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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gates, Obama and Beer - So What...

Bullshit from the White House!

As reported by the Washington Post, two weeks after a noted black scholar accused a white police sergeant of racial profiling for arresting him at his home near Harvard University, the men hoisted mugs of beer Thursday evening at the White House with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police sat at a round table in the Rose Garden with Biden and Obama talking, sipping beer and munching peanuts and pretzels out of silver bowls. News cameras and reporters were kept 50 feet away and allowed to view the meeting for less than a minute before being shooed away as the men began their conversation.

It was an extraordinary scene that Obama's aides hoped would convey a hopeful message about race relations and end a controversy that has ballooned into a major distraction for a president pushing an ambitious agenda.

After the meeting, Crowley and a lawyer speaking for Gates said the two men were satisfied with the tone of the discussion. Speaking to reporters at a brief news conference, Crowley said that while there was "no tension" at the meeting, no apologies were offered either. "Two gentlemen agreed to disagree on a particular issue," he said. More HERE

AAPP: "So what was accomplished? Nothing."

Maybe Barack Obama should have been addressing real color aroused hatred like the incidents involving the deaf and handicapped Black Man Tasered for being in Bathroom too long or the 9-Year-Old African-American Boy Was With 3 White Boys When Set On Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Black Boy Set on Fire By 3 White Teens

Sign of A Post-Racial America

Judkins Family

Lake County juvenile prosecutors have not yet decided on whether to file criminal charges against three teens accused of badly burning 9-year-old Joshua Judkins last month in Hammond.

A statement from the prosecutor's office last week that no charges would be filed against the boys, ages 15, 14, and 13, was incorrect, the result of "miscommunication" between staffers, said spokeswoman Diane Poulton.

Prosecutor's staff are waiting for a final report from the FBI on the June 8 incident before making a decision on charges, Poulton said.

Police in Hammond turned over their investigation to prosecutors nearly three weeks ago, and also forwarded a report to the FBI, which was to investigate allegations that Judkins, who is black, was the target of a "hate crime."

AAPP: The Country is out of control. Meanwhile, Beer Blast at the White House. More HERE

Deaf Handicapped Black Man Tasered In Bathroom For Taking Too Long

So President Barack Obama is meeting Cambridge Police Officer Crowley and Professor Louis Gates over for a beer tomorrow evening?

I have already talked about the fact that Professor Louis Gates was not Tasered While Black and as many other bloggers like Yobachi over a the Black Perspective.net have noted: "Black folks get harassed by cops everyday in racial profiling situations that result in much more dramatic consequences than Dr. Gates suffering the inconvenience of being taken down to the station for awhile. Folks who don’t have the money to scare the police off with expensively lawyers and don’t have the notoriety of Dr. Gates to get their charges dropped, and actually get caught up in all the fines, court cost, bail, and lawyers fees involved with having to go through the legal process; costing hundreds to thousands of dollars to people often living paycheck to paycheck or not even working regularly."

What We Think About Taser Abuse

Well here is just the case. Check out how Mobile, Alabama Police Tasered a deaf and mentally disabled black man for staying in the bathroom to long:

I don't know why black folks don't get it. Professor Gates didnot go through what the average black man goes through.

I wish he and Barack would address the real issues, and stop paying attention to Professor Gates ego.

What About the tasering of Antonio Love: by Alabama Police?

But then again why should we expect justice? We sure should not expect any justice from a majority of the police departments, like the Houston Police Department as an example. If you get tased in Houston and file a complaint nothing will be done other than a general paper pushing cover-up.

According to Roma Khanna of the Houston
Chronicle.com the Houston police investigated 69 complaints about officer Taser use between December 2004 and May 2008. Of the allegations:

5 were sustained.

0 involved using the weapon on people.

3 prompted officer counseling.

5 remain under investigation.

56 were closed with no wrongdoing found.

Source:— Houston Police Department

Get this folks, there is more, as reported by Chron.com The Houston Police Department has found no wrongdoing in some 1,700 incidents in which its officers intentionally fired a Taser, despite investigating about 70 complaints — including one officer who shocked his own stepson and another who discharged his stun gun on a 59-year-old woman during a dispute over laundry.

Over the last four years, only five officers have been disciplined for misusing their Tasers, although not one of the five actually shocked a suspect, according to records obtained by the Houston Chronicle. Instead, HPD reprimanded officers for threatening people with their stun guns, repeatedly discharging them while off duty and brandishing the weapon in a dispute in an elementary school carpool line.

"If that is how they deal with family problems, how are they dealing with the public?" asked Shirley Baker, whose grandson was shocked by his officer stepfather.

Use of Tasers, sold as an alternative to the deadly force of firearms, has been controversial since HPD first purchased hundreds of them late in 2004. The weapon quickly triggered public criticism with findings that officers often used them on unarmed people who committed no crime and that the vast majority were black.

Houston Mayor Bill White in November 2006 called for an independent analysis, overseen by Controller Annise Parker's office, which is expected to be made public Sept. 8. Parker has been publicly critical, saying last year that HPD's system for tracking Taser use is insufficient and despite claims that each deployment is reviewed, it "can't (be proven) with a paper trail."

Police officials maintain the Taser is a useful tool that has reduced injuries to both officers and suspects. Each incident, they say, is closely scrutinized.

"To have (69) complaints and only a few sustained — that is reflective of successful use," said Assistant Chief Brian Lumpkin, who oversees the HPD internal affairs division. "The numbers show that we have used Tasers responsibly."

HPD officers deployed their Tasers 1,724 times between December 2004 and May 2008, triggering 69 internal affairs investigations. More than half began after citizens filed complaints. Five probes remain open, but investigators found no wrongdoing in 56 others.

Among the people who filed complaints were Thoang Do, 59, a woman shocked during an altercation at her laundromat. Read More>

UPDATE: Ripa says: Well I'll be a "jungle monkey". Don't look now but a racist Boston cop gets fired.Up

Enjoy your Beer President Obama, Cambridge Police Officer Crowley and Professor Louis Gates.

H/T JWriter and My BlogTalkRadio Co-Host for the link.

Read more at the blog, Tasered While Black

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Can Blacks be "Racist" or Color-Aroused?

Francis L. Holland is back! Yes, brother Francis L. Holland over at the blog The American Journal of Color Arousal is asking a question that has been hidden in the whole debate and conversation over Henry Louis Gates arrest. Can Blacks be "Racist" or Color-Aroused?


Francis Holland says:

One of the main points that I would hope people would learn from this is that police treatment of Blacks depends on the the color of the "suspect" and NOT on the color of the officer. There is impunity for treating Blacks like "nigras" and that impunity is just as real regardless of the color of the police officer. Read more HERE on can blacks be "Racist" or Color-Aroused?

Dr. David McKalip Is One More Bigot Down... Millions to Gos

H/T and High Five to the Villager over at Electronic Village for his great post uncovering the bigotry of Dr. David McKalip. He points out that Dr. David McKalip has resigned after sending color aroused, racist, and bigoted emails directly to a sitting President.

Villager wrote:

A Florida neurosurgeon has resigned from his post with a county medical association after forwarding an e-mail to about 150 people with an image portraying President Barack Obama as a witch doctor.

Dr. David McKalip submitted his resignation as president-elect of the Pinellas County Medical Association last week, and plans to remove himself as a delegate with the American Medical Association.

The doctor has apologized for his actions, telling a Tampa radio station it was a "very bad mistake." In his apology last week to President Obama, he wrote,

"I genuinely regret the decision I made in passing this e-mail message along. Directly to President Obama, I sincerely apologize for offending him. This was, in no way whatsoever, my intention. The image has nothing to do with my feelings or thoughts on any race or culture. I recognize that this image is offensive and hope that the nation refocuses on assuring all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care with no party interfering in the patient-physician relationship."
Read more of Villager's View HERE

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lessons in Racial Politics both "wise" and "stupid

By Dr. Mustafa Ansari
Chief Justice, Indigenous African American Reparations Tribunal

Last week was a lesson in racial politics. The confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayer and the arrest of Professor Gates was a racial spectacle. It appears for one, that America is not in a post-racial era, and two, white conservatives are extremely sensitive these days. For the life of me I cannot see anything wrong with Judge Sotomayer's statement about a "wise Latina" would usually rule better than a white male, especially in the case of a person arrested in his own house for saying "What could I expect when a white woman calls about a black male.

Again for the life of me I cannot see how that is disorderly conduct, but then again I am still trying to find some fault in Reverend Wright's denunciation of America for being racist. In any case, I "stupidly" thought that Professor Gates had the 'liberty' to say this under the First Amendment.

This loose adherence to the right to expression under the First Amendment bothered me so much, I just had to look up disorderly conduct in Massachusetts.

A disorderly person is defined as one who:with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, orrecklessly creates a risk thereofengages in fighting or threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior, orcreates a hazard or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.To me, the disorderly conduct law is mischarged because Professor Gates was in home rather than in a 'Public place" causing annoyance or alarm or recklessly creating a risk of Public annoyance or inconvenience etc fighting.

This is probably why the charges were dropped and this has not been discussed in the media. I remember when I was in Law school and the professor told me that the law was both law and facts, and that if I had the law on my side argue the law, and if I had the facts on my side argue the facts.

I wonder how Judge Sotomayer would rule on the 'facts' of this case, if this case came before her.

Moreover, I wonder how Justice Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Alito, would have ruled.
If I was a betting man I bet you they would rule "stupidly".

Dr. Mustafa Ansari Chief Justice, Indigenous African American Reparations Tribunal
Author, "Defining Change" A Reparations Guide
Plebiscite and African Reconciliation Project

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gates, Crowley and President Obama: A Dark Beer Please

OK I don't want to act stupidity or politically incorrect, but I understand that Barack Obama has opened the door of the white house to have Cambridge Police Officer Crowley and Professor Louis Gates over for a beer.

At least Gates was not Tasered While Black

Hey President Barack Obama please make that a dark beer for everyone.
How about some great black beer "tusker beer" with the slogan, "Makes us equal. Has no equal".

Forget about BUD, they are no longer American owned. But it appears the President will have BUD on hand. Gates told the Boston Globe he likes Red Stripe and Beck's, but the White House doesn’t stock foreign beer. I guess Gates don't like anything truly black? Hmmm... He has actaully made a career out of explaining to the black rich and famous, how they are connected to whites... hmmm...

How about a dark beer experience in the White House when Gates, Crowley and President Obama meet. This may be a commercial opportunity for African beer makers. Someone other than Gates selling books, needs to gain something from this. We know the average black man, black woman and black teen won't get support from these Harvard brothers. Yobachi over a the Black Perspective.net is right when he wrote:

Now ain’t that something? Black folks get harassed by cops everyday inracial profiling situations that result in much more dramaticconsequences than Dr. Gates suffering the inconvenience of being takendown to the station for awhile. Folks who don’t have the money toscare the police off with expensively lawyers and don’t have thenotoriety of Dr. Gates to get their charges dropped, and actually getcaught up in all the fines, court cost, bail, and lawyers feesinvolved with having to go through the legal process; costing hundredsto thousands of dollars to people often living paycheck to paycheck ornot even working regularly.

Then along with their criminal conviction, or still the aforementionedbills even if not convicted; they get to have their finances wreckedfor months trying to pay this shit; or go to jail for not being ableto pay.

Often, before all the aforementioned happens they get to be slammeddown on concrete at the incident of arrest or even shot.

But the rich guy is the one who gets called to the white house.

Regular people get much worse cases of this sort of thing everyday,and not a peep. Now that it’s a highfalutin Negro screaming about it, it’s a problem." More HERE

I agree with Sherrilyn A. Ifill when she wrote, Please Professor Gates!

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