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“While the remedies varied from city to city, many were the same: Create a civilian review board to provide independent oversight, improve officer training, update use-of-force policies to stress the importance of de-escalation and the sanctity of life.”

Read entire VICE article here


Native Americans are shot by cops and forgotten

Read about this crisis for indigenous people here.

Here’s a running total, state by state, of the incredible loss of lives at the hands of the police. Take a look at the Guardian Site where a definitive map is found of police killings.


2013 and 2015 were two of the safest years to be a cop in the last century

Written by Angela Grant

reblogged from failuretolisten.com

In the land of Freedom and Constitution rights, the model of democracy and human rights, there are actually no laws that obligate law enforcement to preserve human life.

“While law enforcement in the United States is given the authority to use lethal force, there is no equal obligation to respect and preserve human life.”

And there are laws that authorize the use of lethal force on protestors and activists.

A report by Amnesty International received little attention from traditional media. This report stated the US failed to comply with international standards on the use of lethal force in all 50 states. In addition, the current laws in  USA  fall below the lowest standards set by the Constitution.

This report is rare in its attempt to understand one of the most problematic epidemics in American History ( #PoliceBrutality ) to find meaningful solutions.

Most Black folks say police brutality  always existed. However, this black person only became personally familiar with it when her son was arrested, presumed guilty and stripped of his human rights. The arrest warrant was filled with inaccuracies and fabrication, as well as no evidence, and will haunt my son for the rest of his life despite the case being dismissed and no evidence of crime ever presented in court.

This scenario is called #BlackJustice. A system supported by white supremacists and Conservative groups that cultivate hate among white people against black and other ethnic minorities.

The #CharlestonShooting terrorist Dylann Wolf was a member of such a group, that encouraged members to protect the supremacy of whites and their women.  To purchase guns to protect against black men, who are portrayed as violent, a threat to the existence of white people and rapists of white women.




This rhetoric is supported by many Conservatives, GOP’s Tea Party and Fox News, and is part of the daily narrative that keeps racism alive and fuels domestic terrorism against Black and Arab people. Naturally the above statement will be dismissed, replaced by the same old narrative of hate filled racism that spurs terrorism.

Amnesty’s report, taken with the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act and the upcoming TPP trade deals, point to a significant shift away from preservation of human rights and individual freedom (to pursue life and liberty), to the preservation of the  United States at the expense of the World. Today’s narratives, controlled by the US Government and her allies, rationalize abuse and torture with stories that trigger fear, hate and violence.
Was Charleston Shooting terrorist Dylann Roof a lone wolf? See below…

Roof did not act alone. He had the support of the NRA, senior white supremacists, including the KKK and other Conservative terrorist groups. Many are government officials who oversee our law enforcement.

It’s time to unmask these cowardly public servants.

And it’s time for America to embrace the ideals and values forced upon other countries though sanctions and collaboration. Not acts that facilitate government torture, the use of unnecessary lethal force and human rights abuses, which result in mass incarcerations and murder of innocent civilians.

The Charleston Shooting terrorist act is not an isolated event, but a continuum of the worst of America and its people, legalized by use of unrestricted, unnecessary lethal force by police officers who have no duty to respect or preserve human life.

PHOENIX (AP) – A former Phoenix police officer accused of having sex with an underage girl has pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse and sexual conduct with a minor.

Read more about this story.

Justin LaClere's booking photo from January 2014

Justin LaClere’s booking photo from January 2014

Michelle Cusseaux

Michelle Cusseaux killed by Phx PD on Aug 14, 2014 during a mental health call.

The Guardian reports:
Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white people, according to a Guardian investigation which found 102 of 464 people killed so far this year in incidents with law enforcement officers were not carrying weapons.  Read More

updated May 28, 2015

Suspect is Scott Michael Walters

Phoenix Police released this photo republished from azcentral.com

Admitting in court documents, Scott Michael Walters, described himself as an addict of heroin, but told the court he is not connected to the boots and gear worn in the robberies and found in his residence.  A self-described heroin addict, he apparently turned to robbery after being fired from MCSO position story from abc15.com.