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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 49.7 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Thursday, December 18, 2014

RIGHT WING NUT JOBS HYPOCRISY TO THE OBAMA CUBA POLICY

OBAMA MEETING CUBA'S RAUL CASTRO


Republicans and at least one senior Democrat swiftly condemned President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday of a normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.

The announcement came after the Cuban government released Alan Gross — a prisoner who was being held on espionage charges for trying to establish a telecommunications network outside of government control — and another U.S. intelligence agent. The United States sent back three Cuban spies in exchange. The U.S. will also begin the process of removing Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism. The new approach represents the largest policy change since the U.S. imposed its embargo against Cuba in January of 1961 in the aftermath of the communist revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Republicans expressed enthusiasm for Gross’ release but spoke out against the administration’s new approach. House Speaker John Boehner argued that America’s policy toward the island nation “should not be revisited…until the Cuban people enjoy freedom — and not a second sooner” and characterized the move as “another in a long line of mindless concessions to a dictatorship.”

Sen. Marco Rubio — who is of Cuban descent — gave interviews to every news organization promising to “make every effort to block this dangerous and desperate attempt” as the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Western Hemisphere subcommittee. He argued the “new policy is based on an illusion, on a lie” and sets a “dangerous precedent” that “will only cause other tyrants from Caracas to Tehran to Pyongyang to see that they can take advantage of President Obama’s naiveté during his final two years in office.” Sen. Bob Menendez , the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, generally echoed Rubio’s criticism.

But the Republicans’ outcry against the new policy contradicts their own faith in the power of free market economies. Under the administration’s policy, the U.S. will restore full diplomatic relations, ease travel in 12 existing categories, allow the U.S. to import more goods, expand exports to Cuba, among other changes. Opening up trade and investing opportunities will likely push Cuba toward a more American-style economy — the kind Republicans argue leads to freedom.
“We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” Obama said. “These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It’s time for a new approach.”
The Castro government in Cuba — led by Fidel’s brother Raul — has also adopted significant reforms in recent years. Cuban citizens can now work in private-sector jobs and own property, engage in some degree of criticism against the government, and prominent dissidents can travel abroad. The government also encourages foreign investment and has released political prisoners. It estimates that the embargo has cost the economy more than $975 billion.

In his remarks, Obama argued that the 50-year embargo has failed to upend the Castro regime, only “providing the Cuban government with a rationale for restrictions on its own people” and pointed out that the United States has long ago re-established diplomatic relations with China, “a far larger country also governed by the Communist Party” that is similarly responsible for squashing dissent and other human rights abuses.
“I am convinced that through a policy of engagement, we can more effectively stand up for our values and help the Cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century,” he said.
Polls have consistently found that a majority of Americans, Cuban Americans, and even Republicans support normalization of relations with Cuba. According to a survey poll conducted for the Atlantic Council, 56 percent of Americans and 52 percent of Republicans support “normalizing relations or engaging more directly with Cuba.” More than half of Cuban Americans in Miami agree.

The deal came after 18 months of secret talks with Cuba that were encouraged by Pope Francis. Obama and President Raúl Castro held a 45-minute telephone conversation on Tuesday to finalize the details. It was the first time leaders of the two countries had spoken directly in more than 50 years, administration officials claimed.





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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KEY MICHAEL BROWN WITNESS, #40 - WAS NEVER NEAR THE MURDER SCENE.....

SANDRA MCELROY HAS SOME SPLANNIN TO DO


A bombshell investigative report at The Smoking Gun claims to have unmasked “Witness 40″ as Sandra McElroy, and alleges she was nowhere near the scene of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer, as she testified under oath. Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown was not indicted in a controversial grand jury decision in late November, sparking nationwide protests. Wilson described Brown as a hulking menace ready to kill him with his bare hands. Some witness testimony supported this while many others described Brown as surrendering as he was shot.

Fox News' Sean Hannity's favorite witness has come under scrutiny. In meticulous detail, the report eviscerates her credibility as a witness. The Smoking Gun says that it uncovered her identity through social media messages, statements in her testimony and details of her life, and that she then confirmed that she was the witness. The report explains that McElroy,
“…waited four weeks after the shooting to contact cops. By the time she gave St. Louis police a statement on September 11, a general outline of Wilson’s version of the shooting had already appeared in the press. McElroy’s account of the confrontation dovetailed with Wilson’s reported recollection of the incident.”
The report describes how McElroy’s testimony was essentially a description of information already available in the media due to leaks by the Ferguson Police Department. This amounted to a rehash of Wilson’s testimony that Brown reached into his car and punched him, and that he later rushed him. Her alleged reason for being in the neighborhood raised red flags with investigators, but was used in grand jury testimony anyway,
“McElroy’s tale was met with skepticism by the investigators, who reminded her that it was a crime to lie to federal agents. When questioned about inconsistencies in her story, McElroy was resolute about her vivid, blow-by-blow description of the deadly Brown-Wilson confrontation. ‘I know what I seen,’ she said. ‘I know you don’t believe me.’
When asked what she was doing in Ferguson–which is about 30 miles north of her home–McElroy explained that she was planning to ‘pop in’ on a former high school classmate she had not seen in 26 years. Saddled with an incorrect address and no cell phone, McElroy claimed that she pulled over to smoke a cigarette and seek directions from a black man standing under a tree. In short order, the violent confrontation between Brown and Wilson purportedly played out in front of McElroy.

Despite an abundance of red flags, state prosecutors put McElroy in front of the Ferguson grand jury the day after her meeting with the federal officials. After the 12-member panel listened to a tape of her interview conducted at the FBI office, McElroy appeared and, under oath, regaled the jurors with her eyewitness claims.”
After providing this testimony, she returned to the grand jury the next day with a spiral bound notebook, supposedly containing her observations that she wrote down after the shooting. When presenting the notebook, she changed her story.

WHO KILLED MICHAEL BROWN Video courtesy of Mark Fiore



“Before testifying about the content of her notebook scribblings, McElroy admitted that she had not driven to Ferguson in search of an African-American pal she had last seen in 1988. Instead, McElroy offered a substitute explanation that was, remarkably, an even bigger lie.
McElroy, again under oath, explained to grand jurors that she was something of an amateur urban anthropologist. Every couple of weeks, McElroy testified, she likes to ‘go into all the African-American neighborhoods.’ During these weekend sojourns–apparently conducted when her ex has the kids–McElroy said she will ‘go in and have coffee and I will strike up a conversation with an African-American and I will try to talk to them because I’m trying to understand more.'”

Her journal entry account of what she was planning to do the day of the shooting is,
“Well I'm gonna take my random drive to Florissant. Need to understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People.”

The report details legal trouble she has run into in the past, including writing fraudulent checks. Once when she was in bankruptcy court, her lawyer asked to be removed from her case because McElroy
“repeatedly used profanity when speaking with Counsel’s secretary which escalated to the use of racial slurs.”
After local police rescued a boy held captive for years, McElroy called local media and claimed to have told police where the boy was. Police stated,
“The Kirkwood Police Department has investigated her allegation and we have no record of any contact with Mrs. McElroy in regards to Shawn Hornbeck. We have found that this story is a complete fabrication.”
The report describes that McElroy testified that she has a faulty memory stemming from a 2001 car accident in which she was launched through the windshield. She was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was a teenager, and not has not taken medication to treat it for 25 years.

Before she spoke to police and claimed to have witnessed the shooting, she made comments on social media logically inconsistent with the perspective of someone who had seen it. On social media, McElroy posted an image of a police officer standing over Mike Brown’s dead body with a caption that read,
“Mike Brown already received justice so please, stop asking for it.”
Finally, McElroy launched a Facebook page to raise money for Darren Wilson. When questioned about it, she said it was for Ferguson first responders dealing with the riots. But the page claimed to have sent money to the Darren Wilson Trust Fund.

The report is incredibly damning of the entire Justice proceedings of the case. It especially calls into question the conduct and conclusion of the grand jury. If this detailed, researched report is even remotely true, McElroy’s legal history and overt biases should have disqualified her ludicrous story from being taken seriously. She should have been torn to pieces by the prosecutor. And in a regular trial, her testimony would have been demolished under cross-examination. That someone with such a troubled past, whose story was so problematic, was allowed to stand as a witness, virtually unchallenged, is scathing evidence that the grand jury was woefully inadequate. It underscores the validity of the nationwide protests pleading with the nation that something is very wrong in our Justice system.

Racist, bi-polar and not near the murder scene, nothing to see here, move on!

Let's stop focusing on facts for a while and just put our faith in the white police officer.
~Republican Jesus


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GOD BLESS TED CRUZ'S IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY


TED CRUZ AWARDED NUMBNUTZ OF THE YEAR 2014


Rachel Maddow reports on how political grandstanding against President Obama's immigration actions by Ted Cruz in the Senate allowed Senate Democrats more time to confirm more presidential nominees, including Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General.




How the pompous have fallen on their own petard.




