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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:56 am 
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Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

MIAMI (AP) — Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law to protect them from criminal prosecution in some instances of deadly force, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.

The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza, a Broward County sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the 2013 fatal shooting of a man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.

https://www.chron.com/news/crime/articl ... 463769.php


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:43 pm 
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3 percenters on police forces

Denver Cop Who Killed Has Tattoo That Matches Militia Group Logo - Westword

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A photo of Denver Police Department officer Michael Traudt shows a tattoo on one hand that duplicates the logo of the 3 Percenters, defined by the Anti-Defamation League as an anti-government militia group.

Traudt, the target of a wrongful-death lawsuit over the 2015 killing of Paul Castaway, a suicidal man who was wielding a knife when the officer fatally shot him, says he is neither a member of the 3 Percenters nor anti-government, and insists that he's been planning to cover the tattoo to avoid anyone wrongly assuming that he's affiliated with the group. He faces no discipline from the department for the tattoo, although after Westword asked about the tattoo, a DPD spokesperson said that Traudt has been asked to conceal it while on duty.

In the "about us" section of the 3 Percenters' website, the organization maintains that it is not a militia group and isn't anti-government. "In fact," the text states, "we are very pro-government, so long as the government abides by the Constitution, doesn't overstep its bounds, and remains 'for the people and by the people.' Our goal is to utilize the failsafes put in place by our founders to rein in an overreaching government and push back against tyranny."

However, a 2017 PBS Frontline investigation points out that "members were involved in both the Bunkerville standoff [in 2014] and the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon two years later."

The 3 Percenters' name is an allusion to the estimate that only about 3 percent of early colonists fought against the British in the American Revolution. In a written statement about the tattoo provided by the Denver Police Department, Traudt confirms that the same concept is central to this particular piece of body art.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:19 am 
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NYPD Says Cops Who Allegedly Planted Drug Evidence on Black Men Did Nothing Wrong

Two members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) recently accused of planting false evidence have the support of their superiors while criminal justice advocates are outraged.

According to the Staten Island Advance, lawyers with the Legal Aid Society are asking the district attorney’s office to prosecute Police Officers Kyle Erickson and Elmer Pastran after body camera footage obtained by the New York Times shows Erickson allegedly planting marijuana in a young black man’s car, according to the man who was ultimately arrested. The group also wants each officer’s prior arrests and convictions scrutinized in light of the video.

https://lawandcrime.com/police/nypd-say ... ing-wrong/


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:53 am 
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Judge rules cops, schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday ruled that Broward County schools and the Sheriff’s Office were not legally obligated to protect and shield students in the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last February, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The outlet reports that U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom tossed out a lawsuit brought by 15 students who survived the school shooting that argued the Sheriff’s Office and the Broward school district had a legal duty to protect them during the massacre.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:12 pm 
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https://www.cleveland19.com/2018/12/18/cleveland-man-alleges-racial-profiling-after-bank-refuses-cash-check-calls/


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......Paul McCowns told Cleveland 19 News he went to the Huntington branch inside Giant Eagle on Biddulph Avenue in Brooklyn on Dec. 1.

“I had got a new job. I worked there for about three weeks,” he said.

McCowns said this was the first check from his new job with an electric company.

He was asked for two forms of ID, which both he and bank employees confirm he provided.

The bank said McCowns also provided a fingerprint, per bank policy for non-Huntington customers who wish to cash checks.

According to McCowns, bank employees started looking at the computer screen and questioning the transaction.

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..........“I get in my truck and the squad car pull in front of me and he says get out the car,” McCowns said.

What he didn’t know is that as he was leaving the bank, employees called 9-1-1 on him.

Cleveland 19 News obtained a copy of the 9-1-1 call and police report.

“He’s trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,” said the teller to a 9-1-1 operator.........

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Living while black: Here are all the routine activities for which police were called on African-Americans this year - CNN

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An African-American man in suburban Cleveland says a bank teller called police on him this month when he tried to cash a check from his employer. Although the man didn't explicitly cry "racial profiling," many observers see the incident as another in a dispiriting and all-too-familiar series.

In 2018, police across the United States have been urged to investigate black people for doing all kinds of daily, mundane, noncriminal activities.

This year alone, police have been called on African-Americans for:

Operating a lemonade store
Golfing too slowly
Waiting for a friend at Starbucks
Barbecuing at a park
Working out at a gym
Campaigning door to door
Moving into an apartment
Mowing the wrong lawn
Shopping for prom clothes
Napping in a university common room
Asking for directions
Not waving while leaving an Airbnb
Redeeming a coupon
Selling bottled water on a sidewalk
Eating lunch on a college campus
Riding in a car with a white grandmother
Babysitting two white children
Wearing a backpack that brushed against a woman
Working as a home inspector
Working as a firefighter
Helping a homeless man
Delivering newspapers
Swimming in a pool
Shopping while pregnant
Driving with leaves on a car

And these are just the incidents that CNN has reported. There are no doubt many others.


This is Jim Crow social behavior.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Oregon hotel calls cops on a black guest for talking to his mom on his phone in the lobby

The latest instance of white people calling the police on black people for doing next-to-nothing occurred just in time for the holidays in Portland, Oregon, where a hotel security guard found a black guest suspicious as he talked on the phone in the lobby.

The Oregonian reported that Jermaine Massey had just returned from a concert when he took a call from his mother in the lobby of the DoubleTree Hotel where he was staying on his first visit to Portland.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/oregon ... one-lobby/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:22 pm 
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Orlando officer speaks at hearing on discipline for Facebook rant: I regret using 'unbelievably hateful language'

Robert Schellhorn said an “emotional buildup” from recent police shootings and his memories of slain Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton burst when he posted a slew of offensive comments in an August 2017 rant on Facebook.

“That all came out in this response and, regrettably, I used unbelievably hateful language,” Schellhorn said during testimony at an arbitration hearing Thursday.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/br ... story.html


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:54 am 
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A good cop story for once.

NYPD Cop on Solo Post Inside Subway Station Fights Off Group of Drunk Menacing Vagrants

A New York City police officer is being praised for his brave and restrained response when a group of intoxicated homeless men went after him inside a subway station, where the officer was working alone.

It happened late Sunday night, when a cop on a solo foot post inside the East Broadway subway station on the F line was told by a woman that she was being harassed by a group men inside the station, according to NYPD.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/N ... wt_NYBrand


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Black residents in Virginia town worry they were in danger after EMT’s racist comments revealed

African Americans in a rural Virginia county worried they were at risk after hearing that an emergency medical technician made racist comments on a white supremacist podcast.

“I’m mad as hell is bad,” one man said, as a series of people demanded action from officials in Patrick County.

https://wtkr.com/2018/12/24/black-resid ... -revealed/


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You Black folks must possess some strange powers or something for all these white folks to hate you so much.

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Imagine the confused look on the face of the visiting alien when he finds out about racism: "but you are all the same, the pigmentation of your skin has nothing at all whatsoever to do with your species, we should know, we are a superior species to you and we are here to enslave you for our entertainment!"

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Shaun King offers $35,000 cash reward for busting white man who killed 7-year-old black girl at Walmart

Journalist and activist Shaun King and civil rights attorney Lee Merritt are offering a $35,000 reward to the person who can find Jazmine Barnes’ killer.

Barnes, a seven-year-old girl, was shot in a random drive-by shooting while her family was leaving a Walmart parking lot in Houston, Texas.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/activi ... ifications


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 am 
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White man viciously attacks black McDonald’s worker while her manager passively looks on

The Atlanta Black Star has posted a video showing a white customer at a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Florida viciously grabbing a worker over what appears to have been a botched order.

At the very start of the video, the white man can be seen reaching across the counter and grabbing the black woman who had taken his order. After he drags her halfway over the counter, she pulls back and starts hitting him in an attempt to break free.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/watch- ... ely-looks/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Racist lawyer bro caught going on racist rant sued by ex-client over damage to his reputation

A New York City lawyer filmed in 2018 going on a racist anti-Latino rant has been sued by an ex-client who claims the publicity surrounding the viral video hurt his business.

TMZ reported that attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who in May 2018 was filmed threatening to call ICE on Latino employees at a Fresh Kitchen coffee shop for speaking Spanish, has been sued by his former client Niche Music Group.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/racist ... ifications


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 pm 
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High court hands down ‘landmark’ ruling in case of alleged racial profiling

A civil rights organization is hailing a Vermont Supreme Court ruling on a racial profiling case as a “landmark” decision. The case challenged the legality of a traffic stop by a Vermont State Police trooper of an African-American man in Rutland County more than for years ago.

On Friday, the Vermont Supreme Court issued a 51-page decision authored by Justice Harold Eaton holding that police can be liable for discriminatory searches and seizures.

https://vtdigger.org/2019/01/04/high-co ... profiling/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:58 pm 
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Another reason for them to stop calling the cops on us. It might not always turn out the way they like (bracketing that part about the cops killing us on sight.)

White Cop Michael Slager Sentenced to 20 Years for Murdering Walter Scott - DN

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White former police officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for murdering unarmed black motorist Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. Video footage shows Scott was unarmed and running away from Officer Slager when Slager opened fire, shooting Scott eight times in the back, killing him.


Murderers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:07 pm 
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I would imagine that ex-cops don't do well in the Big House.

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Another reason for them to stop calling the cops on us. It might not always turn out the way they like (bracketing that part about the cops killing us on sight.)

White Cop Michael Slager Sentenced to 20 Years for Murdering Walter Scott - DN



Murderers.


Wow, a certain White Racist South Carolina Truck Driver was so sure the Black Man was guilty enough to be shot in back, I mean he ran and all.

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Wow, a certain White Racist South Carolina Truck Driver was so sure the Black Man was guilty enough to be shot in back, I mean he ran and all.


Yes we are all criminals to be shot in the back, to them. Whether we run, or not.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 pm 
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Black woman films Quad Cities Uber driver saying racial slurs, monkey noises

A woman recorded video of an Uber driver saying racial slurs to her in the Quad Cities, prompting the company to remove the driver's access to the app.

The video, posted on a Facebook page associated with the name "Kiara White," shows the two in the middle of a confrontation, but does not capture what prompted it. The interaction has garnered national media attention. The Facebook user wrote in the comments section that it occurred in Davenport.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 525110002/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:51 am 
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Black student told her skin was ‘too dark’ sues Blue Valley for race discrimination

An African-American girl who was allegedly told that her skin was “too dark” to perform during a school dance has filed a racial discrimination suit against the Blue Valley School District.

Camille Sturdivant graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School in May 2018 and was one of two African-American students on the 14-member Dazzlers dance team, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... 20660.html


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this big defense thats being built up somehow people is the least important part of it


Guns drawn in arrest of popular D.J. on his Highland Park property

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Video shows guns being drawn and tensions escalating as Highland Park police arrested a popular D.J. for being on his own property.

Detroit techno D.J. Kenny Dixon Jr., known as "Moodyman," was confronted by the officers, who demanded he show proof that he owned the property.

"Highland Park police came in my backyard demanding proof of ownership, and this is how they reacted," Dixon wrote on Instagram. "Went to jail again, charged me for breaking and entering on my own property, even though I had keys. What you can't see is nine other officers pointing their AR-15s directly at my head. Next time just pull the trigger. Let's get this (expletive) over with. I'm tired. I'm so tired."..........


https://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/archives/2019/01/17/highland-park-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-moodymann-had-a-cpl-registered-handgun

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:35 pm 
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Common says the NFL doesn't 'really support black people'

Common is ready to take a side when it comes to the Super Bowl, saying that he’s not willing to support the NFL because of the lack of support that they’ve shown Colin Kaepernick.

TMZ approached the rapper to ask about his views on the fast-approaching event and Travis Scott‘s involvement as one of three performers confirmed for the famed halftime show. Ultimately, Common maintained that he couldn’t support the event because the NFL doesn’t “really support black people.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/common-says-nf ... 49526.html


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