The Shooting Of Unarmed People Is Murder Period: This Includes Police Shootings

The Shooting Of Unarmed People Is Murder Period: This Includes Police Shootings

(THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 26th, OF 2016)

This morning in the Cleveland Ohio news we are being told that six Police Officers have been fired, one other retired early, and another six Officers have been suspended for anywhere from 21 to 30 days for murdering two people. Back in November of 2012 in the city of Cleveland an old Chevy Malibu backfired near a police station. One of the Officers that was outside thought it sounded like a gun shot so he and many of his buddies took off after a car that they thought the shot had come from. To make a long story short they were wrong, there was no gun shot and the two people in the car (one man, one woman) had no firearms at all. This mornings we are told that approximately 100 Police cars chased this couple for about 20 miles into another jurisdiction where they were able to get the car stopped (bullets stopped it). Once the Officers got the car stopped Officers shot through the windshield 137 rounds, 24 struck and killed the man, 23 struck and killed the woman. Unless you see a person banishing a firearm and that firearm is being pointed at you then you (any Cop anywhere) have no right to ever shoot to kill anyone, if you do, it is murder! Cops must be treated with the same laws they use to make their decisions. You know very well that all those bullets were taken out of these two people’s corpses and that they were matched up against the different Officers weapons. The Officers who started this chase and the Officers whom fired and hit these two innocent unarmed people must be tried for first degree murder. Here in America we have to many macho mental midget’s with a badge and a gun and that isn’t even counting all the cowards with a badge and a gun and there are many, many, many of these felons wearing blue and the American people know it, this is why you are not at all trusted. Murder is murder, no matter what your job description is. You know how we are told that if we are having trouble while we are out and about that we are supposed to find a Cop or to drive to the nearest Police Station? What was this couple suppose to do when it is the Cops whom are chasing and shooting at you, do you stop and make it an easy target for them?

 

If Police Departments in  America want the vast majority of the public to be on their side then the profession MUST clean up its own act. There are two things that would be very helpful in this regard. 1) Officers must be held totally accountable for their actions, they are supposed to be public servants, not executioners. 2) Officers need to always be friendly whenever possible and they must act like grownups, not mouthy arrogant punks with a gun. So I ask you Officers, please perform your duties with honor, then you will see many more of us civilians whom want very badly to support you. For these things to happen all Policing Agencies personnel must perform their duties honorably and they MUST arrest their fellow Officers when they break the same laws you arrest the people for. Integrity of the Law, learn what it is, and then follow it. That is if you ever want the public to be on your side, right now anytime you ever meet an Officer for any reason the public knows that their life hangs in the balance. It is up to all Policing Agencies to correct their own flaws, no one else can do it for you.

Do Young Black Americans Care About The Things Doctor MLK Taught?

Do Young Black Americans Care About The Things Doctor MLK Taught?

 

We here some these days about a so-called ‘angry white men’ generation that we are all coexisting in. Out side of angry black folks, usually under fifty years of age, I don’t recall hearing it outside of the media and their talking heads. Aren’t you as an individual person a bit tired of being told what we are and what we think by the media and the politicians? It does appear to me that by what we get to see and hear from the media is that the current world we are living in here in America is one where the slogan ‘angry black folks’ would be more correct. I never condone violence but anger is another issue all together. Doctor King did not condone violence either yet how could he and God Himself not be angered at the conditions of how non-whites were treated here in America, especially here in the South? Did black people of the 1960’s get treated as less than equals by white American? By what I have seen on film and read in books the horrible history of our Country is that it was pathetic how some folks treated others. Are things anywhere near that bad for black Americans today? Personally I believe that the correct answer is, not close. But do black folks get treated as less than equal in some people’s eyes yet today? Of course some do, by some, but absolutely not all. Black Americans just like all Americans have the right to voice their displeasure at the high crime rates and the lack of survivable income level jobs. If you as a person, black or not, believe that your group, race related or not, is being treated unfairly we all have the right to get mad yell, scream, holler and march all that we want to, and we have the right to vote. What we do not have the right to do is to be violent, to do harm to another person or another’s property. You Cops out there, the same goes for you. No one has the right to be the aggressor. Today a person gets called a white bigot for ‘their racist’ views. Yet if a person actually listens to the words that came out of Doctor Kings mouth, was he not saying the same things? Was Doctor King a white bigot? Personally I do not believe that Doctor King was any type of bigot. Personally I believe that Doctor King was an excellent human being. In my opinion I believe that he was an excellent Christian Minister. Do I believe that he had human flaws, yes, of course he did. Did Doctor King preach for or condone any violence, not that I have heard, seen, or read. Yet he did speak reality when it came to violence. Even in his famous “I Have A Dream’ speech he spoke of up coming violence if white America did not change their ways toward other races. He did not condone that violence yet he was being a realist about it.

 

I am a white male, I spent almost all of my adult life between 1981 and 2013 behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer unit driving all over the lower 48 U.S. States and all the Provinces of Canada. I came across a lot of Police during that time, to the best of my memory I never had any trouble with any black Cops nor any Oriental Cops. The majority of Cops that I had interaction with were white males. Of the white female Cops I had interaction with I would have to say that at least half were what I would have to call ‘smart asses’. Of the white males I would have to say about 10% were also smart asses. Mostly I chalked their attitudes up to being immature punks. Hispanic Cops, I would say about 1/3 were the same. American Indian Cops, at least 2/3 were the same, arrogant punks. What I counted their actions up to was that when they seen me they just expected me to be racist because I was a white guy, personally I found that to be a sad reality. I never ever was anything but kind and mellow toward Officers because I knew the power they had in their hands to ruin my life, or even to end it if they so chose to. Of the times Officers acted like punks toward me, how many was because of race, I don’t know? How many were just punks, I don’t know that answer either. I do know that maturity is an issue that every Police Department in the Country needs to address constantly, but, so does every industry in the world. When you are wearing a uniform and you choose to act like an ass, it just gets more people’s attention. Just like if you are driving a big truck, if you drive like a moron, more people notice your stupidity, you show up more.

 

Is there still racism in America, unfortunately that answer is yes. Is it in every race, yes. Is there violence in every race, yes. Here in America it seems like the Media always pounces on the cases when a White Police Officer beats up or kills a Black person yet they seem to pretty much ignore when a Black Police Officer does the same to a person of any other race. To me, all of these aggression’s should be a front page news story, they are all wrong, they should never ever happen. Yet here is the tie in with this articles main concept with the teachings of Doctor Martin Luther King. What I have notice in at least 80% of the cases when a video pops up of a White Officer being aggressive with  a Black citizen what the video constantly shows is the Black person almost never ever simply doing what they are told to do by the Officer. I don’t remember which Black Police Chief that said on camera a couple of years ago to the citizens after Officers had killed someone they were trying to arrest, he used a great common sense statement, he said “comply and stay alive”. What video’s have shown over and over again, Black suspects being aggressive and refusing to comply with Officers orders. Would Doctor King condone these killings, of course not. Would he condone people being aggressive toward the Officers and not following the commands of the Officers, of course not. What I have said/taught to my Son who is 25 now and he is on the Autism Spectrum, any time you are in contact with a Police Officer this Officer has the ability to ruin the rest of your life, the ability to beat the hell out of you even if you are being totally nice to them, or this Officer has the ability to end your life right there where you are at. So, I have taught him to always be nice and always obey them, at once, do not argue, just do what you are told. This goes even if you believe that you are totally right and they are totally wrong, obey at once and keep your mouth shut unless they ask you a question.

 

This articles headline speaks to young Black folks and their caring or not caring about the teaching of Doctor King, there is a reason for me choosing young Black folks for this title. What I noticed throughout my travels and what I have seen of TV screens throughout the years is the ‘culture’ of young folks being, acting, out as ‘gangster’. Is this just part of the ‘Hip Hop’ culture? Folks, I’m no Genius, I don’t know the answers to all that ails us as a human race. I just want peace and kindness for all, toward all. I try my best to look at all things from the eyes, the teachings of God. All this violence, this hate, this lack of love, of caring for each other is sickening to my heart and Soul, just as it was to the heart and Soul of Doctor King and just as it is to the heart and Soul of God. Will we as a people ever change?

Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

(I FIRST RAN THIS ARTICLE IN NOVEMBER OF 2015 BUT I DECIDED TO RUN IT AGAIN AFTER A YOUNG UNARMED MAN WAS SHOT 20 IN HIS BACK YARD IN SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA BY A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO)

A few days ago I saw a picture somewhere here in the States during some kind of a rally where it showed uniformed police officers and some were holding up a sign that said “Blue Lives Matter”, I hadn’t seen that before but obviously it stuck in my memory. After the police officer shot that young black man in Ferguson Missouri earlier this year and the riots that followed a group of people started up the campaign of Black Lives Matter and yes, they absolutely do matter, but so does everyone else including the lives of every single man and woman who carry a badge.

 

Personally I believe that we are looking at two main issues when it comes to police violence against anyone anywhere at any time. First I do believe as a Christian that no person has any right to use deadly force against anyone unless they or their family are being attacked. When this happens though I do believe that everyone has the right and the duty to protect themselves and their loved ones. You see if there is no “attack” then there is no “attack” to protect from. A lot of Americas problems with our youth is that they do tend to have lousy parenting skills, or simply have no care about raising their kids to be God-loving and God-fearing human beings. When our young people develop a culture where they are proud of being loud mouthed punks where they have no respect for anyone or anything and their life goals is to act as big and bad as possible, then our young folks end up butting heads with the police departments. When we have a culture where acting like or being “gangster” is a life goal then these young folks are sometimes going to cross paths with some punks who are wearing blue. Being a cop is a difficult job and it usually takes a person who is rather “macho” “alpha males or ladies” to be able to do that job. But law enforcement world-wide is morally obligated to make sure that all Officers are mature, reasonable, honest adults and many departments have failed horribly at this job requirement.

 

Two things that I would like to see done in my lifetime is for our youth to find the love of Jesus and follow His examples of love instead of following the gangster hoodlum stupidity. If people would simply obey an Officers requests/orders and follow the Officers orders immediately and do it politely then how many lives would still be being lived? Now about Police Officers, their people, their responsibilities and their maturity issues. I am almost 60 years old now and I have lived in many states north and south. I have known many Police Officers from different backgrounds and I totally believe that many Officers and in some cases their whole departments are very much immature punks, thugs, and loud mouths. These type issues plus the fact that most Officers any more act as though they are scared to death of everyone they encounter. Some of this fear is valid as there are people in society who will shoot a cop for fun, and the cops know this danger. If you notice, anymore whenever a cop encounters people they almost always have the side arm unlatched and they have one hand on the trigger. In some cases this fear/cautiousness has caused innocent people to be murdered by a cop yet this same fear/caution has saved many Officers lives because the person they have stopped are sometimes looking for a chance to kill the Officer.

 

Every life on Earth matters, black, blue, white, brown, red, yellow, or pink with purple poke a dots. Every human life matters. So my conclusion on this issue today is a two-fold request. One, our society here in America is sick, certain cultures especially in the black communities have got to correct themselves. This must be done through better parenting skills with more Dads acting like dads. I personally did a horrible job at raising my two blood children but I was fortunate in that they were raised by a good family and they both turned out to be college grads who have never been in jail and who are now great parents themselves. Most people aren’t so lucky and it seems that our society excepts and applauds people who act like total morons. If families all still prayed at the supper table each evening and took even a half of an hour for Bible study and prayer and have the parents acting like loving parents, it is my belief that there would be many more young people still alive and out of prison than what we see today. Also, I believe that there would be more Police Officers alive today if as a profession they would vigorously fire the mean, hate filled, aggressive Officers who are ruining their profession. This does not hardly ever happen because to many departments are now headed by the same human garbage as the Officers they protect. Just because a person has been a Cop for 20 years does not mean that they are a quality person or Officer, just as a person who is a teacher who has 20 years experience does not mean that they are worth a damn as a teacher. A person can do a job for a whole life time but that does not mean that they were ever doing their job the way they swore an oath to do it.

 

America, we as a Nation have a lot of problems and we all are going to have many more new survival issues in our countries future, that is if we don’t implode as a Nation first. We as a Nation must come together as one people who are dedicated to Christian ideology or we will come apart at the seams. I guess maturity and decency by all people toward all people is beyond our reach as “a people”, I wish that wasn’t so but as the old saying goes “the proof is in the pudding.” If we fight among ourselves because of race and hatred then we as a Nation will be defeated by the Islamic hate groups that want all of us to die as quickly as possible. Folks, we don’t have a chance until we grow up and act like God-loving people toward each other, no matter what color, no matter what job.

Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE TRUSSVILLE ALABAMA NEWS)

Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

(TO ME, THIS STORY IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE BIAS AND PREJUDICE OF AMERICA’S MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS. I WATCH NETWORK NEWS ALMOST EVERY EVENING AND I NEVER ONCE HAVE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS STORY FROM THOSE NETWORKS. IF THIS HAD BEEN A WHITE COUPLE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MAIN TOP ISSUE ON THEIR PROGRAMS FOR SEVERAL DAYS, PLAYING IT UP THE BEST THEY COULD. I JUST WANT TO SEE AND HEAR NEWS THAT IS HONEST AND UNBIASED WITH NO SPIN AT ALL. RACISM IS RACISM AND IT IS IGNORANT AND EVIL NO MATTER WHO IS INFECTED WITH IT, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR RACE OR SKIN COLOR HAPPENS TO BE. THIS IS JUST MY CRITIQUE OF THIS EVENT, IT IS NOT PART OF THEIR STORY LINE.)(TRS)
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Zachary Edwards and Raphel Dilligard (Trussville Police)
By Carol Robinson | [email protected]
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on November 23, 2016 at 12:31 PM, updated November 24, 2016 at 7:08 AM
A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school.

Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges.

The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Edwards claimed to be a member of the Black Panthers and the Black Mafia, but authorities have not yet confirmed his reported associations with any organized group. “My guys believe this individual to be a very dangerous person,” said Dave Hyche, ATF’s assistant special agent in charge in Alabama.

Lawmen responded en mass to Magnolia Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 16, after they received a 911 from a woman who reported seeing a Hispanic male place the package on a pickup truck that belonged to a school cafeteria worker. The package was a box with wires and timer attached.

“When we first saw what we had, we knew this was something to take serious and we put on the full-court press. It disturbed us from the start,” Hyche said. “I’ve never seen such a well-orchestrated and rapid response.”

Hyche today said the children and staff weren’t in any danger from the device, and even if it had been in working condition, it was on the far side of the school where there was no glass.

ATF, FBI on scene of suspicious device at Trussvile school

ATF, FBI on scene of suspicious device at Trussvile school

Teams of lawmen responded to Magnolia Elementary School after a device was found on a car in the school parking lot.

The first break in the case came when investigators were able to trace that 911 to a cell phone that had once been owned by Edwards, said Hyche and Bridges. The 911 call was actually placed by Edwards, who disguised his voice to try to sound like a woman.

Also, the timer – a stopwatch – used on the device was determined to have been sold at Wal-Mart, and Hyche said investigators then analyzed all 18 recent buyers in the area. They quickly eliminated those that would have a legitimate reason for needing a timer – like a track coach – that ultimately led them to the store in Irondale where a woman – later determined to be Dilligard – was seen on video surveillance buying the timer.

Edwards and Dilligard were taken into custody Tuesday evening at their home in the 7700 block of Fifth Avenue South.

Once brought in for questioning, both gave confessions. Edwards admitted to planting the device, and said his plan was to get all police officers and first responders in one place so he could shoot them. “I guess he doesn’t like cops,” Bridges said.

Edwards also talked of using the incident as a diversion so he could commit crimes elsewhere –  such as robbing a bank – while the police were tied up at the elementary school, but backed out of that plan.

“Probably because of the overwhelming response to the area,” Hyche said. “He wanted everybody in one place so he could kill cops. He made it clear to our guys he wanted to commit acts of violence. This arrest probably did stop something bad from happening.”

He discussed starting a race war, but authorities didn’t elaborate on what he said.

The device – which was disabled in nearby woods – did contain gun powder. “It was painstakingly put together and it also had most of what you need to make a bomb,” Hyche said. He said, however, that there was no way the device could have detonated, but he didn’t elaborate.

Hyche said numerous tips came in to the ATF tip line, many of which named Edwards as the person who left the device. “It was someone who knew him, and was afraid he was going to do something,” he said.

Edwards has a lengthy criminal record, including a 2000 conviction for second-degree assault. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with three to serve in that case.

Both suspects are awaiting transport from Trussville to the Jefferson County Jail. Hyche said the investigation is ongoing and they could also face federal charges.

Updated at 2:06 p.m. to include information from a 1:30 p.m. press conference.

This Tulsa Police Officer Must Now Be Charged With At Least 2-nd Degree Murder

(I am a white adult (60 yrs old) male who drove a truck nationally for 30 yrs, and I have witnessed egotistical trigger happy cowards wearing a badge all over our country and I am personally very sick and tired of stories like this one. All Cops are not bad people, most are very good folks yet their code of ethics does not allow them to weed out the punks and the trigger happy cowards, that system within the departments must change or events like this one will never change! This is just my opinion but this lady Officer must now be charged with second degree murder at the very least!)

Video Released in Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Man in Tulsa

 On August 16, Oklahoma twins Terence and Tiffany Crutcher celebrated their 40th birthday. Terence, a God-loving father who sang at church every week, had enrolled at aCOMMUNITY COLLEGE in Tulsa where he hoped to earn a degree.

Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, September 16, 2016 by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Credit: Tulsa Police Department)

Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, September 16, 2016 by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Credit: Tulsa PoliceDEPARTMENT)

“I’m going to show you,” Terence recently texted his sister. “I’m going to make you all proud.”

He never was able to follow through on that promise.

On the night of September 16,EXACTLY one month later, Crutcher’s SUV broke down, according to his family.

After police responded to a 911 call about the vehicle, the 40-year-old black man found himself raising his hands high above his head. Moments later, Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot Crutcher. He was later found to be unarmed, according to authorities.

Now, as multiple INVESTIGATIONS are underway, Crutcher’s sister has demanded prosecutors immediately press charges against Shelby. CNN’s efforts to reach out to an attorney for Shelby have been unsuccessful.

DIFFICULT to watch’

Three days after Crutcher’s death, the Tulsa Police Department Monday released 911 audio, dash-cam  videos, and a police helicopter video of the incident. Chuck Jordan, Tulsa’s chief of police, described the footage as “very disturbing and difficult to watch.”

Sometime after 7:30 p.m. September 16, dispatchers received two 911 calls. The first call came from a woman who said an abandoned VEHICLE was blocking a road.

“Somebody left their vehicle running in the middle of the street with their doors wideOPEN,” the caller said. “The doors are open, the vehicle is still running. It’s an SUV. It’s in the middle of the street, it’s blocking traffic.”

The woman also told the 911 operator that “the guy was running from [theVEHICLE]” after explaining to her it was going to “blow up.”

Shelby was headed to a domestic violence call when she arrived first at the scene of Crutcher’s stalledVEHICLE. Shelby told the dispatcher that “she’s not having cooperation” from Crutcher, according to Chief Jordan at a MondayNEWS conference. The police chief declined to offer more information regarding the lack of cooperation Shelby faced.

When Shelby arrived, Crutcher was on the side of the road, away from his vehicle. He then approached Shelby, police said.

‘Shots fired’

By the time Crutcher raised his hands, Tulsa Police officers were also flying above the scene in a helicopter, capturing the incident from an on-board camera. Footage from multiple police cameras show Crutcher walking toward his SUV in the middle of the road, hands raised, followed closely by Shelby and three other officers. They surround Crutcher, who continued to walk back to his car, where he appeared to place his hands toward the VEHICLE.

Circling above the scene, one police officer in the helicopter can be heard referring to Crutcher as a “bad dude,”ACCORDING to audio from police footage.

Jeanne MacKenzie, Tulsa Police public information officer, said that the responding officers on the ground thought Crutcher had reached his hands into the driver’s sideWINDOW of the vehicle.

Moments later, as Crutcher stands beside his car, theVIDEO shows him fall to the ground

“I think he may have just been Tasered,” an officer says over the radio.

“Shots fired!” a female officer says.

In theVIDEO, Crutcher lies in the middle of the street, motionless, soon to be dead.

‘There was no gun’

At a news conference Monday, Jordan struck a candid tone about the officer-involved shooting that left Crutcher dead.

“I’m going to tell you right hereNOW: There was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle,” Jordan said.

He alsoCONFIRMED that Shelby had fired one shot and Officer Tyler Turnbough had deployed his Taser.

Shelby is now on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. According to the Tulsa World, Shelby, who is white, joined the force back in 2011.

In addition,BOTH the US Department of Justice and state authorities have launched investigations into the officer-involved shooting.

Danny C. Williams, US Attorney of the Northern District of Oklahoma, said prosecutors will attempt to determine whether a federal civil rights violation had occurred. Authorities refused to immediately answer additional questions due to the ongoing investigation.

Jack Henderson, a Tulsa council member, said that authorities would get to the bottom of what happened Friday night. In the meantime, Henderson called for Tulsa “to remain a strong city, aTOGETHER city” free of the violence and conflict seen in other cities across the US.

“We’ve already got two families’ lives who will be affected forever,” Henderson said. “We don’t need some more lives to be changed this way.”

‘Devastated’

Outside the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately TWOdozen protesters held signs and photos of Crutcher, shouting chants such as “hands up, don’t shoot!” As they walked around downtown Tulsa, they demanded further transparency as well as improved TRAINING FOR local police.

Pastor Mario Johnson, who said he watched the dashcam VIDEO before it was made public, believes Crutcher did not deserve to die.

“Him having his hands up, walking toward his car, he was walking away from the officers. He wasn’t posing a threat in any way,” Johnson said.

According to a Crutcher family attorney, Terence was just “having some difficulty with hisVEHICLE and that’s it.”

At a news conference Monday, Tiffany Crutcher said it was clear to her that Terence died because of a Tulsa Police officer’s “negligence and incompetency and insensitivity.”

Now, she said, charges should be pressed inORDER to ensure justice is served. According to his sister, that’s the least that should happen given Crutcher won’t be able to make his family proud, like he hoped to do.

“And because he was a big bad dude,” she said referring back to the police helicopter tape, “he’ll NEVER get that chance.”

The Shooting Of Unarmed People Is Murder Period: This Includes Police Shootings

The Shooting Of Unarmed People Is Murder Period: This Includes Police Shootings

(THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 26th, OF 2016)

This morning in the Cleveland Ohio news we are being told that six Police Officers have been fired, one other retired early, and another six Officers have been suspended for anywhere from 21 to 30 days for murdering two people. Back in November of 2012 in the city of Cleveland an old Chevy Malibu backfired near a police station. One of the Officers that was outside thought it sounded like a gun shot so he and many of his buddies took off after a car that they thought the shot had come from. To make a long story short they were wrong, there was no gun shot and the two people in the car (one man, one woman) had no firearms at all. This mornings we are told that approximately  100 Police cars chased this couple for about 20 miles into another jurisdiction where they were able to get the car stopped (bullets stopped it). Once the Officers got the car stopped Officers shot through the windshield 137 rounds, 24 struck and killed the man, 23 struck and killed the woman. Unless you see a person banishing a firearm and that firearm is being pointed at you then you (any Cop anywhere) have no right to ever shoot to kill anyone, if you do, it is murder! Cops must be treated with the same laws they use to make their decisions. You know very well that all those bullets were taken out of these two people’s corpses and that they were matched up against the different Officers weapons. The Officers who started this chase and the Officers whom fired and hit these two innocent unarmed people must be tried for first degree murder. Here in America we have to many macho mental midget’s with a badge and a gun and that isn’t even counting all the cowards with a badge and a gun and there are many, many, many of these felons wearing blue and the American people know it, this is why you are not at all trusted. Murder is murder, no matter what your job description is. You know how we are told that if we are having trouble while we are out and about that we are supposed to find a Cop or to drive to the nearest Police Station? What was this couple suppose to do when it is the Cops whom are chasing and shooting at you, do you stop and make it an easy target for them?

 

If Police Departments in  America want the vast majority of the public to be on their side then the profession MUST clean up its own act. There are two things that would be very helpful in this regard. 1) Officers must be held totally accountable for their actions, they are supposed to be public servants, not executioners. 2) Officers need to always be friendly whenever possible and they must act like grownups, not mouthy arrogant punks with a gun. So I ask you Officers, please perform your duties with honor, then you will see many more of us civilians whom want very badly to support you. For these things to happen all Policing Agencies personnel must perform their duties honorably and they MUST arrest their fellow Officers when they break the same laws you arrest the people for. Integrity of the Law, learn what it is, and then follow it. That is if you ever want the public to be on your side, right now anytime you ever meet an Officer for any reason the public knows that their life hangs in the balance. It is up to all Policing Agencies to correct their own flaws, no one else can do it for you.

Do Young Black Americans Care About The Things Doctor MLK Taught?

Do Young Black Americans Care About The Things Doctor MLK Taught?

 

We here some these days about a so-called ‘angry white men’ generation that we are all coexisting in. Out side of angry black folks, usually under fifty years of age, I don’t recall hearing it outside of the media and their talking heads. Aren’t you as an individual person a bit tired of being told what we are and what we think by the media and the politicians? It does appear to me that by what we get to see and hear from the media is that the current world we are living in here in America is one where the slogan ‘angry black folks’ would be more correct. I never condone violence but anger is another issue all together. Doctor King did not condone violence either yet how could he and God Himself not be angered at the conditions of how non-whites were treated here in America, especially here in the South? Did black people of the 1960’s get treated as less than equals by white American? By what I have seen on film and read in books the horrible history of our Country is that it was pathetic how some folks treated others. Are things anywhere near that bad for black Americans today? Personally I believe that the correct answer is, not close. But do black folks get treated as less than equal in some people’s eyes yet today? Of course some do, by some, but absolutely not all. Black Americans just like all Americans have the right to voice their displeasure at the high crime rates and the lack of survivable income level jobs. If you as a person, black or not, believe that your group, race related or not, is being treated unfairly we all have the right to get mad yell, scream, holler and march all that we want to, and we have the right to vote. What we do not have the right to do is to be violent, to do harm to another person or another’s property. You Cops out there, the same goes for you. No one has the right to be the aggressor. Today a person gets called a white bigot for ‘their racist’ views. Yet if a person actually listens to the words that came out of Doctor Kings mouth, was he not saying the same things? Was Doctor King a white bigot? Personally I do not believe that Doctor King was any type of bigot. Personally I believe that Doctor King was an excellent human being. In my opinion I believe that he was an excellent Christian Minister. Do I believe that he had human flaws, yes, of course he did. Did Doctor King preach for or condone any violence, not that I have heard, seen, or read. Yet he did speak reality when it came to violence. Even in his famous “I Have A Dream’ speech he spoke of up coming violence if white America did not change their ways toward other races. He did not condone that violence yet he was being a realist about it.

 

I am a white male, I spent almost all of my adult life between 1981 and 2013 behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer unit driving all over the lower 48 U.S. States and all the Provinces of Canada. I came across a lot of Police during that time, to the best of my memory I never had any trouble with any black Cops nor any Oriental Cops. The majority of Cops that I had interaction with were white males. Of the white female Cops I had interaction with I would have to say that at least half were what I would have to call ‘smart asses’. Of the white males I would have to say about 10% were also smart asses. Mostly I chalked their attitudes up to being immature punks. Hispanic Cops, I would say about 1/3 were the same. American Indian Cops, at least 2/3 were the same, arrogant punks. What I counted their actions up to was that when they seen me they just expected me to be racist because I was a white guy, personally I found that to be a sad reality. I never ever was anything but kind and mellow toward Officers because I knew the power they had in their hands to ruin my life, or even to end it if they so chose to. Of the times Officers acted like punks toward me, how many was because of race, I don’t know? How many were just punks, I don’t know that answer either. I do know that maturity is an issue that every Police Department in the Country needs to address constantly, but, so does every industry in the world. When you are wearing a uniform and you choose to act like an ass, it just gets more people’s attention. Just like if you are driving a big truck, if you drive like a moron, more people notice your stupidity, you show up more.

 

Is there still racism in America, unfortunately that answer is yes. Is it in every race, yes. Is there violence in every race, yes. Here in America it seems like the Media always pounces on the cases when a White Police Officer beats up or kills a Black person yet they seem to pretty much ignore when a Black Police Officer does the same to a person of any other race. To me, all of these aggression’s should be a front page news story, they are all wrong, they should never ever happen. Yet here is the tie in with this articles main concept with the teachings of Doctor Martin Luther King. What I have notice in at least 80% of the cases when a video pops up of a White Officer being aggressive with  a Black citizen what the video constantly shows is the Black person almost never ever simply doing what they are told to do by the Officer. I don’t remember which Black Police Chief that said on camera a couple of years ago to the citizens after Officers had killed someone they were trying to arrest, he used a great common sense statement, he said “comply and stay alive”. What video’s have shown over and over again, Black suspects being aggressive and refusing to comply with Officers orders. Would Doctor King condone these killings, of course not. Would he condone people being aggressive toward the Officers and not following the commands of the Officers, of course not. What I have said/taught to my Son who is 25 now and he is on the Autism Spectrum, any time you are in contact with a Police Officer this Officer has the ability to ruin the rest of your life, the ability to beat the hell out of you even if you are being totally nice to them, or this Officer has the ability to end your life right there where you are at. So, I have taught him to always be nice and always obey them, at once, do not argue, just do what you are told. This goes even if you believe that you are totally right and they are totally wrong, obey at once and keep your mouth shut unless they ask you a question.

 

This articles headline speaks to young Black folks and their caring or not caring about the teaching of Doctor King, there is a reason for me choosing young Black folks for this title. What I noticed throughout my travels and what I have seen of TV screens throughout the years is the ‘culture’ of young folks being, acting, out as ‘gangster’. Is this just part of the ‘Hip Hop’ culture? Folks, I’m no Genius, I don’t know the answers to all that ails us as a human race. I just want peace and kindness for all, toward all. I try my best to look at all things from the eyes, the teachings of God. All this violence, this hate, this lack of love, of caring for each other is sickening to my heart and Soul, just as it was to the heart and Soul of Doctor King and just as it is to the heart and Soul of God. Will we as a people ever change?

About The Former Maryland Police Officer And His 5 year Jail Sentence

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-maryland-police-idUSKCN0UN0GF20160109

 

This incident happened in 2014 and I feel a bit of shame that I don’t even remember this incident. Have there been so many since then (police officers being the bad guy) that it just faded into the blur? I am not a person that technology has ever smiled upon, this is why I have such a simple blog. This is also why I copy pasted the address above to what I was reading so that if you wish you can go read the story yourself.

This former officer disgraced the Uniform, the Badge, and himself with these actions. Many people in our mainstream media are digging for a big story and it seems that race is the issue they have decided to be their chosen venue to fame. There is a much bigger issue within American Law Enforcement Agencies than the race issue. I am not trying to downplay the race issue, it is a huge issue in some people’s hearts and Souls. But what I am saying is that there is one issue that is an even bigger problem than some people’s own racism whom happens to be a cop! Was this issue in the Reuters story a race issue? The former officer has a Hispanic last name and the victim did not?

 

Here is what I am getting at folks, it is my total belief that the biggest issue isn’t the occasional shooting of an unarmed or very lightly armed Black male. What is the biggest issue is the cover-up mentality of politicians, D.A.’s, and police departments and some of their own Unions, worse is the very obvious thought patterns that tell many Officers that it is within their rights, to act like the criminal. In Chicago the Cop who chased that young Black man down (the one who had a knife in his left hand) and shot him 16 times, most while he was motionless on the ground. Folks, his local Union is supporting this mans legal team. If you are guilty, you are guilty, and this Officer totally crossed the line of even human decency! Any of his fellow Officers whom are supporting this cold-blooded murderer as though it is some kind of honor code is in fact showing the world that you by your association in a case that is so well caught on film as this one, that you are just as evil as the one who pulled the trigger. You know how it is said that Doctors will not turn against other Doctors when it comes to ethics that they can be trusted to handle any problem Doctors among themselves. Police departments around this country have to fight all the human elements that make us frail of mind, body, and of ethics. Better ethics, better morals, more maturity, who knows, if we all tackle these issues maybe we would all have better, less racist Police Officers. Who knows maybe it would work to help make a more pleasant citizenry.

Why Does The American Public Think They Need Guns For?

Why Does The American Public Think They Need Guns For?

 

Why should any citizen in any country think that they need to have a gun in their home or that it should be legal for them to carry one on them? Shouldn’t only the police departments, government agents and the military be the only ones to carry a firearm? Why should you or I as Joe Q Public ever have a need to have one of those things in our hands, can’t we just trust the different government policing departments to keep us all safe? Shouldn’t President Trump by Presidential Proclamation be able to abolish this Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gun owners keep referring to?

 

There is something that I would like you to think about for a moment please. Have you ever studied European history at all? Those of us who have know that most of the people who wrote our Nations laws like the Constitution and The Bill of Rights descended from European countries in their recent past. Europe was a place where the average person could not own any firearms for any reason, if you got caught with one you most likely would be swinging from a rope before the sun went down. Only the governments, Royalty, and the Lords could have such things. Why do you think the reason was? Folks it is really simple, if the people had no arms then the government could do what ever they wanted to do to the people with no fear of physical repercussions. This way only the rich and powerful could and would have everything and the people, they kept them in starvation. Why do you think so many people wanted to get the heck out of Europe that they would take their families across an ocean with nothing but the clothes on their backs and or what they could carry on their backs? When you have no power, no authority, and no way to defend your selves you can either live in rags and eat slop or you can (if you are even allowed to) leave your situation and try to find a better system to live in somewhere else and that is what thousands did when they left Europe to come to ‘the new world’. Obviously they were hoping it would be a new world where they could have some freedom from the governments that oppressed them so when they decided to create a new country, a new government, they made sure it didn’t resemble what they had left in Europe.

 

The founders of the United States back in 1776 decided to make this a free country, free from government oppression of the people by the future governments of this land. They were smart enough to know that if the people had no way to protect themselves if future governors broke the laws of the land and decided to oppress the people the way Europe had done then the people had to have a way to over through that sitting Government. You see the fore fathers of this country were worried about the people loosing all their rights, and their lives to an evil crooked government. If you can not vote crooked people out then you needed to have the right and ability to forcefully remove such persons. Folks, you can’t do that if you can’t physically do anything to these crooked government officials. These men knew that if the people could arm themselves then they would have a chance of not being massacred. This was also a warning to those in power that if they were crooked that anyone could put a little gray pill into their brain ending their tyranny at any time. This was to hopefully help keep future politicians in line with obeying the country’s Constitution which was meant for the purpose of keeping this country a free country. This they knew would not happen if the people could not protect themselves not just from the government but also the ability to protect themselves from really bad people, rich or poor.

 

Most of the American people know that Mr. Trump and like-minded people want stricter gun laws here in this country and since Mr. Trump has not had the results he has been wanting in this area he has chosen to go after the ammo needed to make the firearms function. I personally am very much a non-violent type of person, I have never in my life ever shot anyone and I hope that I never will have to but I realize that possibility does exist. Why would such a possibility ever ‘need’ to happen? I will protect my family at all costs if the situation ever became necessary. Unless you are an idiot or you have been living in a cave on a secluded island with no radio or TV reception then you know that there are many thousands if not millions of people in this country that have guns for the sole purpose of robbing and murdering other people. These people who I am speaking of are the ones that can not buy any firearms legally, but they have them anyway. Yet our president and those like him would have it to where the law-abiding citizen can never buy one legally. There are many gun laws in this nation, we do not need very many more. We do need to close down the loopholes like exist at gun shows all across the nation where anyone can buy any firearm they so choose, all you must have is the cash, no receipts, no records.

 

President Obama as an adult lived/lives in the south side of Chicago Illinois. Illinois has the most restrictive gun laws you are likely to find here in America yet Chicago has some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country because Chicago is awash in firearms, illegal ones. Look at the situation in Mexico where only the drug lords seems to have weapons. If you are just an average citizen you can not own a gun legally, so what happens if a bad person who has a gun comes into your home? You are dead and so is all your family, or, if you are lucky they are only there to rob you of everything that you have ever worked to obtain. These bad people know very well that unless they are breaking into a drug cartel employees house that the residence has no way to stop you from doing whatever you want to the people inside. They decide they want to rape your mother, your wife, your kids, that all you have to do is shoot anyone who resist you, it isn’t like they can shoot back at you.

