Attached is a video taken from a cell phone, showing how https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=826135017409439&set=vb.100000388463799&type=2&theater.....(yes, the one and the same)....treats a senior black male. This 300 lb. young boy (that's what media calls him) is the same Michael Brown that attempted to take a gun away from a police officer and paid with his life. Here is the fellow that all of the riots are about. Videos don't lie. You will not see this in the media.
This is Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. He Is Highest Ranking Soldier Killed Since Vietnam. He was killed in Afghanistan by an Afghan soldier.
Do you remember President Obama giving a press conference about his death?
Do you remember him sending Eric Holder over to investigate how he was killed and whether there were any racial tones?
Do you recall him sending representatives to his funeral to show respect?
The answer to all these questions is no. There was no mention of his death, there was no investigation and there was no representative at his funeral.
Shame on this President, using this tragedy as an opportunity to tug at the emotions of people who no longer have confidence in his leadership.
It amazes me that everyone wants to dismiss the fact that Michael Brown, robbed a convenience store and attacked a police officer, prior to being killed.
Once again the black community turns a blind eye to the real issues that affect the very lives of our youths. Black on black crime is an epidemic in the black communities. Thousands of black children are brutally killed every year, yet we do not see the Al Sharpton's or Jessie Jackson's, protest their deaths. We do not see the president proclaiming that their lives would reflect the life of his son, if he had one. We do not see Eric Holder demanding answers.
The black community needs to stop with the excuses and victimization. Stop allowing antagonist to come into their community to promote their agenda.
It is time to acknowledge the real issues that are hurting black communities; High crime rates, High unemployment, abortions being used as contraceptives, and high drop out rates.
keeping your heads in the sand until an unfortunate event happens, is no way of living. Stop letting the streets raise your kids. Demand accountability in your neighborhoods.
If the black community doesn't wake up and face reality, they will realize they are extinct, just like the dinosaurs
Though skillfully orchestrated to transform convenience store robber Michael Brown into a heroic martyr for civil rights, his funeral was hijacked into becoming a platform for the evil and obscene slander of police and America, perpetrated by the usual deplorable suspects; Al Sharpton, Democrats and the MSM.
Candidly, as a black man, it is easy to feel a little like odd man out; consistently finding myself taking the opposite side than a majority of black Americans. In 2008, over 96% of blacks voted for Obama. I did not.
While I am familiar with black Republican author, orator, and advisor to U.S. Presidents, Booker T. Washington, I only recently came across this amazing quote from him which nailed the Rev. Sharptons and Rev Jacksons of America back in 1911.
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Wow! Booker T. Washington had these low life scoundrels figured out way back then. He perfectly described the shameful despicable exploitation of the goodness of the American people on display at the Michael Brown funeral.
Folks, in a nutshell, the Left's selective outrage over Brown's death is about getting paid and ginning up rage-based black voter turnout for Democrats in November. Apparently, the Democrats and MSM only consider a young black male's life of value when it is taken by a white person. Epidemic black on black shootings only get a yawn from Dems and the MSM while sipping their mocha lattes.
Insidiously, irresponsibly and strategically, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder even threw in their anecdotal two cents, sharing their uncomfortable experiences with police as black males.
Allow me to offer a few of my numerous anecdotal encounters with police.
In the 1970s, my cousin who lived in a low income neighborhood in Baltimore had a nervous breakdown. He held his two toddler sons hostage in his basement, threatening to kill himself and his kids. Shortly after I arrived on the scene, two white cops responded to my cousin's wife's emergency phone call.
In seconds, the young slim fit cop dashed up the ten front steps into the house. He then waited for his partner's instructions. His much older obese partner moved a bit slower. After negotiating the steps, he waddled to the open basement door.
Upon catching his breath, with wisdom, experience and compassion, the seasoned police officer talked my cousin out of the basement. “C'mon son, I know you're hurtin'. But, you don't wanna do this.”
Fearful for my cousin's life, I was extremely relieved. The incident totally contradicted what my militant black college associates said to expect from white “pigs”; shoot the n***** and ask questions later.
On another occasion, my wife and I were surrounded by police cars at a traffic light and ordered out of our car. A bank robbery had just taken place. The perpetrators were an interracial couple driving a car very similar to ours. Mary and I were calm and cooperative. Upon checking us out, the police apologized for the inconvenience and were quickly on their way.
There were other opportunities for an over zealous or racist cop to act like a jerk; it never happened.
Am I saying that bad cops do not exist? Of course, not. Man is a fallen sinful creature. Consequently, bad players show up in every area of the human experience; bad cops, priests, teachers and so on. Jesus had a 12 man crew. One was a bad apple.
I am saying that the Left's narrative that police departments across America are dens of “institutional police brutality” is hogwash; as bogus as their mythical “Republican war on women”. Neither are white cops using black boys for target practice. According to FBI stats, out of 12 million yearly arrests, only 400 resulted in fatal shootings; many justified.
Another disgusting aspect of the Left's political exploitation of Brown's death is the cruel crucifixion of Officer Darren Wilson without a trial.
Several years ago, I visited a buddy at work at the police station. He was a black veteran Baltimore City police officer and talented musician; a gentle giant. On the occasion of my visit, he was working lock up. My friend greeted me with his signature big smile and easygoing personality. During my visit, I witnessed his personality fluidly flow between easygoing musician to tough cop mode when dealing with criminals and prisoners.
He later explained that policing 101 requires that you always take control of the situation; less you risk getting caught off guard and stabbed in the back by a suspect's weepy old gray-haired mom or a girlfriend.
People who are second guessing and criticizing Officer Wilson for not tazing or shooting Brown in a non fatal area of his body are just plain clueless.
I wish to offer my sincere heartfelt, thanks, prayers and support to all of our brave men and women who protect and serve us; police, troops, firefighters, veterans and border parole agents. God bless.
Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
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Oscar Y. Harward
819 North Central Avenue
Locust, NC 28097
August 19, 2014
By Oscar Y. Harward
Jefferson, Missouri’s Michael Brown tragedy may have been turned into a POLITICAL selection by choice rather than RACISM. This tragedy has brought together President Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and a minority community as many dispute the actions of the Jefferson, MO Police Department. Was this protest, vandalism, looting, burning, and rioting a Community Organizer’s plan to ‘encircle the wagons’ in drawing the minority communities back together who are separating from President Obama’s failures?
A Police Department VIDEO shows evidence of ROBBERY and ASSAULT on the store operator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMAUgRfzJDU
In addition to STRONG-ARM ROBBING a store, it turns out Michael Brown was on ILLEGAL DRUGS. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/18/report-michael-brown-had-pot-in-his-system-when-he-was-shot/
Obama’s WHITE HOUSE, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the DEMOCRAT PARTY says they want JUSTICE; however, they are unwilling to await a thorough investigation. They are seeking a LYNCHING as practiced by the KKK in the earlier half of the 20th century.
President Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and a minority community are acting like THUGS themselves, as they REJECT FACTS as shown; yet advocating to VANDALIZE, LOOT, BURN, and RIOT in their community while erroneously claiming RACISM. The Police Officer was also shot with his own weapon in a struggle with Brown.
This kind of injudiciousness by President Obama and his administration, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and a minority community is reckless to local police and all others, as well as all Americans.
Could it be that a Community Organizer’s plan just got out of control? How could they STOOP SO LOW?
The 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was sure to draw a flood of retrospectives and analysis, and properly so.
But an equally safe bet was the hijacking of the occasion for the proliferation of agenda-driven malarkey.
If you name something the “Civil Rights Project” and put it at UCLA, it becomes easy to predict what it will crank out. Just in time for what should be a celebration of a landmark ruling marking our societal path to enlightenment, along come these Debbie Downers to tell us that no, in fact, segregation is still very much alive.
This may come as a surprise to anyone with a grasp of what words mean.
“Segregation,” as it pertains to the history of U.S. education policy, refers to actual laws preventing kids of certain races from attending certain schools. It recalls the unfathomable days when a black student could live within the territory of a school near his home and be denied admission because of skin color. Our schools have long been purged of such poison, but how will the Civil Rights Project at UCLA fill its days if American law has indeed righted itself racially?
Needing a narrative of America as a land still in dire need of racial scolding, they have graced us with a report, “Brown at 60: Great Progress, a Long Retreat and and Uncertain Future.”
Rest assured the “Great Progress” section in no way recognizes our society’s enormous leaps toward racial awakening. It embraces instead the social engineering that yanked both black and white kids out of schools they wished to attend, casting them into faraway classrooms to achieve diversity numbers that pleased an activist bureaucracy but made kids miserable.
There are so many dangerous, powerful and just flat wrong Californians … how can I pick just 13? That’s easy … by starting at #13 and counting down.
#13 – Mary Nichols, Director, California Air Resources Board
As the chief enforcer of AB32, California’s Quixotic crusade to single-handedly stop global warming, Nichols has led the charge to tax industry on carbon emissions, force us into less-safe cars, and shower today’s generation of Robber Barron capitalists with piles of our tax dollars as “incentives” for green energy. Her efforts to set truck diesel emission levels low enough to force most truckers out of business was so corrupted – with her full knowledge and consent – that it is tied up in lawsuits.
#12 – Matthew Rodriguez, Sec. for Environmental Protection/CalEPA
CalEPA – which you can thank for women’s false fearsabout a link between passive smoke and breast cancer – has long thrown its weight behind unproven (unprovable?) science. Especially if it increases the power of the state. Rodriguez has globe-hopped this year promoting California’s carbon tax scheme to other countries. He says he’s doing no such thing, as he’s “loathe to get involved in the international discussions” about carbon credits. Yeah, but he said that at a UN carbon credits conference … in Poland.
#11 – Ron Calderon, D-Montebello
His state senate district includes the jaw-droppingly corrupt city of Bell, and Calderon can match that city’s cesspool of corruption dollar-for-dollar. Calderon isn’t just a player in Sacramento’s pay-for-play underbelly, he’s its poster boy, waving around expensive cigars after more expensive meals at even more expensive posh resorts, all paid for by lobbyists and favor-seekers. His political empire is crashing now in an FBI investigation, so if there’s any justice at all for us taxpayers, he’ll soon be sharing a very un-posh jail cell with disgraced Bell city manager Robert Rizzo.
#10 – Pam O’Connor, Santa Monica Councilmember and Statist
There are, unfortunately, hundreds of big-government power-grabbers in California, but O’Connor takes the Gov Girls Gone Wild thing to a higher level. The former mayor of the People’s Republic of Santa Monica is a big player at the appropriately named SCAG (SoCal Area Governments). There she chairs its Regional Comprehensive Plan Task Force, whose goal it is to tell ushow they know we should live – crowded into urban flats our forefathers had the wisdom to flee, taking mass transit (she also chairs LA’s money-losing Transit Authority) to green jobs so we can pay more and more taxes.
#9 – Dan Richard, Chair, California High Speed Rail Authority
It was a bad year for the CHSRA this year, and for reasons much worse than its lack of a cool acronym like CARB or SCAG. It seems that judges want to hold Richard’s agency to the promises made in the ballot initiative that created it, and if that weren’t bad enough, the feds insist on treating it like any other rail agency. The nerve. Still, Richard soldiers on, convinced that if he can bamboozle Californians into letting him build just one forlorn stretch of track in the hinterlands, the money machine won’t shut off until the entire money-losing monstrosity is completed.
#8 Roxanne Sanchez, President, SEIU Local 1021
Sanchez heads one of two Bay Area Rapid Transit unions whose strikes subjected 400,000 Bay Area commuters to chaos earlier this year. She became the face of public employee hubris as she articulated the arguments why workers whose average salary is over $70,000 a year plus $11,000 in overtime – and who contribute nothing toward their lucrative retirement packages – should get a raise of 23 percent. As if that weren’t enough, after a deal was struck, she sued BART over a fine point in the new contract to get even more money.
During a recent debate, radical Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown told Ohio coal miners who have suffered under the wrath of Obama's destruction of the US coal industry, "There is no 'War on Coal', period."
Ohio coal miners have rightfully struck back. Let's help the miners reclaim their jobs and dignity from those who would throw them on the ash heap of history. Help spread the word.
500 coal miners in Eastern Ohio blasted President Obama and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) demanding they stop the "absolute lies" and "false ads" they are running that claim to champion the cause of coal.
The Wheeling News and Intelligencer reports:
Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term "the war on coal" - and to stop spreading "mistruths" about them.
Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obama's energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs. Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that outlines some of their concerns.
The miners said Obama's campaign team is running ads filled with "blatantly false" statements about the miners regarding their participation in Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's August campaign stop at the Century Mine. These ads assert that the miners were forced to attend the event by the mine's owner, Robert Murray.
"There are numerous false statements and absolute lies concerning our participation in this event, mostly started by a local 'shock jock' radio host," the miners' letter to Obama states. "Why would you (Obama) lie about the 500 working miners who have signed this letter? We, the employees of the Century Mine would request you immediately stop these false ads."
This summer, Murray Energy Corp., parent company of the Beallsville mine, cut or relocated 56 workers with the closure of the Red Bird West mine near Brilliant. Murray also cut 29 mining jobs from The Ohio Valley Coal Co.'s Powhatan No. 6 Mine. All of this was done, Robert Murray said, because of Obama's "war on coal."
Murray then hosted the Romney campaign stop in Beallsville in August, during which many miners appeared behind Romney as the former Massachusetts governor spoke about the need to protect coal mining jobs. In response to the assertion some have made about the miners being forced to appear with Romney, the miners made several points on Friday:
- No employee was forced to attend the event.
- There were no attendance records taken for hourly employees.
- There were absolutely no penalties or reprimands to those who did not attend.
- Due to security concerns for the Romney campaign, there was a list for transportation purposes.
- They were "honored" to host Romney at the mine.
As for anyone who claims the miners were forced to attend, those on-site Friday said these assertions probably came from "discharged or disgruntled former employees."
Much is at stake this November but perhaps no more so than the coal miners across the nation whose jobs and lives are at risk from a president that promised to bankrupt the companies they work for.
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln.
Remember always that he was the greatest president of the 19th Century, and literally saved the young Union from being inexorably torn in two. Abraham was a great politician. He was a decent, just, humble man, and in the most virtuous sense he was also a great politician. He used the power of his political skill and rhetoric to appeal to a nation, the Union in its entirety, to address the problem of slavery in a way that best preserved the natural rights of all men. He was not like the extreme abolitionist, John Brown, who murdered for the cause. He was not a slave holder who defended the practice as essential.
He was not a racist who saw Whites as superior to Blacks. But he was a great politician who had to appeal to the extremes on both sides; the abolitionists on one side, the slave states on the other. And he had to find common ground so that the Union could be preserved. For, without the United States of America, her Declaration of Independence and its statement of Natural Rights, and the Constitution with its Bill of Rights, slavery would not be eradicated. It would continue to exist in some form within and without the Union indefinitely.
Abraham Lincoln used his expert political skill to maneuver sentiment and popular opinion. He used his debate skills to trap Stephen Douglas and others dedicated to the protection and perpetuation slavery to expose their hypocrisy, and turn their Constitutional arguments against them. Lincoln spoke to a deeply divided America. Racism, superstition, fear, and economic necessity impelled the slave states to fight to the death for the practice upon which they based their culture. Ideology, human freedom, and Christian love impelled those who sought the immediate and unconditional abolition of all slavery. Only when he was unsuccessful in the political realm to heal the rent Union, did Lincoln resort to military action, and with the force of war, called the secessionist states back home. He hated the Civil War. Lincoln's skill as Commander in Chief did not match that of his political skill. Yet he persisted, in the name of freedom, and in the name of the indispensable Union, he persisted. He, at first, refrained from using the full force of the Union against the Southern states. And it was not until Ulysses S. Grant became the Commanding General of the Union Army, that victory over secession, and victory over the practice of slavery became possible.
Abraham Lincoln was a great politician, and a reluctant Commander in Chief. His love of all people is unquestionable. And he knew that for America, and the rest of the world to have a "Last, best hope," that the Union must preserved and its Constitution along with it. Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln. Your memory and legacy blesses us still.
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