Category Archives: Police violence

Open Thread | DEFUND THE POLICE?!? What is this foolishness?!😠

I have been watching the protests. Seeing the progress that the protesters have made. And, suddenly, we got idiots going from BLACK LIVES MATTER to DEFUND THE POLICE? WTF is this nonsense? Once again, these young folk are getting played.😠 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Why This Moment In Time?

Yesterday was the homegoing service for George Floyd. Been thinking a lot, as I watched the protests from across the world. Why this incident? Why now? I don’t really have an answer, except for that I don’t think it was … Continue reading

Posted in activism, African Americans, Black History, Black Lives Matter, Breaking News, Criminal Justice, Department of Justice, History, injustice, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police Reform, Police violence, Politics, Rikyrah's Rant | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Open Thread | Some Words

The past few days have been hard. Just hard.   pic.twitter.com/vkK5hRvvjW — Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 1, 2020

Posted in activism, Breaking News, Current Events, Democracy, Ferguson, injustice, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police Reform, Police violence, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 73 Comments

Open Thread | Don’t Fall For the Okeydoke

Been watching the protests with a curious eye.😒😒   George Floyd's murder was about race, not class. — Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May 31, 2020 SAY IT AGAIN😠😠😠 George Floyd's murder was about race, not class. — Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Black Lives Matter, Breaking News, Criminal Justice, Department of Justice, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police Reform, Police violence, Politics, Protests | Tagged , , , , , , , | 73 Comments

Open Thread | Dear Michael Bloomberg, Nobody Believes Your ‘Stop & Frisk’ Apology😠😠😠

Stunning news: @MikeBloomberg, who is preparing to run for president, is apologizing for his NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk at Christian Cultural Center. He has adamantly defended it for years, even as crime has gone down as stops have been reduced. … Continue reading

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Coverage of Amber Guyger Murder Trial- Day 7-Verdict Watch

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is on trial for murder after she fatally shot Botham Shem Jean on September 6, 2018. Guyger was off duty but still in uniform when she went into Jean’s apartment at South Side Flats. … Continue reading

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Coverage of Amber Guyger Murder Trial

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is on trial for murder after she fatally shot Botham Shem Jean on September 6, 2018. Guyger was off duty but still in uniform when she went into Jean’s apartment at South Side Flats. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Why Aren’t Our Children Allowed to be Children?😢

The important issues for Black women: .@Essence poll: Most important issues for black women #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/Lj4M6aKejZ — AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) September 8, 2019 Essence Magazine did a poll consisting of Black women. Joy Reid revealed the results on … Continue reading

Posted in Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Politics, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, racial terror, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 93 Comments

Tuesday Open Thread | Police officer suggests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

A police officer in Louisiana suggested in a social media post that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot, calling the progressive Democratic congresswoman from New York a “vile idiot.” “This vile idiot needs a round,” officer Charlie Rispoli wrote in … Continue reading

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Julian Castro’s Police Reform Policy

People First Policing Plan On the day Julián announced his candidacy for President of the United States, he talked about health care and education, economic prosperity and immigration. And he also talked about the frightening rate at which unarmed black … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Elections, 2020 Presidential Campaign, Black Lives Matter, Current Events, Police bruality, Police Reform, Police violence, Politics, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments