[Student arrested after wearing gorilla mask to Black Lives Matter protest, USA Today, 9-29-16]:
|A gorilla mask and bananas.. the true weapon of a terrorist in Black-Run America (BRA) that must IMMEDIATELY be arrested and punished|
|A gorilla mask and bananas.. the true weapon of a terrorist in Black-Run America (BRA) that must IMMEDIATELY be arrested and punished|
|This macabre statue found in Kelly Ingram Park in 75 percent black Birmingham was erected so black people passing through would know what it felt like for Bull Connor's dogs to harass and "dehumanize" them; Connor unleashed those German Shepard's for only reason... to stop 2016 Birmingham from ever happening|
A violent weekend in Jefferson County left five people dead in just over 48 hours, including a 4-year-old boy playing outside who got caught in the crossfire of an argument over a cell phone.
Three people were shot to death Friday: two in a shootout at a Fairfield gas station, and another inside a downtown Birmingham motel. On Sunday afternoon, the little boy was shot in Birmingham's Ensley community and then, just hours later, a 28-year-old man was killed in the Marks Village public housing community in Gate city.
"Across the nation and in our own metro area, too many of our urban communities are challenged with senseless gun violence,'' Birmingham police Chief A.C. Roper told AL.com Sunday night. "Quite too often our young men of color are pulling a trigger to solve the most basic disagreement where they not only destroy their own lives, but their families and communities."
"These are not random crimes and at some point, black lives must mean more to black people,'' Roper said. "We understand the socio-economic factors that exist, but there is no excuse for this type of recklessness. We should all be saddened and troubled when a 4-year-old loses his life because adults can't solve a simple issue without resorting to violence."
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office this morning released the identities of the five victims killed since Friday: Hason Amin Alford, 30; Darryl Dewayne Grace, 26; Mandel Hardy Lawson Jr., 21; Rodriquez Ferguson, 4; and Cordarrell Caldwell, 28.What once was one of the best cities in the southeastern United States is now just a 75 percent black reminder of what happens when a city becomes just another example of Africa in America.
The sign outside Birmingham's New Era Baptist Church reads:
"Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks."
The pastor of the church, Michael Jordan, has a knack for posting eye-catching signs. The other side of the sign reads:
"Young black males must respect authority."
"The future generation of black males, they're either in the cemetery or the prisons," said Pastor Jordan. "We don't have a future church or community or leaders because of it."
He said he posted this public prayer for Easter weekend and intends to keep it up until Labor Day.
"They feel like I should not reveal the iniquities in house in the black community. But the proof is in the major murders," he said.
According to Birmingham Police, a whopping 95-98 percent of homicides in 2015 were black on black crimes. Pastor Jordan blames gangster rap and drugs. "Our black boys lack role models. Their role models are dope boys ... and these rich thugs that sell drugs," he said. "Our role models are not doctors and lawyers now.
They idolize these fellas that make a lot of money and then end up getting killed."The Reverend says only 20 percent of his congregation are young black males. "A white policeman can stop me, it's 'Yes sir, no sir, you need my VIN number, you need my driver's license and insurance and it's no problem'" said Pastor Jordan.
"The young black male has been taught disrespect ... and they don't respect the police's authority." Pastor Jordan said he hopes his sign ignites other black pastors to spread the message from their pulpits.
"We are the leaders in the black community so it must start with the black pastor."It won't work.
The black community is America's greatest liability."We haven't done anything wrong." Driver whose windshield was shattered by Charlotte protesters who were throwing rocks off bridges. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/f7H3azf1Gi— Mark Barber (@MBarberWSOC9) September 21, 2016
Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say – and his wife filed for a restraining order against him saying he was armed, violent and had threatened to kill her
Sounds like a nice guy worthy of rioting over!
- Keith Scott's gun had been reported stolen, authorities said on Monday
- A breaking and entering suspect told officials he had sold him the gun
- His wife Rakeyia got a restraining order in October last year, records show
- She wrote: 'He carries a 9mm black' and said he had hit her and a child
Huddled in gridlocked cars as a roiling street protest bore upon them in the darkness, motorists pleaded with 911 operators for help in the week’s first wave of violence early Wednesday.
How can anyone believe the black community represents an asset?
