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Obama/Dept of Justice cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments (while yutes run riot)
Patriot Action Network ^ | May 31, 2011 | Darla Dawald

Posted on 05/31/2011 7:21:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments

By Justin Elliott
doj perez
AP/Julio Cortez
Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left.

In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.

In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched civil rights investigators welcomed the shift. To progressives disappointed by Eric Holder's Justice Department on key issues like the failure to investigate Bush-era torture and the prosecution of whistle-blowers, recent actions by the DOJ's Civil Rights Division are a bright spot.

Complete Article Here:


Though, while the justice department was "shifting", this was going on around the country on Memorial Day weekend:


Activists ask if Urban Beach Week has overstayed its welcome on Miami Beach

Two police-involved shootings added to the turbulent 10-year history of Urban Beach Weekend.


For the past 10 years, the Art Deco District on South Beach has turned into a hip-hop street party during Memorial Day weekend, with a bulked up police presence monitoring hundreds of thousands of young revelers.

Monday’s early morning shootings, which resulted in one dead, four bystanders hit by stray bullets and three police officers injured, has renewed a call to replace the hip-hop themed festival with a less rowdy event — or do away with it altogether.

“There isn’t a residential street in South Beach not affected by tons of garbage, crime to our vehicles, excessive noise 24 hours a day, and simply a lack of respect for our community, citizens and property,” activist Herb Sosa wrote in an open letter to the Miami Beach City Commission. “Make the difficult but correct decision to put an end to Urban Weekend in Miami Beach.”

more here:


Tuesday, May. 31, 2011

Myrtle Beach police inundated with crime during 8-hour window

Reports run wild in 8-hour window


Myrtle Beach police received reports of five armed robberies, a stabbing, a shooting and an incident involving a shotgun being pointed at a security guard during a nearly eight-hour period in the city early Sunday and Monday.

Because so many people were in the area for Memorial Day celebrations and the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, officers responded to numerous criminal complaints and traffic violations, said Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes.

"Policing this event has always come with huge challenges. Unfortunately, criminal activity is often associated with large events, which is why we have deployed additional officers to allow us to respond to this increase in activity," Knipes said Monday afternoon. "All of the officers working this event have done an outstanding job in very stressful conditions."

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What was going on during this time that the mainstream media isn't reporting?

You might also be interested in this:

NAACP watching for discrimination during bikefest:

Then, there were these additional things going on!

Mayor, Police Chief Promise Order at Beach

Reported by: Rachel Barnhart

Rochester, N.Y. – A busy Memorial Day evening at the beach ended abruptly when fights broke out among at least 100 youth.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies shut down Ontario Beach Park, prompting a traffic jam. Large crowds of youth ran south on Lake Ave. 

Sheriff’s and Rochester police arrested 13 people on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to drug and alcohol offenses.

Erica Blake, 34, allegedly assaulted a deputy who responded to the scene. She’s been charged with second-degree assault. Police say the deputy was scratched on the face as he was pulled into the fracas. 

more here:

Long Island Beach Riot

Updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 9:09 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 8:06 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, N.Y. - A Long Island police department says it had to call for backup to quell a beach melee involving hundreds of people that spilled out onto the streets and a nearby bus depot.

Long Beach police say they are investigating the incident. There was no immediate word on arrests.

No injuries were reported.

According to Newsday , 11 Nassau police cars and two Metropolitan Transportation Authority police units assisted with the crowd control on Monday evening.


Fatal uptown shooting after Speed Street was gang related, police say
Posted: May 31, 2011 3:38 PM CDT Updated: May 31, 2011 4:42 PM CDT
By Jeff Rivenbark, Web Content Producer - email
By Rod Overton, Internet Director - bio | email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Police said that the fatal shooting in uptown over the weekend was gang related, that they had a suspect and they were close to making an arrest.

Chief Rodney Monroe held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in which he also laid out a timeline for what happened late Saturday and early Sunday in uptown Charlotte -- a time in which 70 people were arrested and the fatal shooting happened despite a massive police presence.

Earlier story: Uptown chaos causes DNC concern

Monroe said that police believed they had a suspect in the fatal shooting and that an arrest in the incident that happened hours after Food Lion Speed Street would come in the "next 24 to 48 hours."

Antwan Smith, 22, was killed after two groups began fighting along the 200 block of 3rd Street early Sunday morning around 1:08 a.m, police said.


