutional (read: governmental) persecution. But a bunch of hick rednecks out in the scrub lands of Oregon or Nevada somewhere, getting screwed by the BLM, well hell, they’re White and they’re Hicks. So what? What do they contribute to society anyway?

And again I say, it probably really just pisses you folks on the Left off that simply having a Ferguson1byTheNewsCommenterBannergun and hanging around with other people who may also have guns isn’t inherently criminal and prosecutable. You want to call in the same cops you claim are killing off download (12)thousands of innocent baby Trayvons every year, the same military and paramilitary governmental law enforcement agencies you blame for abuses that created this justifiable “black rage.” You ironically however, don’t mind them having guns at all for some reason when they’re pointed at a bunch of WHITE conservative protesters. Then they’re “good” cops all of a sudden. You argue, the average citizen with a gun? That’s just dangerous. What’s he gonna do with it anyway?

I suppose he could, say, defend himself from unrighteous dominion? Shoot back at the cops who are trying to kill poor baby Trayvon? Wouldn’t that be an inherently GOOD thing?

Oh yeah, you say, let’s just let Baltimore burn. Those rioters need their space to be violent images (20)if they want to. It’s just property. No big deal. But, cowboys in a frozen, abandoned bird sanctuary that’s absent even of birds for the next three or four months, well, those guys need to get beat down and beat down hard right now! They have guns and they don’t like the BLM. Praise be the Federal Government–savior of all things sacred. You have profaned the BLM. You must pay penance! You must be made an example of!

Well, on the other hand, if we were using our brains at all, we could all see that it’s pretty obvious if you left those saddle-bagging “patriots” alone for a few months without suppliesimages (21) till they got hungry and bored to death, even if they burned the whole “federal” complex to the ground and finally went home, it wouldn’t cost what five minutes worth of your downtrodden black community heroes in Ferguson or Baltimore did to their own neighborhoods built and supported by the billions of my tax dollars your political allies have wasted on it.

So what’s your hurry?

Of course, it’s all over but the shouting by now. A couple of days ago, the FBI put an end (mostly and for the time being) to this otherwise peaceful occupation of a group of sheds out in the Oregon wilderness by a handful of ranchers pissed off at the way the Bureau of Land Management and other images (22)federal agencies throttle their activities on both public and private land, as well as resort to outright theft, intimidation and trickery to accumulate private ranch property for federal projects. I’m sure all the Black Lives Matter folk are happy now to see that “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” doesn’t work for an old white cowboy any better than it does for a young black hold-up man.

To complicate this comparative criminal debate, BLM used to stand for the Bureau of Land Management, a Western, rural staple of anti-federal intrusion complaint. Now it’s meant to abbreviate Black Lives Matter in all urban contexts. At any rate, unlike the angry black mobs that burned down their own neighborhoods for the honor of Michael Brown’s martyrdom, and to avenge his racist-white-cop-based “murder,” the equallyScreen_Shot_2016-01-30_at_3.59.38_AM_1024x1024 angry white “militias” of Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, and parts West, who likely hate both BLM’s with a passion, is smart enough or honest enough to admit for the most part that their own sainted hero, LaVoy Finicum didn’t die on his knees begging to surrender peacefully. In fact, by one account he “charged” the cops, and while this is not true, by the video evidence it could be argued that he was going for his gun at the fatal moment or at least was making some dodgy moves that would easily have been seen that way by the officers already eager to nail him.

I’m white. I admit that right up front. (To my everlasting, privileged shame…) I’m a Mormon, and most of the Bundy/Finicum ammon-bundybunch were/are Mormons as well. (How could you not be a Mormon and have names like Ammon or LaVoy?) My mom’s people settled Southern Idaho. I’ve got a bias there I suppose. But I’ll also add that when I first heard the claims of LaVoy’s “execution” with his hands up while kneeling in submission, I didn’t burn down my neighborhood, or torch the quickie mart in outrage. In fact, I was pretty dubious.

A couple of observations:

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The Bundy Crew freezes in the middle of nowhere not bothering anyone

The media is once-again parroting off the FBI/government talking points perfectly. First, they called it an “armed takeover,” of a “federal building” when it was more like a bunch of cowboys wandering into an isolated birdkeeper’s shed off-season and just spontaneously camping out without permission. They had guns, but as I keep saying, there’s nothing inherently sinister or illegal about having guns.

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Black Lives Matter occupies Plymouth Avenue Mpls and shuts down the 4th Precinct Station

Nobody was driven out at gunpoint. It wasn’t a “takeover,” it was a “wander-in.” They called it a “stand-off” or “armed stand-off,” in spite of the fact there was nobody standing them off, and apart from a couple of conversations with the sheriff no police lines ever formed and no orders were pressed by force of arms either to stay or to go.

And now the media is dutifully reporting that LaVoy Finicum died in a “shoot-out” after a “traffic-stop.” They mindlessly repeat the phrase, “shots were fired,” during the stop, and “it is not determined who fired first,” without even being curious enough to ask, “who was shooting whom?” The details being released by the cops are so very suspiciously sketchy one would think any real journalist would be all over it in righteous fury.

Likewise, this certainly wasn’t just a “traffic stop,” this was an ambush. A large pre-images (23)positioned contingent of snipers and tactical shooters went to a remote location the protesters were known to be headed for–they were cut off and shot up. That’s called an ambush, not a traffic stop. (The talking heads obviously aren’t that discerning.)

So, because we know the code used by the FBI to cover their own asses, we can also say for certain that it was the FBI who fired first. Had it been the other way around they would have been all too happy to advertise the fact that they were “fired upon” and they “returned fire” which they would then say resulted in one death and one injury, thus putting the whole deadly scheme down to the “bad guys” and owning no blame whatsoever for all the gun-play.

We can also know with certainty that the protesters not only didn’t fire first, but probably never fired a round or pulled a weapon. Had they done so, it would have been first and foremost in the FBI, State Patrol and county sheriff’s statements to the media and citizenry. Though not as good as the “militiamen” initiating the “shoot-out,” having the heroic visual of safe_imageinjured cops from “militia” gunfire would go a long way towards proving that these villains were indeed as dangerous as claimed, thus deserving of a good shooting-up anyway, and making the federal tactical bullies seem wise and well-prepared, than leaving them looking like a bunch of thugs with rifles and itchy trigger fingers. Which they are.

Much is also made of the FBI agent that LaVoy “nearly ran over” as it is billed. The video however, shows LaVoy more than likely just bailing out of a headlong collision, and this jackass of an agent is apparently hurling his own self in front of the oncoming truck, possibly firing as he goes. And what’s missing entirely of course, is the presence of any audio, so one can’t really tell if LaVoy is being shot at the whole time. Indeed it appears he may have been shot in the left side accounting for his jiggity spinning download (14)and grabbing. It is claimed he had a 9mm handgun holstered on his left side. What doesn’t appear to be happening in the video however, is the drawing of said weapon to bear on the super cops shooting at him. Had he meant to do that, no doubt he was proficient at it and wouldn’t need a bunch of tries to get it out–though in fairness neither these or any other law enforcement agents are under any obligation to calmly consider exactly what he was doing reaching to his side and making furtive gestures, instead of waiting to be cuffed patiently as he should have been. If the cops think you’re drawing on them they’re going to just drop you before you get a chance. LaVoy Finicum obviously knew that much, so he must have had good motivation of some sort for his movements.

The bottom line here, is LaVoy Finicum got himself killed and put a carload of friends into the line of an FBI firing squad. I’ve been in front of one of those and it’s not pleasant. Finicum definitely did all the wrong things. Things that almost always get you shot. He knew what the score was when they rolled up on him. He knew that they were gunning for him when he was “allegedly” fired on at the first stop. He knew that the game was on when heimages (25) bugged out from the first stop. He knew that he was courting disaster when he rolled up on the second blockade. He knew that his time was almost up when he didn’t just shut up, put his hands on his head and stand still, waiting for the cuffs. But all that being said, the FBI isn’t the bunch of law-enforcement geniuses and heroes for justice that they, a simpering Left just itching to put down a bunch of ranch hicks, and a lackey media is painting them to be either. The FBI doesn’t set up a large, heavily armed blockade/backdoor-multi-protected ambush with armed drone air support without intending to shoot it out. They waited there eagerly for the arrival of their prey, and looked for the slightest excuse to open up on them. LaVoy gave them one. Let that be a lesson to us all:

“Wigga Moments” can be fatal too.

Do I need to link Chris Rock again?

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Justice in Baltimore: Where’s Whitey?

What’s going on in Baltimore?

It’s a show trial. Right now it’s Marilyn Mosby’s fifteen minutes of fame.

Mosby is married to Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents areas of West Baltimore where riots erupted earlier this week. The couple have two young daughters.

“She’s a strong woman,” Nick Mosby told CNN. “She was built for this … I was at church service the other day and they were

Marilyn Mosby is the State's Attorney for the City of Baltimore.

Marilyn Mosby is the State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore.

talking about being at the right place with the right person at the right time. I know her heart has always been convicted to ensure that justice will be served fairly and equally across the board.”

http://ktla.com/2015/05/01/baltimore-states-attorney-says-she-aims-to-advocate-for-communities-of-color-improve-relations-with-police/

Baltimore’s heroic mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, finally called in Uncle Al the Enforcer to bully off Fox reporters. HeScreen-Shot-2015-04-30-at-5.11.02-PM took her to school, probably took some money, (that is after all what he does) and showed her how to stop confessing that she let the city burn down because she thought if you let the homies do a little pillaging they’d get bored and eventually go away. He instructed her on how to give a standup on-camera lecture with a straight face, about systemic racism in your own black city with a black mayor and city council and black population and black cops and black police chief. Rawlings-Blake is proof that the stereotypical blonde airhead isn’t alone on the planet. She has a “black community” equivalent. (And she’s got a great “conk.”)

As Charm City mobs tore up shops and burned down stores, Rawlings-Blake allegedly told Baltimore police, “Let them loot, it’s only property,” Fox News’ Leland Vitter reported, citing an anonymous law enforcement official.

Asked directly if the order was from Baltimore’s mayor, Vitter’s source said, “You are goddamn right it was.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/al-sharpton-shields-baltimore-mayor-from-questions-shoves-fox-news-reporter/article/2563852

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/04/30/al_sharpton_blocks_fox_news_reporter_from_asking_baltimores_mayor_any_questions.html

Al Sharpton’s almost singular contribution to the Baltimore Fiasco is to propose that the Justice Department swoop in and take over policing the city. Mayor Airhead has already essentially abdicated policing anyway, so maybe it’s not as foolish as it sounds–apart from the wholesale unconstitutionality of it all. The Sharpton-Rawlings-Blake solution sounds like it would come as quite a surprise to the Commissioner of Police, Anthony Batts.

Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts is illuminated by police lights as he surveys the corner of North and Pennsylvania avenues Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)…“we are part of the problem” in the wake of charges brought against cops in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray.

“The community needs to hear that,” Batts told CNN. “The community needs to hear from us that we haven’t been part of the solution, and now we have to evolve. Now we have to change.”

sharpton_s878x616The Baltimore Police led an investigation into Gray’s death for several days with a 40-plus force of investigators before handing the case over to the local prosecutor, who charged six officers with a range of crimes including second-degree murder. Gray died after sustaining injuries while in police custody. Batts learned that prosecutors would press charges only minutes before it was announced publicly. The decision left him “surprised,” he said.

Well Mr Commissioner, you’re not going to evolve, you’re out of a job. Grab the federal cops and let’s get this kangaroo court in session. I have to dance with Prince at a big rally and CD release. (And get my hair straightened.)

Karen Howard of Washington, DC purchases a t-shirt prior to Prince's Baltimore concert Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Karen Howard of Washington, DC purchases a t-shirt prior to Prince’s Baltimore concert Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

http://time.com/3848348/baltimore-freddie-gray-anthony-batts/

<> on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

<> on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/04/30/sharpton-calls-for-doj-to-take-over-policing-going-to-have-to-fight-states-rights/

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/sharpton-to-hold-march-on-washington-to-demand-doj-takeover-of-us-police-departments/

images (3)Baltimore is supposed to be all about the mysterious death of one Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal injuries while being transported in police custody in the back of a “Paddy Wagon.” (Which I am now told by CNN’s Don Lemon is a racial slur and should never be used. That’s news to my Irish friends.) But that’s not all that’s going on in Baltimore lately. I’ll tell you what almost happened in Baltimore the other day:

(SOUNDBITE OF FOX NEWS BROADCAST)

MIKE TOBIN: Well, about 2:45 we saw a guy running from the cops here right at the intersection of North and Pennsylvania where the – you know, which has been the epicenter of the unrest here. And as he was running away, that officer drew his weapon and fired and struck the individual who was running away.cops1

SIEGEL: This is what it sounded like at that intersection as the supposed shooting victim was on the ground. This is from a Ustream broadcast.

(SOUNDBITE OF USTREAM BROADCAST)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: He just shot him, bro.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: He shot him?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: He shot him in the back, man.

SIEGEL: Reporter Hannah Allam of McClatchy News was also there. She tweeted, police appear to have shot young man. We asked her about the scene.

HANNAH ALLAM: Sirens blaring, police chopper overhead, frenzied people saying he’d been shot – we saw him get shot in fox1the back. I had people with their names interviewed. I said, did you see it? Yes, I saw it happen.

(SOUNDBITE OF FOX NEWS BROADCAST)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: The officer got in the middle of the street and shot that boy in his back in my face. That’s when you know…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: How close were you when thearpalo gunshot happened.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I was right there at the check cashing.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: So 20 – 30 feet.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Right. Right there – the officer was in the middle of the street. As the boy was running up, he straight – boom.

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/05/404483232/baltimore-police-shooting-that-wasnt-illustrates-malleable-nature-of-memories

That unidentified woman was identified only as “Tiffany.”

The “eyewitness” named “Tiffany” told Fox News on live TV that she saw a “young man” take off running as soon as he saw approaching lying-witnesspolice officers.

“Police just got out of the car and started chasing the boy,” the woman recalled. “And then he ran down towards the Metro PCS, the officer got in the middle of the street and he shot that boy in his back in my face.”

The woman also said the man was unarmed and she wouldn’t believe anything police said about the incident.images

This is what they are going to say,” she said, adding that she “watched it with my own eyes.”

http://toprightnews.com/eyewitness-swears-she-saw-police-shoot-unarmed-man-in-the-back-in-baltimore-but-theres-one-problem/

Witnesses said the unidentified man was shot by police, but Baltimore police, who initially tweeted that the man was shot, are now saying those reports are untrue.

The event was witnessed by Fox News’ Mike Tobin, who argusinitially incorrectly reported it as a police involved shooting.

Tobin said he “clearly saw a revolver on the sidewalk” at the scene of the shooting and said he didn’t know what prompted the chase but images (2)did witness the man running from police.

“I was getting ready to do a live shot for my shift. I was sitting in the car, scribbling on my notes for the next live shot, and he ran right in front of us,” he said. “I never saw the individual turn and do anything I would consider an aggressive act, but we did see the officer draw his weapon and I counted one gunshot.”

hann2Tobin told Fox News’ Shepard Smith that the man was “in bad shape” following the shooting that we now know didn’t happen.

Shortly after the supposed shooting, crowds quickly began to form at the scene while police assembled in riot gear.newsweek

Police have now told Fox News that the man dropped his gun while running and his gun went off causing witnesses to believe the man was shot but, in fact, no one was hit with a bullet.

Despite the fact that there was no shooting, Twitter quickly lit up with pictures and commentary declaring the police guilty of shooting an “innocent” man.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/05/04/baltimore-mob-pounces-over-false-alarm-unarmed-black-man-not-shot-by-cops-201524

Another “black martyr” to police brutality. Well, not quite.

In 1967, the “black community” burned down Newark New Jersey, because they thoughtNewark_Riot__thumb1 some white cops had roughed up and arrested a black taxi cab driver for illegally passing them. The cops were not at all kind to this offender. When “black community” leaders insisted he be given medical care, other elements in the “black community” who arrived later and noticed his empty cell, then decided he’d died in custody, even though he’d actually been moved to a hospital ward exactly as demanded by the “black community’s” leaders earlier in the day at a well publicized meeting. Days later, after millions and millions of dollars of destruction, death and mayhem, the “black community,” now in ashes, was eventually convinced to stop destroying its own neighborhoods.

Incidentally, there have been 87 people killed this year in Baltimore as of this writing, and roughly 50 people shot since the death of Freddie Gray, 25 of which proved fatal. None of those are being blamed on bad cops. Mostly on the same black thugs who were rioting and burning down the town. Freddie Gray’s friends and associates. But let’s go back to focusing on the only one anyone seems to care about.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/05/13/does_the_drive_by_media_know_people_are_still_getting_shot_in_baltimore

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of things about Freddie Gray. I’ll give you the basics and you 150420-freddie-gray_arrest-cell-phone-jsw_a13d55bf1ef12bf4ef0fbbf7cc9de1b0can believe the hype floating around if you want. First, if you still want to pretend to be intellectually honest, you must confess and concede that there are no grounds for most of the charges Mosby is filing against the six cops involved at all. And I mean at all at all. The most asinine charge she’s tossing at them, is her attempt to claim the arrest wasn’t legal to begin with, which is a childish lie of quite a low order. Unlike Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Mosby isn’t just stupid or ignorant of the law. She’s deliberately over-charged these officers to ridiculous lengths and the “legal knife” allegation is so shallow and transparent that only a rigged jury and a rigged court could ever entertain its validity–and that’s exactly what they hope to prepare after contaminating the jury pool making it impossible to get a fair trial in the tiny little state. But then again, that’s the same spectacle they set up for George Zimmerman and they still couldn’t flog that old racism wagon across the finish line.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-baltimore-prosecutors-say-happened-to-freddie-gray-on-van-ride-1430515289

According to events laid out by the Baltimore Police Department and Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, Gray ran from police officers “after making eye contact” with them at 8:30freddie-gray-arrest-record-2 a.m. on April 12 at the intersection of W. North Avenue and N. Mount Street, an area known for drug dealing. Three police officers — one on foot, two on bicycles — pursued Gray through the West Baltimore neighborhood, eventually stopping him at the 1700 block of Presbury Street.

…Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts acknowledged that mistakes were made during and after Gray’s arrest. The police department will issue its preliminary report to prosecutors this Friday, he added. Gov. Larry Hogan said an autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner is also forthcoming.what-happened-freddie-gray-arrested-by-baltimore-police-department-map-timeline-1430440637810-master495-v4

“We know our police employees failed to get [Gray] medical attention in a timely manner multiple times,” Batts said.

Batts also said there were no excuses for officers to not buckle Gray into his seat. As such, some have speculated that Gray’s injuries were possibly caused by a “rough ride,” an unsanctioned — and illegal — technique.

“By policy, detainees are supposed to be seatbelted and secured inside a van,” The Sun’s Luke Broadwater told the NewsHour, “and anytime an officer drives erratically to try to throw somebody around and injure them, that is intentionally causing harm, and that is not allowed under police procedures.”

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/know-freddie-grays-death/

Freddie Gray, as originally reported, bolted from the cops just because they looked at him–which constitutes sufficient probable cause to pursue and detain him. (They also don’t every bother to mention he was a known heroine dealer with a lengthy rap sheet, andimages a career criminal. He was no stranger to the police.) He was found to have an illegal knife, which was originally designated a “switch blade,” but now we see that Ms Mosby, apparently just to pander to a mob, has tried to re-interpret the nature of the weapon to be merely a “spring assisted knife,” which would be legal in the state because the state law is worded slightly different than Baltimore City Ordinance. Because this knife apparently doesn’t have a “button” to actuate the blade, Mosby’s decided to now deny that it is a “switchblade,” and call it an illegal arrest. Thus she can charge the officers, all of them, with unlawful detention. She has however, true to purpose, taken a stretch at charging false imprisonment, basically having fluffed the charges up to images (2)kidnapping. Unfortunately, city ordinance doesn’t care what the specific release mechanism is on a spring-assisted knife. If the blade is spring assisted in any way, and can sproing out at the snap of the finger, it’s clearly and obviously illegal to carry it in the City of Baltimore. If the knife is illegal, if the legality of the knife can even be reasonably questioned, then Freddie Grayk’s arrest is entirely legal, and all the charges against all six officers with one exception, upon any legal examination will disappear in a puff of reality.

Let me clarify: If the officers made a wrong call on the knife, if it turns out to be legal to posses in the city of Baltimore, all these cops are required to prove to make the arrest legal is a reasonable belief that it was an illegal weapon–which is a very low standard that’s already been met in the bold light of public examination. Everyone from the mayor to Mosby herself has already been calling it a “switchblade,” which designation is fundamentally illegal on both state and city levels. That leaves this up-and-coming, career-making State’s Attorney with only the allegations against the (black)0 driver of the van–who she has grossly over-charged with 2nd degree, “depraved-heart murder.” Now, that goes way beyond simple manslaughter or negligent homicide. To make that one stick, she has to prove that the driver deliberately and wantonly desired to kill Freddie Gray. Simply neglecting to put a seat-belt on him doesn’t get you there. And a panic stop or two, eventually sending Freddie’s head into a bolt on the steel wall in the back of the van probably wouldn’t get you there either. At best that likely only gets you negligent homicide. (Unless you contend that this driver drove around for hours deliberately and repeatedly bashing Freddie’s head off the walls, laughing and singing, “I’m’a gonna’ kill you! I’m’a gonna kill you Freddie! Ha ha ha! Tra la la ka-diddly doodly da!” But I don’t think you’re going to find a witness to that behavior.)

In fact, though commissioner Batts says “there’s no excuse” for not strapping down a detainee inbal-bs-md-seatbelts-police-vans-p3-hairston-20150508 transport, in reality, department policy only changed to mandatory seat belts from “officer’s discretion” nine days before the incident, and Mosby would have to prove the officers were officially briefed and signed off on the new policy to even make that a binding issue. Passing a memo around, word-of-mouth, or posting a note on the board wouldn’t entirely strap that new policy down into a legally binding constraint. The same policy memo also allegedly clarifies a change in department disposition on providing medical care, from providing care at the “officer’s discretion,” to “when requested.” So that “requirement” isn’t hard-and-fast either.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/01/law-professor-baltimore-officers-were-overcharged-charges-will-likely-be-dismissed/

In all of Mosby’s machinations however, the race card simply isn’t going to work to supply the wicked motivation for the allegedly illegal actions of the accused. Indeed, though it’s been the automatic fallback excuse in all such recent contentious racial “outrage” issues, it hasn’t actually worked yet in any of the last string of similarBaltimore_Police_officers_charged_in_Freddie_Gray's_homicide incidents, from George Zimmerman to Mike Brown. Both of those allegedly racist “murders” were scrutinized for years by the very black Eric Holder’s Justice Department, and what they discovered is that race never entered into either “murder,” and in fact, neither one of them was a “murder.” Mosby is obviously just throwing crap at these cops and hoping eventually some of it will stick so she can be a hero in the “black community.”

Officer Caesar Goodson, 45, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” according to his police colleagues who spoke to the Daily Mail Online.

The twice-married officer who lives in Baltimore with his wife Paula, a nurse, and who has two daughters, was among sixdownload officers arrested last week after state prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced she had found probable cause to bring charges.

Mr Goodson faces up to 63 years in jail over the April 19 death of Mr Gray who allegedly suffered a ‘catastrophic’ spinal injury while in police custody.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/freddie-gray-death-police-van-driver-charged-with-murder-was-only-on-duty-because-he-had-agreed-to-work-overtime-says-report-10224408.html

So now we have the black mayor of Baltimore, (who told police to stand down and let rioters loot and burn their own neighborhoods for a week) begging to have our black president and new black attorney general investigate a black chief of police in a department assembled and hired by a black city council and mayor, in a majority black WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08:  Attorney General nominess Loretta Lynch (C) speaks after U.S. President Barack Obama (R) introduced here as his nominee to replace Eric Holder (L) during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Lynch has recently been the top U.S. prosecutor in Brooklyn, and would be the first African American woman to hold the position of Attorney General if confirmed.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)city, for “systemic racism.” This is blacks investigating blacks who are in charge of a black power structure investigating themselves for racism against themselves. This is you investigating you about you ‘murdering” you. How does this come back down on me, as a plain dumb white guy? If attorney general Lynch eventually manages to find a “white” guy in the BPD, even if turns out to be a janitor, does than mean it’s all his fault?

You simply can’t hang this on “Whitey.” There are no “Whiteys” in this story. No roving packs of murdering rednecks shooting down little black kids just for being black. You don’t even get a “hands up don’t shoot” scenario here. Three “white” cops chased him down, but the problems arose when they turned him over to black officers, and went back tobaltimore-councilman peddling their bikes. It’s so absurd, the “black leadership” is now down to arguing with itself over who can call black thugs “thugs.” President Obama signed on to the “thug” epithet and so did Baltimore’s mayor–until  councilman Carl Stokes had a snivel-fit on CNN claiming “thug” was “white” code Among_the_Thugsfor “nigger.”  Stephanie Rawlings-Blake backed off and apologized, but to his credit, the president stood by his assessment. But the truth of the Hoodiesmatter is, the word “thug” was first made common in application to football (soccer) hooligans in the UK, and likewise, the term “hoodies,” was first applied to roving gangs of mostly poor white street punks in England.Gun-Hoodie While the “Justice for Trayvon” crowd is celebrating the universal “thug” uniform as a harmless fashion statement and a fundamental part of “black” identity, and while the American Left in general worships at the altar of EU-style socialism, the UK has in contrast, chosen to outlaw the “hoodie” and ban gangsters and gangster wannabees from congregating in them. See, that’s what happens when you aren’t encumbered by a contrived racial angle, that prevents you from actually solving a serious, nationwide social problem.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/baltimore-councilman-drops-the-n-word-in-clash-with-cnns-burnett-over-thugs/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/39622/Ban-the-hood-for-good

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The hoodie is the disguise of feral Britain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509467/Gang-members-banned-wearing-hoodies-owning-pay-phones-new-crackdown.html

In this liberal, black Democratic “village” called Baltimore, apparently all its proud black leaders and authorities are only too keen to be organizationally strip-searched by the federal government, apparently bright-eyed and eager to prove that they’re disproportionately thumping their own people around more often than they’re thumping around “Whitey.” It’s not encouraging at all for the “black” cause. It’s a complete abdication of the entire black city leadership of Baltimore, as if none of them were in charge of their own failure. It’s heroic, it’s not brave as it is boasted to be. It’s shameful.

