Tag Archives: police brutality

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

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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

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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

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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 …

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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

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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

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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

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LAQUAN MCDONALD’S DEATH SAYS CHICAGO IS RUN BY MANY ‘BAD APPLES’

Two themes have converged to make Laquan McDonald’s apparent murder by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke a cloudy discussion — race and relegating Van Dyke’s behavior to the act of one “bad apple” out of a crop of good … Continue reading

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MICHAEL ROBINSON’S DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT A TRIAL

Guess what happens when you are arrested in Pemiscot County, Missouri, and you’re a diabetic in need of two insulin shots per day to stay alive? The answer simple, in the case of Michael Robinson—you die in jail. Allow me … Continue reading

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YOU IGNORE THAT SANDRA BLAND DIED OVER A CIGARETTE

A few years ago, I shared a Reuters story about a restaurant owner in Turkey who was shot dead after he tried to stop customers from smoking in his establishment. Some Americans laughed at the killing, as if to say … Continue reading

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