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  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • UPDATED: NYPD Identifies Suspects Spotted with Paintball Rifles on Staten Island

    07/17/2015 5:02:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 7/17/15 | Mark Hirshberg
    The NYPD has identified a group of suspicious people who were spotted Friday morning on Staten Island with rifles in their hands, NYPD officials told JP. The group four men and two women, with hijabs, were spotted early Friday morning by a retired NYPD officer in the Midland Beach parking lot with rifles in their hands, in two cars with NJ licence plates. Police were initially trying to determine whether the group were preparing an imminent terror attack, or linked to recent paintball attackers who shot several people last week with paintball guns, police said. The description of the group...
  • Orthodox Jewish Man Among Several Victims Hit With Paintball On Staten Island

    07/17/2015 4:58:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 7/13/15 | Mark Hirshberg
    The NYPD is searching for a group of men who are believed to be behind a string of paintball shootings over the past week in the Westerleigh section of Staten Island, police said. At least 7 people were hit with paintballs since July 6, an NYPD official with knowledge of the investigation told JP. The first incident occurred on Monday evening July 6, when a man walking on the street was struck with paintballs from a passing vehicle. In the second incident, an Orthodox Jewish man, identified as 67-year old Abrhaam Revivo, was hit in his shoulder with a paintball...
  • Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

    05/05/2015 7:38:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday's special election and is going to be Staten Island's new congressman. Donovan vied with Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane for the seat. The final tally for the election is not yet available, but the Donovan camp declared him the winner of the special election on Tuesday night. The DA celebrated with supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.
  • ('national hero') De Blasio Dips Toe Into Presidential Politics With Meeting of Liberals

    04/05/2015 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    DNA info ^ | 4/03/15 | Jeff Mays
    Pic - Mayor Bill de Blasio, at Gracie Mansion with First Lady Chirlane McCray, activist Van Jones, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, plans to dip his toe into presidential politics with the launch of a push for income inequality to become a central issue of the 2016 national elections. "All of this is focused on the notion that we are not having a discussion on income inequality in this country and we are not having that discussion at our peril." GRACIE MANSION — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supporters describe as a "national hero" among progressives, has dipped his his...
  • Cuomo to name ‘independent monitor’ to review cop-related grand jury decisions

    01/21/2015 9:48:08 PM PST · by harwood · 21 replies
    Gov. Cuomo is assuming a key role in resolving cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police, announcing Wednesday that he will name an “independent monitor” to review grand-jury decisions when cops are not indicted.
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • In poor New York neighborhoods, residents ask: Where are the police?

    01/11/2015 5:45:32 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 42 replies ^ | 1/9/15 | Emily Flitter and Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - On the sidewalk of a public housing development in Brooklyn, New York notorious for gang violence and drug activity, the words "Fascist pig, go home!" in black spray paint are fading but still legible. These are the Marcy Houses, 27 brick H-block buildings, each six stories high, that are home to nearly 4,300 people, many of whom are black or Latino. The rapper Jay-Z, who grew up in the complex, described Marcy as "a block away from hell," the place where "news cameras never come," in a song called "Where I'm From."
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Groundhog Day 2015 - Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year

    01/09/2015 7:54:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year The NYPD isn't the only city organization that has lost complete confidence in the esteemed Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. After he dropped the groundhog during last year's Groundhog Day celebrations, the Staten Island Zoo has unequivocally banned De Blasio from holding or handling any more of their animals in a celebratory setting. - Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs — zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The...
  • ‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014

    01/05/2015 5:13:37 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 76 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 12/30/2014 | John Whitehead
    For those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns. We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those...
  • NYC’s victory over lawlessness being reversed by anti-cop mayor

    01/03/2015 4:59:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | Michael Goodwin
    Taking back the streets was not ­always pretty and did not always go smoothly. Yet progress against the scourge of crime was undeniable from the start, and after two decades under Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloom­berg, a decisive victory was won. Hallelujah! New York, formerly the ungovernable Rotten Apple, was reborn in the ashes of mayhem and murder. Life in virtually every neighborhood got better and better because even quality-of-life crimes were not accepted as inevitable. Investment follows safety, and the city shined like never before. The mayors led, but rank-and-file cops did the heavy lifting, and the ­insignia...
  • In Case You Were Wondering What Companies Are Helping To Fund Al Sharpton's Race War...

