Im innocent , don’t shoot me . We live in a society where we say racism is over , but deep down in our hearts we all know it’s not . Yes , lots of amazing people are not racist and do not discriminate between the humans , but the handful that are and do ? Are giving badges and a gun . Innocents die laying in their blood, unable to return to their families who have no idea how something so blindingly cruel can take place .
Because of a cold heart .
Because of superior .
Because one can not accept that we are all a family .
In a society we live, where the color of the skin , or the scarf (hijab) on ones head due to their religion , or even just because you are Mexican defines who you are .
Not our minds , or our hearts , which are the real things that show who we really are .
What if it was visa versa ? If the cop shooter was black and the victim was white ? Would the black cop still get away with it ?
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on May 4, 2019 19:22:59 GMT -5
Minority racism against black
Texas cop indicted in shooting death of black man driving away from traffic stop UPDATED ON: MAY 2, 2019 / 4:41 PM / CBS/AP A Texas grand jury indicted a suburban Dallas police officer Wednesday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop last year
Tran stays near the vehicle's passenger side door as the other officer goes back to her squad car.
After talking for several minutes, the footage shows Tran grabbing the passenger-side window of the SUV Terry was driving as it begins to roll up, yelling "Hey, stop!" Tran steps onto the vehicle's running board as it started to move, points his gun into the SUV and fires multiple shots. Terry later died at a hospital. The paper reported he had been shot four times.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on May 4, 2019 19:48:52 GMT -5
One nigger the less, the better the world
'Without Question A Murder': Ohio Cop Indicted for Killing Black Man During Traffic Stop University of Cincinnati officer will face murder charges in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose
Tensing pulled over DuBose for a missing front license plate.
Footage from Tensing's body camera, also released Wednesday, "shows a routine traffic stop turning suddenly violent when DuBose leans toward the passenger seat and Tensing fires a single shot into his head," the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "DuBose did not appear to be belligerent or aggressive before the officer fired."
DuBose, who was 43 when he died, was buried on Tuesday. His last words were, "I didn’t even do nothing."
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on May 4, 2019 20:02:58 GMT -5
44 AFTER A BLACK COP WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A WHITE WOMAN, MINNESOTA ACTIVISTS SAY FOCUS SHOULD BE POLICE REFORM Rachel M. Cohen May 2 2019, 2:59 p.m. Neighbors and friends of Justine Ruszczyk hug each other after former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 30, 2019. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via Getty Images ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, outside the Hennepin County government building in downtown Minneapolis, a few dozen community activists gathered in the cold to process the rare and polarizing conviction of Mohamed Noor, a Somali American and former police officer. A day earlier, a Hennepin County jury found 33-year-old Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called the police to report a possible sexual assault in her neighborhood in the summer of 2017. Noor shot and killed her, and at trial, he claimed self-defense.
The case has galvanized local activists, some of whom embraced the verdict and others who say that, in a criminal justice system where cops are rarely held accountable for on-duty killings, Noor was unfairly targeted because he is a black man who killed a white woman.
At the rally, Leslie Redmond, the president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, said the case was a “scapegoat” against a man of color to fool residents into thinking “the police force is in tact.” Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights lawyer and local racial justice leader, said Noor’s conviction reveals how the court system treats white people differently compared to everyone else.
Family members of other police shooting victims gave speeches, including Kimberly Handy-Jones, a mother who lost her 29-year-old son to St. Paul police in 2017, and Don Amorosi who lost his 16-year-old son to Carver County deputies last summer. Activists held up signs for other local victims of police shootings, like Tycel Nelson, a 17-year-old shot and killed in Minneapolis in 1990, and Philip Quinn, a 30-year-old shot and killed by a St. Paul police officer in 2015.