I don’t think Mosby in particular is doing anyone any favors. She’s setting her own people up for more heartbreak. She also has a glaring conflict of freddie-gray-protestsinterest being married to the councilman of the district where the residents are crying for blood in the streets, and she’s been intimately involved in a number of political and social “causes” determined to gain political advantage in the neighborhood. Perhaps she should change her name to “Pontius Pilate,” but he at least washed his hands of the travesty of justice before him. He didn’t pitch in and help out the Sanhedrin like Mosby’s doing. And who knows, maybe she can deliver the crucifixion the mob is craving. But if this black cop goes to jail at the hands of a black lynch mob–who does this help? How is this anybody’s problem but an entire city full of black people completely funded, in-charge, and running their own city the way they please for the last 50 years?

Only a few years ago, Baltimore’s black, Democratic leadership got almost 2 billion dollars out of Obama’s “stimulus” stash as a partisan payoff for delivering the majority black, Democratic vote. What did they do with all of that? Screenshot-2015-05-04-10.05.18Who’s pocket did that go into? It certainly didn’t go into the neighborhoods this black city’s black leadership now claims to be so un-funded by the mean, white Republicans. They got everything, every cent they wanted and more. It’s not a matter money. That obviously doesn’t work.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/baltimore-received-1-8-billion-from-obamas-stimulus-law/

http://www.newsweek.com/baltimore-burning-its-not-matter-money-we-tried-329515

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/its-never-enough-1-8-billion-spent-in-baltimore-and-the-city-still-burned

I know it’s just damned unfortunate this cop turns out to be black, but how does this set of absurd charges, and sending one black cop to prison, advance the cause of truth, and promote racial harmony?

The bottom line of this debacle, is that there is no “Whitey” going to end up responsible for this tragedy. Not even a “white Hispanic.” If anyone goes to prison for a very long time it’s going to be a download (2)very dark cop, and if the Justice Department turns up any institutional racism in Baltimore’s police department, it’s going to be the fault of a very dark Commissioner of Police, a very dark Mayor, City Council, and state representative.

If demographic predictions are correct, some day soon all cities in America will be black and brown and there will be no “Whiteys” anywhere to blame. The national government will be run by black and brown people. All the cops and politicians will be black and brown,download (3) elected or appointed by black and brown people. Who will be the excuse for political and social failure at that point?

Hint: I blame Bush

For the ironically impaired, that means the blame will be placed on long-dead “white” people from previous generations stretching all the way back to the slave-mongers who founded the nation. The sad thing about that proposition is, if you really believe this, though you soothe your own immediate soul by blaming all your moral and intellectual shortcomings downloadon “Whitey,” and the allegedly terminal social arrest of a long-past history of slavery, you are also conceding that this ignoble heritage has left the “black community” permanently damaged. You are defining yourself and your people essentially as a sub-species of inferior human beings. You are confessing that as a race, as a result of this longstanding persecution, though now in the distant past, you remain today and forever, incapable of self-motivation, self-rule, self-regulation, self-control, or self-betterment.

But I’m not black so I’ll never understand the crippling oppression of racism and the legacy of slavery. OK. I’m no authority on “blackness.” So here’s a guy who looks pretty black to me:

Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted download (3)by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri – but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina.

Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that a white policeman was cleared of charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In a world where the truth means so little, and preconceptions seem to be all that matter, what hope is there for rational words or rational behavior, much less mutual understanding across racial lines?

When the recorded fatal shooting of a fleeing man in South Carolina brought instant condemnation by whites and blacks alike, and by the most conservative and most liberal commentators, that moment of mutual understanding was download (1)fleeting, as if it were a threat to a vision of “us against them.”

That vision is nowhere more clearly expressed than in attempts to automatically depict whatever social problems exist as being caused by racism or a “legacy of slavery” in particular. Like most emotionally powerful visions, it is seldom subjected to the test of evidence.

The “legacy of slavery” argument is an evasion of responsibility for the disastrous consequences of the prevailing social vision of our times, and the political policies based on that vision.

Such trends are not unique to blacks, nor even to the United States. The welfare state has led to remarkably similar trends among the white underclass in England.

One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behavior matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions.download (2)

Thomas Sowell is a syndicated columnist. Readers may write to him at www.tsowell.com, at info@creators.com(with his name in the subject line) or Creators Syndicate, 5777 West Century Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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The Curious Story of Tamir Rice

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Tamir’s actual “toy” pistol

On November 22, 2014. 12-year-old Tamir Rice was hanging around a public park with what looked exactly like a semi-automatic pistol. As people walked by, he would stroll up and shove it in their faces and threaten to shoot them, and take imaginary shots at passers-by. It doesn’t matter what color he was or how old he was. This sort of behavior will get you shot, and it did. If not by the cops–even conceding that it was accomplished by a sketchy, trigger-happy rookie–it would eventually have probably been performed by somebody else. I probably would have shot the little bastard if he came up and pointed a gun at me.

No, sorry to say, this isn’t a perfect example of the “Trayvon Martin” fantasy narrative either. This cop did not just drive up to the nearest little black boy and shoot him down for jollies. Race didn’t enter into it at all. The cops were responding to a report of a black youth in the park threatening people with a gun. Tamir Rice was a black kid in the park with a gun. End of story.

Much is made by the “black community” of the 911 caller who added the afterthought to his urgent-sounding report, “it’s probably fake….” But that bit of speculation never got relayed to the officers responding. And yes, the rookie in question took only a few seconds as he exited the vehicle to determine if it was fake or not. But that doesn’t count the time observing him rise and grab the “weapon” out of his waistband as they’re pulling up. So, likewise, much is made by the apologists for tamir rice clevelandthis idiot youth, that the cops never really saw the gun clearly at all. Its missing, bright orange “safety tip” is an irrelevant issue they claim. The point is however, that the pedestrians getting this “toy” jammed in their faces, and the concerned citizen who called it into 911 (I’m betting they’re all black) saw this very realistic weapon quite clearly, and it had no glowing “toy alert” tip on it. It looked, to them, though I’m repeating myself, exactly like a genuine semi-automatic pistol. If the safety tip had still been in place the call would never have been made and the police would never have been involved. That orange tip was a stupid thing to remove, and pointing a wicked-looking “toy” gun in the faces of passers-by was overtly suicidal. This is particularly true if the boy removed the tip deliberately (as is most likely) to make the “fake” weapon look more realistic.

Tamir Rice was not innocently “playing in the park” as claimed by his “black community” apologists and self-hating white liberal justifiers. He was threatening people with a gun.images (1) If that’s “playing,” then it’s a very stupid game and he lost. You can punish the cops all you want. You can make all the excuses in the world. You can argue quite convincingly that this “innocent” child had every right to “play in the park” even if it was with a “toy” gun. You can contend with a lot of conviction that the police should be more patient and observant. But Tamir Rice is still dead. You may win the debate in the end, but Tamir won’t be around to celebrate your victory. The least Tamir Rice, even at twelve, should have known to expect was getting the crap beaten out of himself by some annoyed commuter. And it’s obvious Tamir was deliberately freaking people out, knew it, and was having fun at it. There’s no way he didn’t know he was cruisin’ for a bruisin’ of some sort. You can defend his idiocy by claiming a 12-year-old would never have suspected he’d get shot just for tweaking his neighbors with a toy pistol. He was wrong. But then, these days youth in general, and black youth in particular, have some deep-held delusion that the cops, or “Whitey,” or whatever authority figure is involved, “wouldn’t dare.” They are all wrong. Yes they would dare.

I can’t muster the interest or energy to tear this one down for you any more than that. If youb4932796a0a8dadc1a4193b31feb0744 can’t see how this dumb-assed kid contributed to his own death you just aren’t bright enough or honest enough to bother arguing with. Most of the problems in the “black community” are a product of the “black community.” Black Attitudes Matter. If I can’t make it any plainer, take it from El Haj Malik El Shabazz.

Pointing a gun at people in the park is a good way to get yourself killed. I come to minister, not be ministered unto, and if you can’t even see that much you cannot be healed.

…The boy was told to raise his hands and was shot when he pulled the pellet gun from his waistband, though he hadn’t pointed it at police or made verbal threats.

‘Our officers at times are required to make critical decisions in a split second,’ Chief Calvin Williams said.

‘Unfortunately this is one of those times.’

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…The 911 caller said the gun was ‘probably fake,’ then added, ‘I don’t know if it’s real or not.’

Deputy Chief Edward Tomba said Monday that he didn’t know whether a dispatcher shared that information with responding officers.

The president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association has said the officers weren’t told the caller thought the gun might be fake.

An attorney for the boy’s family, Timothy Kucharski, said Tamir went to the park with friends Saturday afternoon, but he did not know the details of what led to his shooting.

He said ‘an innocent boy was shot and killed’ by a rookie tamir-rice-protest-471x652officer. According to 9 Action News both of the officers are white.

Kucharski said: ‘This is not a black and white issue. This is a right and wrong issue. This is not a racial issue.

‘This is about people doing their jobs the right way.’

‘I don’t want to make a rush to judgment,’ he said.

Kucharski said he wants to talk to witnesses himself and get more facts.

‘We’re ultimately going to find out what happened,’ he said.

State Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati announced Sunday that she will introduce legislation to require all BB guns, air rifles and airsoft guns sold in Ohio to be brightly colored or have prominent fluorescent strips.

FACEBOOK_CLIP__Tamir_Rice_at_park_with_t_2297090000_9973790_ver1.0_640_480It is modeled after a bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Reece said she is introducing the bill in response to the fatal shootings of the boy [Tamir] and 22-year-old John Crawford III.

Crawford was fatally shot by police August 5 after a man called enhanced-buzz-wide-32218-1412287135-7911 to report that Crawford was carrying a gun in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.

Police said they believed the air rifle Crawford had picked up was a real rifle and that he didn’t respond to commands to drop it.

A special grand jury concluded police officers’ actions were justified.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the shooting.

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…They say the boy [Tamir Rice] was told to raise his hands and was shot when he pulled the pellet gun from his waistband, though he hadn’t pointed it at police or made verbal threats.

‘Our officers at times are required to make critical decisions in a split second,’ Chief Calvin Williams said.

‘Unfortunately this is one of those times.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2846889/Probe-begins-fatal-shooting-boy-officer.html#ixzz3ZyYGvF8S

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/the-life-and-death-of-john-crawford#.bfr8aP1xO

Samaria Rice, finds a new team of attorneys who will make it about race. Samaria Rice, center, speaks about the investigation into the death of her son Tamir Rice, at a news conference with attorneys Walter Madison, left, and Benjamin Crump in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. A Cleveland police officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014, as he played with a toy gun outside a recreation center. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Here’s “Justice.” Here’s “Truth:” Tamir Rice instigated his own death. His family’s [initial] attorney is correct. This wasn’t about “race” at all. This was about fatal idiocy. Perhaps also idiocy on the part of the cops, but initiated by the victim himself. The family attorney is wrong however, about Tamir being “innocent.” Kids do stupid things and Tamir was doing a stupid thing. In his case however, the stupid thing he was doing is technically a felony: Making terroristic threats. Any time you brandish a gun in public it’s a criminal act, much less actually staring down “pretend” victims and playing like you’re a random, public executioner.

Tamir Rice put himself in a position to be in danger of a police over-reaction, and in this case even though the cops embellished their story to make it look like they took more time and made more of an effort to “disarm” Rice, this “innocent” child would never have been facing down a frenzied police charge had he not deliberately undertaken a lengthy, open, public display of possibly deadly, armed, threatening behavior right out front of the local community center.

usa-police-baltimoreTamir Rice attracted the attention of the police–the police did not go out looking for
black kids to hassle. Tamir Rice was literally begging for trouble. Add to this list, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and a host of other less celebrated black alleged “martyrs” to police brutality, or “white” racism. Black men, especially young black men, and black people in general, are demonstrably singled out by the police for scrutiny for the most part, quite obviously because of their own behavior around cops and other authority figures, particularly “white” authority figures.THESE-HOES-DRIVING-A-NIGGA-CRAZY_thumb.jpg Whatever happened after the police got involved in most of these cases, however overboard or marginal or outright abusive these police officers may or may not have become in the process, essentially every single one of these high-profile, riot-inducing incidents of “systemic racism,” being promoted by the “black community” and its lackeys, have so far come down to some black dude acting like a jackass and inviting an ass-kicking from the police or worse.

I’m sorry Tamir Rice’s mom is now in a homeless shelter. (She got out recently due to the contributions of her new funding organization.) She says she wants “justice.” What would that be then? A foundation and an income? A piece of Al Sharpton’s action? A fat lawsuit? Or should we just indict her for criminal child neglect? Charge her dead son with terminal stupidity? Who bought him the gun? Who let him take off the safety nose? Maybe there’s a reason Tamir download-13.jpgand his sister were wandering the park alone with a gun all day without supervision. Maybe his mom would care to explain that to us.

But as we see, it’s never “mom’s” fault. It’s never a problem with black culture or the “black community” itself. It’s certainly never a black male youth–not even when he burns down the Kwik Trip and half the neighborhood just for fun. The “black community” is apparently incapable of self-government, logic, reason, and self-control. Black people are invariably the helpless victims of other people’s actions–“white” people’s actions. The world is an inescapable system designed entirely to enslave and torment black people. Even when black people kill each other, that’s the fault of “white” people. (Even if there are no “white” people involved, because they system itself is a construction of “white” people.) Black people can’t be expected to use common sense about even the most fundamentally obvious and instinctive of new-black-panthershuman interchanges, like knowing you shouldn’t be sticking what looks like a real gun in people’s faces as they walk by the playground just to watch them flinch and cringe, for jollies.

(And I can hear the New Black Panthers already scribbling out placards denouncing the “White Power Structure” that markets deadly toys to poor black kids.)

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A little more of this action and a little less marching in the streets with whining placards blaming “The White Power Structure” for all your troubles would go a long way in solving some of the “black community’s” problems with crime and “justice.”

If black lives really matter, black parents and the “black community” should teach their black babies to not do stupid things that invite trouble around the police and other civil authorities. I know you’re going to knee-jerk back with, “now you’re blaming the victim,” but do you want me to spare your precious “black” feelings and perpetuate your victimhood, or do you actually want to stop sending your kids out into the street to get shot either by cops, or if not cops, then each other? If Black Lives Matter, then teach your children that if they do become the object of authoritative interest, not to go apey and throw some sort of self-righteous hissy-fit. Copping an “attitude” around the cops is never helpful. Though you may be entirely in the right, remember that “Nigga Moments” can be fatal.

The death of Tamir Rice was “directly and proximately” caused by the 12-year-old’s own Cleveland shooting  Tamir Rice 2actions, the city of Cleveland has argued in a defense document following a civil claim from the boy’s family. Rice was shot dead by a police officer last November.

When he was shot, Rice was holding a toy gun that police mistook for a real firearm. The incident sparked widespread criticism that officer Timothy Loehmann, who killed Rice, employed a drastic overuse of force.

The city of Cleveland’s defense, filed with the US district court on Friday, argues that both Rice and members of his family are to blame for any damages, injuries and losses arising from the incident. The argument lists 20 lines of defence, including that Rice did not “exercise due care to avoid injury” and that members of his family, including his mother and teenage sister, who have lodged the claim, sustained damages “caused by their own acts”.

Video footage of the incident outside the Cuddell Recreation1416718108122_Image_galleryImage_Cleveland_Police_are_inve Center in Cleveland was obtained by local media under freedom of information laws. It shows Rice’s 14-year-old sister pushed to ground, handcuffed and taken to the back of a patrol car after arriving on the scene and seeing her brother lying in front of her.

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The plaintiffs argue in a submission that was revised at the end of January, after the family took on a new legal team, that the 14-year-old screamed “my baby brother, they killed my baby brother” before she was tackled to the ground by officers.images (2)

The lawsuit also claims that Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, did not administer first aid to the 12-year-old as he lay bleeding. It was four minutes until another law enforcement official arrived on the scene and administered medical assistance, the submission claims.

The city’s list of 20 defenses does not go into detail. A request for further comment from the Guardian on Sunday was not responded to by deadline.

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The police completely blanked out the person he was pointing his gun at because they are idiots and technologically retarded, but you can see this better on the video, even though it’s still overly blurred. Many versions of this video edit out this footage and show only the police arriving, putting the culmination of Rice’s escapades entirely out of context.

The 41-page response frequently cites an ongoing police investigation, conducted by the Cuyahoga sheriff’s office in Ohio, as reason for not responding in full. The Cuyahoga sheriff’s office did not respond for a request for comment on the expected date of the investigation’s completion.

The plaintiffs also argue that Loehmann should not have been employed by Cleveland police, after he had been judged unfit for service by another department two years previously.

Loehmann’s personnel file from November 2012, first reported by local media, found the officer “could not follow simple directions, could not communicate clear thoughts nor recollections, and his handgun performance was dismal”.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/01/tamir-rice-directly-proximately-responsible-police-shooting-death-city.

imagesClearly the Cincinnati police bungled a number of procedural items in this case. However, in all fairness to officer Loehmann, the above quote has been selectively edited from a firing range coach, and applies singularly to firearms training. In actual practice, officer Loehman seemed pretty damned proficient with his firearm. He dropped Tamir Rice with a single shot and it only took two or three seconds to get it off. That’s probably too proficient, but then, maybe he was over-compensating for that disparaging performance review.

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If the Cops Have to Come and Get You…

The “Nigga Moment.” It still fascinates me. But keep in mind I’m not so much taking a position on these sorts of racial issues, as just free-styling an maxresdefaulthistorical and sociological background in which to evaluate them.

The latest spinoff of the pop saga of the angry, white racist cop who kills innocent black baby boys for sport, is the sad story of Walter Scott. While this dramatic, heart-rendering narrative, is not entirely unfounded as an historical theme, it is at this point largely a load of self-serving hyperbole and excuse-making on the part of the criminal, ignorant, and violent elements of the “black3506905+_f7ee96b6638a68a0062c7c58f2d5ec81 community.” In many cases it is furthered and escalated to hysterical levels by well-meaning but ill-informed sane and civilized African American’s who are on the one hand the very victims of their own community’s criminals, yet on the other hand, for reasons of misplaced loyalty, feel obligated to defend these very elements.

At the heart of this self-hating, guilt-driven sentiment is the notion: “There but for the grace of God go I.”

The “hood” is owed. The “hood” with all its lack of opportunity for jobs and education is the cause of all the “black community’s” problems. If I can fix the “hood” I can fix the world for every black person in America. The notion that the “black community” creates the “hood,” rather than the “hood” creating the “black community” is entirely beyond their grasp. There is something about the “hood” they imagine, that makes black people be the way they are. They are merely the product of this disadvantaged environment. The fact that nobody’s forcing them to stay there never motivates them to leave, no matter how impoverished or disenfranchised or blackgradsun-empowered, repressed or oppressed they claim to be there.

In my own suburban neighborhood, black flight to the suburbs is driven openly according to most black proponents, by the express desire to escape the “hood,” and the last thing my black neighbors want to do is bring the “hood” with them. The hood is full of their idiot cousins, and nobody’s in a big hurry to relocate these idiots to the ‘burbs. Not because they’re black–because they’re black and idiots. Violent, criminal idiots. If being educated, employed, affluent, literate and informed makes you less “black,” then that’s just the price these “Uncle Toms” are willing to pay.

As I write this, I’m listening to Dr. Benjamin Carson declare his candidacy for theimages (1) United States’ presidency. Carson is one of the highest paid, most internationally respected authorities on brain surgery. He also grew up in the “hood” of all “hoods,” Detroit. Went to all the same schools as any other oppressed, hopeless little black kid. Somehow, Ben Carson never ended up an ignorant, dead thug in the middle of the street with all his homies holding their hands up for the cameras and burning down the Kwik Trip.

How is this possible? And why is it the “black community” images (2)so keen to “Uncle Tom” guys like Carson out. Guys like Colon Powell, Clarence Thomas, or any other “black” success story that doesn’t overtly embrace the notion that the only reason the “black” man can’t get ahead in this country is due to white racism.

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Ironically, this narrative is arguably even more vehemently injected, fabricated, rationalized, justified, promoted, inflated and perpetuated by self-hating white liberals, many of them too young to have any idea what the Civil Rights Movement was about or what America’s actual social conditions were before and during it, hence, they all too eagerly swallow whatever the “black community’s” “leaders” are serving up. downloadA case in point illustrating the latter would be the incoming replacement for John Stewart on the Daily Show, Trevor Noah, who upon being introduced to his new audience put his hands in the “hands up–don’t shoot” position, (which never happened) and joked that he never thought he’d be more afraid of cops in America than he was in his native South Africa.

Now,NECKLACED-NIG many readers at this moment might find that reference amusing, but it would take a whole other download (1)essay to illustrate the ignorance of that “joke” by exposing the sheer white-on-black horror of the South African social and political genesis from Apartheid to whatever you call it now. Or more pertinently, the even more heinous black-on-black horror perpetrated by Saint Nelson Mandela and his little, murderous wife, Winnie. Execution-Methods-Necklacing-Victim-8http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/new-daily-show-host-trevor-noah-recently-trashed-americans-as-stupid/

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images (5)And of course,  there is also the question of whatever the “black community” really is as a practical matter these days, because there are two or three “black communities” in reality–one of which is apparently stuck in a time warp, where it subsists on a modern, neo-socialist public welfare system in the “hood,” and yet complains as if it were still being horse-whipped and forced to pick cotton from sunrise to sunset, live on table leavings of the “master,” and scrub a meager subsistence out of all the crap food white folks won’t eat and jobs the white man won’t stoop to do. This “black community” is husbanded by “black images (3)leaders” like Al Sharpton, who make a handsome living riling up the natives, promoting riots and mayhem, servicing murderers and apologists for murderers, and extorting guilt money or protection money out of “The downloadMan.” But there is another “black community” that has become just plain successful Americans who now have little in common with the “hood,” being several generations from it. Some of these are so out of touch with their own history, like Oprah Winfrey for example, who is worth 2.6 billion dollars, that they think “racism” is exemplified by a Swiss clerk in an artim-20091201exclusive Zürich boutique suggesting she consider a $10,000.00 handbag, instead of the $38,000.00 one she wanted to ogle.

And then there are the offspring of the “just plain successful American” black community. That’s a mix often falling into the same socio-political/psychological gestalt of the younger generation of self-hating white liberals. They hate their “bougie black” parents and call them “Toms” and sellouts. I suppose if they had the right encouragement they’d be spouting Winnie Mandela slogans and lighting up their mom aimages (6)nd dad in a tire necklace. They do in fact, spout Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, and yet, have no idea that either of them would probably bitch-slap them across the room for most of the truly lazy, stupid demands they’re making on the “white man,” in lieu of getting their precious asses out of bed in the morning and getting a job or going to school or both.download (1)

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Note what looks like a Taser lead trailing down from Slager’s elbow, to his knee and down his leg.

On 4 April 2015,  North Charleston South Carolina police officer Michael T Slager, 33, pulled over Walter Scott, aged 50, over for a routine broken tail light infraction. A few moments later, Slager shot at Scott eight times after a scuffle, as Scott fled the officer. Or so the video quickly released to the public on its own suggests. But the truth is, he’d already fled officer Slager. When this video starts, Slager had just caught up with him and apparently tried to Tase him into submission with little or no effect. The video itself establishes that when the Taser failed, the officer was first clearlyht_charleston_shooting_video_sequence_01_jc_150408_4x3_992 attempting to hang on to Scott and detain him by non-lethal means. Granted, I’m about the only one exploring these details so far in this light, but this is going to be an important point when the case comes to court. I’m just giving you a “heads up” so you won’t be too disappointed. With this video alone, I can almost guarantee that even second degree murder is a stretch. Manslaughter might even be an overcharge. Racism isn’t even going to come into it once again. But don’t take my word for that. This isn’t the only video. The dash-cam footage is even more helpful to this police officer.

Scott was hit in the back five times from a distance of 10-40 feet, the last two of which were later ruled to have been (either of them) fatal. Now, the Mike Brown case was firstMichael-Brown-shot-in-front to raise the seemingly intuitive (to the ignorant) but illogical claim that a cop shooting a suspect eight times is inherently unfair and excessive. The public apparently watches too many old gangster films where a cop puts a .38 Special slug in a guy’s leg or shoulder, and he immediately puts his hands up and says, “You got me. I surrender.” Unfortunately for that argument, as this video shows, the cop’s first six shots of what was almost certainly the fairly hefty .40 Smith and Wesson, at fairly close range had no effect on the suspect whatsoever.

The reality of marksmanship on the fly, is that you don’t hit what you’re aiming at most of the time so you keep aiming and shooting till the target stops moving, which is exactly what this officer did. Again, having decided to use deadly force, this is simply proper procedure. (I’m not qualified to debate the issue of whether or not this case presents a valid reason for using deadly force because it all may be justified by police procedure and policy and dismissed as a “bad call” but little more.) The object of shooting at a suspect is not to get him to put his hands up and say, “OK, OK, fair enough, you got me.”images (9)

Likewise, the popular sentiment is that shooting a suspect in the back is inherently unfair and excessive. But in the words of Raylan Givens, “If you wanted me to shoot you in the front, you should’a run towards me.”

Unlike most of the other recent, high-profile boasted instances of “cop execution” of young black men, this incident was fortunately recorded by a passer-by on his phone camera, and the video went viral by the next day or so. Scott was also a mature adult, who at least initially responded to officer Slager’s routine detainment quite politely. Specifically because of the release of the video to the public, the officer was immediately arrested and charged with murder. The local mayor and police chief made a national spectacle of how outraged they were. The images (8)investigation was immediately surrendered to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and federal investigators. The local cops and prosecutors backed as far away from it as they could, and both mayor and police chief sternly denounced Slager essentially as a murdering fiend on national and local media. Officer Slager was later fired. That too was quickly announced to the public media.

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Now, when I say the incident was “recorded,” that’s not safe_imageentirely true. Only roughly 20 seconds of the actual interchange was caught by the witness, Feidin Santana. His total video runs about 3 minutes. The first, most critical part of the encounter was obscured by trees and bad camera movements. Then, as the camera stops blurring and the trees move clear of the lens, we see a flicker of what looks like a scuffle between the officer and Scott at its very instant of conclusion, Scott apparently having just broken away. Something flies off to the right and there is some large black object on the ground near Scott’s feet. Still frames at the start of the breakaway show what looks like a taser wire ht_charleston_shooting_video_sequence_02_stroke_yellow_jc_150408_4x3_992connecting Scott with the officer.

It’s also very curious the story Santana told the media. By his own account he did see a scuffle. And even more curious, is the detail that Feidin Santana claims he handed the footage to the family, and the family claims to have delivered it to the police, and yet, hours later an “anonymous” source had delivered it to the New York Times. 

