Posts tagged anti black racism
Posts tagged anti black racism
A photo of police forcing an off-duty firefighter to the ground has gained national attention after it was revealed that the police action was taken after the man waved to the officers.
George Madison Jr., an African American firefighter and youth pastor in Evansville, Indiana was threatened with a taser by police when he committed no crime.
Madison says that he was riding his bike when he saw a police car approaching the same intersection.
Through his work on the local fire department, he is familiar with a number of the police officers in Evansville and he thought he recognized one of the men in the car so he waved.
That is not how the police interpreted it, however, as they claim that they thought he was flicking them off.
The officers stopped Madison, and, according to Madison, they were getting confrontational.
He then took out his phone and went to call the police chief, Billy Bolin, who he is friends with. The officers told him to hang up the phone and get on the ground.
When he hesitated before listening to their order, The Courier Press reports that the officer took out his taser.
'It was literally maybe inches from my face. I immediately threw my hands in the air. What he asked me to do I was more than willing to do,' Madison told the paper.
‘I said “Please don’t hurt me.” The next thing I know I’m laying down the ground and they cuffed me.’
The officers only began to back off after they learned that Madison was a firefighter and youth pastor.
‘Once they found out I was a fireman their attitude changed,’ he said.
Now there is an internal investigation underway within the police department and Madison’s friend Chief Bolin is involved.
‘I know (Madison), I like him. I know the officers involved, I like the officers involved. So, my job is to try to figure out the truth no matter who you like,’ he told local 14 News.
‘Just because somebody says something, we can’t automatically assume it’s the truth. I’m not saying I’m doubting anything that George has said. We have to hear both sides and get to the bottom of it.’
i got pulled over and harassed for looking at a cop while i was walking in the middle of the day
and you wonder why the very presence of police can be triggering….
Robert F. Williams
The story behind the statement where said saying, “We must meet violence with violence.”
Somehow “the jury has spoken” wasn’t enough for him.
I’m covered in goosebumps
Neighbors who witnessed the altercation and later testified said they saw Dooley flip up his T-shirt, revealing a gun in his waistband, while cursing at James.
Dooley, who is 5-feet-7 and weighs 160 pounds, said in his testimony that he shot the 6-foot-1, 240 pound James when he felt his life was in danger because James had his hands around Dooley’s neck and was trying to reach for his gun.
The Times also reported that along with manslaughter, Dooley was also convicted of improper exhibition of a weapon and open carrying of a firearm, both misdemeanors.
Stand Your Ground doesn’t work unless you have the Complexion for the Protection
15 years ago on June 7, 1998, James Byrd, age 49, accepted a ride from three white men, Shawn Berry (age 24), Lawrence Russell Brewer (age 31) and John King (age 23). Instead of taking Byrd home, the three men took Byrd to a remote county road out of town, beat him severely, urinated on him and chained him by his ankles to their pickup truck before dragging him for three miles. Brewer later claimed that Byrd’s throat had been slashed by Berry before he was dragged. However, forensic evidence suggests that Byrd had been attempting to keep his head up while being dragged, and an autopsy suggested that Byrd was alive during much of the dragging. Byrd died after his right arm and head were severed after his body hit a culvert.
I remember reading about this when it happened.
yeah. i remember exactly where i was when this came on the news.
I read about this gruesome lynching in the New York Times on the Metro-North commuter train into Manhattan on my way to work early in the morning. That’s all I read in the paper, I couldn’t think about anything else, staring out the window for the rest of the ride. I was distracted all day.
The ringleader in James Byrd’s murder was sentenced to death, and the day before his execution said: “As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. No, I’d do it all over again, to tell you the truth.” He was executed on September 21, 2011. The two other perpetrators are still in prison.
One of my favorite artists posted this about Trayvon… jfc
TW: assault, murder, antiblackness
Hattie Carroll was a 51-year-old mother of eleven children who worked on the kitchen staff at the Emerson Hotel.