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Monday, December 15, 2014

POLICE IN CLEVELAND DEMAND APOLOGY

ANDREW HAWKINS SUPPORTING TAMIR RICE AND JOHN CRAWFORD


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins became the latest player to join on-field protests against recent police shootings of black men on Sunday, when he walked onto the field with a t-shirt that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” over his jersey.

Rice was the 12-year-old who Cleveland police shot in November after they received calls that he was playing with a toy gun in a park near his home; Crawford was killed by police in August in an Ohio while holding an air gun in a Walmart. Both were black.

Now, the Cleveland police union is demanding an apology from Hawkins and the Browns, saying that players like Hawkins don’t understand the law enough to take a stand.
“It’s pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law,” Jeff Follman, the president of the Police Patrolman Union in Cleveland, said in a statement to Cleveland news station newsnet5. “They should stick to what they know best on the field. The Cleveland Police protect and serve the Browns stadium and the Browns organization owes us an apology.”
“He’s an athlete. He’s someone with no facts of the case whatsoever,” Follmer said later, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “He’s disrespecting the police on a job that we had to do and make a split-second decision.”
The union statement is similar to one issued by the St. Louis police union after five Rams players walked onto the field before a game displaying the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in August. In that instance, the union called on the team and the NFL to discipline the five players. Though neither the Rams nor the NFL did so, the Rams last week made a donation to a local police charity.

The Browns responded to Follmer and the union in a statement, saying: “We have great respect for the Cleveland Police Department and the work that they do to protect and serve our city. We also respect our players’ rights to project their support and bring awareness to issues that are important to them if done so in a responsible manner.”

After the Rams players protested, similar gestures spread across sports, especially after a grand jury in New York declined to bring charges against a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was choked to death by police in Staten Island. Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose took the court the next weekend wearing a shirt that read, “I Can’t Breathe,” which were among Garner’s last words and has become a rallying cry in protests across the country. Multiple NFL players, including Hawkins’ teammate Johnson Bademosi, wore similar shirts last weekend as the protests spread across the sports world. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and other players have worn the shirts too.

The protests continued through the week and into this weekend, spreading to the ranks of college basketball. Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team and Georgetown’s men’s team were among those that wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts before a game this weekend. The University of California women’s basketball team took the court Saturday wearing handmade shirts that bore the names of black men and teens killed recently by police.


It should be a cold day in hell before this inept derelict police department gets an apology from anyone, let alone the Cleveland Browns. 





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Sunday, December 14, 2014

EX VIRGINIA VAGINA PROBING GOVERNOR BOB TRANSVAGINAL MCDONNELL VIEWING 10 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON





Washington Post:

The federal agency that will play a pivotal role in guiding the sentence of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell has recommended that the onetime Republican rising star spend at least 10 years and a month in prison, according to several people familiar with the matter. 
The guidelines recommended by the U.S. probation office are preliminary, and even if finalized, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer is not required to follow them. But experts said that Spencer typically heeds the probation office’s advice, and judges in his district have imposed sentences within the recommendations more than 70 percent of the time in recent years. 
“It’s of critical importance,” said Scott Fredericksen, a white-collar criminal defense lawyer. “The fact is, the vast majority of times, courts follow those recommendations closely.”


The hubris of this numbnutz is overwhelming. He was offered a plea deal for one charge for him and none for his wife, now they'll both pay dearly.

Pro Tip Bob: Don't bend over for the soap Bob.

Let the rectal feeding begin!





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Saturday, December 13, 2014

WHO KILLED MICHAEL BROWN?

ALL REASONS WHY MICHAEL BROWN DIDN'T DIE



VIDEO COURTESY OF MARK FIORE




It seems that everyone but Darren Wilson is responsible for the death of Michael Brown. It’s Michael Brown’s fault, black-on-black violence is at fault, it’s a culture of disrespect and lawbreaking that’s at fault, take your pick. Perhaps the best spew of logic came from Rudy Giuliani, who essentially said, if you black people didn’t kill yourselves so much we wouldn't have to send so many white cops down there to kill you as well.

Yes, crime in black communities is bad. Yes, white police officers killing unarmed black people is bad. Are we not capable of holding two thoughts in our collective head at the same time? It sure seems that many people only talk of “black-on-black” crime when they are defending a white police officer.

Now that another tragedy has happened in the blink of an eye and the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera was not indicted (who you gonna’ believe, your lyin’ eyes or the police union?), let’s hope the growing outrage continues to spotlight police brutality and brings an end to these all-too-frequent killings.







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Friday, December 12, 2014

CONGRESS TO POLICE, COUNT YOUR KILL NUMBERS

CONGRESSIONAL BILL AWAITING OBAMA SIGNATURE ON POLICE KILL NUMBERS


This week as all eyes were on budget deal wrangling, with little attention and fanfare, Congress actually got something done to reform the police. It passed a bill that could result in complete, national data on police shootings and other deaths in law enforcement custody.

Right now, we have nothing close to that. Police departments are not required to report information about police to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Some do, others don’t, others submit it some years and not others or submit potentially incomplete numbers, making it near-impossible to know how many people police kill every year. Based on the figures that are reported to the federal government, ProPublica recently concluded that young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than whites.

Under the bill awaiting Obama’s signature, states receiving federal funds would be required to report every quarter on deaths in law enforcement custody. This includes not those who are killed by police during a stop, arrest, or other interaction. It also includes those who die in jail or prison. And it requires details about these shootings including gender, race, as well as at least some circumstances surrounding the death.

The bill is a reauthorization of legislation that expired in 2006. Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott has been trying to revive it since then without success. Scott told the Washington Post the first time the bill passed in 2000, it took years before data started to come in, because of “the way government works,” and then the bill expired. But if states don’t report information, the federal government could use its power to withhold funds to force compliance. It passed the House last year, but finally moved through the Senate this week on the momentum of post-Ferguson outrage.

The bill also “requires the Attorney General to study such information and report on means by which it can be used to reduce the number of such deaths.”

Why is it, that in 2014, that police have to be directed by congress to statistically track these numbers, shouldn't this metric be something that they were capturing, oh, I don't know, maybe fifty years ago?

Police department transparency, if they don't get it's importance on their own, we'll force them to get it.






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Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMERICA'S AWESOMENESS

STEWART BECOMES FLABBERGASTED  OVER NICOLE WALLACE COMMENTS


Jon Stewart struggled to find comedy in the torture report out this week. He fought his hardest to avoid talking about it, but had to do a “swan dive into the grim morass of Satan’s anus.”

Fortunately, he found two bright spots to hone in on. First, the return of “good McCain.” John McCain spoke out strongly against torture this week and Stewart very happily celebrated the fact that McCain is back to being the straight talker he used to have the reputation of being.

And secondly, Stewart burst out laughing upon hearing Fox News host Andrea Tantaros dismissing the torture report because “America is awesome.” Stewart said, “That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard!” He and correspondent Hasan Minhaj proceeded to mercilessly mock Tantaros over America’s supposed awesomeness.

AMERICA'S GOT TORTURE Video Courtesy of Comedy Central




Nicole Wallace, Andrea Tantaros, you ladies are today's worst persons of the world. Congratulations ladies!




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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ENHANCED INTERROGATION, THE NEW TERM FOR TORTURE




There aren't many subjects I'd say I agree on with regards to Sen. McCain, but credit due to him for speaking out so clearly and honestly on CIA torture, unlike other right wing nut jobs who wanted the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program delayed or kept secret forever.

We know what arguments defenders of "enhanced interrogation techniques" will martial in response to the newly-released report: they will claim that the techniques used weren't really torture, and that they were instrumental in acquiring valuable intelligence information that was used to prevent future terrorist attacks, capture dangerous people, and keep Americans safe.

It doesn't matter if those defenses are correct (and they almost certainly are not). It is not actually acceptable to break a person using techniques that are merely "harsh." It is the breaking that should concern us, not how it is achieved or the outcome. That is torture. Torture is wrong.

Senator and once POW John McCain Speaking torture, er I mean "enhanced interrogation"




It should go without saying, but a society in which the government subjects people to unbearable pain or intolerable threats in order to break their will and control their behavior is not a free society. Freedom requires that there be a point at which an individual can decide to oppose the state's wishes. There may be consequences to that decision, but the ability to make it matters.

Torture destroys that choice. No number of euphemisms like "enhanced interrogation techniques" can hide the truth that the point of harsh interrogations is to leave their subjects with no option but to betray themselves in order to satisfy their torturers.


SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTEL REPORT





Apparently, to conservative America, the only way to defeat barbarians is to become barbarians. The CIA subjected detainees to "rectal re-hydration" better know as "rectal feeding". Like waterboarding, if this is not torture, the come to my home so I can re-hydrate you through your ass - and then tell the world when done, if I tortured you or not.

If indeed it is as Dick Cheney says, then Christ was not tortured. The Jews and Romans simply used enhanced interrogation methods on him. If you're more upset at a government that tried to give Americans healthcare than a government who tortures other humans, keep calling yourselves "Christians" and watch Fox News for further instruction.

