Social Media Oh How I Love How Folk Especially Church Folk Respond To Or Not Respond To Certain Stuff

Social media for me is a wonderful tool and free! It can be a way to educate and to be educated about what should matter to us the most real life issues. But how many folk really use it for such and only respond to stuff that they feel will not be controversial or better yet show who they really are?

I monitor what my Facebook Friends post those that I know on a personal note and those who I have only met online. Although I may not know all of my Facebook friends I try to monitor them to see what they are saying and/or not saying.

I look at what kind of post my friends post, what kind they share and etc. I especially monitor those whom I know on a personal note those whom say they are good folk and my fellow church folk because I need to know how they are thinking.

I told a couple of folk I am going to shift my blog from politics to religion. Well I am just going to make religion another piece of my blog so I will be doing both.

I posted the following post Is It In The Bible Or Is It What You Have Heard? Is It Your Opinion Or Is It Biblical? 9 hours ago and it is funny how few or if any responses especially from church folk. Well I guess everyone got to be in the Safe Mode because they don’t want to lose some real friends. Well obviously I don’t have any.

Social media can be a powerful tool and I am going to use it to educate and to be educated. Along my journey I know I am going to piss some folk off because they don’t like what I have to say but that is alright.

So from time to time I remind folk that if they don’t want to hear what I have to say, leave the room, turn the radio/tv station and delete me on Social Media.

My Take On: VIDEO: Raw interview with Sandra Bland’s co-inmate

After watching the VIDEO: Raw interview with Sandra Bland’s co-inmate this is what I get out out of it.

First of all when the video begin I thought it was about what did this lady hear on the day of the supposedly suicide but I was confused. She said I didn’t hear anything on that day but we were talking through a little hole and I couldn’t hardly understand her. She said Sandra was crying and got beat up, but kept reiterating she was crying but she couldn’t understand her. She gave the account of the arrest and the cigarette issue that was clearly seen in the video during the arrest.

Then the reporter asked did you talk to her on Monday morning and she said no. She said she realized something was going on when she woke up and seen the guards taking photos. She said she didn’t believe the guards did anything to her. She said Bland was not causing a ruckus so she don’t understand why the guards would do anything to her. She said Bland had bruises, cuts and stuff. Again she said but she was looking through a small hole and she really couldn’t see anything. What?

The reporter asked did Bland say she was beat up and she said yeah but . . . (hesitation) she showed me scratches and bruises.

When asked do she think she killed herself and she said she was positive that she killer herself but that was just her opinion. What? Makes no difference what she thinks she didn’t know Bland and obviously couldn’t see her that good since she kept stressing about the whole in the wall that suppose to be kept shut all the time. So why was it open?

She said Bland said she didn’t deserve to be in jail. She said she was from Chicago and she only knew one person and that she kept trying to reach him.

The reporter asked her did Bland seem suicidal and she said I don’t know she seemed distraught. What? Oh so now this damn inmate know who are suicidal or not? Get out of here.

She said she didn’t know what to think about it but she don’t think the guards did anything for sure.

She said she don’t think Bland should have been in the other tank by herself. So why was she? Damn that don’t sound good.

She said she and two more female were over there laughing and carrying on trying to make the most of it and Bland was over there hearing that and that would make anyone sad. Bingo! As I stated in an earlier post, even if she did commit suicide she was provoked by the traffic stop and then being placed in jail in a damn city that she only knew one person and she couldn’t even get in contact with the person to see why they had not come to get her out of jail a day later.

For me I am focused on what this lady had to say and for me she helped paint the real picture of who Bland was in the little time and what little she could see of her. She said Bland told her about the incident and that is what I seen in the video. She said Bland wouldn’t talk to her in the beginning but later apologized to her. She seen the bruises and cuts and the size of the hole she kept describing with her hands was well big enough to see her arm. The questions the reporter asked her about did she think that Bland was suicidal was too damn ignant? It is one think to say do you think that Bland was acting strange or something to that effect but to come out and ask do she think Bland was suicidal has no bearing on Bland dying in a jail cell.

Like I said earlier on my blog, Okay I Got That Do What The Police Say Do, But What About Why Do The Police Get The Right To Provoke Citizens? Let’s deal with the traffic stop first then let’s get to the jail. I said it in my post that this mess is enough to drive someone crazy and the lady in this interview who was in jail somewhere I have never been said the same thing.

 

 

About The Sandra Bland Incident With Police And Then Dying Three Days Later In The Jail – A Good Read!

Copied this from Facebook

Hatshepsutportia Avery Copied from a comment from @Latoya Moss because I tried to like her comment and couldn’t so I think it might have been deleted:
On July 10, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was arrested and charged with assaulting a public servant. She was taken to the Waller County Jail; three days later, she was found in her cell dead from what officials called suicide. Both the FBI and the Texas Rangers launched investigations trying to find out what happened.
Dashboard camera footage from Bland’s traffic stop was released on Tuesday. (Note: The video was uploaded to YouTube Tuesday evening; it has since been taken down, after people pointed out errors and inconsistencies in the video, which led many to believe it had been edited. A DPS spokesman denied editing the video, and said this morning they would re-upload the footage without errors or omissions.)
Questions, in the wake of the video: What are the rules? Not policies or politeness – specifically, what are your rights when you’re pulled over by police?
Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, speaks with Texas Standard about the footage of the arrest, point-by-point. Here’s a transcript of the conversation, edited for brevity and clarity:
The trooper asks, “You mind putting out your cigarette please?” And Ms. Bland says, “Well, I’m in my car – why do I have to put out my cigarette?” Does she have to put out her cigarette?
“No, she doesn’t have to put out her cigarette. And you wonder why the officer is even bothering with that. This is part of his escalation of the whole event that unfolded, unfortunately.”
The next part: “Step out of the car.” Ms. Bland says, “You do not have the right.” He interrupts – “I do have the right, step out of the car or I will remove you.” Does he have the right, first, to order her to step out of the car, and second, to actually physically remove her from the car?
“He does not have the right to say get out of the car. He has to express some reason. ‘I need to search your car,’ or, whatever; he needs to give a reason. He can’t just say ‘get out of the car’ for a traffic offense.”
It’s one thing to say he has a reason; it’s another to say he has to give a reason. He may have had probable cause, or thought he had it, we don’t know. Does he have to state it?
“He doesn’t have to state probable cause; he has to state some reason … And that’s part of the training that he should have had about how to de-escalate a situation. She’s clearly upset about what happened, particularly – as we know later on – that she moved over because he was tailing her. … He should be working on de-escalation. That’s the key. ”
Ms. Bland says, “I refuse to talk to you other than to identify myself.” Is she right or wrong?
“She’s right. Unfortunately, officers don’t like it when you know the law. In this case, even if you are right, you are still in danger. And that’s what we see unfolding here.”
The trooper says, “I am giving you a lawful order.” Now, is the is the lawful order to extinguish the cigarette, or to get out of the car, or neither?
“You can’t tell why. Certainly, telling her to put out the cig was not a lawful order. Just saying ‘Get out of the car,’ in and of itself, without an explanation, is not lawful. And you see him say that throughout the video without ever saying why [or] what’s going on here. It’s clear to me that he’s trying to assert authority that he probably does not have under the law, and he’s escalating the situation because he is upset. [He] doesn’t exercise the training that he needs to be exercising to de-escalate this situation.”
“I’m gonna yank you out of here,” is what the trooper says. Can he physically “yank” her out of her vehicle?
“He can’t do that either, unless she’s posing a threat to his welfare and safety. What he should have done was just wait for backup, if he couldn’t de-escalate it himself. But you don’t just pull somebody out of the car, and point that taser in her face. What if it had gone off? She’d have permanent brain damage.”
She says, “Dont touch me, I’m not under arrest.” Trooper says, “You are under arrest. She says, “Under arrest for what?” He then turns to his shoulder mounted radio, and asks for another unit. Does he have an obligation as a law enforcement officer to tell her why she is under arrest?
“Yes. He needs to – it’s not clear to her what’s going on. He needs to tell her, ‘You’re under arrest because …,’ but you can’t really tell her that. Because you can’t tell from the video that there’s any reason to have her under arrest.
She asserts her right to record this with her cell phone. That’s a right that has been clearly established. Is that true?
“She has a right to do that. But that’s another example where the officer perceives this as a challenge to his authority – and it further escalates the whole scenario.”
When he says “get out of the car, or I will light you up,” he is apparently referring to the use of a taser. Is that a legitimate threat? Is that something that’s okay for officers to do in that situation?
“No – here’s the situation where he is clearly violating her constitutional rights. This is excessive force on the part of the officer – to take that taser and point it in her face and say, ‘I’m going to harm you.’ Taser is the last recourse to a gun. And if he can’t get her out, he can’t de-escalate it, he’s got to wait for another officer to come and talk through this.”
Right now, the trooper has been placed on administrative duty. He’s not on leave, he’s still working for DPS. It’s our understanding that there is a violation of policy here – he should not have allowed it to escalate.
We are talking about a certain level of discretion that the state apparently entrusts with its troopers. Should officers have that much discretion?
“He clearly exceeded that. … The discretion here is, how do you de-escalate the situation? He could have just given her the ticket and walked away. Just like that. But he had to go through this confrontation. Of course, there are questions of race that come up here. And the fact that this is an out-of-state car moving through the town – and we know in Texas that’s a pretty typical profiling event. What bothers me a lot is that troopers are supposed to be the best-trained police officers we have in the state. This guy is clearly out of control – clearly shouldn’t be out on the streets dealing with people – [given] this level of escalation that he provokes.” pass this on, share it, screenshot it, tell everyone.