Scenes of chaos were described in recordings released Monday by the city of Charlotte. Starting around 1:30 a.m., calls poured in to the emergency communications center as demonstrators angered by the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott flooded onto W.T. Harris Boulevard and Interstate 85.
One of the first calls came from a woman in a Chrysler 300 stuck in traffic at Harris Boulevard and North Tryon Street when demonstrators began pounding on cars.
“I’m trapped,” she said. “They’re all in the street … Oh my God, they’re coming!”A scream can be heard outside.
he said no one appeared to have any weapons, but demonstrators were climbing on cars. About 50 vehicles were stopped around her, she said, and there was nowhere to go.
Someone had placed traffic cones in the travel lanes ahead, she said, and when motorists got out to move them, demonstrators would put them back up to block traffic.
“Now they’re trying to run over the cones and get home,” she said, and the call ended.
Siege of I-85
Calls then started coming in from nearby I-85.
A woman from Georgia traveling with her husband, two sons and their dog reported that a rock had shattered their windshield.
“I’m still stuck in this,” she said. “I would like to get out of it before I pull over.”Don’t, the dispatcher said.
“I don’t want you to stop there, period. Just follow traffic and get out of the area.”
He guided her to refuge in the IKEA parking lot near the highway.
Next came a call from a trucker on the side of the highway reporting that people were looting trailers.
“They are coming this way,” he said. “And I’m scared … Oh my God, there’s hundreds of them.”
Trapped in rig
A trucker at Exit 45 called in as people were stealing his cargo.
“They’re breaking into my truck, the mob out here,” he said calmly.
“I can’t move. There’s a whole mob of people, I’m not kidding. Yep, they’ve taken everything. They’ve got the whole road blocked.”
From another trucker whose trailer was being looted: “I’m so scared ... They’re just taking stuff and running with it. They’ve got the doors of the trailer open.”
Another trucker, same location:
“Someone needs to get cops down here before these truckers start shooting some of these SOBs ... Now they’ve started a fire ... There’s just nowhere to go.”Smoke spread across the wide highway – thick, dark, and acrid, like burning rubber.
As word of the blockade spread by the news and social media, some northbound drivers on I-85 stopped short of the chaos, turned around and drove against traffic that was oncoming at speeds of up to 70 mph.Don't forget black rioters in Charlotte tossed rocks off of highway overpasses/bridges onto cars, missiles with only purposes: hurting innocent people merely trying to drive home.
|More black NFL players continue to showcase how black people in America can never assimilate to the culture whites create (or standards governing civility), thus, we must assimilate to them|
Mike Ditka said Friday he has no respect for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand during the national anthem since the NFL preseason.
“Anybody who disrespects this country and the flag, if they don’t like our flag then get the hell out,” he said on Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan. “That’s what I think. So if you’re asking me, I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick. He probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice."
In addition, the Pro Football Hall of Famer suggested there’s nothing going on in the country to warrant a protest.
“I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on,” Ditka said. “I see opportunities if people want to look for opportunities. If they don't want to look for 'em, then you can find problems with anything.”Personal responsibility.
|Black Lives Matter Rally/Riot Gone Wrong: Suspect on left, victim on right|
The mother of 26-year-old Justin Carr, who was fatally shot during protests in uptown on Wednesday night, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday that her son died for a cause.
Vivian Carr said her son wanted to tell his grandmother, who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., that he had taken part in the protest.
“ ‘I just want to come down here and help out,’” Vivian Carr said her son told her.Police said they found Carr suffering from a gunshot wound in the 100 block of East Trade Street at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Carr was shot in the head, Observer news partner WBTV reported, citing a police report.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Friday arrested Rayquan Borum, 21, of Charlotte on charges of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and being a fugitive from another state.
Carr joined hundreds of others protesting the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott as he waited in the parking lot of a University area apartment complex for his son to get off the school bus.
During protests on Thursday over Scott’s death, participants paused marching and chanting briefly for a moment of silence in Carr’s memory. A small memorial with candles was set up for Carr.
The memorial was near the Omni Hotel, at the approximate spot where officials say Carr was shot. He died Thursday afternoon at Carolinas Medical Center.
Vivian Carr told CNN’s Cooper that her son was a good man who liked to talk. A favorite topic was his expectations as a father to be, she said. A son is due in late October.
“He was so excited,” Vivian Carr told Cooper. “He wanted to teach him how to play sports, just as he did.”
Carr’s brother Kenneth told Cooper that Justin often spoke about social issues that touched his heart.
“Justin never had any problem speaking out about any particular situation or cause,” Kenneth Carr told Cooper.
Victims are mostly black
African-Americans were disproportionately represented among 2015’s homicide victims, although the ratio decreased from 2014.
While blacks make up about 35 percent of Charlotte’s population, 70 percent of the year’s homicide victims were African-American, a total of 44 people. In 2014, 76 percent of the homicide victims were black.
Putney said the numbers are even grimmer for black men.
“Black males make up 17 percent of our jurisdiction,” the chief said. “But they’re 63 percent of homicide victims, and 68 percent of homicide suspects.”
Putney said that reflects other disparities among the city’s crime victims. Blacks account for 52 percent of all crime victims, and for 62 percent of violent crime victims, he told city council in November.
Patrick Graham, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas, said the disparity is more about socioeconomics than race, although the two often intersect.
“What we are experiencing is a culture of violence in low-income communities where they are socially and economically isolated without the type of mentorship or visible signs of hope,” he said. “It’s the notion that you can’t rise above the circumstances in which you live. And a lot of times it’s very hard to envision something when you don’t actually see any examples of it.”
Kami Chavis Simmons, the head of Wake Forest’s criminology department, said recent high-profile police shootings of minorities may be intensifying the disparity.
Crime victims and witnesses in minority neighborhoods may be less willing to cooperate with officers, leaving violent criminals on the street for longer, and increasing the chance that they’ll commit more crimes.
“If you can’t trust the police officers, it is very difficult to form partnerships and for people to want to cooperate with them,” she said.
The Seattle Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the 2016 season after the backup catcher posted a pair of inflammatory tweets Thursday.
"As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team," general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement Friday. "Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the remainder of the season without pay."
Silly white man... the 1st Amendment only protects non-whites
Clevenger's tweets referenced the recent unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. One tweet said in part that "Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!"
Clevenger later apologized, saying in a lengthy statement released through his agent that he was "sickened by the idea that anyone would think of me in racist terms."
"First and foremost I would like to apologize to the Seattle Mariners, my teammates, my family and the fans of our great game for the distraction my tweets on my personal twitter page caused when they went public earlier today," Clevenger said in the statement.
Clevenger, a 30-year-old journeyman who has spent time with the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs over parts of six seasons since 2011, had played in 22 games this year in his only season for the Mariners, batting .221 with one home run and seven RBIs in 68 at-bats.
He said the tweets were in reaction to news out of Charlotte but that they were "worded beyond poorly at best and I can see how and why someone could read into my tweets far more deeply than how I actually feel."
"I grew up on the streets of Baltimore, a city I love to this very day," Clevenger said. "I grew up in a very culturally diverse area of America and I am very proud to come from there. I am also proud that my inner circle of friends has never been defined by race but by the content of their character. Any former teammate or anyone who has met me can attest to this and I pride myself on not being a judgemental person. I just ask that the public not judge me because of an ill worded tweet."
He will lose about $34,000 in salary through the suspension.
The Major League Baseball Players Association, which could challenge the discipline, had no comment.
Clevenger had also mocked the civil rights campaign Black Lives Matter in referencing the Charlotte shooting of Scott -- a black man who was killed by police Tuesday -- and the violent protests in the city that have followed.
#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp pic.twitter.com/YWHEU2UV1n— Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016
"Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black police officer," one of the tweets said, according to Seattle radio station KOMO reporter Jon Humbert, who published screen-grab images of Clevenger's account, which was set to private Thursday night. "Haha s--- cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!"
In his statement, Clevenger said he hoped not to be judged based on social media posts.
"I do believe that supporting our First Amendment rights and supporting local law enforcement are not mutually exclusive," Clevenger said. "With everything going on in the world I really just want what is best for everyone regardless of who they are. I like many Americans are frustrated by a lot of things in the world and I would like to be a part of the dialogue moving forward to make this a better world for everyone."
|The Casket of the anti-white Covenant|
Among the most difficult decisions that Lonnie Bunch III had to make as he searched the world for objects to tell the story of African Americans was whether to include a casket that once held the mangled body of a murdered black boy.
"I remember struggling with, 'Should we collect that?' " said Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Even after he accepted Emmett Till's casket, which Till's family gave to the museum long after his remains had been exhumed and reinterred, Bunch grappled with the idea of including it in an exhibit. "Was that too ghoulish?" he wondered.
As leaders of the new museum, Bunch and his curators must strike a delicate balance.
Every year, millions of tourists come to Washington to seek inspiration — in marble monuments to the nation's heroes and leaders, in temples of democracy and civic power. Now, for the first time, Americans will have a museum on the Mall celebrating black pioneers and highlighting the success stories of African Americans.
Excitement surrounding the historic institution propelled its boosters through 11 years of collecting artifacts and fundraising to the tune of $315 million. It will open Sept. 24 with a dedication attended by President Barack Obama and with an invitation-only Kennedy Center gala.
But for such a museum to claim scholarly integrity, uplift is not enough. In the years preceding next month's celebration, Bunch has had to consider how much of the dark corners of American history to expose. He and the museum's curators say they are ready to tell what African American historian John Hope Franklin called the "unvarnished truth" of the nation's racial past.
The question is: Are visitors ready to hear it?
As painful as it may be, Bunch said, it's essential that his institution delve into stories such as that of Till, the Chicago teenager who was murdered for whistling at a white woman during a visit to Mississippi — an event that galvanized the civil rights movement.
"You couldn't tell the story of the African American experience without wrestling with difficult issues, without creating those moments where people have to ponder the pain of slavery, segregation or racial violence," Bunch said.
But he said he also knew "that this was not a museum of crime or guilt or holocaust."No, it's just a museum built as a "rebuke to the world of white marble monuments to dead white men."
Legacy of slavery, systemic racism, a devaluing of black bodies or something of this nature.This is what happens when you cede all moral authority to non-whites: you lose your nation because of fear of being called racist. pic.twitter.com/SxasVn4pcw— Paul Kersey (@sbpdl) September 21, 2016
|The future is now in 2016 America, where the old adage of "Diversity is chasing down the last white person" is coming true before our eyes...|
There can be no law and order when our elected/appointed leaders believe the ultimate crime in 2016 America is daring to arrest a black person, who by virtue of being black is somehow excused from moral agency... because of 'implicit bias' or some other buzz word Hillary Clinton can remember to say.#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp pic.twitter.com/YWHEU2UV1n— Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016
The NFL continues to be America’s pastime, but fewer people are passing the time watching NFL games.
According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, Monday night’s Eagles-Bears snooze-fest generated an overnight rating of 8.3. That’s an 11-percent drop from last year’s Week Two Monday night matchup between the Jets and the Colts, and it’s also the lowest Week Two Monday Night Football rating “since at least ’09, and likely further back.”
The league has now seen an apple-to-apples ratings drop in each of the seven prime-time games this year. Next week, it may not get any better, with the Texans facing a Tom Brady-free Patriots team, Brian Hoyer and the Bears facing Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, and a Falcons-Saints Monday night contest that goes up against the first presidential debate.
Typically, ratings expectations have been linked to the size of a fan base. With the numbers sagging in 2016, some have argued that the games lack star players, specifically at the quarterback position.
If that’s the case, the NFL has no one to blame but itself for: (1) suspending Brady four games for an equipment violation; and (2) scheduling two Patriots games in prime time during the first four weeks of the season.
Meanwhile, some have asked why PFT keeps pointing out that the ratings are down, given that PFT has a vested interest in the ongoing success of the NFL. Apart from being committed to always telling the truth even when the truth hurts, it’s important to spot troubling trends early and address them quickly in lieu of sitting back and making excuses for a dip in the metrics that determine the success of any business. Whatever the reason(s) for the decline in viewership, the NFL needs to be worried about it — and it needs to be taking action to turn it around instead of waiting for evidence that will suggest it’s not an aberration.For decades, people have been begging those descendants of the founding stock of America to simply embrace four simple words: "Wake up, white man."
|Don't stop, black players!|
I was reminded this month of James Baldwin’s enduring words from a 1965 televised debate with William F. Buckley Jr., the conservative author who opposed the civil rights movement and denied the existence of systemic racism. Baldwin described the mind-set of those empowered by the system, saying, “The Mississippi or Alabama sheriff, who really does believe, when he’s facing a Negro boy or girl, that this woman, this man, this child must be insane to attack the system to which he owes his entire identity.”
For a black child in America, Baldwin continued, “it comes as a great shock around the age of five, or six, or seven, to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you.”