BLOGGER PROTIP: If you have to argue "ISIS is worse", then you've already lost the argument, go back to the end of the line.

I guess we're done discussing what is torture and what's not right?

FYI: If you're looking for the guys who say America's a Christian nation, they're busy right now defending torture (enhanced interrogation) and trying to take away your health insurance!
From favorite tweet from last night: "Dick Cheney wishes all of you "Season's Beatings" this holiday season. And reminds you that "Jesus is the Reason for the Treason."







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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

JON STEWART TO FOX & FRIENDS TROLL BRIAN KILMEADE: "FUCK YOU!"

STEWART RESPONDING TO FOX & FRIENDS


MEDIA COUNTER-ERRORISM:

As upset as he was over an “unforced error” on Monday, Daily Show host Jon Stewart saved the most anger for Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade for invoking the 9/11 attacks to paint Stewart as being anti-police.
“By the way, jackass, you can truly grieve for every officer who’s been lost in the line of duty in this country, and still be troubled by cases of police overreach,” Stewart said. “Those two ideas are not mutually exclusive. You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them to be held to high standards.”
Stewart opened the show by apologizing for mistakenly listing Dante Parker alongside recent victims of police shootings like Tamir Rice and John Crawford in Ohio. Parker was actually Tased during an encounter with San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies this past August before dying at a local hospital. His cause of death was listed as a drug overdose.

Stewart was upset with himself for the error, he said, because it would shift the discussion away from the larger issues surrounding police use of force.

Jon Stewart Destroying Fox's Brian Kilmeade Video Courtesy of Comedy Central:

"MEDIA COUNTER-ERRORISM"




Fox news lies constantly, its to the point where media outlets and journalists alike - they just ignore Fox and move on to the real news of the day.






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Monday, December 8, 2014

THE DRUGSTER HAS A MOMENT ON FOX NEWS

THE DRUGSTER HAVING A MOMENT OF FOX SUNDAY


Fox News' Chris Wallace questioned Mr. Oxycontin on his views and the words he says to justify his insane claims - which prompted the Drugster to come unhinged.








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Sunday, December 7, 2014

RICHARD PRYOR SPEAKS ON POLICE "CHOKEHOLD" IN 1977

THE LATE RICHARD PRYOR SPEAKING ON POLICE BRUTALITY IN 1977





Oscar Wilde said it best:
"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh"......

And the end of the quote goes like this:
".......otherwise they'll kill you".

Thirty six years later, and we're still choking African-Americans. Let's check the manual, sadly, it's still the same edition in 2014 as it was in 1977.







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Saturday, December 6, 2014

DAMN OBAMA, THE ECONOMY IS FLOURISHING

DON"T LOOK NOW BUT THE ECONOMY IS BOOMING



Rachel Maddow last night reported on the litany of positive economic indicators, including significant job growth, lower gas prices, higher wages, and a lower number of uninsured, and the difficulty that right wing nuts are having formulating a response.

Video Courtesy of MSNBC




Nothing to see here America, move on! 





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Friday, December 5, 2014

UNTITED STATES OF WHAT THE FUCK





What police problem you ask? So bad is the Cleveland police department, that once again, a second time in ten years, Cleveland's entire police department is directed to be under an entire reform to be conducted by the Department of Justice.

In a grotesque 59-page report released by the United States Department of Justice on Thursday reveals widespread, excessive use of force by police officers in Cleveland. Cleveland is the city where cops recently killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was carrying a toy gun on a playground, and just before that, Tanesha Anderson died in police hands when cops were supposed to be transporting her for mental health treatment.

DOJ STEPS IS ON CLEVELAND PD Video Courtesy of MSNBC




The overarching conclusion of the report is that Cleveland police “too often use unnecessary and unreasonable force in violation of the Constitution,” and that “supervisors tolerate this behavior and, in some cases, endorse it.” The report points to a “pattern or practice of using unreasonable force in violation of the Fourth Amendment,” including the “unnecessary and excessive use of deadly force,” similar use of non-deadly force, and “excessive force against persons who are mentally ill or in crisis.”


CLEVELAND OFFICER FOUND TO BE INCAPABLE OF POLICING, GETS TO POLICE AND KILL. Video Courtesy of MSNBC



A press release accompanying the report announces that “the Justice Department and the city of Cleveland have signed a statement of principles committing them to develop a court enforceable consent decree that will include a requirement for an independent monitor who will oversee and ensure necessary reforms.” A consent decree is an agreement negotiated between DOJ and the city that can be overseen and potentially enforced by a federal court once it is finalized.

