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FBI Director appoints African American to head
up FBI Office.



Couple of reads


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See link for full story





New special agent in charge for FBI's KC division talks homegrown terrorists
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 10:11 PM EST Updated: Mar 04, 2015 12:15 AM EST


http://www.kctv5.com/story/28255183/new-special-agent-in-charge-for-fbis-kc-division-talks-homegrown-terrorists


The new leader of the local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office says his No. 1 priority is keeping the people of Kansas City safe.

While he's only been on the job for about a month, it's a homecoming of sorts for Eric Jackson, the new special agent in charge.

"This is probably the most tight-knit community out of all the FBI offices and places I've lived in the United States," he said.

Jackson previously worked in the Kansas City field office from 2010 to 2013 before being assigned to the cyber division at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. He says cybercrimes aren't just a thing of the future, but rather an everyday reality.

"In the old days the bank robber walked into the bank with a gun, robbed the bank and stole maybe $1,000. Now a person can sit in a foreign country or somewhere in the United States and rob that bank of millions of dollars within minutes," he said.

As serious as cybercrimes are, Jackson considers them priority 1B.

"Terrorism is what we consider 1A," he explained.

In stunning fashion, the terrorist group ISIS is having success in recruiting new members from all over the world, including the United States.

“Those people exist in every state. I have homegrown violent extremist investigations in every single state,” FBI Director James Comey said.


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FBI agent gets 1 month....

Ex-FBI agent Ryan Seese sentenced to prison in ... - PennLive.com
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.../ex-fbi_agent_sentenced_to_pris.html
Dec 28, 2010 - A Dauphin County judge this morning sentenced former FBI agent Ryan Seese, 37, of Derry Township, to 1 to 23-1/2 months in county prison ...
Ex-FBI agent doesn't have to register as sex offender for peeping ...
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.../ex-fbi_agent_doesnt_have_to_re.html
Jul 11, 2014 - Seese left the FBI in 2007 after being convicted of another peeping Tom incident in a women's restroom at the University of Arizona.



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Martin Luther King Assassination Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis ...
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/Unspeakable/MLKconExp.html
Jump to cover-up. - When Stokes did, Blanton called off the FBI SWAT team, Ray was ... investigation into the King assassination was, if not a cover-up, ...
‎background to the assassination - ‎local conspiracy - ‎the crime scene - ‎the rifle
How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.
readersupportednews.org/.../16784-how-the-government-killed-martin-luth...
Apr 3, 2013 - When MLK was killed on April 4, 1968, he was speaking to sanitation workers in Memphis, who were .... The Cover-Up ... Memphis PD and the FBI also suppressed the statements of Ray Hendricks and William Reed, who said ...
MLK: His Murder and the Government Cover-Up – LewRockwell.com
http://www.lewrockwell.com/.../mlk-his-murder-and-the-government-cover-up/
Jan 17, 2015 - King family lawyers called sixty-eight witnesses and convinced the jury that the plot included the CIA, Army Intelligence, FBI, and the Memphis ...
The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the ...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Martin-Luther-King-Assassination/dp/1561710377
The FBI kept the King family under surveillance and attempted to ... New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, 1968-1991 and The Politics of ...
US Gov't Found Guilty In Conspiracy To Assassinate MLK | News One
newsone.com › Nation
Jan 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Jr. stands with other civil rights leaders on the ... King, called his father's assassination “the most incredible cover-up of the ...
The Death Of Martin Luther King - What Really Happened
whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MLK/mlk.html
Donald Wilson, who left the FBI in 1987, was one of two agents who on April 10, .... appointed Vice President under Nixon; his connections to the coverup of the ...
Viola Liuzzo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Liuzzo
7 FBI coverup and leaks; 8 Aftermath; 9 Legacy; 10 See also; 11 Notes ... traveling to Selma after hearing the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. call for people of all ...
MLK Assassination: Government Cover-up | Brainwash Update ...
Video for FBI coverup mlk4:24

Apr 5, 2013 - Uploaded by breakingtheset
Abby Martin commemorates the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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FBI agents issue report on Ferguson but refuse to admit they assassinated Martin Luther King , Malcolm X and Fred Hampton


Three stories



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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-ferguson-police-20150306-story.






2 Ferguson police officers resign in wake of FBI investigation, racist emails: reports
Thomas Jackson
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Jackson is still on the job, two days after a government report criticized his department for years of racial profiling.



2 more Ferguson police resign in response to FBI investigation and emails: reports

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."

Meanwhile, three Ferguson employees implicated in racist emails exposed by that report are now gone from their jobs, the mayor said. One was identified as a city court clerk. Two police officers have resigned in the wake of the released emails, according to CNN reports.
Obama:
Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police department not isolated

Calls for Jackson's removal were renewed again this week after the Justice Department cleared Darren Wilson, the white former Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown, of federal civil rights charges in the death of the 18-year-old, who was black and unarmed.

A second report released simultaneously found patterns of racial profiling, bigotry and profit-driven law enforcement and court practices in the St. Louis suburb that has come to represent the tension between minorities and American police nationwide.





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The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and Chicago ...
zinnedproject.org/materials/the-assassination-of-fred-hampton/
Book – Non-fiction. By Jeffrey Haas. 2009. 424 pages. The life and murder of Fred Hampton as told by Jeffrey Hass, co-founder of the People's Law Office and ...
The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago ...
http://www.hamptonbook.com/
The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther is being made into a book on tape and will be available ...
Was Fred Hampton Executed? | The Nation
http://www.thenation.com/article/was-fred-hampton-executed
Nov 30, 2009 - Seven years after the shootings of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark by the ... out to prove that the FBI/police conspired to execute Fred Hampton.
Black Panthers and Fred Hampton | People's Law Office
peopleslawoffice.com/issues-and-cases/panthers/
Fred Hampton and Mark Clark of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party ... that the raid was set up by an FBI informant-provocateur pursuant to the FBI's ...
The Black Panther Raid and the death of Fred Hampton - Chicago ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/.../chi-chicagodays-pantherraid-story-story.html
With sunrise more than an hour away, eight police officers from the Cook County state's attorney's office crept to the front of a tattered two-flat on Chicago 's West ...



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Malcolm X: The FBI File: Clayborne Carson, David Gallen, Spike ...
http://www.amazon.com/Malcolm-X-The-FBI-File/dp/161608376X
The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history of Malcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From the opening of his file in March of 1953 to ...
Setting the record straight on the Malcolm X Assassination ...
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_9722.shtml
Apr 2, 2013 - FBI COINTELPRO & The Murder of Malcolm X (NOI.org/XFiles) ... —Special Agent in Charge in Chicago, FBI Memo, April 22, 1968. ***. There is ...
Malcolm X: The FBI Files
wonderwheel.net/work/foia/
This archival project is an inventory and index of 4000 pages of surveillance reports on Malcolm X. These pages are available in their entirety at the Federal ...
FBI File on Malcolm X
library.truman.edu/microforms/fbi_file_malcolm_x.asp
Scope: This file documents the life of Malcolm X, beginning with his involvement with the Nation of Islam until his assassination on February 21, 1965.
The Buried Truths of Martin and Malcolm - The Tech
tech.mit.edu › Volume 120 › Issue 16 : Friday, March 31, 2000
Mar 31, 2000 - The United States government turned to the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover. ... the killings, particularly, of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2985258/Countersuit-filed-Rick-Bell-sons-against-Kendrick-Johnson-s-parents-Georgia.html



FBI agent and two sons countersue parents of Georgia teen who died in gym mat with $1million defamation lawsuit denying claim younger brother is 'a violent psychopath'

Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, in January of 2013
His parents Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson filed a civil lawsuit after death
State autopsy ruled death was accident but parents insist it was foul play
Wrongful death suit asked for $100million in damages from 38 defendants
FBI agent Rick Bell and sons Brian and Branden were named in the suit
They have filed a $1million defamation countersuit against the Johnsons

By Evan Bleier For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:42 EST, 8 March 2015 | Updated: 20:05 EST, 8 March 2015


It states the wrongful death suit lacks 'substantial justification' and contains 'a complete absence of any justiciable issue in law or fact'.
Kendrick's parents say the Bells attacked him after their father instructed them to do so







The countersuit also addresses the Johnson family allegedly asking Florida State University to take a football scholarship offer away from younger brother Brian.

The Bells claim the Johnsons directed a Facebook post at FSU officials which stated Brian 'exhibited violent tendencies and a highly unusual appetite for fighting'.

The post also reportedly said Brian's 'social media activities expose the likelihood of him being a psychopath'.

FSU pulled its offer to the linebacker off the table.

The suit claims similar slanderous statements were made to the University of Louisville and Clemson University.

The Bell brother were notified by US Attorney Michael Moore a federal grand jury's investigation into Johnson's death is targeting them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The Johnsons' suit, which was filed in DeKalb County Superior Court just after the second anniversary of their son's death, alleges the brothers were 'seeking revenge' after one of them had been in a fight with Kendrick.

It also says the boys acted on a 'parental command' from their father to assault Johnson
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http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/2015/03/11/lawmakers-criticize-us-law-enforcement-profiling-guidelines/70176072/



Lawmakers criticize law enforcement profiling guidelines


March11 2015

LOS ANGELES – Lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to the Justice Department saying new guidelines restricting federal law enforcement agencies from racial profiling don't go far enough.

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat who chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, sent the concerns to Attorney General Eric Holder.

She was joined by leaders of the congressional black, Hispanic and progressive caucuses. The letter urges the Justice Department to remove remaining loopholes.

The new policy expands on guidelines established in 2003 under the Bush administration that banned routine racial profiling but allowed broad exceptions for national security and didn't account for other characteristics.

Along with religion and national origin, the new rules ban profiling on the basis of gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

But they include exceptions, among them exempting Homeland Security agents responsible for screening at airports and at the nation's borders

"The current exemptions in the profiling guidance effectively authorize discrimination in the name of national security, domestic surveillance and border security," the letter states.

It continues, "These exceptions are troubling because border and screening activities are precisely the areas where profiling has been the most pervasive."

The letter, also signed by Reps. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Linda Sanchez of California, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Raul Grijalva of Arizona, also takes issue with the FBI's domestic mapping and surveillance programs, which they called discriminatory.

"It's clear that there is religious profiling going on whereby certain people are stopped just because they are Sikh or just because they are Muslim," Chu told The Associated Press in an interview.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Agent 'Gone Native' Can't Sue FBI for Investigation

http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/03/17/agent-gone-native-cant-sue-fbi-for-investigation.htm



An FBI liaison working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia cannot pursue a retaliation claim against supervisors who followed up on concerns that he'd "gone native" while on assignment, the D.C. Circuit ruled.
Wilfred Rattigan, a black man of Jamaican descent, worked for the FBI as a liaison to the Saudi Arabian intelligence service at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In October 2001, he accused his supervisors in the FBI's Office of International Operations of racial discrimination, and pursued charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office.
One month later, the FBI sent Special Agent Donovan Leighton on a short assignment to Riyadh where he grew suspicious about Rattigan.
When he returned, Leighton filed a memo with Rattigan's supervisor, who passed it to the FBI's Security Division, saying that Rattigan occasionally wore Saudi national clothing given to him as a gift by Saudi security officers, raising the concern he had "gone native."
It also reported that Rattigan's Saudi colleagues were attempting to find him a "suitable wife," that he hosted wild parties that may have included prostitutes, that he paid little attention to the FBI's investigation of the 9/11 attacks, and that he took an extended leave to make a pilgrimage to Mecca with his Saudi colleagues, during which time he could only be contacted through the Saudi security services.
Rattigan conceded that he sometimes wore Saudi clothing, that his Saudi colleagues claimed to be looking for a wife for him, and that he traveled to Mecca, but said Leighton presented the facts in a deliberately misleading manner.
The FBI's Security Division began an investigation based on Leighton's memo, but found Rattigan's alleged security risk "unfounded."
Rattigan then filed a civil rights suit in D.C. federal court accusing his supervisors of retaliating against him for forwarding the memo to the agency's security division.
But a federal judge dismissed his case, and the D.C. Circuit affirmed last week, because Rattigan cannot show that Leighton had a retaliatory motive in reporting false information.
"Motive and knowing falsity must united in the same period," Judge Stephen Williams said, writing for the three-judge panel. "But there is no evidence that Leighton, who was not the object of Rattigan's original discrimination claim, had any unlawful retaliatory motive when he documented his concerns."
Furthermore, Rattigan offers no evidence that his supervisors encouraged Leighton to write the memo, or to include the inflammatory allegations.
The court gave him three opportunities to make discovery requests narrowly tailored to the issue of his supervisors' motive to retaliate against him via filing Leighton's report, but on each occasion, Rattigan sought discovery on the broad matter of Leighton's credibility.
But, "while evidence undermining Leighton's credibility might suggest that [his supervisor Michael] Pyszczymuka should have known that the information in the memo was unreliable, it would not demonstrate that Pyszczymuka
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FBI Probes Death of Black Man Found Hanging From Mississippi Tree

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 06:00 PM




The FBI is investigating the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi on Thursday in what may be a crime or a suicide, the agency said.

The man, whose name was not released, was found in a wooded area in Claiborne County, in western Mississippi, about


http://www.newsmax.com/US/fbi-death-black-tree/2015/03/19/id/631276/
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http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2015/03/21/activist-liuzzo-to-be-given-posthumous-law-degree/


Activist Liuzzo to be given posthumous law degree
Published 7:41pm Saturday, March 21, 2015        




For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along U.S. 80 in Alabama’s Lowndes County, near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally shot by Klansmen while shuttling demonstrators after the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.

But in Liuzzo’s hometown of Detroit, such public recognition is scarce. A wooden marker bearing her name sits on a fence beside a small neighborhood playfield; Last year, an exhibit in Lansing included Liuzzo among Michigan women who contributed significantly to civil rights.

That will change on April 10. Liuzzo’s former school, Wayne State University, plans to award her an honorary doctor of laws degree. It’s the first posthumous honorary degree in the 145-year-old school’s history. Wayne State also will dedicate a tree or green space for Liuzzo.

Liuzzo’s five children have been invited to the ceremony. Liuzzo’s husband, Anthony Liuzzo Sr., died in 1978.

“I cried,” Liuzzo’s daughter, Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, said of her reaction to Wayne State’s decision. “It’s the highest honor an educational institution can bestow on someone. It’s the honor that’s being paid to her. She’s a civil rights giant.”

Kim Trent, a member of Wayne State’s Board of Governors, initially broached the idea a decade ago as president of Wayne State’s black alumni organization. The school declined, citing its policy of not awarding posthumous degrees, Trent said.

“The truth of the matter is that Viola is worthy because she is deceased,” Trent said. “She is a civil rights martyr. I understood there was something more important at stake.”

Trent was elected to the same board in 2012, and recently took another run at recognition for Liuzzo. They passed the recommendation in February.

“My colleagues were like, ‘Sure, we should do this,’” Trent said.

Liuzzo was a nursing student at Wayne State when she joined the civil rights movement. At the time of her death, the white, 39-year-old mother also was a member of Detroit’s branch of the NAACP.

From her home, Liuzzo watched televised news reports of demonstrators being beaten by police in Selma on March 7, 1965, during the first attempt to march to Montgomery, a day that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

That march was followed two days later by another, abbreviated demonstration led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. James Reeb, a white Unitarian minister from Boston, was severely beaten that night and later died. An all-white jury acquitted three white men of murder charges in Reeb’s death.

Just over two weeks after Reeb’s death, Liuzzo too was dead, struck in the head by shots fired from a passing car. Her black passenger, 19-year-old Leroy Moton, was wounded but survived by pretending to be dead. Four Ku Klux Klan members were arrested, and an all-white, all-male jury acquitted three of them of murder. Those same three were later convicted of federal charges in Liuzzo’s death. The fourth assailant was granted immunity and placed in the federal witness protection program.

Lilleboe said she was 17 when her mother quietly drove to Alabama the weekend before the third attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery, planned for March 25.

“If she saw wrong and she couldn’t right it, she took action,” said Lilleboe. “She always told us the story that she was treated badly because she was poor, but the ‘little black kids were treated worse.’”

Liuzzo didn’t reveal where she was going until well after she left, because she didn’t want her husband to stop her, Lilleboe said. She did, however, contact her family regularly by phone.

“She called and she was rather jubilant because the march had made it,” Lilleboe recalled. “She was coming home. My brothers picked up little pretend signs and started marching around singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’

“About midnight, dad got a phone call and they said ‘your wife … there has been an accident.’ We knew she had been murdered.”

Law professor Peter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State, said non-blacks who fought to dismantle Jim Crow segregation “were subject to the same vitriol” aimed at blacks, “and in some respects — even more so.”

“For a white woman to cross the line took even more courage and was probably subject to more hatred,” Hammer said. Also, he said, there is a tendency, in telling civil rights history, to sideline roles played by women of all races.

The Alabama marker honoring Liuzzo was erected by the Women of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1991. At the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Liuzzo is the only white woman honored among the martyrs.

After Liuzzo’s death, her family endured a cross burning and hate mail at their Detroit home. Her children were harassed at school. Liuzzo’s husband hired armed guards for protection. A smear campaign, engineered by the FBI, hinted that Liuzzo used drugs and had illicit relationships with black men.

Liuzzo’s family filed a $2 million negligence claim against the federal government in 1977, saying the FBI knew ahead of time that Liuzzo’s killers planned to commit violence and did nothing to stop them.

The government refused to negotiate that claim. The family filed a lawsuit that went to non-jury trial in federal court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1983, and was dismissed.

“What’s nice about what’s taking place now is that nobody is remembering the lies,” Hammer said. “People are remembering her life and courage.”

Lilleboe, who now lives in Oregon, is proud
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http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/03/22/fbi-to-review-racist-cops-history/



FBI To Review Racist Cops’



March 21 2015

– The Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department has contacted the City of Fort Lauderdale, requesting a meeting next week to discuss the racist behavior of four officers now at the center of national scandal.

Three of the officers were fired Friday. Those officers were Jason Holding, James Wells, and Christopher Sousa. The fourth, Alex Alvarez, resigned in advance of being fired.

The officers were found to have been passing racist and homophobic text messages between them. Alvarez had also produced a video, which depicted blacks as being “savages” and portrayed President Obama with gold teeth. The video also uses the N-word to refer to Obama.

CLICK HERE to watch Part I of Jim DeFede’s interview with Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderely and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.

The video and text messages were turned over to the police last October by Alvarez’s former fiancé. Alvarez, who had been with the department for two years, resigned shortly thereafter. The others were fired on Friday.

During an interview Sunday morning with CBS4 News, Police Chief Frank Adderley disclosed was contacted by federal agents on Saturday. The agents are expected to focus their attention on whether the officer’s racist views affected how they carried out their duties. As part of that investigation, the FBI could end up reviewing hundreds of arrests made by those four officers during the years they were on the street.

“We’ll be meeting this week with the FBI Civil Rights Division and I’m pretty sure they are very interested in what [the officers’] activity has been since they’ve been on our department,” Adderley said. “That’s something the FBI will come back later after they make their evaluations and tell us.”

CLICK HERE to watch Part II of Jim DeFede’s interview with Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderely and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.

Adderley then added: “We welcome the FBI to come in.”

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler agreed with Adderley and said the city would cooperate fully with federal investigators. He said he realizes the community’s confidence in the police has been shaken by these revelations of racism in the police force.

“This is about restoring the trust, as I said on Friday, this breaks the bonds that

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http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/05/us/fbi-agent-admits-harassing-black.html




F.B.I. AGENT ADMITS HARASSING BLACK
By PHILIP SHENON, Special to the New York Times
Published: July 5, 1988



WASHINGTON, July 4— A Chicago-based agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that he and other white colleagues planned a campaign of ''retribution'' against a black agent, Donald Rochon, whose case has prompted a national debate over racism in the bureau.

Newly released F.B.I. documents also show that the white agent, Gary W. Miller, has conceded that in 1985 he forged Mr. Rochon's signature on an application for death and dismemberment insurance for the Rochon family.

Mr. Rochon has described the unsolicited insurance policy as a death threat. Mr. Miller, who was suspended without pay for two weeks as a result of that incident and others aimed at Mr. Rochon, has denied that he was trying to harass the black agent. Agents Admit Harassment

The disclosures, contained in court papers filed here Friday, amount to the first public acknowledgment by the bureau that white agents may have participated in harassment of Mr. Rochon in Chicago, where he was assigned from 1984 to 1986.

The newly released documents are bound to cause further embarrassment for the bureau, which has been criticized by Congress over the Rochon case and over other discrimination claims involving black and Hispanic employees. More than half of the F.B.I.'s Hispanic agents have joined in a separate lawsuit against the bureau, charging that they faced discrimination in hiring and promotion.

Mr. Rochon has said that while he and his family were living in Chicago, their safety was repeatedly threatened in anonymous telephone calls and obscene, racist letters from white F.B.I. agents.

The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have found that Mr. Rochon was the victim of ''blatant racial harassment'' in the F.B.I.'s Omaha office in 1983 and 1984. In one incident, someone in the Omaha office taped a picture of an ape's head over a photograph of Mr. Rochon's son.

Mr. Rochon has long contended that the later incidents in Chicago, which are the subject of an investigation by a Federal grand jury, were more serious than the harassment in Omaha. Charges Rights Violations

The newly released documents were made available to Mr. Rochon's lawyer, David Kairys of Philadelphia, in preparation for trial on a civil lawsuit filed by Mr. Rochon in Federal District Court in Washington. The suit charges the bureau and several white F.B.I. officials in Chicago and Omaha with violations of Federal civil rights laws.

''It's quite significant,'' Mr. Kairys said of the F.B.I. documents. ''This corroborates what Don Rochon has been saying all along. It corroborates that there was a conspiracy among F.B.I. agents to racially harass Donald and his family.''

The documents, which include the records of an internal investigation of Mr. Rochon's charges, make it clear that Mr. Rochon became the focus of intense anger and suspicion by white agents in Chicago, particularly Mr. Miller and Thomas J. Dillon.

The white agents have said that Mr. Rochon was a troublemaker who brought unfounded charges of racism against other agents in the Omaha and Chicago offices in an attempt to be transferred to Los Angeles, his home town.

Dan Webb, a former United States Attorney in Chicago who is representing Mr. Dillon, one defendant in the lawsuit, said he would prove in the trial that Mr. Rochon had tried to portray innocent office pranks as ''some kind of racial harassment.''

He added, ''The motivation here was really one of Rochon trying to put pressure on the bureau to get his transfer.'' Mr. Webb said he believed that some of the incidents described by Mr. Rochon as racial harassment never occurred.

'Unmerited Harassment'

Mr. Kairys, Mr. Rochon's lawyer, described as ''offensive'' any attempt to label the black agent as a troublemaker. ''This guy withstood unnecessary, unmerited harassment without reacting violently or inappropriately,'' the lawyer said. ''He acted exactly as we would want him to react.''

The director of the F.B.I., William S. Sessions, has described Mr. Rochon's charges as ''very serious'' but has declined to discuss details of the case because of the pending litigation.

In a sworn statement dated July 30, 1985, that was included among the F.B.I. documents, Mr. Miller said he began his campaign against the black agent ''as personal revenge against Donald Rochon for making allegations against my personal friend, Tom Dillon.''

Mr. Dillon, who worked with Mr. Rochon first in Omaha and later in Chicago, has been described by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as Mr. Rochon's ''greatest single antagonist.''

After an investigation of the Omaha incidents, the F.B.I. directed Mr. Dillon and two other employees to undergo racial sensitivity training. It is unclear from the F.B.I. documents whether anyone other than those three and Mr. Miller has been disciplined in any way for actions against Mr. Rochon.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Dillon are still assigned to Chicago. Mr. Rochon now works for the F.B.I. in Philadelphia.

Until now, the bureau has refused to discuss the Chicago incidents or to acknowledge the results of its internal in
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Philadelphia
Philadelphia police shooting victims are 81% African-American, report finds


Policing report reviewed department’s use of fatal force from 2007 to 2013
Of 29 cases in which officer thought suspect had gun, 25 involved black people

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during a news conference Monday, March 23, 2015, in Philadelphia. Poor training has left Philadelphia police officers with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, the Justice Department said Monday in a review of the city s nearly 400 officer-involved shootings since 2007. Ramsey is accompanied by U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger, right, and Department of Justice s Ronald Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey said of the findings and recommendations in the report: ‘We certainly are looking at each and every one, and coming up with a strategy for each.’ Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP



Tuesday 24 March 2015 18.30 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 24 March 2015 18.57 EDT



Philadelphia police shot black people at about twice the rate of their occurrence in the general population, according to a new federal study.