Colin Kaepernick’s motives are genuine and truthful but, for the most part, have been rejected on the basis of his method. Exercising a First Amendment right isn’t an affront to our military. The notion that the flag is sacred and untouchable—or that it has pledged the same allegiance to everyone—is one of the great hypocrisies of our time.
Millions of fans tie their identities to our teams’ successes, but they don’t know the men behind the face masks. When Kaepernick bucked the system, he forced people to reflect on the constructs they’ve accepted or, worse, had never considered.It's funny: the federal government has pledged its loyalty to uplifting black people (since roughly the mid-1940s, when segregation in the US Military ended and then restrictive covenants were deemed unconstitutional) for going on 70 years, and collegiate and professional sports have provided the foundation for white people to accept not only integration - since so many whites do base their identity off of their alma mater or favorite pro sports team - but the wholesale dismantling of their civilization, which is quickly regressing to the black mean.
Imagine if Memphis were 100 percent white; how on earth would white individuals collectively contributed to replicating this "awful milestone?" Or, imagine if Jim Crow still existed in Memphis as a check against black dysfunction: would the city be pushing to break the all-time homicide record?
The number of people being killed in Memphis has reached a new marker which the Mayor himself calls an awful milestone.
Founded in 2013, the publicly-funded Memphis Gun Down program has been a colossal failure
Wednesday night, Memphis police responded to the 161st homicide of this year.
It is the same number of homicides the city recorded for all of last year.
FOX13's chief investigative reporter Jim Spiewak spoke with Mayor Jim Strickland Friday.
With 108 days left in the year, many fear there will be even more killings.
Memphian Johnny Masson said, "I've lived in this city all my life. Nothing surprises me anymore." He added, "In the daytime, I can feel safe. At night time, I don't dare leave the house."
Memphis police confirmed the city has already matched the previous total number of killings for all of 2015.
Strickland showed a journal he keeps of each victim. "I want to be motivated everyday, because of the human beings that are behind the statistics," he told FOX13.
Strickland said police recruitment efforts are improving, but the focus must continue working to turn young people away from a life of crime.
Spiewak asked the Mayor if he plans on doing things differently the rest of the year. "We're doing everything we can, but I'm trying to be realistic to say that a significant drop might take time to realize," Strickland answered.
But do Memphians, the tax-payers and voters, think his administration and the police department are doing enough?
"I don't give anybody the benefit of the doubt," Masson said. "I know how it is. Like I said, I've lived here my whole life, this is how it is."
Another Memphian, Marilyn Turner, told FOX13, "I think they're doing what the can. It also takes the community we all have to kinda pitch in together to do our part in order to keep crime down."
The homicide record was set back in 1993 with 213.
The Mayor re-stated plans to copy a successful crime reduction plan used in New Orleans. He said officials, from New Orleans came to town to visit, but he has no time table for when a Memphis based plan will be up and running.
Memphis Gun Down, a program that launched in 2012 under former Mayor A C Wharton's Innovate Memphis (formerly the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team), has made it a goal to reduce gun violence in the city. The program's 901 Bloc Squad sends reformed gang members into high-crime areas in Frayser, Orange Mound, South Memphis, and the Mt. Moriah corridor to connect with those who are caught up in the gang lifestyle.
"They're trying to show diplomacy and influence these young people who are gang-involved to put their guns down and resolve conflict in other ways," said Memphis Gun Down Director Bishop Mays.
Memphis Gun Down also has a hospital intervention program at Regional One Health, through which they make contact with shooting victims to try and prevent any retaliatory crimes. Additionally, the program offers youth an outlet during the summer through its "twilight basketball" games in the above-mentioned target communities.
"We need to align our resources throughout the city. We can't put everything on the backs of the police officers," Mays said. "We're in a state now where we must pay attention or we will lose a lot of youthful assets in our community. We need to not judge and be willing to reach out to those who will accept help."
Rallings echoed Mays' statement, saying that the police can't curb violence without help from the community. At a press conference last week, Rallings urged citizens to alert police any time they see an altercation occurring or someone suspicious in their neighborhoods.
"It takes everybody working together to make this a safe community," Rallings said. "People are waiting on the police to solve all these problems, but the police are just one aspect. The clergy, everyone in the educational system, and individuals in the community all play a part."