    01/03/2015 4:08:54 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    I'm not one for boycotts, but I am one for data. And I like this kind of data. It's just good to have data when spending money. That's all. I mean, if I have no choice in keeping a SIGNIFICANTLY large portion of my money from being squandered by the folks that I've freaking employed up on the Hill (like drunk girls on Spring break with their Daddy's credit cards), I'm going to be as informed as possible with what's left of said money. Thus, the data thing. You know. According to the source article above and the New York...
  • NYPD warned about turning backs on mayor at cop’s funeral (so middle-fingering DeBlasio is OK?)

    01/03/2015 4:03:24 AM PST · by Liz · 42 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Danika Fears
    NY Police Commissioner Bratton sent out a memo...being read at precinct roll-calls ahead of slain Officer Wenjian Liu’s Sunday service. Bratton pleaded with the rank and file to shelve their anger: “The country’s consciousness has focused on an act of disrespect shown by a fraction of those…officers,” he said. Many cops were furious over the directive, which they saw as an attempt to fix the mayor’s bruised ego. “He’s taking DeBlasio's protect him and not make him look bad,” one source said. One cop who participated in the collective back-turn found the Bratton memo sickening: " I feel Mayor...
  • (Police Commissioner) Bratton warns NYPD not to turn backs on mayor at cop’s funeral

    01/03/2015 3:53:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2015 | Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Danika Fears
    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is so worried his cops will turn their backs to his boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, at another NYPD funeral that he sent out a memo to shame them into good behavior, sources told The Post. “A hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance,” began the four-paragraph plea, which is being read at precinct roll calls ahead of slain Officer Wenjian Liu’s Sunday service. Bratton won’t punish officers who choose to turn their backs to de Blasio — which was done in droves at the funeral for fallen Officer Rafael Ramos — but he pleaded with...
  • De Blasio’s cop-out

    So it’s come to this: On the weekend New York City buries another of its Finest, Detective Wenjian Liu, the focus is on the mayor — and whether police officers will again turn their backs on him. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton calls the gesture “inappropriate.” Peter King, the Republican congressman from Long Island, doesn’t like it either, but because it is “creating sympathy” for the mayor. Even before the back-turnings, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was saying it’s “unfair and counterproductive to dismiss our mayor and other leaders as enemies of the police.”
  • Farrakhan Urged ‘Retaliation’ For Michael Brown A Month Before Brinsley Executed NYPD Cops

    01/02/2015 8:38:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 2, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    In late November, the student government at taxpayer-funded Morgan State University sponsored a conference on slavery reparations for black Americans. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker. The Nov. 22 conference, called the 2nd Annual Black United Summit International, occurred on Morgan State’s historically black campus in Baltimore, Md. The conference theme was “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce — REPARATIONS Now!” Total attendance was over 2,000, according to Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, provided a detailed report about convention activities. Farrakhan’s keynote rant lasted over two hours. At one point, he held up what resembled...
  • NYPD Officer: Not Worth It to Make Arrests "if I Have a Chance of Getting My Head Blown Off"

    With reports that the NYPD is looking into as many as 63 threats against police officers, or the mayor this week alone, news also comes of a lack of motivation among the rank and file, undoubtedly contributing to a significant drop in arrest numbers across the city. “[There’s] just not motivation,” one police officer told [Vice]. “I’m not writing people summonses if I have a chance of getting my head blown off.” When asked if this was his own choice or a precinct-wide initiative, the officer added, “Seems like the entire department is on the same page.” As the New...
  • Michael Brown’s stepfather under investigation for pre-riot ‘burn this b**** down’ comments

    12/02/2014 4:46:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot ^ | December 2, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    n the wake of the Ferguson grand jury’s determination that there was no probable cause to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, incensed rioters took to the streets of that Missouri city and neighboring towns where they burned and looted a number of local businesses. Those riots were preceded by an anguished speech delivered by Brown’s mother who tearfully lamented the grand jury’s decision before a crowd of supporters. She was joined by her husband and Michael Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, who expressed his grief in a somewhat less constructive way. “Burn this s*** down!”...
  • New York Times Columnist Approves: “Let the Fires Burn Until Every City is on its Knees”

    12/29/2014 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    They want peace. No really. And the New York Times is just a dispassionate observer looking for reform and change. Not mass murder.But Nicholas Kristof had one of his “Take the Mask Off Moments” when the radical left shows how ugly and unhinged it really is despite its facade of dinner parties and book clubs and that its media outlets promote violence.And so he invited readers to send in poems about the usual stuff. Bunnies. Flowers. Killing all white people and burning America to the ground. And the emphasis was not on the bunnies and flowers.Here’s a deranged screech of...
  • Eric Garner’s family and Rev. Al Sharpton lead tribute for 2 slain NYPD cops

