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Why We Dream About a World Without Police
Monday, 18 July 2016 09:43
By William C. Anderson, Praxis Center |

Police line up during a Black Lives Matter protest in West Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2015. (Photo: Arash Azizzada / Flickr)

The last few years have been rough. President Obama's last term in the White House has given many of us some of the most polarizing times we have ever experienced. It goes without saying that many have felt hopeless after being promised a change. Political disillusionment has clouded the air in a country struggling to find its true identity. In the midst of all this, unrelenting police violence has been in the spotlight driven by organized resistance to police brutality and renewed media interest. Police violence hasn't necessarily gotten worse, but it's being talked about more. This national conversation is absolutely necessary and should not let up. It's important to utilize the tools we have -- like our words -- to rebel. Using words as resistance, Truthout recently published their first anthology, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? edited by Maya Schenwar, Joe Macare and Alana Yu-lan.
As the United States prepares to cast votes in the presidential election, people are reflecting. It's no surprise to hear representatives of the political establishment making promises about which of society's ailments they have a cure for. Each candidate appeals to the desires of their base. Politicians are expected to at least pretend that they care about bettering the lives of people in this nation. One of the issues that candidates have not been able to avoid is police violence. Trump has said he believes the police in this country are "amazing people" and Black Lives Matter is "trouble" while Clinton has attempted to ally herself with "Black Lives Matter" and sought to distance herself from an anti-Black past that included supporting her husband's 1994 Crime Bill. Both Trump's intentional ignorance and Clinton's performance of understanding illuminate the dire nature of people on the ground finding our own solutions.
The never-ending cycle of extra-judicial killing by police recently took the life of Alton Sterling, and immediately, we saw the standard reactions of grief, disgrace, and faith in an ineffective justice system. But voices speaking out against demands to "let the system work" and "let the police do their job" are increasing. Many of us want more from our society. The work to amplify and make these voices heard is exhausting, but necessary. Our lives depend on collecting our thoughts and ideas to build and strengthen movements for a more just and humane world without police violence.
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect questions the necessity of the police from several different angles. While some might talk about possibly reforming the police, many of the contributors to this anthology question the police down to their very existence. Contributors from different perspectives center the importance of a movement against state violence that appropriately challenges white supremacy. That message is central to much of the thinking in the book's essays, and it's something I often think about myself.
My piece, 'Killing Africa,' discusses the pressing need for an international Black movement. I went about this by describing the killing of Charly "Africa" Leundeu Keunang by the LAPD.
I was devastated by the online circulation of Africa's death, and I wanted to write something meaningful. Africa's killing embodies the need for a global Black movement. His nickname, Africa, immediately brought to mind the African diaspora. That he was a Cameroonian immigrant with a stolen identity duri
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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference

        

Draft Agenda for 9/26/18 Teleconference 

       

Greetings all,

On this  mont's call, Xander Arenda starts us of with a presentation
 on last year's Mandalay Bay hotel shootings.

Lawrence Fine then offers us a theoretically "synthesized" take on the events at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Then we have an internal business item:  a proposal to remove Wayne Coste from the Teleconference.

Barbara Honneger next gives us a brief update on the sworn affidavit of self-reported 9/11 eye-witness Robert Alexander.

Finally, we'll hear brief reports from those of us who participated in the various 9/11 anniversary events across the country.

As always, we'll reserve time at the end of the call for your announcements.

Please join us Wednesday night for these latest currents in the Truth movement!  

Peace,
Ken Freeland
Cheryl Curtiss
Craig McKee


DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 29 August Teleconference

I Roll call, minutes approval (see copy below)l, agenda approval (5 min)

II  The Mandalay Bay Hotel shootings [Xander Arena] {Cheryl} (15 min min + 10 min Q&A)
    
IV Motion to remove Wayne Coste from the Teleconference [Cheryl Curtiss, Barbara Honegger] (10 minutes--includes discussion]
"Cheryl Curtiss and Barbara Honegger will move that Wayne Coste be removed from the teleconference calls and 
listserv due to his flagrantly false and unsupported accusations on the call against Craig McKee, his blind cc’ing  of an e-mail to Craig repeating these false and inflammatory statements to dozens of 9/11 Truth Movement activists without Craig’s knowledge, his refusal  to retract these false statements on the subsequent call, his intentional and inflamatory creation of a new website with a name mirroring Craig's own Truth and Shadows site mocking Craig's research, and his attempt on the call,     all recorded, to extort Craig that he    take actions demanded by Wayne in order for Wayne to remove the mocking website from the Net."