Police Shut Down Wave Country Due To Unruly Crowd
By Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nearly two dozen police officers were called out to Wave Country on Monday afternoon after large crowds of people became unruly. The disturbance forced park managers to close the facility two hours early on Memorial Day.

Metro Parks director Tommy Lynch said Wave Country was nowhere near capacity, but there were plenty of problems that caused the park to close early.

"Once we got to the point that the turmoil at the front of the facility also got inside the facility, we felt for everyone's safety the best thing to do was to close it," Lynch explained.

Metro Police were called out to Wave Country around 1 p.m. because the crowd outside the gates and inside the park was acting up.

more here along with video:

Why was North Avenue Beach really closed?
WLS Radio's Monica DeSantis Reports
CHICAGO (WLS) - Was it a flash mob that forced the closure of North Avenue beach on Memorial Day?

Chicago Police News Affairs released a statement saying they had to close the beach for safety reasons, as people were suffering heat exhaustion and emergency vehicles couldn't get through to help. But, WLS listeners say there was what they called a "large gangbanger element" at the Oak Street and North Avenue beaches.

READ: Emanuel: Police made right call in closing beach

Listeners report being at the beach, and seeing dozens of gang bangers pushing people off their bikes. Another listener says those causing havoc were not dressed for the beach and looked like "bad elements."


Fights break out at Carson Beach
Up to 1,000 youths reported involved; police say brawls moved elsewhere

By John M. Guilfoil
Globe Staff / May 31, 2011

Fights broke out among rival gang members on Carson Beach in South Boston yesterday and spilled out across the city, triggering a massive law enforcement response from at least five agencies to stem the violence.

Police said the gang members are part of a group of more than 1,000 youths who have used social media sites like Facebook to plan unruly gatherings on the beach on three of the past four nights. The beach falls under the jurisdiction of the State Police, who have been unable to prevent the violence.

The response yesterday resembled crowd-control tactics reserved for major sporting victories.

more on the Boston problems here:

But, Obama and Holder are focusing on the POLICE????

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: brawls; discrimination; doj; falsearrests; fights; gangbangers; gangs; holderspeople; melees; minorities; mobs; obama; police; pushing; race; racism; riots; shootings; shoving; useofforce
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1 posted on 05/31/2011 7:21:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess the TV in the club house wasn’t tuned to a station that covered the weekend festivities.

2 posted on 05/31/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT by hometoroost (Love the Onion story on a closed-ceremony "transparency" award. Oh wait, that actually happened.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

Remember when it was actually nice to get away for the weekend?


3 posted on 05/31/2011 7:23:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
What's the common denominator?


4 posted on 05/31/2011 7:26:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Justice Department has become Obama’s Race Police.

Ignore the racist blacks prosecute the Whites.

Payback for Honkies.

5 posted on 05/31/2011 7:26:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shrug... if these people want to destroy their cities, let them. I couldn’t care less.

6 posted on 05/31/2011 7:28:40 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve discovered the solution to police corruption.

My little town has a virtually zero crime rate. As a result, a county cop rolls through maybe once or twice a week.

Where people don’t act like animals the need for police falls.

7 posted on 05/31/2011 7:32:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Considering the timing, one hypothesis is that
the DNC, and the corrupt DOJ with Holder’s People
are instigating CW2.

8 posted on 05/31/2011 7:46:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Venturer

but they don’t prosecute some white police...

Sheriff Dupnik in AZ, could have had Jared in a mental institution, or jail, long before he went on his murder spree.
...but someone pulled strings to keep him free to kill.

and now, the SAME Sheriff Dupnik, has murdered a young Marine (veteran of Iraq), while his wife and child were in the house.
a hispanic family at that.

why don’t Obama and holder care about investigating white Dupnik, for incompetence leading to Jared’s murder spree, and for the murder by SWAT team of the young Marine Veteran?

9 posted on 05/31/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Venturer

This racist policy will just cause further deterioration of the cities and their black ‘hoods. To their detriment, the cities should and will be avoided by whites, because of this cr*p.

10 posted on 05/31/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Holder has stopped the police from doing their jobs, resulting in more dead blacks. Maybe he thinks that’s a step in the right direction? It will certainly further the cause of segregation.

11 posted on 05/31/2011 9:36:05 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: expatpat

“To their detriment, the cities should and will be avoided by whites, because of this cr*p.”

The evolution of jobs and shopping over the past few decades has removed the need for most people to ever go to a city. People commute from one suburb to another, and shop in another, and regard our cities as though they are half a world away.

12 posted on 05/31/2011 9:37:57 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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