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The video, taken on a cell phone by witness Feidin Santana, shows Slager firing eight shots atScott, the father of four children, as he ran away. The Post and Courier reported that Scott was shot multiple times in the back, according to Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten. His death was ruled a homicide.

Scott’s family said they images (4)were told by the coroner that Scott was shot five times. Two of the shots were fatal, according to the what Wooten’s office told the family.

In the three-minute video, Slager can be seen approaching Walter Scott after shooting him, yelling at him to “put your hands behind your back.” Scott is motionless, face down on the ground. Slager then handcuffs Scott as another officer, Clarence Habersham, comes to help Slager.

The video was released to the media on Tuesday by an anonymous source. Santana, who recorded the video gave it to Scott’s family, who turned it over to law enforcement, officials said.

Santana told NBC News he was walking to work when he saw Slager chasing Scott. He began recording when he heard Slager try to use the Taser.

“As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back,” Santana told NBC News. “I knew right away, I had images (5)something on my hands.”

He said he heard no warnings from the officer before he fired. None can be heard in the video.

Santana said the officer “made a bad decision,” and “you pay for your decisions in this life.” He told Scott’s family he didn’t release the video immediately because he wanted to see how police handled the case.

“He wanted to see what reports were coming from the North Charleston Police Department because of the fact that they may have told the truth,” Scott’s brother told TIME on Wednesday. “And when they continued with the lies, he said, ‘I have to come forward.’”

“It’s not about race. It’s about power,” attorney L. Chris images (3)Stewart, the Scott’s attorney told the Los Angeles Times. “That officer thought he could just shoot this man. He thought Mr. Scott was expendable.”

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The popular contention is, without the video we’d never know what really happened and the officer would never be charged with anything:

“What if there was no video? What if there was no witness? Where would we be without that video,” Justin Bamberg said at a presser with the family on Tuesday night. Bamburg is one of images (7)the Scotts’ family attorneys and also represents South Carolina’s House District 90.

Family attorney L. Chris Stewart called the witness who recorded the video a “hero,” saying that video evidence disproved initial reports that Scott reached for the Slager’s Taser.

Stewart added that the witness is working with investigators and may eventually come forward. Bamberg told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that the witnesswitness contacted the family following the shooting. They were the first to watch the video.

“If there was no video, I do not believe that officer would be in jail,” Bamberg said. “From what the video shows, I think that provides the necessary ammunition to hold this officer accountable.”

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, a state agency also known as SLED, was later contacted and promptly launched an investigation.

“I don’t think anybody can see that and not see that what that officer did was murder Mr. Scott in cold blood,” Bamberg said. “What would have happened if this witness did not have the images (14)courage to stand up and do the right thing and decide that what he witnessed was wrong? I’m glad we don’t have to ponder that.”

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The truth here again is, Michael Slager is essentially a political prisoner. The video record substantiates most of Michael Slager’s story, as does both the “eye witness'” testimony and the dash-cam. Oh yes, there’s dash-cam video. Acopdoor couple of them.

The officer apparently claimed that the suspect “got” his Taser over the radio, and much is made of him later moving it, or something else near the body. But of course that’s huffing out shorthand to his fellow officers in the heat of the chase and struggle. What the video and Santana’s account do establish is that the Taser was in play, apparently deployed on the suspect without subduing him, that the suspect wrestled with the officer over the Taser, and that something, part of the Taser system and possibly other parts of the officer’s duty belt equipment went flying off onto the ground. So perhaps the suspect didn’t “get” as in “take” the Taser, but he did apparently disable it. Was that actually a lie on the part of the officer, or just semantic games being played on the part of those in a position to have to placate potential rioters?

Likewise, when the Taser went out of play, the officer clearly first tried to lay hands on the suspect, but again this ended with the suspect breaking free and running. (And this is quite clear in the video if you break it down to individual frames.) The question remaining thenshooty, is why did this officer at that moment decide to use deadly force to stop this suspect?

The officer is alleged to have said he felt in danger for his life. Well, at the moment of the shooting perhaps this wasn’t very evident, but we didn’t see the level or length of his entire struggle with Scott. What we do see of it suggests it was pretty furious, that Scott may have grabbed at guns and Tasers and a lot of things, and that the officer was obviously unable to achieve any level of control or superiority over the suspect. It’s entirely plausible that officer Slager was well into a “fight mode” and genuinely concerned about this perpetrator getting at his weaponry or overpowering him right up to the time he broke and ran. There’s nothing implausible about that at all even with the video–it’s largely supported by the video.

But what may seem to us as casual viewers like plenty of time to think about what to do next, rather than just start shooting, would have flashed by in an instant to a police officer in “fight mode.” In reality the decision to resort to the firearm was probably made during the fight. The moment Scott flung himself free and ran, Michael Slager pulled his weapon and fired it–that does not mayorconstitute any sort of pondering and reasoning time. For a civilian, yes, he’s probably guilty of manslaughter. Walter Scott has no legal requirement to obey the commands of a civilian. But the police have special license to use force, even deadly force, to arrest or detain the citizenry. It’s hard to say how far that double-standard goes in defending this particular officer’s actions in this particular case. And don’t judge by the Mayor’s desperate condemnations, nor his chief of police who he cut off and muzzled. This is probably not all that incriminating in real life, if the actual law is followed.

Like I say, don’t be disappointed. You all thought Zimmerman was a slam-dunk. You thought Darrel Wilson was open-and-shut. You thought Mike Brown was a “gentle giant,” and Trayvon Martin was a four-year-old chased down by an evil redneck and shot mercilessly on his front porch just because he was black. (They were both thugs, and both died in the process of assaulting those who pulled the trigger on them. Don’t take my word on it. That’s Eric Holder’s report on it.) The only sure thing all these Slager videos prove beyond any doubt is that officer Slager had probable cause to first detain, and then arrest and use reasonable force upon this particular suspect. Walter Scott died as a result of violently resisting a perfectly legal arrest. The only question is, just how far assaulting a police officer goes in justifying said officer shooting you as you flee his custody.

And now we go to the dash-cam video.1935-Dashcam-Footage-Released-of-Michael-Slager-Pulling-over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20r9vYIc_8

http://www.wncn.com/story/28748657/walter-scott-shooting-what-we-know-about-officer-michael-slager

So, once again, looking at the dash-cam record, when you start parsing this story out, you don’t have a vicious pig-white racist cop pulling some innocent black man out of his car for no reason and chasing him down to kill him because he’s black. What you have, even with just the existing, superficial, public evidence, is a cop who righteously pulled over a car with a tail light that was out. You have a perfectly polite questioning of the car’s driver by that cop. This short interview reveals that while the driver has a license, he has no proof of insurance, no title orimages (2) registration for the vehicle, and a spotty story about how he had just bought it, or was in the process of buying it, and was just driving it in the meantime so he didn’t have all the paperwork done on it yet. So, that’s smelling a little fishy already.

Then the driver tries to get out of the car and is told to stay. A moment later the driver makes a dash for freedom. What the first “heroic” video released to the public doesn’t show you then, is that this story actually starts with a perfectly civil traffic stop and progresses rapidly to a cop chasing a possible perpetrator of grand theft auto, which results in a fight over a Taser, where Walter Scott, as the “heroic” video begins, forcefully breaks free from an officer attempting to righteously arrest him.

All we see in Santana’s clip is a few frames of the end of a wrestling match over the officer’s Taser as it starts. The Taser has already been apparently deployed on the suspect but has no obvious effect. The Taser and other objects, possibly from the officer’s duty belt are clearly seen getting flung away, or otherwise batted off or flying to the ground. When scottshotgrabbed by the officer, the suspect twists free and once again bolts away and the officer at that point takes out his gun and fires at the suspect until he stops running, killing him in the process.

One way to spin this sequence of events is:

Cop Assassinates Random Black Man!!!

Another way to present this sequence of events is:

Cop Uses Questionable Deadly Force in the Apprehension of a Suspected Felon.

It’s essentially a political decision which way to go with it.

So, yes, there will be a show-trial and the lengthy public hurling of serious charges at officer Michaelsga Slager by prosecutors who will become “black community” heroes. That might make the neighborhood happy, but might well have little legal effect. Outside of the attempted race-angle and threats of riot, pillage and looting, Slager might end up being found guilty of little more than policy violations and procedural errors.

And if the original trial doesn’t go favorably, he’ll probably win or get greatly reduced penalties on appeal to a more neutral court and community. Which is not to say he’s entirely pure in this shooting. It’s likely he sweetened his story a bit, if not outright lying about the incident. For one thing, it’s fairly clear he may have tampered with the scene to better prove his claim that his Taser had been taken from him, though frankly, the “heroic” video proves that much lookinanyway, so it was a pretty stupid thing to do if that’s what happened. It’s also fairly clear that both officers present thought Scott to be dead or beyond medical help, because they may have claimed to have tried CPR, but this isn’t apparent in the video. Then again, the ballistic/forensics have since proven that two of Scott’s wounds were probably immediately fatal so CPR would have been worse than pointless.

But obviously, no matter how you spin it, there is no indisputable and “clear” assassination of a random black man by a white cop that was supposed to be in Santana’s “heroic” video. No, that’s just what we were told to see by the mayor, police chief, and media in the heat of embarrassment and panic of threatened riot.

One still has to ask, was using deadly force justified? Well, the most popular contention is no. (It’s not surprisingly, an almost unanimous belief in the “black community.”) The cop should have chased him down again. Or just let him get away. A black life is worth more than a tail light. A black life is worth more than a stolen car.

What negates most of the validity of this argument, is that there was only one party in this misadventure who knew why Walter Scott was running away, why he was wrestling with a cop and his Taser over what ostensibly was a routine traffic stop. That was Walter Scott. copskingSo the real lesson to be learned here, is that before you flee the cops, you should always ask yourself: Is my life is worth more than a broken tail light? Or in Walter Scott’s case: Is going back to jail for delinquent child support less harsh than being Tased, and then shot in the back?

But the “black community” persistently denies that this is a fair and reasonable line of self-examination.

It can be fairly argued that Trayvon Martin decided his own life was not worth as much as a chance to be whoopin’ the ass of some “Crazy Ass Cracker.” Mike Brown decided his own life was not worth as much as a box of stolen cigars. Walter Scott decided his own life wasn’t worth as much as a short stint in jail.

images (5)Now, you may also well argue that Trayvon Martin didn’t know George Zimmerman had a gun. How could poor Trayvon know that Georgie was a “cheater” who wouldn’t take his “Ass Whoopin'” like a man? (Which in the end became the fallback position for those who still defend Martin as a total victim, entirely innocent of contributing to his own demise in any way.)

But wasn’t Trayvon Martin supposed to be bright enough to have known that Zimmerman might have had a gun? (And this particularly in Florida.) That anyone, even his hoodied homies might have a gun? Or a knife? Or a bat, or even just a big rock?

Cops always have guns. Does the “black community” not understand this?

Wasn’t Eric Garner smart enough to know that selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in broad garniedaylight, day after day, is going to get you repeatedly arrested? Shouldn’t he have known that a tall, 400 lb man resisting arrest is going to result in a swarm of cops leaping into a giant scrum to help out? Didn’t we establish this well enough with Rodney King?

And wasn’t Mike Brown, the up-and-coming college boy, supposed to be smart enough to know that walking down the street with stolen merchandise is going to attract law enforcement? How could he not understand that when being simply asked by a cop to get out of the middle of the street, that responding by punching out the police officer and trying to take his piece away is almost guaranteed to get himself shot?

How could anyone not know that?

Wasn’t Walter Scott smart enough to know that when you run from the cops you’re makinking2g yourself a highly probable target for physical violence from as many police officers who can catch you and hold you there till others arrive to join in?

And what is it that makes admittedly reasonable black folks like Walter Scott immediately run, or fight, or do some other guilty-looking, stupid thing every time a cop is in the vicinity? Does every single black man in the United States of America have outstanding warrants?

Is that it?

If the “black community” insists upon depicting white cops in particular, and all white males in general, as rabid wolves and vicious predators, why does the “black community” continue to encourage and justify engaging in the exhibition of prey-behavior? Remember what Chris Rock says about running from the police:

“If the cops have to come and get you, they’re bringing an ass-kicking with them.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/03/actual-facts-eric-garner/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/05/police-chokehold-eric-garner_n_6277790.html images (16)

Which brings me to Baltimore and Freddie Gray. When I started this article I had meant to spend a paragraph or two at the end here on what was then only a day old in Baltimore. But it’s since become the top circus act of the Civil Rights carnival. And sure enough, Al Sharpton finally showed up to get a piece of it. So, I’ll get to it when I can.

For the time being, I’ll simply point out that, true to every single one of these other high-profile claims of white racism, the execution of black males, and white-cop racism specifically, when you look closely at the facts, there is more often than not, at least one very obvious, and very serious logical or evidential snag in the “black community” narrative. First up is Freddie Gray’s professional criminal caree. He’s a heroine dealer and a thug. Bona-fide hood. Then comes the fact that he ran like a bunny at first sight of a cop, and three of them quite naturally chased him down on bikes. So all else aside, he followed the pattern.

The case Freddie Gray’s death itself is a little complicated and mostly unexplained as of yet, but the real problem is that in Baltimore, and the Neo Civil Rights Mafia freaking out over it, has yet to find a plausible angle in the events and evidence from which to get a half-plausible shot at showing the world that a vast, white racist conspiracy is the cause of it all.

Baltimore_Police_officers_charged_in_Freddie_Gray's_homicideOh yes, they’re trying pretty darned hard to incorporate Baltimore, the most spectacular of all recent race-riots, into their race-baiting saga of alleged white Republican oppression and injustice. But, the entire Baltimore city council is black and Democrat. The mayor is black and Democrat. The state and city prosecutors are black and Democrat. Half the police force is black. Most of the city is black. And half of the six cops being charged are black. The most heinous of these “Killer Cops” is the driver of the van which was allegedly used to kill  Freddie Gray. The driver is black.  The only cop charged with “2nd Degree Depraved-Heart Homicide” is this black driver of the van. The white cops are actually out of the picture, because they loaded Freddie into the van and went back to their bike patrol.

So Freddie Gray was killed by a black cop, in the care of black cops, on a police force that was half black, under a black chief of police, a black mayor, and black city council. When you start pointing fingers of blame, they’re all aimed at black, liberal, Democrats.

Snag.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/03/liberals-make-excuses-for-baltimore-riots/

 

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Do the Wrong Thing Part Three: Spike Lee–Head Nigga in Charge

It was Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness against George Zimmerman, who has given me, even as a plain dumb white guy, complete permission to use the terminology, “Nigga.” She asserts it has absolutely no racial or negative connotations whatsoever. And Ms Jeantel has recently graduated from high school. So obviously she’s qualified to represent the best and brightest of the “black community” on the matter.

Jeantel’s academic progression mind you, took what her benefactors themselves admit was a “village.” It was more like an entire industry dedicated to making good on the mid-trial boasts of her race-based defenders of honor. This again, due to the response of the jury and the public, and much of the “black community” itself, to her moronic demeanor and belligerent performance in the Zimmerman trial. It became a matter of racial pride to “prove” that she wasn’t just a “Dumb Nigga.” And fine, I’ll take 1111mages_thumb1nothing away from her or the multi-incorporated nation-state of Afro-Americanica that spent billions of dollars and thousands of man-hours (person hours) to get her through the 12th grade. (She and Ricky from Trailer Park Boys can be proud—though Ricky completed his grade 12 in jail on his own…) Praise the Lord. The combined efforts of America’s entire “black community” got Rachel Jeantel through high school. That’s a good thing.

OK, let’s be totally honest now: the boast made by Rachel Jeantel’s black social-working mafia was to actually guarantee a full college scholarship. But then, nobody wants to be accused of beating up on the “retarded” kid. (Even though that’s her terminology.) By the same token, it’s incomprehensible to me that that the “black2a0c30e0634163bbfccf5de28e7e98cdc8e8 community” or any subset of it would take upon itself the likes of a Rachel Jeantel to rub in my ruddy white face as the vanguard of the new Black America. Rachel Jeantel is not an ensign signaling the brilliance of African-American potential to all nations. No. Let’s be fair. Rachel Jeantel is not the brightest bulb in the magnificent, sparkling bright theatre marquee of black America. America–nay, the world, is filled with brilliant minds, bodies, talents, wisdom and artistry possessed by fellow human beings of black, African descent. Rachel Jeantel just isn’t one of them.

How is it then, that so much of the “black community” so obviously feels that admitting that 9ed950ac2b8a7cc0fa8e430b08adf87199fb[1]Rachel Jeantel is an idiot and a bad witness would be confessing the inferiority of the entire “black community?” That’s easy. It’s because, somewhere in the mid-1980’s, the children of the original Civil Rights activists, having benefitted from all the Constitutional, legal, and governmentally-enforced “progress” fought for by their parents, developed as a result, a total sense of “entitlement,” based upon the sentiment, “you exploited my people for four-hundred years, now it’s payback time…” All the educational curriculum changes, the “black history” or “black studies” texts that evolved, much of which was intended to establish parity and equality, only reinforced this sense of entitlement, and taught subsequent generations of black youth why they should hate white people and expect special treatment.

http://llenrad.com/its-a-nigga-thang-maybe-you-would-understand/

While this generation of young black Americans hasn’t personally suffered any significant legal or Constitutional, much less physical persecution, they “read about it.” Or more accurately, had it read to them. Or they saw it in a movie by geniuses like Spike Lee. They were told in highly dramatized and overly-romanticized intonations about all the great black people who ever lived and how the world would be living in caves without them. (Yes, literally.) download_thumb1They are still taught however, that second-class citizenship and institutionalized “racism” in America is a permanent fixture, not a thing of the past. They have been told it all just went underground, and the American dream is still just for white people. Oddly enough they’re still hearing that from billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, and multi-millionaire cinema directors like Spike Lee, while enjoying a two-term, soundly re-elected black president of the United States.

http://humor.gunaxin.com/al-sharpton-idiot-racist/69264

In the “Great Society,” there developed a myth in the “black community,” a doctrine enforced by a sort of “Stockholm Syndrome” of ghettoi-see-you-learned-ebonics-my-nigga_t fellowship, that there’s nothing at all wrong with being a “Dumb Nigga.” Nigga-ness was canonized. Nigga-talk became “Ebonics,” and the “thug life” became “black male culture,” or a “fashion statement.”

http://llenrad.com/its-a-nigga-thang-maybe-you-would-understand/

Except for backwater, redneck rural pockets and a few ignorant urban trailerparks, does the “black community” really think there is a whole nation of white dudes out there who watch Jesse breaking-bad-jesse_thumbPinkman in Breaking Bad and says to itself, he’s just disadvantaged? He’s misunderstood. What a brilliant young man! He just needs a chance. And then there’s Badger and Skinny Pete. A couple of potential Rhodes Scholars? Is that what the average white Americanimages-8_thumb5 would think? Do these obvious dolts only need a “village” to get them on the road to enlightenment and wisdom? Or, to make a finer point of it, moving down the dumbass evolutionary chain, we come to Todd. A-moral, quasi-autistic, sociopathic white-supremist, yeah, but a quick study with lots of potential? Does he just need to be pointed in the right direction? Or do we, the common, white, core-demographic of the show write him off as an ignorant hick without a lick of common sense, 36120_thumb1and a danger to himself and others? Is “white America” mourning the loss of his whole clan of moronic, Aryan master-goofs?

Not really. No.

Spike Lee, actually is one of “black America’s” best and brightest (so I’m told)  He was also one of the first major cling-ons to grasp the chance to get his irrelevant face back into the media after the Trayvon Martin shooting, and he likewise immediately clinged-on to the sad ending of Michael Brown. You wouldn’t think so to listen to him talk, but Spike Lee had a humble, but pretty idyllic childhood and followed a pretty smooth career path to major success.

Shelton “Spike” Lee is an African American filmmaker who adamantly believes that “racism is woven into the very fabric of America.”
Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20, 1957. Soon thereafter his family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Lee was raised. His fatherspikelee060814_2_198 (1) was a jazz musician, his mother a teacher. After graduating from Morehouse College in 1979 with a BA in mass communication, Lee attended the graduate film program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. There he began producing short, independent films and earned a Master of Fine Arts in film & television.

Lee is immensely wealthy, with a net worth of approximately $40 million. In 1998 he and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, purchased a three-story, five-bedroom, 8,292-square-foot New York City townhouse for $16.6 million. The dwelling has original-detail fireplaces, an interior courtyard, a library, an elevator, and staff quarters. In 2013 Lee put his home on the market, with an asking price of $32 million.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1990

Spike’s mother taught African-American literature at an all-white school. Spike resented her for that. Lee is also still harboring father issues, related to all the stereotypes you might expect from having a black jazz musician for a father. These tensions were exacerbated after his mother died and his father remarried a white Jewish woman.

http://monmouthu12.blogspot.com/p/freudian-analysis-of-spike-lee.html

Lee was asked about this topic in a 1991 interview with Playboy magazine 181195960and said: “I never see black men with fine white women. They be ugly. Mugly, dogs. And you always see white men with good-looking black women.” When the interviewer then made reference to a prior statement where Lee had vowed never to become romantically involved with white women, the filmmaker replied: “I don’t need the trouble. Like I don’t go for that, don’t like that sh*t. I just don’t find white women attractive, that’s all. And it’s way too many fine black women out there.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1990

Spike Lee’s own wife, Tonya Lewis, was an exercise in marrying “up.” She comes from a circle of New York elite black families that go back generations in their money and influence. And to be honest, for all Spike’s protestations, she’s lighter skinned than George Zimmerman. But not quite as light I suppose as his step mother.

Bill Lee has said their problems started with his son’s intolerance of his interracial second marriage. The family feud began in 1976, when Spike Lee’s mother Jacquelyn died of cancer and Susan Kaplan moved in with 01LEE-nyregion-articleLargeBill. Spike has been quoted as saying, “my mother wasn’t even cold in her grave.”

Bad feelings intensified with Jungle Fever, Spike Lee’s film on White-Black romantic relationships.[6] “That’s directly talking about me and my wife in a negative way,” said Bill Lee, who has a son, Arnold Tone Kaplan Lee, by his present wife.[6] Mrs. Lee has said, “I’ve never been a Spike Lee fan.”[6] In 1992, when Bill Lee asked his son for a few thousand dollars to cover household expenses, Spike turned him down “and his attitude was very insulting,” said Bill Lee in 1994.[6]

Asked if he would give his side of the story, Spike Lee stated, “Why should I dignify comments my father said, or play it out in a public forum?”[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lee_(musician)

But of course, Spike Lee had just given his side of the story in a very public venue when he made Jungle Fever.

In spite of most of Lee’s film work being awkward, b3a65a6eb88007329d854b664ca6455b_xla[1]cheesy, clumsy and smothered in a thick bag of “blackness” deliberately designed to pander to the “Negro” while490x490xspike-lee-trayvon-ebony.jpg alienating the “White-o,” Spike Lee emerged as the only serious “black” film maker of the 1980’s generation. He made his money essentially being the hip-hop artist of feature films. He’s most famous for Do the Right Thing, which is something of a primer on how to be a faithful and true “Dumb Nigga.” His career benefitted from cultural timing heavily, like the popular rise of “blackness” and “gangsta rap” in the general American social and artistic communities. His actual writing and overall filmmaking skills have been, and remain, somewhat rudimentary. His ability to focus and deliver his “vision” in his work is chiefly hindered by the fact that clearly, the overall message he wants to convey to the world is “F**k You Whitey.” The sentiment leaks through everything he does, so most of his work tends to smell like rotting cheese here and there.

Spike Lee’s transparent Oscar bid Miracle at St. Anna isn’t good, but its criclint-eastwood3_thumb1tical drubbing reveals the cultural underestimation of a great director.

Every once in a while Spike Lee likes to say “fuck you,” or, as one of his characters says in his latest movie: “Progress? Nigga please.” Do the Right Thing was something of a cuss-out, as was Bamboozled and School Daze. One could argue When the Levees Broke is too, but I’d argue it’s a poetic cry for justice, an opera of sorts.

This time Lee almost literally said fuck you to Clint Eastwood, one of cinema’s reigning Great Directors, bashing his “white” Flags of Our Fathers and seemingly dismissing his Oscar-l080930_miracle_spike_thumb1nominated Letters from Iwo Jima. Why go after Clint? Maybe Lee wanted buzz for his new movie, Miracle at St. Anna. Or maybe he simply tired of Eastwood and Scorsese winning Oscars while his masterpiece Do the Right Thing sits at #96 of AFI’s Top 100 movies—just added last year, almost a decade after the list’s inception. I think he’d prefer to be off the list entirely. Surely Lee has a right to be a sore winner. He’s by far the most well-known and critically respected black director living today; there aren’t many to begin with, and this is the thanks he gets?

http://splicetoday.com/moving-pictures/the-angry-black-man

Spike Lee has long been openly critical of mixed race couples, and has frequently taken to pissing and moaning about other “race” films and their directors, notably Quentin Tarantino and his Django Unchained, which he refused to see. Samuel L Jackson, who was featured in the film, answers Lee in a playboy interview:

Spike saying “I’m not going to see Django because it’s an insult to my ancestors”? It’s fine if you think that, but then you have nothing else to say about the movie, period, because you don’t know if Quentin insulted yourreg_634.ab.samuel.041112_thumb1 ancestors or not. On the other hand, Louis Farrakhan, who these blackest of black people say speaks the truth and expresses the vitriol of the angry black man, can look at the movie and go, “Goddamn, that’s a great fucking movie. Quentin Tarantino told the truth.” Dick Gregory’s seen the movie 12 fucking times. I respect what they have to say more than anybody else, because they’ve been through it. They walked the walk with Dr. King. Some of the bullshit criticisms about Django come from people who don’t understand the genre and who didn’t live through that era. They think they need to wave a flag of blackness that they don’t necessarily have the credentials to wave.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2013/09/samuel_l_jackson_on_spike_lee_and_quentin_tarantino.html

Jamie Foxx, who starred in Django Unchained had a word for Spike as well:reg_634.django3.mh.052912_thumb2

“The question for me is: where’s Spike Lee coming from?” Foxx asked. “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course.”

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jamie-foxx-calls-spike-lee-irresponsible-criticizing-quentin-tarantino-73731/

Where Spike Lee is coming from was plainly detailed in a great scene played by Denzel Washington in X.

Spike Lee’s alter ego

 

Simply put, Spike Lee imagines himself to be the dues-paid, ascended cinematic spokesman for all black people everywhere. He may not have Oscars on his shelf, he may be banging his head against the “white ceiling” of the Academy, his career and earning potential may be hampered by the racism of the box-office, but he’s damned-well notimages (87) going to be upstaged in the portrayal of “black history” by some pasty white Italian-American boy from Tennessee who’s only filmmaking credential is he worked in a video rental shop. He’s damned well not going to have to hustle for dimes on the rough streets of South Central to get a film together, while Tyler Perry’s “coonery and buffoonery” rolls in the big bucks and Hollywood producers and dirstributors beg for more.

Spike Lee may have had street cred in youth. Obviously he wants to hang onto that more than anything in the world. But that was a long time ago. That was a lifetime ago. Mostly what he is now is called a, “bougie black.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X0x1Pra3tQ

While Clint Eastwood might be conditionally faulted for not randomly throwing a token black face in either part of his WWII filmic duo, Flags of our Fathers, and Letters from Iwo Jima, Eastwood is quite right when he responds to Spike Lee’s complaints, to point out that the former focuses on the small group that raises the flag in the famous photo and film sequence of that war, none of whom were black. At the time, black servicemen fought in segregated units so nobody in their vicinity would likely be “colored” either. The latter film is all from the Japanese perspective. There are obviously no “colored” Japanese troops. Lee argues that some black servicemen actually did land on Iwo Jima. But that’s not the point. The point is, what were they doing and where were they doing it?

 

Lee’s argument is this:

“Clint Eastwood made two films about Iwo Jima that ran for more than four hours total, and there was not one Negro actor on the screen,” Lee said at the Cannes Film Festival. “In his version of Iwo Jima, Negro soldiers did not exist.” Eastwood’s counter: “Has he ever studied history? [African-American soldiers] didn’t raise the flag,” he {Eastwood} said. “If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, they’d say, “This guy’s lost hisdownload (34) mind.'” Eastwood also told Lee to “shut his face,” prompting Lee to amplify the racism charge: “[Eastwood] is not my father and we’re not on a plantation, either,” he fumed. “I’m not making this up. I know history.”

History, as it turns out, is on both their sides. Lee is correct that African-Americans played an instrumental role in World War II, in which more than 1 million black servicemen helped defeat the Axis Powers. Those efforts include significant contributions to the fight for Iwo Jima. An estimated 700 to 900 African-American soldiers participated in the epic island battle, many of whom were Marines trained in segregated boot camps at Montford Point, within Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Those soldiers were restricted from front-line combat duty, but they played integral noncombat roles….

Eastwood’s portrayal of the specific battle is, if narrow, also essentially accurate. Flags Of Our Fathers zeroes in on the soldiers who hoisted the clinteastwood2U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, and this task, memorialized in a famous staged photograph, was accomplished by five white servicemen and a sixth, Ira Hayes, of Pima Indian descent. (His other entry in the Iwo Jima category, Letters from Iwo Jima, is told largely from the perspective of Japanese soldiers.)

Eastwood is also correct that black soldiers represented a small fraction of the total force deployed on the island. That argument doesn’t placate Yvonne Latty, a New York University professor and author of a book about African-American veterans. Black soldiers “had the most dangerous job,” she says. “If you were going to show the soldiers’ landing, you’d need to show [African-Americans] on the beach.” In Flags of Our Fathers, which shows the landing in significant detail, African-Americans appear only in fleeting cutaway shots and in a photograph during the film’s closing credits.

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1812972,00.html

In Spike Lee’s world of black self-importance, the main thing is to throw positive black role models into the faces of black audiences, whom he presumes are just dying to spend their ticket money to be educated. I suppose that’s why he’s known as the greatest black USMC-C-Iwo-p17bdirector in the world, and not the greatest director in the world.

Now, there’s nothing stopping some rich black investor from giving Spike Lee a ship-ton of money to make an Iwo Jima movie about Thomas McPhatter, Lee’s primary source for the deep inside story of the black American experience of single-handedly taking that Island from the Japanese.

Mr McPhatter, who went on to serve in Vietnam and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the US navy, even had a part in the raising of the flag. “The man who put the first flag up on Iwo aaaaaJima got a piece of pipe from me to put the flag up on,” he says. That, too, is absent from the film.

“Of all the movies that have been made of Iwo Jima, you never see a black face,” said Mr McPhatter. “This is the last straw. I feel like I’ve been denied, I’ve been insulted, I’ve been mistreated. But what can you do? We still have a strong underlying force in my country of rabid racism.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/oct/20/usa.film

With all due respect for Mr McPhatter, the cinematic story of the black ammunition and support images (84)units at Iwo Jima would consist of two hours of “colored” Marines getting blown up and shot all to hell trying to haul stuff onto the beach, highlighted at the end, by some white guy wandering down to ask Thomas McPhatter if he’s got a pipe or a pole or something handy to put a flag on. As the flag is raised moments later, all the black Marines wold look up the hill to see Old Glory rise on Mount Suribatchi.

“That’s my pipe!” McPhatter would shout. (All the Negroes cheer.)

Roll End Credits.

http://www.montfordpointmarines.com/Rev%20McPhatter.pdf

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/utsandiego/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-h-mcphatter&pid=126998223

Spike Lee did of course, counter efforts from grumpy old war-film directors like Clint Eastwood with a would-be WWII epic of his own: Miracle at St Anna. It did a piddling boxoffice, got very mixed reviews, mostly bad, and in general approximated what you’d end up with if yourimages (92) main goal was to show black soldiers in combat roles in WWII, and all other facets of the film, like a plot, dialogue, entertainment value, or an intrinsic, universal reason for anyone having any interest in the story, were secondary.

Miracle at St. Anna premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival before it was released on September 26, 2008. It was met with mostly negative reviews from critics and drew controversy in Italy over its historical accuracy. During its theatrical run, Miracle at St. Anna was a box office disappointment, grossing only $9.2 million worldwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_at_St._Anna

There was one film you may recall, that did put black servicemen in exciting combat roles, was fairly historically accurate, and put a lot of positive black faces on the screen. That would be 220px-African-americans-wwii-058Red Tails. It was a major work of love for George Lucas, who ended up putting a bunch of his own money into it to get it made. Much preemptive race-baiting was tendered by old George as it was due for release in 2012. He claimed it had been rejected by all of Hollywood’s distributors and production companies because they didn’t know how to market it without any white people in the film. But Lucas hung in there, elicited the benefits of the new social media circles of hype as the film became a “progressive” and “black” social cause, and eventually the film found a decent market and a small amount of critical success. However, though it got an overall positive recommendation, this Rotten Tomatoes review explains:

Critics Consensus: Despite a worthy fact-based story and obvious good intentions, Red Tails suffers from one-dimensional characters, corny dialogue, and heaps of clichés.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/red-tails/

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Red Tails received a nomination at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards for “Choice Action Movie“,[50][N 6] and was also nominated at the 2012 BET Awards for “Best Movie”.[51]

Later, in February 2013, Red Tails won the NAACP Image Award in the categories of “Outstanding Motion Picture” and “Outstanding Independent Motion Picture” at the 44th NAACP Image Awards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Tails

But not all students and defenders of black history were so happy with it:

Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, said the film “trivializes segregation in the military by reducing it to a matter of bad or outmoded attitudes. The ironic effect is significant understatement of both the obstacles the Tuskegee airmen<sic> faced and their actual accomplishments by rendering them as backdrop for a blackface, slapped-together remake of Top Gun.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Tails

Don’t be silly. It was a blackface, slapped-together remake of Star Wars, not Top Gun.

A lot of black voices on blogs and black media cry out for Spike Lee to keep setting tspike-lee-black-power-700x400hese sorts of “white” entertainment industry “offenders” straight, to answer back and correct the historical record. Show us the struggle of emerging black lesbians in the urban northeast they cry—not this Hollywood Red Tail nonsense! (Yes, I actually read that here: ) And while Lee whines constantly about other major directors not including black faces in big Hollywood productions, it’s clear that when black casts are included, even when the whole cast is black, or major, featured stars are black, it’s just never good enough for Spike Lee.download (38)

The Magical Negro is a supporting stock character in American cinema who is portrayed as coming to the aid of a film’s white protagonists.[1] These characters, who often possess special insight or mystical powers, have been a long tradition in American fiction.[2]

john-coffeySpike Lee, while discussing films with students at Washington State University and at Yale University, said he was dismayed at Hollywood‘s decision to continue using the premise; he noted that the films The Green Mile and The Legend of Bagger Vance used the “super-duper magical Negro”.[3][4][5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Magical_Negro_occurrences_in_fiction

http://www.yale.edu/opa/arc-ybc/v29.n21/story3.html

Cuba Gooding Jr was something of the Jackie Robinson of WWII movies. He was on deck at MV5BMTIzMzk4NjQ2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzc3ODI4._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_Pearl Harbor, a major blockbuster. He played the first black Navy diver in Men of Honor. He was in Tuskeegee Airmen. When he finally won an Oscar, Spike Lee essentially called him an Uncle Tom for thanking Jesus and doing a back flip onstage at the ceremony. Spike also took a shot at Ving Rhames for giving his Golden Globe award to Jack Lemon as a token of his respect.

Lee, whose latest film, Bamboozled, satirizes the media’s depiction of blacks, says that there’s no longer any excusedownload (35) for African-Americans to degrade themselves on national television. “My people have to wake up and realize what’s going on and our responsibility in it,” he says. “I mean, back in the day we didn’t have a choice. Hattie McDaniel and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson didn’t have a choice. Nowadays we don’t have to do this stuff. So anything you do is on you.” A UPN rep had “no comment” on Lee’s remarks.

…In the Newsweek article, on sale this week, Lee also slams Ving Rhames and images (85)Cuba Gooding Jr. for the way they accepted awards. (Rhames gave his Golden Globe to Jack Lemmon and Gooding did a back flip after winning his Oscar).

“When you give an award to a man you never met in your life, what do you expect? That sent chills down my spine, to see him do that to an award he earned,” groans Lee. “The same with Cuba spinning on his head. What was that? But you notice neither has stopped working since. That kind of entertainment will keep you working.”

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Spike Lee doesn’t live in the ‘hood. He’s picked for himself an extremely light-skinned wife hooked into an imageselite social circle of longtime-affluent black New York socialite families. He’s produced a family of light-skinned, spoiled-rich children. He lives in an exclusive compound with a central courtyard and servantsdownload quarters, in the most expensive part of Manhattan. He lectures other black artists nonstop about their portrayal of black people in racist stereotypes, and yet he’s eager to run down to places like Ferguson Missouri, play the homey, hang out in the street with black thugs losing their drawers, underpants hanging in the breeze, drinking malt liquor and Purple images (1)Drank, cheering on their rioting and looting as if that’s model “black” behavior. His own work is filled with racism, vulgarity, cartoon-Negroes and all-‘round bad black role models. Spike can’t even decide for himself which way he wants it: “Dumb Nigga,” or wealthy, educated, refined socialite and entrepreneur. He thinks if he loses all of the “Dumb Nigga” in himself it would be turning “white,” so he clings desperately to that angry, damaged little black boy inside. He wants his lifetime courtside seat at the ballgame, but he wants to pretend he’s still humping pizza’s around for Sal’s Famous Pizzeria to make ends meet at the same time. He enters forums of higher education and delivers profanity-based lectures against the “white” encroachment on “black culture” featuring the NBA’s favorite epithet every other word and his student minious in the halls of learning applaud his crude diatribes as if it was a combination of poetry and scripture. That’s being “authentically” black. That’s the image Spike Lee imagines to be the standard of black excellence.

Maybe Cuba Gooding Jr just loves Jesus and likes spinning on his head. Maybe Ving Rhames actually admires Jack Lemmon and thinks the old master of the craft should have a trophy of some sort before he kicks off. Maybe Spike Lee just refuses to accept the notion that black people might actually like images (96)the burlesque “blackness” of Tyler Perry’s comedy and when Perry performs it, it’s because he chooses to perform it, and when his very large audience of fans watch it, they’re choosing to support it. Or perhaps it simply blows Lee’s mind that both black and white audiences find something universally enjoyable about Perry’s work, Gooding’s work, Rhames work, Tarantino’s work, and the combined creative product of all those others he chooses to pick apart, whereas, in his own work, he’s having to settle for playing to what he himself terms a “niche” audience. Maybe the “black community” and black entertainers he chastises are very well-aware they have a choice, and that choice simply isn’t Spike Lee. Whatever his motivation, it appears that Spike has essentially appointed himself to the permanent office of divine arbiter of all people, places and things related to being black and entertaining.

At a Harvard panel on race on Monday, Spike Lee criticized Will Smith for agreeing to play a mystical caddy to Matt Damon’s golden boy in The Legend of Bagger Vance.

According to the New York Post, Lee referred to the movie as “Driving Mr. Damon” for painting such a pretty picture of racial relations in the images (93)Depression-era South.

In real life, black men were being “castrated and lynched left and right,” the Boston Globe quotes Lee as saying. “With all that going on, why are you [expletive] trying to teach Matt Damon a golf swing?”

Could it be that Lee is still miffed that Smith chose to back Michael Mann, instead of Lee, as the director for Ali?

Smith told Mr. Showbiz in a recent interview that he couldn’t initially get past the “Yes, sirs” his character had to say in the script, but finally decided that the role and the story were intriguing enough for him to commit. The Robert Redford movie has so far seen so-so reviews and middling box-images (94)office business.

Lee made similar criticisms earlier of The Patriot, which he accused of “whitewashing … history,” saying that the Revolutionary War flick “dodged around, skirted about, or completely ignored slavery.”

Those who have met with Lee’s wrath before include Quentin Tarantino (for liberal use of the word “nigger” in Pulp Fiction) and “Show me the money” Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (who is parodied in Lee’s film Bamboozled).

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=113438

And of course, we have this observation in rebuttal from one of Spike Lee’s frequent targets:

I spoke to Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. about his role in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” as Carter, a colleague and friend of Cecil, the character played by Forest Whitaker.images (95)

The whole idea behind it and reason I was so attracted to this screenplay was that it is an expose of the times all the way back from slavery to the inauguration of Barack Obama, and specifically the turmoil of the era after JFK and Martin Luther King were assassinated.  There were different thoughts about how best to respond to racism.  One was the view of Martin Luther King, Jr. mindset download (40)that we should be seen as accessible and approachable and lead by example, and the other more aggressive frame of mind, the “by any means necessary” views of the Black Panthers and Malcolm X.  What’s beautifully expressed in this movie is how it doesn’t alienate people but shows these two approaches in a way that’s accessible and open and un-opinionated.  That’s what makes Lee Daniels such a brilliant director.  I always say to him, “If Spike Lee did this movie, no one would see it.  He would have had his opinions and his personal beliefs encroaching on it.

http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/2013/08/interview-cuba-gooding-jr-of-lee-daniels-the-butler.html#ixzz3HDCkAJFZ

Lee’s best film in my opinion however, would be X, the story of Malcolm X. To be fair it was a well told, shot, edited and conceived story with a couple of notable exceptions:

First, Lee couldn’t resist over and over and over again the awkward, film-school contrivance of foreshadowing Malcolm’s assassination by the constant intrusion of exploding, echoing, thundering flashbulbs from the cameras of reporters. Bang. Bang. Pop. Pop.  Boom. All through the damned movie. Yeah yeah, we know he’s going to get shot Spike… And then, just when you were ready to forgive the flashbulbs, instead of ending the movie like a normal human being spike-lee-hobbit_thumb2would, at the end—he abruptly digresses into a flash-ahead, flash-nowhere, confuso-flash to a bunch of kids in elementary school standing at their desks saying, “I am Malcolm X… I am Malcolm X… I am Malcolm X.” Well, no you aren’t. And Spike Lee for one, didn’t apparently learn a damned thing from his so-called research of El Haj Malik El Shabazz.

For one thing, Malcolm X didn’t die “Malcolm X.” So not even Malcolm X was “Malcolm X” by the time he’d completed his earthly mission. It was as if Spike thought the “Dumb Niggas” out in the theatre weren’t going to get the point so he had to throw in an Obama-style community organization meeting at the end to explain it to Rachel Jeantel and her friends. He wanted the local hoodies to be coming out of the theatre with a memorable catch phrase. I’m sure that’s a great marketing gimmick that in its day played well in the “hood.” Today’s youth however, are starting to consider it a joke:

I am definitely not Malcolm X

 

That said, still, every good Leftist, neo-hippy, guilted-out white liberal will be right there with Spike on the protest-era bandwagon, download-6_thumb1back in a nostalgic euphoria full of chanting and sloganing and picket signs with clever snippets of sophomoric wisdom hastily scribbled on them in Sharpie. Hence, today we have a veritable renaissance of little Trayvon marchers dressed in hoodies waving Skittles and iced tea, and riot-monkeys in Fergusson taunting the local trayving200_thumb1cops with their hands up, begging them not to shoot. Civil disobedience. Street theatre. It’s the Left’s gift to American culture, a holdover from the great riots and protests of the 1960’s. It’s passive-aggressive genius of course, designed to get the cops to shoot you. The object is a riot. The object is to get photographic evidence of police brutality, even if you have to spend all night and burn down your own neighborhood to provoke it.

The sole “Spike Lee Joint” I absolutely loved, and have no complaints about whatsoever, for which I have nothing but praise, is download-3_thumb1Passing Strange. That has everything to do with its actual writers, performers, and its real director, (Mark Stewart, who goes simply by, “Stew,”) and almost nothing to do with Spike Lee’s contribution, which was to record the finished product and make money off of it.

But, let’s look at Spike Lee’s real claim to fame: Do the Right Thing. Frankly, it should have been titled: Do the Wrong Thing. And yes, I know I’m not the first, nor will I be the last to make that pun. It could also have been titled:

Nigga’s got a Right!

In Do the Right Thing,  Spike Lee plays Mookie. He’s a deadbeat dad and malingering loaf, who works for Sal, the last of a generation of the Italian-American residents of the ‘hood. Sal runs a pizzeria, in which he hopes to maintain his heritage via posting pictures ofimages_thumb10 famous Italian-Americans on his wall, playing Italian music, and in general maintaining an Italian theme to his Italian premises. He’s got a strict rule about no boom boxes–a very big period fad in the “black community” when the film came out 25 years ago as of this writing–and he’s resisted leaving the neighborhood for years in spite of the urging of his sons who think he’s too nostalgic for his own good.

You can skip the entire first part of the movie because its just a lot of poorly lit, shot, do-the-right-thing-1989-rosie-perez-spike-lee-spike-lee-top-movieswritten and acted, aimless ambiance about Mookie’s environment, his eccentric neighbors and charming friends, intended to show us all how harmless and loveable they all are. It’s the part of the disaster movie where we meet and get to identify with all the characters who are going to end up trapped in a burning building or in an inverted ocean liner under the sea. Yeah-yeah. Slice of period black culture. Consider your childhood validated Spike. By the end of the film however, a handful of his pals become very aggressive social agitators. It becomes a matter of honor to images-11_thumb1bend Sal’s will until he concedes to get some “brothers” up on his trophy-photo wall, which is covered with the faces of famous Italian-Americans. One evening, this little posse bursts into his premises and confronts Sal with a lot of threatening demands about how he’d better get some black faces on his wall pretty soon, screamed right into his face, over the grating thump and wail of a very loud boom box. Sal argues with them for a long time, and then, after repeated warnings, when they refuse to shut off the boom box, Sal smashes it with a baseball bat.

The box’s owner, a “Gentle Giant” named Raheem, pulls Sal across the counter and begins to trounce him and choke him with insane impunity. A riot ensues and spills out into the street. The cops arrive to find Sal being strangled by Raheem, and it takes two cops and Sals’s1-gOu9NlRaMLouBd8oY4RcUg_thumb1 boys as helpers to eventually pull the “Gentle Giant” off of Sal, but then, apparently because even in Lee’s depiction, Raheem is still far from surrendering peacefully, one of the cops uses a baton to choke Raheem down and apparently teach him a lesson, though not apparently actually wanting to kill him. The cop continues the choke hold, even as his partner protests that Raheem has had enough. Consequently, Raheem is killed in front of what is by then the whole neighborhood.

Raheem_Police_Club_thumb1After the cops are gone and Raheem is hauled away and it’s all over, while the crowd has started to calm down, Mookie takes the very calculated opportunity to go over, get a trash can, calmly walk up to Sal’s front window and throw it through—thus sparking the complete pillaging of Sal’s shop, culminated by its torching by Smiley, who serves essentially as the village idiot.

Spike Lee’s message is clearly: Be true to the “Dumb Nigga” Inside You.

Did Mookie do the right thing?

Movie watchers have argued whether or not Mookie did the right thing by throwing the garbage can through Sal’s window. Though he destroyedo-SPIKE-LEE-facebook_thumb1 Sal’s pizzeria, it also distracted the mob from killing Sal himself. Spike doesn’t take too kindly to the question. In Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, a book about the political, social and history of the movie, Lee noted that only white viewers have ever asked him this question, revealing, in his opinion, that they value white property (Sal’s Pizzeria) over the black life (Radio Raheem).

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There is only one way to characterize Spike Lee’s claim that only white viewers ever ask if Mookie really did the right thing. He’s lying. Here’s one of many “credentialed” or “authentic” black reviewers that proves him wrong:

Do the Right Thing is still a powerful movie. But today many of the scenes that elicited cheers seem off the mark.

Sal’s racist son Pino tries to persuade his father to leave Bed-Stuy because black people didn’t want them there. Sal, played by Danny Aiello, defends the neighborhood, expressing spike-lee1_thumb1his pride that the people there had grown up on his food. Didn’t Sal have every right to be there?

And what of the supposed triumph at the end of the movie when Smiley pastes up a photo of MLK and Malcolm X on Sal’s Wall of Fame?

Watching it this time around, I found myself wishing to the very end of the film that the inevitable wouldn’t happen, that Sal’s pizzeria would not go up in flames at the hands of a black mob.

I am not immune to the charms of black nationalism. I’m a proud Howard University graduate raising my family in the middle of a blackdotherightthingjordans_std.original_ neighborhood in D.C., the Chocolate City. But I am also keenly aware of black nationalism’s lingering contradictions. Today, Bloomingdale, my D.C. neighborhood, is in the throes of gentrification: Yoga studios bump up against public housing projects; cafes clash with methadone clinics; farmers markets displace bodegas. Today, I see dozens of proverbial white men in Celtics jerseys, laying their historic claim to the neighborhood where their ancestors settled but where a black majority has lived for decades.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2009/06/why_mookie_did

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Speaking of gentrification…Spike had this to say about that:

Nah. You can’t do that. You can’t just come in the neighborhood and start bogarting and say, like you’re motherfuckin’ Columbus and kill off the Native Americans. Or what they do in Brazil, what they did to thedownload-8_thumb2 indigenous people. You have to come with respect. There’s a code. There’s people.

I mean, they just move in the neighborhood. You just can’t come in the neighborhood. I’m for democracy and letting everybody live but you gotta have some respect. You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now shit gotta change because you’re here? Get the fuck outta here. Can’t do that!

And we had the crystal ball, motherfuckin’ Do the Right Thing with JohnSpike-Lee-Kickstarter_thumb1 Savage’s character, when he rolled his bike over Buggin’ Out’s sneaker. I wrote that script in 1988. He was the first one. How you walking around Brooklyn with a Larry Bird jersey on? You can’t do that. Not in Bed Stuy.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/spike-lee-amazing-rant-against-gentrification.html

Spike Lee has the insight to be the “crystal ball” of urban renewal, but obviously doesn’t have the insight to see that he’s taking Sal’s side of the argument. That makes him a liar and a hypocrite.

Let’s review the plot so far:

images-18_thumb1Did Sal kill Raheem? No. It was Raheem nearly killing Sal.

Did Sal start a fight with Raheem? No. Raheem started the fight. Sal didn’t even call the cops. He was too busy getting strangled, and his sons were too busy trying to save his life.

Who’s place was it? Sal’s.

Who’s neighborhood was it? Sal’s. It was founded by Sal’s parents and grandparents and his ethnic people in general going back probably to the laying of the first cobblestone.

Who were the newcomers, the interlopers with no respect for the history and tradition of the neighborhood and its founders? Who’s “Bogarting” the ‘hood in Do the Right Thing? Who’s telling the founding residents of the community what music they have to listen to, and what ethnic icons of adoration they have to revere? Well, since the characters he depicts in Do the Right Thing are all his own  creation, thatimages-19_thumb1 would be Spike Lee. So again I say, by definition, that makes Spike Lee both a liar, and a hypocrite. And deaf, blind, and dumb as a post, not to see it. Or just completely disingenuous. And here’s another blaring legal and ethical point Spike Lee still can’t see, or for that matter, neither can the reviewer examining the film here:

Lee’s script marshals a rich cast of supporting characters, chief among them Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), who paces the streets, blaring Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” on a never-ending loop at full volume, and Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), the would-be revolutionary who sits down that afternoon to eat his slice and suddenly notices that the “Wall of Fame” in Sal’s Pizzeria is inhabited only by Italian-Americans (Sinatra, DiMaggio, DeNiro, Pacino). He asks why “there aren’t any brothers on the wall.” Sal replies, not unreasonably, that it’s his place, and when Buggin’ Out gets his own place, he can put whoever he wants on his wall. Buggin’ Out retorts, also sensibly, that there aren’t a lot of Italian-Americans buying pizza in Sal’s joint, so maybe the wall of fame should include some black folks. (“Two valid points,” Lee maintains, on a recent audio commentary.)

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Well, no Spike. Those are not both valid points. Buggin’ Out is not a partner in
Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. Kids who walk in off the street and occasionally purchase pie are not co-owners of the establishment. Not even if it’s “Nigga’s” ‘hood now. Random local youth have no legal or moral or ethical say in how a neighborhood proprietor decides to market his operation. Sal defines what is or isn’t a valid design scheme for his own wall. Sal has a valid point. Buggin’ images-21_thumb1Out has a point that might be valid if he actually had anything to say about what goes on Sal’s wall—which he doesn’t. Sal might deem Buggin’ Out’s point to be valid, and adopt his suggestion voluntarily. This of course depends upon what Sal feels might best attract his target clientele, or perhaps discourage a type of customer he’d rather not have to deal with. (That’s why they sometimes pipe loud classical music outside those convenience stores after dark…) Buggin’ Out may not have a valid point at all, because Sal is the validator and invalidator–Sal has God-like power and authority over the “validity” of what goes on his own wall. Spike Lee has no apparent understanding of, or respect for “property rights.”

Nigga’s” got a right…. that, he understands.