V Brief update on Robert Alexander affidavit [Barbara Honegger} (5 minutes + Q &A)
References: https://www.theothersideofmidnight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Sworn-Jurat-Affidavit-of-Robert-Alexander-Aug.-6,2018.pdf
https://www.newsweek.com/cia-and-saudi-arabia-conspired-keep-911-details-secret-new-book-says-1091935 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBdJQYHtDIQ&feature=youtu.be

VI  Reports on 9/11 anniversary events [group discussion] (10 minutes)

VII Announcements

VIII  Ideas for next month's teleconference (group discussion)

IX  Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):
  • New articles, books, films, or recent news about 9/11 or other Deep State crimes
  • 9/11 and the Deep State on the legal front, including current adjudicatory efforts by Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry, JASTA, 28 pages, William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
  • Censorship and cognitive infiltration: new examples of censorship or harassment of members of the Truth community;  MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
  • Google (et al.) censorship
  • The 9/11 Consensus Panel
  • 9/11 Truth political candidates
    X Adjournment (by 9:30 p Eastern)
 
This draft agenda sent to:

John Heartson, Don DeBar, Scott Halfmann, Steven E. Jones, William Rodriguez, David Ray Griffin, William Douglas, Steve Alten , Tom Tvedten, Justin Martel, Les Jamieson, Michael Jackman, Michael Wolsey, Peggy Brewster, Barrie Zwicker, Erik Lawyer, Gabriel Day, Kevin Barrett, PhD, Carol Brouillet, Mia Hamel, Paul Craig Roberts, Jack Blood, Diana (for investigar11s.org), Cheryl Curtiss, Jodie Baltazar, Jarek Kupsc, Joseph Culp, Ken Jenkins, Ellen Mariani, Gerhard Bedding,  Jack Shimek, Paul Krik, Rock Creek Free Press, Damon Bean, Allan Giles, Kyle Hence, Michael Berger, Dylan Avery,  Jason Burmas, Mike Palecek, Donald Stahl, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney, Ph,D, Don Plummer, Doug Wight, Global Outlook,  Paul Zarembka, Penny Little, Bob Cable, Suzanne Warson, Peter Thottam, Ralph Schoenman, Carol Wolman, Scholars for 911 Truth & Justice, Hummux, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Frank Morales, Frank Tolopko, Alan Miller, James Hufferd, Ph.D., Erik Larson, Ted Walter , Suzanne Warson, Frederick Coward, Gordon Duff, Sherri Kane, Leonard Horowitz, William Woodward, Jerry Mazza, William Pepper, Wayne Madsen, David Kimball, Jeffrey Orling, Michael Marino, Lenny Mather (in memoriam), Ken Freeland, Tania Torres, Graeme MacQueen, Yumi Kikuchi, Stuart Hutchison, Roland Angle, Frank Agamemnon , Harold Hilton, Phil Restino, Rich McCampbell, John Zito, Manny Badillo, John Hankey, Oskar Mosquito, Edwin Jewett, Ms Anisa Fattah, Robert Barron, Shelton Lankford, Matthew Hayward, Anna Yeisley, Chris Pratt, Craig Ranke, Susan Lindauer, Barbara Honegger, Democritus Blantayre, Joseph Baltar, Jim Hogue, Sheila Casey, Steve Martin, Ben Collet, Elizabeth Woodward,  Runyan Wilde, Susan Wolfe, Adam Ruff, Conrad Gilber. Jonathan Mark, Tonya Sneed, Dan Sutton, Richard Krushnic, Mark Crispin Miller, Byron Belitsos, George Ripley, Laurie Manwell ,  Susan Serpa, Nicolas Guillermo, Dwain Deets, Craig McKee, Steve Fahrney; Fran Shure; David Petrano, Lawrence Fine, A.K. Dewdney, Steve De'ak, Allan ReesArt Olivier, Ron Avery, Michael Booth, Jim Fetzer, Laura Katleman, Don Gibbs, Mark Basile, John-Michael Talboo, Julian Stroh, Christopher Gruener, Elias Davidsson, Martin McGee, Adnan Zuberi, Jan Ravensbergen, Rich Aucoin (in memoriam), David Hooper, Wayne Coste, P.E., Don Fox, Bill Wilt, William Jacoby, Ron Neils, John Campbell, Dan Hennen, Barton Bruce, Cheri Aspenleiter, Stephen Phillips, Dick Atlee, Lynn Ertrell, Nita Renfrew. Frank Tolopko, Mark McDonald, Christopher Bollyn, John Paul OMalley, Rodger Bories, Mark Snyder, Jane Clark, Richard Sacks, Tim Michel, Lynn Bradbury, Xander Arena, David Cole, Rick Tufts, Jerry Turner, Rick Shaddock, Rebecca Schmoyer, Mark Mckertich, Kip Beckford, Doug West, PF Soto, Dennis Cimino, Jane Clark, Charles Ewing Smith, Lucy Morgan Edwards, Pablo Novi, David Rolde, Gregory Flynn, Pat O'Connell, Jeff Long, Greg McCarron, Andy Steele, Thomas Robichaud, Doug Mackenzie, Peter Michael Ketcham, Gene Laratonda, Karl Golovin, Steve Jarrott, Neil Marquis, Matt Van Slyke, Tony Hall, Ph.D., Mike Springman, Ezra Smith, Samuel Smith, Janane Tripp, Daniel Fielding, Gerald Pechenuk, Ralph Lopez, Robert Griffin, Linda McPherson, Marie Spike, Kathy Allard, PhD, Trina Silvers, Julio Gomez, Ann Hendricks, Malcolm Arnold, Nooria Ghafoor


