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Showing posts with label Ferguson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ferguson. Show all posts

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tim Wise On Ferguson and How Some Whites Are Simply Oblivious

Whenever the TPI has opportunity to post the masterful and relevant writing of Tim wise, we jump to it.  

The following is a bit long, but as I always state; HIVs (High Information Voters) take both opportunity and time to feed their brains. 

Tim Wise via  Americans Against The Tea Party

Tim Wise Pens Brilliant Editorial on Ferguson: Most White Americans are 'Completely Oblivious'

If there's any such entity as the Anti-Coulter, it's Tim Wise. Wise has been one of the major voices in combating institutionalized racism in America for more than 20 years. Following his early college days in the Divestment Movement to end apartheid in South Africa, Wise has gone on to author six books on the subject,…

Thursday, November 27, 2014

(UPDATE From TYT) Did Someone Say Grand Jury? How About Prosecutor Malfeanse?


Regardless of your thoughts on the guilt or innocence of Darren Wilson, you would have to live the life of a self-centered ideologue to ignore the intricacies the Ferguson Grand Jury. You might be one who cares nothing about Justice for others as long as justice serves you well. Moreover, you may not even care about justice and actually place the fairness and balance of justice in display jars for retrieval at your convenience. 

When the system fails anyone, the system fails us all.  

As we move away from the Darren Wilson Grand jury proceedings, let's observe as details of the process devolve or fizzle into the latest national fiasco agaisnt justice.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell does it like few others. How about a segment of The Last Word.  You will find the 10 plus minutes as educational and relevant as any you may have sat through in years. If we cannot expend time for justice, we deny ourselves a great society.

There is something to be said about deeper cognitive thought accompanied by basic discernible language and communication messages that ensue. The process feeds the brain and insults against those who fall shy of living life with regard to fairness and equality for all. The O'Donnell segment for some should provide an epiphany comparable to something observed within the past year and will never forget.

Watch the figurative epiphany.

funny gifs

We could leave analysis and reporting regarding the Ferguson Grand Jury and the 'shepherd' prosecutor, but allow a few more segments from another MSNBC host: Chris Hayes, ALL In.

ALL IN 11/25/14
Was Ferguson grand jury process unusual? 
How unusual was the grand jury process that resulted in no indictment for Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown?
ALL IN 11/25/14

Eyewitness Dorian Johnson tells Chris Hayes what he saw the day Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.
ALL IN 11/26/14
African Americans and ‘superhumanization bias’ 
Darren Wilson’s testimony describing Michael Brown’s almost superhuman strength reflects common, subconscious perceptions about black people in America.
The Young Turks 11/27/14


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Witness To Murder: White Witnesses To Michael Brown's Murder! What?

A few days ago I ran across the following Facebook posting.  The posting related to the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri cop. It took me about 30 minutes to find the true essence of the poster's choice of a set of words and prose used to introduce the Globalgrind Dot Com piece.

"THIS was not supposed to happen! 

"Seek the deeper meaning!!!"

After reading the piece and re-watching the video, I was blessed with an epiphany. The Michael Brown execution by Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson, was observed by two "white" contractors working in the vicinity of the murder. 

"Seek the deeper meaning?"  
"THIS was not supposed to happen!"

The video camera is reaching back to the Rodney King beating and a too frequently exposing police abuse. Police abuse that seems much like the early days of the the Third Reich and reminds of more recent US authorities heavy-handed abuse of people who lack privilege conferred to the majority race. Police are armed like National Guard units while hiring practices are lacking diversity and seemingly lacking requirements for any level of intellect beyond a Jack-In-The Box.

THIS was not supposed to happen! Seek the deeper meaning!!!

GlobalGrind can exclusively confirm those two...

Talking Points Memo published a piece this morning with more detail about the killing. Details that may not end as most cop killings end: buried via time lapse and District Attorney/prosecutorial covertureThe unstated reality of "Cops do not go to jail" should not exist as an outcome in the Michael Brown murder.

It is sad to think, white privilege (whether disparate, by design or gift) should not and cannot rule in this case. The somewhat common implied defense the black witnesses have a vested interest has been shattered by the reality of a contract fulfilled the day of the murder. All too often black murders means black witnesses who are more than not deemed not credible and biased as witnesses. But the Saturday contract workers laid the dynamic to rest? How often have your experienced workers fulfilling a contract on the weekend?  A defense attorneys nightmare: willing and fair white witnesses to the murder of the black teen by a cop.

"THIS was not supposed to happen!"

The white Americans who have contributed to two funds at a cumulative value of over $400,000 are guilty of the Ferguson Police Department and St. Louis County prosecutors in what I call "You kill em, we slab em, and the courts set em free." Those who actually promulgate false rhetoric about America as free of white privilege are as guilty of setting a path for Darren Wilson's freedom as those who believe the false prophets. Yet, the reality is far more dangerous. The false prophets know they lie and posit for a purpose. Gullible believers and followers are the ultimate victim and in large numbers they tether the us all along as victims. 

An illustration of the gullible. Think of the millions of unemployed without unemployment payments who have no income and who may, in the past, could not wait to get to the voting polling places to vote opposite the minority vote. They would pull that GOP lever with the satisfaction of a guillotine executioner with vision of having done their duty for "God, party and country." Need I posit farther on conservative non-support for extending unemployment payments for the excited voter's? A reach for an analogy, but the reality is the same. 

People are supportive of the white cop on black teen killer in some cases because the murder is so outside the reality of their lives as a potential threat, they feel no concern.  And yes, there are those who literally so devalue the African-American as a human being, contributing $26 or $50 USD is a worthwhile contribution to the confederacy or serves as their support for white nationalism.

The TPM piece should place the Darren Wilson fund contributors in proper perspective. They are wanton contributors for placing a killer of the teen on the streets fully armed and badged. Moreover, they have no worries about Wilson spilling the brains of their kids and loved one's. They are in fact privileged!



 “Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.”

Video Of Michael Brown Shooting Scene: 'He Had His F**king Hands In The Air!


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Fox News

We realize Fox News appeals to a segment of the US population that has little to no regard for humanity, the environment, the Obama Administration, progressives and liberals, and Fox News viewers seem to love the prospect of violence focused on the nation's minorities. Fox viewers also tract right along with the GOP regarding a lack of regard for the nations poor and less privileged. So, what you are about to read does not surprise in any way. However, that does not mean Fox management decisions regarding their positions of current events isn't report able.

All things considered, does it surprise Fox would drag two former New York City cops on-air to defend police military style mobilization of an American community? I am wondering if the wrong mobilization should be supplanted with the word "occupation." Looting is an unacceptable set of behaviors. But, in the case of Ferguson, Missouri, we are seeing what appears like Soweto South Africa and black struggles against apartheid. It reminds of authority heavy handedness against peace protesters during the 1960s Viet Nam War protests.

On the other side of life in America and associated privilege conferred or denied(based in race), we did not see anything similar to the gassing and smoke bombing during Cliven Bundy's tax evasion confrontation. I never once heard any law enforcement official, cop, nor federal government official refer to the militia and assassins in Nevada as "animals." Nor, did I see one military style armored vehicle in Nevada. What could be different about the two cases of unrest? You might find that question rhetorical!

Think Progress reports on Fox News and the typical fox deployment of "whites only" panels to discussion issue regarding African-Americans. Of course, business give their customer what they want. I suspect any black people on certain Fox News panels would draw the ire of those who tune-in.

Think Progress

“The response last night is what needs to happen,” retired NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik told Fox News on Monday morning. 
Bo Dietl, a Fox News contributor and former NYPD detective, went even further. He argued that authorities in Ferguson must “take charge” and defended arming local precincts with unused military equipment from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by invoking the threat of global terrorism. 
Kerik...ex-convict (felon)?  Really Fox and CNN, really?

New York Daily News....

Kerik, 57, will likely serve out the rest of his term for eight felony convictions under home confinement. 
Kerik was sentenced to four years in prison in February 2010 after a federal judge blasted him for using his high-profile part in the city’s 9/11 response to make money.

Kerik leaving court in February 2010. He has just been released from a federal prison in Maryland.SABO, ROBERT, NEW YORK DAILY NEW/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSKerik leaving court in February 2010. He has just been released from a federal prison in Maryland.

Kerik’s guilty plea in a November 2009 plea deal including admissions that he lied to the White House, filed false tax returns and lied about $255,000 in work done by a mob-linked contractor.
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Fox really?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Newsweek! No You Didn't!

After a few editions of Newsweek focused on the shortcomings of, and problems endemic in the Romney campaign, It appears 'equal-time' was deemed necessary by Newsweek editorial management.

How about this weeks magazine cover?

It is worthwhile to note the author of the "Hit the Road , Barack", starts his less the credible piece as follows.

Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go

Why does Paul Ryan scare the president so much? Because Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.” 
Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization. 
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.

The author's opening words tell all about his ability to perceive any level of positive or negative thought about President Obama. 
"I was a good loser four years ago." 
The then embarks of a brief,  but sadly ingratiating rationalization of race regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King and the election of the nation's first African-American President. He starts his piece with  his 'colors' (excuse the pun) showing and those colors reveal possible inner  psyche and paradigm that relegates the election of Barack Obama to that of Illinois Joe Walsh and Rush Limbaugh.  "He was elected due to his race".  Neither demagogue (including Ferguson) acknowledge the severe shortcomings of the McCain/Plain ticket, nor do they properly reflect on the mindset of the nation as we came out of 8 years of Bush/Cheney "GOPISM".

Ferguson quickly moves from his implied condescending (the election of the "black man") to a rather pernicious attack on the 44th President of the United States of America. He writes about failed promises from candidate Obama in a strange sort of soliloquy that frankly tires as one considers the reality of America post January 20, 2009. 

We have embedded a short Face the Nation video, what appears as a Tweet, and a link to Ferguson's article. 

Face the Nation segment this past Sunday.