From his perspective, obviously Spike thinks he made his case clearly. But, even the way Spike Lee concocts it, Radio Raheem and his posse entered Sal’s restaurant while Sal was peacefully minding his own images-13_thumb1business. It was Raheem and his  friends, who  started a threatening, provocative argument, and blasted annoying music in Sal’s face until he couldn’t think straight. Sal was triple-ganged by Raheem, Buggin’ Out, and Smiley—two “Dumb Nigga’s” and a “Crazy-Ass Nigga.” Yes, they had tried reasoning with Sal briefly earlier in the day. They tried organizing a boycott to get Sal to give in to their demands, all to no avail. (This peaceful and legal strategy lasted for only a couple of hours before they got impatient and frankly, found no support in the community.) This time they announced that they were there essentially to physically force Sal to put up some pictures of black role models on his wall or there would be hell to pay. After many warnings to shut off the boom 4453424506_a6004c15cf_o_thumb1box, Sal destroyed the source of the music. It was not Sal who assaulted Raheem. It was Raheem, who clearly had a “Nigga Moment,” in which he decided it was worth his own life to avenge the lost of his “music,” and teach Sal that “Nigga’s got a right…” and “Don’t nobody disrespect this Nigga…”

What Spike Lee actually points out in Do the Right Thing, is that a “Dumb Nigga” values his ghetto blaster more than his own black life. But neither Spike Lee nor the “black community” wants to admit the fundamental truth of this proposition, nor will they allow any such notion to be entertained outside of “black community” circles.

That’s clearly “Dumb Nigga” thinking. That’s Spike Lee’s thinking. And that obviously makes him just another “Dumb Nigga.” A very rich “Dumb Nigga.” But Spike Lee’s even dumber than that. Spike Lee went to college and got multiple degrees to be as dumb as he is. Spike Lee as an MFA in being dumb. In Lee’s fantasy world5086663_std_thumb1 of “blackness,” Mookie shows up in the morning on Sal’s freshly burned-out doorstep while Sal’s cleaning up the ashes and debris, demanding his wages for the last pay period. In real life Sal would have beaten his head in with the nearest blunt object. In Spike’s personal black wonderland, however, Sal says, “You burned down my shop,” and Mookie replies, “They killed Raheem.” In Spike Lee’s ethical system, that’s even. It’s perfectly sensible. That explains it all. In Spike Lee’s all-wise black fairy-tale, the big bad white man is humbled by Mookie’s simple logic, learns his lesson, concedes the point, and pays up. Sal admits quietly to himself that he brought this all down on himself. No hard feelings.

Watching that scene play out as a plain dumb white guy however, even as Spike Lee wrote them, directed them, I see plainly that Mookie is a weaseley little chiseler. And Sal is a big man with a big heart who realizes that Mookie really is just that stupid. Sal pays up as a point of honor, because Sal has honor, and Mookie doesn’t. But mainly, the kid just isn’t bright enough to ever understand what a self-centered little dickweed he is.

Yeah, you took a stand Mookie. You showed the evil white man. Now man-up and live with the consequences. F’…k your payday.

Back-pay my ass.

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Now, there’s a much easier way to get into “justifying” burning down Sal’s pizza parlor: White cop kills black man. Sal’s the nearest white guy. Take revenge on nearest white guy. It’s blatantly racist, but that works too, for the “Dumb Nigga.” Though Spike Lee ql-0013-lee_thumb1has argued openly that a “Nigga” ain’t capable of racism, in Do the Right Thing, racism is clearly at play when the black mob is dissuaded from going after the Korean shop across the street, because the owner begs them away claiming “I’m just like you.” Spike Lee very clearly shows us a “black community” that is not only markedly racist, but eager to act out their hatred for all non-black races even when

michael_berg_2these neighbors had nothing to do with the dispute at hand. (Take that Reginald Denny…)

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Upon visiting South Africa in the early 90s, Spike Lee told London’s Guardian newspaper that “I seriously wanted to pick up a gun and shoot whites. The only way to resolve matters is by bloodshed.” And if we’re thinking of chalking that crazy remark up to Lee being carried away in his early 30s, not so fast. Flash forward to the present and we can see that Spike Lee has never met a racial metaphor or racist statement he didn’t like to use.

Lee saw Obama’s triumph in the Democrat primary as a chance to move Bill Clinton Democratic Conventionbeyond “massuh Clinton.” As Spike put it, “The Clintons, man, they would lie on a stack of Bibles…I voted for Clinton twice, but that’s over with. These old black politicians say, ‘Ooh, Massuh Clinton was good to us, massuh hired a lot of us, massuh was good!’ Hoo! Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins—they have to understand this is a new day.” Clarence_Thomas_official_SCOTUS_portrait

Of course, Lee has no use to Republican blacks including Justice Clarence Thomas and Gen. Colin Powell, both of whom he accuses of “think[ing] like whites.” Nor does he have any love for tyler-perry-in-madea-goes-to-jailsuccessful black moviemakers like Tyler Perry who he chided for producing “coonery and buffoonery.” Spike’s beef with Perry seems to originate in the fact that Perry is doing something Lee has seemed incapable of doing over the last decade—creating movies that actually make money and draw a crowd. download (44)

Spike Lee has even lashed out at Eddie Murphy, insinuating that he was a race traitor and Uncle Tom for selling out to a movie business dominated by white interests, as well as African American actors Ving Rhames and Cuba Gooding Jr. for behaving in a “servile” way.

http://humanevents.com/2012/03/26/spike-lee-hollywood-hatemonger/

Sounds pretty racist to me. The truth is, Spike’s overtly racist remarks and snide, bigoted personal attacks could fill volumes.

Films like Bamboozled (2000) and Mo’ Better Blues (1990) portrayed Jews as manipulative, evil racists…When Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotape beat out Do the Right Thing for the Cannes Film Festival’s Kobal 002coveted Palme d’Or award in 1989, Lee blamed racism, saying, “They’re always looking for their white golden boy.”

In 1991 Lee publicly reflected on how deeply he despised Lilies of the Field, the classic 1963 film depicting a respectful and loving relationship between a black handyman named Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) and a convent of white nuns. “I hated that movie,” said Lee. “… I felt like putting a rock through the [TV] screen. Later with these nuns! You [Smith] better get outta here before one of ’em [nuns] says that you raped ’em! But we owe a lot to Sidney Poitier, because in order for us to get to where we are today, those films had to be made. And Sidney had to do what he had to do. He was the perfect Negro.”download (45)

In 2004 Lee told Playboy magazine that the NASCAR auto-racing association was a racist enterprise because there was a paucity of blacks among its fans, employees, and participants. Said Lee, “I just imagine hearing some country-and-Western song over a loudspeaker at NASCAR: ‘Hang them ni**ers up high! Hang them ni**ers up high!’ I’m not going to no NASCAR.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1990

In fact, in justifying Mookie’s final actions in Do the Right Thing, Spike himself has long owned-up to the overtly racist subtext he claims drives Mookie to start the riot:

There’s balance to it but no justice. Radio Raheem didn’t deserve to be killed for attacking Sal, while burning Sal’s Pizzeria to the ground onlydownload (47) makes sense if you remove Sal’s humanity and see him as a symbol of his race, a representative of the white establishment. Yet, according to Spike, that’s how Mookie sees him. In the director’s commentary, Spike explains it this way: “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria represents everything that oppressed [Mookie] and black people.” The irony with this kind of racial myopia, the reduction of Sal from man to symbol, is that, along with Troy from “Crooklyn” and Jake Shuttlesworth in “He Got Game,” Sal is probably the fullest character Spike Lee has ever created.

http://www.today.com/id/11965382/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/spike-lee-wakes/#.VExj2fldV8E

OK, so let’s pretend all Sal did was call the cops and wait. Sal patiently puts up with the rap music at 140db and the shouting in his face. Then in come the cops. Wouldn’t Raheem have ended up choked to death anyway? You know he was going to throw his “Nigga Moment” one way or another when they arrived to arrest him. Sal had essentially no input into the course of events. Raheem, and Spike Lee, fixed the end of the scene from the beginning. For the purposes of making whatever the hell Spike Lee thought his point was supposed to be when he wrote that film, those white cops were vlcsnap-2011-02-10-17h41m51s213_thumgoing to kill that black young man one way or another and the “black community” was going to call it unjustified no matter what. That’s the hereditary, legendary, mandatory “black community” narrative. I know if you go back far enough it used to be true more often than not. But this film, Spike Lee, and far too much of the “black community” are frozen in a time warp of irrelevance. Some of his growing lash-outs at other directors and motion pictures may have something to do with an impending realization that he’s got nothing worth saying any more. (And he says even that very poorly.)

Basically what Spike Lee is arguing in Do the Right Thing, is: “Nigga’s” got a right to throw a violent fit—a “Nigga Moment”—and when the cops come upon “Nigga” in his “Moment,”images (78) the cops have no right to meet black violence with white violence. Or more specifically, cop violence. (Cops, parents, and white folk are virtually the same thing in Spike Lee’s world view of black arrested adolescence.) White folk have to learn to respect the “Nigga Moment.” Yet, the matter of a vicious white, racist cop fatally choking out Raheem, trying to interrupt his fit of black homicidal lunacy, is almost inconsequential to the Spike’s actual message. Spike wrote that cop as a deliberately brutal thug to cover his own thesis, but in his mindless state of rage, Raheem in real life could have met his death a thousand other ways, including at the hands of an officer attempting to restrain and arrest him, quite accidentally. And cops might never even be involved in his death at all until long after he had met it. Raheem in real life could have assaulted Sal, and Sal could have stoved his brains in quite legally in self defense. He even had a bat handy. It could been a gun just as easily. Sal’s sons Vito and Pino could have whacked him on the back of the head with a chair or two, trying to get him off their father, and he could have slowly and painfully died from blunt force trauma hours or days later.

But’s that’s what real life holds in store for an angry young black man, and we’re talking Spike Lee here—not reality.

Spike Lee doesn’t pop up all that often in his films anymore, which is one reason why his brief appearance in his new film Red Hook Summer is so surprising. The other is that he’s carrying pizzas and sporting a “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria” t-shirt, returning to the role of “Mookie” that he played in Do The Right Thing 23 summers ago. Lee has gone out of his way to insistMay_ComingOfAge_04_480x340_thumb1 that Red Hook, in limited release now, is “not a motherfucking sequel to Do the Right Thing,” but the pictures are very hard to separate, and not merely because of Mookie’s return. Red Hook has polarized audiences and critics in a manner reminiscent of its predecessor (albeit on a smaller scale). “Lee’s latest rambles through almost two hours of unfocused drama, burdened with endless didactic editorializing, before lurching out of nowhere into ugly revelations and violence,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter, a quote which could well have been pulled from a negative review of Do the Right Thing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/08/when-spike-lee-became-scary/261434/

In Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee and all of his cultural or cinematic apologists keep telling me he presents a finely crafted and complex study of the state of “racism” in America. All I saw was a movie about a “Dumb Nigga” who got himself killed over a pointless dispute about the wall décor of somebody else’s restaurant.

Spike Lee will tell you he’s showing you “black reality,” but, at best what Spike Lee is selling is his romantic childhood impression of “black reality.” Though he surely doesn’t see it himself to this Mookie_thumb7day, what Lee exposes is that even when Spike Lee completely controls the narrative, his black martyr Raheem still deliberately creates a violent scene for no legal reason, and dies at the hands of the cops only because he is in the middle of an uncontrolled rage, while willfully engaged in the process of attempted murder. Maybe Spike Lee really is just that stupid and thinks he made a really profound statement about “being black in a racist America.” Or, maybe he’s just making money off the brothers. But the only clear message the film offered to my white eyes and ears was: When push comes to shove, take that one calm moment where you could make it all better if you wanted. Think it over. Then, firm in your resolution, pick up the nearest garbage can and throw it through Sal’s window.2014-08-20-1b774aa2_thumb2

Do the Right Thing.

Have a “Nigga Moment.” You know you want to. Go ahead. Chimp out. You’ve been a good boy for a long time now. You earned it. Give the struggling KKK and other dwindling White Supremist groups of America some concrete evidence that they’re right. Show all those white racists, like Pino, Sal’s bigoted eldest son, they’ve been right all along. Justify their racism. Go ahead. Do it.

Spike Lee today, is a walking anachronism. He’s mixed up universal youthful violence and stupidity with “blackness.” The sight of black folk and white folk looking, eating, living, earning, loving, laughing together makes him physically ill. He’s part of a mentality that entirely gave up on images (73)“being white” or having equal status with “whites,” just as it was coming into reality. He’s settled on a defeatist, black separatist vibe that tells itself the “Negro” will never be equal with the white man, so the only permanent solution to racial inequality in America is to forcefully and voluntarily segregate the “black community” from the greater “white culture,” ethnically cleanse the black neighborhoods, encourage black youth to be as “black as you can be,” strive not to become president of the United States of America, and seek rather to become the “Head Nigga in Charge.”

Here’s what Spike Lee didn’t tell you about how Mookie’s story really ends:

Sal made out like a bandit off Mookie’s little riot. He collected insurance, and moved his business to an affluent white suburb where he tripled his profits in his first month andslideshow_1158071_do_the_right_thing[2] expanded into a growing franchise that his sons inherited and manage today worldwide. Mookie on the other hand, put himself out of a job, and in the real world Sal would have told him to piss off, probably kicked his skinny black ass, and kept his back wages. Mookie’s dying neighborhood was out its favorite hangout and yet another employer. The Korean shop moved out two years later to avoid the constant threats, robbery and vandalism, and tumblr_inline_ml9q93YRGI1qz4rgp_thumboth that shop and Sal’s old husk of a pizza shop sit empty still today, along with most of the other former businesses that followed suit in a tide of economic flight from Mookie and his little playmates. The entire district has been condemned and is soon to be vacated forcibly and destroyed–inhabited now only by a generation of infestation by drugs, gangs, and a population exclusively dependent upon the public dole, living out their fading lives in the squalor provided by rich slumlords and paid for by my taxes. It’s due for “Urban Renewal” and has been sold for pennies on the dollar to a developer based in the Cayman Islands who will purge all remaining occupants, convert it to fashionable condominiums, bike paths and green spaces, and sell them to wealthy young, white hipsters.

So, thanks Mookie. You screwed yourself and your whole neighborhood. And made a few more white guys rich in the process. You did the right thing.

Director Spike Lee has just started the clock on a 30-day attempt to raise $1.25 million through Kickstarter.com for an untitled movie about human beings who are addicted to blood that he calls “funny, sexy, and bloodyphoto-main_thumb1 (and it’s not Blacula).”

On the project’s Kickstarter page, Lee gives almost no details about the project. The moviemaker does not reveal the title, nor does he give more details about the film.

However, he does mention that there will be a lot of sex and that if we are fans of the work he’s done  in the past, and believe in him and his abilities as a filmmaker, he won’t disappoint. He welcomed all contributions to the campaign.

http://atlantablackstar.com/2013/07/23/spike-lee-launches-kickstarter-campaign-to-raise-1-25-million-for-unknown-film/

[Editorial update: Yeah, it was unwatchable…]

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/da_sweet_blood_of_jesus/

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Do the Wrong Thing Part Two: Legend of the Gentle Giant

In 1967, the “black community” burned down Newark New Jersey, because they thought Newark_Riot__thumb1some white cops had roughed up and arrested a black taxi cab driver for illegally passing them. The cops were not at all kind to this offender. When “black community” leaders insisted he be given medical care, other elements in the “black community” who arrived later and noticed his empty cell, then decided he’d died in custody, even though he’d actually been moved to a hospital ward exactly as demanded by the “black community’s” leaders earlier in the day at a well publicized meeting. Days later, after millions and millions of dollars of destruction, death and mayhem, the “black community,” now in ashes, was eventually convinced to stop destroying its own neighborhoods. And it didn’t matter if they got it wrong. Maybe that driver wasn’t dead, but he was manhandled. Any excuse for a riot.

1967 was not a good time for racial justice in America yet, not even up north in Newark. I’ll admit that. The argument could be fairly and logically made that if you oppress a people they can take it just so long and then they lose all self-control and mindlessly lash out. But somewhere in that time period, just as their cause was won and the need for social violence and protest was waning, the “black communitydownload-6_thumb” learned instead, that rioting and outrage, even if affected, even if unfounded, was a rewarding cultural activity. It enriched its neighborhoods and built strength of character. It showed resolve. It showed determination. It became a bonding ritual. “Fight the Power.” It was like the “black community” version of Trick or Treating, or Guy Fawkes Night. It even turned out to be a great way to get goodies from “The Man.” Today the “black community” in large part still subscribes to riot and maniacal protest not because it’s necessary, but because it’s enjoyable. It’s drama. It’s one big community pageant. It’s the black American version of a Passion Play. And more than anything, it’s a lazy habit.

Today, “black America” knows that even the threat of a riot produces results for the “black community.” Riot and you get attention. Riot and you get rewarded. Threaten to riot and you get rewarded. And of course, the threat of a riot wouldn’t be very credible to the “white power structure,” if the “black community” didn’t occasionally pull one off as sample of its work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Newark_riots

That’s “Dumb Nigga Thinking.” Thinking like a “Dumb Nigga.” It’s all about perpetuating the social order that allows the “Dumb Nigga” to keep justifying why he’s still just a “Dumb Nigga” in spite of there being no compelling reason for him to remain in that condition—apart from the fact that indeed, he’s just a “Dumb Nigga.”

Brandy Green of the Trayvon Martin case you may recall, who the media kept calling Tracy Martin’s “fiancé,” disappeared quite suddenly and completely after her first couple of public interviews, never to be heard from again. (Just like Alicia Stanley-Martin, the woman who actually raised Trayvon.) Paid off, shamed off, chased off,images-53_thumb1 threatened off, it doesn’t matter much. These women slipped off into the cosmic ether like fog burning away in the new morning sun. That was yesterday, this is today. The “black community” is very keen on the liberation of the “black woman,” and all, but these “black women” no longer fit into the greater “black community” agenda. They thus became irrelevant to the “Justice for Trayvon” narrative and had to go. In the same way, any liability connected to the “black community” has to be purged from the public discourse—like the fact that all the physical evidence and half a dozen (black) witnesses substantiate Ferguson Missouri’s officer Darren Wilson’s version of how Mike Green got himself shot, or that all of this was known within weeks but the family and its black power base simply wouldn’t accept reality. The “black community” likewise, still isn’t accepting the fact that the Sanford Police Department, and local prosecutors had their facts right all along—there never was a case against George Zimmerman. Even Eric Holder and his federal civil rights mafia eventually had to moonwalk their way back to Washington and concede the point.

But the “black community” who burned down Ferguson when they heard the fabricated narrative on Mike Brown’s departure from this life, never were, and never will be interested in hearing the “truth,” and they don’t really want “justice.” Likewise, the facts and evidence of the Trayvon Martin killing were never really relevant to theimages (30) greater imperative of husbanding the hereditary, “black community” narrative–the gospel of perpetual “white” persecution. Ultimately, Trayvon Martin became just another sound bite, a catch phrase, a hoodie-clad icon that makes a clever poster, a snappy slogan on a picket sign. The sainted black martyr “baby Trayvon” provided a short-term boost to the “black community” theatre-going experience. Then he became “irrelevant,” except as a shorthand code word for, “hate Whitey.” Or more precisely, “blame Whitey.” And finally, by the time you read this, today or tomorrow or next year, Trayvon Martin will have become passé—so 2012.

And thus, along comes Michael Brown. Fresh horse for the “black community” express. The same old players in the “black community’s” neo-Civil Rights Era dramatical society production team immediately run down to Ferguson Missouri to do the images (14)outrage-and-camera-dance. Al Sharpton got the big prize as usual, scoring a slot as the center of attention at a funeral that should have been about Michael Brown, but instead was all about where Sharpton and Jackson and Benjamin Crump et al are getting their next big paycheck.

Eric Holder, director of “Operation Get Whitey” for the Obama administration, just announced his resignation, but not before he swooped down on Ferguson to launch, or at least fain to launch (for the sake of the support of the Democratic Party base in the upcoming elections) a federal civil rightsimages-17_thumb2 investigation of essentially how white cops deal with African-American young males in particular. It will proceed upon the assumption of “institutionalized racism” in general based upon the Ferguson PD statistics of stops and arrests. Other “civil rights” advocates around the nation have added their support to expanding the investigation nationally to examine how “cops” black or white treat young African-American males and black people in general.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/ferguson-police-federal-investigation/story?id=25250595

Sure. Why not. Unfortunately, what Holder found out within the first couple of weeks is that officer 0Darren Wilson’s story checks out and the “black community” fairy tale connected with Brown’s apparently self-initiated, stupid and pointless death is entirely untenable. Holder and the Obama administration however, have kept quite silent on the matter, because rioting in Ferguson insures black voter turnout in November.

The whole problem of analyzing why white cops shoot black young men on occasion, could also just be immediately fixed by requiring every cop everywhere to carry a body cam and images (10)dash cam and the real-live evidence thereby gained would prove that much of, if not most of the problem has to do with the way African-Americans in general treat or interact with “cops,” as if they were a warring tribe, or invading race, or rival “gang,” and not any inherently “authoritative” entity. A large portion of the “black community” openly argues that a cop has no more authority than anyone else off the street and that’s the way they treat the police—only, the cop thinks he has special status so he treats other citizens, black or white, as if he does have superior authority. Because he does. And the black person of course, resents being bossed around by somebody off the street with no more authority than anyone else on the street. They easily become pissed off and uncooperative if not outright belligerent. It must be said in particular, that download (13)so many young “black” Americans, male or female, are so pig-ignorant of the American legal system, the Constitution, the concept of civil authority, and civic responsibility in general, that all they can see in a cop, or bouncer, or security guard, or any general “authority” figure, particularly if they are “white,” is somebody harshing their buzz for no reason. They actually believe that “white people don’t have to take sh*t from the cops!” They think they’ve fought long and hard for liberation in America. They demand equal rights–so they think, since white folk don’t have to take sh*t from the copsthen black folk shouldn’t have to take sh*t from cops either.

Nigga’s gotta right…”

But white people, and young white males in particular, in the real world, have no equivalent tradition of “Nigga’s got a right.” No, they see a cop. They see somebody they’d better not cross. They don’t  see just some “Crazy-ass Cracker.” They expect to be in a shipload of trouble if they don’t play it cool with him or her. They have no “race card” or civil rights mafia at their back.

But let’s first take a look at the some of the fuzzy mathematics of this so-called clear indication of racial discrimination in the Ferguson PD arrest and traffic stop statistics:

Residents have said that the encounter between 18-year-old Michael Brown and an unidentified police officer began when the officer ordered Brown not to walk in the street. That sounds like an unimaginably small thing considering what was to follow, yet that small thing hints at an issue facing black residents of Ferguson and other cities.download-11_thumb1

While black residents accounted for 67 percent of Ferguson’s population, black drivers accounted for more than 86 percent of the traffic stops made last year by the Ferguson Police Department, according to a report produced by the office of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

And the majority of the traffic stops (92 percent) that ended with arrests involved black drivers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/12/the-breaking-point-for-ferguson/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/blacks-overwhelmingly-get-stopped-by-the-police-in-ferguson#335icp1

The question then–for anyone not doped out on the Leftist, Establishment Opiate of the Masses—would be: is there anything in the way the average black person, particularly young black males, respond to authority figures, like cops, and particularly white authority figures, like white cops, that almost insures that they are going to get stopped, and if stopped, even more certainly assures that they will be arrested? Are black males just bad drivers? Is there anything images (14)about the way young black males in particular deport themselves in general, that might be prone to attract attention and arouse dismay and suspicion in white folks, or cops in particular–white or otherwise? It would be easy to mitigate the mildly disproportionate statistical representation of black v white stops and arrests in the “black communities,” of places like Ferguson Missouri, if it’s simply a matter of a fair percentage of the town’s black people driving poorly in defective vehicles, looking pissed off, acting like they’re guilty of something, or in general, just acting crazy all the time.

Well, surely there’s bound to be some of the latter. And historically, that’s obviously due to white people in general, and white cops in particular, not being very fair or nice to black images (32)people in general. Encounters with the police have traditionally always set black folk on edge. That’s bound to affect behavior or at least demeanor. And, in 1957, I would have been right there with you on the picket lines protesting it all. (Except you’d have to wait until March of that year for me to be born first.)

But isn’t it just as likely in this modern era, that these statistics merely prove the case of “white” people having learned how not to get stopped and not get arrested, even if they do attract the attention of the police? Is it really a valid proposal that all white people and cops in particular, have some unwritten, moral and legal obligation to accommodate whatever hostile or bizarre eccentricities the “black community” cares to claim as “historic” or “ebonic” or “part of the black culture?” Isn’t that just admitting that the “black community” endorses a self-images (17)imposed apartheid and chooses to relegate itself to a permanent sub-class of what is more broadly considered to be “civilized,” “American” or ihasadream“Western” society? Isn’t that just an euphemism for saying that the “black community” has canonized the “Dumb Nigga,” as a treasured cultural icon and “Nigga-ness” is its universal baseline of standard social conduct?

Before you give me guff about my tone or word choice, don’t insult my intelligence or powers of discernment by pretending that the “black community” doesn’t say the same thing in far more pointed and colorful ways safely within the haven of the local barbershop or beauty parlor. I’ve seen the movie. And Bill Cosby has said worse.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-cosby-tells-don-lemon-black-men-need-to-raise-their-kids-has-message-for-no-groes/

What if we just examine the testimony of one of those young black males who claim the “white power structure” is victimizing them–Mike Brown’s best buddy, Dorian Johnson? He’s the main creator of the current Michael Brown “hands-up” narrative, and even his version inadvertently confesses that he and Mike were walking down the middle of the street and basically told the cop ordering them out of the road to piss off:

Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft.

St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant.

downloadJohnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred.

He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in the back.  He also has claimed that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, was “shot like an animal” and that Brown had his hands up and told Wilson he was unarmed.

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Johnson’s claims helped inspire the protests and riots in Ferguson over the past 10 days, as well as the “Hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry of the protesters and their supporters.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has details about the 2011 charges against Johnson:

During the summer after his first semester at Lincoln, Johnson was 1408737716431_wps_14_Dorian_Johnsoncharged with a misdemeanor after giving police a false first name after he was arrested on suspicion of theft. He later pleaded guilty.

He was accused of stealing a package containing a backpack belonging to someone else from an apartment complex. When he was arrested in that case, he identified himself as Derrick Johnson and said he was 16.

He is wanted for failing to appear in Jefferson City municipal court to answer to the theft charge, court officials said.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/170048-star-witness-

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Johnson got his defense into the “black community” mythos early. Initial representations claimed he was a “witness,” to Mike Brown’s death, but of course, it turned out he was actually Mike Brown’s accomplice in a strong-arm robbery at the time. His NAACP handlers saw to it that his several evolving and ever-more-self-flattering versions of the incident became widespread almost overnight with the help of CNN. A lengthy transcript of one of his interviews is here:

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

But, in truth, at the time, the only eye-witness who apparently claimed to have seen the whole incident in completion and in context, has yet to be publicly identified. In fact, very few main media sources have been interested in pursuing his identity, nor his testimony, even though it was posted inadvertently on You Tube almost instantaneously after Brown’s death:

A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death.

The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Bimages-26_thumb1rown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor.

An approximate transcription of the background conversation, as related by the “Conservative Treehouse” blog, who originally discovered the conversation:

@6:28/6:29 of video

#1 How’d he get from there to there?

#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck

{crosstalk}

#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him

{crosstalk}

#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –zv

[there is dispute here whether he says “doubled back” or “coming back.”]

#1. Oh, the police got his gun

#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him

{crosstalk}

#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running …images (70) (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

This is terribly important because if Mike Brown had been shot, and he advanced towards the cop instead of surrendering, it would substantiate the narrative that the policeman shot in self-defense due to the fact that he was being threatened with severe bodily harm. This corroborates an account of the event given by a friend of Officer Darren Wilson:

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/168698-eyewitness-recalls-important-detail-background-video-mins-ferguson-shooting/]

This would be interesting in and of itself, but more so, since it substantiates the independently given initial account of the event as  claimed by officer Wilson.

Earlier, another friend who identified herself only as Josie called “The Dana Show” on radio station KFTK to say that Wilson told her the tall, burly Brown, 18, had “bum-rushed“ him before the shooting.

images (68)Josie — who said she heard the version from Wilson’s girlfriend — said the cop encountered Brown and his pal Dorian Johnson walking down the middle of a street, pulled up and ordered them onto the sidewalk.

Wilson then noticed the pair were carrying cigars, and had heard the report of the robbery and recognized the pair as possible suspects.

“And he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know, those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them,” Josie said.

Wilson, she said, “tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.

“And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and then Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off,” Josie said.

“Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So he stands up and yells, ‘Freeze!’ imaasdfagesMichael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him … And then all the sudden he just started bum-rushing him. He just started coming at him full speed,” she told the station.

“So [Wilson] really thinks [Brown] was on something, because he just kept coming. It was unbelievable. And so he finally ended up, the final shot was in the forehead, and then he fell about two to three feet in front of the officer,” she said.

http://nypost.com/2014/08/19/witnesses-say-ferguson-teen-attacked-cop-before-shooting/

The story officer Wilson told to these friends, is apparently the same story more or less imaasdfasestold by the first actual full-event eye-witness who inadvertently recounted the event only moments after-the-fact on the YouTube video. Every single other so-called “witness” in the media so far, came forward a day, days, weeks later repeating essentially the story Dorian Johnson had by then standardized all over the neighborhood–a story that fit the poor, innocent, “Dumb Nigga” boilerplate narrative perfectly.

If you listen to the phone-camera operator and his female partner in the discussion linked below, you can hear them spontaneously fabricating the “black community’s” Mike Brown story bit by bit as they stand there ironically, simultaneously admitting that they actually didn’t see a thing:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/18/youtube-video-captures-purported-witness-backing-police-version-in-ferguson/

As I write this, bits of the testimony and evidence from the grand jury hearing is leaking out. The short version is: Mike Brown assaulted officer Darren Wilson first by slammingnewprotests him back into his car, then through the window of his vehicle and/or the open door, there was a furious struggle over the officer’s gun. Mike was shot in the hand grabbing at it. Mike bled on the officer, his gun, and all over inside of his car. Half a dozen black, neighborhood witnesses have testified that Brown was at the police vehicle, beating on Wilson, then lit out and Wilson came out of the vehicle shooting. Then Brown turned back on him. Contrary to a few self-interested perjurers and internet liars, like Dorian Johnson, Brown made no obvious gesture of surrender and was killed at fairly close range, charging Wilson exactly as the officer contended. This is supported by blood spatter analysis, gunshot residue, the several autopsies, and multiple witnesses. Most of this was all known at the time of the original autopsy, yet the family paid for two more of their own, trying to make the physical evidence come out differently, because it simply didn’t fit the narrative they had already written for Mike and the “black community” agenda. But by then, they’d set loose the dogs of riot and canonized the “Justice for Mike Brown” litany.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-evidence-supports-officers-account-of-shooting-in-ferguson/2014/10/22/cf38c7b4-5964-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html

Holder ‘exasperated at Ferguson leaks

On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder told Justice Department lawyers who are conducting an independent federal inquiry of the shooting and an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department that he is “exasperated” at the “selective flow of information coming out of Missouri,” a Justice official said.

In addition to the autopsy information, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch download (11)published this week accounts of testimony presented to a St. Louis County grand jury.

Holder called the leaks “inappropriate and troubling” since both the federal investigation and the grand jury proceedings are ongoing, the Justice official said.

Holder said he is highly suspect of local authorities, the Justice official said, because the recent leaks are reminiscent of the decision by local police to release surveillance video showing Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store just before the deadly police confrontation.download (12)

Holder, at the time, denounced the release of the video as intended to skew perception of the case.

In an interview with CNN this week, Holder tried to temper expectations on the streets of Ferguson. He noted that when he traveled to Ferguson in an attempt to calm tensions, he promised two things: a fair investigation and reform of the Ferguson police.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/22/justice/ferguson-michael-brown-autopsy/index.html

Four points about Holder’s take on Ferguson: 1 His very presence, his very insertion into the case is an attempt to “skew perception of the case.” 2 His promise of a fair investigation presumes there wasn’t one going on, and he could have no idea whether there was orHolder-Columbia-montage wasn’t at the time. 3 His promise to “reform” Ferguson’s police departement presumes he has that authority, which he doesn’t, not unless he’s proven a case against them and a federal court has made a ruling on it, so again, this promise is a blatant attempt to “skew perception of the case.” 4 The Brown family team, Barack Hussein Obama, and Eric Holder initiated the “skewing of perceptions of the case” when they coined the phrase “gentle giant” and spread their riotingdownload (25) minions into the night to prance in front of riot squads and cameras, with signs and firebombs, while play-acting Mike’s fictional “surrender,” and eventually to loot, pillage, and throw Molotov cocktails into the Quick Trip.

But the truth is, Eric Holder isn’t exactly neutral in his racial politics. Eric Holder came of age in a black-separatist gestalt where only “black people” demand “justice.” White people prevent justice. Holder simple hasn’t shown any willingness to see it any other way.

A while ago, The Daily Caller reported that, as a student at Columbia StudentTakeoverCornell1969University, Eric Holder participated in an armed takeover of the University’s former ROTC office. John wrote about this at the time, but I want to expand.

According to the Daily Caller, Holder was among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” The change, the group insisted, was to be made “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territorydownload (20) as a basis for nationhood.”

This statement shows the separatist nature of the group Holder helped lead. And, indeed, Stefan Bradley, professor of African-American studies at Saint Louis University and author of the 2009 book “Harlem vs. Columbia University,” has described the Columbia organization as separatist.

The Daily Caller’s information comes in part from statements by a friend of Holder at Columbia and in part from Holder himself. The friend, Steve Sims, told GQ magazine that he, Holder, and others “took over the ROTC lounge in Hartley Hall and created the Malcolm X Lounge.” GQ calls Simsimages (52) “the attorney general’s closest friend” and “a man Holder describes as his ‘consigliore.’”

Holder himself said in a 2009 speech that he and his fellow students decided to “peacefully occupy one of the campus offices.” Presumably, this was the ROTC office.

The information that the occupiers were armed comes from a deleted Web page of the Black Students’ Organization (BSO) at Columbia, a successor group to the SAAS. It states: “In 1970, a group of armed black students seized the abandoned ROTC office on the first floor of Hartley Hall.” If this account is correct, then Holder either has forgotten about the arms, pretends there were no arms, or means that the occupation was “peaceful” in the sense that no one was shot.

Student takeovers of college buildings were all too common on Ivy League download (17)and others campuses during this period. Armed takeovers were not. However, guns were not unheard of when Black students conducted the building takeovers. The most notorious example occurred in 1969 at Cornell. A picture of armed black Cornell students made it into Newsweek Magazine.

Forty years later, Holder still seems proud of his militant activity. During a 2009 commencement speech at Columbia, he boasted: “I was among a large group of students who felt strongly about the way we thought the fulleratmxluworld should be, and we weren’t afraid to make our opinions heard.” He didn’t add that they felt so strongly they violated the law and, it would appear, armed themselves in the process.

Nor did Holder tell his audience what, specifically, he and his comrades felt so strongly about. As noted, his outfit — SAAS –favored racial separatism. Additionally, according to Professor Bradley, they actively supported the Black Panthers, who were widely viewed by black campus radicals as role models.

Indeed, the Daily Caller reports that in March 1970, the SAAS released a download (16)statement supporting twenty-one Black Panthers charged with plotting to blow up department stores, railroad tracks, a police station and the New York Botanical Gardens (what the Botanical Gardens ever did to the Black Panthers, I don’t know). And they held a campus rally on March 12, 1970 featuring Afeni Shakur — one of the Panthers out on bail and the future mother of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Among the black Columbia professors who publicly supported Holder anddownload (18) the SAAS during this period was Black history teacher Hollis Lynch. Holder says that Lynch is one of four professors who has “shaped my worldview.”

As Attorney General, Holder presided over a Justice Department that declined to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party who intimidated white voters (with a club, not guns) outside a Philadelphia polling precinct in 2008. Does part of the “worldview” Holder formed at Columbia consist of the notion that, when it comes to race, you have to break some eggs to make an omelet?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/12/portrait-of-the-attorney-general-as-a-young-militant-2.php

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/30/as-college-sophomore-eric-holder-participated-in-armed-takeover-of-former-columbia-university-rotc-office/

The problem is, I don’t believe the “black community” can solve any of its problems until it first, admits there is such a thing as a “Dumb Nigga,” and then admits there’s nothing romantic or heroic or more “authentically black” about being one. They aren’t reliable.images (54) They aren’t honest. Their first instinct is to lie or just spin a story to cover their own asses. They aren’t a credit to the race—not the “black” race, not the human race. They actually are too stupid for their own good. It’s not an act. It’s not “cool.” They’ll riot and loot at the drop of a hat. And they are aided and abetted by a “community” of fellow “Dumb Niggas” who are happy to expand the lies and delusions of any one in their brotherhood. At this moment there is a whole town full of them in Ferguson Missouri standing at the line, just waiting for the starting gun to go off if the grand jury doesn’t indict officer Wilson for the “assassination” of Mike Brown.

 

“I think there’ll be a bunch of trouble if something right don’t happen,” said René Jones, who lives in an apartment opposite the makeshift memorial to Brown, of tributes, candles, signs and stuffed toys, that has grown up on the spot in the street where he died. “There’s nothing that’s going to convince people around here that it’s not the system protecting its own if Wilson walks free.”

Across the road, Norma Webb was leaning over a balcony.

“The justice system isn’t doing its part,” she said. “They need to indictCasdfapture Darren Wilson. That’s what’s got everyone enraged. They are ducking and diving. We want justice. Even though he’s a cop he should be treated the same as everybody else.”

The man next to her, who give his name as Big Woody, interjected.

“It’s going to get real ugly if they don’t indict him,” he said.

Webb agreed.

“I pray to god this is settled in a human manner,” she said.

Among the city’s white residents, the mood is no less concerned.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/19/ferguson-awaits-grand-jury-decision-michael-brown-killing

Now of course, if you care to argue that there is no such thing as a “Dumb Nigga,” or that “Dumb Niggas” won’t just fabricate a load of BS for the sake of a good rant and a shot at some payback at “Whitey,” have a look and listen at one of them here…my case in point:

 

By the way, the fellow above is enjoying some “Purple Drank” or “Lean,” or “Sizzurp,” with his friends as he rants. This is the drink made famous by Trayvon Martin and other young black males indownload (4) the “thug life” community. It consists of codeine-laden prescription cough syrup and some choice of fruit juice, often grape or watermelon, ice tea, but originally mainly lemon/lime soda, and sometimes sweetened with Skittles or Jolly Rancher candies for sweetness. Again, I remind you that this “crazy” YouTube character wasn’t anywhere near the Michael Brown killing and is nothing more than a leaned-out parrot for whoever and whatever he’s heard on the street or online.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=purple%20drank

And more to the point, here are a few pictures of some of Mike Brown’s personal friends, pulled out of his social media contacts, flashing gang signs, as is Mike himself in a few:

http://charlestonthuglife.net/2014/08/14/what-a-sham/

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All of these web sites, like those “thug life” web pages of Trayvon Martin, were almost immediately deleted and purged of years of gang-related and thuggish poses, references to violent and homicidal boasts and desires. But in Brown’s case, we really don’t need to look at anything more than his highlight reel in the Quick Trip to get some insight into his “gentle” character.

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Now, two construction workers have recently submitted testimony, some two months after-the-fact, and appear in a video apparently watching the Michael Brown shooting from well across the way, and one of them does appear to raise his arms–which CNN, other media and these witnesses now claim was illustrating what Michael Brown was doing just before he was shot.Capture Unfortunately, this doesn’t actually record the event in progress, and the man doesn’t actually raise his arms as if in surrender, just lifts them a bit like a large “shrug,” as if in dismay at what he’s looking at. They too claim to have only seen the last few seconds of the incident, and claim that by the time Brown was stopping, turning around, and, in their estimation “surrendering,” he’d already been shot, and the officer in question was already in hot pursuit with his gun blazing.

One of Michael Brown’s “thug life” buddies from social media

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/13/michael-brown-shooting-video_n_5815072.html

And that’s where all witnesses except one pick up the story–the last few seconds of Michael Brown’s life, at which point he had already had a major, bloody fight with a cop, and the cop he’d just roughed up was already in a highly charged fighting stance with a gun drawn and images-25_thumb1 firing. For some reason, none of the “black community” of Ferguson Missouri, or the US of A  in general, has any interest in exploring how Michael Brown ended up in that position in the last few seconds of his life. They’ve already decided who’s fault it was. It’s got to be that the cop is a racist killer, and that’s the end of reasoning. None of the “black community” seems it to be unreasonable to expect this officer to relax, take a clear-headed pause from his course of pursuit at the first hint of submission, and instantly calm down long enough to have a chat with our dear Michael, and see if the large violent monster he’d just been manhandled by has suddenly come to a state of repentance. It’s entirely incumbent upon the cop to make that split-hair decision and get it right. One can’t suggest Mike Brown was the chief instigator who led himself to his own fatal predicament. It wasn’t Mike Brown who put this cop into the “shoot or no shoot” drill.

No, that’s “blaming the victim.” That’s “character assassination.”

Michael Brown brushing aside the clerk/owner of the Quick Trip.

 

The latest audio recording to appear in the Michael Brown case pretends to record the audio death of Mike Brown in the background as two homey’s are recording something else in the vicinity. Basically, if it’s genuine, Mike Brown’s death comes down to 12 seconds. That’s a blink of an eye for some beaten-up, infuriated cop,  trying to decide just what this “Crazy Nigga” is trying to do—turn and charge, or just give up.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28797288

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/breaking-grand-jury-witness-says-mike-browns-hands-were-not-up-when-shot-handsdowndontshoot/

If Mike Brown was a plain dumb white boy, we’d all say, well, what the hell did you expectDIS-HOW-GET-MONEY-GOONS-GET-DAT-PAPER-WE-CERTIFIED-G.M.G-NIGGAS was going to happen Mikey? You didn’t see that comin’? But as bizarre as it seems to the average white dude, the only “logical” answer that will satisfy the “black community,” is that officer Darren Wilson is a white racist pig who wanted to kill a young black male because he hates “Niggers,” and he picked Mike Brown randomly off the street and shot him for no reason. Certainly, for those who rioted in the streets of Ferguson, and now crouch in the starting blocks waiting to have another go at the town, as well as all of their supporters and apologists, there is no exploration of the facts or circumstances leading up to the death of Michael Brown that could ever suggest that any course of action decided upon by Michael Brown was a factor contributing in any way to his own demise. The only important issue for the “black community” of Ferguson Missouri, or the American “black community” in general, is why officer Wilson didn’t take that peaceful, 31f6bc410f89d36a9e045858ad78d20d.500x252x18last second pause–why he didn’t instantly recognize or care that Brown was suddenly trying to surrender, in-between all the flying lead. In the “black community,” responsibility for Mike Brown’s death is never going to be credited in any small portion to Mike Brown or anything he said or did.–no matter how blatantly obvious it might be that Mike Brown in large part did himself in.

But consider this proposition for a moment:

If “Dumb Niggas” in the “black community” actually are in the habit of saying and doing things that keep getting THESE-HOES-DRIVING-A-NIGGA-CRAZYthem shot, beat down, choked-out, and arrested by the police, then unless they stop that behavior, then “Dumb Niggas” are going to keep getting shot, beat down, choked-out, and arrested by the police. The color of the cop is almost irrelevant. (The bruthuh’z not black, he’s blue…) What if it really isn’t all down to cops, or even the nature of Whitey in general? Can’t it be conceded at least that it is not the nature of even fellow “Dumb Niggas” to give a “Dumb Nigga” the complete benefit of the doubt and wait till the very last second to see if “Dumb Nigga’s” just venting, merely playing the thug, just shooting his mouth off, or if “Dumb Nigga’s” really going to “chimp out” and do something injurious or fatal to himself or others? Cops are certainly never going to be trained to just chill out and wait and see if anyone gets hurt or killed before they put down a perceived threat. That’s an asinine suggestion on its face. They’re not going to casually take a beating a while before they pull the trigger, just to make sure it’s got the appearance of “fairness” for the sake of the “community,” black or white.

But the “black community” refuses to even think that way. Michael Brown could have beaten Darren Wilson to a pulp in his truck, dragged his limply flopping body out the door and kicked him up and down the street, grabbed his gun, and in the final struggle over it, if by lucky chance officer Wilson hfad managed to get a round into him, just as the struggling officer was drifting intodownload (29) unconsciousness, even then the “black community” would still cry “foul” because Brown was “unarmed.” Brown didn’t really pose a threat to the officer. Brown wouldn’t have really beaten the officer to death. Wilson should have taken his “ass whoopin'” like a man and gotten over it. The “black community” argues that cops and “white” America just need to be educated on how black folks and young black males in particular dress and talk and deport themselves. “White” America has to be trained to accept the way “black” America culturally responds to authority figures. America has to change. That’s what’s going to end these tragic deaths.

We don’t have to guess. We just went through that very scenario in the Georgedownload (30) Zimmerman trial. Any black person doing anything quite apparently shady or even anything that blatantly arouses the suspicions of the police is automatically defended and justified by the “black community” as a victim of white oppression of “black culture.” Black people count on the Democratic Party as a whole, and a co-conspiratorial white liberal media, to sell America on buying that argument perpetually–all evidence to the contrary be damned. It’s a major element of the black power structure in the United States:

The “Django Unchained” actress who cried racism against the LAPD … claiming they harassed and hurt her because she was just making out with her white boyfriend in a car — has some explaining to do, because we obtained pictures that seem to show A LOT more than sucking face.
The pictures were taken Thursday outside the CBS lot in Studio City. You see Daniele Watts straddling BF Brian — their hands steadying themselves around the sunroof.
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An eyewitness who saw Daniele and Brian as he worked in a nearby office tells TMZ … Brian was sitting in the passenger seat with his feet on the curb and Daniele was straddling him with her shirt pulled up — breasts exposed.  The eyewitness says she was grinding on top of him, rocking back and forth.

Someone from the office went down and asked Daniele and Brian to stop because everyone in the office could see them but they continued.
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The eyewitnesses say Brian then began “horizontally bongoing her boobs back and forth.” He says she eventually reached into the center console, grabbed a tissue, wiped him down and then herself and tossed it on the grass.

Someone from the office called the cops and made an indecent exposure complaint. TMZ obtained police audio when the cops came out, and Daniele played the race and fame cards.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/17/django-unchained-actress-racism-lapd-daniele-watts-pictures-photos/#ixzz3Fn9TyRLL

There isn’t any question by now that Danielle Watts was in fact grinding and humping 1410885124034_wps_1_Django_Unchained[1]away in a public place—something she doesn’t exactly even deny in a CNN interview she gives soon afterward. She even boasts about having the right to get as passionate as she wants in public, she believes, as long as she keeps her clothes on. And of course, she’s wrong there. And she’s clearly lying that the LAPD involvement had anything to do with either mistaking her for a prostitute, or because she’s black and her boyfriend’s white. Nobody ever accused her of being a prostitute. Danielle Watts wasdownload (58) committing lewd acts in public and somebody called the cops on her because she was being lewd—not because she was a black woman kissing a white boyfriend. She was humping in a car in public. And when her lewd behavior prompted a visit from the nice LAPD officers, she did everything within her power to provoke and escalate a simple request for ID into a major police incident. Personally I think she was hoping to get tazed and beaten, but the cops weren’t falling for it.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/15/django-actress-daniele-watts-lapd-race-card-fame-audio/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAbP5I_zTvQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lUxQYXZIJs

Which brings us to another recent cry of “wolf” from the oppressed “black community:”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVvXN580e_8download (60)

This black Oakland firefighter, not knowing that the cop had been wearing a body camera and the whole incident had been recorded, went on local television to describe his “ordeal” asserting that it was clearly down to racism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcQC2Y8k9MU

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And while this Oakland firefighter claims he wasn’t download (63)given an apology and was subjected to life-threatening interrogation for “several minutes,” and that the cop wouldn’t let his sons lower their hands even though he asked nicely, none of that was true. The body cam shows a perfectly routine, calm, and very brief encounter during which the officer was professional and polite, and finished with a sincere apology for the misunderstanding.

090723_Henry_Louis_Gates (1)Remember the “beer summit?” Henry Louis Gates had a hissy fit on his front porch because he was trying to break into his own house and a neighbor called the police to investigate what was going on over there. Maybe his agitated, uncooperative, possibly threatening demeanor toward the arriving officers came down mostly to being insulted that, as a famous PBS personality the cops didn’t immediately recognize him.Harvard Scholar Disorderly (Perhaps cops don’t watch PBS?) But, oh no, black people don’t culturally respond to police or authority figures, in counter-intuitive ways that only work against their best interest. Nobody’s ever observed that at all. And, oh yes, it’s entirely down to the Cambridge Massachusetts police department acting “stupidly” in the words of America’s first black president.

http://www.katu.com/news/national/52102247.html

Obviously, black people know all about the “race card” and how to use it to their advantage. download (31)And yes indeedy, I’m saying the “black community” knows they’re always in possession of a magical “get out of jail free” ticket. And rather a lot of them will pull it out of a sleeve at every convenience. But, they also know the race card is losing its value. And that’s an uncomfortable place for much of the “black community” to be headed for. It used to be an easy-win. For the last couple of generations, all they had to do was pull the race card and “Whitey” had to back down. But that whole old order is collapsing. It’s getting harder and harder for plain dumb white, and plain dumb people of color in America to simply assume that “racism” is always going to be the key element in the matter any time “black” people are in trouble with the law.

For example: Even given Dorian Johnson’s overtly biased input, the Michael Brown story goes from a robbery, to blocking the street while transporting stolen goods, to telling a cop essentially to piss off, to what even Johnson admits was a violent tussle in and out or over and through the officer’s vehicle door. And then Brown runs. (Just what Johnson was doing all this time is dubious.) That’s three, four or five stages beyond Michael Brown “minding his own business,” as Johnson claims when he begins his cover-story. That’s maybe a half a dozen opportunities to not get shot, to not even get into trouble at all–long before there’s a cop, white or not, looking to pull a gun on him.

What is it about black folks, and black young men in general, (only we plain dumb white guys apparently might ask) that compels them to say and do exactly what’s necessary to draw the attention of law a86cece467d628b7d8214ed6ad25f05f.960x870x1enforcement to themselves in a negative way, and then rapidly progress through the encounter in a direction and with an attitude that can surely be designed only to make the absolute worst out of the situation?

And, even in an event like that of the Oakland firefighter, where he deported himself perfectly, where the cop responded calmly, professionally, and with courtesy—why do black folk invariably come out of such dealings with “white authority figures”  claiming they’d just been through some hellish ordeal that insulted their very humanity? And this, always simply because they are “black?”

So, no, the popular account of Michael Brown’s death is completely implausible right up till about the fifth or sixth phase. At that point we find “Dumb Nigga” Michael Brown dealingimages (18) with a really pumped-up cop who’s already fired on him, is actually in the process of still firing at him, and has a hair-trigger ready to continue. Perhaps by the time Michael Brown decided to stop messing with him, by the time Mike realized that this cop really would plug him, officer Wilson just didn’t give a damn, literally didn’t trust him for a second, and certainly didn’t trust him coming back at him at any speed whatsoever, fictional hands up or not. Even if we give Dorian Johnson’s now blatantly debunked testimony as much leeway as reason can muster, isn’t it still putting a lot of faith in the powers of observation of a police officer who’s already decided the “Not-so Gentle Giant” needed to be killed, to demand that he instantly discern that at the last second, Mike Brown suddenly had a change of heart and at the moment of his death he had actually decided to throw in the towel?

Well, of course it is.

So I ask you: is the name of the game as a young black male to see just how pissed off you can get a cop before he shoots you dead? Is that the primary “right” that “Nigga” has then? If so, did Michael Brown win the game or lose it?

The Michael Brown story we were first told, featured a “Gentle Giant” tripping down the street with his best buddy Dorian, all excited about starting college in a couple of dellwood-7days.  Only a “Dumb Nigga” would instinctively believe that story. If I told that story to my pasty-white mom as a teen with the cops at my door, she’d get to the bottom of it in a hurry, rather than launch a national protest over her outrage against the violation of my civil rights. But that’s one of the key features of the “Dumb Nigga’s” thought processes. Anything a fellow “Dumb Nigga” tells you is automatically true–especially if it feeds into the cultural prejudice against “Whitey,” and “white values.”

White values? Oh, you know. Things like walking on the sidewalk instead of down thedellwood-5 middle of the street. Or, not hanging your ass out of your trousers. Or saying, “Yes sir, right away officer,” when a cop tells you to do some simple thing that will keep you alive and out of trouble. White values, like not ripping off the corner store, setting the stolen soda on the sidewalk, waiting for the cops to arrive, and then pulling a big knife and staggering toward them when they tell you to surrender. (Yeah. Mike Brown 2.0 Video to follow…)

The real question you have to ask yourself here is: even given that Darren Wilson and all hqdefault (1)the Ferguson cops might viciously hate all the local black homeboys and are just itching for an excuse to stop and arrest any and all innocent young black males they run into–why would you go out of your way to give them any excuse to act out their aggressions against you? If angry Officer Wilson roars up all pissed off and tells you to get the hell out of the middle of the street, why wouldn’t you just get out of the middle of the street and let him roll on–much less, why would you tax his seething, white racist patience while still holding in your hand the evidence of the strong-arm robbery you’d just committed down the street, on your way to your buddy’s house to hollow out those stolen Swisher Sweets and make some blunts?