    12/26/2014 8:30:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 25, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The family of Garner, along with Sharpton, led a moment of silence at the National Action Network in Harlem on Christmas for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The tribute occurred during an event to feed the homeless and senior citizen.The family of Eric Garner joined the Rev. Al Sharpton for a Christmas Day moment of silence honoring two cops murdered by a deranged killer out to avenge the Staten Island man’s death. Garner’s mother, Gwenn Carr, and his widow, Esaw Garner, paused for the moment of silence at the National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, where they were helping...
  • The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights

    12/26/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Opposition to de Blasio reaches new heights By Yaron Steinbuch December 26, 2014 | 10:20am The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights Friday – with a plane flying a banner reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” over the Hudson River. Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, the company that flew the banner, declined to reveal from the airborne plane who hired him for the flight. John Cardillo, a blogger and former NYPD cop, tweeted that he was contacted by a “coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors” and asked to release their statement:...
  • CUNY newspaper editorial calls for violent protests

    12/24/2014 6:00:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Gordon Barnes, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, penned the disturbing editorial calling for violent protests. A disturbing editorial in a CUNY grad-student newspaper calls for rioters protesting the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to arm themselves and wage violent war with cops. “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more...
  • GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    12/23/2014 12:04:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 12/23/2014
    New York Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. The guilty plea comes one month after the congressman, a Republican who represents Staten Island, was elected to a third term. In April, Grimm was named in a 20-count indictment that accused him of under-reporting the payroll and earnings of his Upper East Side restaurant, Healthalicious, which he ran from 2007 to 2010. He pleaded not guilty in federal court and was released on bond. Prosecutors alleged Grimm employed a number of immigrant workers who did not have legal status to...
  • American Tragedies and American Dreams-Brown-Garner verdicts and future of African-American youth

    12/22/2014 4:37:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    <p>Decades ago, I taught at a community college. The bunch of us treated our shared office as if it were the neighborhood bar. We’d hang out for hours. That beat going home to our cheap apartments or our parents’ basements and watching TV, which was all we could afford on the pittance adjunct professors are paid. James was a jazz musician. Mo’s nose was always to the grindstone. Patrick was enthralling. I wish I had had a video camera recording our every conversation. His words glittered.</p>
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Cleveland's 'I can't breathe' police case happened four years ago

    12/21/2014 7:41:48 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 16 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 12/17/2014 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Four years ago, few seemed to care when Rodney Brown uttered, "I can't breathe" after being tased 11 times by Cleveland police officers during a New Year's Eve traffic stop – at least that's how his family felt. Now the phrase has become a powerful symbol of civil unrest, a rallying cry represented on T-shirts and chanted during marches protesting police use of force cases across the country, like the one involving Eric Garner, who repeated it 11 times while lying face down on a Staten Island sidewalk.
  • Di Blasio letting communist organized protesters disrupt Grand Central Station

    12/05/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 52 replies
    CNN is complicit.
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs. (Manspreading)

    12/20/2014 12:14:03 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    It is the bane of many female subway riders. It is a scourge tracked on blogs and on Twitter. And it has a name almost as distasteful as the practice itself. It is manspreading, the lay-it-all-out sitting style that more than a few men see as their inalienable underground right. Now passengers who consider such inelegant male posture as infringing on their sensibilities — not to mention their share of subway space — have a new ally: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Taking on manspreading for the first time, the authority is set to unveil public service ads that encourage men...
  • Natural Law Vs. Positive Law: It's relevance to the Eric Garner case

    12/20/2014 5:08:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the fallout following a grand jury’s decision to not indict police for the death of Eric Garner, there is no shortage of libertarians who claim that Garner was innocent as far as the natural law is concerned. “Natural law” is an ethical tradition with an illustrious pedigree stretching back millennia. From this perspective, natural law is a transcendent moral order that provides the standard of justice for “positive law,” i.e. human legislation.The law forbidding the sale of loose cigarettes that Garner violated (repeatedly) is unjust. Garner “aggressed” against no one. He merely exercised his “natural right to dispose of...
  • Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept.

