Protesters with the Black Lives Matters movement interrupted a Hillary Clinton rally in Atlanta on Friday, where she planned to unveil her criminal justice reform plan.
Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke says he’s been called worse than a “sellout” and an “Uncle Tom,” two racially-charged terms that a New York Daily News columnist and Black Lives Matter activist used to describe the black Democrat on Tuesday.
“That crap doesn’t bother me,” Clarke told The Daily Caller in response to columnist Shaun King’s diatribe taking him to task for denying the existence of policy brutality and police racism during a Fox News segment on Monday.
“It’s designed to get me off message,” Clarke said during a phone interview.
King, who the Daily News recently hired to cover racial justice issues, was angry with Clarke, an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, for saying “there is no police brutality in America” and that “there is no racism in the hearts of police officers.” -Daily Caller
The FBI and Justice Department are getting involved after a recent video surfaced of a black South Carolina teenage girl getting yanked from her desk and thrown to the classroom floor by a student resource officer. The incident, which took place at Spring Valley High School and was captured by another student, is incredibly hard to watch. The brute force with which the white officer, Deputy Ben Fields, handles the student elicits a visceral reaction. But what’s more disturbing is the trend behind the video.On display in that recording was the school-to-prison pipeline. It’s a term that refers to America’s over-policed schoolchildren, who are disproportionately students of color. According to the ACLU, the term implies the “policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.” -Fusion
"See, everybody has a season and I believe this one's yours.
'Cuz you been working, waiting, this what you been praying for.
Go get your blessing." -Mary Mary
October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Part of the #RiseUpOctober 3 days of action 10/22-24
Join families whose loved ones have been murdered by the police and a gathering of voices of conscience to SAY THEIR NAMES and Demand Murder by Police Must Stop Now!
With readings from cherished voices of conscience, and remembrances from dozens of family members of Stolen Lives victims, a sense of the scale, scope and lived impact of the number of lives stolen will be provided. Most importantly, we will begin to understand these victims as more than abstract names, videos and statistics. Their humanity will be voiced and celebrated through stories told by those who raised them, planned lives with them and loved.
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/867605399984510/
Police in Florida have launched an independent investigation after a plainclothes officer shot dead a well-known local drummer — who police say was armed — while he sat in his car on a highway exit ramp. Nouman Raja, an officer with Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, fatally shot 31-year-old Corey Jones off Interstate 95 in the early hours of Sunday, the police department said in a statement.
Raja initially pulled over in his unmarked police vehicle to investigate what he thought was an abandoned car, but was "suddenly confronted by an armed subject," the statement said Monday. "As a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm resulting in the death of the subject, Corey Jones." -NBCnews
"A video posted on YouTube on Wednesday, features dozens of #BlackLivesMatter and Palestinian activists delivering a joint message. "When I see them, I see us," the video's narrators intone.
These include prominent African American celebrities and thinkers, such as Danny Glover, Lauryn Hill, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and Cornel West. They are accompanied by well-known Palestinian activists and writers. Over the course of a couple of minutes, they unite their perceived struggles through photos, slogans and a shared story of state oppression.
They talk of black youths killed by police and Palestinian children bombed by Israeli warplanes." -Washington Post
"Black musicians have been some of the most outspoken figures in the movement against what they see as police state policies in America. Now singer Lauryn Hill has joined several African American artists and activists in connecting their cause with the Palestinian rights movement in Israel." -LAtimes
"Kiesha Jenkins, 22, was fatally shot in the back in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning — marking the city's second homicide of a transgender woman of color in the last five months." -Buzzfeed
"One of the three major educational publishers just made a big mistake.
In its latest world geography textbook, McGraw-Hill referred to African victims of the US slave trade as “workers,” which implies compensation.
McGraw-Hill has acknowledged their error, but said that they will only be correcting the digital version, and future releases of the book." -usuncut
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.