“There would have been no trial if Noor’s victim was African American or Native American, and I think the vast majority of people in our movement believe that.” Noor’s conviction marks the first guilty verdict for a fatal shooting by an on-duty cop in Minnesota in decades — something that brings both relief to advocates who seek greater accountability for police shootings but also anguish, as residents wrestle with the racial realities of the conviction. Meanwhile, in recent police killings of unarmed black men in the Twin Cities, white cops involved were either not charged at all or acquitted of charges.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose legislative district includes Minneapolis, released a statement on Wednesday morning calling Noor’s guilty verdict “an important step towards justice and a victory for all who oppose police brutality.” Omar also said it cannot be lost that Noor’s verdict comes in the wake of other acquittals for officers who took the lives of people of color, and called for “the same level of accountability and justice” for all officer-involved killings.
The Somali American Police Association, or SAPA, released a statement saying it “believes the institutional prejudices against people of color, including officers of color, have heavily influenced the verdict of this case.” The “aggressive manner” taken by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the group said, “reveals that there were other motives at play other than serving justice.” SAPA, which expressed condolences to Damond’s family, said it fears the “differential treatment” given to minority officers will “have a devastating effect on police morale and make the recruitment of minority officers all the more difficult.”
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on May 4, 2019 20:57:04 GMT -5
Minority racism against black; punished
A Florida jury on Thursday found a former police officer, Nouman K. Raja, guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man who had been waiting for help on a highway after his car broke down, lawyers for the man’s family said
Raja had been found guilty of both counts against him: manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.
The 2015 killing of the man, Corey Jones, a 31-year-old musician and housing inspector, drew national attention as one in a series of killings of black men by the police. The encounter also highlighted Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law, which Mr. Raja’s lawyer had cited in his defense.
What you post shows need for police reform, including changes in use of deadly force. Also changes in handling routine interactions. Some of these incidents over the years need not have happened but for unnecessary police escalation- the Sandra Bland case comes to mind. Just write the damn traffic ticket and be done with it.
But aside from work methods there are the needed policy level reforms. Most street cops I would say are not bad people but they have to toe the line and follow the policies demanded by the system, and the politicians who greenlight it. Exhibit A is the so-called "broken Windows" approach with its "stop and frisk" quotas that basically provoke confrontations with all their risks of escalation over minor matters. Many White Americans basically approve of this state of affairs because it is not happening to them to the extent of minority groups. So even liberals may pay lip service to "reform", but since they are not under the harassment they are willing to let it continue. Things will change substantially when (among other things) more white people start getting killed or injured, or substantially jacked with fines and fees. However the current game is rigged to ensure that the most abusive practices go easy in white areas, so a critical tipping point has not been reached yet.
Also sinister is the well documented "policing for profit" practices in operation via the many corrupt and well documented "civil forfeiture" tactics where they take any money you have on you and you have to spend thousands to go to court to get it back, or you can take an "Easy" settlement where they will deduct various "administrative costs" and promise not to sue, after which you can get your money back without a long, draining court battle. The game is rigged against poorer people, again, mostly minorities get the hit. The corrupt "motoring while black" seizures of the Sheriff VOgel regime in Florida off Interstate 95 in the 1990s: www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1992-08-23-9208230488-story.html
In the Vogel case, in the 1990s, the CLinton Administration actually had adopted his methods and trained hundreds of policemen on how to similar pretextual "interdiction" stops. It was all part of CLinton's "triangulation" strategy to out-conservative the conservatives. Hilary's "super predators" spiel is drawn from right wing claims of some sort of "looming wave" of negro "super-predators", starting in elementary school, about to "swamp" society. The only thing wrong with this claim is that it was/is all bogus.
Again many white Americans silent approve of such things- because its the black "Other" taking the hit, and constant propaganda campaigns demonizing that "Other" provides nice cover to do so. The case is is not helped by those blacks embracing "thug" styles which help along the demonization and propaganda and play into white racialist hands. The enemy provides the rope and how oft victims do the work themselves.
Below is an honest black cop who blew the whistle, and who speaks for many officers. He mentions an incident where a higher-up berates a street cop for stopping so FEW blacks. His video is worth a look. Body cameras etc won't mean anything unless policies at top are changed. The black officer had his promotions blocked. He was transferred out for speaking up.
Note: I am not an "Egyptologist" as claimed by some still bitter, defeated, trolls creating fake profiles and posts elsewhere. You still fail..