 

Here in America all people everywhere are more in need of multiple firearms now than they have ever been in the country’s history. We the people have the right to protect ourselves and our families from crooked cops and crooked politicians who protect and direct them just like we have the right to protect ourselves from the ‘common’ criminals off the streets who break into our homes or assault us on the streets or in stores etc. Chicago is a perfect example of why it is a bad idea to restrict the average citizen from being able to protect themselves. These folks who live in Chicago especially there on the south side where gangs run wild are at these gangs mercy because very few law-abiding citizens are able to purchase a gun to protect themselves with. I lived in the state of Texas for about 16 years, when I first moved down there in 1981 there were several times where a person walked into a place like a MC Donald’s restaurant and opened fire on the people inside each time killing many people who were stuck like ducks on a pond for the shooters. After several of these massacres had happened the State made a new law, one where people could (with a permit issued by the state) carry a concealed firearm. After this law was passed there have been no such attacks on innocent people in restaurants again. Folks the reason is simple, when these hate filled people decide they are going to go shoot up a place have you ever noticed they don’t go to places where they see police cars parked outside? These people want to go shoot unarmed people, they don’t want to be getting shot themselves. If you are going to do such a crime now they are aware that anyone or everyone in the building may have a gun and that you will probably get shot down yourself. These people are mostly just cowards, they want cheep fame, not a bullet.

 

In closing I want to bring up one other very important reason why all people need to be able to have firearms at home and on their person. This is because the whole world is now at the most dangerous position the world has ever been in. This is because of Islamic fundamentalist who are in every country on the globe and no one anywhere will ever be safe again no matter where they are, home, shopping, church, synagogue, a wedding or even at a funeral. Life would be great if there were no firearms in the hands of hate filled people anywhere, but that is not reality. People like our President can bury their heads in the sand and act as though evil does not exist but in truth when anything does happen they are leaving their butts sticking up in the air with a bulls-eye glued to it. I am not willing to leave my family and loved ones as fodder for religious idiots, dirty cops, or and out of control government who has no interest in protecting its citizens, only in taking from them, are you willing to put your family at risk like that? If you are, God love you, but you are an idiot when it comes to your own safety and the safety of your loved ones.

A Chicago Cop And First Degree Murder: A Race Issue Or Pure Arrogance?

 

 

I first heard of this case in Chicago Illinois of a Chicago police officer shooting a young man 16 times in October of 2014 about two days ago. Even before I watched the video this evening of the police cruiser dash cam of this horrific crime I was sickened by the news of any person or even an animal being shot 16 times by one person. There is and was no necessity for such an event to have ever happened to this young man or to anyone. Many people want to make this and every police shooting by a non-black officer of a black person into a race issue, and that is sickening racism itself. In my opinion this shooting looks like a case of first degree murder and it appears that the Cook County District Attorney agrees as the now former officer has finally been charged with first degree murder for executing this young man. Is this former officer a racist person, does he hate black people? I don’t know the man personally, he maybe, or maybe not. I personally believe that the biggest issue here and in many police departments across the nation isn’t police racism near as much as it is the arrogance that ‘the law’ through moral-less District Attorneys have fostered throughout that profession during at least the past fifty or so odd years.

 

Throughout the past thirty years or so I have seen several videos of police officers shooting unarmed people in the back as they were running away from the officers and the local D.A.’s refusing to charge the officers. These were videos that were put on television programs, it is not like I have some secret information that the general public doesn’t have. I remember seeing film of a white male who was pulled over, the driver waited for a moment, flipped his cigarette out his window and sped off. After a short chase the suspect got out of his car and started running away, the officer got out of his car and shot the young man in the back killing him. The D.A. called it a justified killing because the young man had put officers in harm’s way via the chase. Excuse me but that is murder, cold-blooded murder, and it didn’t have anything to do with race. This is an issue of arrogance and aloofness that has become a major problem in that profession.

 

There have been several video’s of people who were shot and killed by officers when they decided to drive away from the scene with an officer standing near the vehicle. The officers said they were afraid for there lives as they considered the vehicle a deadly weapon (which we all know it definitely can be). This is obviously a judgement call but if you are standing near a car and the driver is trying to get away from you in most cases all you have to do is step out of the way, if anything just shoot at the tires, remember, in these cases the cars were at zero miles per hour when the conflict started. I could see shooting at the driver if by chance you (the officer) were directly in front or directly in back of the vehicle and the driver mashes the gas pedal and comes after you but it is murder when the driver is just trying to get away from you by going in a different direction than you. Most of these that I have seen throughout the years had nothing to do with race as both people had the same skin color.

 

I have personally seen several times throughout the years where officers were beating on people and the person would raise their hands trying to block the blows to their head and body while the officers were screaming at them to quit “resisting’ them. I have also seen where in these same situations that the arrested person was then also charged with assaulting a police officer because they were trying to not get their head beaten in. This post is not a condemnation of all police officers as there are many very good moral people wearing that badge but this profession absolutely must clean out the ego maniacs and the punks from their own ranks, top to bottom if they want to have the general public trust them more than they are trusted now. These are not race issues, are some officers racist though? My experience to that question is of course some are. Do you honestly believe that there is any large profession that doesn’t have some racist employees in the ranks? But does that mean that all of their profession is racist? If you do, if you are looking for a racist, there is a very good chance that all you have to do to find a racist person is to look in your own mirror. I do believe that many of these people who are within this ‘black lives matter’ movement as well as some of these black “Reverends” who run to a camera every time a non-black cop kills a black person needs to take a long look in their own mirror, and their own souls. Everything in this world is not about race or even economics. Sometimes it is a case of arrogance and ego along with no basic morals behind the Badge and in this case in Chicago appears to be the real issue, not race.