Celebrate the Life of Mike Brown

 

No one really knows how many people are killed by police because the feds refuse to compile and reveal that information. If the Malcolm X Grassroots Movements is right, a black person is killed extra judicially every 28 hours. That a complete disregard for Black life.
Even in Latino communities lots of value is placed on whiteness over blackness. We need to talk about anti-blackness within Latino communities, so as part of a #DigitalAltar for Dia De Los Muertos we want to celebrate Black life and Mike Brown.


Will you share this on social media and celebrate Black Life today?


Celebrate the life of someone close to you today using #DigitalAltar.

 

Source: act.presente.org

How New York Schools Are Deterring Immigrants From Enrollment

At least 86 school districts in New York are requiring documents that some immigrant children do not have and discouraging enrollment as a result, a New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) survey found Thursday. Some schools are even reportedly turning kids away. An earlier review found that 139 districts were out of compliance with the law in their 2010 survey, but four years on, the majority of those schools still require information or proof of residency that could have a “chilling effect” on immigrants who are too afraid to register because of their immigration status, a move that could be in violation of federal law.

“Today’s survey demonstrates that the State Education Department (SED) has failed to enforce its own guidelines regarding immigrant student enrollment, despite being aware of the problems for years,” the NYCLU press release read in part.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that public schools cannot deny undocumented immigrants a public education on account of their legal status.

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Source: thinkprogress.org

Border Patrol killings face renewed scrutiny

He was shot eight times in the back by a U.S. border patrol agent who fired from behind this fence.

“What were they doing?” a Mexican dispatcher asked.

“They were throwing rocks,” a border patrol agent told her.

But other witnesses said Rodriguez was just walking by.

Since 2010, 28 people have died at the hands of border patrol agents.

Jim Tomsheck
 CBS NEWS

Reviewing those fatal force cases was part of Jim Tomsheck’s job as head of internal affairs for Customs and Border Protection

“I am familiar with several incidents where the persons appeared to be fleeing and were shot in the back or the side at some distance from the border patrol agent when the shots were fired,” said Tomsheck.
 

He calls seven of those shootings “highly suspect.” But he told CBS News his bosses ignored his concerns and he did not have authority to punish agents. He was reassigned in June.

“There were certainly many cases where border patrol agents or certainly CBP officers engaged in excessive use of force or abuse of migrants at the border that should have resulted in discipline where it did not,”

Tomsheck says.

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot eight times in the back by a U.S. border patrol agent.

One of those not disciplined is the agent who shot Rodriguez. He remains on the job.
 

Rodriguez was one of 12 reportedly unarmed people shot by border agents. Autopsies on three of them show they were shot in the back, or the back of the head.

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Source: www.cbsnews.com

Federal Grand Jury Scheduled To Hear Evidence On George Zimmerman


The other day, a photo of a subpoena made its way around Twitter  from Frank Taaffe to Nancy Grace. I decided to wait for confirmation before reporting it. Today, Orlando Sentinel reports that the federal grand jury is scheduled to hear witnesses, and that Frank Taaffe has indeed, been subpoenaed to testify.

 

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Source: blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com

One Man Has Rights Under The Castle Doctrine, Another Doesn’t

 

The Texas version of the “castle doctrine permits the use of deadly force when an “actor” believes someone has “unlawfully and with force entered, or was attempting to enter unlawfully and with force, the actor’s occupied habitation. Even when the Castle Doctrine does not apply, there is traditional self-defense law that is deferential to a homeowner.

 

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Source: blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com

 

Can you believe the police just walk into people homes like this?

 

7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot dead when police entered a home without permission for their war on drugs.

 

The war on drugs is really a war on people.

 

You cannot have a war on an inanimate object.

 

#NewJimCrow

Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex – Angela Davis | 2003

 

9-19-2003

Speaker: Angela Davis, Professor in History of Consciousness and Chair of Women’s Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Source: www.youtube.com

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

 

Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.

 

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Source: www.globalresearch.ca

Mexicans Shot on Own Soil by Border Patrol Given Hope in Legal Quest for Justice

 

Over the last four years, a half dozen Mexican families have suffered the loss of one of their family members as a result of Border Patrol shootings. All of the fatalities were of unarmed men, were Mexican and in Mexican territory. The Supreme Court will likely decide the fate of legal efforts to hold the CBP legally accountable for these killings.

 

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Source: www.telesurtv.net