The legal standard for police to justifiably use deadly force varies from state to state, but is basically whether a "reasonable" officer would do the same in that same situation, rather than whether the victim actually posed a real threat. This fear defense is a nebulous standard for police, who are provided broad leeway to use force to restore order and maintain public safety.
... police brutality and misconduct are serious problems that persist. Black people still face criminalization, racial profiling, and violence at the hands of law enforcement while police officers rarely face criminal charges or jail time in cases of deadly force.
In 2015, [Sandra] Bland, who moved from Illinois to start a new job at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, was pulled over near campus for failing to use her turn signal. Three days after her arrest, she was found hanging in her Waller County jail cell. Her death was ruled a suicide.
[Now, a] 39-second video shows Texas state trooper Brian Encinia ordering Bland out of the car and saying, "I am going to drag you out of here," before he pulls out what appears to be a stun gun and shouts, "I will light you up."
He repeatedly demands that Bland get off the phone -- and even though she says she has a right to record, the video ends shortly after Encinia tells her to put the phone down for the third time. In the arrest warrant, Encinia wrote that he arrested Bland for "assault on a public servant," and claimed she swung her elbows at him and kicked him.
This new evidence -- which Bland's family said was withheld from them -- seems to disprove Encinia's claim that he had feared for his life. He was fired in 2016 and indicted on a perjury charge, which was dismissed in 2017 after he permanently surrendered his law enforcement license.
Encinia's claim that he feared for his life is one we've heard before. Often, police officers justify the taking of a life -- particularly a black life -- on the grounds that they feared for their lives and acted in self-defense.
This defense can be a winning strategy, especially when juries will give police officers the benefit of the doubt in a nation where black people are too often regarded as a menace and a threat to public safety.
Researchers have repeatedly documented the mental associations Americans make between blackness, criminality and violence. The fear of black people is often normalized and the abuse of black people in contact with the police is justified under the cloak of this fear.
Tulsa Officer Betty Jo Shelby, who is white, was acquitted of manslaughter after she fatally shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. During the trial, she told the court she fired her weapon because she feared for her life. Now, Shelby is teaching an NRA firearms course.
Similarly, the officers who killed Philando Castile and Michael Brown claimed they feared for their lives -- and avoided punishment (Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety in Castile's death. In Brown's case, a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson).
Less than two weeks ago, however, a black [Somali American] Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was convicted for murdering a white victim named Justine Ruszczyk, while her family received a $20 million settlement from the city of Minneapolis. During the trial, the prosecutor suggested Ruszczyk did not appear threatening because she had blonde hair and wore a pink t-shirt. The prosecutor, who seemed to insinuate that white women are not threatening and that black people are, articulated assumptions about race and criminality that have been an American reality since the days of slavery.
... racial bias plays a role in schools as well. Black girls, for example, are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended than their white counterparts, according to a National Women's Law Center report. Researchers concluded the disparity was not the result of misbehavior, but the racist and sexist stereotypes of black girls and women as angry, aggressive or promiscuous.
It was far too easy to dismiss Sandra Bland as an angry black woman who was arrested for her bad attitude. She knew her rights. Those who place blind faith in law enforcement argue that violence can be avoided by simply complying with officers' demands. But for black people, even following orders and doing the right thing can still lead to tragedy. And even though many black parents talk to their children about what to do if they are stopped by the police, that information is neither a magic wand nor a bulletproof vest.
al~Takruri said[Minority racism against black; punished
A Florida jury on Thursday found a former police officer, Nouman K. Raja, guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man who had been waiting for help on a highway after his car broke down, lawyers for the man’s family said]
Yeah I noticed that also, killing Blacks is the sole prerogative of white cops, others watch your overstep. And that Asian dude who killed that young father in a housing project. [ If Liang were white, he wouldn’t have had an issue...They bully Chinese. It’s discrimination] www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/former-nypd-cop-peter-liang-s-guilty-verdict-leaves-community-n518056 So complained the Asian communities that spread from coast to coast and even crossed borders into Canada. Geez if wy-folk can getaway With it why can't we!!