    12/20/2014 8:03:12 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies ^ | 12/20/14 | Newsmax
    Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept. The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the NYPD's union, has issued this statement following the deaths of two police officers in an ambush: "Starting IMMEDIATELY: At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. “IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. “These are precautions that...
  • Sign honoring 4 slain Oakland officers knocked down

    12/20/2014 3:14:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Someone knocked down and vandalized on Friday a sign on Interstate 580 that honors the four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed in 2009, the deadliest day in the department’s history.
  • 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner

    12/20/2014 2:22:32 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 842 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Jamie Schram
    Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “It’s an execution,” one law enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of the two officers, whose names were being withheld pending family notification of their deaths. The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank in their heads by the lone gunman, who approached them on foot from the sidewalk...
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Hands Up, Won't Shoot: Black Protest Isn't Black Progress

    12/17/2014 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks. Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton...
  • Law Student Digs The Hole Deeper

    12/17/2014 5:06:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 12-15-2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    When students at Columbia and other law schools around the country demanded that exams be postponed because they were traumatized by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, we and many others responded with ridicule. In today’s National Law Journal, a third-year law student at Harvard named William Desmond says that we got it all wrong: the request for extra time for exams was a sign of the students’ strength. For entertainment value, you should read the whole thing, but here are some excerpts: [O]pponents of exam extensions have declared that to grant these requests would be a disservice to...
  • Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

    12/17/2014 12:32:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali, Cultural Critic, Senior Writer,
    In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words "I can't breathe" scrawled over it. The righteousness of racial solidarity burning in their eyes as they joined in chanting, "Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" This is not to say that there were not White allies...
  • The lawless left: Sins of anti-cops marches

    12/16/2014 4:50:05 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    --snip-- Even when protesters aren’t burning out buildings (as they did repeatedly in Ferguson), even when they haven’t broken windows (as they have in Oakland and Berkeley), they have closed down intersections and bridges. In other words, even when they have been “peaceful,” the protests have involved coercion and illegal acts.
  • BUSTED: Here’s # Ferguson NYT’s Reporter Who Doxxed # Darren Wilson and Her Shoplifting Criminal Rec

    12/16/2014 4:04:36 PM PST · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/13 | johnson has obtained the criminal records of the New York Times journalist who covered Michael Brown and published the street address of former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson. New York Times Julie Bosman reporter was arrested at age 17 for stealing high end clothing from a local department store. From the looks of her police arrest below, Julie & her friend went to the local mall (Regency Mall) a half hour before close and tried to steal 11 women’s shirts from Boston Store (an upscale or semi-upscale department store).
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRS’s missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her “disabled” son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • ‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

    12/15/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/15/14
    Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose. It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a...
  • Juan Williams: Democrats must fight or lose young voters

    12/15/2014 4:39:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | Juan Williams
    The passionate stand by Americans across the country in protesting the failure of grand juries to indict policemen for killing two unarmed people – both poor, black men – is revving up the demand for a political response from Democrats in Washington. Young people of all colors, but mostly blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, are the primary source of that pressure. Their political agenda extends beyond outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. They also want Democrats in Congress to get busy defending ObamaCare. But their rising political engagement is best seen...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 162 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus” It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today

    12/14/2014 12:28:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the Koch brothers, establishment politicians, and the Republican party. To close the rally, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland offered one of the angriest, most divisive prayers ever uttered in public. Via the Daily Caller: Dispatch angels right now of protection around our sons from psychopathic, sociopathic police...
  • CNN OPINION: Charles Barkley, wrong on race, Ferguson and Garner

    12/14/2014 9:54:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 12:57 PM EST, Thu December 4, 2014 | Jason Johnson
    [SNIP] "There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. Sometimes it is wrong, and sometimes it is right," Barkley said. The problem with these statements isn't just that they are misleading -- 16 out of 29 witness statements said that Mike Brown had his hands up to surrender, in direct conflict with Darren Wilson's story; and police used a banned choke hold on Eric Garner, a measure that was known to cause death -- but that Charles Barkley is uniquely and astoundingly unqualified to discuss issues of race, law and police violence. If property...
  • The Mary Jo Kopechne "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt

    12/14/2014 10:14:58 AM PST · by Tazzo · 33 replies
    Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot on Left Coast Rebel ^ | 12/14/2014 | Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot
    A Christmas gift idea!
  • Black figures hanged in effigy on UC Berkeley campus

    12/13/2014 10:23:34 PM PST · by Huntress · 40 replies ^ | 12/13/14 | Unattributed
    Three cardboard cutouts of black people were reportedly found hanged in effigy from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday morning. The incident follows a week of protests on the streets of Berkeley, California, to denounce the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men in St. Louis and New York. Local pastor Michael McBride was the first to share the image on Twitter. One of the hanged figures, which appears to be a cardboard cutout of a lynched woman identified as Laura Nelson from 1911. The cutout includes the...