zaterdag 20 juni 2020

Chris Hedges: Gaslighted by the Ruling Class

Chris Hedges: Gaslighted by the Ruling Class

Nothing But Rednecks for 400 Years

Roaming Charges: Nothing But Rednecks for 400 Years, If You Check


Booking photos for five Virginia residents who threatened to kill a black pastorwhen he caught them dumping a broken fridge on his property this week.

Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps
Sample a look back, you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years, if you check

– Public Enemy

+ Almost every violent act committed by police in the US is already illegal. Making these acts more illegal won’t change police behavior. Making these murderous acts public with body cam footage hasn’t changed police behavior. There are only 2 things which will: disarming & defunding the police.

+ NYPD had a chokehold ban in place (enacted in 1993) when NYPD cops choked Eric Garner to death.

+ Since the murder-by-cops of George Floyd, police across the US have killed at least 94 people, nearly 3 every day for a month (pretty close to the average over the last decade), according to databases maintained by the Washington Post and Killed by Police. Here are there names (if they’ve been identified)…

05-15, 2020

Roy Ogden, 65, M, White, SC
An unidentified person, 42, M, CA
Robert Avila, 31, M, Hispanic, CO
Hunter Carlstrom, 33, M, MS

05-16, 2020

Robert Johnson, 29, M, Black, MD
Wallace Dean Staples, 42, M, White GA
Randy Roszell Lewis, 38, M,  Black, TX

05-17, 2020

Juan M. Montalvo, 25, M, Hispanic, WA
Brian Cooper, 49, M, Black, TN
Bernard Ledlow, 39, M, White, LA

05-18, 2020

Robert Wayne Lawson, 64, M, White, AR
Jacob Bubb, 28, M, White, WI

05-19, 2020

Levi Morse, 32, M, White, AL
Wilbon Cleveland Woodard, 69, M, White, FL
Tyler Hays, 29, M, White, TN
An unidentified person, M, WA

05-20, 2020

An unidentified person, M, FL
Tobby Wiggins, 45, M, Black, AL

05-21, 2020

Ryan Whitaker, 40, M, White, AZ
Willie Lee Quarles, 60, M, Black, SC

05-23, 2020

Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, 22, M, Hispanic, UT
Maurice S. Gordon, 28, M, Black, NJ
Christopher Clark, 36, M, NJ
Gary Kevin Partin, 57, M, KY

05-24, 2020

Michael Snyder, 44, M, TN
Anthony Grove, 52, M, W, MT

05-25, 2020

Gary P. Dorton, 43, M, TN
Joe Louis Castillanos, 38, M, Hispanic, TX
Dion Johnson, 28, M, Black, AZ
Reymar Gagarin, 35, M, CA
Justin Mink, 33, M, TX

05-26, 2020

Richard Councilman, M, White, CA
Jason Jesse Gallegos, 37, M, White, MI
Kenneth Bennett, 61, M, NY
John Alvarado, 22, M, Hispanic, TX
Tracy Drowne, 42, F, W, FL
An unidentified person, M, CO
Robert Avitia, 18, M, H, CA
John Vik, 47, M, OH
John Allen Dunaway, 61, M, FL

05-27, 2020

Tony McDade, 38, M, Black, FL
Joshua Blessed, 58, M, White, NY
Rommel Mendoza, 50, M, Hispanic, CA
Hector Hernandez, 31, M, Hispanic, CA
Alexander Scott, 30, M, OK
An unidentified person, M, AL
Modesto Reyes, 35, M, Black, LA

05-28, 2020

John Benedict Coleman, 53, M, White, UT
Steven Edward Ferguson, 31,M, W, CO
An unidentified person, M, CA
Ruben Smith, 35, M, Black, AR
An unidentified person, M, OR

05-29, 2020

Heba Momtaz Al-Azhari, 22, F, FL
An unidentified person, M, White, CA
An unidentified person, 32, M, Asian, CA
An unidentified person, M, PA
Momodou Lamin Sisay, 39, M, Black, GA
Jarvis Sullivan, 44, M, Black, FL

05-30, 2020

Derrick Thompson, 46, M, Black, FL

05-31, 2020

Israel Berry, 49, M, White, OR
Thomas Sutherlin, 32, M, White, WI

06-01, 2020

David McAtee, 53, M, Black KY
Jorge Gomez, 25, M, Hispanic, NV
Ryan Emblem Moore, 36, M, White, AR

06-02, 2020

Robert James Lyon, 65, M, CA
Sean Monterrosa, 22, M, Hispanic, CA
Tyquarn Graves, 33, M, Black, NY

06-03, 2020

Mary Lawrence, 39, F, White, OK
Gregory W. Hallback, 44, M, White, SC
Eric A. Galvan, 25, M, Hispanic, TX
Scott Anderson Hutton, 36, M, White, AR

06-05, 2020

Benjamin Ballard, 42, M, White, OK

06-06, 2020

Kamal Flowers, 24, M, Black, NY
Erik Salgado, 22, M, Hispanic, CA
Gregory Lee Turnure, 37, M, TN

06-07, , 2020

Jeffrey McClure, 26, M, NY
Jarrid Hurst, 35, M, White, CA

06-08, 2020

Michael Seltzer, 81, M, NM

06-09, 2020

Marcus James Uribe, 31, M, CO
Lewis Ruffin, 38, M, Black, FL

06-10, 2020

Jerry M. Bethel, 59, M, White, ID

06-11, 2020

Gregorio Cruz Vanloo, 28, M, Hispanic, TN
Mason James Lira, 26, M, White, CA
Michael Thomas, 62, M, Black, CA

06-12, 2020

Rayshard Brooks, 27, M, Black, GA
Caine Van Pelt, 23, M, Black, IN

06-13, 2020

Hannah Fizer, 25, F, White, MO
William Slyter, 22, M, White, MO
An unidentified person, M, CA

06-15, 2020

Nicholas Hirsh, 31, M, W, KS

06-16, 2020

An unidentified person, 24, M, IL
An unidentified person, 27, M AZ

06-17, 2020

Terron Boone, 24 , M, Black, CA

+ What brother Dixon said…

+ In announcing the indictment of Garrett Rolfe, Atlanta District Attorney Paul Howard said this is the ninth time his office has prosecuted a case against officers related to a homicide. Eight cases were for killing black men and one was for killing a black woman.

+ A day after an Atlanta police officer was indicted on felony murder charges for shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back and then literally dancing on his corpse as other cops watched, the city announced that every Atlanta police officer to receive a one-time, $500 bonus as thanks for their “hard work” during protests and COVID-19…

+ Police in Portland say they are covering their badge numbers because officers are getting doxxed. The department, however, has refused to answer specific questions about the alleged doxxing….

+ In an article disclosing many astounding things about cops in California who shot and killed the half-brother of a black man who was found hanging from a tree by a rope earlier in the week, this is perhaps the most harrowing: “Deputies shot and killed the man. A woman in the car was wounded in the chest and was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. A seven-year-old girl in the car was not hurt, sheriff’s officials said…”

+ How long were you silent, Sen. Klobocop, when you knew what was going on and were in a position to hold violent, law-breaking cops to account and did NOTHING?

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