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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Brother Ajamu on “Thank You For Your Service”

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Dear Black Americans:

Drop the right-wing “thank you for your service” BS to those of us who ended up for various reasons in the military and serving the rich white capitalist oligarchy of this country. There’s nothing honourable about being part of an oppressive military machine responsible for destroying nations and peoples that posed no threat to this country. Plus, who are you… a subjugated people still murdered in the streets of this country… to be thanking someone for their so-called “service?” You’re just imitating and it’s undignified… drop it.

11 November 2017

Ajamu Baraka

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Race in America: Blacks More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted Than Whites

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A study released on Tuesday indicates that racial bias in the USA makes African-Americans much more likely to be wrongfully convicted of drug crimes, sexual assault, and murder than white defendants are. The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) examined cases spanning from 1989 to October 2016, and out of 1,900 people convicted and later exonerated of crimes, black Americans made up 47 percent, a figure over three times their share of the population in the USA. African-Americans are also seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than whites, according to the study and are 12 times more likely to be convicted of drug crimes than white Americans. The report noted further discrepancies in murder convictions:

African-American prisoners convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers. Part of that disparity is tied to the race of the victim. African-Americans imprisoned for murder are more likely to be innocent if they were convicted of killing white victims. Only about 15 percent of murders by African-Americans have white victims, but 31 percent of innocent African-American murder exonerees were convicted of killing white people.

Samuel Gross, University of Michigan Law School professor and senior editor for the group tracking exonerations, said:

In the murder cases we examined, the rate of official misconduct is considerably higher in cases where the defendant is African-American compared to cases where the defendant is white. Unconscious racial bias, overt discrimination, and institutional racism often play a factor in wrongful convictions.

NRE released a separate study noting that 2016 was a record year for exonerations in the USA, with the most since 1989. There were 166 exonerations, an uptick from 2015’s 160 cases. Harris County in Texas, which includes Houston, showed chiefly drug convictions and was the source for most of the exonerations in the state. There were many instances of people pleading guilty to drug possession, only for crime reports to reveal months and years later that there were no controlled substances in the seized material. There were 52 exonerations for murder across the country, along with 73 exonerations of drug possession and other non-violent crimes. Illinois had the most exonerations in 2016 after Texas, with 16. There were 14 exonerations in New York and 9 in California. The “San Antonio Four”, four Latino women convicted of child sex crimes in the 1990s were the highest-profile exoneration of last year. In the majority opinion, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge David Newell wrote:

Those defendants have won the right to proclaim to the citizens of Texas that they didn’t commit a crime. That they’re innocent. That they deserve to be exonerated… these women have carried that burden. They’re innocent. And they’re exonerated.

8 March 2017

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/us/201703081051360908-blacks-more-like-convicted-crime/

Friday, 15 July 2016

15 July 2016. An Image Seen All Over the World

On Saturday, militarised and overly armed police arrested Ieshia Evans, a nurse from Brooklyn, outside the Baton Rouge LA Police Department during a protest against the killing of Alton Sterling.

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The vacuity and inanity of the so-called “Conservative Movement” is beyond comprehension. The Baton Rouge PD should have sent a single female officer in everyday uniform to arrest Ms Evans, if arrest her they had to. This excess force was uncalled for; it was stupid in the extreme. However, it was the Conservative Mindset on Parade… if you want an illustration of its evil intent and evil doings, just look at the above image. This is what Trump the Chump means by “Make America Great Again”… excuse me, I’ve got to find a corner to be sick in.

BMD

Saturday, 19 March 2016

19 March 2016. Most “Evangelicals” Believe that One Must be “Christian” to be American

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Look at the above infographic. It’s scary, isn’t it? The “Evangelicals” and “Black Christians” both believe that one must be “Christian” to be “American”. Most Catholics and Orthodox are well-aware that these groups don’t consider us Christian. I kid you not. The “Evangelicals” proselytise our people… they do so without shame or excuse. Yet, most konvertsy (and some deluded ethnics, too) schmooze up to these vipers. You can’t have ANYTHING to do with Antichrist and his deceptions… clearly, “Evangelicalism” is the false religion spoken of by St John the Theologian in the Apocalypse. As I said, why even associate with those who don’t even consider us Christians, even though THEY are the Johnny-come-Latelies? The USA is secular by design. There’s no mention of a “state religion” in the US Constitution; indeed, it even forbids establishing such! The Founders were Enlightenment Deists… “Evangelicalism” didn’t exist then… neither did any of the present “Black Churches”. Being an American has nothing to do with Christianity… that’s saying that the blood shed by non-Christians for America means nought. That’s blasphemy, in a secular sense! That’s why Bernie is so important… he’d be the first non-Christian President of the USA. Trust me, the Founders would applaud… their vision of America was not a “Christian” one. Reflect on that, if you will…

BMD

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