Here’s what you’re going to find out eventually about Michael Brown, though if you’re a member of the “black community,” none of it’s going to matter and it’s going to be the cop’s fault however it shakes out:

1 Michael Brown was not a “Gentle Giant.” In a misguided attempt to defend one of their own, the Ferguson cops released a video of Brown tossing around the store clerk he was robbing like a rag doll, just a few minutes before getting himself shot. As the clerk comes back for a second try at apprehending him, Brown towers and looms over him with an arm cocked and by sheer force of menace cows him into retreating. Michael Brown in dellwood-2 is in reality over 6’5″ and pushing 300 lbs. That’s also not just a lot of fat.

2 Michael Brown was not just walking home to grandma’s house, down the middle of the street. Or to Dorian’s house, depending on who’s telling which story in what interview. Michael Brown had just robbed by force the Quick Trip and was still in the company of his partner in crime, the “black community’s” main witness, who has already been convicted of lying to the police. (Incidentally, they stole a case of Swisher Sweets, notoriously bad cigars that exist only to hollow out, and fill with dope.)

3 Michael Brown’s step-father is a convicted felon and though Brown himself is alleged never been convicted of a “serious felony,” there a lot of felonies out there to commit and it all depends upon what you call “serious.” He’s protected for the moment by his juvenile records’ legal status from the 1408555296718_wps_23_An_18_year_old_Missouri_mprying eyes of fact-finders. Apparently Brown’s step-dad plead out a deal to get Michael absolved of involvement in a 2ndblunt-54540 degree murder rap, but that’s not my point: If you claim Michael Brown is a furry widdle wabbit who’d never hurt a fly, and I point out a video of him thugging-it out with a clerk while robbing a quickie-mart, or photos of him stoned silly and partying with gangbangers and jailbirds, that’s not character assassination. That’s a direct response to the challenge of your own propaganda.

Every mom with a dead kid wants a fantasy angel to take to the funeral and cry over in a big public show of grief and mourning. But you don’t get that luxury when the whole “black community” is burning down the Quick Trip and you’re in the nation’s face trying to lynch a white cop for allegedly assassinating your innocent little black baby boy. You can hardly blame some Ferguson cop 2014_08_12-06_39-tellmenow-53ea5f7e92449-600x600in the video evidence department for wanting to expose the hoax. And make no mistake about it, Michael Brown was no stranger to the “Dumb Niggas” who torched the store and financially ruined the clerk and owner who they, in true “Dumb Nigga” logic, blame for not just his death, but the “defamation” of his memory.

I may sound like a stuck loop here, but all Michael Brown had to do to stay alive was not walk down the middle of the street and stay on the sidewalk like a normal human being. (Oh yes, I know you young “Niggas” and “Wiggas” out there think that’s being “white,” and acting “white” isn’t cool…) And if you’re going to  walk down the middle of the street, don’t do it wimagesith an armload of stolen cigars. And let alone, when some cop inevitably rolls up on you as you are walking down the middle of the street, carrying an armload of stolen cigars, and all he does is curse you and order you onto the sidewalk, don’t tell him you’ll get to it in your own sweet time.

But, that’s not how “Dumb Nigga” thinks. “Nigga” would rather be dead than not cool. I can only come to the conclusion that in the “black community,” this is an ethos not entirely restricted to “Dumb Niggas.” It appears to be an almost universally endorsed, almost beloved, “black community” cultural imperative.

I’m just thinking out loud here… From the perspective of a plain dumb white guy, it seems to me that Michael Brown would be alive and enjoying his jail time today if he’d done nothing more than stay on theYoung-Gorillaz sidewalk on his way home from robbing the local convenience store. All we plain dumb white guys can only smile, and think: Seriously. How stupid do you need to be not to see that much? It’s hard to say if Darren Wilson got trigger happy in the heat of the moment or not. Sure, all of that’s debatable. But Mike Brown set out that day looking for trouble, and he found it. Or it found him. That shouldn’t have to be argued. But Dumb Niggas” will never see it that way. So “Dumb Niggas” will just have to keep getting shot I suppose.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/breaking-mike-brown-pictured-partying-with-step-dad-felon-louis-head-on-instagram/

Michael Brown’s cousin Eric Davies said this about Mike:

You know a couple of weeks ago he told me, “One day everybody in the world is going to know my name.”

‘Isn’t that the craziest thing? He was so sure, “Everybody in the world is going to know my name.”

‘Turns out it was like a prophecy. Now they do.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730153/A-kid-broken-home-beat-odds-to-college-A-rapper-sang-smoking-weed-feds-A-violent-robbery-suspect-caught-shocking-video-just-real-Michael-Brown.html#ixzz3GMhfZFQU
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Sadly, there is no video of Michael Brown’s death. But if there was,it would probably look a lot like this:

Mike Brown 2.0

 

Another “black community” hero is born. Fight the power brother! RIP Mike Brown. And whoever the hell this “Crazy-ass Nigga” is. The only difference between this sad fool’s ending and that of Michael Brown, is that Mike Brown had a better publicity team.

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Do the Wrong Thing Part One

images (9)So where’s Trayvon Martin and his posse now? Unfortunately, the only one of that crew we can account for is poor Trayvon himself. The rest of them took the money and ran with it.

Where’d they run?

Well, off to capitalize on the next big exploitable “thing” to continue fostering the very profitable narrative that declares the perpetual helplessness of the “black community” to overcome “white privilege” in all its forms, whether subtle, brutally real, ephemeral, imaginary, or completely intangible.images (3)

I’m sure most of you out there think you know all about the death of Trayvon Martin. You think you know the evidence, the witnesses, and all the key players. But I’m betting you don’t. So, before I move on to more current events, let’s just review: Where are Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin today? Hustling a book to press hoping to take advantage of the fun and games in Fergusson Missouri. And then, they, like me, are probably already moving their operations to St. Louis, where another white officer just emptied the magazine of his Glock into an 18-year-old black kid, who’s friends and family claim was only holding a sandwich. The cops of course claim he was armed, and fired at the cop first. We’ll just have see how that plays out. The local “black community” however, isn’t content to wait. They’ve got to rush and get all BzgKiGQIgAAniedthe Jimmy Johns or Subway sandwich props up and running for the cameras here pretty quick. That’ll make a nice visual: “Don’t taze me bro…” bang, bang, bang, (seventeen times) and the sandwiches all fall to the ground as the protesters collapse in a heap for the news crew.

And then loot and burn down the nearest sandwich shop.

“An investigation will decide if the officer’s behavior was appropriate,” he said.

Asked about police claims that there was evidence the young man fired three shots and recovered a 9mm weapon at the scene, Syreeta Myers said, “Police lie. They lied about Michael Brown, too.”

Michael Brown was the unarmed black 18-year-old who was killed on Aug. 9 by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson. Brown’s killing was very much on the minds of protesters who gathered after Wednesday’s shooting, with some shouting “Hands up, don’t shoot” – a common refrain during the weeks of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson.

A state grand jury is deciding if the Ferguson officer, Darren Wilson, will face charges. He has not been seen in public since the Aug. 9 shooting.images (59)

Dotson said that the man killed Wednesday night was “no stranger to law enforcement,” including since he had turned 18.

Online court documents show that Vonderrit Myers was charged in June in St. Louis with the unlawful use of a weapon, a felony, and misdemeanor resisting arrest. A hearing that had been scheduled for Monday was continued until Nov. 17.

The police chief said some in the crowd Wednesday night shouted obscenities at officers and damaged police cars, but that the officers “showed great restraint.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/st-louis-police-shooting-prompts-dead-suspects-mom-to-speak-out/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/09/us/st-louis-officer-shooting/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-09/black-teen-shot-17-times-killed-white-cop-just-miles-away-first-ferguson-shooting

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-st-louis-police-fatally-shoot-man-20141008-story.html

I have to give props to Tracy Martin at least, for taking his several fat payoffs quietly,download (39) discretely tucking away whatever regular or ongoing income he’s generating off the death of the son he took from his mother as an infant with apparently little protest from her. Tracy Martin indeed, broke up Trayvon’s home and family with several repeat performances of abandonment with several mistresses and would-be wives. And in spite of all the overt, incontestable images of his multiple adultery and philandering, he’s very credibly been playing the part of faithful husband and father for Sybrina Fulton Incorporated. He’s been generally keeping his mouth shut and out of the nation’s collective face otherwise. Tracy is most notably still connected to one of the lamest social-political pretenses for soliciting money from the self-hating “white,” mostly northern, “liberal” population and it’s currently sympathetic images (2)government. That would be, the attempt to repeal all “Stand Your Ground” laws in the nation. These laws oddly enough, measurably and statistically, benefit “black” defendants far more frequently than “white” defendants, at least in the state of Florida.

Of course, the Trayvon Martin case had nothing whatsoever to do with “Stand Your Ground” laws. Neither those words nor the Florida statute in question were ever referenced in George Zimmerman’s trial as even the vaguest allusion to some sort of possible defense for his shooting of young crumped-up-chargesTrayvon Martin. The charges against George Zimmerman were cooked and seasoned for a year by the greatest Democrat politicians, lawyers, and prosecuting teams in Florida. Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, who’s interest in the case just came down to making money off Trayvon’s death in various civil suits, were the only two legal geniuses who still cling to the bare-assed, bold-assertion that Trayvon Martin’s unfortunate termination had anything at all to do with either “race” or “Stand your Ground” laws. The issue of “race” or “racial profiling” was never cited in the case of Florida v George Zimmerman. Even the hand-pickedimages (35) prosecution team, who bypassed the normal Grand Jury process in order to give the Democratic governor and local politicians a sure and immediate show trial, couldn’t make any believable connection to the “racial profiling” allegations of the “black community.” The whole truth was, after the feds started digging and prodding and arm-twisting everyone and everything George Zimmerman ever came in contact with his entire life, what the overtly biased prosecution team came up with, is, instead of a vicious white redneck who hated “Niggas,” Ol’ Georgie turned out to be something of a do-gooder and civil rights advocate who took a black girlfriend to the senior prom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin

Sybrina Fulton on the other hand, seems determined to groom herself into a major “black community” celebrity–a Sainted Mother and symbol of universal grief and mourning for the young black males allegedly taken by hateful white predators on what one is expected to assume is a daily basis. Or whatever the most current and popular download (7)“black community” cause of the day might be. This of course, in spite of the fact that Sybrina Fulton didn’t raise Trayvon, wasn’t the mommy who trucked him out to ball games and sent him off to school in the morning with a kiss and a bag lunch. At the time of his passing, Sybrina had only been recently re-introduced to Trayvon Martin as a day-to-day responsibility. And this came about only in the wake of Tracy Martin walking out on Alicia Stanley, the lover he had dumped Sybrina for when Trayvon was a child, and then eventually married. Alicia was the woman who actually did raise the boy, the woman Trayvon Martin actually called “mother.” But at the time of Trayon’s death, his father was once again moving on and taking up with Brandy Green–a married woman who lived in the housing complex where Trayvon met his fate, The Retreat at Twin Lakes. Now, at the time the media was first swarming all over Tracy and Brandy, the latterdownload (2)
was being passed off as his “fiancé.” It was claimed that Trayvon had come to live in his “father’s” house. It was claimed that the candy and Skittles Trayvon had gone to get from the store that night, was for his “little brother” who we were led to believe was at home waiting with excitement for them, waiting during halftime at a championship game for his return, apparently along with his “parents,” or however you would characterize the Martin/Green relationship. (We would eventually were told by the prosecution’s “star” witness, Rachael Jeantel, that Trayvon Martin’s biggest cause for concern with George Zimmerman that night, was that he was a predatory man-rapist who would follow him home and also attack his “little brother.”)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/trayvon_martins_final_hour.html

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_the_media_choose_not_to_know_about_trayvon.html

The truth was, Brandy Green was married to someone else and it was her house that Trayvon was visiting. Trayvon’s mystery “little brother” wasn’t related to him at all. He was actually first introduced as Chad Green, the son of Brandy Green and the spawn of a mysterious man she was by all reckoning still married to. This man has given several interviews with the media, but I don’t find his name divulged online, except for here:

http://www.re-newsit.com/2013/07/chad-josephs-dad-is-witness-in-murder.html

Here his name is given as Chester Joseph, and his son, the “little brother” of Trayvon Martin ischester joseph referred to as “Chad Joseph.” (Chad the younger was also labeled “Chad Joseph” in the Zimmerman hearings.) You figure it out. And the whole truth is, Tracy Martin has a few more baby-mommas floating around out there that have never been explored by the “media,” and likewise, Tracy Martin has a few other loosely defined “children,” covering a wide spread of ages, spanning his multi-partnered reproductive years to date.  (Ah yes, I am the paterfamilias. I have spread my seed…) But you get the point. It’s not a clean and clear picture of these key players we have been given by the “black community” and its media sycophants in the Trayvon Martin drama. Not from the very beginning. The pretended solidity of Trayvon Martin’s entire family relationship is a hoax devised to cover up an outright familial farce.

Tracy Martin didn’t live anywhere near where Trayvon was killed. Tracy Martin didn’t live at Retreat at Twin Lakes at all. Tracy Martin and his son were both complete strangers to that community. Tracy had only very recently started shacking up with Brandy Green, and then, mostly just on weekends. He would drive up from where he actually worked and lived in Miami—as did Trayvon. That’s 245 miles, roughly 3hrs and 45 minutes away from either Trayvon Martin or Tracy Martin’s “neighborhood.” This change in Tracy’s weekend lodging routine, again,  came about apparently rather suddenly, when he just flat-out dumped download (1)Alicia with no warning or excuses. In the wake of his father’s fickle female partner trade, Trayvon was first bounced back to Sybrina, who couldn’t handle him, and then she bounced him back to Tracy at Brandy’s place because Trayvon had been suspended from school for the third time, and Sybrina had given up on trying to handle his anti-social behaviors. Tracy was indeed, at the time of Trayvon’s untimely demise, not at all “engaged” to Brandy Green, Chad was not his son nor Trayvon’s “little brother,” Chad was a 14-year-old young adult born of Brandy Green, who was apparently still legally Brandy Joseph, still married to Chester Joseph, while serving as the mistress of Trayvon’s father—who by best available accounts was actually still married to Alicia Stanley-Martin.

 

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/06/16/chad-greens-dad-talks-then-chad-and-brandy-green-talk/

Brief though her contribution to the rationalization of the “black community’s” cultural myth that came to be known as “Justice for Trayvon” may have been, it was Brandydownload (54) Green who first put out the initial Big Lie that Trayvon Martin had come back from the candy store and was sitting on his front stoop. It was there, on “his daddy’s porch,” that she, and subsequent storytellers over the first month and more of the media circus that followed, would embellish the slim “facts” actually known, into a fearsome story of white racism, where Trayvon Martin, shown only to the public as a cute little tyke, was assaulted by the heinous White Supremist, George Zimmerman, who came up out of nowhere, for no reason, while the boy was minding his own business in his own neighborhood, and shot him down like a dog on his own porch, just for being out of place in a “gated, white community.”

 

Later that public scenario was modified somewhat, because Zimmerman turned out not to be “white,” and his “gated community” was highly multi-racial, and because of the then images (41)clandestine input to the Fulton/Martin team of Trayvon’s friend Rachel Jeantel—who eventually came forward and claimed to have been on the phone with him at the time. The Fulton/Martin team, unsatisfied with the level of local attention, soon stepped their ever-more heinous charges up the media chain nationally, and soon began to claim that George Zimmerman sybrina-fulton-trayvon-martinhad actually hunted Trayvon down, tracking him home from the store, candy in his pocket. They incorporated the emerging sketchy witness interviews and 911 audio to “prove” to the public that Zimmerman hunted Trayvon down, pounced on him, and Trayvon died screaming for help and begging for his life, as George held him captive. Privately, for the Fulton/Martin crew, after a little coaching and grooming, Rachel Jeantel seemed perfectly credible and cooperative in supporting the notion that George Zimmerman actually chased Trayvon Martin to “his daddy’s porch” and there, mere feet away from freedom, grabbed hold of “little Trayvon” and shot the alleged toddler down like an animal. That’s the story the “black community” wanted to tell. That’s what they wanted to believe, and they were going to make the story come out that way whatever they had to do to make it plausible. And you have to keep in mind that when Crump and Parks came onboard, they weren’t criminal lawyers. Nothing they had to offer about the Zimmerman trial had any insight or authority at all in a criminal case. They were, and are, ambulance chasimages (34)ers. Their whole reason for involvement in the first place was to initiate a civil suit and shake-down the Retreat at Twin Lakes Homeowner’s Association for 2-3 million dollars. In that, their main task, they won their case handily, and quickly moved on to other forms of profiteering from Trayvon’s death, and the combined grief of the “black community.”

But of course, Rachel Jeantel’s testimony didn’t hold up very well in front of a courtroom images (50)full of jurists who didn’t necessarily feel the same compulsion to validate the “black experience.” In fact, none of the principles falling on the Fulton/Martin side of the argument over the circumstances of Trayvon’s death, were willing to be totally honest even about the most basic, obvious facts of the case. Tracy Martin first blush attempted to pretend that he was right on the scene, and saw Trayvon just outside that night, that he knew he’d come back from the store and was right around the yard somewhere. But of course, the facts and evidence proved that Trayvon Martin had never come back home at all, never even attempted to come home, never even came close to his “daddy’s” house, had been wandering around for almost an hour in the unfamiliar complex, shooting the breeze with friend Rachael Jeantel, making fun of George Zimmerman as a “Creepy-Ass Cracker,” and a probable gay rapist.images (31)

Even the raw math of the incident’s timing betrays the “black community” storyline. Time stamps from video at the convenience store prove that Trayvon Martin had been wandering around the neighborhood for about an hour—the trip to the store and back would have only taken ten or fifteen minutes at a lazy stroll. Trayvon Martin was definitely not simply walking back from the store with Skittles and ice tea. (He most probably had Arizona Fruit Punch or Watermelon in truth, and there’s a whole lot of not-so-speculative exploration of what he was probably actually doing that night at the link below.)

Four minutes elapsed between the time George Martin lost sight of Trayvon Martin, claiming Trayvon had bolted off out of sight. This was verified via time stamps on Zimmerman’s 911 tapes, and supported by the testimony of “star witness” Rachael Jeantel and her phone records. Trayvon Martin was killed roughly a hundred yards away from his much-touted goal. His easily documented travels took him clearly in the opposite direction from “his daddy’s porch,” and around a corner behind some large buildings, in a dark area no more than 30 yards from where Zimmerman had started his observations, close to his parked vehicle. Trayvon Martin, had he really been afraid, could have easily made it “home” with time to spare. Instead, Trayvon Martin clearly turned around and met back up with George Zimmerman at an intersection far away from Brandy Green’s front porch, and right near George Zimmerman’s truck.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_the_media_choose_not_to_know_about_trayvon.html

The New York Times and Reuters and a multitude of other reliable news sources report that Brandy Green and Tracy Martin were actually out to dinner all evening and left the two boys to watch the game alone, leaving them with money for pizza. (Meaning, Trayvon, Martin, 17, and Chad Green/Joseph, 14,) They came back late and in reality didn’t notice Trayvon was missing until late the next morning. So, in short: Brandy Green was just flat-out lying about seeing Trayvon sitting on the porch that night. So was Tracy Martin. They were just making up a story on the spur of the moment, flying by the seat of their pants, to cover their own asses for leaving two teenagers unattended all night.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/us/trayvon-martin-shooting-prompts-a-review-of-ideals.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

So, what happened to Brandy Green? It’s clear that Brandy Brandy Green almost instantly got “disappeared.” It has been a swift and certain and very thorough “disappearing” to this day. That cleaned up some of thebrandy Crump/Parks/Fulton/Martin  storyline. Then Tracy got groomed. And muzzled. Before Sybrina’s legal team swooped in, Tracy had already stumbled over several early faux pas that Crump and Park found damaging to the narrative, statements Tracy had to massage throughout the case. Tracy Martin for instance, gave national media downloadinterviews where he admitted he told the police he had doubts about whether or not the infamous “cries for help from a little boy” 911 recording sounded like his son. The police testified that he’d dismissed the tape as not being his son very clearly. The best Tracy could do on the stand is deny denying it, claiming that all he’d said was that he wasn’t sure it was his son. (Not very helpful there at all.)

As for poor Alicia Stanley-Martin , well to Ben Crump and Daryl Parks, it must have been obvious that you can’t sell books and interviews andsybrinatracytshirts tickets, much less win a trial, if Sybrina Fulton comes off like a disaffected mom who never even knew her own kid, and Tracy Martin is exposed to be a multiply-adulterous, home wrecking father and philandering husband. Alicia Stanley complicated things. Alicia Stanley wasn’t even allowed to sit with the family by the casket—not even in the front row–at her own son’s funeral because it didn’t fit the Crump/Parks narrative. It was awkward. It confused the public and muddied up the Fulton/Martin image on camera. The “black community” as a whole really really didn’t like her very existence messing with the “Justice for Trayvon” mythology they’d finally got all worked out for themselves.

But don’t take my word for it:

 

The two key elements in @Tjsotomaor”s arguments are first, a total lack of any “facts” at all. In fact, his “facts” are pretty much ass-backwards. And the second element in this analyst’s “black community” macho-male, misogynist-based manifesto, is that the facts, even if he had them straight, wouldn’t matter. The fact that Tracy Martin was still married to Alicia Stanley would not make one bit of difference to this “authentically” black YouTube genius at all–nor would the fact that Alicia Stanley had been Trayvon’s mom from age 3 till just before he passed away at 17. Thisalicia_martin_trayvonmartins_stepmother “black” man’s point is simply this: Tracy Martin finished with Alicia Stanley. Five minutes ago, five years ago, didn’t matter. However many years they spent together, who she had become to his son all that time, didn’t matter. The moment Tracy Martin got bored with, and walked away from her, that bitch was irrelevant.

“You got to sit in where you fit in,” is what the Fulton/Martin Corporation told Alicia Stanley–Martin at Trayvon’s funeral, meaning, yeah, you can come, but plant your ass back with the masses wherever you can find a seat. No doubt Tracy Martin felt that way, having just walked out on her. If he didn’t, you know Sybrina did, since obviously she was the woman Tracy had dumped Sybrina for. The question that should be asked however, is: How did Trayvon feel about that? The “black community” and certainly the Fulton/Martin coalition obviously didn’t give a damn.

And finally, from her secret hiding place, came the  “damning” testimony of the “star witness,” for the prosecution, Rachael Jeantel. Finally the much-touted, “friend” of Trayvon Martin who was going to explain it all appeared from the mist of the Fulton/Martin machine’s hyperbole, and graced the American legal system with her presence. Parks and Crump and the brilliant special prosecution team kept her utterly hidden in the background images (51)for almost a year, as “witness 8.” She was revealed at last to be that much-alluded to, but entirely mysterious “friend” Trayvon Martin was supposedly talking to on the phone at the time of his death. Ultimately, it proved that she probably hadn’t actually heard Martin’s last moments. Trayvon hung up or otherwise lost connection, just as the interesting part of his encounter with Zimmerman began. She had been promoted to be the “smoking gun,” proving once and for all the multiple race-based motivations and callous, bigoted, violent and foolhardy actions of the intrepid “white Hispanic”murdering racist, George Zimmerman. She was alleged to be a veritable “school bus full of nuns” who had heard and seen the whole thing. Instead, due to her performance on the stand, she was universally viewed as a hostile, unreliable, inarticulate Neanderthal. Her several, ever-morphing versions of events came off as unclear at best:

Martin’s friend was subsequently interviewed by state prosecutors on April 2, 2012. During her interview with the prosecutor, Martin’s friend recounted her last phone call with Martin and added that Martin had described the man as “crazy and creepy”, watching him from a vehicle while the man was talking on the phone.[136] She also testified that Martin referred to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass cracker” and “nigga” during their telephone conversation.[145][146] On March 6, 2013, prosecutors admitted that she had lied under oath, when she falsely testified that she had been in the hospital on the day of Martin’s funeral. She later admitted beingimages (30) embarrassed about lying and that she felt guilty about Martin’s death and not doing more to help.[147][148][149] Crump had refused to disclose the identity of Witness 8, stating that she was only 16, a minor at the time of the shooting, and asked the media to respect her privacy.[150] It was subsequently revealed that she was actually 18 at the time when she said she was on the phone with Martin.[151] According to the defense, her actual age had been edited out of previously released disclosures.[152] Crump has denied intentionally giving any misleading statements about her age.[153] Witness 8 was subsequently identified as Rachel Jeantel, a friend with whom Martin had attended elementary school and high school.[154]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Trayvon_Martin

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2012/12/4/204045/932/crimenews/State-Releases-New-George-Zimmerman-Discovery

Jeantel’s testimony, which continues as I write, contradicts Zimmerman’s claim that he stopped following Martin and was assaulted by him without provocation. Her account implies that it was Zimmerman who tackled Martin, rather than the other way around. How credible is her version of events? Not very.

That bit about “the sound of wet grass” seems like an after-the-fact embellishment; I am not sure what wet grass sounds like, and it is unlikely that Jeantel knew her friend was in the vicinity of it until she read or heard accounts of the shooting long after her conversation with him. Her claimdownload (18) that she “kind of heard Trayvon saying, ‘get off, get off'” also smacks of twisting her memory to fit the prosecution’s case. As defense attorney Don West showed in his cross-examination, Jeantel’s testimony has evolved over time in ways that help the prosecution.

In the courtroom, Jeantel confidently identified the person screaming in the background of a recorded 911 call as Martin. But as West pointed out, she was much less certain about that in a deposition, saying the voice “could be Trayvon,” adding, “Like I said, I don’t know. But it could be. The dude sound kinda like Trayvon.” In an interview with prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, Jeantel said she “heard a noise like something hitting somebody”—a detail she had not mentioned before. Today in court she declared that the sound meant “Trayvon got hit.” West pointed out that she was merely download (24)speculating, since there was no way she could know that based merely on what she heard over the phone. Jeantel initially told prosecutors that the “noise like something hitting somebody” was the last thing she heard. Later she claimed to have heard someone say “get off, get off” after the “noise like something hitting somebody.” Yesterday in court, she mentioned the “sound of wet grass.” Today she said it was the sound of people rolling around on the ground.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/27/key-witness-against-george-zimmerman-is

Simply put: the “black community” with the help of a willing and enthusiastic white, liberal media, and in many cases a Democratic-led liberal legal and political structure, has long ago concocted and canonized a fable, a cultural fairy-tale, a narrative it wants to hear about download (44)“race” in America. And that’s simply what it’s going to hear. The Trayvon Martin case is one convoluted lie or half-truth after another, most of it pointless deflection intended to distract from a lot of personal disorder and scandal. And when you sort it all out you come to Trayvon Martin, a pretty good ass-kicker, who found himself in the dark and wet one night, wandering around a strange neighborhood in the rain, BSing with his girlfriend on the phone, coming into some kind of confrontation with the neighborhood watch captain who thought it was odd he was out there weaving around the housing complex that night. The encounter evolves quickly into Trayvon having a “Nigga Moment” on top of George Zimmerman’s face. After a while, Zimmerman decides he’s a goner and shoots Trayvon once in the chest. It’s a clean and efficient kill.