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Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
 
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Draft minutes for the Wed., August 29, 2018 regular conference call
 
Present were:
 
Ken Freeland, Teleconference co-facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Wayne Coste, TAP
Marti Hopper, Colorado 9/11 Truth
Malcolm Arnold
Mick Harrison, Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry
Lawrence Fine
Richard Gage, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
P.F. Soto, 9/11 activist
Tom Tvedten
Charles Ewing Smith
Rodger Bories, 9/11 activist
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
Tony Hall, University of Lethbridge
John O’Malley, DC911Truth
Barbara Honegger, Monterey 9/11 Truth
Marie Spike, TAP
David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
Tim Michel, TAP
Michael Cook, AE911Truth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 21, 2018

Help explore Ronald Reagan’s 30,000-page FBI file

Join our crowdsourced effort to explore the hidden history of Reagan’s decades-long relationship with the Bureau

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Beryl Lipton

Ronald Reagan’s decades-long association with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - from his early days as an anti-Communist informant in Hollywoodto the law and order governor of California to President of the United States during Iran-Contra - is attested to in his 30,000-page file, recently released to Emma Best. Due to the size and scope of the historical material contained in these pages, we’re using our new Assignments tool to start a crowdsourced project to hone in on the most interesting finds buried in the Bureau’s margins.

Click on the link below to start looking through the files. We’ll be highlighting your submissions in the weeks to come and offering prizes to those that end up generating new articles. Happy hunting!

 

Samuel Kaplan, a 64 year old FBI information technology program manager, was arrested and pleaded guilty, 3 June 2010, to child pornography possession. Kaplan was sentenced, 27 August 2010, to just under four years in jail followed by 15 years of supervised release. Kaplan worked in the FBI’s Chantilly, Virginia office and used “the FBI’s network to facilitate sexually explicit communications.” He was also trading in child rape from his home computer.

Michael Peluso, a 44 year old FBI Civilian Analyst with an undercover unit in

 

Critical Incident Response Group, was arrested, 9 January 2015, on child pornography charges. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced, 27 May 2016, to no jail time and supervised parole for life.

Peluso was caught trading child rape on-line by an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce investigation.

United States Marshals Service (USMS)

Christopher W. McKee, a 37 year old intelligence analyst with the US

 
Christopher McKee

Marshals, was arrested on three counts of child pornography. McKee pleaded guilty, April 2013, and was sentenced, 15 August 2013, to five years probation with no jail time. McKee maintained a collection of child sex abuse on CDs labelled “teens” and “teen sluts” in his Arlington, Virginia office and also

 
Christopher McKee’s Statement of Facts

traded in child rape from his government computer. He had downloaded thousands of images/video of child sex abuse. The US Marshals allowed him to resign. McKee is a registered sex offender.

Michael D. Rivera, a 29 year old Deputy US Marshal, was arrested on more than 20 charges including child pornography charges. He pleaded guilty,

 
Michael Rivera

20 January 2017. In February 2017, he was convicted, in North Dakota state court, of ten misdemeanors and cleared of 11 other charges. Rivera is being held in custody, pending sentencing, currently set in the state case for 13 June 2017, and 17 May 2017, for the federal charges. Rivera was caught for trading in child rape when he was discovered pushing his cell phone under dressing rooms in clothing store changing rooms where

 
Michael Rivera’s Plea Agreement

women and girls were undressing. Twenty-one girls and women were victims. When investigators searched Rivera

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/21/florida-police-worried-about-crime-stats-framed-three-black-men-for-burglaries-one-was-deported-because-of-it-suit-says/?utm_term=.4ab3d9716264

Florida police framed three black men for burglaries. One was deported because of it, suit says.
 
 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-queens-love-triangle-20180922-story.html

Queens woman killed by ex in murder-suicide contacted NYPD twice in days before killings

 
 
 

NJ sheriff quits over remarks about Sikh attorney general, 'the blacks'

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearly 50 Yale Law faculty members call for FBI to probe allegation against Kavanaugh










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Congressman, Former FBI agent speak at Ector County Republican Women meeting

WednesdaySeptember 19th 2018, 5:43 pm EDTWednesdaySeptember 19th 2018, 5:44 pm EDT
 
 

Ex-Chicago police commander linked to torture of more than 100 suspects dies

Jon Burge once led a crew of rogue detectives accused of torturing mostly black men with cattle prods and guns

 
 
 
 
 
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Police watchdog Mary Powers dies

Posted By Michael Miner on 06.27.16 at 07:35 PM

 
 
 
 
 

Flint Taylor

G. FLINT TAYLOR, a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a  founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for 45 years.  Among the landmark cases that Mr. Taylor has litigated are the Fred Hampton Black Panther case; the Greensboro, North Carolina case against the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis; the Ford Heights Four case in which four innocent men received a record $36 million settlement for their wrongful conviction and imprisonment; and a series of cases arising from a pattern and practice of police torture and cover-up by former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, former State’s Attorney Richard Devine, and numerous other police and government officials, five of which have been settled against the City  of Chicago and Cook County for a total of approximately $26 million. He obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a seven year old boy who was falsely accused by the Chicago Police of the murder of 11 year old Ryan Harris and has represented, and continues to represent, numerous other wrongfully convicted persons who have spent decades in prison and on death row, including Burge torture victims Michael Tillman, Darrell Cannon, Ronald Kitchen, Alonzo Smith, Anthony Holmes, Victor Safforld, Shawn Whirl, and Jackie Wilson, exonerees Randy Steidl, Paul Terry, Ronald Jones, Jerry Miller, Oscar Walden, Lewis Gardner, Paul Phillips, Terrill Swift, and Jonathan Barr, and the first woman jailhouse lawyer in Illinois, Maxine Smith.

Taylor’s work in fighting against police torture in Chicago over the past 29 years has been instrumental in obtaining the conviction and imprisonment of police torture ringleader Jon Burge and the precedent setting decision that upheld the inclusion of former Mayor Richard M. Daley as a co-conspiring defendant in the Tillman civil rights case. He also worked with the movement to obtain reparations for 60 survivors of Chicago police torture. He has also represented Nanci Koschman in her case against the CPD and SAO for covering up the truth about the death of her son in order to protect the Daley family, was one of the lead lawyers in obtaining a $5 million settlement for 74 victims of illegal strip and body cavity searches by the Milwaukee Police Department, and now represents three victims of torture and abuse at the CPD’s secret interrogation site, known as Homan Square.

Taylor also played a major role in the George Jones “street files” case that uncovered the unlawful Chicago police practice of keeping one set of files to be produced to defense lawyers while maintaining another secret set of files that often contained exculpatory evidence.  This case dramatically changed the criminal discovery process in Cook County and also led to the groundbreaking wrongful prosecution verdict in Jones v. City of Chicago. As a police brutality litigator, he has been instrumental in pioneering and litigating Monell pattern and practice claims against municipalities, particularly in the areas of repeater cops, police discipline, the police code of silence, and domestic violence by police officers. Taylor also played a key role in major litigation brought against the Marion Federal Penitentiary, Stateville and Pontiac prisons in the areas of unconstitutional segregation, cruel and unusual conditions of confinement, and behavior modification.

Mr. Taylor is also an accomplished appellate advocate, and successfully argued the cases of Cleavinger v. Saxner and Buckley v. Fitzsimmons before the United States Supreme Court, as well as numerous cases before Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Taylor is a longtime National Lawyers Guild member, a founding editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Reporter, has extensively written and lectured in the field of civil rights litigation and police torture, and frequently appears on radio and television and at other public forums to discuss these topics. He has authored four law review articles on these subjects, and his articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun TimesThe NationIn These Times, the Huffington PostTruthout, and Portside.

In 1975 Mr. Taylor was honored, along with his law partner Jeffrey Haas, for his work on the Fred Hampton case by being named by the Chicago Reader as members of the “Heavy 75,”, in 1977, with Haas, as an Advocate For Our Freedom for “representing a rare breed of legal advocates who take on the contemporary Sacco and Vanzetti or Scottsboro cases,” in 1986 he was nominated for the Durfee Foundation Award for his work in “enhancing the human dignity of others through legal institutions,” and, in 1989, again with Haas, received the Citizens Alert Fighters For Justice Award.  He is the 2008 recipient of the William R. Ming Jr. Award of the Cook County Bar Association, given to a lawyer “for dedication and significant contribution to the causes of civil rights and individual liberties;” and in 2009 was awarded the First Defense Legal Aid First Defender Award for his “tireless commitment to protecting the civil rights of Chicago citizens.” He was also the recipient of the National Lawyers Guild’s 2009 Ernie Goodman Award “in recognition of extraordinary achievement by a National Lawyers Guild lawyer;” the 2009 Rainbow PUSH Father to the Community Award; the 2010 Jenner and Block award from the Northwestern Center on Wrongful Convictions for his “unflagging struggle against police brutality and racial repression under color of law;” with his law partners Joey Mogul and John Stainthorp, the 2010 Chicago National Lawyers Guild Arthur Kinoy Award for their “commitment to the struggle for justice for the survivors of torture;” the 2011 SFPIF Northwestern Law School Distinguished Alumnus Award for his “outstanding commitment to public service;” with his co-counsel Locke Bowman and Alexa Van Brunt, the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization’s 2014 Legal Eagle Award; and the 2016 Nelson Algren Humanitarian  Award as “a conscience in touch with humanity.”

In 2002 he was named by Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago’s “30 Toughest Lawyers;” and by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in 2003, and 2015, as a “Super Lawyer” in 2007, 2008, and 2009, in 2015 as a member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and in 2016 as a “Top Lawyer” in the Global Directory of Who’s Who.

 
 

Prosecutors: Off-duty NYPD cop, released after he beat and choked girlfriend, arrested again for sending her threatening messages

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