These above scathing reports show a police department so corrupt, that its unfathomable that in circa 2014, that this type of shit can be ongoing. What police problem?

If this blog is not proof positive that police forces have issues, if after reading this blog and viewing the horrible policing videos in Cleveland - that you say this is OK, that these actions are indeed acceptable in our towns and cities, then you are dumber than I give credit for.

In no way shape or form is the acceptable, we don't even treat our enemy combatants this horrible.

Pro-tip to all officers of law, maybe just maybe, let me suggest to you, the practice of letting unarmed citizens live.

I sit ashamed shaking my head.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~ Ben Franklin


"I CAN'T BREATHE"!


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER DANIEL PANTALEO FREE TO CHOKE HOLD AND KILL AGAIN

ERIC GARNER'S LAST ELEVEN WORDS, 'I CAN'T BREATHE"!

"I CANT" BREATHE!"

We asked for cops to have body cameras, when Eric Garner was killed by officer Daniel Pantaleo, we indeed had pristine video of the entire event, we had a medical examiner for the state of New York saying that this video indeed confirmed scientific evidence - that the killing of Eric Garner was indeed homicide. On top of that, we have officer Daniel Pantaleo using a choke hold banned by his own departments "use of force" policy.

Even with all the above, the Staten Island grand jury failed to launch, failed to indict this man with a license to kill.

Even Jon Stewart found it hard to come up with anything funny to say on Wednesday in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with the death of Eric Garner.

Video Courtesy of Comedy Central


Video Courtesy of MSNBC




Moving forward this is a human race issue with police, not just a black thing. What needs to happen moving forward:

Grand Juries can no longer be the tool for vetting police officers misconduct and murders, For the lone fact that zero transparency is allotted and the very close association of police and prosecutors. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and no other institution in this world allows its own to investigate itself.

If grand juries continue to operate, prosecutors need to recues themselves from the process and allow independent counsel must be assigned.

If grand juries are allowed to exist, transparency is key and the loss of secrecy are paramount.

Police can no longer investigate themselves.

Police "use of force" policies must be approved by outside sources.

Cross examination must be allowed to happen in grand jury proceedings. There has to be a process for vetting bullshit from facts.

Make police choke holds illegal, not just ban them in policies, make it a law.

Review police tactics and require more than a high school education - more training on how to deal with communities and less time practicing kill tactics.

I really can't believe this is my country readers, I can't believe that not one uniformed police office is standing up to say, we got this one wrong. But not so surprising - the brotherhood of blue runs deeper than the blood of true family members, which in itself is disgusting, deplorable and a tragedy.

I've heard many saying "c'mon America, we can do better", evidently not.

Like officer Wilson, now that the inept grand jury has spoken in NYC case, sleep well with a "clean and clear conscience" officer Pantaleo, sleep well! May the ghost of Eric Garner haunt you ass for your remaining days on earth.

Seriously readers: A man was killed because he was selling smokes that were non-taxed. The tax on the smokes is what, less than four dollars, and that this four dollars is a top one major priority for police to police - for when they leave the morning briefing for the day, its to tackle "loose smoke sales"? - one of America's best and proudest moments.

God is watching America, and he's not happy!

What video did the grand jury see? Maybe we should validate that grand juries have an IQ above 3?

I am disgusted, appalled, angry, ashamed, that in 2014, we are no smarter nor better than we were 300 years ago.

How much money is ABC planning on paying Eric Garner's killer for an "exclusive interview"? Last one got half a million. Pretty lucrative career having a license to kill no?

Blatant racism is a painful acute wound that can be healed; Systemic racism is terminal.

If there is a bright side to this story, we can now save hundreds of millions of dollars on not buying cameras for cops. As we found out yesterday, that a picture, not always worth a thousand words!

I CAN"T BREATHE!

Related: Grand Jury indicts man who filmed Eric Garner's death.

Cop unfit to be an officer, becomes an officer and kills a 12 year old

Twitter hashtag #crimingwhilewhite

White-on-white crime just as high as black-on-black crime







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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"SHITTY WHITE PEOPLE" AND "RACE-A-HOLICS"

JON STEWART AND LARRY WILMORE DISSECT THE FERGUSON "RACE" PROBLEM  


"Isn't it interesting how witness testimony is so unreliable." ~ Jon Stewart

The daily Show host Jon Stewart and correspondent Larry Wilmore rebuked conservatives on Tuesday for harping on crime statistics in response to the Ferguson demonstrations.

“What would you say to those people?” Stewart asked Wilmore, who will debut as host of the Nightly Show next month.
“I would say they can go fuck themselves, Jon,” Wilmore said. “First of all, can we quit calling it ‘Black-on-Black’ crime? It’s just crime, ok? I mean, ‘Black-on-Black’ just makes it sound like a category on Redtube.”
The conversation about “Black-on-Black” crime, Wilmore argued, is already happening within Black communities.

“Do you think people are using this argument as a way to invalidate the righteous nature of any of the protests?” Stewart asked next.



In response, Wilmore played a clip of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly accusing protesters of “aiding and abetting” looters by not leaving demonstration sites, and saying that violence during the protests had increased bias against African-Americans.
“I have a dream, Jon,” Wilmore said. “That one day, the actions of a few sh*tty white people will be seen as discrediting their entire race.”
Stewart also mocked the St. Louis County Police Association for misstating on Monday that the NFL’s St. Louis Rams had apologized after five of its players took the field this week making the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture that has characterized protests in Ferguson and around the U.S.
“I see the confusion,” Stewart said. “The Rams made the ‘Sorry if you were offended’ non-apology that no one ever believes is an actual apology. And instead of rejecting the non-apology outright like a normal group, the cops confused things even more by accepting it, forcing the Rams to clarify the passive-aggressive nature of their non-apology. Which means at least, finally, in this country, we’re having the important national conversation about semantics we need.”
Before you watch Stewart's clips, it should be noted that "white-on-white crime is 84 percent, six points lower than Black killings. Let that sink in before you ever throw another stone at African-Americans. If this number is not just as disgusting as the black-on-black violence, then you are a special kind of stupid!

PART ONE Video Courtesy of Comedy Central



PART TWO Video Courtesy of Comedy Central




Final word, racism is an easy fix - how do we eradicate racism, outlaw it, you want to wipe out racism, outlaw racism. Put a memory so deeply entrenched in the minds and souls of any bigot - so deep, that the next 40 generations of these idiots will remember what happened to their ignorant family members.

RELATED:

St. Louis PD has two police associations, one for whites and one for African-Americans.






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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

JON STEWART TAKES ON "ISOLATED INCIDENTS", "RACIAL ARSONISTS" AND "RACE INSTIGATORS"

JON STEWART LAMENTING FOX NEWS ON FERGUSON PROTESTERS



Jon Stewart just back from a week off, laments Fox News and it's "paid" commentators for its views on the Ferguson protests.

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

Stewart looked at the skewed framing of the Ferguson protests by one particular network, Fox News. And then Stewart methodically ripped their posterior. He called out Fox News' hypocrisy, their blatant ignoring of "systemic injustice,” and Fox News' insistence that the protests were incited by "race arsonists."

Video Courtesy of Comedy Central




Nothing more to say other than "nailed it"!






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Monday, December 1, 2014

GLENN GROTHMAN RATCHETS UP STUPID

GLENN GROTHMAN - NFTOS ASSHAT OF THE DAY


Wisconsin's Tin Foil Hat Society Representative - Elect Glenn Grothman couldn't wait until he was sworn into office before entering himself in the dumbest congressman contest.

GROTHMAN




Grothman is no stranger to stupid, as he has stated that single parenthood is the equivalent of child abuse.

Grothman doesn't just exploit misogyny, he is also fluent in racism. He's been known to disparage Kwanzaa, saying no one celebrates it and that it's a racist attack on Christmas. He also feels that making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday is an insult to taxpayers.

We're not do done, Grothman's dossier includes the accusation that the only type people "vote inappropriately" is when it's for a Democrat and that the working poor really don't want weekends.

We would be derelict if I did not include one of Grothman's truly moronic moments, when he said that teaching about alternative lifestyles in sex ed was part of an agenda to make kids gay:
Grothman's opposition to discussing and recognizing different sexual orientations in schools seems to come his belief that instructors who lead these talks would have what he called an "agenda" to persuade students to become gay.

Mr. Grothman is not just stupid, he's that special kind of stupid that takes humanity back to B.C. Move over Louie Gohmert, step aside Joni Ernst, there is a new asshat in town, and his name is Glenn Grothman.

With regards to Grothman, I think someone let the cheese ferment to long.

Glenn Grothman, congratulations sir, you are awarded both our asshat and worst person of world for the day. Enjoy numbnutz!






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Sunday, November 30, 2014

COP KILLS IN LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS, THEN DOESN'T PROVIDE FIRST AID FOR OVER FOUR MINUTES




Protecting and Serving the shit out of us:

The Cleveland officers who shot a 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun then failed to give him first aid for nearly four minutes. The boy was finally administered first aid when a detective and FBI agent arrived at the scene.

But it was too late. The boy, Tamir Rice, died after being transported to the hospital.

According to newly surveillance video, Rice was shot by the officers within two seconds of their arrival at the scene.




A department spokesman told a local ABC station he “was unsure of the policy related to how and when officers are required to provide medical assistance.” The officers’ conduct is “under investigation.”

The officers believed that the 12-year-old Rice was a “black male” who appeared “about 20.”

The family is outspoken in their belief that their son’s death was avoidable, had the police officers acted appropriately. The U.S. Justice Department has an ongoing investigation into the Cleveland Police “over allegations of excessive and unreasonable deadly force.

As per the norm in this country, whether it be cops or gun huggers, its shoot first ask questions later.


Bundy Militia Aiming At Federal Agents

At the Bundy ranch we had white men aiming rifles at federal agents - the Second Amendment doesn't apply to black people. White men with guns equals Second Amendment right, black men with guns equals thugs who deserve a death sentence.

What kind of human, let alone a man sworn to protect and serve the shit out of us, takes four minutes to save a live, your answer, an in-human one.

The NRA and GOP [Guns Over People] have reduced America to armchair Judge's, Jury's and executioners. Selling our soul's to the lowest bidders. Maybe this officer, like Darren Wilson, saw demons and thought this twelve year old looked like Hulk Hogan?

What an utter clusterfuck this is. What cop barrels up like the A-Team within 3 feet of an armed suspect, despite their age? The cops yelled three times for him to drop the gun? Not likely. With the mentality of police of late, maybe first aid was withheld because these incompetent cops began to realize that dead men (kids) tell no tales.

Too often is the case, many American cops think its their duty to carry out a final solution to the Black problem.

America is at a golden age, where authoritarian incompetence has run rampant. Being a cop is not a license to kill, its a license to protect. When the mentality exists - "that we trust no one", that you are guilty before proven innocent - herein lies the problem.

This is the second story of late, where an African American with a toy gun has been peppered with bullets by over zealots with a badge and gun.

Utterly fucking Disgusting people!





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Saturday, November 29, 2014

SECEDING FROM THE UNION ONE LAW AT A TIME

LET TEXAS SECEDE


Under an unconstitutional proposal by Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn, just two people in the state of Texas — the state house speaker and the lieutenant governor — would effectively have the power to suspend any federal law within Texas’s borders, at least temporarily. The legislation creates a 14 member “joint legislative committee on nullification” that is co-chaired by the speaker and lieutenant governor. Half of the dozen remaining members are appointed by one of the committee’s chairs, while the other half are appointed by the other chair (although only eight of the committee’s fourteen total members may belong to the same political party). A bare majority of the committee, eight votes, may temporarily declare that a federal law “has no legal effect in this state.” If that declaration is ratified by the state legislature in the next legislative session, it becomes permanent.

Thus, by stacking the committee with loyalists, Texas’s speaker and lieutenant governor could effectively pick and choose which federal laws they wish to nullify, so long as they can agree with each other about what laws to target. Or, at least, they could do so if this proposal were constitutional.

Rep. Flynn’s proposal is rooted in an unconstitutional theory known as “nullification,” which claims that a state can unilaterally declare a federal law unconstitutional and thus void within the state’s borders. The Constitution, however, explicitly provides that duly enacted federal laws “shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” Thus, federal law is “supreme” over state law, and state laws that conflict with federal law — or which seek to openly defy federal law — are preempted by the federal government’s legislation.

Proponents of nullification seek to get around this fact by arguing that state lawmakers aren’t simply invalidating the law they do not wish to follow, they are also declaring it unconstitutional. But the Constitution does not give state lawmakers the power to issue binding pronouncements on whether federal laws are constitutional. To the contrary, the Constitution provides that “the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” If a federal law actually is unconstitutional, then the proper legal course is to file a lawsuit seeking to strike the law down. As James Madison warned early in American history, nullification would “speedily put an end to the Union itself” because it would render each obligation a state’s citizens owe to the union as a whole optional. In effect, nullification is a way to secede from the union one law at a time.

Flynn’s bill containing his proposal was only filed earlier this month, so it remains to be seen whether it will gain steam in the legislature. There is, however, at least some signs that a grand proposal for nullification will be taken seriously in Texas — in 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a law purporting to nullify a 2007 law signed by President George W. Bush that gradually phases out older, less energy efficient light bulbs.

My questions is, how can we help Texas secede? What can or should the rest of the country do to make this happen?







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