Late on the night of February 9, 1963, Carroll was working the white-tie Spinster’s Ball when William Devereux “Billy” Zantzinger arrived to the soiree already drunken and boisterous. The 24-year-old Zantzinger was a scion of a wealthy Charles County tobacco-farming family.
By all accounts, Zantzinger assaulted at least three workers at the Emerson Hotel and the Eager House restaurant with a toy cane. At the Spinster’s Ball, Zantzinger struck a 30-year-old waitress with the cane and called her “nigger,” causing her to flee in tears.
Moments later, angry that Carroll did not serve his bourbon quickly enough, Zantzinger struck her across the shoulder and head with his cane, calling her “nigger” and “black son of a bitch.” Zantzinger then attacked his then-wife, Jane, knocking her to the ground.
Carroll told co-workers, “I feel deathly ill, that man has upset me so,” and collapsed. She was rushed to the hospital and died eight hours later. Her autopsy showed hardening of the arteries, an enlarged heart and high blood pressure. The cause of death was identified as brain hemorrhage.
Zantzinger was arrested for disorderly conduct after the ball, and charged with murder after Carroll’s death the next day. A team of pricey lawyers were hired, who won a change of venue to move the trial to Hagerstown. A three-judge panel reduced the charge from murder to manslaughter.
After a three-day trial in August, Zantzinger was found guilty and fined $125 for assaulting hotel employees and sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for the death of Carroll. The court deferred Zantzinger’s jail sentence until September 15 to allow him to harvest his tobacco crop.
Bob Dylan (who. since Whites usually ignore Black voices, is responsible for bringing many Black issues to the White public’s attention during the Civil Rights Movement) made a song about the death of Hattie Carrol called “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.”
When Zantzinger got out of jail in early 1964, he returned to his family and farm, but eventually sold the farm and got into real estate. The real estate business apparently didn’t go so well, and in 1986, the county government took possession of his shack-homes. These shack-homes had no plumbing or running water and all the renters were Black and poor. Even though he knew he didn’t own the property anymore, Zantzinger continued to collect rent from the tenants, even taking some to court when they didn’t pay. AND HE WON!
Total, Zantzinger collected more than $64,000 in rent on properties he had not owned for over five years.
Eventually, the local authorities finally caught onto the scheme and arrested Zantzinger on fraud and deceptive business practices charges in 1991.
He was sentenced to 18 months in the county jail and fined $50,000. The judge also sentenced Zantzinger to 2,400 hours of community service and directed him to help groups that advocate low-cost housing.
He died in 2009 at 69 years old.
Larry White, in his 70’s, has spent 32 years of his life behind bars. He discusses how difficult it was for him to transition back into society after being in prison for so long. While he was incarcerated, he had organized a small social network within prison to advocate for better treatment of inmates. Once released, he decided to continue his advocacy, especially for older inmates living behind bars: “My whole life now is geared to go back in and help those I left behind.”
Some ppl should shut the fuck up,aint no body got time to hear ya race card ass bitchin
They need to kiss my ass. lol
Then theyd be called nigger lips XD
HAHAHA omg that is so bad.
reblogging for receipts.
this motherfucking sack of donkey shit wants to keep insisting they’re not racist??????? THEY JUST CALL IT LIKE IT IS?!?!??!
no fuck you, you fucking waste of skin
until native americans roll up into europe and start taking things at their leisure, you can’t tell me it goes both ways.
until puerto rican doctors start sterilizing white women, you can’t tell me it goes both ways.
until a white “swagged out” justin beiber lookin ass kid in a hoodie gets shot down for dressing like a thug, YOU CAN’T TELL ME IT GOES BOTH WAYS.
Mutha fuckas had an open season to kill us doe
SEASON OPENS JANUARY 1st, CLOSES DECEMBER 31. A fucking hunting season b.
What the fuck
O M G hunting season
I think it’s amazing that people are surprised by this.
O.o instant rage
this reminds me of the moment i learned why our (lincoln univ - PA) summer break started mid-april instead of in may like my other friends: lynching season began in may.
closing school a few weeks before the season was to ensure that the students would get home - and not LYNCHED.
^^^^^Oh my god