That’s all we really know about it. That’s all we will ever really know about it. No racial profiling. No racist redneck killer, no bloodthirsty “white” man stalking the night for little black baby boys to murder. No assault on the “hoodie” as a fashion or cultural statement. No “Stand your Ground.” No “racial profiling.” Just a swift and sure cessation of a potentially deadly assault. And you and Rachel Jeantel can postulate all you want that Trayvon would have never killed George Zimmerman, but it’s not incumbent upon George, in the midst of being beaten helpless and unconscious, to second guess where Trayvon’s Martin’s head is at the moment, or if he really has the experience and professionalism to lay down a safe and non-lethal “Ass Whoopin’,” or if he’s just going to keep hammering away after his Ass-Whoop-ee passes out—legally or morally.

Now, I can face down the “black community” with this sort of logic and evidence, and argue away all the other facts, get images (57)concession after concession, admission that the whole original story was a load of crap. But…but..and yes, there always comes a “but”…uh…Zimmerman should have stayed in his car. The police told him to stay in his car. Or, but…Trayvon had just as much right to “Stand his Ground.” Well, no: A, no, the “police” never talked to George, a 911 dispatcher talked to George. He was not “ordered” to stay in his car, he was told the police didn’t need him to follow Trayvon. George agreed, and evidence suggests that though he eventually got out to see if he could regain sight of Martin, he wasn’t actually “following” him anywhere, much less chasing him down—in fact Martin had doubled-back and cut George’s exploration off fairly close to his images (77)vehicle. “Following” isn’t illegal in any case. And B, no, it doesn’t matter who said what to who or who threw the first punch or made the first grab or how long it took Trayvon Martin to get on top of George Zimmerman, pin him down, and wail the tar out of him for an extended period of time. A minute or two of having the crap beaten out of you seems like an eternity when you’re on the receiving end of it.  If at any time during Trayvon Martin’s enthusiastic “Ass Whoopin’” as Rachel Jeantel described it for CNN, George Zimmerman felt he was in fear of death or serious injury, he had every right to shoot Trayvon Martin to prevent it. That’s simple self-defense, and has nothing to do with “Stand your Ground.” That’s the law in every state of the union regarding legally-carrying handgun owners. There is no law that says: if the other guy is younger than you, or if theimages (84) other guy doesn’t have a gun, you have to take the ass-whooping like a man and hope you don’t get killed in the process.

At this point, Hill attempts to draw her out more fully… At some point a fight breaks out, who swings–who hits who first in your mind?” Jeantel replies “In my mind, I believe Trayvon. It was Trayvon…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ug-6o4jSizE

Hill refocuses with another question “If Trayvon swung first, what do you think Zimmerman did to make him swing first?” Jeantel replies “I believe Zimmerman was a wannabe cop trying to say ‘Oh, I got you.'” Hill then brings up a theory which has been discussed by some in the media since the verdict “Do you think he pulled his gun out?” Jeantel replies “No, I believe he tryin’ to grab him. ‘Okay, I got you, you coming with me.'”

So it appears Jeantel’s view is that Zimmerman put his hands on Martin and then Martin responded by throwing a punch. However in testimony at trial Jeantel never claimed to have heard anyone saying “Okay, I got you.” She testified that Martin initiated the confrontation by asking Zimmerman “What you following me for?” Zimmerman responded “What are you doing around here?” At this point she says she heard a bump andtrayvon-martin_george-zimmerman_cartoon faintly heard Martin say “get off.”

 

Zimmerman’s account was that Martin approached him and asked “You got a problem, motherf–ker?” Zimmerman says he backed up, reached for his phone and replied “I don’t have a problem.” At this point he claims Martin said “You got a problem now” and punched him in the nose. Is it true? Obviously only Zimmerman knows for certain, but his account does escalate with a certain logic. The words and actions of his account don’t have any obvious gaps that need to be filled in to explain how one thing led to another.

The other interesting part of Jeantel’s interview is her claim, also made on Piers Morgan Tuesday night, that Zimmerman should have taken his beating. Hill pointed out “George Zimmerman’s defenders would say well, if gangsta_money-12600he didn’t pull out a gun, if Trayvon was whoopin’ his ass he could have killed George Zimmerman.” Jeantel replies “No. Trust me. That’s not killing. You have a big bruise, you don’t see inside your skin. You might have a little stitches.” Jeantel adds “He [Trayvon] would have fight him and run.”

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/07/17/Rachel-Jeantel-Says-Martin-Threw-the-First-Punch

http://jobs.aol.com/videos/job-search/jeantel-zimmerman-a-wannabe-cop-who-shouldve-taken-his-ass-w/517860107/

Unfortunately, even if you argue the “black community” down to their last desperate nuggets of rationale for the complete excusing of poor little Trayvon for having any part of his own demise, it’s always going to be: George Zimmerman was a grown man, he had the gun. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenager. They that with a straight face, as if it makes sense. At that point I can only suggest that if allimages (76)
unarmed young black teenagers assumed that every “Creepy Ass Cracker” probably had a gun on him, there might be fewer dead young black male teenagers. I mean, Trayvon didn’t know George Zimmerman had a gun on him. But he didn’t know he didn’t. He certainly should have known that Zimmerman could have. The one thing Trayvon Martin knew for sure, was that Trayvon Martin didn’t have a gun on him. But of course, that presumes young black males don’t frequently carry guns themselves—which we all know is nonsense. And it also presupposes that Trayvon Martin was harmless without a gun, which we all know is comically naïve. The pretense that the Trayvon Martins of the world are principally at risk because of “Creepy Ass Crackers” is even more inane. If he hadn’t decided to stove George Zimmerman’s his head into the sidewalk, Trayvon Martin would have been ultimately in far more danger from his little thug-wannabe buddies than he ever was from some neighborhood watch volunteer, with or without a gun in the possession of the latter.

Look familiar?:

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http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/crimelaw/features/n_7836/

No it’s not Trayvon Martin. It’s not Barack Obama’s unborn son who would have looked just like Trayvon Martin. In fact, Barry kdk as he was known then, would have only been six years older than this unarmend, young black male at the time he became famous. Barry would have been smoking dope in the dorm and talking about the coming revolution with possible future victims of this young black man and his fellow victims of “white privilege.” It’s Matias Reyes, who in 1989 raped and beat nearly to death the once highly publicized “Central Park Jogger.” Unfortunately, Matias got away, but five other young black men were convicted of the crime based upon their “wilding” behavior elsewhere and with other victims of assault in the park that night, lots of witnesses, their vicinity to the scene at the time of the crime, and rather a lot of other sound evidence, contrary to what Al Sharpton and company are now claiming. images (60)And sure, the “black community” screamed “racism” because the jogger was a pretty white woman, and the “racist white power structure” obviously wanted to fit up a gang of young black boys because racists think the main goal of every black man is to rape and defile white women. The problem with that bit of sarcasm, is that young black males have actually been known to rape and defile black women for fun and sport—sometimes in wolf packs.

download (35)The “Central Park Five” were eventually exonerated for the rape. Yes, the state may have gotten the verdict wrong. On that crime anyway. But then, all five of these youth had indeed been identified and convicted of being part of the “Wolf Pack,” a signature group of Central Park thugs who all-but invented “wilding.” All five of these youth had also given confessions to the police—which they later claimed were coerced. And that wasn’t the only evidence against them:

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city’s history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989. The plaintiffs are demanding $50 million apiece…

The “Central Park Five,” as PBS documentarian Ken Burns has dubbed them, aren’t exactly Emmett Till (as Burns would have you believe). Even if they were innocent of the Central Park rape, which they aren’t, the reason they were originally arrested was that they were rampaging through the cp5-4-lgpark, assaulting people.

Even after they began denying the rape, the defendants continued to admit committing these other attacks…

All those convictions — on the rape as well as the assaults — have been vacated because an aging district attorney wanted a glowing obituary in The New York Times.

The D.A.’s report was based solely on the confession of Matias Reyes, career criminal, serial rapist and murderer. Reyes had absolutely nothing to lose by confessing to the rape — the statute of limitations had run — and much to gain by claiming he acted alone: He got a favorable prison transfer and the admiration of his fellow inmates for smearing the police.

New York journalist Nicholas Stix reports that one inmate says Reyes told him he heard the jogger’s screams and raped her only after the “Central Park Five” had finished with her.

The media proclaim those five rapists innocent based on their own over-excited reports that the DNA found on the jogger matched that of Reyes, but none of the others!

Yeah, we knew that. It was always known that semen on the jogger did not match any of the defendants. (“DNA Expert: No Semen Links to Defendants,” The Associated Press, July 14, 1990.)download (36)

Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer expressly reminded the jurors of the missing rapist in her summation to the jury: “Others who were not caught raped her and got away.” Now we know who “got away.”

DNA wasn’t the evidence that convicted the “Central Park Five.” It’s hard to believe now, but in 1989 DNA was rarely used to convict anyone, so it wouldn’t have been carefully collected by police investigators. DNA identifications had only been invented a few years earlier and were not even permitted in New York courts until six months before the Central Park wilding.

This case was solved with old-fashioned police work. After the first 911 calls came in, the police arrested some of the thugs in the park that very night. Then they arrested those named as part of the wolf pack by the first detainees.

For example, one boy picked up in the park told the cops — without prompting — “I know who did the murder. I know who did the murder. I know where he lives and I’ll tell you his name.” He named one of the fivedownload (32) convicted of the attack on the jogger, Antron McCray. (The night of the attack, no one expected the jogger to live.)

Of more than three dozen hoodlums brought in for questioning, only 10 were charged with any crimes, and only five of those were charged with raping the jogger. All those charged with the jogger’s rape gave detailed, corroborated, videotaped confessions, after full Miranda warnings, four of the five in the presence of an adult relative.

Recall that none of them — including the police — could have known whether the jogger would emerge from her coma and be able to identify her attackers. (She emerged, but blocked all memory of the attack.) All five confessed to assisting the attack on the jogger, but none to raping her themselves. That’s enough for a rape conviction.

In Antron McCray’s 34-minute videotaped statement, for example, he said:

“Everybody started hitting her and stuff. She was on the ground,images (67) everybody stompin’ and everything. … I grabbed one arm, some other kid grabbed one arm and we grabbed her legs and stuff. Then we all took turns getting on her, getting on top of her. … I just like, my penis wasn’t in her. I didn’t do nothing to her … I was just doing it so everybody … Everybody would just like, would know I did it.”

Melody Jackson, whose brother was friends with defendant Kharey Wise, testified — reluctantly — that she talked to Wise by phone when he was at Rikers Island and that he told her that he didn’t rape the jogger, he “only held her legs down while Kevin (Richardson) f–ked her.” She originally volunteered this information to the police thinking it would be helpful to Wise.

(The District Attorney’s report that recommended vacating the sentences described the above exchange as: “Wise replied that he had not had sex with her, but had only held and fondled the victim’s leg.”)

images (66)Other witnesses provided various corroborating details to the police, such as one who said Kevin Richardson told him, “We just raped somebody,” and another who heard Raymond Santana and another boy laughing about how “we made a woman bleed.”

Two witnesses independently told police they saw several of the defendants walking from the 102nd Street traverse area where the jogger was raped. One said he realized the significance of that fact only when he saw where the memorial to the jogger in the park was.

When Raymond Santana was being driven to the precinct the night of the wilding, he blurted out: “I had nothing to do with the rape. All I did was feel the woman’s tits.” Wait! Who said anything about rape? The cops had not asked him about any rape.

Two of the defendants, Santana and Richardson, independently brought investigators to the precise location of the attack on the jogger, something only the perpetrators could have done.
download (38)The evidence against Richardson also included his vivid description of the attack — given on videotape, in the presence of his father — and a deep scratch wound on his cheek that he admitted was from the jogger. Oh, also — the crotch of the underwear from the night of the attack was stained with semen, grass, dirt and debris.

Contrary to media reports, there was hair, blood or semen on all five of the defendants.

In the opposite of a rush to judgment, two multi-ethnic juries deliberated for 10 days and 11 days, respectively, before convicting the five defendants of rape or sexual abuse — as well as the other assaults that night, mysteriously vacated by Justice Tejada — and acquitting all but one on the most serious charge, attempted murder.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ann-coulter/what-the-media-wont-tell-you-about-the-central-park-five/

The stinger for Al Sharpton and his fellow “leaders” in the “black community” was, and will ever remain, that even if innocent of the rape, the Central Park Five were still violent thugs. And if the Matias Reyes confession scenario had actually played out the way he claimed it did, the actual culprit was indeed just another young black male. Matias Reyes wasimages (64) a young, strong and healthy 17, just like little baby Trayvon, when he attacked the pretty young white woman in Central Park, raped and beat and raped and beat her until he supposed he’d finally killed her and left her for dead. Matias Reyes was the same age and build as the “unarmed black youth” we are told by the “black community” didn’t pose any possible threat to anyone.  Trayvon and Matias could have been twin brothers. So, if Barack Obama had a son, he would also look like Matias Reyes. Matias Reyes: A “harmless” and “unarmed” black youngster who by virtue of his youth and lack of weaponry could never represent a danger to anyone.

Right?

No. Not really. In fact, when it comes to “criminal profiling,” Trayvon and Matias are right there in thick of the most violent, dangerous, and most prolific of the criminal classes. And Matias Reyes never “grew up” and had the “come to Jesus” moment apologists for these primary sources of violence in the black and white communities alike keep promising will come with maturity and mentoring. The only reason Matias Reyes finally confessed to nearly raping to death blacks-beating-up-whitesthe Central Park Jogger, the only reason the Central Park Five are free today, is that he volunteered his confession in conjunction with plea-bargaining around a number of other convictions including four other rapes and the murder of a pregnant woman. All the “Central Park Five” were guilty of perhaps, is beating the crap out of random white people in Central Park on a “wilding” spree. And of course, assuming Reyes got to her first, following up Matias’ brutal rapine and thuggery with some playful beating and molestation of their own—you can’t hold that against them. She’d already been “done” anyway and wasn’t long for this world as far as they could tell.

Right?

http://www.conunderground.com/black-mobs-terrorizing-whites-as-planed/

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2014/09/black-mother-defends-her-sons-role-in.htmlwhites-beat

http://www.dailystormer.com/liberals-claiming-black-violence-is-a-racist-urban-myth/

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/07/20/bash-mobs-sweep-through-southern-california/

(WCPO) –CINCINNATI – A man allegedly (“Allegedly”? WTF?) assaulted and robbed by six teens during a “boredom beating” in North College Hill pat-mahaneyhas died. Pat Mahaney, 46, passed away Friday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center a little less than a year after the vicious beating that caused him to suffer internal bleeding and put him in the hospital for four days. Investigators determined the teens instigated the August 2012 attack because they were “bored” and looking for something to do.

North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust said the juveniles jumped Mahaney from behind, hit him in the head and knocked him to the ground with a six-pack of beer he had just purchased.

http://www.ironicsurrealism.com/2013/07/13/cincinnati-white-victim-of-savage-black-flash-mob-attack-has-died/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024223/Wisconsin-State-Fair-attacks-Philadelphia-Mayor-Michael-Nutter-blasts-racist-flash-mob.html

They may be hundreds of miles away, but two separate cities are dealing with the same problem – race-fuelled attacks that have their citizens in333333333333333 fear.

In Philadelphia, where the phenomenon of racially-motivated ‘flash mobs’ has been rampant for the past two years, Mayor Michael Nutter has had enough.

Tough talk: Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says attackers in his city have 'damaged your own race'

Tough talk: Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says attackers in his city have ‘damaged your own race’

Targeting the city’s assailants in a speech reported by The Washington Times, Mr Nutter bellowed: ‘You have damaged your own race.

‘Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.’

J. Whyatt Mondesire, head of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, called Mr. Nutter’s remarks ‘courageous.’

Mr Mondesire said: ‘These are majority African-American youths and theyimages (98) need to be called on it.’

The mayor has announced he will bolster police patrols and enforce a citywide curfew to crack down on attackers in the streets of the City of Brotherly Love.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024223/Wisconsin-State-Fair-attacks-Philadelphia-Mayor-Michael-Nutter-blasts-racist-flash-mob.html#ixzz3G4nbbIZz
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http://news4whites.blogspot.com/2014/02/double-hate-crime-mob-attack-videotaped.html

At the Wisconsin State Fair on August 4th, hundreds of black people attacked white people once again.

The alleged attacks are part of a string of “flash mob”-generated violence around the country — including cities like Philadelphia and Chicago — in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies andOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA other crimes against innocent white bystanders.

At the Iowa State Fair in 2010 scores of black people attacked white people while chanting “Beat Whitey!” The Des Moines law enforcement declined to classify the attacks as hate crimes.images (93)

On July 4th, a mob of black youths attacked, beat, kicked, robbed and stomped on a group of whites watching fireworks in Milwaukee (Source). One black youth claimed, “Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,” after assaulting Shania Perry. Several victims claim the local police downplayed the violence the night of the attacks.

During the 4th of July fireworks display in Peoria, Illinois a mob of blackblack_thugs (1) people began screaming “Kill Whitey” and disrupted traffic by pulling people out of cars and not letting people drive by blocking the highway.The attackers also took fireworks and pointed them at police and firefighters-helping those who were attacked. Many of them, were burned and injured. The mob left black people alone and beat up as many white people they could find. According to eye-witness, the attack was racially motivated, however many local news papers refuse to acknowledge race.

http://american3rdposition.com/?p=3763

The pretense for such independent “wilding” sprees often aren’t even bothered with anyimages (94) more. Major “riots,” often spawn small-gang spinoffs of course, like Freddy’s Fashion Mart, Tawana Brawley, the Duke University Lacrosse team, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, it’s all the same to them. It doesn’t have to be “real,” it just has to be “perceived” by the “black community” and they feel justified. Or, these days, some random group of young black males could be just plain bored.

And where do they learn that this “wilding” behavior is justified and acceptable? I could waste volumes right now pointing out the race-baiting follies of Al Sharpton alone. But the “black community” and its liberal media apologists have simply decided it doesn’t matter how wrong Al Sharpton turns out to be about anything, nor does it matter who gets burned out, killed, imprisoned, or wastes millions of dollars on a pointless legal defense over what turn out to be blatant lies. Alsharptonjpg-e4e279b57c87fcb5 Sharpton is a “respected” “black community” leader and he gets a pass.

1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent — the crime never occurred — but Sharpton taunts him: “If we’re lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you images (68)did it.” Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.

1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin’s funeral he images (70)rails against the “diamond merchants” — code for Jews — with “the blood of innocent babies” on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, “No justice, no peace.” A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting “Kill the Jews!” and stabbed to death.

1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy’s Fashion Mart, Freddy’s white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. Adownload (33) landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. “We will not stand by,” he warns malignantly, “and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.” Sharpton’s National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy’s are spat on and cursed as download (31)“traitors” and “Uncle Toms.” Some protesters shout, “Burn down the Jew store!” and simulate striking a match. “We’re going to see that this cracker suffers,” says Sharpton’s colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy’s, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/10/19/yes-lets-talk-about-al-sharptons-racial-demagoguery-shall-we/

The “black community” never admits its mistakes. That’s because “racism” is “true.” It’s certainly going to be forever “true” to all the workers on the Civil Rights Plantation making money off of stretching the Reconstruction Era to Infinity and Beyond. If there’s no “racism” they’re download (34)all out of a job. Whether it’s really true or not doesn’t matter. It’s emotionally “True.” It “feels” true. That’s all that counts. It’s a culturally-supportive fiction that “might as well be” true. If it’s not true in this case, it’s actually true all the time in every other case. It doesn’t make any difference if they get this images (71)one wrong, just this once, because justice is done overall anyway. The “black community” has a perfect right to habitually riot and protest and extort money and political retribution out of “white people.” Even if it’s based on a lot of facts and assumptions that don’t really apply this time out in this particular instance, “black community” outrage over presumptions of “racism,” is thought by its members to be easily justified out of historical precedent, if for no other reason. And it’s an easy gag to play on “Whitey.” The saddest, most self-defeating, self-damning problem, is that the “black community” feels that even if it isn’t “true” today, even if “racism” is essentially over and done with, it was true for a long time, and “Whitey owes us.”

September 2007 – Minnesota

Anoka – De’Andre June Sr., 47, a black Anoka resident who reported the burning of a cross on his lawn was charged with setting the blaze himself in a search for sympathy and money. Police began to suspect after learning that he had told inmates at the Anoka County jail last week that he was going to burn a cross in his yard and blame it on his neighbor. An inmate KKK 2told police that June had “talked about getting sympathy and money from the public with a cross burning since he was a black man.”


September 2007 – Pennsylvania

Bellafonte – On June 5, 2006, Police found the body of Langston Carraway, a 26 year old Black student at Penn State. He had been stabbed 93 times. Next to his body, “Die Nigger” had been smeared with his blood. This was thought to be a hate crime. Eventually, police found this hate crime had been staged and came to suspect LaVon Chisley, a Black former Penn State football player. He is currently on trial.


USA – Maryland

Waldorf – On Aug. 24, several black residents of Waldorf found their cars 960x540and mailbox spray painted with “KKK” and “Gay Pride”. This was labeled a hate crime. It turned out the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested 4 teenagers. Three of them are black, the fourth is white.


April 2007 – Maryland – Waldorf – “White Power,” “K-K-K” and gang related signs were found at Doctor Gustavus Brown Elementary School. This was labeled a hate crime. It turned out the people who wrote the racist graffiti were 14 year old kids, all from all from interracial families and representing diverse racial backgrounds including black, white, Hispanic and Asian.


March 2007 – Delaware – James E. Cooke Jr., a metis, was found guilty today on all counts in his capital murder trial. Cooke broke into LindseyA-member-of-the-American-0101 Bonistall’s Towne Court apartment on May 1, 2005, then raped and strangled her before placing her body in a bathtub and setting the apartment on fire. Cooke, who is black, used a blue marker to write “KKK,” “White Power” and other phrases on the walls, police said. Bonistall was white.


March 2007 – California – Anderson – At Anderson High School, Maintenance employees found several sheets of paper with KKK and Swastika written on them. Police was called and the incident was labeled a “hate crime”. Investigations showed a black female student staged the whole thing because she was angry at her father for not picking her up.


January 2007 – Texas – Houston – Samuel White, a black man, has kkkbeen charged with arson. In October 2005, he burnt down his own house and spray painted racial slurs and swastika on the walls. Police found the slurs were misspelled, the swastika drawn backward and that he had moved all his furniture 20 hours before the fire.


September 2006 – California – Petaluma – Eric Young, a 19 year old black man, claimed he had been assaulted on September 4th by three white men who screamed racial slurs at him. The police found out inconsistencies in his story and he admitted fabricating the whole thing.


April 2006 – USA – Connecticut – Ansonia – A twelve year old boy claimed he was picked up by several white males dressed in white robesklan_rally and masks, and taken to Linette Park where his face was sprayed with a flammable liquid and the males ignited it. The police showed he was burned while playing with a flammable liquid at a friend’s house. He made up the story to explain the injuries.


March 2006 – USA – Kentucky – Henderson – School authorities were extremely concerned when two African-American females and one black male at North and South middle schools received racist Email – The henderson police department found out that one of the suspects is African-American and that the two boys that sent the e-mails did it from the e-mail account of a high school student in order to get that student in trouble.


March 2006 – USA – Virginia – Fliers headlined “KKK congratulates images (91)gang bangers for slaughter of black people” were distributed at the Heritage Acres Apartments in Suffolk. the “white racists” turned out to be a black woman.
Keep in mind it’s never considered “racist” to slander whites in one’s community


February 2006 – Virginia – Powhatan – an anti-black racial slur and “white power” written on the home of a black family were thought to be a hate crime : a family member had written them.

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/partial-list-of-fake-hate-crimes-2006-2007#.VDsjSfldV8E

Seemingly mainstream, educated, intelligent black folk have been known to fake hate crimes outright just for the notoriety or sympathy or as a diversion for their own malfeasance. I’ve listed above, a few cases of hate-crime fraud from one single random year. I could just as easily link a good score or so similar incidents every year back as far as you care to go. If you go far enough back however, you run into Emmett Till. And at that point they stop being “hoaxes.” At some point, some white people persecuted all black people horribly in America. But that may well be the point: it’s been a long time since theimages (12) “black community” had a genuine Emmett Till experience, and some part of its psyche misses the drama of it all. My point being, if black folks have fairly often been known to self-promote themselves or their petty personal concerns via faking a racial incident, and sometimes do so out of the blue with no clear or serious reason or provocation, what are the odds that any time they think they are given some “legitimate” pretext to pull the “race card,” they won’t immediately display it, wave it about, making a great show of tears and suffering at the imagined indignity of it all?

Without the spectre of “racism,” much of the “black community” has no logical reason for perpetuating its own power structures and social conventions. They become, well, just plain people with no special status one way or another. They would be mutts, and multi-cultural generic citizens. They wouldn’t have or need an NAACP or a “black” liasons with the police from “black” civic groups who get to sit on boards and talk about “black” issues. If we have state and federal agencies that come down to the neighborhood and insure “civil rights,” what does Jesse Jackson do for a living?

You tell me.

On some level, too much of the “black community” loves to wink at the “wilding” and rioting and attacks perpetrated by its youth on random white folk in general. Some of its leadership incites it. Some of its leadership quietly encourages it. A lot of its leadership openly makes excuses for it, justifies it, rationalizes it. Why? Because if none of that behavior goes on, white people will stop hating black people. And if enough of it goes on, all white people will hate, or at least distrust all black people. As long as that arrangement remains the status-quo, the “black community” has a basis for remaining a special, protected class.

And that’s just another way of saying, they want to hang on to that race card.

http://takimag.com/article/my_10_favorite_hate_crime_hoaxes_gavin_mcinnes/print#axzz3Fyw7hLlV

http://www.lairdwilcox.com/publish/crywolf.html

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