Eighty-one percent of people shot by police officers in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2013 were African American, despite black people accounting for just more than 40% of the city’s population, the study found.

The shootings were concentrated in two precincts in North Philadelphia with high rates of violent crime, according to the study, which Philadelphia police commissioner Charles H Ramsey asked the justice department to carry out in 2013 following revelations that shootings by police were rising citywide despite a drop in crime.

The report, issued by the office of community-oriented policing services (Cops), presents an unusually detailed review of the use of fatal force by police officers, tracking fine-grain details of each shooting incident, such as number of shots fired, number
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Teen shooting victim’s mother plans federal lawsuit

Cameron Tillman’s mother, Wyteika Tillman (center), speaks as his aunt Tina Brothers and uncle Furnell Tillman look on Thursday after a grand jury’s decision not to indict Terrebonne sheriff’s deputy Preston Norman in Cameron’s shooting death.

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:50 p.m.

The mother of a 14-year-old shot to death by a Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputy says she intends to file a federal civil rights lawsuit after a grand jury declined to indict the deputy today.

“We expected this decision,” Cameron Tillman’s mother Wyteika said, adding “we were just waiting for Terrebonne Parish to get out of the way” before seeking alternative justice for her son’s Sept. 23 killing.

The nine-member grand jury issued a “no true bill,” which means it believes there is not enough evidence against deputy Preston Norman to warrant a criminal trial.

“On a higher level, I believe there’s going to be justice. But locally, it’s just not going to happen,” Wyteika said.

The FBI is also conducting an independent investigation into the shooting.

Norman shot Cameron in an abandoned house at 51 Kirkglen Loop in the Village East neighborhood near Houma.

The shooting happened shortly after Norman and another deputy received complaints of local boys brandishing
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FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Hindus, Sikhs, Arab Americans
By Paula Mejia 3/28/15 at 3:33



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Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Names Destane Williams 2015 Youth of the Year
Left to Right: Russell Triolo, CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County; Robert Poles, President Board of Director

March 28, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Union, NJ – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County named Union High School Junior Destane Williams as their “2015 Youth of the Year” at the annual awards dinner on Thursday March 26th at the Galloping Hill Caterers.

This year’s dinner was attended by almost 200 guests, including dignitaries New Jersey State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, and Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, Event Sponsors included Elizabethtown Gas and United Airlines; Comcast was an Award Sponsor.

The 2015 nominees included Hanson-Lee (17, Union Club); Dave Cadet (17, Plainfield Club); Al-Tahnay Wells (17, Elizabeth Club); Destane Williams (16, Union Club); Janae Morales (17, Elizabeth Club) and Tyson Dukes (17, Elizabeth Club).

Destane was chosen by a panel of 7 judges and is planning to attend University of North Carolina to pursue a career as an F.B.I. agent. At school, her favorite subjects are English and Math. She participates in softball and, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Destane has been


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Comedian Chris Rock has been posting selfies when he gets pulled over by police, prompting conversations about racial profiling.

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Murray didn't want to choose among improving the lives of women, or blacks or workers — she tried to help them all, Lau said.

Murray had every reason to fight for all people — the descendant of slaves and slave holders was rejected at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her great-great-grandfather had been a trustee and from Harvard because of her sex.

Her maternal grandfather, Robert Fitzgerald, built the house in 1898, and he and his wife, Cornelia, raised Murray there. The six-room house, considered relatively large for the neighborhood in its day, now needs about $450,000 to get it ready for visitors, Lau said.

The hope is to start the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice in the house and perhaps on property beside it, Lau said. The house is the 56th active property for the trust, which has completed 10 projects.

The designation as a national treasure doesn't include money, but it does include staff time from the trust and a level of prestige that can attract donors.

The trust has worked on locations such as Ellis island and Union Station in Washington, D.C. "But it's just as important to save the places that don't look like national landmarks," said John Hildreth, eastern regional vice President for field services for the trust.

"This house, you would see many like it in North Carolina, But what happened there is important and who it's associated with is important and frankly, not very well known. I don't think Pauli Murray is recognized as a historical figure and a person of importance. This is a way to not only promote that story but preserve a place associated with her."

Murray was one of the leaders in arguing that the constitutional right to equal protection should apply to women, along with minorities. "Pauli Murray is the person that begins to say, race is something you can't change, and gender, you're born with it, it's not something you choose," Lau said. "So you can use that same kind of reasoning to fight for women's rights."

For all her very public work, Murray was forced to keep her private life hidden from most. She had a long-term relationship with a woman, Irene Barlow, and the two are buried under the same headstone in a New York cemetery.

In her brief for Reed v. Reed, a landmark equal protection case that bids gender-based discrimination, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg names Murray as one of two co-authors, even though they didn't contribute directly to the brief. Ginsburg has explained in interviews that the symbolic gesture was meant to recognize two pioneers who fought for women.

In a 2011 essay, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, described Murray as a friend and mentor "who would not be going about business as so many of us are today when the foundation of our community's house is crumbling."

Her FBI file shows that Murray lived at more than 50 addresses; yet the project has more than 2,500 folders of material in her archives that Murray packed up and moved to each new residence. "Somewhere, she got that what she was pushing for was important and that at some point, people" would want to know about her, Lau said.

But that didn't happen in her lifetime. "We weren't ready for her," Lau said. "And neither was the world, unfortunately."
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Why did the FBI show up at this Globalist youth home?


Sep 3, 2015
Jama Abdirahman, a 22-year-old photographer, filmmaker and journalist who has covered Black Lives Matter, South Seattle and the Somali community for the Seattle Globalist. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Jama Abdirahman, a 22-year-old photographer, filmmaker and journalist who has covered Black Lives Matter, South Seattle and the Somali community for the Seattle Globalist. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Government agents make a surprise visit to a young journalist’s home with questions about articles he’s written about an emerging protest movement.

It may sound like a scene from a distant and frightening land, but it happened last week to 22-year-old Jama Abdirahman, a college student and recent graduate of the Seattle Globalist’s youth-reporter apprenticeship program.

Abdirahman wasn’t home when the two FBI agents came calling, but his 16-year-old brother was, and handed over his cell phone number.

During the apprenticeship program, where other Globalist reporters and I mentor young people hoping to become journalists, Abdirahman wrote about stereotypes of his South End neighborhood and even did the photography for a few of my Seattle Times columns, one about issues facing the Somali-American community.

But it was a story he wrote about Black Lives Matter protests — specifically about women in the movement — that particularly interested the agents.

One agent said “I want to ask you about your article,” says Abdirahman, who was editing photos for his “street photography” blog when he received the phone call, “It seemed like he wanted to hear my views on the Black Lives Matter movement.”

The agent asked Abdirahman if he’d be willing to meet up and talk more. Abdirahman agreed but says he started to worry that he was in trouble — or might be asked to get someone else in trouble — so he called the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and got a pro-bono lawyer.

Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of CAIR Washington, says that these sort of FBI visits to members of the Muslim community aren’t uncommon.

“Sometimes it can be a surprise visit at someone’s home by an FBI agent, or at the workplace, or a phone call,” Bukhari says.
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When Feds Are Done Playing Dress Up, Who’s Left To Pick Up The Pieces?

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KJ parents to face abusive litigation suit if they lose case


September 15 2015

VALDOSTA – A 30 day deadline has passed, and now the parents of Kendrick Johnson will face abusive litigation
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Black teenager arrested by nine California police officers after 'jaywalking'
Video shows unarmed teenager forced to ground by group of Stockton police officers after allegedly walking in a bus lane

police officers arrested an unarmed black teenager in California after he allegedly jaywalked and then scuffled with an officer.

A video of the incident shows the officers surrounding the 16-year-old African American and forcing him to the ground after he got into an altercation with an officer who accused him of walking in a bus-only lane.

The incident happened in the city of Stockton, 80 miles (130km) east of San Francisco, on Wednesday morning. A cellphone video uploaded to Facebook and YouTube by a passerby has been viewed more than 10,000 times.

It shows an officer using his baton to push and hold the boy, wearing shorts, on a landscaped perimeter on the sidewalk.

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They scuffle, the boy yelling “get the fuck off me” and the officer shouting “stop resisting arrest”. The officer strikes him in the face and orders him to the ground but the boy does not comply.

An unseen female bystander shouts in protest: “That’s a fucking kid! Don’t touch him, leave him alone! That’s a kid. Are you serious? He didn’t do nothing wrong.”

The officer retrieves from the ground what appears to be a body camera knocked off during the scuffle.

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Several patrol cars arrive and four officers force the boy to the ground, handcuff him and march him to a car while colleagues mill around them. The protester’s voice rises in anger and disbelief: “That is a child! That is child that was jaywalking! That’s a fucking child! What’s wrong with y’all?”

YouTube user Edward Avendaño posted the video under the username Stockton Port City. In a Facebook post he said the officer tried to stop the teenager for jaywalking and ordered him to sit but the teen kept walking to his bus.

“The cop kept grabbing his arm & the kid took off the cop’s hand off his arm so the cop took out his baton & that’s when I started recording because everything happened too quick. He didn’t have to hit the kid with the baton & no need to call about 20 cops.”
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Spokesman: Tulsa sheriff "misconstrued" information about alleged threats


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Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz "misconstrued" information from an earlier briefing when he said Thursday night that threats had been made against his office, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Glanz made the comment before a packed house at Tulsa Tech's Health Science Center, where 21 cadets representing the Sheriff's Office and other agencies celebrated their completion of a 240-hour Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training reserve officer academy.
After shaking each cadet's hand, Glanz turned to the crowd, saying:
"There's a few things we're still trying to work through. There's a lot of threats. I was talking to an FBI agent today — the Black Lives Matter have been doing demonstrations at state fairs, so one of the things we're … not going to do this year is use you in the fair like we have (in the past)."



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July 19, 1992
BOSTON — An FBI agent screening a prominent black lawyer for a federal judgeship forced the lawyer to submit a footprint and then posted the print and joked about the stunt, the Boston Herald reported Saturday. Both the agent and his supervisor were suspended for the prank, which happened about a month ago, the newspaper said, citing sources it didn't identify. The agent, whose name was not disclosed, told lawyer Walter Prince that collecting footprints was standard procedure. Then he hung the print on a wall at the Boston FBI office. ''There can be no question that this type of behavior is entirely unacceptable and abhorrent to the department,'' Justice Department spokesman Paul McNulty said Friday night in a statement. Prince practices criminal and civil law and has lectured at Boston College Law School.




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On a steamy Friday night in early August 50 years ago, I was taken prisoner by the Ku Klux Klan outside the small town of Oxford, N.C. I was lucky to survive, but because I got into this mess through my stupidity and the stubbornness of my fellow employees at the Congress of Racial Equality office in Durham, it’s a story I’ve avoided for many years.

Now, however, this recent flood of black/white issues has brought it all back — the continuing examples of racially charged police shootings; the disproportionate number of blacks in prison; a recent visit with my grandson to the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields, those horrifying scenes of slaughter and sacrifice during the Civil War; studies showing that race relations have deteriorated despite the historic election of Barack Obama; the forgiveness expressed by members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., after the June 17 killings by Dylann Roof; the subsequent removal of the Confederate battle flag; the death of the charismatic Julian Bond; and, lastly, the comments of the respected writer, Charles M. Blow in the Aug. 10 New York Times: “Society itself is to blame. There is blood on everyone’s hands.”

Morgan Smith
My initial experience in the south was in 1961 when I was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and for the first time saw overt signs of segregation, such as “White” and “Colored” restrooms. After my second year of law school in Boulder in 1965, I went back as an intern for the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council, the first interracial organization of law students, and was assigned to work for Floyd McKissick, who was the national director of the Congress on Racial Equality and also had a small law firm in Durham. In mid -summer, I got married and then returned to North Carolina where Julie and I lived in a “Freedom House,” which also served as a stopping point for civil rights workers headed farther south, including to Mississippi, where Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney had been murdered the summer before.

Floyd had us do everything from legal research to organizing marches and demonstrations in towns including New Bern. I even helped him represent the singer James Brown in a paternity suit in one of his private cases and functioned as a chauffeur, once transporting Durham’s four other black lawyers to New Bern for a hearing. En route, we heard a tremendous explosion and all ducked for safety. It was just a blowout, however. As I was changing the tire, the sweat pouring off me, I heard a sudden burst of laughter. The four lawyers, relaxing in the shade, were pointing at me, chuckling, as I struggled with the tire. The roles are reversed, I thought, laughing with them.

One Friday evening in late July, Julie and I spotted flyers tacked to telephone poles near Oxford advertising a KKK rally. We found the field where it was to take place and joined the crowd of observers, mostly families with picnic dinners. The featured speaker was Robert “Bob” Jones, the Grand Dragon and the man who had revitalized the Klan in North Carolina. He ranted on and on and then the crosses were set on fire as we sat there speechless.

The following Monday, I told Floyd and the others in the office what we had seen but no one shared my astonishment. In fact, one black student, David Reilly poo-pooed our experience, said that anyone — white or black — could go to a Klan rally and insisted we all go the following Friday.

All week long, we played chicken. David wouldn’t back out and I didn’t have the nerve to just cancel the trip.

So that Friday we headed north: David, Julie and I, and a law school graduate from California named Carol Ruth Silver, who would be LSCCRC’s first full-time intern in the South. She had also been a Freedom Rider in 1961 and had spent 40 days incarcerated, most of them in the Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi. She later was elected to three terms as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, serving until 1989.

As we got closer to Oxford, I kept expecting David to yield, but he didn’t. Neither did I. When we reached the rally site, however, I had Julie and Carol wait on the highway by a line of North Carolina State Highway Patrol cars. David and I then drove down into the field. As I stopped our car, David jumped out, approached the man who was directing the parking and asked if he could attend. I can still visualize this man seemingly levitating into the air in shock. Several others quickly appeared, threw David to the ground and searched him. I made it to the roadway and asked the State Patrol for help, but they looked at me as if I were out of my mind. This was not their problem.

Then I heard my name over the loudspeaker. David had given them my name, and they were asking that I come down and explain what was happening.

Once again, the State Highway Patrol offered no help, so I walked to the area where the crosses had been erected and was immediately swept up by an angry mob of some 20 men. David was nowhere in sight. I later learned that he had almost immediately been taken to the local jail and was safely locked up in a cell.

I told my captors that my wife and I were recently married and visiting North Carolina because I had earlier served there in the Army. We had given David a ride because he seemed lost. I told them he had then mentioned the rally and said anyone could attend. After many tense minutes, this story seemed to be working and the mob began to calm down.

Then we heard hysterical screams as a man sprinted towards us. “There are four of them, there are four of them!” he kept repeating, having seen Julie and Carol by the State Patrol cars.

The questioning ensued roughly as follows.

Q: It’s your car, so you were driving?

A: Yes.

Q: And you’re newly married, so your wife was sitting in the front seat with you?

A: Yes.

Q: So the black guy [those aren’t the words they used] was in the back seat with the white woman?

A: Yes?

Q: So you and your wife were driving around with a black guy (having sex with) a white woman in the back seat of your car?

A: No. Of course not.

To me, the comment was preposterous. In the minds of this now-enraged mob, however, sex is the only thing that could be taking place if a black man and a white woman were together in the back seat of a car. Suddenly I heard a rattling sound in the bed of the pickup truck that I was pressed against. Behind me a man lifted a heavy chain. In front of me, another man opened a folding knife with a long narrow blade. They began arguing about who would get to kill me, an argument so intense that I thought they might end up attacking each other.

Finally a tall, calmer looking man spoke up. “I want to kill him too,” he said. “But too many people know that he is here. We’d never get away with it.”

(When the FBI interviewed me two days later, they said they had someone undercover in this group. I’m sure the man who spoke up was the one and wish there some way I could thank him.)

Then the Grand Dragon’s voice came over the microphones, denouncing me. Jones, as I learned much later, was a former awning salesman who had made the North Carolina KKK the most powerful Klan in the country and whose support had helped elect Dan Moore governor in 1964. Now the mob that had been about to kill me had to worry about the possibility of being overwhelmed by a much larger mob incited by Jones.

They took me to Jones’s Cadillac — nicknamed “The Horse” because he put so many miles on it during his recruiting trips — and we worked our way through an angry crowd that included Klanswomen spitting on the windshield, trying to tip over the car. At the local jail, however, the local prosecutor said he could find nothing to charge me with, so we retrieved our car, which had been tipped up on its side, and headed back to Durham.

The FBI then interviewed me and told us about their undercover man. Knowing that the KKK had our license number and probably knew where we were living — and would find out soon enough that I worked for CORE, an organization they detested — the agents suggested we consider moving on.

Back at Floyd’s office, David had disappeared, so I never had a chance to talk to him, Floyd had been laid up with a serious bee sting, and our project seemed to have run out of steam. So Julie and I packed up, said goodbye and headed for home. I never saw Floyd again and deeply regret that. He was a heroic man who has gotten far less credit than he deserved as a civil rights leader, partly due to his subsequent split from CORE and endorsement of Richard Nixon for president in 1968. He was a hero to me, and working with him had a great influence on me — leading me to the Adams’s County public defender’s office rather than a big Denver firm, to the Colorado House of Representatives with a focus on prison reform and mental health, to work on behalf of migrants in Denver, and now to making monthly trips to the Mexican border to assist a variety of humanitarian programs there.

It’s hard to deny how much had changed in those 50 years. The idea of separate restrooms seems preposterous today, as does the idea a state police agency would simply turn its back on someone being taken captive by an organization as venal as the Klan, or that we were told that whites had to sit on one side of the courtroom and blacks on the other when we went to David’s arraignment. (We ignored the order and no one said anything.) However, despite the dangers in those days and the then-monolithic structure of segregation, there was an optimism that I don’t see today. Floyd was an optimist, in part, I believe, because he went out and did things instead of just talking about them. And he did them despite the great personal risks. In addition, the young people who passed through our Freedom House on their way south — to places we assumed were much more dangerous than North Carolina — were also doers and not just talkers. To lump everyone together and say they all have “blood on their h
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Darthard Perry whose job was to destroy black
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http://allhiphop.com/2015/09/20/a-former-black-fbi-agent-speaks-about-martin-malcolm-music-and-more/


A Former Black FBI Agent Speaks About Martin, Malcolm, Music And More

September 20, 2015

In 1975, Darthard Perry, a former FBI agent, went on record and explained the lengths that the government goes to examine and study African American culture. The man, a self-proclaimed “infiltrator,” speaks – seemingly with pride – on how he helped tear down Black organizations and how the culture was flipped back on the people. “You can take their culture and use it against them,” he says in the video. The video is marveling to watch, albeit disgusting. The agent was interviewed by the legendary journalist Gil Nobel (RIP).

Documentary by Gil Noble on the intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Martin Luther King to Malcolm X to Fred Hampton, to the Black Panthers to heroin and crack, the FBI has worked to destroy.
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LAPD names officer who fatally shot woman in South L.A. alley
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DA's office investigating allegations of prosecutorial misconduct
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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/DA-s-office-investigating-allegations-of-6530813.php

A Houston defense lawyer is asking that murder charges against his client be dismissed because of prosecutorial misconduct.

Attorney Paul Morgan said Friday that charges against 49-year-old Vernon Brooks stemming from a 2012 shooting should be dropped because information that benefits his client was withheld by prosecutor Sarah Mickelson.

Morgan said the prosecutor broke the law and violated his client's constitutional rights by withholding information about paying three witnesses a total of $5,000 after they testified in a related case in February.

"Who knows what else has been withheld?" Morgan said. "We have a serious problem when prosecutors are hiding evidence."

Jeff McShan, a spokesman with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, said the office is investigating the allegations and plans to file a written response in the case.

Attempts to reach Mickelson on Friday were unsuccessful.

The accusation, which is spelled out in court records filed Thursday and Friday, is the latest in a string of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct at the district attorneys office. In two recent cases, a capital murder conviction was tossed out and murder case awaits a possible retrial.

In this case, Brooks and another man, Joseph Bailey, were charged with murder in the death of Sergio Saldana on Sept. 25, 2012.

Three former confederates of both men testified against Bailey in February, their time on the witness stand helping Harris County prosecutors secure a conviction. A day later, according to court records, the FBI paid them $5,000.

In general, exculpatory information in a criminal case is known as "Brady material" because of Brady vs. Maryland, the Supreme Court case that ruled evidence that helps a defendant must be released.

Before trial, Mickelson acknowledged that she intended to put several informants on the stand a
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EUR Exclusive: Original Black Panthers Open Up About Split in Party
'I Blame Huey'

Sep 26, 2015



http://www.eurweb.com/2015/09/exclusive-original-black-panthers-open-up-about-split-in-party/


*Now playing in select theaters across the country is Stanley Nelson’s “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” and as we previously reported, the doc is a riveting piece of history that explores in vivid detail the formation and impact of the original Black Panther Party. A must see for history enthusiasts.

In a two-part interview with one of the producers of the doc, 3-time Emmy award-winner Laurens Grant, along with original Panther members Mohammed Mubarak and Sherwin Forte, we delve deeper into the Party’s efforts and the events causing the subsequent split in the movement. Mubarak and Forte also open up on how they really feel about the so-called New Black Panthers.

The “Panthers” doc highlights the vital role that women played in the movement, and Mohammed confessed that many Panthers felt “Black women didn’t need to be liberated” because “they were already liberated,” through women’s lib and the efforts of Gloria Steinem and the Party’s own prevalent women such as Kathleen Cleaver.

Black Panthers

Laurens: We had so many rough cuts when we were making the film, and a lot of the women got cut out just for time. I watched the film and came in the edit room and asked ‘Um excuse me, where are the women? Where did that go?’ That needs to be a little bit more involved and included.’ Although there were many women leaders, I think with the Black Panther party it was a different set-up. People got in it, the means were different but the end game was the same, They wanted to participate in a whole different way, as Elaine (Brown) articulates in the film. Sex roles were reverse. Everybody had to participate.

Sherwin: There are many unsung women in the movement. Women have always been a part of the movement, and sometimes they have moved ahead of men in this quest for justice and respect. I think that our task is to make sure that they are really pushed to the forefront more than they have been. The perceived attempt to put them in the background is ill-founded. Black women have always stood by Black men in this struggle.
Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton

The “Panthers” doc explores the breakdown in the relationship between Huey P. Newton and Eldridge Cleaver. Sherwin explained how the split in the Party was something Huey caused after his release from prison and he Eldridge began to have a differing of ideas. Huey compounded the problem when he called Eldridge “a punk” during a live television interview.

Sherwin: You didn’t get Eldridge condemning Huey, you got Huey condemning Eldridge. The moment Huey got out of jail, he wanted to send a detachment of men to North Korea to help them fight this country. Huey wanted to be a Che Guevara.

Mohammed: When Geronimo Pratt got arrested in Dallas, with that group of Panthers, the FBI arrested him and all of those guys. Huey expelled everybody in the group. He considered them counter-revolutionaries. He didn’t want to have anything to do with them. Eldridge stood up and said, ‘You can’t do these people like that! These are some real soldiers. Why are you doing this?’ As a result of that fallout, a lot of people got hurt. Some people got killed.
Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver

Sherwin: They purged a lot of the original members. I think it was a betrayal and I blame Huey for that. That’s what the split came from. I don’t know what happened to him in prison. People talk about this kind of CIA program. I can’t address that because I don’t know what happened to him while he was locked up, but I think that when he first got out, he was still sort of in his revolutionary mode, wanting to send people to North Vietnam. Somehow, while he was out, his mind began to change and he began a purge of all the original members that he had talked to about this revolution.

Check back for part two where Mohammed and Sherwin discuss Huey’s descent into “gangsterism,” and their view on the New Black Panthers.

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Dunkin’ Donuts employee writes ‘#blacklivesmatter’ on Providence police officer’s cup
The union representing members of the Providence Police Department released a statement condemning the Dunkin’ employee’s actions.
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will host a forum.....


Over 50 % of current FBI agents are former local cops.


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http://www.wnyc.org/story/murky-ethics-fbis-counterterrorism-strategy/

FBI to host forum on race relations




6:31 AM, Oct 5, 2015
7:39 AM, Oct 5, 2015


The FBI will host a town hall meeting Thursday on race relations and how to approach interactions between the public and local law enforcement.

Among the questions the agency plans to address are: What should you do if you’re stopped by police? What should you do if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly? What defines excessive force?

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch will participate in a panel discussion with other local law enforcement, KPD spokesman Darrell DeBusk confirmed Friday. He would not speak further about the event since it’s hosted by the FBI.

Repeated calls to the Knoxville Division of the FBI were not returned Friday.

The panel of law enforcement agencies will also include the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the University of Tennessee Police Department.

TOWN HALL MEETING

What: Town hall meeting on race relations

When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8

Where: Austin East Magnet High School, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Who: Hosted by the FBI, with panel discussion to include representatives from the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, University of Tennessee Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and others

Thursday won’t be the first time local law enforcement and the public have come together for conversations on race in


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Martin Luther King Assassination Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis ...
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There Police and Fire Director Frank Holloman (formerly an FBI agent for 25 years, ..... said he received at his back door from Earl Clark right after the shooting.
How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Apr 3, 2013 - ... Young and Dexter King, Jowers says after he heard the shot, Lt. Earl Clark, ... The corporate media says it was James Earl Ray who shot MLK, and .... at great length about how the government, through the FBI and the CIA, ...
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Jan 20, 2014 - The restaurant owner named Memphis Police Department Officer, Lt. Earl Clark as Dr. King's assassin, according to a press conference ...
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free ...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman and civil rights leader who was fatally shot at the Lorraine ... 4 FBI investigation; 5 Funeral; 6 James Earl Ray.
Who Killed Martin Luther King? | Dissident Voice
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Apr 4, 2008 - That verdict exonerated James Earl Ray who had already died in prison. ... Apparently nobody, not the Mafia, the Memphis Police, the FBI, the CIA, .... MPD Lieutenant Earl Clark, now deceased, came out of the brushy area ...
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Man alleges NYPD cop called him n-word repeatedly in suit

October 7 2015


http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-alleges-nypd-called-n-word-repeatedly-suit-article-1.2388953



The NYPD sergeant called Diquan Fedee the slur more than once, the lawsuit alleges.

An NYPD sergeant repeatedly called a man walking in Brooklyn the n-word before arresting him on bogus charges that were later dismissed, a new suit claims.

Diquan Fedee says he was walking on Marcus Garvey Boulevard near Willoughby St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on July 10 of last year and had not "not done anything remotely unlawful, and had no contraband of any sort on his person," papers read.

At 11:05 a.m., an unmarked police car approached and an officer inside the ride yelled, "Yo."

Fedee, 21, says in his suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that he was on the phone and ignored the man who he later learned was a cop.

Four cops — who are not identified in papers — got out of the car and rifled through Feede's bookbag, papers say.

When Fedee said they weren't allowed to do that, an NYPD sergeant allegedly said "You hate the police, right ni----?"

The sergeant called Fedee the slur more than once, papers say.

One of the cops allegedly told Fedee to “turn the f--- around.”

A cop punched Fedee in the face, knocked him down, and then other officers put their knees in his back and handcuffed him, Fedee says.

During the confrontation, a cop put his hand around Fedee’s throat, the suit says.

At the 81st Precinct stationhouse, Fedee refused to answer cops’ questions, he says. Eventually the same sergeant — described as a bald middle-aged man —removed Fedee from the holding cell and took him toward the back
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Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” would have rode with Nat Turner
By Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali -
Oct 10, 2015

Huey P. Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, believed that culture itself would not liberate them | (41.media.tumblr.com)

“If Bunchy had been on the same plantation as Nat Turner you can believe he would have rode with Nat Turner. That’s the type of person Bunchy was.” Kumasi NBC television has resurrected Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” with a new series called ‘Aquarius’. The imperialist media has brought back both Carter and Charles Manson. Carter was an iconic black revolutionary from Los Angeles. Manson was a cold-blooded serial killer who led the Manson Family that murdered many in California. Somehow Hollyweird has united these two polar opposites for television. It is not that weird when we understand that these forces are part of the state whose job it is to keep Africa, Africans and all oppressed people confused.

Gerald Horne whose upcoming volume is “Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S. the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic” taught Carter’s daughter Danon at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has written extensively on Hollywood. Horne says Hollywood has done a number on Africans in America from “Birth of a Nation” to “Gone With The Wind” depicting black women as mammies, servants and sex objects. Linden Beckford, Jr. a graduate of Grambling University is currently writing a biography of Carter Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of Africans in America except for die hards. Yes, the Fugees (Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras Michel) mention Carter on the 1996 soundtrack film “When We Were Kings” about the famous”Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship match between MuhammadAli and George Foreman which took place in 1974. And yes M-1 and Stickman (dead prez) did “B.I.G. respect” a song on their Mix tape “Turn off the Radio’ that mentions Carter.

Who were Carter and John Huggins and why are they important for the 21st Century? Carter was assassinated on January 17th 1967 along with John Huggins (February 11, 1945 – January 17, 1969) at Campbell Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles.

It is a tragic coincidence in history that eight years before Carter and Huggins joined the ancestors the first democratically elected president of the Congo, Patrice Emery Lumumba, Joseph Okito, vice-president of the Senate and Maurice Mpolo sports and youth minister were killed by an unholy alliance of the CIA, Belgian imperialism, and other agents of imperialism headed by Mobuto Sese SekoNgbenduWaZaBanga aka Colonel Joseph Mobuto on January 17, 1961.

Carter and Huggins were gunned down by members of the cultural nationalist US Organization. An FBI memo dated November 29, 1968 described a letter that the Los Angeles FBI office intended to mail to the Black Panther Party office. This letter, which was made to appear as if it had come from the US Organization, described fictitious plans by US to ambush BPP members. The FBI memo stated that “It is hoped this counterintelligence measure will result in an ‘US’ and BPP vendetta.

Many feel that the leader of US, Ron Karenga was working for the other side. An article in the Wall Street Journal described Karenga as a thriving businessman-specializing in gas stations – who maintained close ties to eastern Rockefeller family and L.A’s Mayor. Sam Yorty pointed out Michael Newton in the volume, “Bitter Grain:Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party”. The Wall Street Journal article said, “Afew weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King …Mr. Karenga slipped into Sacramento for a private chat with Governor Reagan, at the governor’s request. The black nationalist also met clandestinely with Los Angeles police chief Thomas Reddin after Mr. King was killed.”

At that moment in history many cultural nationalist maintained that the cultural revolution must take place before a political one could proceed. Huey P. Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party countered with the view that, “We believe that culture itself will not liberate us. We’re going to need some stronger stuff.”

The Black Panther Party led by Newton and Bobby Seale was like the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC). It was an anti-imperialist alliance; many like Carter embraced revolutionary nationalism while others like Newton, George Jackson and Fred Hampton took a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist {MLM} position. Hampton openly said he was fighting for socialism leading to communism.

Carter was a firm supporter of the Native American struggle. It was
Carter who changed Elmer Pratt into Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt (September 13, 1947- June 2, 2011) after the great Native American warrior.

Geronimo “the one who yawns”; (June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Apache leader who fought against Mexico and Arizona for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Geronimo replaced Carter as the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Southern California Chapter of the BPP after Carter was taken out. Carter left a memo saying his wish was for Geronimo to replace him.
While not an anticommunist, before joining the Party Carter was recruited by Raymond “Maasi”Hewitt to a Maoist study group called the Red Guard. I was a part of the same group however; Carter came in after I left Los Angeles. Carter was influenced by Jean-Jacquesm Dessalines of Haiti and DedanKimathi of the Land and Freedom Army (so-called Mau Mau). The Los Angeles Chapter under Bunchyleadership required that members take the Mau Mau Oath.

Here is the Mau Mau Oath
“I speak the truth and vow before God
And before this movement.
The movement of Unity,
The Unity which is put to the test
The Unity that is mocked with the name of “Mau Mau.
That I shall go forward to fight for the land,
The lands of Kirinyaga that we cultivated.
The lands which were taken by the Europeans
And if I fail to do this
May this oath kill me
May this seven kill me,
May this meat kill me”

Carter and a small segment of people who lived in my area of Los Angeles had an international world view. He was a legendary figure in my neighborhood. After he was released from p
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Federal magistrate challenges FBI’s refusal to name agent involved in New Orleans East fatal shooting


More than two years after an FBI agent fatally shot a man in New Orleans East, a federal magistrate said Thursday he knows of “no good reason” why the agent’s identity should continue to be shielded while the government defends his actions in a related wrongful-death lawsuit.

U.S. Magistrate Joseph Wilkinson Jr. summoned attorneys for the Justice Department and the family of Allen Desdunes — whose July 2013 shooting death remains shrouded in mystery — to appear before him next week and explain why the agent’s name should remain sealed more than a year into the civil litigation over Desdunes’ death.

“I am aware of no good reason, in fact or in law, why the name of this defendant should continue to be kept secret,” Wilkinson wrote in an order published Thursday. “If any particular provision of the Privacy Act, which the government apparently relies upon, stretches so far as to undermine the important public nature of the court’s public record, it has not been cited to me.”

Wilkinson’s order came a few days after The New Orleans Advocate published an article examining the conflicting practices of area law enforcement agencies on identifying officers involved in fatal shootings.

While the New Orleans Police Department and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office routinely release the names of officers who use deadly force, the federal government has gone to great lengths to protect the name of the FBI agent who fatally shot Desdunes during a drug investigation.

The names of three other FBI agents and four New Orleans police officers involved in the case have been made public during the civil proceedings. But the agent who fatally shot Desdunes near a Motel 6 on the Interstate 10 Service Road has been referred to only as “John Doe #1” in court papers.

The lawsuit claims Desdunes was unarmed and that his death was racially motivated.

An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the case last week, citing the pending litigation. The Justice Department has said it will not charge the FBI agent for killing Desdunes, but the government has declined a Freedom of Information Act request seeking investigative reports about the incident.

Wilkinson, in his two-page order, said an earlier protective order he allowed in the civil case had been intended to facilitate out-of-court discovery between the parties, “not the perpetual sealing of (the agent’s) nam
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Over 50% of FBI agents started out as local cops


Texas councilman stunned, arrested while defending friends
10/10/2015 11:33 PM ET

Prairie View, Texas, councilman Jonathan Miller was stunned by a Taser outside his home while confronting police questioning his friends.

A Texas city councilman was stunned with a Taser while on his knees and then arrested outside his Prairie View home Thursday night — the same agency whose officer helped arrest Sandra Bland.

The arrest involved a female Prairie View cop – one of the city's six-officer force – with ties to Bland's arrest alongside Texas Department of Public Safety in July, authorities confirmed.

Newly-elected Councilman Jonathan Miller identified himself as an elected official while stepping between Prairie View cops confronting four of his fraternity brothers practicing a step routine, local reports said.

The 29-year-old’s credentials, which includes a vote to rename a street in Bland's honor, didn’t prevent what Miller’s friend described as another example of excessive force in the Houston suburb.

“It went from me asking questions to me basically being put face down on the ground,” Miller told KHOU-TV.
Prairie View Councilman Jonathan Miller came to his friends' defense outside his home on Thursday night only to be stunned with a Taser. 
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Prairie View Councilman Jonathan Miller came to his friends' defense outside his home on Thursday night only to be stunned with a Taser.
The Prairie View councilman was then arrested on charges of resisting arrest and interfering wtih a public servant. 
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The Prairie View councilman was then arrested on charges of resisting arrest and interfering wtih a public servant.
A police body cam shows Councilman Jonathan Miller being detained. 
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A police body cam shows Councilman Jonathan Miller being detained.
Police had stopped by Councilman Jonathan Miller's home to speak with four men outside in the front yard. 
Prairie View Police Department
Police had stopped by Councilman Jonathan Miller's home to speak with four men outside in the front yard.

A video of Miller’s 8:30 p.m. arrest shows Miller on his knees before being tased. Police contend that Miller pestered them with questions and refused to step back as they questioned his house guests about suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

He allegedly pulled away as officers lunged forward with handcuffs.

“As soon as they started pushing, I pulled out my camera, because if there's a camera the officer can't say my battery on my body cam went out or anything like that,” Brandon Woodson told KPRC-TV.

The female officer involved in Thursday’s arrest was not identified by Prairie View Police Chief Larry Johnson, but he said it was probable that officers in the small force would appear in other incidents.

Bland was found hanging in a Waller County jail cell on July 13, three days after her arrest. She was pulled over by a Texas state trooper for allegedly failing to use her turn signal, leading to a confrontation over a cigarette.

The only other officer involved with Bland's arrest was a female cop backing up Trooper Brian Encinia during the traffic stop.
One of the officers involved with Councilman Jonathan Miller's arrest was also involved in Sandra Bland's arrest.
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One of the officers involved with Councilman Jonathan Miller's arrest was also involved in Sandra Bland's arrest.
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Tamir Rice family attorney says expert reports have 'tainted grand jury process'

Newly unearthed comments about deadly police shootings made by the two experts who defended an Ohio officer’s killing of Tamir Rice have intensified criticisms of prosecutors for selecting them to review the 12-year-old’s death.

One appeared to publicly cast doubt on whether the officer who killed Rice was at fault even before he was commissioned to write a report on the case, the Guardian has learned. The other had her interpretation of a key US supreme court ruling on police shootings rejected by the Justice Department as too generous to officers.

Attorneys for the family of Rice, who was killed by police officer Timothy Loehmann while holding a pellet gun in a park in Cleveland in November last year, said the pair of external reports had “tainted the grand jury process” that is considering criminal charges against Loehmann.
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“It’s clear to the Rice family that these so-called experts were selected to present a point of view to defend the officer’s conduct,” said Subodh Chandra, an attorney for the family.

Chandra said the unusual decision to request and publish the external reports by Timothy McGinty, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, was “an unprecedented thing for a prosecutor to do on behalf of someone potentially facing a murder charge”.

McGinty, who is overseeing the grand jury process, released the two reports on Saturday. They were written by S Lamar Sims, the senior chief deputy district attorney for Denver, Colorado, and Kimberly Crawford, a retired FBI agent who teaches criminal justice at Northern Virginia Community College.
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Sims concluded in his report that Loehmann’s actions were “objectively reasonable” due to his stated belief that Rice was holding a real firearm and posed a threat. Crawford wrote that the shooting “falls within the realm of reasonableness” defined under the US constitution. McGinty said his office was “not reaching any conclusions” from the reports and would present all evidence to a grand jury.

The reports were swiftly condemned by activists who have campaigned for a criminal prosecution over the death of Rice, who was shot within a second of Loehmann arriving at Cudell Commons and leaping out of his patrol car.
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/15/fbi-record-police-killings-tamir-rice-eric-garner

Eric Garner and Tamir Rice among those missing from FBI record of police killings

Only 224 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies reported fatal shootings in 2014
Previously unpublished FBI data sheds new light on flawed voluntary system

New York Michael Brown Eric Garner
Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, right, cries while standing next to Esaw Garner, Eric Garner’s wife, center, and Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, in April. Photograph:

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Killings by police that unleashed a new protest movement around the US in 2014, including those of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and John Crawford, are missing from the federal government’s official record of homicides by officers because most departments refuse to submit data.
Analysis The tracking of police violence in the US may have reached a turning point
The past week has seen a series of comments regarding the state of documenting US police killings – and some clarity on how the government plans to do so
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Only 224 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies around the US reported a fatal shooting by their officers to the FBI last year, according to previously unpublished data obtained by the Guardian, which sheds new light on flaws in official systems for counting the use of deadly force by police.

The Counted, an investigation by the Guardian to report all deaths caused by police in 2015, had already logged deadly shootings by officers from 224 different law enforcement agencies by 10 April this year. Crowd-sourced counts in 2014 recorded deaths at a similar higher rate.

Stephen Fischer, a spokesman for the FBI, said exclusions were inevitable because the program remained voluntary. “We have no way of knowing how many incidents may have been omitted,” Fischer said in an email.

Amid mounting pressure on public authorities to overhaul the recording of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, an extensive review of all data on “justifiable homicides” by police collected by the FBI from police departments between 2004 and 2014 found:

No police departments from the state of Florida reported any homicides by officers, meaning deaths caused by police in the country’s third-most populous state were not logged by the FBI. The New York police department, by far the country’s biggest, submitted data for just one year during the past decade.

The FBI records only basic personal details of each person killed and not information such as whether they were armed with a weapon – a critical factor in ongoing debates over the use of force by police around the country.

A chaotic approach was applied to recording other high-profile deaths over recent years. Some were logged, some filed to a separate category with general homicides without noting the subjects were killed by police, and others were ignored.

An increase in the number of homicides by police publicly reported by the FBI over the past five years was effectively matched by a rise in the number of individual departments reporting any homicides, casting doubt over purported trends in the data.

Details of other controversial deaths that prompted protests were entered incorrectly in the FBI database, damaging government efforts to monitor demographic information about people killed by police.

The analysis of raw FBI data was carried out as the US Department of Justice announced it was trialling a new open-source system for counting homicides by law enforcement. The system’s methodology closely resembles those of The Counted and a Washington Post record of fatal police shootings.
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http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/crime/13710163-93/fbi-agent-involved-in-2013

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FBI agent involved in 2013 shooting transferred to different division

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The FBI said Wednesday that an agent who fatally shot a man in New Orleans East more than two years ago remains employed by the bureau but has been transferred to a different division.

Agent John Sablatura requested to be transferred “for reasons unrelated to” the July 2013 fatal shooting of Allen Desdunes, said Craig Betbeze, a spokesman for the FBI’s New Orleans Field Office. “He remains an FBI employee in good standing,” Betbeze said.

While he has not faced criminal charges, Sablatura has been sued for wrongful death in Desdunes’ shooting. Desdunes’ family claims the agent fatally shot Desdunes at close range without provocation during a drug investigation.

The FBI has declined to comment on the shooting. A federal magistrate ordered the name of the agent to be made public earlier this week.
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/15/fbi-record-police-killings-tamir-rice-eric-garner

Eric Garner and Tamir Rice among those missing from FBI record of police killings

Only 224 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies reported fatal shootings in 2014
Previously unpublished FBI data sheds new light on flawed voluntary system

New York Michael Brown Eric Garner
Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, right, cries while standing next to Esaw Garner, Eric Garner’s wife, center, and Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, in April. Photograph:

Thursday 15 October 2015 08.42 EDT
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Killings by police that unleashed a new protest movement around the US in 2014, including those of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and John Crawford, are missing from the federal government’s official record of homicides by officers because most departments refuse to submit data.
Analysis The tracking of police violence in the US may have reached a turning point
The past week has seen a series of comments regarding the state of documenting US police killings – and some clarity on how the government plans to do so
Read more

Only 224 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies around the US reported a fatal shooting by their officers to the FBI last year, according to previously unpublished data obtained by the Guardian, which sheds new light on flaws in official systems for counting the use of deadly force by police.

The Counted, an investigation by the Guardian to report all deaths caused by police in 2015, had already logged deadly shootings by officers from 224 different law enforcement agencies by 10 April this year. Crowd-sourced counts in 2014 recorded deaths at a similar higher rate.

Stephen Fischer, a spokesman for the FBI, said exclusions were inevitable because the program remained voluntary. “We have no way of knowing how many incidents may have been omitted,” Fischer said in an email.

Amid mounting pressure on public authorities to overhaul the recording of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, an extensive review of all data on “justifiable homicides” by police collected by the FBI from police departments between 2004 and 2014 found:

No police departments from the state of Florida reported any homicides by officers, meaning deaths caused by police in the country’s third-most populous state were not logged by the FBI. The New York police department, by far the country’s biggest, submitted data for just one year during the past decade.

The FBI records only basic personal details of each person killed and not information such as whether they were armed with a weapon – a critical factor in ongoing debates over the use of force by police around the country.

A chaotic approach was applied to recording other high-profile deaths over recent years. Some were logged, some filed to a separate category with general homicides without noting the subjects were killed by police, and others were ignored.

An increase in the number of homicides by police publicly reported by the FBI over the past five years was effectively matched by a rise in the number of individual departments reporting any homicides, casting doubt over purported trends in the data.

Details of other controversial deaths that prompted protests were entered incorrectly in the FBI database, damaging government efforts to monitor demographic information about people killed by police.

The analysis of raw FBI data was carried out as the US Department of Justice announced it was trialling a new open-source system for counting homicides by law enforcement. The system’s methodology closely resembles those of The Counted and a Washington Post record of fatal police shootings.






http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/crime/13710163-93/fbi-agent-involved-in-2013

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/crime/13710163-93/fbi-agent-involved-in-2013


FBI agent involved in 2013 shooting transferred to different division

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The FBI said Wednesday that an agent who fatally shot a man in New Orleans East more than two years ago remains employed by the bureau but has been transferred to a different division.

Agent John Sablatura requested to be transferred “for reasons unrelated to” the July 2013 fatal shooting of Allen Desdunes, said Craig Betbeze, a spokesman for the FBI’s New Orleans Field Office. “He remains an FBI employee in good standing,” Betbeze said.

While he has not faced criminal charges, Sablatura has been sued for wrongful death in Desdunes’ shooting. Desdunes’ family claims the agent fatally shot Desdunes at close range without provocation during a drug investigation.

The FBI has declined to comment on the shooting. A federal magistrate ordered the name of the agent to be made public earlier this week.
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Stephen Lawrence: new criminal inquiry into claims police shielded killers

National Crime Agency sets up team to investigate claims of corruption within Met over teenager’s murder 22 years ago

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/16/stephen-lawrence-inquiry-hunts-police-alleged-to-have-shielded-killers


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A new investigation has begun into allegations that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the murderers of Stephen Lawrence, the Guardian has learned.

The National Crime Agency, Britain’s equivalent of the FBI, has been appointed to lead the hunt and has established a team of investigators. It will focus on the first police investigation carried out in 1993 into the murder of the 18-year-old by a racist gang.

Lawrence’s parents have always claimed that corrupt officers engaged in a conspiracy that helped thwart the hunt for the killers, which the Met officially denies.

His mother, Doreen, told the Guardian on Friday that her suspicions about corruption had grown over time.

She said: “We still believe that corruption played a part in keeping Stephen’s killers free. We have had to fight to get this far, so we can finally have a criminal investigation into the former police officers we suspect.

“We ask those that have any information, be they former police officers or criminals, to examine their conscience. They should come forward, so justice can be done. Police corruption has denied us, and others, justice. It is a denial of the trust the police and state have placed in them by citizens. Those who betray the trust placed in them, should face justice, whenever it catches up with them.”

The new inquiry into the corruption
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More importantly, however, in his two-hour presentation Minister Farrakhan said: I know you all think I killed Malcolm. If I killed Malcolm, do you think I would be here? See who was giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation? It was an FBI agent.

The idea elicits a Hollywood analogy in the movie "Shooter" starring Mark Walberg and Danny Glover. When the hero and the FBI agent went seeking wisdom from the old shooting expert, to the question, Who killed Kennedy? he responded, Those boys on the grassy knoll were dead within hours.

The FBI agent responded, You know this for sure? To which the expert responded, I still have the shovels in the back.

This sort of lends credence to the Ministers denial. Notwithstanding, Sonny Carson and Herman Ferguson both thought he did it. However, he may not have been at the Audubon to pull the trigger but to feign ignorance of the climate around Malcolm and the hit going down is not a tenable position.

Nevertheless, the Minister pointed out the Honorable Gentleman had married the lady and took care of his
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Should we shut down the FBI for assassinating
Martin Luther King?

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Entertainment
YWCA to host forum on race relations
By Qcity Staff
October 19, 2015
Glenn H. Burkins

Glenn H. Burkins

Qcitymetro Editor Glenn H. Burkins will help headline a panel discussion next month about police and race relations in Charlotte.

Hosted by YWCA Central Carolinas, this free event also will include Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Maj. Bruce Bellamy and former FBI agent Quentin Williams.

The discussion is titled “Charting the Way Forward: Police and Race Relations in a 21st Century Charlotte.”

Space is limited, so register to attend.

IF YOU GO
Date: Thursday, Nov. 12
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: YWCA Central Carolinas (3420 Park Road)
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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/oct/21/thabo-sefolosha-nba-player-injured-in-nypd-struggle-to-file-50m-lawsuit-against-city-and-police



NBA player injured in NYPD struggle to file $50m lawsuit against city and police

The Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha, whose leg was broken in police struggle and who was acquitted of all charges this month, has filed a complaint per report
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Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted on all charges on 9 October. Photograph: Steven Hirsch/AP

Les Carpenter

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The attorney for Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha reportedly said his client will file a $50m lawsuit against the city of New York and eight police officers who arrested him in April. Sefolosha suffered a broken leg in the incident causing him to miss the remainder of the NBA season and the playoffs.

The New York Post reported that Sefolosha filed a complaint with the city’s comptroller claiming his injuries suffered during the arrest are “permanent in nature and continuing into the future”.

“Unfortunately he may not be dunking as much as he was before this happened,” the guard’s attorney Alex Spiro told the Post.
The silence over the Thabo Sefolosha trial is deafening ... and mystifying
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On 9 October, a Manhattan court found Sefolosha not guilty on three misdemeanor charges of obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He had been arrested outside a New York nightclub 1Oak following a fight that left another NBA player Chris Copeland with stab wounds. Police said Sefolosha had resisted orders to move away from the crime scene. He testified that he had moved away after being ordered to do so and was arrested by an officer while he tried to give $20 to a man begging for money.

A scuffle ensued and Sefolosha was injured. His attorneys have said he was racially profiled by police who were physically and verbally abusive.

Prosecutors offered a plea deal in which Sefolosha would spend one day doing community service, but the player demanded the trial.


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San Jose officer who targeted Ferguson protesters in tweets is no longer with department
Black Lives Matter

Activists with Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles in June. The person on the left is holding a photograph of Ezell Ford, who was killed by L.A. police officers on Aug. 11, 2014. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Veronica Rocha and Joseph SernaContact Reporters

A San Jose police officer who targeted Ferguson protesters using his personal Twitter account in December is no longer working with the department.

The San Jose Police Department on Thursday declined to say whether Officer Phillip White was fired, but confirmed he was no longer working for the city. The department
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In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement


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Contributor(s): Jama Lazerow, Robert O. Self, Rod Bush, Bridgette Baldwin, James T. Campbell, Roz Payne, Joel Wilson, David Barber, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Davarian Baldwin, Tim Lake, Edward P. Morgan, Yohuru Williams
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Controversy swirled around the Black Panthers from the moment the revolutionary black nationalist Party was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966. Since that time, the group that J. Edgar Hoover called “the single greatest threat to the nation’s internal security” has been celebrated and denigrated, deified and vilified. Rarely, though, has it received the sort of nuanced analysis offered in this rich interdisciplinary collection. Historians, along with scholars in the fields of political science, English, sociology, and criminal justice, examine the Panthers and their present-day legacy with regard to revolutionary violence, radical ideology, urban politics, popular culture, and the media. The essays consider the Panthers as distinctly American revolutionaries, as the products of specific local conditions, and as parts of other movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

One contributor evaluates the legal basis of the Panthers’ revolutionary struggle, explaining how they utilized and critiqued the language of the Constitution. Others explore the roles of individuals, looking at a one-time Panther imprisoned for a murder he did not commit and an FBI agent who monitored the activities of the Panthers’ Oakland branch. Contributors assess the Panthers’ relations with Students for a Democratic Society, the Young Lords, the Brown Berets, and the Peace and Freedom Party. They discuss the Party’s use of revolutionary aesthetics, and they show how the Panthers manipulated and were manipulated by the media. Illuminating some of the complexities involved in placing the Panthers in historical context, this collection demonstrates that the scholarly search for the Black Panthers has only just begun.

Contributors. Bridgette Baldwin, Davarian L. Baldwin, David Barber, Rod Bush, James T. Campbell, Tim Lake, Jama Lazerow, Edward P. Morgan, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Roz Payne, Robert O. Self, Yohuru Williams, Joel Wilson

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Jama Lazerow is Professor of History at Wheelock College. He is the author of Religion and the Working Class in Antebellum America.

Yohuru Williams is Associate Professor of History and Director of Black Studies at Fairfield University. He is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black Panthers in New Haven.
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Lawyer aims to right a long-ago wrong
Originally published October 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Lawyer works to restore lost history and find justice for an American martyr.

Jim Emison’s voice gets tight and his eyes teary when he talks about Elbert Williams. “This man died because he wanted to be a real American, because he wanted to vote, and I want America to know him. He’s a real hero.” Emison is on a quest to make sure that happens, bringing to light some lost American history.

He was in Seattle this month for the first time since he mustered out of the Navy here in 1971. He came to speak at an event for blackpast.org, the history website created by recently retired University of Washington professor Quintard Taylor, who grew up in Haywood County, Tenn., where Elbert Williams was killed in 1940.

Emison and his family lived in neighboring Crockett County. His law practice included Haywood County, but he didn’t know about Williams. Emison’s grandfather was a judge, his uncle and father were lawyers, and they would have known the history but never spoke about it.

Emison learned only after he retired in 2011 and started working on an article about local history. There was a mention of an incident that led him to start digging. He’s working on a book about Williams’ death.

see link for full story
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/lawyer-aims-to-right-a-long-ago-wrong/

Haywood was a cotton county, which meant lots of enslaved people. When slavery ended, black people, who were the majority of the population, joined the party of Lincoln, voted and, along with a small number of whites who favored Reconstruction, ran the county. It was a brief moment of democracy. As everywhere, Reconstruction was short-lived. The North let white Democrats reassert themselves, intimidate the black population and reclaim dominance.

The last time a black resident registered to vote was in 1907, Emison said. Most black folks were working as sharecroppers, living on the same plantations, in the same shacks, doing the same work as their enslaved parents and grandparents.

But in 1939, 52 people who had had enough of being denied a basic right formed a local chapter of the NAACP to register black residents to vote. The leading white residents harassed the first president, had him arrested on phony charges and beaten, then burned his house down. He fled the night of the fire.

Ongoing terrorism caused about 22 black families to flee before Williams took the lead in the NAACP. Then a group of men, led by two police officers, came to his house and dragged him to jail in his pajamas. Three days later, his mutilated body was pulled from the Hatchie River, and it would be more than two decades before black citizens tried to vote again.

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Who really murdered Martin Luther King? | Green Left Weekly
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NYPD union boss urges Tarantino film boycott over director's comments

Following remarks made by the film-maker at an anti-police brutality rally in New York on Saturday, the city’s largest police union has called for a boycott
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Quentin Tarantino marched in New York on Saturday on behalf of the families of victims of alleged police brutality. Photograph: Pacific Press/Zuma Press / eyevine



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Quentin Tarantino lost some fans over the weekend in New York – the city’s police.

The film-maker, whose eighth film The Hateful Eight open this December, has become the target of a boycott on the part of New York’s largest police union, after he was spotted taking part in a march against police brutality called Rise Up October on Saturday.

The Oscar-winning director flew in from California for the rally, which was attended by around 300 protesters.

— Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith)
October 24, 2015

Quentin Tarantino marched with us today in #NYC in protest of police brutality & negligence. #RiseUpOctober pic.twitter.com/J0F1TQwUa0

According to the Guardian’s growing database, The Counted, more than 930 people have been killed by police in the US so far this year, of whom 436 were white, 226 black and 143 Latino.
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“This is not being dealt with in any way at all. That’s why we are out here,” Tarantino told AFP on Saturday. “If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges.”

In response, Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent
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Church leaders 'expected more of a response' to spate of fires near Ferguson

Reverend from one of six majority-black churches burned this month near St Louis said he expected more outreach from faith community
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Deacon Clinton McMiller, left, and Pastor David Triggs carry a cabinet back into the church after a fire at the New Life Missionary Baptist church in St Louis on 18 October. Photograph: JB Forbes/AP

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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/27/st-louis-church-fires-ferguson-resposne



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Several weeks after a spate of fires begun at churches in north St Louis and with no known suspects, the Rev Rodrick Burton sensed “lethargy” in his community at the New Northside Missionary Baptist church.

Burton said he “expected more of a response” from the faith community to the fires, just several miles from Ferguson and six of seven in majority-black churches. Since 8 October, an alleged arsonist has targeted the cluster of churches in the city of 318,000, a series of incidents that has left investigators puzzled, with no suspect or known motive to date.

“A number of the congregation are people who lived through an era where church fires were not taken seriously by the authorities,” Burton told the Guardian of the New Northside working-class neighborhood. “I got folks from Arkansas, my mother’s from Alabama, for some of the people, they’re waiting to see what is the motivation [behind the fires].”

It’s too early to tell if race has played a part in the alleged arsonist’s motive, he said.

“But I say that it could’ve [done more] for race relations across this area … if people of the majority culture reached out and said, ‘We’re concerned about this happening in the African American community,’” Burton said.

Burton was heartened, however, by the response from the one majority white church affected by the fires, Shrine of St Joseph.
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Shrine of St Joseph, the one majority white church affected by the fires. Photograph: Ryan Felton for the Guardian

On Sunday, the Rev Dale Wunderlich asked congregants to consider a donation for the other damaged churches on the city’s north side. Volunteers passed out collection baskets that were promptly filled.
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October 27, 2015, 4:14 PM
Feds seek to pause civil lawsuit in Ga. gym mat death


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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Federal prosecutors who have spent nearly two years investigating the death of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teenager who was found at school inside a rolled-up gym mat, want a judge to order a six-month halt to evidence-gathering in a civil lawsuit by the boy's parents.

Classmates found the body of the 17-year-old in a gymnasium at Lowndes High School in January 2013. Michael Moore, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced a federal investigation on Oct. 31, 2013, after the sheriff's department concluded that the teenager died in a freak accident in which he got stuck upside down - and unable to breathe - in the upright mat.



Jacquelyn Johnson, center left, wipes a tear while speaking with her husband Kenneth, right, at a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of their son, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.
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Johnson's parents insist that someone killed their son. With the federal criminal investigation still unresolved, Johnson's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit earlier this year blaming two brothers for killing him. The lawsuit also says local and state investigators and school officials covered up the crime.

A $100 million wrongful death suit filed by Johnson's family earlier this year alleges the brothers - Johnson's schoolmates Brian and Branden Bell, ages 18 and 20 - were encouraged by their FBI agent father to "violently assault" Johnson, leading to his death.

In July, government agents executed search warrants at the Bells' home, Crimesider reported.

Paul Threlkeld, an attorney representing the Bell family, told Crimesider at the time that there's no evidence to indicate their involvement.

"The case is built solely on suspicion, innuendo and rumor, not evidence," Threlkeld said in a statement.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Court records show that the Justice Department filed legal motions Oct. 16 asking the presiding judge in the civil lawsuit to stop all depositions and other evidence gathering by attorneys in the case for 180 days.

Tom Withers, a former federal prosecutor who now practices criminal defense and civil law in Savannah, said the Justice Department sometimes intervenes in civil cases to protect a criminal case in which existing charges are awaiting prosecution. He said applying that strategy to the Johnson case, in which no one has been charged, "strikes me as bizarre."

"It strikes me as improper, quite frankly, that the government would be trying to stick its nose into the Superior Court case," Withers said. "They've had plenty of time to resolve their investigation. I've just never seen it before."

It's unclear exactly why federal authorities want to intervene in the wrongful death suit. The Justice Department's legal motions were heavily redacted by court officials before being made public. Withers said they likely deal with a grand jury investigation that is
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Role of DNA analysis in solving crimes
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In a criminal complaint against Heinrich, authorities say, "The predominant profile match to defendant

Authorities say DNA analysis helped them link Daniel Heinrich to a sexual assault case from Cold Spring back in January 1989.

The incident happened nine months before Jacob Wetterling's abduction. Thursday, authorities named Heinrich as a person of interest in Wetterling's case.

Heinrich, 52, of Annandale was arrested Wednesday and is now charged with five counts of possessing and receiving child pornography.

"As a result of the development of forensic technology, which did not exist at the time the evidence was collected, Danny Heinrich was determined to be the contributor of DNA on the clothing of the victim of the Cold Spring sexual assault," said Richard Thornton, FBI Special Agent in Charge of Minneapolis.

KARE 11 spoke with that victim, a man named Jared Scheierl, back in 2004 about what happened that night. At



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Police unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic

Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?

by William Boardman / November 1st, 2015

Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police violence across America (more than 900 killed by police so far in 2015).

The current round of police union intimidation tactics started October 24, after filmmaker Quentin Tarantino spoke briefly to the “Rise Up October” protest, a “Call for a Major National Manifestation Against Police Terror.” The crowd of thousands marched peacefully up Sixth Avenue for two miles and included some 100 families impacted by police violence and killing. Police unions have reacted with violent rhetoric to Tarantino’s brief “speech,” which offered a non-specific truism (here in its entirety):

Hey, everybody. I got something to say, but actually I would like to give my time to the families that want to talk. I want to give my time to the families. However, I just do also want to say: What am I doing here? I’m doing here because I am a human being with a conscience. And when I see murder, I cannot stand by, and I have to call the murdered the murdered, and I have to call the murderers the murderers. Now I’m going to give my time to the families. [emphasis added]

The event centered on victims of police violence. There is no doubt that police have killed unarmed, innocent people. There is no doubt that a few cops have been convicted of murder. The reality of police violence is beyond dispute and longstanding. It goes with the territory, and responsible police leaders everywhere know perfectly well that part of their job is not only to keep their officers safe, but also, and arguably more important, to keep the public safe from their officers. The question is why they do so little about police violence.

In the aftermath of the Rise Up October rally, there were a reported 11 arrests, two of which on video show gangs of police roughing up single, unresisting men. Even though the demonstration was peaceful and had a lawful parade permit, police turned out in force. No police officers were reported hurt, except for their feelings.

Police union goes ad hominem with attack on First Amendment

The day after the rally, Patrick Lynch, president of the New York police union (Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association) went on the offensive, as he often does. He ignore the vast substance of the Rise Up October group and chose instead to make an ad hominem personal attack on Hollywood director Tarantino and his right to free speech. Lynch’s press release in its entirety:

It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too. The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem. New Yorkers need to send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy that he has no business coming to our city to peddle his slanderous ‘Cop Fiction.’ It’s time for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films.

Actually the police officers that Tarantino calls “murderers” are in fact murderers, which is why Tarantino called them murderers – because, although they are but a small percentage of the total police cohort, they have murdered people, mostly without significant consequence to themselves. On October 30, Lynch sent another press release featuring Tarantino’s father saying, “Cops are not murderers, they are heroes,” which is the police union party line. In reality, it should go without saying, most cops are neither murderers nor heroes. Like the first press release, this one also ignored the complaints of police brutality, but it omitted the proposed boycott, too.

Whistling much the same tune, Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid, the New York Post, covered the protest with open hostility. The paper made the editorial choice to run a picture of a demonstrator giving a cop the finger. And its story suggested that years of police violence were somehow beyond objection because a police officer was recently killed in the line of duty, even though there was no connection between the recent murder and the years of police abuse:

Just four days after the on-duty murder of a hero NYPD street cop, a rally in Washington Square Park against ‘police terror’ devolved Saturday into a raucous, law-enforcement gripe-fest.

Los Angeles police claim victimhood, too, and backs boycott

Craig Lally, president of the LA police union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, jumped on the boycott Tarantino bandwagon on October 27 in a somewhat more nuanced press release [in its entirety]:

We fully support constructive dialogue about how police interact with citizens. But there is no place for inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets than we already are. Film director Quentin Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level this past weekend by referring to police as murderers during an anti-police march in New York. He made this statement just four days after a New York police officer was gunned down in the line of duty. New York police and union leaders immediately called out Tarantino for his unconscionable comments, with union head Patrick Lynch advocating a boycott of his films. We fully support this boycott of Quentin Tarantino films. Hateful rhetoric dehumanizes police and encourages attacks on us. And questioning everything we do threatens public safety by discouraging officers from putting themselves in positions where their legitimate actions could be falsely portrayed as thuggery.

While this statement begins with support for “constructive dialogue about how police interact with citizens,” that very formulation betrays an imagined dichotomy between “police” and “citizens.” Police need to think of themselves as our fellow citizens. Worse, Lally immediately moves into his own unconstructive dialogue, mischaracterizing what Tarantino said, launching another ad hominem attack on Tarantino, and completely evading the substance of the Rise Up October protest.

Worst of all, Lally reinforces the police-as-victim trope, which is a form of psychological denial. It’s not “inflammatory rhetoric that makes police officers even bigger targets,” its inflammatory behavior by police officers. Given the spate of police horrors since 1999, when NY police shot unarmed Amadou Diallo 41 times, it’s fair to wonder why police departments everywhere aren’t showing a whole lot more humility. Instead, the NY chief of police has given one of the four killers his gun back (after all four were found not guilty by a jury).

Amadou Diallo’s mother, Katiatoo Diallo, was a speaker in the Rise Up October protest. What she said was in stark and humane contrast to the whining victimhood of the police unions:

We are not bitter. I told the world then, the day when they stood up and told me that the four cops who shot my son had done nothing wrong, that it was the fault of my son, I said to you, I say to you now, I said it then: We need change. Amadou has died. It’s too late for him. But we have to prevent this from happening again. When you have tragedies like that, you need to learn what went wrong and correct it….

Law enforcement community should know that we are not against them. We even feel for those who were shot just recently in Harlem. We are not against them. We are anti-police brutality. We are not anti-cop, because we know some of them are doing good job. But we need to root out those who are brutalizing our children for no reason.

What should a police union be doing, anyway?

The core issue with police unions, teacher unions, and all other public employee unions is how to manage the inherent tension between the good of union members and the good of the public that pays their salaries. Police unions, because their members are empowered to use lethal force, should be especially sensitive to the public perception of what is in the public good. That is almost never going to include killing innocent, unarmed civilians.

In December 2014, NY police un
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Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances ...
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Revolutionary activists have designated Nov. 2 “Assata Shakur Liberation Day,” marking the anniversary of one of the most courageous stances against U.S. tyranny in recent memory. On this date, in 1979, Assata Olugbala Shakur (s/n Joanne Chesimard) was sprung from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women, a concentration camp in Union Township, N.J.

Despite some reports stating forensics evidence established that she did not touch any of the guns found at the scene and that the median nerve in her right arm was severed when she was shot, rendering it useless, Shakur was convicted March 25, 1977, of the first-degree murders of her comrade Zayd Malik Shakur and state trooper Werner Foerster, who were killed on the New Jersey Turnpike May 2, 1973. She was also convicted of several other related charges and sentenced to life.

On that tragic night, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur, Sundiata Acoli and Zayd Malik Shakur were pulled over in East Brunswick for an alleged faulty taillight. Shortly thereafter, Zayd Malik Shakur and Foerster lost their lives in a fierce gunfight, which left Assata Shakur and trooper James Harper seriously wounded. Acoli was later captured nearby, unscathed.

From 1973 to 1977, Shakur became synonymous with “falsely accused” after being indicted on a slew of dubious charges, ranging from armed robbery, attempted murder and bank robbery to kidnapping and murder, resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals.

“Assata was falsely charged on numerous occasions in the United States during the early 1970s and vilified by the media,” stated fellow Panther Angela Davis.

After she had been terrorized and tortured behind bars for six years, three Black Liberation Army comrades visited their “revolutionary mother hen” Nov. 2, using bogus IDs and Social Security cards to gain entrance. Once inside, they brazenly brandished concealed pistols, seized two guards and commandeered a prison van to flee the premises. They switched vehicles a few miles away and completed their escape without injury. The two hostages were released unharmed.

The FBI immediately launched a massive hunt, circulating wanted posters and raiding many Panther locations, to no avail.

Numerous “Assata Shakur Is Welcome Here” posters were highly visible throughout Black communities in the metropolitan area in response.

In July 1980, frustrated FBI director William Webster claimed that efforts to determine Shakur’s whereabouts were futile because of citizens’ refusal to cooperate.

Assata flew under the radar for several years before surfacing in Cuba in 1984, where President Fidel Castro granted her political asylum.

“They wanted to portray her as a terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous lie,” Castro stated in a May 2005 television address, labeling her a victim of racial persecution.

Mutulu Shakur, Marilyn Buck, Sekou Odinga and Silvia Baraldini were charged with assisting in her escape a few years later. Ronald Boyd Hill was also held on related charges.

“Assata: An Autobiography” was published in 1987, detailing her accounts.

Throughout the years various law enforcement agencies and politicians have called for her extradition to the U.S. on May 2, 2005, the FBI classified her as a “domestic terrorist,” and increased the reward for her capture to $1 million. In 2013, Shakur became the first woman added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, and the bounty for her capture was doubled to $2 million.

President Barack Obama’s recent attempt to repair relations with Cuba has a few concerned. Last week, New Jersey Gov. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie urged the NY/NJ Port Authority not to conduct travel between Newark, N.J., and Havana until Shakur is captured.

“It is unacceptable to me as governor to have any flights between New Jersey and Cuba until and unless convicted cop killer and escaped fugitive Joanne Chesimard is returned to New Jersey to face justice,” Christie wrote to Port Authority Chief John Degnan. “I will not tolerate rewarding the Cuban government for continuing to harbor a fugitive.”

Original Black Panther, Brother Tarik countered, “American officials’ position regarding airplanes taking off and landing on American/Cuban soil will have no impact … Hands off Assata!”

For more information, visit assatashakur.org.
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Detroit-area officer in 'RoboCop' case confirms racially charged text messages

Partner of officer charged with beating African American man replied affirmatively to text using racial epithet and encouraging violence, trial reveals
Floyd Dent takes part in a protest against police brutality outside the Inkster police department.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/06/detroit-william-melendez-robocop-partner-race-text-messages

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A Detroit-area police officer who attempted to handcuff an unarmed man while his partner beat him sent racially charged text messages following the incident, it emerged this week.

Pressed during a trial over the incident Thursday, auxiliary police officer John Zieleniewski confirmed his response to a text exchange in March in which he was asked: “At least give me the satisfaction of knowing you’re out there beating up niggers right now.”

Zieleniewski responded: “lol, just got done with one.”

The text messages came out in the trial of William Melendez, known as “RoboCop”, who faces three felony charges and up to 10 years in prison for beating Floyd Dent during a traffic stop.

Melendez, a former police officer in the town of Inkster, repeatedly punched Dent in the head and placed him in a chokehold during the arrest on 28 January – a move captured on video that was later released to the media and sparked a criminal investigation.

Inkster has a population that is 73% black and a police force that is estimated to be 80-90% white.

Dent testified on Thursday that a former officer in the town of Inkster, William Melendez, approached his vehicle with his firearm drawn and said: “Get out the car or I’ll blow your motherfucking head off.” The 58-year-old said he didn’t resist officers who attempted to arrest him, despite earlier testimony that contradicted his remarks.

“I didn’t resist in any way,” Dent said on the witness stand in Wayne County circuit court Thursday.
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Dent said Melendez choked him so tight he struggled to breathe.

“After he choked me for so long, I gave up,” Dent, a quiet 58-year old with a round jaw and dolorous eyes, said.

The Wayne County circuit court judge overseeing the case, Vonda Evans, agreed to allow into evidence a s
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Austin-jaywalker

Two men had just crossed the street when they were rushed by several Austin police officers who shoved them against a wall, punching and kneeing them while telling them to stop resisting.

When asked what crime had the men committed, one of the cops looked up and said, “crossed against the light.”

Yes, that heinous crime of jaywalking, which is taken very serious in Austin as we learned last year when the city made international news after police beat up a jogger for jaywalking.

Last Thursday police in Austin, Texas, began a “pedestrian enforcement” activity near the campus of the University of Texas, where they stopped and warned or ticketed jaywalkers.

When law enforcement officers attempted to issue a jaywalking citation to a jogger, Amanda Jo Stephen, she refused to stop. Some witnesses say she didn’t hear the officers, as she was wearing earphones. Police contend that the officers were clearly visible to her.

One way or the other, according to reports, police chased her down and detained her, at which point she became unco-operative and refused to give her name. Several officers then placed her under arrest, and she was carried, screaming into a police car and taken to jail, where she was booked for jaywalking and “failure to identify”.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo quickly came to the defense of the arresting officers, saying they may have been rough with the female college student, but at least they didn’t rape her.

This person absolutely took something that was as simple as ‘Austin Police – Stop!’ and decided to do everything you see on that video,” Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference Friday, according to Austin NPR station 90.5 KUT.

“And quite frankly she wasn’t charged with resisting. She’s lucky I wasn’t the arresting officer, because I wouldn’t have been as generous. … In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas,” Acevedo said.

So yes, while beating up citizens up for jaywalking might seem a bit extreme, especially since jaywalking citations are supposedly meant for safety reasons, we should be grateful that they didn’t drag the young men into a back alley and sodomize them.

Instead, they dragged one of them into the street and handcuffed him.

But who knows what they would have done had the cameras not been there.
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