Doing Good In The Hood: Jay-Z’s Trust Fund For Sean Bell’s Children

May 26, 2008 at 6:09 pm (Doing good in the hood, East Coast, Hip Hop, Music, Police Brutality, Politics) (, , , , )

Yeah, I know I’m late with this, but the real story is that something good has come out of the Sean Bell tragedy. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Sean Bell was gunned down by three plain clothes police officers the night before his wedding day. The three police officers were acquitted of all charges. While several rappers have voiced their disagreements with the verdict, some are doing even more. Rapper Jay-z has set up a stock-based trust fund for Sean Bell’s surviving children.  Jigga has already featured Sean’s widow in the Rocawear “I will not lose” ad campaign.  This is definitely a good look for Hova, and it’s nice to see someone care about survivors of police brutality.

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Cocksuckers on Patrol: Sean Bell’s Killers Found Not Guilty & Tarika Wilson

April 26, 2008 at 12:53 am (My personal opinion, Police Brutality, Politics, Racism) (, , , )

Sadly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the three police officers who murdered Sean Bell were cleared of all charges today. For those who forgot, Sean Bell was the 23 year old would-be groom and father of 1 who was shot by officers Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper, and Gescard Isnora as he and his friends were leaving a strip club the night before his wedding. The three officers were wearing plain clothes, did not identify themselves, and had an unmarked car. The three victims were unarmed.

This is on the reels of the January shooting death of Tarika Wilson, a Lima Ohio woman who was shot by officers serving a warrant on her boyfriend. Her 14-month old child, whom she was holding at the time of her murder, was also wounded, losing a finger. Joseph Chavila, was indicted this past March on negligent homicide charges. The shooting happened during a fucking SWAT RAID in which the boyfriend in question was arrested for a suspicion of possession of crack cocaine charge.

Lord knows I said this countless times before, but I don’t know what’s more disgusting. The fact that this kind of thing happens as frequently as it does, or the fact that there are people, usually white, who will defend shit like this. Hopefully the Bell family will see some justice done during the civil suit, and Tarika’s killer will be convicted. Until then, we need to start standing up for ourselves. I don’t know how much more of this bullshit we have to endure. There are cops out there who are corrupt and/or incompetent, and as we have learned from Bell, Diallo, and countless others, there are judges who are more than willing to let them off the hook. I don’t want to advocate any criminal action, but we gotta defend ourselves. Bottom Line: if you’re armed, and someone runs up on you ready to shoot, and they DIDN’T say that they’re a cop, then BLOW HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF.

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Cocksuckers on Patrol: Valentines Day Edition

February 15, 2008 at 12:17 am (My personal opinion, Police Brutality, Politics)

I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I’ve been busy. I’ve finally earned my degree, now I’m looking for some good IT work so I can finally move out of mom’s place. But enough of that, here are two recent cases of police brutality. Both of which involve white victims, so those of you who believe that police beatings are justified and only happen to trouble-making people of color may want to read this. I may seem a bit indignant, but it pisses me off when those with the power abuse it.
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Random Thoughts on Race, Women, Bush, and Other Random Shit

November 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm (Anti-Bush, conservative bitchslapping, My muthafuckin self, My personal opinion, Police Brutality, Politics, Racism, Republicans being stupid, Shits and giggles, Video Games)

I know it’s been a while since I blogged, well before last week anyhow, but I’ve been busy with work and school, especially sine I’ll hopefully be graduating in 2 and a half weeks. Nevertheless, I got some new material for ya’ll, and it’s a doozy. This is gonna be a long post, so read it after the jump.

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But I thought cops were here to protect us/Missing white woman syndrome

June 24, 2007 at 11:15 am (missing white women, Police Brutality, Politics)

victim.jpgFor those of you who don’t know, we’ve dealt with another missing person’s case. This young woman, Jessie Davis had been missing for over a week before turning up dead. Sad part is that she was 9 months pregnant, and all signs point to her unborn’s father, a BLACK COP being the killer. The dirty son of a bitch was ‘pretending’ to look for her the whole time. Of course as many whites and bougouise African Americans/Hispanics will tell you, police officers are next to gods and can do no wrong. Fortunately since this guy’s black and because of the heinousness of his actions, no one is gonna be stupid enough to defend him this time. My heart goes out to the victim and her family.

However, something else is going on about this that bothers me, and it’s the same thing that irks me every time a woman goes missing. Less than a week before Jessie’s disappearance’s, two men, James Carter of Toledo and Gregory Earl Zentgraf of Flat Rock Michigan went missing in two separate incidents in Lake Erie. They were both found dead soon after. However, unless you read the Toledo Blade, this is probably the first time you’ve heard about these two, whereas Jessie has been all over nearly every major news network. It’s not the time it’s happened, and it won’t be the last time. You can go to any news website and find about Lori Hacking, Laci Peterson, and Natalie Holloway. But what about Marion Fye, Phylicia Moore, Stepha Henry, Joe Shadden, or Ulio West? Why do they don’t warrant as much media coverage?

Is it racism or sexism? Why does it seem like when white females go missing, the media coverage is so sensationalized, but when non-white females or men go missing, they barely make any coverage at all? Most media sites will tell you that they don’t have the time and resources to devote to every missing person. If this is the case, then why not dedicate as much coverage to as many missing people as possible, instead of just one or two people of the same demographic?

This is a tragedy no less. There is no worse nightmare for any family to go through than a missing relative, which is why we need to devote as much attention to every missing person, regardless or race, gender, age, social status, looks, etc.

Important links:
http://www.texasequusearch.org/

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/index.php

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Cocksuckers on Patrol: Police Harassment at Kent State

January 25, 2007 at 3:54 pm (Kent State, Police Brutality, Politics, Racism)

Last week, the Kent Stater reported on the story of Rick Rucker, a 26 year old KSU alumni who was harassed by police and was arrested along with 4 others. Rucker filed a formal complaint against the KPD. Last week, Black United Students held a meeting in which Rucker presented his side of events. One of the key points the BUS hammered home was that police brutality was not restricted to just one race. It in fact affects everyone. Just as k the [white and asian]people who were hit with rubber bullets and tear gas during 2001’s Townhomes near riots.

Of course, this is bound to attract all the racists and police apologists who think this sort of action is justified.  The Stater ran an article about the various comments being posted on the article.  Most of them run along the lines of either “He was a nigger, therefore he deserved it” and “police do nothing wrong!  If he was arrested, he had it comming to him!”.  More importantly though, becuase of BUS’s involvement in the affair “Oh no!  It’s another race issue!”.  THis could be further from the truth.  As was stated at teh meeting, there were several types of people who were approached by the police.  It gets confused as a racial affair becuase of the ethnicity of the victim as well as the involvement of BUS.  In reality, though, BUS is involved simply becuase tehy were the first to call the meeting and show concern over what happened, and they tend to be more vocal about these issues.  If say, some fraternity group, or even the college Republicans had called this meeting, then it wouldn’t be a race issue.  Politics, but not race.

The point here is that weather you are black, white, asian, hispanic, or whatever else, police brutality is something that affects us all.  You might think it’s okay becuase you’re a good little white christian conservative who dosen’t party or attend anti-war protests, but it can and will happen to you if you get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Just remember, when they come for you, there will be on one left to speak up for you.

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Cocksuckers on patrol: Iranian student gets tasered

November 26, 2006 at 5:57 pm (Police Brutality, Politics)

I don’t know what’s more sickening, the fact that this is going on, or the fact that people defend this bullshit. Even if the man was committing a crime, there was no need to taser him, let alone do so as many times as they did. They could have handcuffed him and led him out. Had this been a pretty white woman being tasered, this would be front page news, but he’s an Iranian, so it’s okay. Fuck these racist crooked ass pigs. Just yesterday, a man was shot to death as he was leaving his bachelor party. (But to be fair, details are sketchy, so who knows why this happened though.)

It pisses me off to hear about things like this.  How much more of this will we have to take before something is done about the problem?  We’re constantly told by rich whites that police are to serve and protect us, and if we’re beaten, then we deserve it, but what did this man do that requred him to be tasered?  What did Amidou Diallo do that required him to be shot at over 40  times?  Maybe if one of thier kids were beaten and tasered, then they’d start paying attention.

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