Jesus Cares Ministries Featuring Pastor Anthony Harrison “Will You Go Further Than Far Enough?”

Weekly TV Broadcast on WNCR TV 41 Rocky Mount NC 12:30 PM Suddenlink 20, Prism TV 41, Crystal Broadband 6, Greenlight 412 or online at wncrtv41.com

Click On Photo To View More Photos
image
Can Not Watch Video On Cell Phone/Tablet
Click On Photo To Watch Video
image

Sunday July 19, 2015 – Anderson Chapel MBC Pastor Malcom E. Lewis “Once I Was Blind But Now I Can See”

Click On Photo To View More Photos
image
Can Not Watch Video On Cell Phone/Tablet
Click On Photo To Watch Video
image

Is It In The Bible Or Is It What You Have Heard? Is It Your Opinion Or Is It Biblical?

Okay I am far from being a bible scholar and far from being perfect. I have some issues and one is using choice words like damn and hell. However I do it because some folk don’t get it unless I do. I have some other issues I am working on as well. I am a work in progress. But trust me if and when I am to take on a title, I am going to change some some things in my life because I will attempt to live by example. I am talking about things that I have control over so don’t get it twisted.

Some folk just get all ignant when it comes to talking about sins.

Just a little ignant moment for now. Just because I don’t see a man and woman in the bed don’t mean they ain’t having a sexual relationship, but if I see you having an outward relationship which appears you are going together and one or both of you have a wife and/or a husband, hell that is enough right there. A sin is a sin. Oh no, according to who telling the story. But don’t matter to me because  what the bible say?

Because I talk about something and you say don’t judge others, well why does it have to be judging and can’t simply be holding one accountable? Well if I say something, call it judging or whatever. What does the bible say?

Now over the years and now moreso than ever church folk are saying that it is a sin to gamble, to drink and other stuff. In our bible study, lawd Jesus been some kinda good over the past couple of months that I have been attending because I refuse to sit there and not say anything. I can get real ignant!

I don’t care how long you been in the church, that you are a Pastor, Mother, Deacon and other positions you may hold, if you gonna tell me that it is biblical then show it to me in the bible or else it is your opinion.

Recently we have been discussing The Church Covenant and different churches in the Bible. However there has been some good discussion coming from the more in depth real time discussion on this and other matters that someone may have a question about.

I get so sick of folks trying to prove a point but don’t offer any substance with it. If you say it is biblical, show me.

We hear a lot about certain things that are called sins especially gay marriage, drinking and the lottery so is it biblical or is it just because some folk want to say it is a sin?

I ask you, is it a sin for a man to marry a man, a woman to marry a woman, to drink and to play the lottery? Show it to me in the bible!

Don’t Ask Me About Anything If You Don’t Want My Honest Opinion

Be it about police stops, black on black crime, white on black crime or anything don’t ask me if you don’t want to hear my honest opinion. Also leave the room when I am about to speak, don’t read my blog, follow me on social media and turn the radio and tv off when I am about the speak if you don’t want to hear it. I am going to say it and don’t care whether you like it or not. I try to respond with truth, my opinion based on the facts as presented to me at the time and if I have to make necessary corrections if I should error on the facts, then I am man enough to do it.

Truth

“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.”: Helena Cassadine

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own: John Ruskin

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear: Herbert Sebastien Agar

“When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.” William Blake

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry