NYC Teachers Wear Shirts to Support Cops After Cop Murders Black Man – Jezebel

The Political Agitator response: Interesting what this shows is white priviledge. I have yet to see a group of black teachers or black workers be bold enough to take a stand and do something like this due to fear of their job.

So hot right now: white people showing support for white cops who kill unarmed black people. The latest group to hop on this bandwagon is New York City public school teachers who, after expressly being told to refrain from wearing pro-cop shirts to the first days of school, are going to go ahead ahead and keep wearing NYPD shirts, anyway.

The teachers’ “protest,” according to DNAInfo, comes on the heels of an anti-police brutality rally presided over by Al Sharpton. Sharpton, like most people who agree that death is an inappropriate punishment for suspicion of selling loosie cigarettes, thought that the death of Eric Garner in the hands of New York City police officers was kind of fucking terrible, and that maybe cops should be less murdery toward unarmed black people. Some teachers disagreed with the union’s support, swarming to pro-cop Facebook groups like Thank You NYPD. (Source: Read more)

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Tourism a boon to Twin Counties economy – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Folks will not come to Rocky Mount. Oh I am talking about an Event Center. Oh well I don’t if they will or not but I do know they can’t if they don’t make it happen. Again Rocky Mount City Council if you believe it will happen just do it and don’t think about the naysayers. These naysayers are probably folks who go out of town to shop and to eat anyway. So while they are gone others will come in.

The day after Labor Day marks the end of what we traditionally call the vacation season, and with lower gas prices and better weather, North Carolina tourism officials have high hopes that 2014 will be a strong year for the industry.

And make no mistake – it is quite an industry. Travel and tourism generated more than $20 billion to the state’s economy in 2013, Telegram staff writer Brie Handgraaf reported in a story last week. And more than $310 million was spent in the Twin Counties.

As Nash County Executive Director Alexandra Boncek noted: “Those are people who are infusing cash in the local economy, but not taxing the infrastructure as a resident.” (Source: Read more)

Bogus Photo Does Not Show Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson’s Injuries; It’s Not Even Him – HuffPost BlackVoices

Unarmed teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, but the circumstances leading up to his death remain unclear. Though Ferguson police have said that Wilson’s face was injured in an altercation with Brown moments before the shooting, Wilson has yet to come forward and speak publicly.

On Tuesday, Chicago firefighter Kevin O’Grady shared a Facebook photo he claimed showed a injured Wilson in the hospital after the incident. As it turned out, the man pictured is not Darren Wilson, but that didn’t stop the image from going viral. (Source: Read more)

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Ferguson Police Chief Lied About Why He Released Alleged Michael Brown Robbery Tape: Report (UPDATED) – HuffingtonPost

The Political Agitator response: What people got to understand is that so many times people try to take care of their own. The chief may be trying to take care of his officer but does that make it right? You see the police department is suppose to be to protect and serve but I thought that meant all people. I had a conversation with someone not long ago and they were saying something and I said where I understand where you are coming from you are going to represent those who work under you and I got represent myself, I understand that. But where the problem come in at is the truth is the truth and at the end of the day, it is where you stand be on the side of truth, fairness and justice for all or are you going to represent one side and leave the other side hanging. You see I am on the side of the truth I don’t care who it is for or against, yep family, friends and whomever because I have to live with myself.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson lied when he said he had received “many” specific requests for the videotape that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store, according to a new report.

“All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to,” Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. “I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you.”

Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.

“A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15,” Keys writes. (Source: Read more)

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Conspiracy Theory VS Truth

It’s natural for people to concoct conspiracy theories when the truth is so often difficult to uncover. But it’s also very dangerous.

Sometimes, when people look to make sense in an insane world, they concoct a conspiracy theory. It’s a natural human trait, to try and explain the inexplicable. We live in a world where government, corporations, and the media, both liberal and conservative, inform us according to their own agendas.

Again, this a natural thing for people to do. To not trust everything we hear from corporations, banks or politicians is imperative. This isn’t a new situation. We must be willing to question what we are being told. We have been blatantly manipulated on a repeated basis, so there is a precedent for all of us to question “official” stories to events. (Source: Read more)