Tag Archives: police brutality

Running for his life — Rayshard Brooks and the dead prison system that couldn’t save him

Why do we continue to spend money on prisons that cannot produce better results? There’s so much to unpack, given the Atlanta cop arrests for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, additional book-selling drama by war pig John Bolton, so-called police … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.

Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog  — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics, Race, Society, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police beating resulted in 9 staples to activist Jason Rosenberg’s head Tuesday night

Warning: please skip this post if you are easily triggered by video or other media that describes police violence. Cops hate the phrase “Fuck the police”. In my experience, no one is raised to say “Fuck the police.” People are … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unstable mixtures and missing chapters — Chekesia Clemons’ beef about plastic forks at Waffle House ends with being stripped and arrested by Alabama police

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson’s arrests at the Philadelphia Starbucks and the story I just read about the Black woman who was choked, stripped and arrested by Alabama police officers — more on that in a moment — reminds me … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

As if tasing an 86-year old man is a tonic: a sad update about Albert Chatfield

Remember that horrifying story about 86-year old Albert Chatfield? The unarmed dementia sufferer was tased by a Kingstree, South Carolina police officer last October, after a brief car chase and subsequent verbal exchange. Chatfield’s injuries prompted the attending hospital to … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stephon Clark — Killed for Daring to Be Human

“I feared for my safety and the well-being of my fellow officers.” “I feared for my life.” And in the shooting of Stephon “Zoe” Clark, the officers who shot the unarmed man were “fearing for their safety.” I’ve repeatedly written … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

BLACK WOMAN TASHALA DANGEL GEYER PAINTS HERSELF WHITE TO AVOID BEING SHOT BY POLICE

Video presented below without comment — except that Facebook took down the original video before a user brought it back. Crazy love to my Sis Maya P. for putting this on my radar …

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

POLICE REFORM ALONE WON’T SAVE BLACK LIVES

  I’ve been asked for my recommendations regarding police reform so that we won’t have to see African descendants like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile get killed after interactions with police officers. I can rattle off plenty of recommendations, but … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Race, Society | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

WHY “ALL LIVES MATTER” FOLKS ARE FOS

How offended, terrified, or angry would you become if I said “Dogs’ Lives Matter” and supported a movement around that brand? You’d likely answer “Not at all” because your cognition permits you to reason that focusing on due respect for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

TAMIR RICE — A LOSER COP’S DREAM COME TRUE

He was called “Distracted” in a personnel assessment file. “Weepy.” “Could not follow simple directions.” Cannot “Communicate clear thoughts nor recollections.” The “Weepy” person is Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, pictured above, who recently avoided a grand jury indictment for … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment