Cops Intentionally Let Three Black Teen Girls Drown

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One cop says “I hear them yelling I think” at about 25 seconds into the video.  


Note the edit in the video. Why did they edit the video at that spot?

Stop the genocide of Black people. 

A slow genocide is still a genocide. 

Former New Orleans cops plead guilty to bridge shootings

New Orleans police killed 17-year-old James Brissette, 40-year-old Ronald Madison, and wounded four others in the days following Hurricane Katrina. All of the victims were African-American. All were unarmed. Madison was shot in the back.

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White officer gets probation in black driver’s shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the end of a chase took a plea deal Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation. Justin Craven, 27, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor misconduct in office, multiple media outlets reported. A prosecutor wanted the North Augusta police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter, which carries up to 30 years in prison, but a grand jury refused to indict Craven. He was later charged with a different felony. Craven’s plea comes amid a nationwide debate over the use of force and how white police officers treat black people, fueled by high-profile incidents including the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Freddie Gray’s death after he was injured in a Baltimore police van. The death of 68-year-old Ernest Satterwhite was captured on video from Craven’s dashboard camera. The Associated Press requested the footage nearly two years ago and eventually sued the State Law Enforcement Division, which refused to release the video until after Craven’s plea Monday. The footage shows Craven run to Satterwhite’s car after the man stops at his home and stick a gun and both arms into the driver’s open window. A black arm is seen pushing back, and Craven pulls the weapon out of the window and fires several shots. Craven feared for his life because Satterwhite was trying to grab his gun, Craven’s lawyer Jack Swerling said after the plea hearing. “His mistake in judgment was approaching the car and getting too close. He had to make a split-second decision instead of like now, when everyone gets all the time they want to analyze it,” Swerling said. Police experts recommend officers don’t charge into an unknown situation but instead stay behind cover in case a suspect is armed. No weapon was found in Satterwhite’s car. Others who have seen the video think Satterwhite might have been stunned that the officer pointed his gun at his head and just was swiping his arm in surprise. “What he did was murder this man, and the judicial system just let him get away with it,” said state Rep. Joe Neal, a black Democrat from Hopkins who saw the video and has spent decades speaking out against racism in law enforcement and demanding accountability through data and police cameras. A lawyer for Satterwhite’s family did not return a phone call. North Augusta paid the family nearly $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit. The shooting happened after a 13-minute chase after Craven tried to pull Satterwhite over for drunken driving, chasing him from North Augusta all the way to Satterwhite’s home on a dirt road in adjoining Edgefield County. Satterwhite drives through a Wal-Mart parking lot and is seen swerving at times into oncoming traffic and off the side of the road. He hits at least two cars, although no other injuries were reported. Swerling said the chase did reach 100 mph at one point and Satterwhite’s erratic driving was placing people at risk. State police said Satterwhite had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent — nearly twice the legal limit to drive. Police records show Satterwhite had been arrested more than a dozen times on traffic violations during his life, including three times for fleeing police. However, there is no evidence he ever physically fought with officers. Judge Frank Addy told Craven he was giving the officer probation because he could understand how the shooting happened after a long chase, the Aiken Standard reported. Addy said the shooting wasn’t similar to other high-profile police killings like in North Charleston, where white officer Michael Slager is awaiting trial on a murder charge for killing an unarmed black man as he ran away from a traffic stop. Neal said the video shows him a “gun happy” officer. “He runs up and opens fire. How is that different from North Charleston? It is exactly the same thing,” Neal said. Prosecutor Donnie Myers, himself facing a driving under the influence charge, got a different grand jury to indict Craven on a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. If convicted of that charge, Craven could have faced up to 10 years in prison. Instead, Myers accepted the plea deal to a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail. He did not return a message from The Associated Press. Swerling said Craven regrets that Satterwhite died in the shooting and has no plans to be a police officer again. ___ Follow Jeffrey Collins on Twitter at His work can be found at

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Bill Clinton’s crime bill destroyed lives, and there’s no point denying it

Bill Clinton’s crime bill destroyed lives, and there’s no point denying it

Black Lives Matter, Politics, and Policy

Black Lives Matter, Politics, and Policy

Where @BillClinton basically defends his horrific crime bill and the use of the Super-Predator term.

Complete Mess

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 7, 2016

Why Black Lives Matter and Fight for 15 are protesting side-by-side

— ThinkProgress(@thinkprogress) April 15, 2016

#BLM activist @DocMellyMel: U.S. policy makers are "blamingpeople for being poor"

— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) April 15, 2016

“She’s killing us! Blood on her hands!”: Black Lives Matter protester interrupts Chelsea Clinton event in Pittsburgh

— (@Salon) April 13, 2016

#ChristopherTorres Shot in the Back Three Times by Albuquerque Police

One day in April 2011, Stephen and Renetta Torres rushed home after receiving a call from their neighbours about a large police presence – mobile crime lab, SWAT team, armoured cars – at their Albuquerque, New Mexico, residence.

The police were looking for their 27-year-old son, Christopher, who had been home on his own. The officers claimed that they had come to serve an arrest warrant on Christopher about a road rage incident months earlier.

Christopher, who suffered from schizophrenia, refused to speak to the officers, so they moved in on him, jumping a fence and entering the Torres’ backyard. According to court documents, from that point, only a few minutes elapsed before Christopher was shot in the back three times by CJ Brown, a plainclothed police officer at the scene.

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