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White Americans feel like they are being singled out because of the color of their skin rather than any actions they’ve taken. That’s how black people feel. Every. Single. Day.
In 1971, a riot broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York during which prisoners demanded more political rights and better living conditions. About 1,000 inmates out of 2,200 took control of the prison, holding 42 staff members hostage. Negotiations went on for days before state police stormed the prison, resulting in 43 deaths. Attica has since become a pop culture reference in movies, songs, and TV shows. Even children’s shows like SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch have referenced it. The word “Attica” is no longer about what happened in that prison 43 years ago, but is now simply a synonym for political oppression. (Source: Read more)
Ferguson Missouri discussion about the Michael Brown Grand Jury verdict. A retired police officer talking about what should have taken place at the murder scene.
Good information from this law enforcement officer.
He talked about all of the mistakes from the scene all the way up to the Governor’s office. I say it again, so many folks are focusing on Black on Black crime and the looting and don’t want to talk about the real facts that will either justify or not not justify whether Officer Darren Wilson acted properly.
Until folks decide they are going to deal with making sure law enforcement follows their own policies and procedures then nothing is going to be accomplished. But Ferguson authorities are keeping the folks distracted so they will not have to respond to the real questions.
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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)